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puppy finder

Finding the perfect puppy is hard! We make it easy.

about uptown

Is there a better way to search for puppies? We think so. Welcome to our network of ethical, vetted dog breeders and companies who love dogs as much as you do.

Did you know...

Dogs have been popular all throughout history, but we seem to have truly reached peak canine fever—people all across the world are looking at dogs not just as herders, retrievers or guard animals, but as loving friends, companions, and treasured family members. And with the internet, your family now has thousands of options for choosing the perfect puppy.

The problem is...

Not all of those options are good. Many of them are downright bad. With the explosion in puppy popularity, puppy mills and unethical backyard breeders are flooding the country with sickly dogs and leaving heartbroken families to pick up the pieces when their new dog gets seriously ill, develops dangerous behavioral problems, or dies prematurely.

The truth is...

There are more than 10,000 puppy mills in the United States, and more than 2.2 million puppy mill dogs are sold every year. Trying to screen breeders and vet the pedigree and health of your new puppy is getting tougher and tougher. Great breeders are still out there, but they’re being drowned out by all the bad guys. So how do you find them?

Welcome to Uptown Puppies

We love dogs, and we love people who love dogs. We wanted to create a place where ethical breeders and puppy businesses are given a place to shine, and where dog-lovers like you can connect with those breeders quickly and easily. Take just ONE minute of your time, go through our FREE MatchMaker process, and you’ll see just how simple it is to pick the perfect pooch.

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Look for the Badge

Breeders who wear the Uptown Puppies Badge of Approval are legally bound by our Breeder Pledge to uphold the highest standards of dog breeding excellence. Companies who wear the Uptown Puppies Badge of Approval have gone through a thorough vetting process and have been found to be fully ethical.

Uptown Puppies Mission

The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your dog is the foundation of everything we do. We’re here to help you...

Connect...

Connect responsible, ethical breeders with responsible, ethical buyers. Our mission is to take the uncertainty and headache out of finding the perfect puppy.

Educate...

Help owners keep their puppies happy and healthy throughout the dog's entire life by sourcing and creating the best products, services, and learning materials on the planet.

Accelerate...

Accelerate the elimination of puppy mills by empowering humane breeders and exposing those with inhumane operations. We'll do whatever we can to be part of the solution.