Puppy Mill Awareness Day - September
Sat, Sep 17, 2022

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is an annual event designed to raise awareness of puppy farms. People need to understand the terrible conditions in which dogs are kept in these places. Celebrated every third Saturday in September. In 2022, it falls on September 17th.


Not many dog ​​lovers are aware of what is happening on puppy farms. These places are created exclusively for the birth of new puppies. Dogs are not played or walked. Often they live in small cages that are stacked on top of each other or kept in a small pen.

The popularity of puppy farms came in the post-war period. Some people then hurriedly left their homes in search of a better life, while others lived with their families in a big house, with a yard and a dog. The possession of a purebred breed at that time was considered a symbol of wealth, showing the status of the owner. Such a “product” was in demand among people living in their homes. Puppy farms began to appear, where puppies were born and then quickly sold. Even the USDA actively promoted such a business. Many farmers, faced with lean years, gave up their business and opened puppy farms. In the mid-1960s, stereotypes already existed that a dog should be in every home.

To date, more than 2 such enterprises have been registered in the United States. They contain about 170 thousand dogs, performing the only role – to give birth to new puppies, which then go on sale. Up to 2 million puppies are sold annually.

How to celebrate

The main goal of Puppy Mill Awareness Day is to tell people what terrible conditions dogs live in. You cannot buy puppies from such farms, thereby supporting such a business.

  1. Don’t give your puppies to these organizations. Sell ​​yourself. Create an ad on the Internet, attract more people to this issue. Show by your own example that it is impossible to use the services of puppy farms – such a business must be eradicated.
  2. Buy puppies in trusted places. Be careful with online purchases. Most of the puppy farms sell their “live goods” through the network.
  3. Organize fundraising events to support dogs that are left without an owner.

When is Puppy Mill Awareness Day celebrated in 2022?

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is observed on the third Saturday of September each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 17 2022
Saturday September 16 2023
Saturday September 21 2024
Saturday September 20 2025
Saturday September 19 2026

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