Where Can I Buy a Puppy in Connecticut?

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Many people feel that buying a puppy or even an adult dog from a breeder is irresponsible as there are plenty of homeless pups out there that need a loving family, but the truth is that the opposite may be true. Professional dog breeders are responsible and offer perks that sites such as Craigslist, friends of friends, or even online directories don’t – including shots, papers, and in the case of CT Breeder, free personal training for the puppy’s first year of life. Pet stores such as CT Breeder help to keep overpopulation at a minimum, as we give dog owners the tools they need to ensure a successful and lifelong relationship with their new best friend.


Where to Buy Puppies Near Me in CT


Obviously, the first place most people go when looking for the perfect puppy in Connecticut is online—and online is not a bad place to start! There are plenty of websites, directories, and professional web pages that can be great sources of information about everything from how to care for and love a newborn puppy to how to narrow down the type of breed that will be the best for you.


Some things to consider when choosing a breed are:

  • Size
  • Activity levels
  • Trainability
  • How often you’ll be at home
  • Your environment (Do you live in an apartment or on a ranch?)
  • Your climate
  • Food intake
  • Grooming needs


Once you have settled on a breed (and given careful consideration to whether or not it’s a good fit for you and your lifestyle), it’s time to select a breeding service.


While it may be tempting to browse sites such as Craigslist or Facebook Online Garage Sales, for your sake (and the sake of your pup’s), don’t. When it comes to finding a healthy pure bred, stick with reputable agencies such as CT Breeder. A good breeder has not only ensured a healthy bloodline, but also, they have done work to make sure that all puppies are free from disease, don’t have any undesirable characteristics, and are free from any inheritable health conditions. Most importantly though, a responsible agency will be able to determine if a particular dog or breed is well-matched to the family or home he is being placed into.


How To Identify a Good Breeding Service in Connecticut


Sadly, there are a lot of puppy mills out there that claim to be breeding services. Puppy mills are no better than (and might even be worse than) sellers on Craigslist and other online sites. Dogs from puppy mills tend to have extensive health issues and bad temperaments. Moreover, puppy mills abuse their dogs by keeping them in cramped cages, underfeeding them, and allowing them to live in their own filth. Puppy mills are not the type of “business” that you should support.


With that in mind, here is a list of requirements to look for you in your breeder:

  • They should possess extensive knowledge about the breed. A reputable breeder should know everything there is to know about their particular breed of dog, and should never hesitate when answering a question.
  • They should ask you several questions. Be wary of a seller who takes your money without first asking you a slew of questions, including questions about your lifestyle, your family situation, and your living situation. In fact, the best breeders go so far as to ask to meet your entire family before agreeing to adopt to you.
  • The puppies should be at least 6 weeks old. Actually, at our store, we don’t allow newborns to leave their moms until 8 to 12 weeks.
  • They should provide references. A reputable breeding agency won’t be afraid to provide you with references from happy clients and local veterinarians.
  • They should provide the paperwork. Finally, a reputable breeding service will provide you with shot records, papers certifying their purebred status, the information you will need to register your dog with the American Kennel Club and any additional information about raising, training, feeding, and caring for your pup.


Some questions you should ask include:

  • What is your history and experience?
  • Are you a member of a breed club?
  • What is the health history of the puppies and their parents? Have they been screened for typical diseases associated with the dog’s particular breed?
  • What is the temperament and characteristics of the breed?
  • What is your return/refund policy?


Adopt From CT Breeder


If you’re looking for where to buy puppies in Connecticut, look no further than your local CT Breeder pet store. At CT Breeder, we have over 40 years of experience matching puppies to adult dogs with the perfect family for them. If you want to adopt the perfect puppy, stop in to the CT Breeder near you in Norwalk (also easy to get from New Haven, Bridgeport, Fairfield, or from Greenwich, Stamford, and not far from Danbury). When you adopt from our pet store, we will make sure that you are equipped with all the tools you need for a great and lasting relationship with your new dog, including training for the 1st year of life.

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