When you have made the decision that it is time to get a Rottweiler puppy you are encouraged to buy from a reputable Rottweiler breeder and avoid a pet store at all costs. There are so many things a young puppy needs to know before it can adjust to your home and a pet store offers nothing in the way of getting your puppy ready to go home with you.
A pet store is great for buying all of the supplies you will need for your pet but they should not be allowed to sell living animals at all. The travesty is that a pet store selling puppies gets worse and worse every year.
Pet stores use what the humane societies in the United States call puppy mills. Puppy mills churn out puppies constantly without any regard for the health of the dogs or any good breeding habits. While they live in their cages they are fed and watered but they get no interaction with people and have no clue how to live outside a cage.
A good and reputable Rottweiler breeder takes their job very seriously and wants to make sure that you leave with all of the care and feeding instructions you are going to need to take care of your new puppy. The breeder also knows that a new home is stressful for a puppy so they will take the time to get your puppy used to a home setting before you even get it into your own home which makes adjustment easy.
There is very little chance that the pet store clerk you are dealing knows any more than taking your money and giving you your receipt. They don’t have any information or advice to offer and probably have no clue how to raise your puppy. Your puppy has never been out of its cage or at least out of the pet store and there will be a long and frustrating adjustment time for you and the puppy when you get it home.
If you get your Rottweiler puppy from a reputable Rottweiler breeder you can pretty much be sure that the puppy is in good health as breeders check for disease and any health issues. If there are problems later on the breeder will work with you to solve them.
Pet stores are great for offering pet related products but until people stop buying their pets from pet stores then there will always be a very dark side to pet store animals. Before you buy a pet from a pet store you should do a little research and you will find that there are better alternatives than pet stores and puppy mills.
Pet stores have their niche of selling pet supplies that we all need for our pets but they should not be selling live animals at all. Puppies sold at a pet store have a very low chance of a healthy life and that can be an unfortunate outcome for you and your family as well as the puppy. If people stopped buying puppies from pet stores then maybe they would finally stop selling them and puppy mills would cease to exist.
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