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There Are Many Benefits to Looking at Pet Classifieds

Aug 17, 2007
Though many people still turn to their local pet store for the pets that they want, a new trend is emerging and it's pet classifieds. While this might seem like a less than safe way to purchase a new pet for your family, it has many advantages over the traditional pet store. With pet classifieds, owners and sellers are meeting up to help give an animal the best chance at a happy home.

Many pet classifieds services offer a range of pets and pet supplies. There are also listings for lost and found pets in order to help expedite their return. You can find a number of listings on the Internet as well as in local newspapers, so there's never any shortage. These listings may be offering pets for sale, free pets for good homes, pet supplies as well as pets for trade. If you're in the market, these ads can be a great way to get started.

The advantage of pet classifieds is that you're not buying pets from a crowded and possible germ-ridden store. In most cases, you're buying pets directly from an owner that can't take care of their pet anymore or from families that have just had their own pets give birth. This setup not only reduces the amount of money that you're paying, but it can also reduce the harm that is done to the pet in the first place. Many pet stores don't treat their animals as well as they could, due to the overpopulation. But when you're buying from pet owners, you're more likely to be getting a pet that's been well cared for. And by not contributing to the pet stores, you are helping to reduce the number of pets that might be mistreated.

Another benefit of searching through pet classifieds is that you can choose from a wide range of pets. There are cats, dogs, birds, horses, and more. You may select from various breeds of pets as well as from ages and litters. This allows you to carefully choose from a wide selection, instead of from a limited quantity in a store. The prices from these classifieds also tend to be much lower, even free in some cases. This can allow you to find a pet that fits your budget and fits your family.

But just as with any purchase, you will want to meet the pet before you arrange to pay for it. You might also want to work something out with the owner to return the pet if it doesn't seem to be working out. Have the pet interact with your family as well as any other pets that you might have to ensure there aren't future problems. This is a crucial step in assuring that you're making the right choice.

Another consideration in pet classifieds is that you need to check whether or not the pet you are purchasing is up to date on their shots and immunizations. In some cases, this will be included in the price, but you will want to get a copy of the medical records to be sure. If the pet has not gotten their shots, you may be able to work that out in the price so that it's still a budget friendly purchase.

Finding a new pet for your home can be as easy as turning to pet classifieds. And with this information, you're sure to find the right pet for your family and your life.
About the Author
Andy West is a freelance writer for CountyLoop. CountyLoop.com makes it easy to use online Business Directories and many classified ads including Pet Classifieds . For more information, please visit http://classifieds.countyloop.com .
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