Our 3 Part Mission
Between you, your puppy and your dog breeder, happiness is our foundation. California Puppies does things differently.
Connect ethical, responsible breeders with ethical, responsible families. We take the headache and doubt out of finding and adopting the perfect pooch.
Educate and help families on puppy health and happiness, from puppy to senior, by curating only the best services, products and learning resources.
Accelerate the closure of puppy mills by empowering ethical breeders and exposing inhumane breeders. Let’s be part of the solution—together.
5 Star Breeders
We only work with breeders who pass our 47 breeder standards. Here are a few of them...
About California Puppies Approved Breeders
No scams. No mills. No backyard breeders. We vet all breeders and partners based on our strict Breeder Standards. When you find a California Puppy, you don’t just get a pet—you get peace of mind knowing your new pal comes from an ethical, experienced breeder who cares for dogs just as much as your family does.
Questions & Answers
You bet! When you connect with a breeder or business within the California Puppies network, you’ll be able to arrange for in-person pickup or transportation of your pooch to any major American airport. So regardless of where your chosen breeder calls home, your dream dog is always within reach!
California Puppies receives applications constantly from breeders wishing to join our network, yet less than 10% of these applications are approved. We have strict requirements based on experience, breeding facilities, animal care and more—take a peek at our Breeder Pledge for more information if you're looking for a puppy for sale near me.
Price can vary a lot between different breeds—and even within breeds! Coat color, pedigree, size...these can all play a role in your pup’s final price. Luckily, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to options at California Puppies. Browse our network’s available pups and get ready to meet the dog of your dreams!
We believe California Puppies offers families a much safer alternative to your traditional online dog search. That’s because we independently evaluate potential breeders and businesses based on ethics and customer service. Compare that with Google, where nearly anyone could show up as long as they have the advertising money to spend.
What is a puppy mill?
Some breeds are so popular that traditional breeders just aren’t able to keep up with demand. Puppy mills are unethical operations that step in to fill that demand by “factory farming” dogs. At mills, dogs are treated as dollar signs instead of living animals—and it shows. Mill dogs often suffer from higher rates of dangerous and sometimes deadly genetic diseases.
Just about any breed! We work with breeders and companies across the nation who specialize in all sorts of different breeds, from traditional favorites like the Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd to popular hybrid breeds like the Pomsky and Goldendoodle. Have a peek at our featured breeds for more info!
How does this work? What’s the process like?
Finding your dream dog with California Puppies is a cinch. All you need to do is select a breed, check out available puppies, and get connected with the breeders and businesses who are ready to make your dream dog a reality. Next, you’ll be able to arrange pickup or transportation. Finally, sit back, relax, and enjoy life with your new best friend.
How do I avoid puppy scams online?
The dog breeding industry is poorly regulated, which is one of the reasons we decided to build California Puppies. Many people know someone who has been taken advantage of by a breeder or pet store who misrepresents the breed, pedigree or health of their dogs. We’re here to create an extra layer of peace of mind—you won’t find any puppy mills here.
Good question. Puppy scams are as common online as car mechanic scams are in the real world. Besides our tough screening process for new breeders, we’re not shy about the praise we’ve received from past customers living the good life with their new best friends. Take a look at some of our reviews and see for yourself! What you'll find are positive reviews from people who found the perfect puppy for them.
What if I’m looking for a specific coat color, size, etc?
With our big network of breeders and businesses, we try to provide families with as many puppy finder choices as humanly possible. With that being said, some dogs are just less common than others—such as micro Labradoodles, dapple Dachshunds, etc. We’ll do our best to connect you with the right breeders, but remember that these rare pups get adopted fast!
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