Puppy Buying Tip:Don’t be Afraid to Walk Away
The general goal of any dog purchase is to buy a healthy pet. It can be difficult, sometimes, to stay focused on this goal when you have a pair of big brown eyes begging you to make the dog part of your family. The reality is, though, you must be willing to walk away from the sale if there is a problem. While you may fall in love with the dog the moment you lay eyes on him or her, there is a practical element that must be considered at the same time.
A dog requires long-term care, and you need to know what you are getting into before you make the investment of love, effort, and money. A disreputable breeder that doesn’t disclose that the dog has a congenital defect can cost you a lot of money and heartache down the road.
It is better for you and the dog if you simply walk away from the purchase if you feel the breeder is not being honest with you about the dog, the dog’s living conditions indicate he or she may have come from a puppy mill, or any other red flags pop up.