Saturday, December 31, 2011

Dangerous dog breeds and children

Please read!!!

If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a 'dangerous breed' category and you also have a child or a visiting small child please take this as a warning.

Don't leave your dog with a small child unattended under any circumstances!!!

Only one little moment was enough for the following to happen

See the photo below .....
Thank you!

The Dog

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

We Couldn't Make This Stuff Up.

Click on blog post title to see an ad for a real dog auctionhouse. They "specialize is the liquidation of dogs,...."
Use PupQuest information to help you AVOID any "breeders" involved in the retail puppy industry. If you are on a PupQuest, we know you DO NOT want to support this type of industry but you have to be informed, they can be deceptive.

NEVER buy a puppy sight unseen and ALWAYS visit where it was born and raised.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday!

PupQuest bought fresh air and sunshine on Cape Cod for Black Friday. Hope you had a good one too!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Disturbing But Important Documentary

This film illustrates exactly why PupQuest was created.
Please educate yourself at our Health Screening Info page BEFORE you buy a purebred puppy. You can avoid many of these genetic problems is you are "Puppy Source Savvy".
Visit, PupQuest's Health Screening page.

It has great links to specific genetic screening tests REPUTABLE breeders do on all of their breeding dogs and their puppies.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Being born on a puppy farm is bad for puppies....

Interesting article posted on PupQuest Facebook page. Study shows puppy mills cause emotional scars.....not much of a surprise!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!! Visit PupQuest's Shelter/Rescue page to learn what to look for in a reputable shelter.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Socialized pups!

Reputable breeders socialize their pups to people, places, and things. Men, women, rooms, kitchens, bathrooms...and much more! Find out more about what reputable breeders do on PupQuest's "About Breeders" page!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

First Responders

As the pain floods back so does the admiration and respect for the heroes. Heroes who everyday, not just Sept 11, 2001, run toward danger. We should never take them for granted. Thank You First Responders everywhere.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Puppy Mill Awareness Day!

Did you know that September 17th is Puppy Mill Awareness Day? Any plans?

Friday, July 8, 2011

PupQuest Success Story!

Check out this video from folks who used PupQuest tips to find a great dog!

disclaimer: PupQuest does not endorse any particular shelter/rescues or breeders.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Support efforts to regulate Internet puppy sales

Why is no one watching shady breeders who sell puppies on the Internet? Check out this article in DVM Magazine. Why have attempts to pass this law in the past failed?

PLEASE Be Puppy Source Savvy with PupQuest!

Monday, May 23, 2011

PupQuest Featured on Dog Star Daily

PupQuest was recently featured on Dog Star Daily's Video iWoofs! See the original post here, or watch the video below.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another Tip Off a Seller Should Be Avoided

On our "About Breeders" page, we have a list of Tip Offs that a puppy seller should be avoided.
What we have listed are the most common but we want to add one more VERY important tip off:

Reputable breeders understand canine behavior and development, they do not separate pups from their mothers at an early age. Puppies need litter mates and mom to develop normally physically and behaviorally until they are at least 7 weeks of age. Staying with mom longer is even better.

DO NOT BUY from a breeder who wants to sell a pup to you at 5 or 6 weeks of age. All that means is they are probably tired of cleaning up after the litter or they don't know any better. Either way, walk away.  It is not in the puppy's best interest and therefore not in your best interest to purchase a pup whose socialization has been stunted.

For more information, including signs of a reputable breeder, check out PupQuest's About Breeders page.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

PuqQuest Officially Launched!!

It has been a LONG time coming but PupQuest is finally here! Please check out the site and let us know, here on the blog, what you think of it. We are looking forward to hearing your stories.

This blog will be a place for us to talk to you but most importantly, for you to communicate with us and other visitors.

We will update the news section regularly to keep you informed about events in the animal welfare world, especially issues pertaining to puppy purchases.