A Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Puppy in Perth
Puppies for sale; it’s not a catch. It’s a view to add a new face to the family. But knowing where to buy a puppy, what breed to choose and what needs to be completed immediately after the exchange in ownership are topic areas that can only be settled through research. Here is your beginners guide to buying a puppy in Perth.
While pet stores may appear to have the cuter, younger, more house friendly puppies for your family to become attached to, walking through an animal shelter and staring at the faces that crave your attention is an ideal experience for potential owners. This is also a rescue mission; you’re saving a life. The only downside may be that many in shelters are past the puppy stage and may not fit your requirements. Your lifestyle is very important in the purchase and can help narrow your options to provide the most suitable companion.
Where to Buy
www.dogsforsaleinperth.com.au is the perfect website to help decide if adopting is for you. Pictures and details can be accessed on your computer, allowing for research to be undertaken before you make a decision. These dogs are rescued and given a chance at another life, and the organisation receives no funding; they exist to provide you with a friend that would love to be a part of your life.
For the pet store option, www.acapups.com.au is a Perth puppy pet store that sources puppies from reputable breeders and is a member of the Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders (AAPDB). The health and welfare of pets is their priority, as each puppy is vaccinated, vet-checked and worm/flea treated. Owning a puppy without these precautions is never recommended.
What breed of dog do you want? This is dependant on space, who the dog will be living with and how much time you can spend with him/her. If you have outdoor space and high fencing, this will suit larger breeds such as German Shepherds, Australian Cattle Dogs and Rottweilers. For apartments and units, breeds such as Chihuahuas, Beagles and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels will make themselves right at home and be eagerly waiting at the front door on your return. Believe it or not, Great Danes are also apartment suitable breeds.
If in doubt, the dog breed selector here http://www.animalplanet.com/breed-selector/dog-breeds.html is a great tool to assist with decision making and suitability. It is essential to ensure that the new addition to your family is provided with the conditions required of its breed. If you’re allergic to dog hair, have young children or don’t have the time to train your puppy from its earliest stages, breed is all the more important. You don’t want to send your puppy back to the shelter due to incompatibility.
Once you’ve acquired your new friend and sorted out the formalities, the factors of food, grooming, maintenance and training will arise. Knowing your breed helps with understanding what is required to keep him/her healthy and happy. Puppies can be expensive, and many breeds require regular cutting, clipping and daily exercise. Regular vet checks and asking professionals for advice will allow the beginner to provide an enjoyable life for all breeds of dog.
Puppies are for sale in Perth. As a beginner, are you prepared to add a loyal friend to the family?