Be a responsible dog owner
Before deciding to purchase your puppy it is extremely important that you think long and hard about the implications of owning a pet.
The service we provide is designed as a more responsible alternative to selling pets in pet shops, as we believe our site visitors are actively seeking a puppy suitable for their lifestyle rather than purchasing on a whim in a store.
We provide the information about each and every dog breed to help educate our visitors about the exercise, grooming and lifestyle requirements of the puppies listed
Once you have identified the puppy you would like to make your own, we urge you to ask yourself the following questions:
- How much space does this breed require? Can I provide this space?
- What level of exercise will this breed require?
- What type of lifestyle does this breed require?
- What are the grooming requirements of this breed?
- What are the dietary requirements of this breed?
- Does my rental property or body corporate allow dogs?
It is a sad truth that there are immoral people who treat dogs as production machines - and because they care little about the resulting animals, these pups often have health and behaviour problems. PuppiesForSale.com.au is STRONGLY against Puppy Farms and we urge our visitors looking to purchase a puppy from a breeder listed on our site to verify the integrity of the breeder.
You can start by asking the breeder the following questions:
- Can I meet the puppy's mother and father?
- If the breeder is interstate, does the Breeder have pictures available of both the parents?
- May I see / visit where the puppies are raised?
- What personality traits should I be informed about?
- At what age can the puppy go to it's new home? (8 weeks old MINIMUM)
- Are there any common health problems associated with this breed?
- How many litters of puppies do you have per year?
- What happens to your retired breeding dogs?
- How many different breeds of puppies do you sell?
- What is the average lifespan of the dogs?
- What type of food do you feed your dogs?
- Are your puppies and their parents fully immunized?
- Are the puppies socialized at all before leaving for their new home, how?
- Have the puppies had any interaction with children?
- Do the puppies have any type of training prior to being sent to their new home?
- Are you a member of any breeder associations or clubs? Why or why not?
- Can you supply references or testimonials?
- Do you offer a health guarantee with your puppies?
- Do you require all puppies purchased from you to be desexed?
Most breeders will be all too happy to answer your questions in regards to the puppy you are interested in, and will be equally concerned about the new owner they are releasing their puppy to.
Both you and the breeder need to feel comfortable with each other to ensure the puppy has been looked after well, and will be in the future.