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PuppySpot / Vetted Breeders and Puppy Matching

PuppySpot is a licensed broker and a community of breeders and families looking for a puppy.

  • Best for professional breeders who follow best practices in the pet industry.
  • Breeders can share images and information of their litter through the platform.
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PuppySpot review quick take: It is a community of breeders and families looking for a puppy.

PuppySpot Overview

The PuppySpot review is for people searching to breed puppies for money. The goal is to spotlight the great responsibility in doing so and the stringent requirements for the ethical and humane treatment of animals. A personal note after doing this review: Please don’t breed puppies to sell as a side hustle

Is PuppySpot legit?

PuppySpot has helped over 150,000 healthy pups into “happy homes” with hundreds of positive reviews.

Founded 10 years ago, PuppySpot can help you find homes for your puppies. As a responsible breeder through Puppy Spot, you can help puppies find a caring and responsible person or family.

PuppySpot is a USDA licensed broker (cert. # 58-B-0618) and requires that every breeder in the network be licensed as well (unless they are exempt from licensing by the USDA).



What is PuppySpot Breeder?

PuppySpot breeders meet standards and requirements to prevent animal cruelty and follow health guarantees.

Puppy mills are not an acceptable partner with PuppySpot. The company says, “A Puppy Mill is a substandard source for puppies that places profit above the welfare of its animals. A Puppy Mill is not only inhumane and cruel but also typically operates in violation of the law or government regulations.”

How to Become a PuppySpot Breeder

As a responsible breeder, you can place your puppies for sale and have them matched to the right individual or family. Breeders must go through a screening process that is a data-driven system to evaluate and screen thousands of breeders across the nation.

  • Application process: Includes interviews, review of ownership and operational history, field visits, criminal background checks, facility review, compliance evaluation, government and humanitarian database review, and veterinarian history.
  • Comprehensive health evaluations: Ensure breeders are raising healthy puppies.
  • Fees: There are no fees for breeders

Requirements

  • Veterinary Care: Breeders are required to maintain a formal relationship with an attending USDA-accredited veterinarian to maintain a Program of Veterinary Care (a PVC)
  • Housing: Living spaces for dogs must meet high standards in size, ventilation, cleanliness, fun environment, and facilities.
  • Training: Breeder staff must have adequate staffing and training programs to ensure puppy and parent health.
  • Check-ins: Conduct surprise visits of breeders in conjunction with American Humane.



PuppySpot Review

In this PuppySpot review, we learned it is not for the casual dog family with unexpected puppies to sell. The service is only for responsible breeders who undergo extensive vetting.

From the Puppy Spot website: “We pride ourselves on being far more than just a service. We’re committed to placing healthy puppies into happy homes and have several measures in place to ensure the health and happiness of your new family member. One of them is our Health Guarantee, which is only activated once you take your puppy to a licensed veterinarian.”

PuppySpot is a legitimate service. It has hundreds of positive reviews on Trustpilot, scoring a 3.9 out of 5. They respond to 49% of bad reviews on the website.

The website provides customer service support to individuals and families who work with breeders through the platform.

In our review of PuppySpot, we also discovered many complaints from people who bought from breeders. These include negative reviews from a customer who received a sick puppy and questioned the health guarantee. And comments on experiences with puppy concierges (PuppySpot Customer Care).

If you’re someone who is looking to get a puppy: Remember to do your homework, ask questions, reach out to local shelters, and vet any breeder.

Also, let us know your thoughts and leave a PuppySpot review.

Who is it best for

PuppySpot is best for licensed and professional breeders.

 



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2 Reviews For This Product

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    by Marcus

    I have no complaints. I see a lot of bad reviews and feel bad for the people and puppies. It’s not right and needs to be made right. My experience was good. I love my now grown puppy.

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    by Jason Vitug

    A personal note from Jason Vitug, founder of phroogal.com: If you’re someone who is looking to breed as a side hustle, please consider the consequences of doing so. There are millions of dogs euthanized because there aren’t enough loving homes for them. Leave the breeding to licensed professionals.

    And if you’re looking at buying a dog online, please do your homework, vet the breeders, and ask more questions than you think you’re allowed to ask. Remember this: if a dog breeder or someone selling pets in forums and online marketplaces get angry or annoyed (or doesn’t have the time) imagine how they are treating the parents of these puppies.

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