Potential buyers can search for nearby puppy pet stores on Local.com and YP.com. These websites allow users to search for pet store locations by city, state or ZIP Code.
Both Local.com and YP.com provide business reviews, contact information, addresses and mapping services. As of 2015, each site also has a free membership option that allows registered users to save favorite business pages and gain access to exclusive deals and promotions.
PuppyFind.com features a directory of puppy breeders. This website allows users to search by breed and size. If someone is looking for a specific breed of puppy, it is a good idea for them to purchase the puppy from a professional dog breeder. Responsible breeders take the time and effort to raise healthy dogs with the right temperament for the breed. The advantage of buying a pure breed is the predictability in size, care requirements and temperament.
When purchasing a puppy, it is important to find the right breed. It's also important to make sure you have enough time to train and exercise the dog, and to be open to spending money on the dog to ensure good health. It is recommended by AKC.org to do research on dog breeds before deciding which one is right for your family or lifestyle.