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Does anyone know where i can buy a Boston Terrier puppy in London, England?

Asked by sophillyk (296points) May 15th, 2010

I’m finding it so difficult!

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dpworkin's avatar

Why buy when you can adopt?

Bastion's avatar

Yes. Have you checked out the local humane shelthers? You might not find a boston terrier, but you’ll find a good friend.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

Definitely check out your local animal shelters before buying a pedigree dog. Really, you’ll be paying more for a pure-bred and get an animal more likely to develop health problems, plus there are so many dogs in shelters that need homes. Many of them are puppies!

PetFinder is a great site for finding pets, but it appears to be only for the United States. I did a quick Google search for “pet adoption UK” and found a site called DogsBlog.com, where they just happen to have an adorable 10 month old Boston Terrier for adoption.

sophillyk's avatar

I wouldn’t mind if it was rescued or bought, i just love this breed and am desperate to find one!

Evan's avatar

A couple things.

First, I would definitely check out the site @ParaParaYukiko linked (DogsBlog.com) and ALSO definitely see if there’s a PetFinder.com type site, in England, that you could turn to. Every animal you get from a breeder, is one that didn’t have to die in a shelter.

Second, it’s completely reasonable for you to want a particular breed, and VERY OFTEN there breed-specific rescue organizations (think: “Sussex Boston Terrier Rescue”, or some such type name). I’ve had that experience in multiple geographic areas in the U.S., and I’d imagine it’s possible there are similar organizations throughout London.

Lastly, and most importantly, if you love your life (in any kind of way) don’t get a young puppy. Get a 5-month old, at minimum. They’re about a hundred times less likely to leave pee and poop ALL over your house (which they WILL DO, no questions asked, if they’re very young), and also you won’t have to get up every 3 hours throughout the night to let them out, and honestly, 5-month old puppies are still death-defyingly cute and adorable. So.. do yourself a favor, and get a rescue that’s at least 5 months old, and you’ll probably be much happier in the long run.

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