Dog By Dog: A Documentary

A documentary project from the team behind A Second Knock At The Door.



Dog by Dog is a documentary that aims to wake up the American public to the horrible realities of puppy mills by following the money trail across the United States and confronting those that have maintained this corrupt and irresponsible system. While many documentaries have admirably exposed the public to the sickening underworld of puppy mills, what has been missing from the public discussion is a close examination of the umbrella of monetary support which have sentenced millions of healthy dogs to death and allowed the most irresponsible dog breeders to thrive. Many people try to save these animals one by one, or dog by dog. This documentary aims to point out the problems of the current system in order to move toward a kinder and gentler one.

5414 Productions, Inc. is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. 5414 Productions, Inc. has filed a 501(c)3 federal tax-emempt application with the IRS and assuming the application is approved, donations will qualify for a charitable income tax deduction under applicable law.

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Just the Facts

  • 62% of all U.S. households (approximately 46.3 million homes) own dogs.(Source 2012) This adds up to nearly 78.2 million dogs owned in the U.S. (Source 2012)
  • Nearly every puppy sold online and in pet stores comes from a mother who will spend her entire life in a tiny cage. (Source 2010)
  • There are an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the United States.(Source 2010)
  • 2 to 4 million puppies are born to puppy mills each year in the United States. (Source 2011)
  • 2 million puppies are sold online and in pet stores in the United States. (Source 2011)
  • 99% of puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills. (Source 2010)
  • Two states (Missouri & Oklahoma) produce half of all puppies sold in U.S. pet stores. (Source 2011)
  • Missouri has approximately 1,500 licensed commercial dog breeders that require annual inspections (Source 2010) but only 12 inspectors. (Source 2010)
  • Nationwide the USDA has almost 9000 AWA licensed facilities that require inspection (Source 2010) but only employs approximately 100 inspectors.(Source 2010)
  • Large-scale dog breeders can gross more then $500,000 annually running a puppy mill. (Source 2005)

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