Why I used The Puppy Contract


AWF spoke to puppy buyer Hannah about her experience of using The Puppy Contract this year.
I’ve had dogs all my life and would class myself as an experienced dog owner, so when a friend suggested that I use The Puppy Contract when we were looking to buy our most recent dog I was a little unsure. I thought to myself, why on earth would I need that? However, I decided to visit The Puppy Contract website, interested to find out more and I must say it was really helpful.

The Puppy Contract website

I found The Puppy Contract website useful even before we looked at the contract itself. The 10 steps to buying a puppy section contains lots of valuable information for both first time buyers and experienced dog owners. There were lots of great questions to ask the breeder and things to consider when going to meet your puppy for the first time. There were questions that we would never have thought to ask even though we have owned several dogs before.

The contract

The contract itself helped me to gather all the information I needed on my puppy and was a perfect way for me to keep everything from microchip details to the pedigree details in one place. The contract goes into a lot of detail and the fact that the breeder was happy to fill it out and give me so much information was reassuring. We knew that we were buying a loved and well cared for puppy from a supportive and responsible breeder. The fact that I wanted all this information was also appreciated by the breeder, I think it showed that my partner and I had done our research and weren’t just looking to buy a puppy on a whim.

Alfie the Whippet

Alfie is now 6 months old and is a happy, healthy and playful puppy. We even found The Puppy Contract useful after we brought Alfie home with us. It made registering Alfie at our local veterinary practice really easy as we had all his details in the Puppy Contract’s Information Pack. I would definitely recommend using The Puppy Contract, it gives you peace of mind that you’re buying a puppy from a caring and responsible breeder and that your new puppy will be happy and healthy. And, it’s not just for first time buyers!
If you've used The Puppy Contract, we'd love to hear from you.  Email us at: enquiries@animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk or complete our online questionnaire.