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Where is the best place to get a puppy from?

When considering adding a new furry member to your family, it can be very confusing to figure out what the best place is to get a puppy from.

Should you go to a shelter, a breeder, or a pet store?

Adopting from a Shelter

Adopting from a shelter should always be the first stop when looking for a new puppy. For some, adopting an adult dog and skipping the puppy stage is ideal, and giving any animal a second chance is one of the greatest things you can do. Come visit our New Life Rescue Pod in-store or check out the following link to see if there’s a dog that suits your lifestyle useful information here.

Buying from a Breeder

When buying from a breeder it’s vital that you’re able to visit the premises and see what the conditions of the dogs and facilities are like for yourself. Here at Kellyville Pets, we do that for you having partnered with our reputable breeders. We follow through with site visits and annual veterinary audits. All of our breeder details are provided to both the RSPCA and the Animal Welfare League of NSW.

Buying from a Pet Store

When buying from a pet store you should ensure your puppy’s microchip is the breeder’s name for lifetime traceability, that your puppy has both genetic and healthcare guarantees, is dessexed and has come from a breeder that the pet store has visited and audited, as we do here at Kellyville Pets.

Places to avoid

It’s important to know what is considered a Puppy Farm (Puppy Mill/Factory). Here’s some useful information to ensure you are buying your puppy from the correct place.

So what’s the verdict?

As each family is different, there’s no one answer that suits all, but It's important to consider what type of breed is suitable for your lifestyle and family. With that in mind, we have created the Kellyville Pets Puppy Buying Checklist, to ensure you are making the right decision for your family.

No matter where you decide to get your new dog from, it's important to consider what type of dog is suitable for your family and lifestyle and to make sure that you're not buying a dog from a puppy farm.

Check out our puppy buying checklist.