Hamster Fact: Really a hamster suggestion. Were to buy a hamster. Most of us get them from a large pet store. ( me included, I got mine from petsmart and petland) The best place to start is at a hamster breeder who specializes in hamsters. They have the most knowledge including the pedigree of your little guy. The second best place is a pet rescue organization. My next hamster is going to come from this type of place. There are old and young hamsters that need good homes. Dogs and cats get the most attention at places like these, but there are lots of other small animals that fall through the cracks. Check out the first two places before going to the big pet stores first. :)