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Puppies In Eastern Cape

With so many to choose from, choosing the right puppy to adopt in Eastern Cape can be overwhelming. Becoming a puppy parent is a big decision, and it is important for the puppy as well as for your sanity to choose the right one for your family and lifestyle.

Breeder Versus Shelter

One of the decisions you might be facing is whether to purchase a puppy from a breeder or adopt one from a local animal shelter. If you decide to buy from a breeder, thoroughly research the individual to be sure she is breeding quality dogs and taking care of the parents. Unfortunately, many people breed dogs for the money and have little regard to their health and well-being. Reputable breeders breed dogs because they love the breed.

There is nothing like the feeling of rescuing a dog from an animal shelter. Saving the life of a little puppy is a wonderful idea, but it may be difficult not knowing anything about the dog's upbringing or parents. Many shelters offer the opportunity to spend a little time with the puppy you are thinking of adopting. Be sure to use this time to judge its temperament. A fearful or aggressive puppy will likely grow into a fearful or aggressive dog.

What Kind to Get

All puppies, from the smallest Chihuahua to the giant English Mastiff, are small and cute when they are born. That tiny puppy will grow into an adult in 12 to 24 months and, depending on the breed, may easily quadruple in size. Each year, hundreds of dogs around the world are turned out onto the street or surrendered to a shelter because the owner had no idea how big the tiny puppy would grow up to be. Researching the breeds you like allows you to understand how big puppies of different breeds are as adults. Online research is also an excellent way to connect with other people who have the same breed or to find out things like the right type of kibble for your new family member and what supplies you need to buy before bringing him home.

Adopting a puppy in Eastern Cape may be easy, but doing the research before heading out to pick one up is the best way to make sure you know all you need to know about the breed. Adopting the right puppy will give you a best friend for years to come.