"OK, I'll admit it. Upon firing up Puppy Sanctuary, I grimaced in anticipation of a game I expected would be shallow, short and unbearably saturated with saccharine cuteness. What I didn't see coming was a well-crafted game defined not by schmaltzy sweetness but by a winning combination made up of an entertaining pet sim and challenging match-3 gameplay."
"I would love this Match 3 game just for the diagonal play alone but also thrown in are the puppies with the interactive puppy toys. I love to watch them pounce on the little running mailman and play with the other toys. Oh, and I'm no child. Hint, if you pick up a puppy they'll kick out a tile for you and then parachute down. Also, there's a stray kitten in one of the sanctuaries. The match 3 gets just hard enough starting at level 21 to keep you on your toes a bit. Very fun game!"
"Well, I originally tried this one out to see if my niece might like it, but then I got hooked on those absolutely adorable little puppies playing in the sanctuary! The boards change up quite a bit in shape, difficulty, etc... then there are the "presents" levels where you can earn special items for your puppies... and then there's the shop where you can buy decorative items for the sanctuary and toys to entertain your pups - blowing bubbles is very fun!"
"OK, who doesn't love super cute puppies right? Being able to rescue them and buy them toys, food and improve their surroundings to make it beautiful. Play little mini games such as some HO and marble shooting adds to the fun. It's also super easy to play. You can play with the puppies in between sets to keep their heart meters charged. Good to play if you want something a little more relaxing since you can play in different modes also."
"If you've had a stressful day at work or the clothes washer broke down at home or the kids are fighting (again) or the husband/significant other unfairly criticizes you, then this game is perfect to sit with a cuppa in the evening and play (timed or untimed) a relaxing match-3 to save some very cute puppies."
"I love this game. Yes, it appears to be kind of childish, and in some ways it is, but there's a part of me that still likes this kind of thing. I love rescuing all the puppies and reading about each one and then playing with them in the sanctuaries. That said, I also truly enjoy the match-3 game-play and the Bust a Move levels. The hidden object mini games are really easy, but sometimes you don't want a huge challenge in your games."
"Cute without being sickly sweet match 3 game with usual challenges and hidden object minilevels. Kept me moving without getting frustrated. There's an advanced mode for more difficulty. A great game for adults and kids!"
"I just have fun tossing the puppies up and letting them parachute down while I'm playing... I find that some of them actually seem to want you to play with them while you're working a board! I opened up my last sanctuary (the city) and now have 32 puppies... getting a little sad because I know that will be the end, but maybe I will have to check out Kitten Sanctuary too!"