Puppy Mills

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy. Purebred puppies like this one are sadly surrendered to shelters at an alarming rate.
You can save lives today. Join Best Friends Animal Society in putting a stop to puppy mills....Read More
Adopt a pet
Retail pet store sales bans are a welcome trend that is putting the squeeze on commercial breeding operations....Read More
Dog rescued from a puppy mill
For every commercially bred puppy or kitten purchased from a breeder or retailer, there is a pet in a shelter, waiting for a home....Read More
Little girl with pink hat hugging a terrier
As awareness of the connection between puppy mills and puppies sold for profit continues to grow, pet stores across the country are changing the way they do business....Read More
Blind puppy from a puppy mill
The following is a feature story that appeared in Best Friends magazine....Read More
Puppy Mill dogs effects breeding
Background Commercial breeding establishments, or puppy mills, are large-scale facilities where dogs are confined in small enclosures for their entire reproductiv...Read More
Peaceful pet store demonstrators, holding signs to adopt a pet and stop puppy mills.
Learn how to organize a peaceful and effective pet store demonstration in this action kit, which includes information on planning, setting goals, building a support base an...Read More
Pet store puppies, like this little dog, often come from puppy mills.
Because it’s sad to see pet store puppies in cages, many people want to “rescue” them by buying them....Read More
Poodle mix and Cavalier King Charles spaniel mix were adopted from local shelter.
Adopt instead of buy If you’re considering adding a new pet to the family, we urge you to adopt instead of buy a pet from an online retailer or pet store....Read More