A pet is a lifetime commitment
Never buy a pet on impulse.
To help you make the right choice we highly recommend that you first read these helpful guides written by the Pet Advertising Advisory Group PAAG.
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Check Before You Buy
✔ Try an animal charity first
There are thousands of healthy, loving animals of all ages throughout the UK who need a home.
✔ See young animals with their mum
Are they old enough to leave her? Kittens and puppies aren’t independent until they are eight weeks old.
✔ Go and see the pet
Make sure you ask about the animals health and medical history. Beware of dodgy breeders.
✔ Understand your pet’s needs
Many animals need companionship, space and exercise. Know how much it will cost to keep your pet.
✔ Report adverts for illegal breeds and beware of illegal imports
Pets that have been smuggled in may have a disease that affects their health and yours.
✔ Is it dangerous, wild or even endangered?
Many dangerous, wild or exotic species need a licence and are for specialists. Check it will make a suitable pet.