I’m backing the Scottish Government’s Buy a Puppy Safely campaign. This year, make sure your puppy is not being sold illegally from a puppy farm where conditions are poor.
1 in 4 puppies bought online die before their fifth birthday and 1 in 3 get sick or die within the first year.
There are a number of signs you can spot which indicate that a puppy may have come from a puppy farm. Read the guide here to ensure yours is a healthy animal from a happy home.
And remember, a puppy is for life, not just for Christmas.