Animals for sale
It has been a pet peeve of mine for some time how people stand on the side of the road near the rotunda a Multiplaza in Escazu selling their puppies that are sick or too young to be away from their mother.
Disease is rampant and these puppies if you buy one, you are for sure in store for some major vet bills. Most puppies (if any) have not been vaccinated for regular puppy inoculations which are necessary to prevent parvo virus (a deadly disease) or distemper.
The prices are better than that you will find in a pet store, however, when you add together all the money you are going to spend at the vet, your going to be spending more than you would if you bought one from a reputable vet or well respected pet store. You can also be certain by buying from a good vet or pet store that your puppy has received the necessary vaccinations.
There was a raid recently on this area of Escazu and this happens every so often to the chagrin of the pet owners. The puppies were confiscated and taken to the vet to be treated and vaccinated.
Don’t make the mistake of buying a puppy from someone off the street. There are so many puppy mills in Costa Rica in worse condition than those that make the news in the US.
There are several reputable breeders and veterinarians in Costa Rica that can help you find the right pet for you. Cats too.