Buying a Puppy For The Family – Read This First!

Buying a Puppy For The Family – Read This First!

So your thinking of buy a puppy. How exciting for your family to be making this long-term commitment to get a dog.

Think about what type of dog is right for your lifestyle. Exercise, food, a kennel, time commitment, do you spend a lot of time away from home?

Buying a puppy from a breeder

Dog breeders are using the internet to their gain when it comes to advertising and selling farmed pups. 87% of puppy trade calls to the RSPCA are about pets bought over the internet.

Always make sure you see mum and her pups together, and never buy a puppy if you have any concerns about the breeder or situation – buying the puppy will only help their illegal operation.

Buying a puppy

Get puppy smart

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.

Buying a puppy from a breeder

Dealers are using the internet to their advantage when it comes to advertising and selling farmed puppies. 87 percent 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.

The Puppy Contract can help you avoid becoming another victim of the puppy trade.

Have you thought about adopting a puppy instead? Lots of puppies and dogs are looking for loving homes.

Taking your new puppy home

When you’ve chosen your puppy, you’ll need to get everything ready at home beforehand. Taking care of a puppy can be a bit daunting, but also be lots of fun. 

Support the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs across England and Wales by sponsoring RSPCA dog kennels. Put £6.50 a month towards their work with dogs and receive regular updates on how you’re helping.

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