Help our campaign to ban puppy farmers, dealers and poor breeders.
Epupz was created because when we were looking for a puppy we could not find any sites that did any sort of checking for known puppy farmers and dealers.
Over the years we have built a vast ‘blacklist’ database of poor breeders, puppy farmers and dealers. This database has been built from our work with the Animal welfare charities, Trading Standards, Local Councils, Local Police forces, breeders, breed clubs, buyer feedback and a large amount of data given to us by other anti-puppy farming websites. Our system crosschecks all information with this database, from all contact information, names, adverts details through to IP addresses. Our systems constantly checks other information gathered about users on the site and their activities on the site. We don’t wish to go into the finer detail as it would simply aid someone to evade then system.
We humanly vet as much of the content for the adverts as we can and also have dedicated breeders that monitor their breed’s adverts too.
We also block certain countries from using the site. This is to help screen out any fraudulent buyers.
We also screen certain communications to filter out bad language, spam and fraud.
The biggest thing I must stress is that regardless of the amount of time and money we put in to ensure the safety of the puppies, we can’t guarantee that all breeders or buyers are 100% safe. Regardless of what we do, or any other organisation does, no one should think that because checks have been done that all breeders or buyers have put the intention of puppy first. This is not just in respect to our site. This statement is true whether it be an advert in a breed magazine, another website, a breeder that is recommended by breed clubs or a KC accredited breeder. We have banned accredited KC breeders in the past. It is vital you carry out your own checks and look at the advice on the bottom of all the adverts. Also see the buyers guide.
Please give us as much feedback as you can about the breeders, services and buyer on Epupz, whether it be negative or positive All this information is logged, if negative it will be investigated and action is always taken.
We have been unable to find a better and safer media model that protects the puppies and reduces the risk of exposure to puppy farmers and dealers.
We feel that we try our best and constantly review our systems and working practice. If you feel that there is more we can realistically do please let us know.
Please click on the link below to contact us for any reason.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope you are a passionate about puppies/dogs as we are.