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. 

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

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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).

  4. Aww that pictures is totally adorable! I took the pledge and thankfully I’ve never shopped at the stores listed in my area!

  5. 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! “

  6. 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!

  7. I did! Though the truth is we already (or rather don’t do) that.

    margueritecore [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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…

  10. 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!

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