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5 Things to Consider when Buying a Puppy Syracuse NY

Buying a puppy in Syracuse can be a great addition to your household and teach your kids great responsibility. Read on the following article and there are some things you need to think about before making the final leap.

PetSmart
(315) 468-1379
3553 West Genesee
Syracuse, NY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Pet World - Dewitt
(315) 445-9510
3649 Erie Blvd. E.
Dewitt, NY
 
PetSmart
(315) 446-6320
3401 Erie Blvd E
Syracuse, NY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Ebeling's Pet Center
(315) 652-2329
4138 Route 31
Clay, NY
 
Pet Express Of Central Ny, Inc.
(315) 458-0852
7687 Frontage Road
Cicero, NY
 
PETCO
(315) 454-3949
310 Northern Lights (Route 11)
North Syracuse, NY
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

PETCO
(315) 449-0084
3150 Erie Boulevard East Suite #500
Dewitt, NY
Hours
Monday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm

PetSmart
(315) 652-1627
3865 State Route 31
Liverpool, NY
Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00-9:00
Sunday: 10:00-6:00

Pet Depot
(315) 487-6533
3730 Milton Avenue
Camillus, NY
 
Petland Of Syracuse
(315) 752-0444
5701 East Circle Drive
Cicero, NY
 

5 Things to Consider when Buying a Puppy

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Having a puppy is something many children dream about. They hear their friends at school talking about their dogs and the jealousy sets in. You might desperately want one yourself. The good news is that buying a puppy can be a great addition to your household and teach your kids great responsibility. Even so, there are some things you need to think about before making the final leap.



    1. The first thing to consider is that puppies take a lot of time and attention. It can almost seem like you have to care for a newborn baby because the attention they need is constant. It will get easier as they become older, but even full-grown dogs need pampering. Many dogs and puppies are also very playful and need some form of entertainment or they’re likely to get into trouble.


    2. Puppies also need to be trained in different areas as they get older. There are probably training classes in your area that increase in difficulty as your dog gets older. It is a good idea to send your children to the classes too so they know exactly how to interact with their pet.


    3. Keep in mind that your puppy will cost a lot of money. Even if you try to calculate all the costs there will be some that are completely unexpected. Some of the many are food, toys, vaccinations, registrations, and dog training. If poor little pup gets hurt you’ll also find yourself with a large vet bill. Expect to pay for your dog what you would pay for a member of your “human” family because the costs can really add up.


    4. Your puppy will get a lot larger depending on the breed. While that is a fairly obvious statement it does need to be said. If you have small children it can be intimidating to have such a large animal around. The best way to avoid any problems is to do your research before your purchase to make sure you’re getting a dog that is just right.


    5. Another consideration is that your dog will need considerable exercise. If you enjoy exercising yourself this will be a no-brainer for you. On the other hand, if you are worn out at the end of a long day it can be a lot of trouble to take your dog for a walk. Many dogs also like to play with their toys and be active in general. There are breeds that are less enthusiastic so choose one of those if you prefer to be sedentary.


You will also need room for your dog to play and sleep. If you have plans to get a large dog you should make sure that you have a large area. Of course, there are also dogs that will always be so small they can fit into a purse. Make your decision based on the space you have.



Despite all of the things you need to think about it can be incredibly rewarding to be a dog owner. This is especially true if it’s the first time you’re going to buy a puppy. It is an experience like nothing else and they are oh-so-cute! If you decide to make the purchase, it will be a neat adventure for your whole family.


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