Education

The Internet and classifieds are filled with advertisements for breeders, so finding someone trustworthy with experience can be tricky. If you’re going the purebred route, it is essential to acquire your dog from a reputable breeder. Dogs bred in the wrong environment can cause significant behavior and health issues that can cost you money and even heartbreak.

The best way to find a breeder is through local dog care professionals. 

Now that you’ve determined that you can afford a dog, it’s time to answer another question: what king of dog will fit my lifestyle? A 500 square foot loft in the middle of a city does not scream hound dog (although it will if you put a hound dog in it – all night long). It’s best to make a decision based on your and the dog’s needs. If you do, the chances of both you and your pup being well adjusted and happy are greatly increased.

Tiny wet noses. Velvety ears. Squishy Buddha bellies. Wiggly little bums. Is there anything better than bringing home a puppy? Probably not. And while adopting or buying a dog is an exciting opportunity to bring a new family member into the mix, there are many elements that should influence that decision. Cost, lifestyle, and family life are just some of the factors that should play a role in aiding you doggie decisions.

Tiny wet noses. Velvety ears. Squishy Buddha bellies. Wiggly little bums. Is there anything better than bringing home a puppy? Probably not. And while adopting or buying a dog is an exciting opportunity to bring a new family member into the mix, there are many elements that should influence that decision. Cost, lifestyle, and family life are just some of the factors that should play a role in aiding you doggie decisions.