How does Friend a Puppy work?
Start by inputting your zip code, and we will find available puppies by licensed breeders in your area. You can get in touch with breeders, schedule kennel visits, or video chat puppies online. Once you find your puppy match, you can purchase directly on our website, and we will co-ordinate pickup or delivery for you.
Yes. There are many pets looking for a caring home at shelters and rescues. We please encourage you to adopt whenever you can.
That being said, we also realize that you may be looking for a specific pet that you cannot find at a shelter — e.g. a young puppy, a hypoallergenic pet, or one from a specific breed or particular personality attributes.
We are starting with caring breeders, but plan to expand shortly to shelters & rescues, to support the whole world of pets. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit www.petfinder.com to search for pets available for adoption.
Yes! You can schedule a site visit with the breeder to meet the puppy and see their Kennel. If an in-person visit is difficult, you can also schedule an online call to meet both the puppy and the breeders. We understand that it’s very important for you to meet your future dog, and want to make sure you “feel that connection” before making a selection.
What breeders do you work with?
We work with licensed breeders across Canada & the US. Every breeder is vetted by our strict protocols on the health, safety, and socialization of puppies. This includes health checks, deworming, and veterinary visits. We also ensure that parents are nurtured with care and safety –a healthy mom means a healthy puppy! Most importantly, we work with breeders who are in this business for the love of dogs, and who truly care about finding the right homes for their puppies.
Do you work with shelters or rescues?
We do not at this time. However, we are eagerly looking to expand to these centers, as we believe tremendously in the role they play for dogs. We hope to broaden our scope to include not only puppies, but dogs of any ages and from any source, to achieve our mission of helping dogs find caring families.
What is the average price of a dog?
The price of dogs is set by breeders and ranges based on the breed and geography of the dog. Prices can range from $1,000 to $5,000, with most averaging under $2,500.
Why would I find a puppy through Friend a Puppy vs. on Craigslist, Kijiji, or elsewhere?
Kijiji and many other sources leave you in the dark: who is the breeder and what is their reputation? We make the process simple for you. All our breeders are licensed and you can review their detailed profiles. We verify all health, safety, and veterinary checks, and share all records with you electronically – from veterinary checks to microchip certificates – once a puppy purchase is made.
How do I purchase a dog on your platform?
You start by submitting an application for a particular dog. If your application is approved by the Kennel, your dog is secured, and you can finalize your payment. Payments can be made via credit card, PayPal, or direct bank deposits. Your payment is not disbursed to the Kennel until you have verified receipt of your new pet.