Today, according to the internet, is #InternationalPuppyDay, so here at Happy Home Dog Boarding we thought we’d take a look at one of the biggest problems facing animal welfare today - puppy farms.
For as long as we want dogs in our lives, we will need breeders. However, for every legitimate and caring breeder, there are others who see dogs as nothing more than a way to make quick money, and don’t care about the health or quality of life of the breeding dogs or the puppies.
There are a few simple questions you can ask yourself which may help to spot and avoid the puppy farms from the loving breeders. Follow our flowchart to help with your decision, and remember that if something doesn’t feel right, listen to your instincts and walk away.
If you believe someone is running a puppy farm, contact the SSPCA (Scotland) on 03000 999 999. or the RSPCA (England and Wales) on 0300 1234 999.