I feel your pain.I wanted to adopt but with two kids and three dogs I know it will be hard. I looked at a few websites and talked to a few breeders but I have the same fear. Check out the facilities,home VERY WELL!!! If something looks off it most likely is. The breeder should be as knowledgeable as you if not more. If you ask questions and dont get answers thats also a bad sign. Look the puppies over almost as if you are a vet giving them an exam. If the puppy is listless, cloudy eyed, or has a crusty runny nose there is something wrong. Its sad that this process has been made to be more of a pain than a joy.