If you have ever wanted to bring home a pet, you have probably considered two ways of doing that. One is to buy one from a store for the purpose, or to adopt one from a shelter. Some people prefer purchasing them based on their requirement. However, some of these places are not entirely ethical and do not place the health of the animals in their care first. They are only interested in making a quick buck; if you contribute to their profits, you are most definitely assisting them in continuing it. When looking for a store that sells pets, there are a few key factors to consider.

HYGIENE

If you walk into a pet shop and it reeks, well you should walk right back out. It is the sign of an unsanitary place and most definitely unhealthy animals. It is completely unethical to treat them this way, and you should report if you are able to. It should be hygienic not just because you need a healthy pet, but because you should put the health of the animal first. Make sure the place you choose is clean, and concerned about the animals under their care.

AVOID LARGE CHAINS

Although big brand names make your ears perk up, in this instance you are better off avoiding them. Opt for a local store instead. The reason being that the latter is sure to serve you better as they pay individual attention to their customers whilst the former is too distracted with a large number of animals to take care of. There is also a higher chance of better quality when you choose a local store. They are also willing to assist you more than a department store would. All in all, the service received is far superior.

ADVICE

A good pet shop in Bedok Singapore will not just send you off on your merry way, they will take your pet very seriously and provide you sound advice for taking care of them so they are happy. You should feel free to ask as many questions as you want to about the animal, and they should be willing to provide you with whatever information you need. It is also a good point if they are available after you go home with your new friend in case you might need some advice afterwards. 

RESEARCH

Never underestimate the power of research. It is absolutely mandatory to sift through the large number of options especially when browsing online and even in print advertisements. If you have friends or family who have any contacts with a store it would be a better choice for you to go with their selection as it would be more dependable. Some stores are stringent about their policies and how they conduct their business. Hopefully you find one such place and stick with them. You will build a long and fulfilling rapport which will help you over the long-term.