Confirmed victory

Support our efforts to stop the sale of puppy mill animals


Many consumers unwittingly support the puppy mill industry. An estimated 99 percent of dogs sold in retail stores are from puppy mills where industrial scale breeding takes place to maximize profit.

As man’s best friend, dogs have served as companion animals for ages. They serve the public by helping our first responders. There’s no acceptable level of neglect of these animals. Please support this important legislation to show Chicago is a forward-thinking and compassionate City when it comes to our pets. 

To learn more about how you can help support the Companion Animal & Consumer Protection Ordinance, please read the press release on our website: or contact the Office of the City Clerk at 312-744-2507.



An amazing coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals are supporting our landmark ordinance to protect pets and consumers in the City of Chicago. Please join us by signing our petition. We have collected over 10,000 signatures to send a strong message that Chicago supports humane animal laws.

There is a critical hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to determine the future of this proposed law. Help us show the Chicago City Council why our City should join more than 45 others across North America and ban the sale of puppy mill pets.

  • Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza
  • The Puppy Mill Project – Chicago
  • The Humane Society of the United States
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • ALIVE Rescue
  • Found Chicago
  • Steve Dale, WGN Radio host & syndicated columnist
  • Barker & Meowsky, A Paw Firm
  • One Tail At A Time
  • Orphans of the Storm
  • Tails Magazine
  • PAWS Chicago
  • Felines & Canines
  • Roscoe Village Animal Hospital
  • Be Fido’s Friend
  • Blackdog All Breed Rescue
  • CARF: Critical Animal Rescue Foundation
  • Chicago English Bulldog Rescue
  • Crossroads Shih Tzu Rescue
  • Dog House Humane Group
  • Harmony house for Cats
  • One Tail at a Time
  • Tree House Humane Society
  • Young at Heart Rescue Chicago French Bulldog Rescue
  • Adopt A Bull English Bulldog Rescue
  • Northern Illinois Pug Rescue
  • Rescue Me Clifford
  • Project Rescue
  • Magnificent Mutts
  • Casa Chicago Animal Shelter Alliance
  • Red Door
  • Tails Magazine Inc
  • Peace for Pits
  • Midwest Dachshund Rescue
  • Illinois Doberman Rescue
  • Live Again Animal Rescue
  • Homeless Hounds
  • It’s A Pittie
  • Peace for Pits
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  • The City of Chicago
    Animal Lovers in Chicagoland and Beyond

    Chicago City Clerk Susana A. Mendoza started this petition with a single signature, and won with 13,765 supporters. Start a petition to change something you care about.