Saturday, December 3, 2011

Planning on Getting a Christmas Puppy?

So, thinking of buying a puppy for your loved ones this Christmas? You might have to think twice with that.

For one thing, Christmas is a hectic holiday. A lot of spending and shopping would take place. Even creating snow angels and snowmen are added in the picture. Remember, you'll also have to buy your new dog his necessities.

A number of experts have agreed that Christmas isn't the best time to get a puppy. Most reputable breeders don't usually allow puppy purchasing directly before or after Christmas for the concern that owners may not be able to take care of them.

If you have small children in your household, Christmas is definitely not the best time to introduce a new dog. Remember that one of the most basic things a puppy or dog should learn once joining a family is the household rules- which includes potty training and house training. 

On the other hand, people who are generally free during Christmas (like adults or families with older children) can focus their free time in giving the puppy some needed attention. 

Either way, I suggest that before you rush into the pet store or breeder to get that cute doggy on display, remember that you'll have to give him at least 2 to 3 hours each day (and that's the least of it.)

NOTE: Contrary to what I've just said, it'd still be a great idea to adopt a homeless pet from the shelter or pound- if you do succumb to the pressures of holiday giving. Not only will you feel an overwhelming sense of happiness, but you'll also have given some dog the gift of a home and family. It's a win-win situation.


  1. I came home on Dec. 9th of last year. So not a Christmas puppy. It was great because I was well in the family and could enjoy the fun!
    Dachshund Nola

  2. Sadly many people will buy puppies at this time and many will end up in shelters. It's just like during Easter when people buy rabbits thinking it's cute and then they end up dumping them. I wish people would take their time to do research.

  3. That's harsh. I know how it feels to be dumped with. My mom loves to bring puppies home even when I strongly object. That's why, at one time, I had so many dogs under my care and a majority of them died because they were all pity-cases by my mom. She keeps getting them from neighbors and friends.

    What bothers me is because I care for them, I pay for vet check ups for every single one, just to end up with dead puppies after a couple of weeks because they'd been raised in poor environments. One of them was Dash. He died after we thought we've fully cured his infection. It was heartbreak.


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