A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is a pet that a lot of people enjoy having, and those who see others having one often think about adopting one. Adopting a dog like this can be easily done with a choice of either a puppy or a full grown dog that was rescued from someplace. However, you have to consider a few things when you are adopting a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen.
If you are planning to get yourself a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen that is still a puppy, your first concern would be to find a breeder that can give you the puppy you want. There may be puppies available for you to adopt the very moment you ask a breeder for one. While you may be lucky enough to get a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen puppy the first time you try to look for one from a breeder near you, there are people who are not so fortunate. Those who happen to approach a breeder that does not have a few puppies available for adoption usually have to go on a waiting list for the next possible litter to arrive. Depending on when the breeder's dogs will be producing pups, this may take a few months to a few weeks, if one of the breeder's bitches is already pregnant.
There are breeders who pre-screen possible owners to assure that their puppies go to good families that will take care of them. These pups are usually spayed or neutered upon delivery to prevent careless breeding of the dogs. While there are breeders that do take measures to ensure that the puppies they have adopted are taken into homes that can and will take care of them, there are instances when a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen ends up in a situation that is not ideal. This is where rescue comes in and the dog may be put up for adult adoption.
When a dog is sold to a person that does not take good care of it, organizations and even animal welfare advocates will step in to take the dog into their custody. There are often rules that state that when a dog is rescued, expenses for the dog's lodging and feeding as well as its medication will be charged to the breeder who sold it to the former owner. This charge continues until the dog is adopted by another more responsible owner. Adopting a grown Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen can be facilitated through these organizations that monitor the welfare of dogs and other animals within their jurisdiction.
When adopting a full grown Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, you will usually be asked to sign a contract that states your responsibilities to the dog and you have to make a pledge to take care of the animal. This contract also states that you can be sued if you mistreat your Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen and you are responsible for all the needs of the dog.