FAQ

Q?

What are puppy farms?

A.

puppy farm is where multiple dogs are continually bred and the puppies sold. They are kept in poor conditions as the "breeders" don't care for their health and happiness. The pups will have also been put under a lot of stress during travel, meaning they're more likely to pick up health problems.

Q?

What are the warning signs of to be aware of when going to buy a puppy from a breeder?

A.

Here are some of the warning signs to be aware of when going to buy a puppy from a breeder.

  1. Not letting you see the parents
  2. Regularly advertising litters online
  3. Poor living conditions
  4. Puppies and parents in bad health
  5. Puppies leaving the mother too early before 12 weeks (in Ireland)
  6. Selling puppies in large numbers
  7. Offering Lots Of Different Breeds
  8. Puppies Have Not Been Health Checked
  9. Not Asking You Questions
  10. No Documents
  11. Not Letting You Visit Their Facilities

If it doesn't feel right then go with your gut instinct. By buying from these farms you are not saving a puppy but encouraging the trade to continue.

Q?

Why shouldn’t I save a dog from a puppy farm?

A.

You want to buy a puppy, and you unintentionally end up at a puppy farm or a dodgy breeder’s house. We’re all human, and as dog lovers, when we see dogs in distress and it breaks our hearts.

But in these situations, you have to be strong and do the right thing, rather than buying the dog to save them. Why? Because saving one puppy won’t help all the other dogs. In fact, you’ll be contributing to the puppy farm business and subjecting more dogs to pain.

What we want to do is stop the puppy farm business altogether. And that can’t be done if people keep buying these puppies. That’s more money in the dodgy dealer’s pockets. When you scoop up that adorable puppy and hand them the cash, spare a moment to think about what you’re sentencing the mother to.

If business is booming then the female dog having the litters will only be forced to give birth to more puppies in horrible conditions.

Q?

What should I do if I come across a puppy farm?

A.

If you go to buy a puppy and see dogs in poor conditions, then walk away. As soon as you’ve left the premises, report the puppy farm to your local authority, the Gardai and the ISPCA.

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