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5 Simple Checks When Buying a Puppy

Following on from their recent campaign on stamping out puppy trafficking and last night’s exposé on BBC Rogue Traders, the RSPCA has asked us to share with Preloved members these 5 simple checks to ensure that you do not support this trade when buying your puppy:

Puppy trafficking is a despicable trade, where animals are bred in large numbers with little concern for their health and general welfare. They are sometimes bred outside the UK, transported long distances, and are often taken from their mothers at too young an age. Many puppies develop behavioural problems, fall sick and some die.

To find out more, visit the The RSPCA’s Give Animals a Voice campaign site. The RSPCA also offers lots more excellent information about buying and caring for a puppy, which is available at their website.

Justine Dench

Justine Dench

Creative Editor

Justine Dench is the creative editor for Preloved. Her key personal interests include sustainability, conservation and animal welfare. Justine also has interests in photography, music, gardening and home interiors.