Ask any Mt Pleasant veterinarian or vet tech at any local Shuler veterinary clinic and they will tell you that dogs make great companions and a lively addition to any household. The same goes for cat lovers. If you’re looking for a dog for sale, chances are you’re looking for a purebred dog. You’ve probably already discovered that prices for these pets are typically quite high. Here we’ve got some tips on finding that purebred dog that will be happy in his or her new home.
There are some considerations. First, Mount Pleasant has a lease law. Pets outside of your fencing are required to be restrained. Secondly, caring for pets in the southern states differs from the northern states with respect to weather. Pets are much more likely to be affected by the higher temperatures and heat stroke on hot days is always a concern. Most affected are the short nosed breeds.
Unless you’re set on a particular breed, you’d be smart to do a little research on various breeds of dogs. You can pick up a book at the library that details factors like temperament, size, food and exercise requirements, whether that dog is likely to be a good watchdog and relative intelligence (this can make a difference in how easily that dog might be trained). There’s also a ton of information online.
If you intend to show your dog at shows, you’ll want the AKC registered papers. You may find them at your local Pet Keepers dog boarding kennel. This usually affects the selling price given in the dog for sale ads. Keep in mind that some breeds of pedigreed dogs can be high strung, which might be an issue if you’ve got kids, or are the nervous sort yourself.
Do you want a male or a female? Some breeds of the female persuasion tend to be more protective of their owners and are more of the stay-at-home type personality. Some males tend to run off adventuring on a regular basis. Read up on your breed of choice and find out about these behaviors and check out the American Veterinary Medical Association site.
With all that being said, some future owners prefer to “rescue” pets. There are several organizations around the area that provide pets for adoption. There is always a great feeling to be gained by saving a pet.