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Puppy Buying Tip: Don’t Buy Puppies for Other People
Dogs are the ultimate companions. They are cute, cuddly, and only want to love you unconditionally. It may be tempting to purchase someone a dog as a gift, especially if the person needs the companionship. However, this is a very bad idea.
Pet overpopulation is a serious problem. According to the Humane Society, about 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters every year and approximately 4 million are euthanized in the same amount of time. Contributing to the problem are dog owners who voluntarily give up their pets for one reason or another.
It is difficult to assess if a dog’s personality will mesh well with the personality of the person you are giving him or her to. The person and the dog may be the friendliest you have ever known, but cannot get along with each other for a variety of reasons. The person may love dogs but have an allergy to their dander that prevents them from owning one. A certain amount of money must be spent on the dog’s upkeep, and the person may be struggling financially.
While buying someone a dog is a sweet idea, it is best to talk to the person about pet ownership first. If the person does want a puppy, give money instead and let him or her pick out the dog.