About PuppySpot.com

PuppySpot is a service committed to helping responsible breeders place their puppies with caring individuals and families in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Dallas, and across the U.S. But, more than just a service, PuppySpot is a community of dog lovers whose mission is to make lives better by placing healthy puppies into happy homes. The PuppySpot brand, with puppies at the center, is rooted in the belief that dogs should be celebrated, and owners deserve to experience trust, confidence and transparency when searching for their new companions.

With a screened and vetted network of responsible breeders, PuppySpot makes fetching your new best friend a simple and enjoyable experience. PuppySpot uses a personalized approach that caters to the needs of those in search of a new furry friend as well as the breeders who are looking for their puppies' forever homes. Each breeder within the PuppySpot community is held to the highest standards, with health and safety for all dogs (not just puppies) as top priorities. Following a comprehensive, proprietary screening process, less than 10 percent of breeders who begin the PuppySpot review process are invited to join the exclusive community — ensuring that both two- and four-legged friends receive a premium experience that is seamless and quality-driven.

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Jonathan Cherins

Chief Executive Officer

Jonathan joined Puppyspot in April of 2018 as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Puppyspot, Jonathan spent 3 years at YEXT (NYSE: YEXT) as EVP, Partner, responsible for running the Partner business in the U.S. While at Yext, he also led the Small Business group and launched its Middle Market sales team.

Prior to Yext, Cherins held the roles of CMO, General Manager of Reservation Solutions, and EVP of Americas & Enterprise at TravelClick from 2010-2014. TravelClick was sold in 2014 to Thoma Bravo.

Cherins has extensive experience in general management, marketing and sales leadership and go-to-market execution in the Information, Media, and SaaS industries. Prior to TravelClick, he held a variety of leadership positions at Dun & Bradstreet and was a founding employee at Juno Online Services, which went public in 1999.

Cherins has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia University.

Cherins resides in New Jersey with his wife Allyson and 3 children (soon to be down to two as their eldest is joining U. of Wisconsin class of 2022 in the fall). A lifelong dog owner, the family is rounded out by odd couple of two PuppySpot puppies; an energetic Bernedoodle named Zoe and a lovely and large French Mastiff named Frankie.

Claire Komorowski

Chief Operating Officer

Claire Komorowski joined PuppySpot as Vice President of Revenue Operations in April of 2019.  She has vast experience in compensation planning, sales strategy and generating revenue from a leads based business like PuppySpot.  Prior to PuppySpot, Claire most recently served as the Vice President of Sales Operations at HomeAdvisor (ANGI) where she scaled sales and revenue.  Claire was one of the first employees at Yext, responsible for starting the customer service department.  She later ran operations, customer service, strategy, and sales for a division of Yext (Felix), which was purchased by IAC. 

Claire grew up in Michigan and earned a B.S. in Economics from the University of Michigan. She now resides with her husband Robert, two small children, and Casey, their PuppySpot Bernedoodle, in central New Jersey.

David Horowitz

Chief Information Officer

David Horowitz joined PuppySpot as the Senior Vice President of Product in September 2018 and was named Chief Information Officer in May 2019. He has been building state of the art technology products for over 20 years at both start-ups and large corporations and has extensive experience managing agile product and development teams. Most recently, David was the COO of CressCap Investment Research which produced automated investment research and recommendations on thousands of companies across the globe every day. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at SiteCompli, TravelClick, and Dun and Bradstreet. Before D&B, David was a SVP at Netomat Inc. an early innovator in the social media and mobile space. David holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Business as well as a B.A. from the University of Michigan. Over the last 11 years, Dave has really become a dog lover. He currently lives in New Jersey, with his wife Debra and their dogs Oliver and Chorizo. He also has two children, LJ and Andie, who currently both attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Craig Rosenbaum

Chief Financial Officer

Craig joined PuppySpot as Chief Financial Officer in January 2019 after spending 12 years at WebMD.  Craig held a variety of roles at WebMD, most recently as Vice President of Finance where he was integral in the sale of WebMD to KKR/Internet brands for $2.8B in 2017.

Before WebMD, Craig spent 7 years at Dell Computers in Austin, Texas.  Craig holds a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Management from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Craig resides on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his wife and young daughter and is currently debating between a Labrador Retriever and a Yorkie as the next addition to the family.

Jay Roberts

SVP, General Manager

Jay Roberts joined PuppySpot in December 2017. Jay is focused on working to further grow the PuppySpot breeder community. Jay has extensive experience growing businesses, having spent nearly two decades working for companies such as Williams-Sonoma, DIRECTV, Teleflora and Core Digital Media. Jay spent his undergraduate years at Southern Methodist University, earned his MBA from Tulane University and currently lives in California with his wife, their three children and dogs, Savannah and Bandit.

PuppySpot Releases Top 10 Dog Breed Predictions For 2019 View

PuppySpot Advocates Responsible Puppy Gifting This Holiday Season View

PuppySpot Launches Puppy Chaperone Program to Accompany Puppies to Forever Homes View

PuppySpot Hosts New Series of Free Health Screenings for Breeders’ Adult Dogs View

PuppySpot Breeder Advisory Board Hosts Special Guests, The American Kennel Club, to Discuss Enhanced Continuing Education for Responsible Breeders View

PuppySpot Receives Feefo Gold Service Award for Second Consecutive Year View

PuppySpot.com Forms Advisory Board to Provide Scientific Counsel and Further Enhance Industry-Leading Standards View

PuppySpot.com Urges Dog Lovers to Make Smart Choices When Bringing a Puppy Home for the Holidays View

PuppySpot.com Calls for Puppy Scam Victims to Come Forward and Share Their Stories View

PuppySpot.com Expands Breeder Health Clinic Program View

PuppySpot Issues Best Practices for Safe Pet Air Travel View

PuppySpot.com Commends New York Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature on S.5599 / A.7195 View

PuppySpot.com Launches Revolutionary Rehoming Program for Retired Breeding Dogs View

PuppySpot Launches Free Health Clinics for Breeders View

PuppySpot Protects Dog Lovers Against Puppy Scams View

PuppySpot Reveals Most Puppy-loving Cities View

PuppySpot Launches First National Advertising Campaign View

PuppySpot.com Helps Dog Lovers Responsibly Attain Puppy Love This Valentine's Day View

PuppySpot.com Announces Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2016 View

PuppySpot.com Reveals Best Puppy Homecoming Videos of 2016 View

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Boston Globe

Lockdown unleashed a runaway pandemic puppy economy. Is it here to stay? June 3, 2021 View


Purchasing a new puppy? Beware of online scams May 13, 2021 View

CBS Local

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Miami News Channel 7

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The New York Times

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USA Today

Dog days of the pandemic create a thriving economy for man's best friend September 2, 2020 View

Yahoo Money

Coronavirus puppy scams come with 'red flags,' expert says: Illegal Tender podcast July 10, 2020 View


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NBC Portland

Portland girl with sickle cell anemia gets dream puppy through Make-A-Wish February 24, 2018 View


How to avoid scams when adopting a puppy December 10, 2017 View

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Missouri Legislature must reform animal welfare laws November 7, 2017 View

The Hill

Private sector can help cut down on service animal fraud September 21, 2017 View

ABC Harrisburg

Puppy wish granted for 3-year-old cancer survivor July 26, 2017 View

ABC Philadelphia

Montco boy battling eye cancer meets his new puppy July 26, 2017 View


Cherokee Nation Child Welfare Office adds therapy puppy to staff July 6, 2017 View

ABC Corpus Christi

Teen living with cystic fibrosis gets puppy surprise June 30, 2017 View

Pet Product News

PuppySpot Launches Free Health Clinics for Breeders June 23, 2017 View


Puppy-Loving CEO Shares Tips for Sniffing Out Authenticity in Business June 23, 2017 View

Ventura County Star

Not everyone can adopt shelter dog June 14, 2017 View

Muskogee Phoenix

Pup to help foster children integrate into homes May 3, 2017 View

CBS Tulsa

New Therapy Dog For Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare Office May 2, 2017 View

Washington Examiner

California leads from behind on pet welfare May 1, 2017 View

Fox News

After the Show Show: Puppies! March 23, 2017 View

Fox News

'Fox & Friends' celebrates National Puppy Day March 23, 2017 View

NBC Billings

New puppy brings joy to grieving Billings family March 23, 2017 View


PuppySpot Launches First Ad Campaign February 17, 2017 View

New York Observer

Trump's Secretary of Agriculture Pick Needs to Take Action on Animal Welfare February 10, 2017 View

Fit Small Business

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CBS Shreveport

Bossier City family receives service dog December 7, 2016 View

Mother Nature Network

The ultimate guide to boarding your dog December 7, 2016 View

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PuppySpot has offices in Jersey City, New Jersey:

  • 333 Washington Street 3rd Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302