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We understand that your pet means everything to you. These FAQs should answer many of the questions you have about leaving your Best Friend with us. And if you can’t find an answer, feel free to contact us. We’re listening with all ears (floppy and otherwise.)

Looking for a Pet

Does Best Friends sell puppies or kittens?

No. Best Friends Pet Care does not breed, buy or sell dogs or cats. Our business is providing quality pet care for dogs and cats and their families. Our services are limited to boarding, grooming, pet daycare, training and, at some locations, veterinary care. We also provide pet care products for sale.

We are not affiliated in any way with any business that buys and sells dogs and cats. We have worked hard to build our reputation and will protect our name and trademark to the full extent of the law. If you are aware of any company that is breeding and/or selling dogs or cats under the Best Friends name, please advise us by writing in using the “Ask a Question” link above.

I'm ready for a dog. What type should I get?

Deciding which type of dog is best for your family takes homework and planning, and the more you know before you buy, the better decision you will make. This applies to all aspects of getting your dog -- from selecting the breed to deciding where to obtain the puppy. We strongly recommend that you spend plenty of time investigating before making a final decision. Remember, pets are for life.

To help you find the right breed to fit your personality and lifestyle, visit If you're considering pet adoption or rescue, your local Best Friends may be able to put you in touch with reputable shelters and rescue groups near you. If we don't have a location near you, visit, which provides links to shelters around the country.

What types of dogs are best with children?

Raising children and puppies together can be a wonderful experience - if you take the time to do a bit of advance planning. Like humans, dogs are individuals with their own distinct personalities. Although some breeds are considered more “child-friendly” than others, you should conduct plenty of research before deciding on the type of dog you want. Visit and to read about different breed personalities. There are also several books written specifically on this subject that you can consult. When you've decided on a type of dog, be sure to discuss your concerns with your breeders.

Plan to begin training your new dog right away. A professional trainer can help you with advice on how to ensure that your new pet learns to behave well with other family members. Your local Best Friends Pet Resort can help you find a qualified dog trainer.

“Adding A New Pet to the Family”

Can you help me find a pet?

Best Friends is a strong supporter of pet rescue and adoption programs and many of our facilities work with local shelters and rescue groups. We are always delighted to put pet lovers in touch with these organizations.

If we don't have a location near you, you might also try visiting Petfinder, which provides links to shelters around the U.S. at

Do you breed animals at Best Friends?

No, Best Friends offers boarding, grooming and training services; we are not a breeder, nor do we have any livestock for sale. If you are interested in locating a breeder, you might ask your family veterinarian for recommendations. Another was to find a qualified breeder is to contact your local kennel club or visit the AKC at