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Finding the perfect puppy is hard! We make it easy

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Is there a better way to search for puppies? We think so. Find the perfect puppy from our network of ethical, vetted dog breeders and companies who love dogs as much as you do. Welcome to Uptown Puppies, the #1 online puppy finder.

Let's show you why...

The current landscape...

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 a puppy.

The HUGE 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.

Unfortunately, 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.

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Look for the Badge

Breeders who wear the 5 Star Breeder badge of approval are legally bound to uphold the 47 breeder standards of ethical and honest dog breeding. What does this mean to you? Simple. When you find a puppy at Uptown, you're not just getting a dog--you're getting peace of mind that your new best friend is coming from an experienced, ethical breeder who loves dogs just as much as you do.

Our 3 Part Mission

The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your puppy is the foundation of everything we do.

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.

Accelerate...

Accelerate the elimination of puppy mills by empowering humane breeders and exposing those with inhumane operations. We want to be part of the solution.