Sharing your home and life with a four-legged furry friend is a big decision. Before you make that decision, take a moment to think over the following:
Why do you want a pet? You'd be surprised how often people fail to ask themselves this question BEFORE they get a pet. Remember; a pet can be with you 10, 15, even 20 years.
Do you have time for a pet? Animals can't be ignored even if you're sick, tired, or busy. They require food, water, care, and exercise every day of every year. Who will care for your pet when you're on vacation?
Can you afford a pet? Pet ownership is expensive. Licenses, training classes, spay/neuter procedures, food, kitty litter, and other expenses will add up quickly.
Can you have a pet where you live? Make sure you know what your restrictions are if you rent. Is the size of the animal you're considering appropriate for the size of your living quarters?
Will you be a responsible pet Owner? Having your pet spayed or neutered, obeying your community's leash and licensing laws, keeping identification tags on your pet is being a responsible pet owner. Giving your pet love, companionship, a healthy diet, and regular veterinary care is also essential.
Choosing a Pet
Choosing a Dog?
If you are thinking of adding a loving and loyal canine companion to your family, you will want to consider many factors in selecting the type of animal which best suits your lifestyle and fits your needs.
Is an Adult dog for you?
Playful but will sleep at night!
Chews on bones, not shoes
Usually potty trained
Can still learn
Eager to bond
Needs a second chance
Choosing a Cat?Cats make wonderful pets. Because they're less demanding, they can easily adjust to a variety of lifestyles and living spaces. Every cat is a true individual, though, so it's important to take the time to choose a four-footed friend who's right for you.