We are located at 255 Westport Ave, Norwalk, CT, 06880
(less than 1/4 mile north of Stew Leonard's)
PHONE 203-222-5400   HOURS: MON-FRI 11AM-6PM
SAT 10AM-6:30PM & SUN 11AM-6PM
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Our unique glass-enclosed puppy nursery gives you an up close
opportunity to see all of our pups which come exclusively from
USDA and state inspected and licensed breeders.  Our totally
open nursery shows how our puppies are regularly socialized
and receive the best in veterinary and nutritional care. All
puppies are current on all vaccinations, we cover all additional
puppy vaccines and their health is guaranteed!
Our Website
Is Updated
Every Week!
The moment you step through our door
You will see we’re like no other store
Our puppies are cute but they’re special too
And we’ll help find one that’s perfect for you
We’ll  try real hard  to determine the breed
Most ideally suited to meet your need
We  think you'll agree with our suggestion
Since we can answer almost any question
And provide all that you will need to know
So your pup will happily & healthfully grow
And should you need any extra support
We'll be here for you at Puppies of Westport
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Click on 'New Puppies' & 'Our Puppies' to see who's ready to go home now!
WELCOME TO PUPPIES
OF WESTPORT!
If you are looking for
a breed not currently
in our nursery,
please call us with
your request
!
Come in or browse our site and you'll agree that we're the perfect
place to find Your new purebred or "designer breed" Puppy!
GREAT NEWS! CORNELL UNIVERSITY VETERINARY SPECIALISTS HAS OPENED A
STATE OF THE ART 24 HOUR/SEVEN DAY EMERGENCY FACILITY AT 860 CANAL
STREET IN STAMFORD. PHONE:203-595-2777    WEB SITE: WWW.CUVS.ORG
Owner Runs Norwalk Puppy Store With Love  
by Nancy Chapman
Monty Kaufman said
he had bad
experiences buying
puppies at pet      
stores which is one of
the  reasons he
opened Puppies of
Westport.
Puppies almost
always have
companions at
Puppies of Westport,
the owner said.
Laurie Bomback of
Fairfield returns to
Puppies of Westport
three days after
buying a puppy
there. She is happy
with her dog
Photo Credits: Nancy Chapman
Monty Kaufman and his wife opened their store in Westport more than five
years ago because they wanted to offer a quality store that didn't sell animals
from puppy mills. As a bonus, they got to be around puppies.  And when they
moved the store from Westport to Norwalk last fall, they kept the name, even
if it is now a little misleading. Friends suggested changing  Puppies of
Westport to Puppies of Westport Avenue. But that was awkward, and
Kaufman was firm: He wanted to send a message – the Westport Coalition
Against Puppy Mills did not drive him out.
But they have been under siege by a committed group of animal activists
who protest the business relentlessly and followed the store to Norwalk.
They protest across the street on most Saturday afternoons, and at one point
even put up a sign to be seen throughout the week. (The sign was removed
last month.)
Kaufman is frustrated, saying he is careful about where he gets his puppies.
He has been to visit many of them, he said. He employs 11 people, one of
whom is licensed to be a veterinarian in South America, he said, adding that
other pet store owners think he is crazy to have such a large staff. Special
cages allow more than one puppy per space, so they can be socialized. In
addition to the Plexiglas in front, there is a cage door in the back, so the
puppies have openness on two sides. "We take such care of them," he said.
"We spend thousands of dollars a month on medicine. If a dog gets sick, it
goes right to the vet. Many pet stores, a dog gets sick, they don't treat it. They
let it die." He said the store has sold over 3,600 puppies. The coalition has
three complaints on its website about Puppies of Westport; one is from 2006
another from 2007. The most recent complaint is a year-and-a-half old,
alleging that a dog had Giardia and that it’s not a purebred. Kaufman said he
has papers for the dog and admits it's possible that puppies have parasites.
He could prevent that, but it would mean keeping one puppy to a cage. He
says insects can be treated, but psychological problems are another story.
All of his breeders are in Missouri and are approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He monitors their inspection reports.
"I can show you the inspections of every single one of the breeders we ever had, and the totality of the violations that occur in
there is under 10," he said. "Our breeders don't have repeat violations."
Violations include problems such as an expired bottle of medicine on a shelf, weeds growing outside or a feedbag left open. If
he sees a violation, he calls the breeder, as he did this month. The man had perfect inspections in 2009 and 2010, but this time
the inspector found two poodles with matted hair and one with a leg injury, according to Kaufman. The breeder said he likes to
let the dogs have long hair in the winter. The injured dog had been in a fight and had been treated at the vet, he said.  Kaufman
said he couldn't take more puppies from the man until he had two more perfect inspection reports. "I have actually done more
to help puppies than all of those demonstrators combined," he said, "because when I find a problem I call these guys up, and I
ream them."
Protestors say that even with USDA approval, breeders that supply to pet stores are not taking good care of the dogs having
the puppies. They say that a dog could spend its entire life in a cage the size of a dishwasher, and the USDA would approve of
the conditions.  "We talk to every one of our breeders and establish that their dogs have runs," Kaufman said. "Their dogs are
taken out in runs. Many of them are air conditioned; many of them have heating all the time."  Kaufman said 9 percent of
puppies are purchased from pet stores, while more than 20 percent are purchased online. There are no regulations for people
selling online, as they are considered retailers. He doesn't understand why the activists are targeting Puppies of Westport,
"probably the best pet store in the United States."  "They should be going after the online sellers of puppies," he said. "They
should be going after changing the laws. They should be doing all kinds of stuff. Standing outside on the street for hours —
they could have built multiple houses for Habitat for Humanity. They could have saved dogs. The money they spend."
He is outraged by tales of irresponsible breeders, too. "The bottom line is I agree with them, and I want to shut down the puppy
mills," he said. "But to say that nobody can buy a dog at a pet store and to say that nobody can breed dogs, which is ultimately
where they want to go, is just ridiculous. The worst puppy mills are in Pennsylvania. We have never bought a dog from there."
The following article recently appeared on all Main Street Connect Daily News websites in Fairfield County!
"A+"
RATING!
A SMALL GROUP OF ANIMAL ACTIVISTS OPPOSED TO PUPPY MILLS (AS ARE WE) ORGANIZED A
RALLY AGAINST US AT WHICH THEY PLANNED TO WEAR YELLOW T-SHIRTS TO PROMOTE THEIR
CAUSE SO WE CREATED OUR OWN T-SHIRT MESSAGES- A FEW OF OURS APPEAR BELOW!
GREAT NEWS!   
PUPPIES OF WESTPORT HAS PARTNERED WITH AKC TO OFFER ALL PUPPY
PURCHASERS: MICROCHIPS, LIFETIME REGISTRATION ANDAMBER ALERT PROGRAM, 60
DAYS OF THE AKC HEALTHCARE PLAN,
ACCESS TO A MASSIVE MEMBER ONLY
PET TRAININGDATABASE & EXPERTS VIA
800 NUMBER,FULL AKC OR AKC CANINE
PARTNERSREGISTRATION AND MORE!
We offer the ultimate puppy buying experience to be found
anywhere!    Almost 6000 happy families agree!
Be prepared for quite a surprise
If you believe some web-posted lies
From those whose goal is to mislead.
But you can’t believe all that you read.
Visit us and you too will agree
That we offer the highest quality
Puppy buying experience and more
Than any other puppy store.
Ask us anything and you will decide
That you'll leave us totally satisfied!
With holidays almost here
It is the best time of the year
To bring home a new pup you will adore
Through this season and many more!
Whether Beagle, Puggle or Havanese,
Cocker Spaniel, Husky or Maltese,
Cavalier, Boxer, Pug or Poodle,
Bulldog, Lab or Goldendoodle,
Chihuahua Westie or Bichon,
Min Pin, Schnauzer or Papillon,
Tibetan, Aussie or Shih Tzu
We'll find a perfect friend for you
Whether Wheaten or Yorkshire Terrier
Few Things Make your Life Merrier!
WE NOW OFFER FINANCING!
PAYMENT TERMS UP TO 36 MONTHS!
All of us at Puppies of Westport want to express our sincere appreciation to
over 5500 families who've brought our puppies into their homes in Westport,
Norwalk, Weston, Wilton, Darien, Fairfield, Southport, New Canaan, Greenwich,
Riverside, Byram, Stamford, Milford, Ridgefield, Danbury, Georgetown, New
York City, Shelton, Orange, Easton, Bridgeport, Trumbull, Newton, Redding,
Scarsdale, Rowayton, Mamaroneck, Harrison, Rye, Armonk, South Salem,
Bronxville, Tarrytown, West Haven, Groton, Yonkers, New Haven, Hartsdale,
New Rochelle, Danbury, White Plains, Bedford, Hartford, Englewood, Groton,
Norwich, Chappaqua, Summit, Bernardsvillle, Teaneck, New City, Manhasset,
Albany, Long Beach, Saddle River, Hewlett, Litchfield, Middletown, Waterbury,
Lawrence, Woodmere, Wallingford, Boston, Branford, Orange, Derby, Riverdale,
Riverside, Rowayton, Stratford, Newtown, Larchmont, Chappaqua, Purchase,
Nyack, Saddle River, Colchester, Clinton, Philadelphia, Peekskill, Paramus,
Rochester, Great Neck, Madison, and the entire tri-state region and beyond!
FOUND!
OUR BULLDOG PUPPY STOLEN JULY 9th HAS
BEEN RECOVERED! AND WE'RE THRILLED
THAT NORWALK POLICE HAVE ARRESTED &
CHARGED THE THIEF WITH 3rd DEGREE
LARCENY,  RISK OF INJURY TO A MINOR,
FORGERY, MISUSE OF PLATES, ILLEGAL USE
OF CREDIT CARD, FORGERY& RECKLESS
DRIVING!THANK YOU NORWALK PD!
 
Thank you to the hundreds of caring individuals who have called and written to express their concern
over the well-being of our stolen Bulldog. We're thrilled to say that our puppy has  been recovered &
the perpetrator arrested thanks to the all of the media coverage, a few anonymous tips & some great
detective work by us & the Norwalk and West Haven Police Departments. Unfortunately, many animal
activists have shamelessly seized upon this sad event to blame the puppy theft on us & the carefully
selected breeders we work with!  There's unfortunately no limit to the lengths some of our detractors
will go to defame us, but neither our detractors nor some despicable criminal can erase the joy that
we've brought into the homes of over 4000 families over the last seven years & the many thousands of
additional families that we'll continue to serve for many years to come! Our conscience is clear and we
invite you to come in to meet us, do your own research and come to your own conclusions!
ARRESTED!
Onnie Canady of
Bridgeport
Visit us at 255 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT (just
North of Stew Leonards) or call us at (203) 222-5400!
You can find less expensive
puppies and more expensive
puppies but you will not find
better puppies or a business
that is more focused on
finding the right puppy for you
and giving you all of the
support you will need to make
your new puppy the perfect
addition to your family!
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FOR OUR SELECTION
OF AMAZING LABS,
TIBETANS, BULLDOGS,
COTONS, FRENCHIES,  
WHEATENS, POODLES,
GOLDENDOODLES, BOSTONS
YORKIES, CAVACHONS,
HAVANESE, MALTESE
MASTIFFS & MANY MORE
INCLUDING SOME NOT
PICTURED BUT HERE NOW!
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WE'RE PROUD TO BE THE  
TRI-STATE'S HIGHEST RATED
PUPPY STORE ON GOOGLE!
WITH AN A+ BBB RATING!
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SPRING WITH A
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