Here’s some simple puppy adoption tips pointers to help you find the right dog, one that naturally starts as a healthy, well-adjusted puppy.
To find websites with listings of available puppies Google “dogs and puppies for sale”, or check general trading websites. You could also look on the website of your state kennel club for advertising breeders (note, these lists of breeders are not exhaustive and only feature breeders who have paid for ads).
Regarding price, expect to pay anywhere between $500 and up for a puppy. More expensive does not necessarily mean higher quality, healthier or a better pet for you either!
Some breeders are now selling puppies they have sterilised at only 8 weeks of age. I strongly recommend that you AVOID getting a puppy like this, as dogs sterilised at a very young age have been shown to suffer increased risk of serious and expensive health issues such as cancer and orthopedic problems (e.g cruciate ligament rupture), as well being predisposed to developing incontinence. Healthwise, the best time to sterilise a male or female dog is now known to be between their first and second birthdays.