Getting A Puppy

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PROS

  • Purchasing a puppy gives you the chance of selecting the puppy on your based on your requirements from the breeder. You can also interact with the puppy before purchasing it.
  • Purchasing a puppy from a breeder gives you complete information of its history, where it came from, lineage, genetics etc.
  • Many breeders also offer health guarantees which are helpful if your puppy develops any kind of inherited health problem.
  • Getting a puppy means you get the opportunity to train it which makes you have more control over your dog. Having a dog right from its early stage increases the chance of having a better pet-owner relationship and can make it more obedient.
  • The entire puppy stage is fun and joyful both for the dog as well as its owner.

CONS

  • Many breeds cost very high and purchasing a puppy can be quite expensive.
  • As puppies grow and develop, they change not only physically but there is considerable change in their nature, personality and temperament as well. You can never accurately say how your puppy is going to turn out.
  • Apart from all the joyfulness and fun, the puppy stage actually requires a lot of time and work. You are entirely responsible for looking after it, training it, making it socialize etc.
  • Looking after a puppy is also quite expensive considering its special requirements, vaccinations, etc.

GETTING AN ADULT DOG FROM THE SHELTER

PROS

  • Adopting a dog from the shelter is a noble act. There are numerous dogs that are without a home and the love of a family. Many of them are even in the line of getting euthanized as there is no one to give them a home. Adopting such a dog means saving a life and giving it the love and care it deserves.
  • Many people firmly believe that dogs that are adopted from shelters are more understanding and loving than others. It is their way of showing gratefulness to their owners for giving them a second shot at their lives.
  • Adopting a dog from dog shelters is a lot less expensive and does not cost as much as it does as purchasing a puppy from a breeder.
  • Most shelters look after the primary health care needs of the dogs’ right after they are rescued and brought in. This means basic health examinations, vaccinations, spaying, neutering etc have already been taken care of before they can be adopted.
  • Adopting an adult dog also means that it might have some prior obedience training under its belt.
  • Adult dogs do not change in terms of personality, nature and temperament with time in contrast to puppies.

CONS

  • You may find it difficult to find a dog belonging to a breed if you opt to adopt from a shelter instead of purchasing a puppy.
  • Most of the dogs in shelters have been abandoned and have lived without a home and a family for a long time which might have led them to develop some behavioral issues. These dogs may require considerable amount of time to recover from their stress even after being adopted.
  • You may not be offered the history of dogs n a shelter since most of them have been abandoned and were homeless without an owner for most of their times before being rescued. Hence, you won’t have access to information like where a dog was bred, its previous living conditions, where it came from etc.