PuppySpot.com is an online website that lists thousands of puppies for sale online. PuppySpot.com is a registered Dog Dealer with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
We consider websites like PuppySpot.com to be high volume online puppy brokers.
In fact, PuppySpot.com holds a United States Department of Agriculture Dog Dealer license which allows them to legally be a middleman, puppy broker aka Dog Dealer.
Puppyspot.com’s USDA license number is under Puppy Spot Group LLC at 7261 Sheridan Street Hollywood, Florida 33024.
Their USDA Dog Dealer license number is 58-B-0618. Since they are registered as a Dog Dealer, they may or may not have puppies on their premises. In this case, the Puppy Spot website seems to act as an agent or broker selling puppies online.
They list their breeders puppies for sale charging a premium for their concierge services that are supposed to make it easy for new puppy buyers to purchase. Puppy Spot states on its website that they mostly use licensed USDA dog breeders.
Please contact us if you have more questions about PuppySpot.com or would like to report a sick puppy.
As we have said in so many ways, we do not recommend buying a puppy off of the PuppySpot website. There are too many red flags. We urge you to look at the reviews from both the employees and people who have purchased puppies from the website PuppySpot.com.
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This relationship might lead new puppy buyers into thinking their new very expensive puppy is not coming from a puppy mill. The nonprofit animal welfare organization American Humane is in something they call a “collaboration,” with the massive online puppy selling broker website Puppy Spot. Puppy Spot boasts a “No Puppy Mill Promise” on their website that could mislead new puppy buyers that the breeders they use are not puppy mills. Puppy Spot also posts about their “collaboration” with American Humane one of the nation’s oldest animal protection organizations.
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PuppySpot is USDA registered as a puppy broker. Stop Online Puppy Mills does not endorse puppy broker websites selling thousands of puppies from hundreds of breeders.
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FAQ’s About Buying Puppies Online From PuppySpot.com
We do not recommend buying a puppy listed for sale on the Puppy Spot website ever. There are too many red flags. We don’t ever recommend buying a puppy from a picture on a website.
We have seen breeders list the same puppy they are selling on Puppy Spot on other websites.
The cost is usually much higher on Puppy Spot. Puppy Spot act as middleman, the company is licensed as a USDA Dog Dealer and the breeders they use hold commercial dog breeding licenses. Stay far away.
Buying a puppy online from a puppy broker website like PuppySpot.com does not sound good, and it isn’t. We do not endorse websites like Puppy Spot that list thousands of puppies for sale online each year. In addition to the outrageous prices, they charge for puppies born in USDA commercial dog farms, we do not recommend buying puppies from USDA breeders ever.
There are too many risks to buying puppies online. Dogs live for 15 plus years and it is important to see firsthand where it was born. Meet the mother dog and the puppy in person before you buy. Make sure the breeder is not a puppy mill.
Never buy a puppy from a picture. Pick your puppy up in person, meet the mother dog, see her mental and physical condition. She should be clean, happy and well adjusted. If they want to ship the puppy to you, meet you halfway in a parking lot and won’t let you see where all of their dogs live, those are red flags.
If they won’t give you breeder information before you buy the puppy, that is a red flag.
It is not safe to buy any dog online, nor do we suggest having the puppy shipped to you by air nanny or even meeting the breeder halfway or in a parking lot. PuppySpot.com has many options to direct ship the puppy to you. This is a huge red flag to us. There is no excuse as to why you should be able to see where your puppy was born and see the condition of the mother dog and where all of the dogs live.
In fact, we have communications from PuppySpot.com that explains that they do not normally give you breeder information until your puppy has been delivered to you. Another huge red flag. If you are not able to pick up the puppy in person, meet the mother dog and where she and all of the breeder’s dogs live, you might be supporting a puppy mill.
Responsible breeders are proud of how they raise their dogs. Don’t except any excuses why you can’t meet the mother dog or see where and how she lives.
Puppy Spot states on their website that they use USDA licensed dog breeders which is a red flag to start. USDA dog breeders are high volume commercial puppy farmers. They can legally keep their breeding dogs stacked in wire cages in dark barns. The standards of care for breeding dogs in USDA kennels are very low.
Lastly, we have communication from PuppySpot.com that says they will not let you know your puppy’s breeder information until your puppy has been delivered.
Puppy mills are any dog breeder that puts profit over the health and well-being of the breeding dogs and puppies they produced and own. These kind of breeders vary in size from small breeders — ten to twenty dogs — to very large breeders that have hundreds of breeding dogs packed in pole barns. Puppy mills are legal.
Puppy mills keep the mother and father dogs pregnant and sell the puppies. The breeding dogs are forced to breed twice a year or at every heat cycle and they are usually kept in wire cages, many times stacked.
The breeding dogs are not groomed, they are not given opportunity to exercise nor do they know the touch of a loving hand. The biggest tragedy is the dogs are denied veterinary care and most are living and breeding with painful conditions such as urinary tract infections, ear infections, rotten teeth, infected eyes, tumors, infected mammary glands and sore feet from standing on wire cage floors — that never get addressed.
It is important to know that any breeder can be a puppy mill. It’s hard to imagine the breeder you are talking or texting with could be a puppy mill. If the breeder has excuses why they won’t let you see where they keep the breeding dogs or you are not able to meet the mother dog in person, we suggest you find another breeder.