Sunday, April 17, 2011

Where to Buy Your Puppy

If you are considering adoption, you should still arrive to the shelter prepared, knowing what you are looking for in your companion and asking any questions you may have. There are also breed-specific rescue groups for purebred and "hybrid" dogs. If you would prefer buying your puppy from a breeder, there are many well-respected and responsible breeders that provide puppies with a caring, healthy home until they are matched with a family. Selecting a breeder should be a major part of your research. Be sure to ask the breeder lots of questions, and ask to see at least one of the puppy's parents.

Pay attention to how the puppy reacts with other dogs, the breeder and your family to gauge the dog's personality. While you are screening the breeder, you may notice that the breeder is (and should be) screening you too to make sure you and your potential new puppy are an excellent match. Although the cost of the puppy is an important factor to many, keep in mind that buying a puppy is a wise investment in what will surely become a loving, and loved, lifelong member of the family.  

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