Get yourself a friend

Looking for a new four-pawed member for your family? Adopting a pet from the shelter is a great idea! You will find a faithful friend and a pet will have a new loving home!

Interested in adopting a pet?

When considering adopting a pet from a shelter, you need to know more than riles of adoption; you need to know if it’s a good idea, to begin with. While they’re adorable, pets require work, time, and money. Take the following into account when deciding if a pet is the right for you:

Cats for adoption

  • Cats typically live 10-18 years
  • Keep a cat worming and flea treatments up to date.
  • It is important to provide your cat with litter box.

The commitment

While cats are mostly more low-maintenance than dogs, they still need to be fed, be brushed, and played with, have their litter boxes cleaned. Some cats are more sociable than others and will want more of your time and attention, or could even benefit from another cat friend. It’s important to be realistic about the time you have when considering adopting a cat. As previously mentioned, cats can have a long lifespan. So make sure to factor in their long-term needs into your regular budget, and their reliance on you, when making your future plans.

Cat’s well-being

Litter boxes take up space, and ideally, you should have one for each cat you have plus one extra. Cats like to scratch vertical spaces and furniture like cat trees or scratching posts. It helps them to maintain their claws shorter, when they grow. Despite you don’t need to walk them, you still have to spend time with your cat, play with them and groom.

Dogs for adoption

  • Dogs typically live 8-15 years.
  • A dog shouldn’t be left alone for more than 5 hours a day.
  • All dogs require at least 2 hours of activity per day.

The commitment

Adopting a dog is a big decision, it should always be well considered and thought through. The excitement of a new pet may end, but the obligations do not. Therefore, dogs are always stay responsibility. You should also consider costs to having a dog, including costs for food, insurance, equipment, vet visits, etc. Important to train your dog. Every dog can benefit from a dog trainer’s expertise. You also have to make your plans keeping in mind that if you’re going somewhere, you have to take a dog with you or find someone to take care of them, while you’re out.

Dog’s well-being

All dogs need companionship, movement and activities. Most behavioral problems can be completely avoided if you know in advance what it means to have a dog. Most problems occur when dogs don’t have enough activities and are left alone for too long. As a rule of thumb, you should play with your dog at least twice a day. It can be a walk, track games, fur grooming or other socializing.

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