Belgian veterinarians have been offering their support in the process of choosing a healthy and suitable new family member as they were regularly seeing poorly socialized puppies with health problems. The project is called Pup4Life with the aim to encourage future owners to contact a veterinarian prior to buying or adopting a new dog.
A website with different information and tools for future owners has been set up as part of the project.
The owners can download printable checklists to find their ‘’type of dog’’ and a questionnaire to assess the trustworthiness of the breeder.
After they fill in the questionnaire, the new owners together with their vet, can make a decision from which breeder they want to purchase a new puppy.
Pup4Life project is supported by CEVA, Val d’Hony Verdifarm and the Province of Limburg.