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Dear DeDe

No Pet Store Puppies Day and a Giveaway!

Oh Dog! DeDe here! Each Sunday we offer beauty tips to look and feel your best. This week I’m going to share with you a way you can feel good on the inside while helping puppies! How cool is that!

I know I just used this photo, but I love it!

Today is the third year the ASPCA is promoting No Pet Store Puppies Day! When you support businesses that sell puppies, you are, in effect, supporting puppy mills. The ASPCA and I would like each of you to pledge to not shop at pet stores that sell puppies.

Here’s the official ASPCA spokesperson Molly who can tell you more about it (Spoiler: Molly is simply adorable!)



Want to see where your USDA licensed puppymill puppy came from? You can track USDA licensed breeders and where stores buy their puppies here.

Surprised? Then take the pledge to not shop at stores that sell puppies!


Now, on to the giveaway! The ASPCA has provided a prize pack that includes a “I Love My Shelter Dog” jumbo tote, an ASPCA orange wristband, a keychain flashlight, an ASPCA logo magnet,  Rachel Ray Naturally Delish dog treats, Walkers Shortbread Scottish Dog Cookies (for humans), and popchips!! Ther’s something for everyone in there!

To win, simply go take the pledge to not shop at stores that sell puppies, then comment below that you did so. Sorry, but the contest is only open to residents of the US. Entries accepted through midnight Monday, July 22nd. (Central Standard time).

Thanks for entering, and thanks for helping puppies!


And please vote today and every day for your favorite finalists in the Petties Awards from Dogtime. I’m voting for Animal Shelter Volunteer for Best Cause Blog and The Creative Cat for Best Cat Blog. 

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


38 thoughts on “No Pet Store Puppies Day and a Giveaway!

  1. I think your fuzzy loves give Molly a run for her money in the cuteness stakes! If Bubba ever had a sister, her name would have been Molly 🙂

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | July 21, 2013, 5:18 AM
  2. My Mom and I ADORE that photo too….it’s very special and sweet. We just read about the ASPCA campaign on Miss Layla’s blog. What a GREAT cause. Happy Sunday!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | July 21, 2013, 5:20 AM
  3. Great cause x

    Posted by mythreemoggies | July 21, 2013, 5:51 AM
  4. How wonderful! I would enter but there are no pups in this house. But I will take the pledge.

    Posted by peacelovenwhiskers | July 21, 2013, 6:21 AM
  5. US … UK… is it really such a big difference? 😉
    Great cause, fab campaign!

    Posted by Agata Pokutycka | July 21, 2013, 6:47 AM
  6. Took the pledge!!!

    Posted by Heather Gonzales | July 21, 2013, 6:57 AM
  7. I took the pledge to not shop at stores that sell puppies

    Posted by 5DogMom | July 21, 2013, 7:05 AM
  8. We love diz Rumpy! We not ever buyz a doggy frum a pet store – we alwayz adoptz frum a shelters. Even wid da rat-a-tatz, an da mousies. We all bees rescue kitties toos! Big Smoochies frum us all. Love Willow

    Posted by Donna (@MorganthePirate) | July 21, 2013, 7:33 AM
  9. I signed the pledge and I agree with you. I avoid stores where they sell living animals ( this poor animals in their dark edge of this store – it’s heartbreaking).

    Posted by easyweimaraner | July 21, 2013, 7:39 AM
  10. Aww that pictures is totally adorable! I took the pledge and thankfully I’ve never shopped at the stores listed in my area!

    Posted by Bren | July 21, 2013, 8:02 AM
  11. I pledge!

    Posted by kdkh | July 21, 2013, 9:03 AM
  12. I took the pledge of course! It’s terrible to sell puppies at pet stores….we have to spread the word ” Not shop at stores that sell puppies! “

    Posted by eripanwkevin | July 21, 2013, 9:28 AM
  13. We love that picture of you two. It’s so sweet! 🙂

    Molly sure is a wonderful spokesperson for this important issue. We will take that pledge, for sure!

    Posted by meowmeowmans | July 21, 2013, 10:09 AM
  14. I signed the pledge; this is such an important issue.

    Posted by Wehaf | July 21, 2013, 11:44 AM
  15. I took the pledge and I’m happy to spread the word. Molly is adorable and she makes a great spokesperson.

    Posted by Kelly Ann T. | July 21, 2013, 12:12 PM
  16. Done and done. I have always been against them! Thanks for bringing it into the spotlight again! 🙂

    Posted by Linda Arthur Tejera | July 21, 2013, 12:58 PM
  17. Such a sweet photo and a great cause 🙂

    Posted by Marie | July 21, 2013, 1:43 PM
  18. I did! Though the truth is we already (or rather don’t do) that.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

    Posted by AnnaZed | July 21, 2013, 1:46 PM
  19. We can’t wait till no we reach no more puppy stores!

    Stop on by for a visit

    Posted by Kari | July 21, 2013, 3:18 PM
  20. Down with Puppy Mills!!!

    Posted by wigglebuttryker | July 21, 2013, 3:42 PM
  21. I took the pledge, and mentioned it on my blog. I am a NO MILLS girl!

    Posted by Jill C. | July 21, 2013, 7:19 PM
  22. I refuse to walk into any shop that has an animal for sale..animals are not merchandise..great video 🙂
    Fozziemum ..btw cutest pic of you guys together 🙂

    Posted by fozziemum | July 21, 2013, 8:21 PM
  23. Each time we go over to vote for Gizmo we vote for your suggestions too!

    Posted by Animalcouriers | July 22, 2013, 6:12 AM
  24. I took the pledge. I HATE PUPPY MILLS AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED!! It’s a Disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by Amy Orvin | July 22, 2013, 8:35 AM
  25. We cannot walk in those stores. Great post.
    That top picture is so wonderful – it gives me hope for our resident pets

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | July 22, 2013, 11:10 AM
  26. I took the pledge! We have a rescue pup who we love to bits!

    Posted by Tamra H | July 22, 2013, 12:07 PM
  27. I have been campaigning against this for years. I can cope of reptiles and tropical fish, but that’s about it.

    Posted by Teepee12 | July 22, 2013, 1:18 PM
  28. I voted for both again–that makes 3 times–and I hope it helps. Molly is too adorable…I clicked the link to check out Petco in my area but they said no info for that…hmmm

    also–why no Rumpy Dog for best Dog Blog? i recently turned my friend Tim Baker onto your site–he donates half his proceeds to guide dogs for the challenged–because i think it is Top Blog…er…Dog…

    Posted by Charron's Chatter | July 22, 2013, 1:29 PM
  29. I entered your give away and signed the pledge.

    Posted by Indy the cat (@indykitty) | July 22, 2013, 10:44 PM
  30. I’ve never purchased a cat or dog from a pet store. I only adopt rescue kitties. There are so many that need homes. Breeders and pet stores should be banned!

    Posted by Russell Smith | July 23, 2013, 9:55 AM
  31. Reblogged this on Paws4dCaws and commented:
    Awesome Pawsome!!

    Posted by Paws4dCaws | July 23, 2013, 4:58 PM
  32. that’s the cutest ad! I never have bought a dog from a shop, but I did once buy a cat – never again, I promise! Will take the pledge.

    Posted by butimbeautiful | July 23, 2013, 10:30 PM
  33. Dear Rumpy, I’ve nomated you for an award! http://haikubyku.com/2013/07/26/my-favorite-things-award/
    woooowooooooo! Ku

    Posted by Kuruk | July 26, 2013, 11:53 AM


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