Choose to adopt, not shop – so many shelters have wonderful puppies looking for a home. A great place to start is at PETFINDER!
- Beware of puppy mills and puppy mill dogs. Visit CLOSE PUPPY MILLS for information on how to spot a puppy mill
- Prepare your home and your heart – adopting a puppy is a BIG responsibility. Make certain your home is ready for a dog and that you have adequate yard space for your new addition.
- Ask yourself if you have the time for a dog, especially the time to give to a puppy. Puppies are like babies – they need fed, pampered, potty trained and need regular doctor’s appointments. Make sure you are up to the task and have the funds for a new furry friend.
- Consider dog training classes. Puppies need to be socialized and taking a training class can make puppyhood easier. Visit our friend AUNT PENNY for more information!
These are just a few tips to help you – good luck and the best part about a puppy? New puppy smell! LOL!