There are many places to acquire a pet. Shelters, Rescue Groups, Breeders, Pet Stores, (aka puppy mills). Avoid some like the plaque.
Once you have decided if you want a purebred or mutt, a local shelter will always have both. Not long ago I saw a Collie, Coon Hound, Cocker Spaniel, Whippet and a few others. Some are no-kill shelters, which are becoming more pronounced in the United States. Other shelters neither have the space nor the funds and after a certain period of time need to put them down. Nominal adoption fees. Continue reading