Puppies For Sale Near Me
Australians take dogs very seriously. For many Australian dog owners, finding a new puppy wasn't simply a matter of going to a pet store and looking for the cutest pup.
Search Puppies Nearby
0 Puppies Found
Australia's No. 1 Free Pets Classified
- Are you are registered breeder?
- Can we meet in person?
- Have they been socialised?
Find your next pet with PetsForHomes - Australia's number one free website to find a pet for sale or adoption.
Australians take dogs very seriously. For many Australian dog owners, finding a new puppy is much more than simply going to a pet store and looking for the cutest pup. Bringing home a new dog is a lifetime commitment, and choosing the right puppy can be a daunting task.
Most people are more than willing to put in the time and effort to care for their new puppy, even going through the effort to pet-proof their homes. However, the work doesn't stop there. You also have to put in the research to figure out how to find an ethical breeder. Breeders have a big impact on a dog's health and personality, so knowing what to look for in a breeder is important before you even start looking at dogs for sale.
Reputable breeders will only sell healthy, properly socialised, and well-behaved dogs who will be a good fit for you. In some cases, the breeders may be even more discerning than the buyer. Dog breeders are dog owners as well, and a responsible dog breeder wants their pups to go to good homes.
What to Look For in a Registered Dog Breeder
Australian dog breeders typically join dog breeder associations such as Responsible Pet Breeders Australia (RPBA). It's these associations that hold breeders accountable for the care and welfare of the animals. If you're looking at dogs for sale, make sure that the breeder of the dog is a member of one of these organisations.
You may also want to visit the breeder before committing to any sale. Doing so will allow you to see for yourself what kind of conditions the dog lives in, giving you more information as to how the dogs are treated and whether they have had a good start in life. Look for:
- Clean, well-maintained and comfortable housing
- Access to quality food and water
- Look to make sure that there are no signs of fleas or other health issues
You should also check whether both the parents and the puppies have had complete vaccinations appropriate to their age.
Things to look for from a reputable breeder if you push through with buying a puppy from them:
- Proof of sale
- Registration certificate
- Proof of pedigree (if applicable)
- Vaccination records
- Breeding records
- Pet identification tag or microchip
Check out Dogs for Sale on Pets For Homes
PetsForHomes is committed to putting responsible pet breeders in touch with Australian pet buyers. Our mission is to create a community of animal lovers who make educated purchasing and breeding decisions. If you're interested in dogs for sale near you, there are hundreds of listings online right now. For breeders, posting an ad is free.