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Finding the perfect puppy is hard! We make it easy

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Finding a puppy online doesn’t have to be stressful—but with thousands of choices (many who are bad), that’s exactly how it feels. If you’re looking for an ethically and humanely raised puppy in California, you’re right where you need to be!

Let's show you why...

The current landscape...

Dogs are more popular than ever before in history, and more people are loving life with our canine companions day by day. From classic breeds like the Golden Retriever to modern hybrids like the Labradoodle, we are truly living in peak puppy mania.

The HUGE problem is...

Finding a puppy is easier than ever. Finding a healthy, happy puppy is harder than ever. Puppy mills, backyard breeders and online con artists dupe families every day with mistreated, poorly bred and sickly dogs.

Weeding out these disreputable breeders is tough. Your average online search will turn up results both good and bad—but there’s often no way to tell the good breeders from the breeders who are only good at advertising.

Welcome to California Puppies for Sale

No mills. No backyard breeders. No scams. California Puppies vets and evaluates the nation’s top breeders and businesses so you don’t have to. We approve fewer than 10% of applicants. Ready to bring home your dream pup from a breeder with integrity?

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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

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.