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Q: Where to buy dog?

February 16, 2009 | By Emily B. | 72 answers | Expired: 1968 days ago

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Sheryl J.
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Feb 22, 2009

Shelter, Rescue League or Sanctuary. If at all possible Adopt don't Shop.

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Alvin & Gretchen
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Feb 19, 2009

I highly recommend your local Humane Society. We just adopted Weaver February 10th after losing our Shar-pei, Hoochie on February 9th. The staff at the Humane Society can help you make the right choice. There are so many dogs in shelters that need a home someone to love.

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Linda B.
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Feb 19, 2009

RESCUED a dog

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JIM K.
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Feb 18, 2009

the word BUY is the thing to focus on, rescued or purchased you will be spending 200-300 on an animal the first 6 months at a minimum. we RESCUED a dog. he had all his shots and was fixed and so we paid a adoption fee. same thing as BUY. so good question. if you want a specific breed you do your research and then go get one. of you just want a companion then you need to figure out how big a dog , the cost to keep a dog, and the care needed. there is always something to learn and always something that cost more. more big bones may mean safer furniture? do you start with a puppy and all the work it takes to raise a puppy, its like having a 2 year old for 2 years... or do you get an adult dog who is almost ready to go? glad you are asking............
last i would avoid anywhere you feel it may be a puppy mill. to many brothers and sisters mating can lead to many health issues for your dog.

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B P.
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Feb 18, 2009

Please adopt from a shelter or rescue group. You may find a dog that is trained. You certainly will save a life!!!

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Luann H.
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Feb 18, 2009

Adopt your pet from your local animal shelter

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Robin J.
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Feb 18, 2009

First decided what breed you are interested in. Do your breed research first to make sure you have the time and lifestyle to match the energy level and needs of that breed. Then start looking on Petfinder. It will show you local shelters and rescues that have the breed of dog your interested in. Breed research is very very important. Never buy a dog from a pet store or you will be supporting puppy mills. Backyard breeders are not any better. You can find thousands of purebred dogs in shelters and rescue groups. Robin

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Chris G.
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Feb 18, 2009

You need to take a look at the environment you live in, the space you have in and outside, research the natures of the breeds you like, do you work away from home for long hours? a working dog will not like that and do much damage while you are out. Think of the amount of exercise the breed would require.

I suggest you do not buy but go to your local dog rescue center, they will give you all the help in choosing a new companion.
Best Wishes, Chris

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DDRau
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Feb 18, 2009

Figure out what kind of dog you want and if you decide on a purebred, go thru that breed's rescue groups. They will be the most knowledgeable about the breed's traits and will be available for support after you adopt.

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Bryanna B.
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Feb 18, 2009

From any rescue group's shelter. I highly recommend the Humane Society.

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