If you are considering getting a new PupSize puppy, we’re so excited for you. A new puppy can be a great addition to a family and he or she will fill your heart with love, like no other. Here are 3 ways to help you find your new puppy.
Adopting a dog who needs a home is one of the best things you will ever do. There are tons of local animal shelters and rescue groups that have dogs just waiting for loving homes. Local animal shelters and rescue groups have large dogs, small dogs and all sizes in between, they have both mix breeds and purebreds.
There are also many breed specific rescue groups that have “designer” or “hybrids” breeds, like Yorkies, Chihuahuas and Malti-poos, that need homes. Searching the internet and Facebook are a great way to explore this option. Often times, when searching for your soulmate or best friend, it’s just happens because it’s meant to be. It breaks my heart when I see sweet animals looking for a home, and I’m thankful to the men and women who take care of these amazing animals and so diligently help find them forever homes. I promise you that a rescue pets will thank you for the rest of their lives.
Learn How to Avoid Buying from a Puppy Mill.
Puppy mills typically bred puppies in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions, without adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization. Puppy mill puppies are sold to pet shops or directly to the public over the Internet and through newspaper ads, posing as a small family breeder, using legitimate-looking ads or websites.
The ASPCA estimates that there could be as many as 10,000 puppy mills in the United States and states “There is no legal definition of a “puppy mill,” so don’t be fooled by pet store owners who show you “papers” or licenses to prove that their dogs are from humane sources. The fact is, responsible breeders would never sell a puppy through a pet store because they want to screen potential buyers to ensure their puppies are going to a good home.”
Get a Referral for a Responsible Breeder and Visit the Premises.
You can find responsible breeders by asking your veterinarian, by contacting local breed clubs, or visiting professional dog shows. You can even start by asking pet parents you meet at the mall or connect with on social networks. A responsible breeder will never sell her dogs through a pet store or in any other way that does not allow her to meet with and thoroughly interview you to ensure that the puppy is a good match for your family, ensuring you will provide a responsible, lifelong home.
Typically, PupSize dog breeders will go the extra step and ask about your living environment, daily schedule and other family members, including young children. Tiny and small dogs are delicate and do require more time and care. Most responsible small dog breeders are concerned with young children and how long the fur baby may be left at home by themselves.
Responsible breeders provide a loving and healthy environment and you should never buy a puppy without seeing where the dog and its parents were raised and housed with your own eyes, no matter what papers the breeder has. Also, please be aware that the AKC (American Kennel Club) and other registries do not recognize “designer” breeds.