A Guide to Buying a Dog Online



Why are dogs abandoned?

Behaviour Issues

Change in Lifestyle

Animal Health

Proportion of Puppies to Rescues

There are many more adverts for puppies online, however there are thousands of dogs being advertised for rescue every year.

Who is posting adverts for rescue dogs online?

UK Charities

Less likely to post ads online


Unable to care for their pets


European stray dogs

Proportion of Rescue Advertisers

The majority of adverts for rescue dogs are posted by the owners or for stray dogs in Europe.

Top Rescue Breeds

Unknown cross breeds are the most advertised for rescue online. But there are still many adverts for pure breeds.

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Decision Impact

Adopting a dog provides a new life for an abandoned animal.

Dog Market Advise

Puppy Farms

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Cross Breeds

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Ready to pick a breed?

Take a look at our breed profiles to discover what breed is right for you.