Finding the perfect puppy is not easy. Things such as identifying not only what type of breed of dog you want is just as important as identifying what breed is best suited for you. Then, you must do research into where to find this perfect puppy; will you find him or her at the shelter or will you need to find a breeder? Lastly, once you do find that perfect puppy, are you prepared to bring him or her home? These are important steps to analyze and think about when finding your puppy. So consider using a Puppy Finder if these steps seem too overwhelming.
1. What Breed?
First, you must identify what breed of dog will suit you. For example, do you need a hypoallergenic dog? Or maybe one that is good for apartments? Also, can you afford an expensive, rare breed or will a common breed be more of a match?
Knowing not just what breed you want but also what breed is best for you and the puppy will help to make for a lifetime of compatibility. Could you get a dog that causes you to sneeze every minute and take Loratadine on a regular basis? Yes, but would that be best for you and would it allow for the most optimal bonding? We say no. So make sure to think about what breed is actually best suited for you and your lifestyle before deciding on just what breed you want.
Now that you identified your perfect breed, where to find a puppy? Well you can start your search where most other people do which is online and go through many listings and narrow down a handful. You will then also need to start calling whomever might have your puppy.
Rescues and shelters are great places to find puppies and that is where we want everyone to start, but the difficulty in that is there is no assurance on what the breed of the dog is, how it was trained, if it is completely healthy, and many other factors.
Breeders are another source and probably your best bet. However, with over 10,000 puppy mills in the United States producing over 2,000,000 sick puppies a year, it can be a real crapshoot as to whether or not you are working with someone trustworthy and that you are getting a healthy, pure bred puppy. This is such a problem that many local and state governments are outright banning or calling to ban puppy sales! This means that the only way you can get a puppy is through a rescue or outside your state.
3. Are you ready?
Bringing a puppy home isn’t just a novelty thing that immediately makes for cute and cuddly time. A puppy is a baby just like a child; you need to care for him or her, train them, listen to their needs, and tend to their issues. If you don’t you risk that puppy’s health and life. In addition, why treat another living thing less than what they deserve? The amount of preparation required for a new puppy goes way beyond the length of this article, but we are happy to help you prepare because the absolute last thing we want to happen is see another dog be placed into a shelter or abandoned along a highway.
Can you help?
Yes! That is what we are here for! First and foremost, we love dogs and we are experts with them. Not just because it is our business, but also, we live with them and have lived with them all of our lives. Dogs have always been a part of each of our families. That is why we created our Puppy Finder; just a little information will get us started on a search for your perfect puppy. We work with only good breeders that we verify, so we are taking a lot of the headaches away for you. We are also there every step of the way to make sure that your transition to your new puppy is as perfect as possible.