When a litter of puppies arrives, breeders are tasked with the job of finding loving, safe homes for the tiny dogs. To accomplish this task, sellers can use an array of avenues. Although the Internet is convenient, "for sale" signs offer a form of advertisement that can be physically posted around town for easy viewing. While signs can be created with basic information, taking the time to include details in a creative design will help your puppy "for sale" sign stand out from the crowd.
Select a size for the poster. For flier-style posters that will be placed on bulletin boards, use 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper or card stock. Use larger sheets of poster board, or legal-size card stock for posters that need to be visible from a distance.
Write a catchy headline for the poster in large, neat lettering. Use a thick marker or stencil if you have a tendency to write messily. Create a headline based on the breed of the dog that will draw the attention of potential buyers. Incorporate keywords like "discover" or "now available" that denote the opportunity to purchase one of your puppies is special.
Affix a clear photo of the puppies to the sign using a glue stick. If the puppies have not been whelped yet, include a photo of the mother and father to give buyers an idea of what the puppies will look like.
Include bullet points written in neat, clear text that outline facts about the available puppies. Outline the breed, birth date, any vaccinations that have been given, price and any requirements for spay/neuter agreements.
Place contact information in a prominent location on the sign. Ideally, the sign should direct potential buyers to a website where they can learn more about the puppies and expectations of the seller.
Use bright colors and easily read fonts throughout the sign to create a sign that is professional and yet eye catching.
Make color copies of the completed sign on a high-quality card stock.