A majority of people love pets. Well, according to the American Pets product Association (APPA) about 70% of American households have pets. However, getting a well-bred pet can be a daunting task. The reason is that some pet mills have inhumane breeding conditions.

It is therefore imperative that you take extra caution when buying pets and ensure you do due diligence before making the purchase.  Some places have a restriction on certain pet breeds and sizes. More importantly, ensure that the breeders have a health clearance and recognized pet organizations such as by American Kennel Club (AKC).

It is also prudent to ensure that you ensure that you are well aware of pet health, training, affordability, and regulations. More importantly, ensure you are conversant with pet purchase process.

Basically, you can either buy a pet from:

  • Pet Breeders
  • Rescue centers
  • Pet stores

We have gathered reputable places to buy pets in the list below to help you narrow down the options and make the process a breeze. Without much further ado, below are the best places you can buy pets.


Petsmart is the biggest pets store in North America. With more 1600 stores it offers a myriad of pets’ selection including fish, birds, guinea pigs, and reptiles. They also sell dog grooming and training services. What’s more, is that they offer daycare and boarding facilities for cats and dogs.

Petsmart even has a partnership with local shelters and rescues to help willing owners find pets to adopt in their areas. In fact, they have spaces in their stores to help adoptable pets find homes.

So far, they have saved over 8 million pets through adoption.

Baycrest Akita

Baycrest Akita is dog breeding facility located in Maryland. They sell puppies only to homes qualified for lifetime rearing. They boast of producing tip-top quality dogs for more than 20 years. In fact, they have won several awards and championships including Award for Merit and Best in Sociality Show Winners. Bay Crest Akitas have been able to dogs with a strong Akita type, mostly containing Japanese Akita Pedigree.

These breeders produce healthy dogs through selective breeding. Puppies are not always available. In fact, they do breeding on limited bases.  The good news is that they always show available puppies on their website.

Farmhouse Hounds

Farmhouse Hounds are reputable dogs’ breeders. They have been breeding basset hounds for more 40 years. According to information on their website, their pets are playful and well tempered. Farmhouse Hounds Basset Hounds undergo through health clearances. The hounds are bred from America bred bassets and Championship European dogs. The breeders are located in Jasper, Georgia.

Legend Bichons

Legend Bichons are located in California.  Their dogs are bred from championship line are popular for breeding WKC championship and certified therapy dogs. Before breeding, the dogs undergo all necessary before breeding. Legend Bichons has a reputation for breeding quality dogs. They are getting as merit breeder by AKC. Similarly, Legend Bichons are certified by Bichon Frise Club of America.  If you plan to buy a dog pet in California, we would recommend Legend Bichons.

Sierra Fish and Pets

Sierra Fish is a store that sells fish, birds and reptile pets. The store was established in 1972 and is based in Seattle, Washington. In addition, it provides an array of pet supplies. Before you keep a fish pet, ensure you are well conversant with how to keep it. You can learn how to keep Auratus Cichlid fish here.

CTC Aussies

CTC Aussies is an AKC breeder of merit-based in Washington. Their dogs excel in performance and conformation.  Western Washington Shepherd Association and United States Australian Shepherd Association recognize CTC Aussies breeder. The rather small breeder prides itself in quality earning ASCA DNA certification. Their dogs are registered with both AKC bad ASCA.

To prove their commitment to quality, they have an annual eye examination by CERF as well as HSF6 and MDRA gene mutation.  All adult dogs hips are rated “good” by OFA.CTC Aussies only sell their puppies in face to face transaction. Therefore, you should be prepared to make plans to see the puppies. The arrangements are made after they review your puppy questionnaire and ascertain if they have a puppy that will make a suitable match for you.

Midway Tropical Fish

Midway tropical fish is a pet store that offers fish as well as cats and dogs. They also stock pet supplies. The pet store is located In Kent, Washington. They have a wide variety of tropical freshwater fish. They also have a decent selection of salty water fish all which come at affordable prices. However, keeping fish pets has its own problems. Here are the 5 common Aquarium problems you may experience.

Final Word

Finding a reputable breeder or store to buy pet can sometimes turn to be overwhelming. With this list, you can rest assured the whole process will be a walk in the park. Try these breeders and stores, and you will be glad you did.