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Want to help stop puppy mills?

There are many ways to advocate against puppy mills, including:

  • Talk to your family, friends, and coworkers about puppy mills to make sure they are aware of them and how to avoid them.
  • Don’t buy pet supplies from stores that sell dogs. To find a puppy friendly store in your area you can text “PUPPY” to 30644 to see puppy-friendly stores near you (message and data rates apply). Please note you are texting The Humane Society of the United States, not Ohioans Against Puppy Mills.
  • Help your local pet store transition to a humane model that doesn’t sell dogs.
  • Spread awareness of puppy mills via social media.
  • Write letters to the editor to help inform the public of puppy mills.

If you’re looking to add a dog to your family, we have tips on identifying the right dog and adopting or working with a responsible breeder here!

Have another suggestion for how someone can help end puppy mills? Please contact us!