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Before researching puppies for sale it is important to ensure that you and your family are ready to .... Read More
Before researching puppies for sale it is important to ensure that you and your family are ready to become responsible dog owners. Puppies grow into adult dogs in the blink of an eye, and owning one is more than a decade long commitment that will change your entire lifestyle. When buying a puppy you must prepare yourself for the fact that your new pet will play a major role in all of the decisions and plans that you make in the future.
Are you ready for the financial commitment of owning a puppy?
- Can you afford food?
- What about vet bills?
- Have you checked how much pet insurance will cost for your puppy?
- How much will it cost to groom your puppy?
- Tending to training and behaviour problems isn’t always free either
- How about pet boarding costs when you go on holiday?
- Pet supplies like a collar, ID tag, leash, bed, toys, treats and water bowls can add up
What type of living environment will you bring your puppy into?
- Do you live in a house or an apartment?
- Can you tolerate toilet accidents and mess in your home?
- Is your fence and gate suitable enough to keep your puppy safe?
- Do you have a secure fence around your pool or spa?
- Do you tend to a garden that could potentially get ruined?
- Are there any poisonous plants in or around your home?
Is your current lifestyle suitable for owning a puppy?
- Do you have young children? Other pets?
- Is your home quiet and calm, lively and busy, or variable?
- Are you or anyone else in your family allergic to dogs?
- How much time do you spend at home?
- Will you have the time and patience to train your puppy?
- Will there be someone to care for it when you are away?
- How much time do you have each day to walk your dog and making sure it gets enough exercise?
- Do you see your situation changing in the next 10-15 years?
Find breeders with puppies for sale on Pawbase
To find responsible and ethical breeders, simply go to the Dog Breeders page. From here you will be able to view each breeder’s profile, see their latest litters and read their reviews. To help you determine if your breeder is responsible and ethical, here are 10 question to ask a breeder before buying a puppy.
If you think that you are ready to own a dog but are unsure what breed to get, use our Dog Breed Selector to determine which breed is best suited to your home environment and lifestyle.