Report Illegal Puppy Traders


FOUR PAWS wants to bring illegal puppy traders to justice. Together with the Animal Protection Services, they want to hear from victims of the illegal puppy trade and get justice for puppies and families who have suffered at the hands of unscrupulous breeders.

Sadly the puppy trade is thriving. A growing demand for purebred puppies by private buyers, pet shops and puppy dealers has contributed to an increase in the number of puppies bred and transported illegally into the UK.

Report Illegal Puppy Traders

"Most of the puppies coming from Eastern European countries are offered cheaply via internet ads on sites like Gumtree, Facebook and Pets4Homes, with fake information that hides the depressing reality behind this trade." explain FOUR PAWS.

"Families often buy sick puppies without knowing it. In many cases the new owners are faced with high veterinary costs and, tragically, the kindest option for an unwell pup is often euthanasia."

Are you a victim of the illegal puppy trade?

Anybody can be fooled by illegal puppy traders. If you believe you may have acquired a puppy from an illegal or unscrupulous seller, or you have seen or heard about suspicious puppy sales, you have the power to do something.

Their online form encourages people to share their story, making it easy to report situations that might be connected to illegal puppy breeding and trading.

Report illegal puppy traders

"If you have been a victim of this cruel trade or if you have witness something suspicious, we would like to hear from you. We can offer you support, take your story and our team of investigators and expert prosecutors will seek justice for you, your family and the puppies that suffered and take illegal breeders to court."

Visit the FOUR PAWS website to Report Illegal Puppy Traders.

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23 August 2021  |  11:55

ref puppy farm next door to me [address removed by admin]. There are breeding from a female staffy crosses on there every season , they are a family that dosnt work but has large income from puppy sales. The puppys are crying all day long . Please can you look into this .

D for Dog
23 August 2021  |  12:03

Please report it using the info above.

Andrea Shaw
03 September 2021  |  18:33

There are at least two kept in a caravan, which I think are kept for either breeding, selling or fighting.
[address removed by admin]

There is definitely something wrong as the property has a terrible smell and a large bowl of food is left outside for several days

D for Dog
03 September 2021  |  18:41

Please use the links above to make a report.

Hector Medina
21 October 2021  |  15:36

There is a business called my dream puppy where they sell puppies but they're not actually puppies you purchase a dog in the website and you don't get the same dog you purchase some dogs are sick some dogs have broken limbs I believe that this company should be shut down it's called my dream puppy please look into this

09 February 2022  |  16:54

I have been approached on tiktok by a random guy who has asked if I want a dog and I'm looking for somewhere to report as he seems like a puppy farm or dog stealer as the few things he's posted says any breed and delivery available but there's not much to go on from his profile! Is there anywhere you can guide me who can investigate online profiles? I have screen shots of the account.

Lisa Gore
09 October 2021  |  17:13

Could you please help me we recently bought a pup from a breeder and the breeder said the pup had an eye infection and gave us drops for him but ten days later we have found out the pup know has a cherry eye and needs surgery we was wrongly informed of the condition of the dog.

Roger Cheshire
08 January 2022  |  18:11

Why is it that you canít comment on Pets4Homes Facebook site. Any thing to hide?

D for Dog
09 January 2022  |  10:33

Not sure what you mean Roger but if you are having an issue reporting something, please contact FOUR PAWS.

01 February 2022  |  21:40

hi my neighbours [address removed] have some staff puppies that they have been breeding without a licence and they have been trying to sell and they have done it 2 years ago and they told me they dont pay no tax on

D for Dog
02 February 2022  |  9:51

Please use the links above to make a report.

12 March 2022  |  10:46

This person has had about 10 litters of puppys in the last 12 months she do not microchip or vet check
The bitches are not booster are not taking for walks she does not work and she does not report money she makes

Mrs S I Simms
09 July 2022  |  20:23

My neighbour has a constant stream of puppies of different breeds for sale. He says he has a friend in Wales with a puppy farm, but also said he's selling puppies for his step/adopted brother. I don't know the truth but there are always 4 or 5 puppies in his garden yapping. This has now been going on for 2 years and I have seen the puppies being mishandled and arriving in the boot of a car.

08 August 2022  |  13:12

I have someone i know breeding puppies and cats and also his friends daughters are selling them and also his daughter, he's a known fraud with horses also . I want to report everything I know