Choosing Your Dog – Pet Shop Puppies

Over ninety percent of the dogs sold in pet stores in the United States come from puppy mills. Don’t be misled by pet shop employees or owners who usually claim that their dogs come from “good breeders” or that their puppies are “hand picked” by the store manager or owner. Learn how to ask right questions for your own protection. Paying a high prices and AKC (American Kennel Club) registration papers DO NOT guarantee a quality, and physically and mentally healthy puppy.

Puppy mill puppies are not sold only in pet stores, you can find them all over the internet, newspaper ads and even through your local farm market. They will sell puppies to anyone with the money to pay for them. By purchasing a puppy from a pet store or from the source you didn’t research properly it is very likely that you are supporting inhumane practices of puppy mills.

If for any reason you decide to take your chance and buy your puppy through a pet store, please be careful. There are many things you must watch for before you decide to buy a puppy from a pet store. Many pet stores offer a health guarantee. Find out everything you can about that guarantee before your purchase.

Questions to Ask About Pet-Shop Guarantee

  • Does the guarantee cover ALL medical expenses, regardless of the cost?
  • If all medical expenses are not paid, which part is covered with the guarantee?
  • Will they let you use your own vet or the pet store only let you use their vet?
  • What if you are not satisfied with the vet they suggested, will they cover the cost of a vet of your choice?
  • Who will be responsible for the veterinary costs if a puppy is afflicted with a heritable disease which may not manifest itself until later in life?
  • If your puppy get sick, and their policy require you to get another puppy, what if the second puppy also get sick? Will they refund your purchase price?
  • In case your puppy suffers from hip displaysia year or two years after your purchase, will they cover the cost of the surgery?

Will they refund you the price of the puppy — or will they require you to bring the puppy back to them for a new puppy? You Deserve to Know the Truth – Get FREE Puppy Report from a non-profit organization, and a federal 501c3 charity with objective to bring awareness to the public about the nature of the commercial dog breeding industry so you can make informed and educated decisions about your next puppy purchase.

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Mar 12, 2008 | 0 | Choosing Your Dog

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