Creating a world where all animals are protected by law from unnecessary harm and suffering.


41 states have outlawed this cruel practice. Let’s put a stop to the rest.


Looks do not equal behavior.


Help us end the cruel practice of puppy mills in the Midwest.


Our Mission

Stray Dog Policy is a nonpartisan organization committed to bettering the protection and welfare of animals in the Midwest through lobbying, legislation, and supporting humane candidates to office.

We aspire to educate our communities, empower them to be politically involved, and act on behalf of animals in need.

Our Areas of Focus

Puppy Mills

Breed-Specific Legislation

Greyhound Racing

Pet Cruelty and Neglect

Current Campaigns

End Puppy Mills

End Puppy Mills

The Midwest is commonly referred to as the "Puppy Mill Belt.” Missouri and Iowa are the worst offenders when it comes to the volume of puppy mills in operation, but Kansas isn’t far behind.

We are working towards better enforcement of pet breeders, stronger definitions of animal cruelty, and ending the puppy mill to pet store pipeline. 

End Breed-Specific Legislation (BSL)

BSL is based on misinformation, is difficult to enforce, wastes taxpayer funds, and helps perpetuate an unnecessary homeless pet population.

Our communities deserve the right to pick the dog they want for their family, without having to worry about laws stereotyping dog breeds. 

End Greyhound Racing

In forty-one U.S states, commercial dog racing is illegal. In five states, including Kansas, all dog tracks have closed and ceased live racing, but a prohibitory statue has yet to be enacted. Only four states have legal and operational pari-mutuel dog racing, but many are closing due to financial loss.

It's time the laws in the Midwest protect these docile animals.

Help Us Take


Stray Dog Policy is committed to protecting animals in the Midwest. Learn more about our current initiatives in each state and how you can help!

Use your voice to save lives!

How We Win

Grassroots Advocacy


PAC Contributions

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