Before you take a dog home – to buy in an animal shelter, from another owner or to adopt a homeless dog - it is important to know several rules.
Purchase by ad. Be careful when buying a dog answering an ad in the media or on the Internet. Before buying, you need to get a detailed history of the life of your future pet from the previous owners. Before the transaction, it is necessary to get a certificate and other documents confirming that the dog has passed the necessary vaccination. If the dog was born outside the UK, you need to ask the animal seller for a veterinary certificate that the dog regularly undergoes examination with a specialist. If you still have some doubts, consult a veterinarian you know before deciding to buy. If you buy a puppy from abroad, make sure that it is vaccinated, chipped and his age is at least 15 weeks. If the animal is from Finland, Norway, Malta or Ireland, you need to make sure that it was prevented from worms. Also it is necessary to check the passport of the animal, where all information about it is indicated.
Illegals. It should be remembered: if you buy a puppy that is illegally brought to the UK, you are at great risk. In addition, all costs associated with the treatment and recording the animal, completely are on you.