Can You Sell Dogs On Offerup? Top Tips To Sell Your Puppy Fast!

Are you a breeder who is looking to sell puppies online? Are you having trouble finding the right platform? Are you wondering if it is possible to sell dogs via OfferUp, Facebook or WhatsApp? Below are the answers to all of your questions.

We love our dogs and give them the best life possible. It is important to research the source of where our puppies are being purchased from. There are many scammers on the internet, so it will be worthwhile to do some thorough research before spending your hard-earned dollars.


OfferUp app has now also merged with Letgo to buy and sell almost anything on one of the biggest online marketplaces for everyone. However, you can not buy or sell animals through this app. 

You can, however, sell animal products on Offer Up, just not live animals at all. Yes, that is any type of live animal: dogs, cats, reptiles, fish, rodents, birds and everything in between.

The welfare of animals is important to OfferUp, and they believe animals should not be bought or sold like commodities. OfferUp also believes that animals should not be shipped long distances for the purpose of sale. If you are in the United States, we recommend you check with your local animal shelters or rescue groups to see if they need any foster homes for puppies.

Letgo also has it listed in their guidelines below.

Letgo Guidelines to Sell Puppies


WhatsApp is another platform that will not allow you to buy or sell dogs, or any animals for that matter. Selling a puppy on WhatsApp may seem like a quick and easy way to get rid of an unwanted pet, but it is actually illegal in America. 

Selling animals on WhatsApp is a form of animal cruelty, as the puppies are often sold to people who do not have the means to care for them properly. 

In addition, selling puppies on WhatsApp is often done without any sort of background check on the buyer, which can put the puppy at risk of being sold to someone who intends to harm it. 

If you are considering selling a puppy on WhatsApp, we urge you to rethink your decision and find another way to rehome your pet. There are numerous animal shelters and rescue organisations that would be more than happy to take the puppy.

Their policy clearly states you cannot use their platform to sell any animals online. 

WhatsApp policy on selling live animals

Gumtree. Can I Sell My Pet Here?

Gumtree is a classified ads website that is popular in many countries, including the United Kingdom and Australia. 

In the United States, Gumtree does not have the same level of popularity, but it is still used by some people. 

However, it is now illegal to sell dogs and puppies on Gumtree. In fact, there are some states that have specific laws regarding the sale of animals. 

For example, California requires that all pet breeders be licensed by the state. As a result, anyone who wants to sell puppies on Gumtree in California would need to obtain a licence first. In addition, all sellers should be aware of their local laws regarding the sale of animals before listing.

Some states may have different regulations around whether you can advertise your puppy online with Gumtree. You can list and sell your puppies on Gumtree. But be sure you can verify the seller and their breeder details before pursuing. 

You can still sell your puppy on Gumtree if you are not a breeder. However, Gumtree is known for a high rate of scammers on their site and because Gumtree does not have any verification process before someone can list their puppy. You will never be able to be sure if you are being scammed or not if you cannot verify their breeding credentials.

Can You Sell Puppies On The Facebook Marketplace?

Short answer. No.

In America, selling puppies on the Facebook marketplace is illegal. This is because there are many policies in place that regulate the sale of animals. For example, the American Kennel Club requires that all puppies sold through their platform be at least eight weeks old. 

Facebook also has a similar policy in place. Selling puppies that are younger than this is considered animal cruelty and is punishable by law. In addition, all sellers must provide proof of health records and vaccinations before they can list their puppies for sale. 

This is to ensure that the puppies are healthy and have been properly vaccinated. Anyone who violates these policies can face serious consequences, including being banned from the platform.

In order to sell puppies on the Facebook Marketplace, you would need to get a licence from the government. However, getting a licence to sell puppies is very difficult, and they only give it to people who have a lot of experience with selling animals. Therefore, it is not possible to sell puppies on Facebook unless it’s your own legitimate breeding business. Which still requires a lot of hoops to jump through.

Selling animals online is a huge business in America and unfortunately, many of these animals are sick, neglected, and coming from puppy mills. Puppy mills are commercial breeding facilities that mass-produce puppies.

So… Where Do You Go To Sell Your Puppy In The United States?

There are several websites that you can choose from to use their services to list your puppy to sell. We suggest you look into the updated PetDailyPress website powered by Pups4sale. Pups4sale has been operating for over 16years and now has its services available throughout the United States.

It is completely free to list your puppies on PetDailyPress and once the seller has received a deposit, you can send a direct message to the buyer to organise all pick up or delivery arrangements.

PetDailyPress has a strict ID Verification process, which eliminates puppy scammers and puppies coming from mills. 

All payments are through the Pet Pay Shield escrow Service. Once a deposit has been made on PetDailyPress, the money is held via this third party service and payments are not released until the puppy has arrived safely and of good health as per the listing. For more information on the Industry Leading service provided by PetDailyPress, be sure to check out their website and speak with a member of their team.

Top Tips:

  • Do you research to find the best site for you and your puppy.
  • Make sure you boost your listing on the site if that is an option. Also check to see if the website also promotes their site via other social media platforms. With PetDailyPress, you have the option to list as much information as possible regarding your new litter, information about the breed and the puppies’ parents. Also, yourself and your history. The more information you provide on the listing the higher ranked your ad will be. Which results in your listing being placed higher on the search results.
  • When listing your puppy. Be sure to include clear photos, concise information about the puppy and all the advice about the breed and requirements for owning this type of dog.
  • Promote your puppies on your own social media platforms. Do not advertise them for sale. This will get you banned. Just keep updating posts of short videos of the puppies and how they are travelling. People may comment or private message you when you can direct them to the listing on the website.
    Provide your breeding history and your personal story of your experience in selling and breeding puppies. This is great to have on your own platforms to increase your credibility.


For the best and safest way to sell your pet online and to ensure that you get the traffic you need to sell your puppy fast, follow the tips mentioned above and be sure to do all the research prior to listing your puppies.

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Coco is a regular content writer of pet daily press and working on wildlife animal health. Billy researched on hundreds of dog health issues, foods, medicines and dog's behaviours. He currently lives in Orlando, FL. He owns a Golden Retriever and a Great Pyrenees. His wife also has two cats.

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