filipejames2 asked in PetsDogs · 4 weeks ago

Where can I buy a dog?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    • "Where can I buy a dog?"

    As you have not bothered to create an "About Me" stating:

    ¤ the YEAR you were born,

    ¤ your nearest CITY (include the name of the nation or state if more than one city has that name), and

    ¤ the things that INTEREST you most,

    there is no way we can KNOW the sources available to you.

    And whenever you ask about BUYING something, you should list the price range you consider reasonable plus what you want that purchase to DO for you.

    But you haven't bothered to do ANY of those things!

    In the case of a DOG, your thoughtlessness indicates that you probably shouldn't get a dog at all. Unlike a chair or radio or movie, dogs CARE about how they are treated.

    So you need to do some serious THINKING then

    ⛧click the [Edit] under your question, followed by

    ⛧click the [Add Update] that pops up, then

    ⛧type the missing information into the clear area that appears.

    💥1: How old are you on your nearest birthday?

    💥2: What is your nearest city?

    💥3: Do you OWN your property? If not, what kinds of dog do you have the landlord's written permission to keep on HIS property, and permission to build a roofed exercise pen with a raised sleeping box at the far end?

    💥4: Is there a back yard that is fenced too high for that kind of dog to jump over and too deep for it to dig under?

    💥5: What kind & size of dog are you looking for? What do you consider to be a suitable price-range for this purchase?

    💥6: Do you have access to a reliable source of raw animal proteins (birds, eggs, fish (remove ALL the needle bones and ensure that the dog can't reach them), mammals) - include their offal and some of their bones. Do you have a deep freeze to store the meat in until 1 or 2 days before you need to thaw it?

    💥7: Have you found a weekly training group that you can get yourself & your dog to & from for about a year, getting COACHED on how to train that dog?

    💥8: What do you want this dog to do when you have trained it?

    💥9: Are you able to stay home 24/7 for the first 2-to-4 weeks starting the day you bring Pup home? After that, how long per school or work day will Pup be home alone?

    Without all that information the best I can do is warn you to AVOID all sources except these 2:

    🐕‍🦺✔️1: Registered specialist (they focus on just ONE breed) breeders who use only studs & broods that have (a) show gradings - preferably an actual Champion title - to prove that they ARE typical of their breed, (b) official "health certificates" declaring them safe to breed from for whatever genetic disorders are found in that breed - hip & elbow dysplasia in almost all breeds, annual eye tests in MANY breeds, and various others in particular breeds, and (c) character & trainability qualifications suited to that breed's functions. (Are you starting to see why we NEED all this information?). Such breeders have PRIDE in their kennel name, and supply a printed Guarantee stating the compensation you will receive if your pet is diagnosed with any of a variety of genetic disorders.

    🐕✔️2: A dedicated charity animal-rescue organisation (the SPCA is probably the best known world-wide, but there are various  others). They cannot offer any sort of guarantee - they MIGHT know the dam, but won't have any idea what studs mated her - and what they sell is NOT for showing, NOT for breeding from, but CAN compete in Agility. Obedience, Tracking competitions and become a champion in one or more of those fields. They will be neutered BEFORE you are allowed to take one, but the adoption fee is commonly less than your vet would charge for the vaccinations & neutering. They almost all require you to sign a Contract authorising them to repossess the pooch if you neglect it, and to return it to them if you can no longer cope.

    King Les The Lofty - first pup in 1950, GSD trainer & breeder as of Easter 1968

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  • 4 weeks ago

    at an adoption shelter

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  • 4 weeks ago

    At a no kill rescue of course.  Also many of these extend  and are linked to  other  rescues and breed rescues  should you want a particular breed

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Craigslist or backyard breeders. That's where I got me Basset Hound puppy. 

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  • Trisha
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    At PetCo or Dumb Friends League.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Better to tell you where NOT to buy one and that's NEVER from a Pet Shop who get their stock from BYBs at best, and Puppy Farms.  And don't buy from a BYB - that should be obvious as all they want is your money.

    If you are undecided about 'breed', please adopt from a Shelter.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Shelter/rescue. 

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  • patty
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    get a rescue dog

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    They will look for you 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    at walmart ..........

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