Are you planning to buy a new breed of dog or puppy from a pet store or website for your family? There are so many options available in the world to choose our best friends. Before rushing things by going to the stores that have dogs for sale and purchasing your desired breed of dog, here are a few things to consider.
• Don’t think you can always get the best breed at stores that have puppies for sale near you. One of the best sources of puppies is from dog rescue areas and dog shelters. Dogs that come from rescue areas and dog shelters are usually well cared for.
• If you wish to own a purebred or mixed breed dog, your remaining option will be a well educated dog breeder who knows how to breed the desired type of dog. Even puppies of the same class or breed can have different character traits from each other. Select the best type of puppies that a well-bred man thinks have the character traits he is looking for in a dog.
• Personally, if I had to choose to buy a puppy from any pet store, I would do a little research on the store before purchasing. This is mainly because some pet stores source your dog from puppy factors and dog farms, which is not a good place to get your long-sought friend!
If you’ve decided which breed you really like, then I think your next problem to solve is where to get the puppy you want. Here are simple but very useful tips to choose the right dog seller.
• Try to check the environment around stores that have dogs for sale, shelters, and rescue areas. If you find them dirty, please don’t choose that place. The place where your dog or puppy that you are going to buy is located must always be clean. The environment reflects the health of your dog or puppy.
• Try to pay a visit to the area and see how the handlers treat the dogs. Are the dogs kept and cleaned? Are they locked in a cage every day or do the owners let them walk down the street during certain hours of the day?
• You should let your dog or puppy be checked periodically by your trusted veterinarian and if possible before buying it. If the seller won’t let you check the dog out with your trusted vet, then it’s reasonable to ask for any money-back guarantee if the dog or puppy is always sick or in trouble. If you are buying a dog by ordering from far away or using the internet, always make sure that there will be a guarantee for you, including the cost of shipping, if the dog or puppy does not pass the physical. examination by your vet.