What: Sell puppies

Commissions & fees: $29.99 per month (or less…see review)

Husl$core: $$$$$

Review: PuppyFind is a national website that allows breeders to list their dogs for sale. It’s free to both browse listings and to list. However, if buyers want to contact the breeder, someone — buyer or breeder– needs to pay a fee. If a buyer wants to pay, it’s $5.99 for 30-day access. However, if you’re serious about trying to sell your animals, you’ll presumably pay the fee to make access to your listings more readily available. If you have just one litter of puppies, you can list for one month at the $29.99 fee. If you want to list longer, you pay a slightly lower $19.99 per month. If you’re paying monthly, they’ll charge you every month until you tell them to stop. You can also, of course, sell you puppies on Craig’s List and list for free. So why pay to list here? Mainly because you get a national audience and people looking for purebred dogs, which are more expensive. If you list on Craig’s List, you are competing with everyone with a dog for sale, not with other breeders with dogs like yours. A word of caution: There are a fair number of scammers listing puppies for sale (on Craig’s List too, of course), so you should expect a bit of skepticism from buyers and set up your sales formula to make them comfortable — particularly if they’re buying your animal and having him or her shipped to another state. 

What their sellers say:

From Consumer Affairs:

“First I would just like to thank puppyfind.com for allowing us to use their site. We are registered with the APBR and abide strictly by their guidelines when it comes to selling our pups. We are trying to bring back a good name for our breed and Puppyfind.com has allowed us to do so by them postng the listings of our pups. We have had buyers from NJ, Boston, PA, GA, and we had a couple drive from MO and from NY to pick up their new companions for life. From birth until the time they leave us to go to their new homes we give them lots of love and attention and do our best to socialize our babies with people as well as other animals when they are old enough to be around such. We also have made some friends in this process. We have kept in touch with our babies new owners and plan to continue to keep up with the growth of them. Puppyfind.com has been the best and we plan to use their site in the future for the sales of our puppies. Thank you again Puppyfind.com for allowing our success to happen!!!”

“I have used the puppyfind app. to both buy and sell puppies. The people who run this service are kind, professional, and fast to respond to questions, and concerns. Anytime I have emailed with a question they have responded in a very timely and professional manner. I love Puppyfind. What people don’t understand is this is a service app. They are in no way responsible for verifying all of their users are the world’s best people. As with any business you conduct on the internet, you must be smart. Have everything documented and saved in writing. Don’t send cash or money orders to someone. Send all correspondence certified mail, with a return receipt… Protect yourself. A good seller will accept a credit card, PayPal, or a personal check. A good seller will respond in a timely manner, keep their word and never be rude. If you have a bad feeling about the situation – if you proceed, do it with caution.”

“After unintentionally buying from a puppy mill, I tried to leave a negative review as the only ones on their site (that I used to find my puppy) were all 5-star. A day after posting, it was removed at the seller’s request and they made it impossible to get it posted again. Do not use this site without doing lots of research. They make it easy for puppy mills to continue their operations. The woman I bought from has been shut down by the USDA in the past and even the court documents showing $27,000 in fines and and cruelty to animals was not enough.”

“I bought a puppy from this “breeder” Rene **, and paid for the dog as well as $350 for shipping. The puppy arrived, the crate full of vomit and the dog barely moving. I took her to the vet and she was given medication and IV. She died in my daughter’s arms 36 hours after arriving. I have had two vets tell me that she was sick when she was sent including the vet that tested her after her death. He advised she had the parvovirus and it was extremely severe also that she hadn’t had the necessary shots to protect her. She was exposed to the virus 3-10 days prior to becoming sick. Which means the virus is on the breeder’s property. The virus remains active in the ground for at least a year and can remain in home on surfaces for up to 7 months. The breeder refuses to take responsibility for the puppy being sick instead blaming the ride on the airplane. Riding on an airplane doesn’t cause parvo.”

“Our pure bred Lab had 11 pups in her litter. As a first time breeder I was afraid I would not be able to rehome them all but I did with Puppyfind! Some were local and some had to be shipped! Puppyfind was so easy to use and increased advertising worldwide. I will use Puppyfind for her next litter. The families who found our pups on Puppyfind were all so grateful. They text me with updated pictures and “lab reports”!”

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