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Anyone considering getting dogs are encouraged to check local pounds first

Dec 24, 2021 09:12 By News Northern Sound
Anyone considering getting dogs are encouraged to check local pounds first Anyone considering getting dogs are encouraged to check local pounds first
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Monaghan County Council veterinary officer has also outlined some advice for those choosing to purchase a puppy.

Anyone considering getting a dog this time of year is encouraged to check the local pound first.

Brendan Smyth is the Monaghan County Council veterinary officer and says there will always be dogs and sometimes puppies in their care in need of a home.

However, should a family decide to purchase a puppy they should request to visit the breeder and see the mother, as any genuine breeder will be happy to comply with such a request.

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When purchasing a puppy, microchip information should be available and Brendan says no one should ever continue with a purchase out of pity for the animal :

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