I have heard and read just about everything there is to hear and read about pets, adopting, fostering and breeding.
While there are benefits to all, depending on you and your lifestyle, we chose to go with a breeder. This is what fit us best, and that’s about all I will say about that.
When you are choosing your next forever family member, my best advice to you is to remember that it is your choice and yours alone.Corgi adoption.
How to Get a Pembroke Welsh Corgi – Corgi adoption
There are a few ways to get a Pembroke Welsh Corgi:
Adopting from a shelter or pet store
Breeder in/out of state or from other countries
Fostering a Puppy
Fostering is a nice, short-term solution to fulfill your desires to have a pet. This means that you are providing a safe, temporary home for a pet until they are ready to join their forever family.
You can find fostering opportunities at your local shelters or humane society.
Adopting a Puppy
With adopting, you may get lucky and find a puppy that has been surrendered to a shelter. However, Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies are very difficult to find in shelters, mostly because they are quite a popular breed at the moment.
If you do find one in a shelter, make sure you do your research and check up on the history of the puppy. Many puppies are surrendered from puppy mills (breeders that churn out puppies without regard to their health or their parents’ health).
When you choose to adopt, the pricing will be a lot lower than if you went with a breeder. Most shelters just want to find forever homes for animals, so their priority is not to gain a profit on the animals.
Choosing a Breeder
Many breeders have websites or Facebook pages. Follow them and keep up with them. Many have waiting lists for their next litters, and you’ll most likely need to put down a deposit to be put on a waiting list for a puppy.
If you decide to go with a breeder, I highly recommend you do your best to find out everything about the breeder. Look up everything you can find about them online, read all of the reviews, and if you are daring, reach out to people who have left reviews.
Like I stated earlier, there are many breeders that function as puppy mills. They mate dogs without considering their health history, diseases, disorders, and lineage.
Puppies should be with their momma until at least 8 weeks of age, and some breeders keep puppies until 12 weeks, which is great for socializing them and beginning training. Beware of breeders who offer puppies up before 8 weeks.