Adopt a puppy or dog
Can you offer a forever home to a puppy or dog in our care?
So you’ve decided to buy a puppy? How exciting for you and your family to be making the long-term commitment to get a dog.
Have you thought about what type of dog is right for your lifestyle yet? Please take a look at our advice that may help you figure out what kind of dog would suit you and your family best.
If you've decided to buy from a dog breeder follow our top tips to ensure that you’re buying a happy and healthy puppy.
The RSPCA/AWF Puppy contract can help you avoid becoming another victim of the puppy trade.
Always make sure you see mum and her pups together, and never buy a puppy if you have doubts about the breeder or situation - buying the puppy will only fund their illegal operation.
Please contact us with any concerns about a breeder so we can investigate.
Have you considered adopting a puppy instead? So many puppies and dogs in our care are looking for loving homes - and we’ll help match you with your perfect dog!
Before you visit a puppy, it’s recommended to phone and ask some questions first. Here are some examples of questions to ask a puppy breeder:
Download more questions for a breeder (PDF 1.16MB) for more help on what to look for.
When you meet the puppies:
When it comes to choosing your puppy, try and look for a happy interactive puppy. Spend plenty of time with the dog and don't feel rushed, they'll be your responsibility for many years to come.
When you’ve chosen your puppy, you’ll need to get everything ready at home. You should also find a vet and book them in for a check up.
You'll need to make sure you guide and train them to develop into happy and much loved companions. This is just the beginning of the exciting adventure of dog ownership.
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