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So your family has decided it’s finally time for a new puppy or kitten. Congratulations! Now your next question is, “Where can I find a puppy or kitten for sale?”
The Adoption Option
The answer isn’t exactly a simple one. Before you try to find animals for sale nearby, there are a few things to know. For starters, selling puppies and kittens in pet stores is illegal in California. Under the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, which was passed in 2018, the state banned the sale of non-rescued animals.
Incredible Pets encourages animal adoption — and we have for many years. There are many benefits to adoption, the most important being that you will save the life of a pet who faces an uncertain future in a shelter. Another perk of adoption is that the cost is much lower than if you buy a pet from a breeder. Micro-chipping, spaying and neutering costs, and some vaccinations are also often included in the adoption fee. Finally, adopting a pet prevents more profit from going to puppy mills, which do not put the well-being of animals first.
So where can you adopt? Here at Incredible Pets, we have built wonderful relationships with many local shelters and pet adoption organizations. Some of those we trust most include:
- Sammies Friends and the Nevada County Animal Shelter
- The Placer County SPCA
- Front Street Animal Shelter
- Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary
- Haven Dog Rescue
- Greyhound Friends for Life
- SAK Kitten Rescue
- Chow's Plus
Ready to learn more about your pet adoption journey? Visit our adoptions page to find more details and contact information for local shelters.
If you are looking for a specific animal breed, then your best bet is to find a reputable breeder. Talk to your local veterinarian, trusted family or friends with pets you love.
Be sure to do your research and meet the breeder in person before committing to the purchase of an animal. You can also meet the animal’s parents when you visit in person. Ask for references, full medical history and ask any and all important questions you have before buying a puppy or kitten from a breeder. Proper documentation of the animal’s pedigree should be available from a reputable breeder.
Bringing a new pet into your family is a very exciting journey, and one you want to do with love, care and the right knowledge to make sure you have the happiest, healthiest pet possible. If you ever have any questions about how to get started, the team here at Incredible Pets is happy to help answer any questions.