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Most of us understand that dogs are intelligent animals and deserve to be treated with love and respect. They deserve a warm bed, exercise, mental stimulation and veterinary care. After all are we not a nation of animal lovers?

Milo’s Puppy Mission has been set up to raise awareness of unscrupulous puppy farmers, dealers, smugglers and back yard breeders throughout the UK.

Our mission is to ensure every single puppy buyer knows what to look for when purchasing a puppy. We want to help stop buyers from unknowingly handing over cash to breeders that are not putting their dogs health first. This will also protect buyers from heartache and huge financial burdens when problems occur with sick puppies, which sadly is a common consequence of buying from a bad breeder.

Breeders come in many guises, on the surface they may appear ‘normal’, even friendly. They may have a ‘shop window’ for their operation which could be an average looking house which is rented solely for the purpose of looking outwardly respectable.

Our advice is to always walk away if in any kind of doubt and let others know your findings. If we all stop buying from them it will stop the evil puppy trade.

What should you expect from the breeder of your new puppy?

  • You should always see your puppy with his mother and litter mates in a clean and well kept environment

  • The breeder should be asking YOU lots of questions. These may be about your lifestyle and living arrangements etc

  • You should always visit your puppy more than once, this also gives you plenty of time to think about the commitment you are making.

  • Good breeders have a waiting list, do be prepared to be patient. Never be rushed into buying a puppy.

  • Your puppy must already be microchipped- it is illegal to sell a puppy that has not been chipped.

  • Your puppy will have a vaccination card, this must include appropriate stickers, vet signature and the veterinary practice name and address.

  • Health test certificates for the puppies parents should be shown. Check which health tests should have been carried out for the breed of puppy you are looking at and ask to view prior to visiting.

  • Puppy contract- this is to highlight all responsibilities on the part of both you and the breeder. A good breeder would happily take a puppy back if there are any issues.

  • The breeder should always give you some food for your puppy, at a later date this can be changed to a food of your choice but must be done gradually.

  • Your puppy should have been wormed regularly by the breeder, ensure they provide the details so you can continue with the schedule.

  • Insurance- A good breeder will always offer 4-6 weeks of free insurance for the puppy.

If you are in doubt about the circumstances then do not be afraid to walk away. A puppy is a huge commitment both emotionally and financially.

It is estimated that 95% of these breeding prisoners don’t make it out alive.


We are a nation of animal lovers and buyers can do their bit to avoid the dishonest sellers by never buying a puppy younger than 8 weeks old, seeing the puppy interact with its mother and checking on its health history.

Lord Gardiner, Minister for animal welfare

The welfare of dogs and cats is not a minority issue: 13 million households have pets, including between them over 17 million cats and dogs. One in three of these are purchased in pet shops, online or via newspaper adverts – outlets often used by puppy farmers.

Pup Aid

We need to do everything we can to make sure the nation’s much loved pets get the right start in life. From banning the sale of underage puppies to tackling the breeding of dogs with severe genetic disorders, we are cracking down on sellers who have a total disregard for their dogs’ welfare.

Michael Gove, Environment Secretary

Many puppy traffickers are buying puppies ‘wholesale’ looking for the highest profit margin and are leaving a trail of sick and dead puppies behind them.



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