Consider senior dog rescue

Sure, puppies are cute and cuddly, but adopting an older dog can be a great alternative to buying a puppy. Consider the following advantages in giving a senior dog a second chance. Raising a puppy involves a lot of work, including house training and obedience training. You can easily find an older dog that has been house trained and knows…

Questions to ask a dog breeder

In order to adopt a healthy purebred puppy that’s right for you, you’ll need to find a reputable, responsible breeder. The following is a list of questions to ask a dog breeder to determine whether they have a responsible breeding program and if you should adopt one of their dogs.

Mixed or purebred puppy

Once you’re sure you’re ready to adopt a puppy, one of the first things to consider is whether to buy a purebred or a mixed puppy. While every dog deserves a good home and purebred, cross breed, and mixed breed puppies can all make wonderful companions, one may be a better fit for you than another.

Puppy proofing your home

[adsense-three] Before a new puppy ever crosses the threshold of your home, you want to make sure your house and yard are puppy proof. In every area that’s accessible to your puppy, get close to the ground and take a look around. Put things that are unsafe or off-limits out of reach, and check for … Read more

Puppy’s first trip to the vet

[adsense-three] As soon as possible after bringing your new puppy home, you’ll want to visit your veterinarian. Most breeders and rescue groups require an immediate veterinary exam in order for any health guarantees to be valid. You also want to make sure your new puppy is happy and healthy, and it’s the perfect time to … Read more