Thinking about buying a puppy?
Download a puppy contract before you start your search and ask your chosen breeder if they use it.
What is the puppy contract?
The puppy contract has been developed to help buyers avoid problems associated with irresponsible breeding. The puppy contract can be used for both pedigrees and cross breeds. The breeder/seller needs to complete the puppy information pack (PIP) before selling. The PIP contains information about the puppy’s parents, health status and socialisation. This will help you to make a decision on whether you want to buy the puppy that you have seen.
Why is this information important?
The breeding and socialisation of a puppy can have life long effects on the puppy and its owner. Good breeding and care ensures puppies live happy and healthy lives. Poor breeding and care can cause health and behavioural problems in puppies and stress and expense to owners.
How do I obtain a puppy information pack?
There are 3 parts of the contract – PIP, contract and guidance notes should always be used together. To download all 3 parts, please visit PuppyContractDownload.pdf (rspca.org.uk)
If you need any further help and advice please contact the surgery.