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  • Want to Buy a Dog?

    Read These Tips Before You Do!

     

    The decision to buy a dog is a big one and should be given as much thought as when you decide to buy a new car, have a child, or purchase a new home. Yep, it’s that serious, because the decision is impactful for all lives involved, both humans and canines. Owning a dog requires commitment and is a huge responsibility. Ask yourself and family members these important questions before you buy a dog.

    Things to consider.

    • Is everyone in agreement with owning a dog? Be sure that each family member has the same desire.  
    • Will you have the proper time and patience to commit to training and nurturing a dog or puppy?
    • Before you buy a dog, you must know that they can’t be left alone for long periods of time. Will you or a family member be able to care for your new pup?
    • Can you afford the expenses associated with owning a dog? These include money for food, boarding, training, grooming, and veterinary bills!

    What breed will you select for you and your family?

    Before you buy a dog, you need to conduct adequate research on what breeds will fit in with your family the best. Are their family members with allergies? Do you have the space, both indoors and outdoors, to accommodate him? Do you have small children in  the family, if so have you considered which pets are most kid-friendly? All of these  are excellent questions that you should be able to answer before you buy a dog.  

    Is your home pet-friendly?

    Before you buy a dog and before you bring him home, it is very important for you to dog proof your home. What does this mean? Household items like cleaning products, ibuprofen, and even chewing gum can be extremely toxic to your pup. You will need to conduct a search of hazards around your house. This includes securing cabinets that are at pet level, putting away electric cords, and any dangling curtain cords. If you have any house plants on the floor, research the type and if they’re toxic to dogs. If they are, move them to higher grounds. All of these tips are important and prudent to you and family, before you make the decision to buy a dog.

     

    Should have you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at Petland!

     

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  • Searching for Puppies?

    The internet is vast.  

    Whether you’re searching for clothing, a new home, or the right canine, you can find yourself in a vortex, clicking search results page after search results page! When it comes to looking for the most suitable and adorable pets to join your home, you want to locate the best puppy finder website, sooner than later. 

     

    At Petland, our puppy finder search tool will meet your needs. You have several search capabilities which include: 

    • The option to search with breed specificities. 
    • The option to search both of our locations at Kennesaw and Mall of Georgia. 
    • The option to search what type of pet you want. We not only sell precious puppies, but we have cats and other small animals such as hamsters and birds. 
    • The option to search based on a particular breed. Our puppy finder lets you select the currently available puppies we have. 
    • The option to search based on gender, allowing you to choose “only female” or “only male” puppies within various breeds.  

     

    One of the other cool puppy finder features we have is our past puppies’ gallery. You’ll have the chance to take a look at some of our past puppies who have found new homes. The past puppies gallery is a sweet reminder of the growth of our Petland family. We also have a video gallery that gives you additional “behind the scenes” glimpses of our visits to breeders, specialty videos of particular breeds, and other informational clips that you’ll find helpful.  

    We are continuously partnering with reputable breeders to bring you the best pets possible. If you see a puppy that you’re particularly drawn towards, you can contact us right away for more information. Our puppy finder site also gives you $100 off, if you schedule a visit to our store! Our staff are anxiously awaiting or come to one of our locations and check out the puppies in real life. 

     

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  • 7 Dogs That Don’t Shed

    No Lint Brush Zone

    Going for a night on the town or simply leaving out for work doesn’t have to involve giving your clothes a once or twice over with a lint brush if you own a dog! Take a look at this list of no shed puppies that fit well with your wardrobe!

    • Poodles

    This is no secret. It’s well known that Poodles, and pretty much any hybrid mix of them, are no shed puppies! Intelligent, lively, and lovable – there’s no wonder they are such household treasures. They are favorites in homes of animal lovers with allergies, as they’re hypoallergenic and happy little campers.

    • Miniature Schnauzer

    Mini Schnauzer puppies have a thick, wiry, double coat, which came in handy while they dug into the ground, as it naturally kept off debris. As an added benefit, they do not shed much, so they are pretty much perfect for potential dog owners who have allergies.

    • Bichon Frise

    The Bichon Frise has a beautiful coat, but what makes it even more spectacular is that they are hypoallergenic. Their coats shed very little and is rather comparable to that of a Poodle. The longer their hair grows, the cuter and curlier it gets. Visit the groomer every 6 – 8 weeks to keep your Bichon looking radiant!

    • Wheaten Terrier

    Wheaten Terriers are no shed puppies that are extremely gentle. They get along swimmingly with children, cats, dogs, and strangers very well. The most notable commonality to other Terriers is their stubbornness, so you’ll need to take some time to train them.

    • Maltese

    Sporting a thick coat of hair instead of fur, these little dogs don’t shed. On the contrary, they require occasional haircuts to keep their coats in check. They are hypoallergenic, making them great for persons with allergies.

    • Shih Tzu

    Bred to be your best friend, they fit the bill! These no shed puppies are lap dogs and love to be right by your side. They are simply gorgeous, but sturdy little dogs. Their silky but fluffy soft hair won’t decorate your clothing at all!

    • West Highland Terrier

    Westie no shed puppies are highly intelligent and quick learners, with one of the most famous doggie faces. They have graced the covers of dog brand foods for ages and warmed the hearts of hundreds. Their long white fur won’t tarnish your short black dress!

     

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  • 5 Pint Sized Pooches Are Here

    Purse pups, lapdogs, and arm clutches are just a few monikers for small dog breeds.  

     

    Here at Petland, our stores are plentiful of these precious pups. Below are 5 of the most adorable small dog breeds you can purchase and find at our location. 

    Papillion 

    Full of personality, Papillons are popular small dog breeds. Known for their butterfly style ears, they pack a punch of 4 to 9 pounds. They are descendants from toy spaniels and frequently portrayed in paintings by the Old Masters, dating back to the 16th century. They’re very active and champion competitors in agility and obedience.  

    Puggle 

    The Puggle originated in the United States in the 1980’s. They are small dog breeds mixed of a Pug and Beagle. They can weigh between 10 and 30 pounds. They’re friendly, playful, and very energetic. They love to eat, so to keep them in shape exercise them daily. Doing this, they’ll live a healthy and long lifespan of 10 to 15 years. 

    Yorkshire Terrier 

    They are the definition of small dog breeds! A full-grown Yorkie weighs between 4 and 7 pounds. They are highly energetic, brave, and loyal. Despite their pint sizes, they make excellent guard dogs, because they’re little yaps will alert you to…well everything! 

    Maltese 

    The Maltese is one of the tiniest of small dog breeds that we have in our store ranging from 6 -9 pounds. The Maltese’s white mane is one of their main attractions! They have a lifespan of 15 years; however, some have lived for 18. They are notoriously fearless and affectionate! 

    Pomeranian 

    There’s no surprise that we’d highlight these small dog breeds. This puffy pooch has an average weight of 7 – 10 pounds. As you might have guessed, they have larger than life personalities! They’re the boss, but they’re also loving companions! 

     

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  • Petland – The Puppy Finder

    Petland is the industry leader in the area of animal care.

    We know that finding a perfect puppy to compliment your home can be an arduous task at times, but it can also be a pleasant one. At Petland, we pride ourselves on being the premiere puppy finder for many reasons.

    We Say NO to Puppy Mills

    It’s not uncommon for customers to come into our store and ask, “Where do your puppies come from,” or “Do you get your puppies from puppy mills?” These are questions that you should be asking of a puppy finder and we applaud you. We are proud to say that our puppies come directly from commercial breeders and they DO NOT come from any  “puppy mills.”

    We take frequent trips to visit our breeders and work very hard to make sure we are getting the best puppies from the best breeders. As a responsible puppy finder, we ensure that our breeders meet the following qualifications:

    1. USDA licensed breeders and distributors with no direct violations on their latest inspection report. As of January 1, 2015, our policy extends to no direct violations in the previous 24 months. Inspection reports for federally licensed breeders are available free of charge on the USDA website.
    2. Hobby breeders as defined by the Animal Welfare Act. These are breeders who raise their dogs in a humane manner.
    3. Local adoption pets that are vet-checked. Additionally, another puppy finder source comes from local animal shelters or from members of the local community as part of Petland’s Adopt-A-Pet program. Hundreds of thousands of shelter and community animals have been placed with caring families.

    We provide ongoing staff training programs, in-store animal husbandry systems and community service programs aimed at placing homeless pets and curbing pet overpopulation in the community. The health and well-being of our pets comes first for all of us at Petland.

    At the corporate level, Petland is actively involved with other pet industry leaders and helps create and enforce standards for everyone in the pet care business. We also work to make sure our pets are cared for by licensed pet professionals who pay careful attention to their welfare and veterinary needs. The number one reason an individual becomes a Petland store owner is his or her love of pets, and that’s a fact we continue to be proud of each and every day.

     

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  • German Shepherd’s Shedding – There’s Help!

    On occasion, almost all dogs will shed their coats to some degree.

    However, ’tis true when they say that German Shepherd puppies are prolific shedders! This means they shed all year around. Sure, the weather plays a part of how much, but the shedding never really ends. The biggest factor that plays a role in slowing it down a bit is their diet. There’s help! Read on to learn 7 tips to regulate the shedding of German Shepherd puppies.

    • Feed German Shepherd puppies high quality diets.

    One of the most effective ways of reducing shedding is to provide a healthy diet. Inexpensive dog foods are primarily comprised of ingredients that are difficult for German Shepherd puppies, (and dogs in general) to digest, such as corn and grain. Find food that has meat as the main ingredient.

    • “Treat” your dog to human food occasionally.

    We’re using the word “treat” modestly, so don’t go overboard. Foods like bananas, sliced apples (without the seeds), cucumbers, and lean meats are all moisture rich foods that will help your German Shepherd puppies to stay hydrated. These foods also keep their coats shiny and smooth, thus reduces the shedding.

    • Add olive oil or flaxseed oil to your German Shepherd’s food.

    Begin by giving 1 tsp. (5 mL) per 10 pounds (4.5 kg.) of his body weight. These oils contain omega-3 fatty acids that helps to calm inflamed skin, decrease dandruff, and improve their overall coat texture.

    • Ensure your German Shepherd has access to clean, fresh drinking water at all times.

    As we’ve previously mentioned, moisture rich foods keep your pups hydrated. The same, obviously, goes for water. Dehydration can lead to dry skin, which can cause excessive shedding and also illnesses.

    • Prior to spring season, invest in and use deshedding tools.

    Before German Shepherd puppies have their winter coats fall off, deshed them. You want to do this in the fall, as well. Lest you forget, your furniture, carpets, and clothes won’t!

    • Every day is “brush” day.

    To truly stay on top of your pup’s incessant shedding, you must brush him every day. There are no exceptions. Grooming puppies daily removes excess and loose fur and redistributes your German Shepherd’s skin oils into its fur.

    • Give your German Shepherd regular baths.

    Typical adults usually only needs a bath three or four times a year, that is if you’re brushing him on a regular basis! His hair will fall off in the tub or bathing area and not on your floor or furniture! Be careful not give him too many baths, as this will defeat the purpose by drying out his skin, and thus causing more shedding.

     

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  • Buy A Pup For Sale From Petland – Set Your Mind At Ease

    For over 45 years, Petland has been the retail pet industry leader for animal care, always committed to animal welfare and to providing quality pets.

    When you purchase a pup for sale from us, you help to accomplish our mission of enhancing the enjoyment of the human animal bond. Here are five facts you should know about buying a pup for sale from Petland:

    Petland is committed to responsible pet sourcing.

    When a customer asks, “Where do Petland dogs come from?” we can answer with confidence. When purchasing a pup for sale from us, you can rest assured that all of Petland’s dogs come from three primary sources:

    1. USDA licensed breeders and distributors with no direct violations on their latest inspection report. The breeders have a veterinarian documented socialization and exercise program and follow the veterinarian’s protocol for skin, coat, nail, and dental hygiene.
    2. Hobby breeders as defined by the Animal Welfare Act, who raise their dogs in a humane manner, and
    3. Local adoption pets that are vet checked. Some of our puppies and kittens come from local animal shelters or from members of the local community as part of Petland’s Adopt-A- Pet Program.

    Our knowledgeable staff can answer any of your questions.

    The number one reason why an individual becomes a Petland franchise owner is their love for pets. We celebrate our love for animals and pride ourselves on being pet experts. If you’ve found the perfect pup for sale and want to take her home, any of our staff members can be a great resource if you. We firmly believe in sharing our knowledge with potential owners and the pet community.

    A Petland Pup For Sale Comes In A Wide Variety Of Breeds

    If you are in the market for a specific breed, chances are we have it! Our network of USDA licensed breeders provides us with a vast selection of puppies that are up-to-date on vaccinations and deworming and are microchipped. When you purchase a pup for sale from Petland you also receive the name and address of the puppy’s breeder and a written health warranty for the puppy.

    Select Petland locations offer financing.

    Buying a pup for sale doesn’t have to break the bank! Select locations offer pet financing. This is an affordable and ethical alternative to pet leasing. The application process is simple and approval decisions are made within minutes, so you can buy the pup for sale of your dreams today and pay later.

    You become part of the solution.

    When you purchase a dog from us, you join of community of happy pet owners bonded by their love for animals and dedicated to ending animal homelessness. By purchasing a Petland pup for sale, you support a company that donates to rescues and you become educated with the long term needs of your dog. This education and proper pet training decreases the number pet owners who give their dogs to rescues due to bad behavior and solves the problem of overpopulated shelters.

     

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  • 7 Things You Didn’t Know About The Blue Frenchie

    Fun Facts About The Blue Frenchie

     

    •  They AREN’T French!

    Say what? Contrary to their name, the Blue Frenchie doesn’t have French origins at all. This is always a surprising fact for many Blue Frenchie owners. They are actually the sisters to English Bulldogs, who hail from a small area in England called Nottingham. It’s widely unknown why or how they got their names, but it’s also widely agreed upon that they aren’t from France.

    •  They don’t do laps…but they’re lap dogs.

    The Blue Frenchie is not a good swimmer. They don’t do well in water at all and they don’t like it either. There are plenty of dogs that innately are great swimmers and love the water, but the Blue Frenchie isn’t one of them! They prefer the dry land, period.

    •  They aren’t recognized.

    The Blue Frenchie is not recognized by any dog breeder associations. You can not show or train a Blue Frenchie in any competitions, strictly because of their color. The only French Bulldogs allowed in shows are those with the color palettes of brindle, white, fawn, or a combination of white and brindle.

    • Blue Frenchies freeze!

    Because of their single coat, they can become cold very easily. You’ll notice a Blue Frenchie constantly curled up in a tight warm ball during the winter or when air conditioners are furiously running during the summer. Invest in some sweaters or t-shirts for these babies, as they’ll happily comfortably sport them all year ‘round!

    •  They are big time snorers!

    Upon one glance, you can notice their flat faces. Unfortunately, this means that they have very labored and audible breathing patterns. It’s called brachycephalic. The Blue Frenchie is not a quiet dog! You’ll often here them when they’re just being and breathing and certainly when they’re sleeping. Invest in some earplugs, because despite their small size, they are big snorters!

    •  They’re pretty and a pretty penny.

    The only difference between a regular French Bulldog and the Blue Frenchie is the color, which makes for the largest difference…the price! They are almost twice as much as the price of the “regular” French Bulldog. The Blue Frenchie is much more difficult to find. They cost a lot more money to maintain physically, because of their serious health issues, especially because of their allergies. They also have other neck and back issues, due to their short and curved spines. If they have an allergic reaction, a typical vet visit can run you anywhere from $300 – $700.

    •  They’re lazy.

    Blue Frenchies are not very active dogs, nor do they require it to be happy and healthy. They aren’t prone to obesity. They like to just chill, typically with you. They’ll enjoy a nice walk or a few moments outside, but then back to the couch to cuddle they go!

     

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  • 5 Tips To Feeding Your Rottie Puppy

    The Rottie puppy is a beauty.

    Their strong, muscular body and black and brown coat commands your attention. Beyond the surface of their stunning appearance, you want to keep proper care of their health, which in turn reflects how beautiful their coats radiate. We’ve compiled some 5 tips for you to incorporate when you’re feeding your Rottie puppy.

    Creature of Habit

    For starters, dogs are a creature of habit. They thrive best when a routine is part of their daily schedule. This means it’s necessary to stick to a routine when it comes to feeding them. For adult dogs, the best time for meals is during breakfast time in the morning and dinnertime at night.

    Proper Balance

    Your Rottie puppy should always have a proper balance of the six basic food nutrients. They are carbohydrates, minerals, proteins, water, fats, and vitamins. Your Rottie puppy will display signs of deficiency if these essential nutrients are not available. They can and should be fed 2 or 3 times a day to prevent bloat. Give your Rottweiler a ration of 4 or 5 small meals a day until she’s about a year old.

    Meals

    As a general rule of thumb, Rottie puppy food is changed to adult food when he has reached almost 90 of its body weight. As with any dog, this shift in diet should be gradual and carefully executed, to allow your Rottweiler’s digestive system to get used to the change of food. The change should take place over a span of five to seven days. Below, follow one of the two guidelines to gradually changing your Rottie puppy’s diet:

    • You want to begin with mixing very small amounts of the new food to the old one, over a period of five to seven days.

    OR

    • Try fasting your Rottie puppy for one meal. At the next meal, mix a quarter of the new food with a normal amount of old food. For the next five meals, increase the amount of the new dog food to one half of its normal consumption of the old dog food. Ultimately, you’ll fully and seamlessly transition from the old to new food.

    Meat Lovers

    Rottweilers are classified as carnivores, just like any other dogs. They absolutely love to consume meat. Should you decide to satisfy your Rottie puppy’s carnivorous desires, it is best to give him raw meat. Be sure that the meat is clean and not contaminated, to mitigate any resulting illnesses or diseases.

    Proper Diet

    You can always tell if you’re feeding your Rottie puppy a proper diet, based on their lustrous coat. Happy dogs are those that are active and have proper nutrition. Those without the aforementioned will get sick easily and disconnected with their surroundings. The Rottie puppy diet should include sufficient amounts of carbohydrate food sources like protein from meat, and cereals, together with salt, vegetables, animal oil, and other sources of vitamins and minerals.

     

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  • Hmmm…Which Are Best, Hybrid Puppies or Purebred Puppies?

    There are so many awesome puppy breeds in both categories, it can be hard to know which way to go!

    There’s a great debate within the dog buying/owning community as to whether one should own hybrid puppies or purebred puppies. So what’s the difference? Purebred puppies are dogs that have been carefully bred to produce offspring with identical characteristics and traits of the parent breeds. Hybrid puppies are a cross of two pure breed dogs. This really is a personal decision that should be made. At the end of the day, we really recognize that either choice is arguably a sound and reasonable one based on many factors. Neither is right or wrong, but rather based on an individual preference for each owner’s lifestyle. To help you make a choice, we’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked questions regarding purebred puppies and hybrid puppies.

    Are purebred puppies healthier?

    Most hybrid puppies are pretty unpredictable in a lot ways, from their size to their haircoats! Purebreds are tested for issues usually known to affect the breed. This is to ensure only healthy dogs are being bred. Most diseases are being detected and eradicated this way. When breeds are crossed, it creates hybrid puppies with unknown results, thus they really can’t be tested in advance. However, it should be said that hybrid puppies are relatively healthier than their purebred brethren.

    What are the temperaments of purebred puppies?

    Now with this question, the answer is easier to answer and relatively straightforward. Purebred puppies possess a temperament that’s fairly predictable based on breed standards. Hybrid dogs have a few question marks attached to them! For most hybrid puppies, you get characteristics from both parents, but it’s impossible to tell exactly how they’ll turn out.

    Are there hypoallergenic purebred dogs?

    Technically, there’s no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic dog.  There are, however, low-to-no shedding dogs with little-to-no amounts of dander. Hybrid puppies that are a cross of two or more breeds may or may not grow into a low shedding adult dog. It’s kind of a toss up.

    What’s the verdict?

    As we mentioned previously, this is a personal choice. People who own and love dogs are passionate about them. Some may favor one breed over the other. Ultimately, all dogs are wonderful and beautiful in their own rite and whichever you choose to own depends on your lifestyle. What’s most important is that any hybrid puppies or purebred puppies purchased or should be done with reputable breeders and research should always be conducted to ensure that your puppies have the healthiest and happiest life with you!

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