petsy preferred breeder

Breeder Awareness Program.

Promoting responsible pet ownership, one pet at a time.

Our Breeder Awareness Program was launched as a social and educational initiative to address the information gap with new pet owners on the health and care requirements of individual modern pet breeds.

The facts.

we want to reduce the
number of euthanisations

The top two reasons for dogs and cats euthanisation are behavioural and medical reasons

there is no real
reason to be stray

90% of stray and surrendered dogs in a city or shire are either healthy or treatable and should be rehomed.

the numbers
are alarming

3,466 dogs were euthanised in the 2019-2020 financial year
9,714 cats were euthanised during the same period

Over the past 150 years, selected breeding by humans has resulted in the “evolution” of dogs into many different types, all of which descend from the gray wolf, domesticated from 130,000 years ago. Today’s modern pet breeds come in an extensive variety, all of which have individual traits and genes that influence both behaviour and health.

With so many breeds to choose from, correctly matching the pet with their future owners
will give the pet the best chance of living a happy and healthy life.

A mismatch between pet and owner is one of the most common reasons that leads to a pet being surrendered into a shelter. Sadly, in some cases where animals are suffering from untreatable health conditions or serious behavioural issues, euthanasia is carried out.

Pets are part of the family and a companion for life. When the origin of your new best friend has a big impact on their health, behaviour and wellbeing, it’s worth the effort it takes to find the right one.

We want to make it easier for people to find dogs in a responsible way because the future of our dogs and cats depend on it. A good breeder will have you and your new pet’s best interest at heart. They produce healthy dogs, educate pet owners, find forever homes and stand by their dogs for life.

By assisting puppy buyers to make more informed decisions and connecting them to good breeders, we can work together in getting the numbers of healthy, sociable and treatable animals being euthanised down to zero.

As a company, it’s important to spread ideas of responsible pet ownership with those whose impact can reach far beyond our business. We work closely with the top breeders in the country, vets, animal behavior specialists and rescue organisations who are devoted to the health and wellbeing of animals.

PREFERRED BREEDER tick of approval

Our tick of approval

A responsible breeder will prioritise the physical, behavioural and wellbeing of their litter above all else, including financial gain. They take into consideration the heritable health conditions that affect their breed, each individual dog’s health testing and consider the parent’s temperament, overall health, pedigrees and confirmation in order to produce the best litter they possibly can.

petsy preferred breeder

Petsy Preferred Breeders

Employ great breeding practices

Employ great breeding practices

A balanced, healthy puppy is the result of a breeder’s planning, skill, experience and hard work. Good breeders collect experiences over many years to bring new animals into the world that are both physically and behaviourally healthy. A breeder who breeds with the mentality of “Breeding to improve” ensures the betterment and longevity of the many wonderful dog breeds we have today.

Breed for Physical and mental health first

Physical & Mental health comes first

From breed-specific health tests to screening, nutrition and vet care, raising a healthy pup is a full time job for a breeder.

A responsible breeder will undergo health tests on their breeding dogs to screen for diseases and conditions to decrease the likelihood of producing puppies with heritable conditions. Breeding dogs are also bred at an appropriate age and at a frequency that’s safe for their long-term wellbeing. Puppies are well raised and well fed, and the breeders take all basic steps necessary to care for their puppies, such as vaccinations and deworming. A good breeder will not breed an animal with inherited disorders, exaggerated features that compromise welfare or with temperaments that are unsuitable for companion animals.

clean breeding environments

Provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment

From breed-specific health tests to screening, nutrition and vet care, raising a healthy pup is a full time job for a breeder. A responsible breeder will undergo health tests on their breeding dogs to screen for diseases and conditions to decrease the likelihood of producing puppies with heritable conditions. Breeding dogs are also bred at an appropriate age and at a frequency that’s safe for their long-term wellbeing. Puppies are well raised and well fed, and the breeders take all basic steps necessary to care for their puppies, such as vaccinations and deworming. A good breeder will not breed an animal with inherited disorders, exaggerated features that compromise welfare or with temperaments that are unsuitable for companion animals.

behavioural sound puppies and kittens

Behaviourally sound puppies & kittens

Focusing on behavior and socialization is critical to decreasing abandonment. Good breeders do their best to make sure their dogs comfortably transition into your home. From enrichment to proper socialisation, they work hard to ensure each dog has a shot at a well adjusted life.

Responsible pet ownership breeders

Responsible pet ownership

To give a puppy the best chance of finding a forever home, breeders screen potential puppy buyers to ensure that they are compatible and will be a good match.

Become a Petsy Preferred Breeder

Join us in our movement to help more dogs live the happy, healthy,
belly-rub filled life they deserve.

call 1300 952 790 or email us on breeders@petsy.com.au

 

Petsy is powered by real people who are passionate about the health and welfare of animals,
and we’re always here to help. If you have any questions, comments or queries please
call us on 1300 952 790 or email hello@petsy.com.au

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Email:
hello@petsy.com.au

phone:
1300 952 790

Head Office:
Level 31, 31 Market Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

plus code:
46H4+G9

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