If you are thinking about adding a new animal to your family, please adopt from a shelter instead of buying from an animal breeder. Animal shelters are limited in space, and pet over population is causing many unwanted animals to be unnecessarily euthanized before they can find a new home. Pet breeders often put their own profits over the welfare of the animals. According to the ASPCA:
There is no legal definition of a “puppy mill,” so don’t be fooled by pet store owners who show you “papers” or licenses to prove that their dogs are from humane sources. The fact is, responsible breeders would never sell a puppy through a pet store because they want to screen potential buyers to ensure their puppies are going to a good home. The ASPCA encourages everyone to make adoption their first option.
Please follow the links below, and give a shelter animal a new chance at happiness.
Atlanta Area Shelters and Adoptions: