We’re being reminded that adoption is an option, this National Puppy Day.
The RSPCA is looking to re-home 30 puppies across Queensland, which is unusually high.
There are three available at the Mackay shelter.
The RSPCA is encouraging anyone looking to get a puppy to consider adopting first.
RSPCA spokesperson Emma Lagoon says now the perfect time to adopt.
“We have an unusually large number of puppies up for adoption this time of year,” she says.
“The great thing about adopting is you’re not only saving a pet’s live, some pet costs are also covered for you.”
Potential pet owners can head to the RSPCA website to see all the puppies looking for new homes and apply to adopt online.
There are currently puppies available at their Brisbane, Bundaberg, Kingaroy, Mackay, Noosa and Toowoomba locations.
However the RSPCA is urging people to consider that puppies do need training and socialisation early to set them up to be the best dogs they can be.
Dogs can live for over 15 years, so people really need to be able to offer a pet a life-long commitment before jumping in.
Adopting a pet rather than purchasing one can also save some initial costs for future pet owners.
All RSPCA puppies up for adoption are:
Worm & Flea Treated
All puppies adopted from the RSPCA also receive a free bag of Royal Canin pet food.