Thanks to the online environment, locating the exact breed and age of puppy online is no more difficult than shopping for most other items on the web. Additionally, there are many of the same problems with puppy adoption online as there is with online shopping, disreputable sellers and scams, for instances, but by sticking with a few recognized outlets, and checking the reputations and histories of breeders and sellers yourself, you can avoid most problems.
Locating Puppies Locally
Every major city and most of the surrounding suburbs have more than one local chapter of the Humane Society, various rescue shelters offering puppies for free, and many independent adoption outlets online. Finding these outlets can be difficult, with the number of outlets online, but outlets like Adopt-A-Shelter-Puppy and Puppy Find, make it quite easy. Outlets like Craig’s List and Back Page are also great outlets for local adoptions, with many outlets offering Chihuahua and Pomeranian puppies for free, with only the shots, vet bills, and often a small adoption fee which helps run adoption shelters.
The same outlets above have national listings for just about any breed imaginable, from Maltese puppies for free to English bulldog puppies, with options for filtering by particular region or breed. Checking outlets like the AKC and UKC websites for breeders and adoption outlets are also great resources for locations all over the country. Regardless of whether you are looking for Chihuahua puppies for free or just a cute fur-ball to add to the family, these outlets can help tremendously.
Checking Provider’s Reputations
It doesn’t matter where you decide to get your puppies from, a pet store or a shelter, checking the reputations and histories of each one is essential to ensure the health, happiness and overall well-being of a new dog. These steps are also necessary to ensure that you are not contributing to any puppy mills or sellers that buy from them. Checking the status of providers with the AKC and UKC registrations, as well as their histories with the ASPCA and the Humane Society, are the best ways to do just that.