There is often a lot of money to be made by breeders offering pets for sale. More and more people are purchasing new pets, be it dogs, cats, rabbits or any other animal and as such there is an increasing demand.
Breeders will breed specific animals often pure bred, appearing on a register, and can thus charge a lot of money for their pets. There are though ethical and non-ethical pet breeders offering pets for sale. Ethical pet breeders are normally enthusiasts and pet lovers, unethical ones are just in the business for financial gain. You are likely to find that any pet brought from an unethical breeder will have more problems health wise than other pets for sale near me
It is not just breeders who are offering pets for sale and many private individuals and pet stores will also sell pets. Private individuals will normally have two different sorts of pets available. The first sort will be the unwanted pet. This often occurs where a pet has been brought and then found it is too much to take care of. There could also be a change of circumstances that sees it no longer possible to keep a pet, a common problem when moving home or country. The second sort of pets for sale comes when the private individual finds that their pet is to have offspring. When a female cat or dog has offspring there could be more youngsters than an owner knows what to do with.
Pet stores will also offer pets for sale. It is a logical step as they already sell everything else connected with pet care, so why not pets themselves. Pet stores though are often criticized, as the pets are often bred in what are known as mills, which is not how most pet owners would like to think of the origins of their pets. These mills, as used by pet stores and breeders are often blamed for the overproduction of pets, which sees many hundred each month being put into animal shelters, many of whom cannot be re-housed.
You will often find pets for sale in local newspapers, although there has been a growth in the advertisement of animals on the internet as well. Both are great sources to find pets local to a potential owner, although the internet does have the advantage of making it a lot easier to search for a wide range of animals.