Buying Your First Pet 

12th July 2019
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Buying Your First Pet 

Buying a pet shouldn’t be a spontaneous idea as pets have feelings.

If you can’t give a loving home to a pet, don’t buy one. Getting a pet is a massive commitment. You can read our article What It Takes To Own a Pet for more information. 

How to buy a healthy pet in a safe way 

  • Research information about the type and breed of the animal you wish to buy.
  • Make sure that the advertiser is genuine. Never send any money online. Genuine buyers don’t ask for deposits. 
  • Meet the seller at their home. Genuine sellers don’t have anything to hide. 
  • Check if the pet is healthy. Arranging an appointment with local vet won’t harm. If the seller is genuine and is sure, that the pet is in good health, they won’t refuse taking the pet to a vet for a checkup; or they should agree to refund the money if you were to return the pet within 48 hrs after showing it to a vet of your choice
  • If you see animal’s mother and father you will know how your pet will look like when it is fully grown and what personality it is likely to have 
  • Puppies and kittens must be over 8 weeks of age and fully weaned before they can leave their mother. Younger puppies may not survive. 
  • It is required by law, that cats and dogs must be Microchipped. When they reach 8 weeks their breeder’s details are registered on Microchip. Make sure they give you the document confirming this as you will need the chip number to arrange the transfer into your name. 
  • Puppies and kittens must be treated for worms and fleas at 2 weeks of age, then at 5 weeks of age and then at 8 weeks when they are ready to leave the breeder’s house. 
  • All documentation about pet’s breed/pedigree should be obtained BEFORE you leave breeder’s home. 
  • Do not buy a pet if you are not 100% sure if the seller is genuine. Don’t risk of getting an ill pet and traumatise your family with the loss of the pet and huge vet bills. 

Before you make the decision to buy a pet, you need to understand, that getting a pet will change your life. It is a massive commitment: it can be expensive to own a pet, you need to have time to pet it, to walk (if its a dog), to find someone to look after it when you are at work or on a holiday. The pet is for life. 

Try Pet Borrowing! See what its like to own a pet.

Did you know, that you can share a pet with another family. A pet, which is fully trained and well behaved. You don’t have to have a full time responsibility. Pet Sharing is personalised to the Pet Borrower and the Pet Owner. It is a new way of owning a pet. You can agree about the dates and time ideal for you two. The Pet gets to know both of you and never feels left alone, always entertained and looked after by people who genuinely love the animal.

Likewise, if you want to proceed with buying your own pet, remember, we are here for you. You can find a local Pet Borrower who will look after your pet when you are at work or away. 

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