Our 3 Part Mission
The happiness of our customers, our breeders, and your puppy is the foundation of everything we do.
Connect responsible, ethical breeders with responsible, ethical buyers. Our mission is to take the uncertainty and headache out of finding the perfect puppy.
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 the elimination of puppy mills by empowering humane breeders and exposing those with inhumane operations. We want to be part of the solution.
5 Star Breeders
We only work with breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About Uptown Approved Breeders
No puppy mills. No scams. We thoroughly vet all breeders based on our 47 Breeder Standards. 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.
Questions & Answers
Looking for puppies for sale in Illinois under 200 dollars, or within some other price range? When pricing puppies for sale, Illinois breeders take into account a number of factors. The price for puppies in Illinois, as elsewhere, will depend on the dog’s breed, its sex, the texture of the puppy’s fur, the color of its coat, and also the reputation and credentials of the dealer. There’s a puppy in our network that’s perfect for your home and your budget.
Yes, that’s easy! Our puppy finder Illinois listings offer pups that are available to anyone out of state as well. You don’t have to live in or near Illinois to get a dog through one of these breeders if you find one you really love. Our dog breeders in Illinois are experienced at making arrangements to send your puppy to its new home via airline travel. They can send your fur pal anywhere in the lower 48.
We screen all of our dog breeders and puppy kennels according to the highest standards in our industry. If you want to get your puppy from the highest quality dog breeders, with the most experience, and a trusted reputation for ethical and humane treatment of all the animals, you will have your pick of the best puppies and the best breeders from the Uptown network. We get new applications all the time from dog breeders who want to benefit from joining our listing, but we accept less than 10% of new applicants because most don’t meet our standards.
With so many places to find puppies in Illinois, and nearby areas, and all of them online using the digital marketplace to reach people looking for their next pet, there are tragically a great number of unethical breeders who take advantage of both their animals and the people looking for a sweet pup to welcome into their family. Uptown Puppies is dedicated to making it easy and problem free to find a puppy from a reputable, ethical kennel.
Go through our directory and search for the puppy you want most. If you are looking for puppies for sale in southern IL, look for our listed breeders with puppies for sale in southern Illinois. But if you’re seeking puppies for sale, southern Illinois residents don’t necessarily have to search within their area. We will make sure you get your new family member even if you find it with a breeder advertising puppies for sale in Central Illinois, or on our Western Illinois classifieds for dog breeders.
Beware of breeders offering free puppies in Illinois. While it may seem like an easy way to save money by seeking free puppies, Illinois residents should be appraised of the unscrupulous practices of puppy mills in the state. They might advertise online, “Free puppies in southern Illinois!” or even “Cheap puppies for sale in Illinois!” but if you visit these kennels, you’ll see that many free puppies in IL are unhealthy, stressed, and have physical problems. They are essentially factory farmed by inexperienced and / or unethical breeders offering free dogs in Illinois.
There are a great number of puppy breeds available through UpTown. We work with kennels that offer the basic purebred dogs like Siberian Huskies, and poodles, as well as popular designer breeds. Looking for porkie puppies pictures to find one that’s so cute you can’t stand it? There are porkie puppies for sale in our puppy breeder network. Need to find morkies for sale in Illinois? There are morkie breeders IL residents should check out in our network. Or cavapoo puppies for sale in Illinois? Or panda dogs for sale? Check out our listings.
At Uptown Puppies, we are most proud of everything we’ve done to make finding your fur baby the easiest, simplest, most no stress, hassle-free puppy searching experience you’ve ever had in your life. We hope it’ll rival even most shopping experiences for other important purchases you make online. We don’t breed the puppies ourselves, we just find and put together the best network of most trusted breeders for you.
Our puppy network member breeders’ customers are massively satisfied with their puppy buying experience, and their new dog after getting a puppy through Uptown. The reviews we get are overwhelmingly positive. The results speak for themselves. Browse our puppy listings and see if you don’t find the furbaby you want to bring home.
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