Frequently Asked Questions on PuppyFinder.com
Puppyfinder.com is the Puppy Search Engine! We proud to bring all puppies, dogs for sale and adoption to be available in one place for quick search.
We offer free advertising platform to dog breeders, rescue organizations and private sellers. We also provide Identity verification which helps to protect sellers as well as buyers.
You do need to register on our site to post ads. As a registered user, you can manage your ads without going through your email, and you don't need to confirm your ads. To create an account, go to "Login or Register" at the top right hand corner of any PuppyFinder.com page. If you wish to register click on "Register". Enter your email address in the field. You would be asked to enter captcha code to prevent auto fill. To complete registration, click on the link in the email that we sent to you at the email address you entered. Make sure to check your spam or junk mail folder if you don't see our email immediately. Once you click on the link and confirm your email address with us, you will be asked to create a password for your account. After this information has been entered click "create account". Your account has been created! Just be sure to sign in whenever you come to the site!
At this time PuppyFinder.com does not screen its breeders. We only verify their identity.
Private sellers are not required to Verify their Identity. They have a choice to pay one life time fee of $3.95 and be able to access all available ad features by verifying identity or place limited ID Not Verified ads without identity verification. All Breeders are required to verify their identities to be listed in our Breeder Directory and use all profile and ad free and paid features. For all breeder plans, Identity Verification is free.
To edit your listing information:
- Login into your account
- Scroll down to the middle of the page to the "My Active Ads" section
- In My Active Ads section click on the listing title or green pencil icon (to the right of the ad)
- Select "Edit Ad Info" option in the popup menu
*For security reasons, ONLY Verified users are able to edit ads
Link to the article: http://help.puppyfinder.com/knowledgebase/articles/803520-editing-your-listing
Note: To upload more images into the listing, "UNLIMITED IMAGES" option must be selected in the initial listing creation process. In case this option was not selected at the time, you must use "Ad Upgrade" option to add "UNLIMITED IMAGES" to your listing.
If UNLIMITED IMAGES were selected, then follow instructions below:
- Login into your account
- Scroll down to the middle of the page to "My Active Ads" section
- Locate the listing you would like to add more images
- Click on the listing title or green pencil and select "Edit Ad Info" from the menu
- Go to "Media Options" section and click on "Upload Photos"
What is IDVerified
IDVerified establishes your proof of identity, which helps both buyers and sellers feel more confident dealing with each other.
The IDVerified Icon on a member's profile indicates that they successfully completed identity verification process with one of our partner security providers. This is an extra layer of security we offer to our users to help filter out growing number of scammers and fraudsters on the web.
Regardless of a person's identity verification status on our site, we strongly recommend to take extra steps researching and verifying the legitimacy and professionalism of anyone you are planning to deal with.
Here are some recommendations:
- If possible meet in-person, or at least arrange a video conferencing session.
- Get recommendations and reviews.
- Search the internet for business name or email (see if there is any information you can dig up).
- Use services like Paypal Verified, Google Wallet or any other verified digital payment method, where you might have any kind of recourse or purchase guarantee.
How IDVerified Works
We contract with a third party company, Veratad Technologies, to confirm your identity by cross checking your contact information against consumer and business databases.
Veratad’s identity verification solution, uses multiple trusted and verified data sources containing billions of public records to return an identity validation of online customer in sub-second time while maintaining the highest level of consumer privacy.
The information you provide to Puppyfinder.com and the third party company is used for verification porposes only. The IDVerified process is not a credit check and has no effect on your credit rating.
$3.95 One Lifetime Fee
Takes less than a minute
No sensitive information required
Following our signup process, you should specify your email and password.
Your email is safe. We do not share our members's emails.
Click on "Register" link located on top of the PuppyFinder.com home page in the right top corner of the site.
There are two types of basic accounts:
- ID Not Verified Basic Account
- Limited to posting of ONE single ad.
- Ad duration is limited to 7 days.
- All paid ad features not available.
- Requires Administrator approval.
- Has Lowest display position on search result pages
- "ID NOT VERIFIED" icon is displayed.
- ID Verified Basic Account.
- Limited to 8 free listings at the given time
- 30 days period listing duration
- Posted immediately (does not require administrator's approval)
- All paid promotional option available
- Listing management tools and statistics
- Free reposts
- ID Verified Icon in search results and listing detail pages
- ID Verified listings appear before any ID Not Verified listings
- Better response rate compare to Not Verified listings
Creating Breeder Profile
Free - Basic Breeder Profile – Appears in the Breeder Directory search results, below Gold and Silver plans, in their specific breed only. Basic plan has a low breeder profile exposure throughout the site.
$5.95/Mo($49.95/Annual) - Silver Breeder Profile – Appears in the Breeder Directory search results below Gold and before the Basic plan members in their specific breed. Also, Silver Breeder profile will randomly appear throughout many “puppy for sale” search result pages and Breed Related content pages. Silver plan has medium profile exposure throughout the site.
$19.95/Mo($69.95/Annual) - Gold Breeder Profile – Appears randomly in the “Featured Breeders” section on the Home Page, always in top results in our Breeder Directory search results before Basic and Silver plans, in promotional areas, side bars and related breed content pages. Gold plan had high profile exposure throughout the site.