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About two months ago my dog got hit by a car and passed away. She was only three at the time and would be four this valentine's day. My family is looking for a new puppy. As much as I'd love a shelter dog, my family wants to buy a puppy. If it was my choice, I'd want an older shelter dog, but it's not my choice. If anyone knows any places selling small dogs for under $400 in Maryland please let me know!
 

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If they have chosen a breed, check into your local breed club / breeders. Sometimes breeders have adult dogs to rehome (didn't work out as show dogs, have been bred once and the breeder wants them to be able to relax in a pet home, etc.). Breed clubs also sometimes have rescues available from that breed, when someone returns a puppy to a breeder, etc. Make sure any breeder you deal with does health testing though... In my area, most dogs advertised in the paper are from backyard breeders... those that do no testing / screening and just put two dogs together. These can have health issues and bad temperament. If you work with a reputable breeder or a breed rescue, they usually vet the dogs first and won't match the wrong dog with a family.
 
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