Buying a puppy
Get puppy smart
So you've decided to buy a puppy? How exciting for you and your family to getting 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.
Buying a puppy from a breeder
Dealers are using the internet to their advantage when it comes to advertising and selling farmed puppies. 87% of puppy trade calls we get are about animals bought over the internet. Be sure to follow our tips for spotting a puppy dealers advert.
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. Check out our top tips on finding a good breeder.
The Puppy Contract can help you avoid becoming another victim of the puppy trade.
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!
Taking your new puppy home
When you've chosen your puppy, you'll need to get everything ready at home. Taking care of a puppy can be a bit daunting, but it can also be incredibly fun!
To help ensure that you can relax and enjoy your time with your playful companion we've put together a guide to your puppy's first year.
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