Puppies Online

Verifications - Keeping our site transparent

Why do we use Digital ID?

At Puppies Online, we value transparency. For this reason, we verify the identity of all breeders on our site so that you have peace of mind that you’re talking to a real person.

Breeders won’t be able to reply to messages or interact with buyers unless they have completed this step.

When you see the “Digital ID Verified” badge on a breeders profile, it means they have passed a 2 step authentication process with Australian issued government ID. We use DigitalID ™ by Australia Post, you can learn more about it here.

While this step makes finding a trusted breeder much simpler, we still recommend you arrange to either video call with the breeder or visit them in person when possible to view your puppy, its parents and their facility.

What is the “Verified Ethical Breeder” badge?

Breeders with this badge have been verified for adhering to our breeder guidelines, developed in line with the standards of associations such as PIAA, MDBA, ANKC and state legislation.

We check things like parent dog health tests, conditions of breeding facilities, where puppies sleep, get exercise and much more, giving you peace of mind when deciding on the right breeder for you.

View our full Responsible Breeder Guidelines here.

Got a question about our verifications or need help? Get in touch.