If you’re shopping for a new puppy, and you live in New York City, it is important for you to know that:
The New York City Council has made new laws covering all NYC pet shops that sell dogs, cats and/or rabbits.
As of April 1, 2016, any puppy or kitten must be spayed or neutered before it is sold if it is 8 weeks old or older and weighs 2 pounds or more.
Veterinarians consider neutering at 8 - 9 weeks old potentially unhealthy for puppies and that if done at the wrong age:
Neutering increases the risk of hip dysplasia, torn ligaments, and bone cancer.
At American Dog Club in Lake Grove and in Massapequa, both in Long Island, just over the border from Queens, NY, we are able to offer you puppies not yet neutered - within easy transit just outside of New York City (see map below).