Feel Confident in Your Choice!

Your purchase of a puppy at our family owned and operated pet store helps local small business and it is also the safest way to acquire a puppy in most states.  Other retailers of puppies that do not sell through pet stores are not required to provide as many disclosures, warranties, or services as pet stores are.  

We take every step we can to ensure the best, most nurturing start possible for our puppies!  Uncle Bill's is USDA certified, and our breeders are USDA certified or are hobby breeders only. We also partner with the Canine Care Certified (CCC) program through the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University. CCC is a nationwide, voluntary program that addresses the health and overall welfare of dogs in the care of U.S. breeders. It is the only program that measures the physical health and well-being of dogs and puppies as well as the behavior and overall quality of life for animals raised by breeders.

Our puppies are visited once a week by our local veterinarians.  They are micro-chipped and their shots are up to date:  the maximum amount given according to recommended use as well as weight and age guidelines.  Our puppies are also fed premium Health Extension canned and dry foods 3 times daily to assure their health and well-being.  Many puppies are walked outside on a leash daily.  They receive tons of play and rest times throughout the day between visiting sessions with potential pet parents, too.  It is our mission to find every puppy a loving, forever home in as timely a manner as possible.

When you take home a new family member, you should feel like the place you got your puppy from is not going anywhere.  Uncle Bill's Pet Centers of Indianapolis and Fort Wayne have been an ethical, humane source for a wide variety of pets, including dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, amphibians, and other small and exotic animals since 1985:  over 30 years!  This is the kind of security that our local, community oriented pet superstore chain provides.  
It would never be in a a pet store owner's interest to work with substandard breeders; in fact, we go over and beyond to make sure we acquire our pets from the best sources.  Uncle Bill's wants to make sure new puppy parents are not going to have any issues with their pet once they take them home; the last thing anyone wants is a sick puppy or an unhappy customer.  With our and our breeders' USDA licensing our customers are provided the knowledge that the animals and products of Uncle Bill's are lovingly cared for and maintained.

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Uncle Bills and Breeders USDA Certified

Here are the Top Ten Reasons to Purchase a Puppy from Uncle Bill's Pet Centers:

  1. Inspections - USDA, State, and local health departments randomly inspect pet stores.  Also, our pet centers are open to the public 7 days a week and have staff on site 365 days a year.  Customers are the biggest inspectors of pet stores; whenever the doors are open they are being inspected.  If you have any feedback for us, feel free to let us know how we're doing!
  2. Veterinarian Oversight - Our pet centers have consulting veterinarians that oversee the operations of our facilities and the overall health and care of our pets.  They work with the store staff to create and administer protocol supported by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Each of our puppies for sale and other pets receive a weekly veterinarian check-up and are also given the best possible in pet nutrition through Health Extension premium brand of pet foods.
  3. Choices - Uncle Bill's Pet Centers work with prospective new puppy parents to match them with a pet to fit their specific needs.  Store staff take into account allergies, temperament, space constraints, and family lifestyle to counsel a customer on their new family member.  We are able to offer a variety of breeds and sizes of puppies so a customer can make an educated decision.  You can read more about what to consider before adopting a puppy here or feel free to ask a sales associate in store.
  4. Jobs - Pet stores attract employees with a love of animals in your community, often younger staff members who look to a pet store as their first step on the way to a career in the animal field.  Whether that be a veterinarian or a zoologist, you can bet that a student in your local pet store is getting first-hand knowledge in pet care that will take them far beyond their first job.  If you'd like to apply for one of our open positions at an Uncle Bill's Pet Center near you, you may fill out an online application or e-mail a resume directly to unclebill@unclebills.com.  We'd love to hear from you!
  5. Locally Owned & Operated - Our local, family owned and operated pet centers have been in your Indiana neighborhood for years.  Our owners have a commitment to your community and to your pets to make sure the stores operate in the best way they possibly can.


  6.   Young Puppy Bonding - Young puppies are offered to customers at a very trainable age.  Puppies over 8 weeks old but less than 6 months old are the easiest to train for a new family.  Unfortunately, most dogs end up in shelters because of trainable behavioral issues.  These trainable behavioral issues are easier to avoid when making a younger puppy part of your family.
7.   Warranties - Uncle Bill's supplies warranties with the purchase of a new puppy, which is why it is in our best interest to work with the highest quality breeders.  It does not benefit a pet store to sell puppies not at the top level of health.  It would affect the reputation, and we care about the health and well-being of our dogs.
8.   Regulations - Uncle Bill's Pet Centers are the most regulated source of puppies for sale to consumers in the central Indiana area and Fort Wayne.  Federal, state, and local laws protect your purchase of a puppy from your local pet store.
9.   Honesty - We are Your Place for Pets!  Uncle Bill's often acquires outstanding pets from respectable breeders, and have a responsibility to the community to run a great business.  We do not rely on donations, handouts, and smear campaigns to be successful as some animal rights groups do.  Often we are needed to work within our community and through our Rescue & Re-homing Program to find homes for locally displaced animals.
10.   Pet Overpopulation Prevention - Spay/Neuter campaigns have been so successful that in a lot of communities, shelters and rescue organizations are having to import dogs - either from out of state or even out of country - just to keep up with the demand of shelter animals.  Pet stores account for a very small percentage of pet sales (Pet stores sell as few as 2% of all dogs in the United States [Source: ASPCA]) in your community.  Someone that is purchasing a purebred puppy from their local pet store is not likely to give it up to a shelter.  There are times where we often must take back pets that cannot be cared for any more by their owners who had casually made their decision and work with our veterinarians before following through with the re-homing process.
Uncle Bill’s Pet Center is the premier pet store in the Indianapolis area. With locations in Fishers, Greenwood, and Ft. Wayne, as well as on the East, Northeast, and West sides of Indianapolis, Uncle Bill’s Pet Center is an ethical, humane source for a wide variety of pets, including dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, amphibians, and other small and exotic animals. In addition to pets, we also carry a large inventory of pet supplies, and are committed to helping our customers understand and care for their animals throughout their lives.