Choosing a pet is a really important decision that will impact your life for the next 10-20 years. Making the right decision will bring a huge amount of joy and happiness but making the wrong decision can bring emotional and financial heart-ache.
Many people buy pets on impulse, with recent research showing that people are likely to spend more time deciding on which type of shoes to buy that where to get their puppy from. This impulse-buying fuels the cruel and sometimes illegal trade of puppy-farming and illegally importing puppies from places such as Eastern Europe or Ireland.
A pre-purchase consultation will help you to make the right choice of which type of pet to get, what breed and, just as importantly, where to get your new family member from. It will cover aspects such as your lifestyle, finances, your expectations and previous experience and also help you to be prepared for the physical and behavioural needs of your new pet.
When you book your consultation, I will send you a questionnaire to fill in which you can either email back to me, or hand to me at the time of the consultation. We will then spend 30 minutes to 1 hour discussing your needs and expectations and I will leave you with my recommendations summarised in a document. Follow-up advice by email is also available for a small additional cost. Having a pre-purchase consultation entitles you to a 20% discount off your first consultation with your new companion.
The pre-purchase consultation costs £55 with email follow-up advice costing £15.