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Brokerage Sells Dogs Raised By USDA-Approved Breeders
Nathan Wagler is on a mission to renew faith in dog breeders and help dog lovers find their perfect pets. Four years ago, he started his online marketing and brokerage business, Lovable Gold Star Puppies LLC. Based in Indiana, he works with breeders in 5 states in the region. Many of them are Amish.
As an English bulldog breeder, Wagler understands the challenges dog breeders face after news stories in past years about puppy mills. By visiting every kennel, he knows how breeders operate and that they are following USDA and state and local regulations in providing clean facilities and quality care.
“Breeders use our service because selling takes a long time,” Wagler explains. “We visit all the kennels, and a photographer takes photos at 4-weeks-old and we have a team that does health checks.”
Buyers can see videos of the kennels on the Lovable Gold Star Puppies website and Wagler offers customers health guarantees on the dogs, such as 2-years against genetic issues.
In addition to vetting the breeders, Wagler checks out buyers. For example, if a potential buyer has never had a pet, the buyer needs to find a veterinarian who will vouch for them.
For individuals looking for a pet, he suggests going to www.puppygram.com to find a puppy or dog in most breeds. There are photos and details about each dog.
“We deal with just about every breed including cross breeds and designer breeds,” he says. Puppies that aren’t sold to individuals are sold wholesale to pet stores.
The price listed on the Puppygram website includes Wagler’s flat rate marketing fee, but not extra transportation costs outside of Indiana. Wagler works with third party transportation companies that can ship dogs anywhere in the U.S.
Wagler is open to adding quality breeders in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Nathan Wagler, 300 East Main St., Odon, Ind. 47562 (ph 812 787-2530; lovablegoldstarbooking@gmail.com; www.puppygram.com).


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