While I fully support pet adoption and animal rescue, I do believe it’s important to find the right companion for you. I spent hours upon days upon weeks searching through various shelters to find the one, but it just didn’t happen. As a young, working couple we needed a dog that would be happy in a condo, that didn’t require constant and vigorous medical attention, and was good around other animals and children.
Buying a dog from a responsible breeder does not make you a bad person and buying a dog from a responsible breeder does not cause overpopulation. Deciding to expand your family with a pet should be taken as seriously as children. Do your research, know what you’re getting yourself into! I will not judge you for making the decision to buy a dog over adopting, but I will judge you for turning them over to a shelter.
Little Fillis, 12 weeks old
We got Fillis from Canada’s Pom Boutique when she was 12 weeks old. She is a purebread toy Pomeranian weighing in at a bursting 2.2kgs. We’re always on the go and she cozies up with us on planes, trains, and automobiles without having to leave our sight, making her the ideal travelling companion.
Choosing a breeder is a lot of work, but it definitely paid off for us. Canada’s Pom Boutique went above and beyond our expectations (not only do they breed, but they have also rescued and rehabilitated poms). All of their puppies include:
- Purebread Registration
- Potty Trained
- 2 Year Health Guarantee
- 8 Week Insurance Policy
- International Health Certificate
- Dewormer Program
- Deflea Program
- Lifetime Breeder Support
- A Forever Home
When we picked up Fillis she also came with potty pads, 1 bag of puppy food, a bed, a blanket, a handful of toys and an informative puppy guide they had written up for us.
If you are considering a new pet I encourage you to check out your local shelters, research what it takes to be a good dog breeder or check out Canada’s Pom Boutique. Most importantly you need to make sure you are prepared.. Do you have other kids or animals around you need to consider? Are you financially capable to handle a puppy? Do you have enough time and are you willing to train a new dog?
Wether you are choosing to adopt or go through a breeder you are choosing to support your new family member throughout their lifetime.