Why is it a bad idea to buy a puppy as a surprise gift?
Surprise! Here’s a fifteen year commitment that twill be keeping you awake for the next week, and may make messes on your floor for the next month of so. Not everyone is ready or wants the responsibility of caring for an animal companion. Sometimes, when a loved one’s pet has died, we think they want another one right away. Usually, they don’t. People need to grieve after the loss of a beloved pet, just like when a person dies. Often, if the dog was old when it passed away, the caretaker has been making frequent vet trips, dealing with incontinence, special diets, and geriatric care. They may need a break. Also, consider that puppies have different personalities, just like people. It’s best for each to pick his or her own best friend. If you give someone the “wrong” puppy, they will either have to keep a puppy they didn’t’ really want, or return the puppy, incurring the $100 return fee. Rather than take that chance, we recommend purchasing a Just Puppies gift certificate.