Are you an expat living in Brno and have decided to get a pet? Here we bring you some useful advices how to do it. You have several options, but we recommend you to choose one of these two:
1. On very first place we reccomend you to get a dog or cat from an animal shelter - it is called ADOPTION. The biggest advantage of adoption is that you can choose an animal you really like. You can test it´s behaving and manners, as it is usually grown up animal. You also know immidiately the character of the animal - if it is cheerfull and easy going or stressed all the time, active or lazy, likes children or not... You cannot really recognize these characteristics exactly if you buy a little puppy or kitten. You will also get the best feeling that you have done really good thing - there is one sad, abandonded animal less! Adopted animals are the most grateful animals you can get. We can confirm that based on our personal experience.
There is a big animal shelter in Brno - Bystrc, or there are many many others all around Czech or Slovak Republic. Some of them are friendly to you, some are less. IF YOU NEED ANY KIND OF HELP WITH GETTING AN ANIMAL FROM A SHELTER (LANGUAGE BARRIER), PLEASE CONTACT US ON EMAIL OR FACEBOOK, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU WITH THE PROCESS.
2. If you have chosen some specific dog or cat breed for you and you would like to buy a pure breed puppy or kitten, we recommend to do it in a proper way, as Czech Republic is full of awful shady dealings with puppies. NEVER BUY A PUPPY OR A KITTEN THROUGH AN ANONYMOUS ADVERTISEMENT ON THE INTERNET. Always search for verified breeder!
A breeder, that can be trusted, always offer you a puppy or kitten with the Pass of Origin (family tree) and invites you for a visit to see the parents and the siblings of the puppy, and also the environment where they live. NEVER BUY A PURE BREED PUPPY OR KITTEN WITHOUT PASS OF ORIGIN AND SEEING AT LEAST THE MOTHER OF THE PUPPY OR KITTEN. Even if you do not intend to participate in dog shows with your dog, always insist on the Pass of Origin, as it is kind of warranty for you that you are buying healthy animal from a person that keen on his animals, not only on his or her money.
This is the same for other pets like rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchillas and rats - do NOT buy these species from pet shops. There are serious breeders who give you Pass of Origin as well as the warranty that you are buying not only healthy animal, but also an animal that is used to manipulation and cuddling since the very young age.
Again, if you need any help with getting (purchasing) the right pet for you, please do not hesitate and contact us via email or Facebook, we will be happy to help you.