BBB advises caution when buying a puppy for the holidays

All too often, common sense seems to fly out the window when faced with an adorable animal, but buying a pet is a long-term investment. As with any other purchase, the more you know before you buy, the better off you will be. Before buying a pet this holiday season, Better Business Bureau reminds you…

Puppy love can quickly turn to heartbreak

In light of new Texas law, BBB reminds consumers to research breeders thoroughly UPDATE: The Texas Attorney General just secured an agreement with a San Antonio-based puppy broker. Pet broker Justin Sullivan, who ran JustYourPup.com and other websites, has agreed to set up a limited restitution pool. Consumers who bought puppies from Sullivan or one…

What to know before buying a family pet

While visiting the local pet shop, I got the expected question from my daughter, “Mom, can we please, please, please get a cat?” Seeing all the animals playing and frolicking around really pulls at the heart strings. You want to take them all, but know you can’t. But it got me thinking. There are breeders,…