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Each year, about 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States because they are abandoned by their owners, and shelters don't have enough room to house them. If more people adopted from shelters instead of supporting puppy mills, this number would drop, and fewer dogs would be euthanized for lack of space. To learn more about adopting a dog and how to find a good shelter, the Shelter Pet Project has great resources -- and an easy adoption finder.
Despite their claims, pet stores almost always sell puppies that come from puppy mills, where dogs are kept in cramped cages and denied a humane quality of life. Join us in pledging to never support a pet store or an Internet site that sells puppies, and take a stand against cruel puppy mills.