Thinking of getting a new puppy? 

Here are some important factors to consider before making that all important purchase:

  •  Can you meet the cost and commitment required for a dog when you return to work post COVID 19
  • Research the breed and ensure the breed suits your lifestyle e.g. active vs low maintenance
  • Research the breeder and ask lots of questions before you visit
  • Ask if the puppy has been regularly wormed since birth
  • Ensure that the puppy has been microchipped (this is a legal requirement)
  • Ensure that the puppy will be at least 8 weeks old before they leave
  • Always meet the puppy’s mum and ask her age (must be a minimum of 1 year old)
  • When visiting the puppy look for interaction with mother and littermates
  • Ask what food the puppy has been weaned onto and ensure the breeder provides enough of the puppy’s food to continue the same diet for a few days after going home
  • Never feel pressured in to making a purchase – if it doesn’t look right or feel right then it probably isn’t right!
  • If you do decide to buy, always arrange a veterinary health check within 48 hours of purchase