How to Avoid Cruelty

How to find a puppy

We know you don’t want to be part of the problem—no one does! Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to avoid handing over your hard-earned money to a cruel breeder and contributing to this terrible cycle. Here, we break down the dos and don’ts of finding your next best friend the smart way.

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Across the nation, millions of delightful dogs and perfect puppies are waiting for loving homes. Read about why adoption is so important and so deeply rewarding.
From empty promises to predatory payment schemes to online scams, buying a puppy in a pet store or from a website can be riddled with hidden dangers—see why you shouldn’t risk it.
Decided to go with a breeder? There are plenty of caring, responsible breeders out there. Imitators will try to fool you, so learn how to spot the real deal.

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