Where can I find puppies for sale? How much does it really cost to adopt a puppy? Adoption fees typically play an active role in taking care of an adopted dog, ranging from being waived, to several hundred dollars; many puppies for sale, may reach the thousands; and where can I find them? The Internet offers the ideal medium to connect potential puppy owners and those looking to buy, while also maintaining a degree of anonymity and privacy – a desired feature for a website with personal information, such as an adoption site.
Many pet stores advertise their puppies available for adoption at “puppy mills,” or puppy breeding facilities. These are breeders that sell puppies for profit, without regard for their health, temperament or any other aspect of the breed. They frequently fail to meet the requirements of the American Kennel Club (AKC) and rarely pass muster with local veterinarians. They are a common problem, due to the extreme lengths to which unscrupulous breeders will go to ensure the sale of a purebred puppy that is likely to be low quality, ill-behaved and hard to bring up. These breeders frequently source their pups from abusive puppy mills and may not even have proof of current vaccinations or deworming.
For puppies for sale, the best place to find potential puppies is at a local pet shop or through a website devoted to young boys (and girls!) Dogs, including puppies, are adorable little bundles when they’re young. Their cuteness often draws novice owners, but the inherent danger of owning an unsupervised dog, the potential for biting or chewing, and the difficulty of having a responsible adult in charge of a puppy for a young boy or girl are all considerations to take into account before deciding to make a purchase.
While watching the cute puppies on television, the puppy mill in the back of your mind may also be giving you nightmares about the conditions these animals are living in and the violence inherent in puppy farming. If nothing else, it is important to learn more about the conditions that are commonly found in puppy mills. A short film from 1998 chronicling the life of one of these animals named Jazz, may be worth viewing in order to gain perspective about the realities faced by animals in a puppy mill. The film follows Jazz for a couple of years as he is treated like any other pet at the facility and sent out to be trained for sale.
One of the best ways to determine if a shelter or rescue group has healthy puppies for sale is to carefully vet any prospective breeder. Ask questions about the dam and sire (mother and father). Find out if both parents were raised in a professional, humane environment. Any reputable breeder and rescue group will be more than happy to share with you the history of both parents. Ask about the health of both dam and sire, if the dam has had any health problems in the past. Contact the vet and ask to see the dam’s progeny, (if applicable).
While the puppies for sale in the clip from the best short film on puppies for sale are adorable, don’t mistake them for the young boys available for adoption at such places. The young boys are often past their tween years, much older than the puppies on offer at shelters. They are not properly socialized or trained and are likely to have behavioral problems as puppies. But don’t mistake them for puppies suitable for home at anytime.