Before you pay a breeder or anyone for an animal, check out your local SPCA, City Pound, or local newspapers. There are hundreds of beautiful and friendly dogs, cats, birds,guinea pigs, or other animals who need you to love them! My cats and dogs have all been rescued, with the exception of one, and I've presently have three dogs and five cats living with me. I even rescued a cockatiel at one point...Judge Tom because he kept tapping his beak on the cage like a gavel and then would say "Here kitty, kitty." He passed away a while back and is sorely missed. All have given me such great joy and companionship. Save a life and reap a reward beyond words.