We need to educate the public as to how to buy their pets.
Obviously influencing people to go to a Shelter or local pound should be the first choice.
But we have to recognise that some people will want a breed-specific animal. So, we were pleased to see this document from the RSPCA which addresses many of the issues that need to be addressed if that is their choice.
This is what they say:
“If you are looking for a new dog, check your local RSPCA or other animal rescue group first.
Follow our Smart Puppy Buyer’s Guide and you’ll be on the right track to taking home a healthy, well-adjusted puppy and helping to prevent the sale of puppies from puppy mills or irresponsible breeders……………..”
Great document. Download it and pass it to as many people as you can who you know are looking for a pet AFTER you’ve told them about rescued pets first! The document speaks about Puppy Farms as well, which is good.
Are you a responsible breeder? tell us what you think!