Should I Buy A Pet As A Gift? This is a great questions that needs to be thought out thoroughly before making a purchase or an adoption.
First off, I am an animal lover and long time volunteer at an animal shelter. Please look for a pet at a shelter before buying from a breeder. And never purchase from a pet store. Most of those pets are from puppy mills and may not be healthy. And I believe that all puppy mills should be illegal. They are just cruel.
But here is an article that gives great advise before you purchase a pet for yourself, a friend or family member.