Adopt a dog
Can you offer a forever home to a dog in our care?
Thinking of buying a puppy? It’s a big commitment, so if you’re sure you can provide the right home for a puppy, be sure you’re buying the puppy for you.
Puppies need exercise, training, play and company. However different puppies need different amounts. If commitments take up lots of your time a more active breed may not be suitable for you.
Consider too, how much time can you can spend grooming? Long-haired puppies may need lots more.
Buying one of the many pedigree puppies for sale in the UK will give you a better idea of what your dog will look like when fully grown. However many suffer from serious health and welfare problems.
Do your research and select breeders who test to ensure the future health of their puppies. The RSPCA/AWF Puppy contract can help you avoid many of the potential pitfalls associate with puppy purchasing.
Many people have a favourite type of dog but remember that choosing a puppy based on appearance alone isn’t a good idea.
Whilst different breeds may be more likely to show certain types of behaviour, how your puppy will behave as an adult will depend a great deal upon its life experiences.
Certain breeds may have a reputation for growing into friendly family dogs, but if they aren’t trained and socialised early on they could end up being afraid of strangers, unfamiliar dogs and even their own shadow!
Buying a puppy from an irresponsible breeder can end in heart break. Avoid the pitfalls, get the Puppy contract today.