We know that an adorable picture of a dog or cat can tug at the heartstrings. It doesn’t take much for those of us who love animals to want to bring those sweet critters into our families. However, it is important to look beyond the cute photos and examine the circumstances those pets are coming from. Whether you find your new best friend from a shelter, a rescue, or a breeder, it’s important to ask questions and do your research, as not all organizations and sources are equal
Before getting a pet, think about your life and ask yourself some key questions. Do you have the time to take care of a pet? Can you manage the ongoing costs associated with pet ownership? What type or breed of pet would fit best with your lifestyle?
If you’re looking to add a furry companion to your home, please take a little time to reflect on your situation and to research the shelter, rescue, breeder, or other source to ensure that they are taking good care of the animals and have their best interests at heart. and are working to match the right pet to the right family, and (in the case of a breeder) have done all the recommended health testing before deciding to breed a litter.