We also recommend reading the Pennsylvania Kennel Assurance Program's page on Myths & Truths regarding dog breeders.
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1. The prices seem really low, these puppies are half the price of my local pet shop. Why is that?
Remember that you are buying your puppy directly from a breeder (or seller). Usually it is their family pet that has had the puppies. Dealing directly with sellers naturally results in lower costs. And remember-you are not buying the puppy from LancasterPuppies.com.
2. Where are all these dogs? Are you a giant kennel or dealer?
No, LancasterPuppies.com provides advertising for breeders. We do not raise or sell puppies, we are only a classified website for breeders/sellers to advertise puppies on. (We are not a “high volume broker” either. You always call the breeder/seller directly)
3. Can I take the puppy home with me right away?
This is question you must ask the person who is selling the puppy. In most states the pupy must be 8 weeks old before going to his/her new home.
4. I heard the dog shelters are full! How can you help dog breeders breed more dogs??
Some shelters are indeed full-but unfortuantly this is often a marketing ploy to move more dogs. Shelters wouldn't get very many donations if they announced they have plenty of room. Also some shelters import dogs from other countries-because they can't fill their cages with US dogs. We feel that is dishonest and misleading. It is also common place for "rescues" to actually buy dogs from breeders then offer them as "rescues". (did you ever notice that dogs from shelters and "rescues" have price tags attached) Here are some links to articles addressing this topic. http://time4dogs.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-raining-dogsfrom-other-countries.html http://www.thedogplace.org/SHELTERS/Shelter-Imports_Witouski-102.asp http://www.spanieljournal.com/33lbaughan.html
Another option-if your concerned about shelter dogs but want to choose a puppy from a breeder, simply buy a puppy - and donate to a shelter. List of shelters on the HumaneWatch.org website.
5. I can’t find the breeder contact information.
Click on the classified ad of the puppy you are interested in, and it will open up a detailed listing with the breeder’s phone number. Each listing has the breeder's/seller contact information on it.
6. Where are you located?
It doesn't matter where we are located, as we are not selling you the puppy. The sellers name, town, zip code and phone number is on the listing. Just click on the puppy classified ad you are interested in for the information.
7. I would like my puppy delivered - who can I call?
Shipping - If you cannot pickup your puppy in person, we recommend contacting the breeder and finding out if they provide shipping. For more details, visit our Pet Transport page by clicking here.
8. How do I register my puppy?
Puppy Registration: The three main organizations to register a puppy with are APRI, AKC and ACA. Below are links to all three:
- How to register your dog with APRI
- How to register your dog with AKC
- How to register your dog with ACA
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