It’s what’s inside that counts!
It is important to stay focused on a few key points when deciding if a pet is for a good match:
When you have children, their safety is your priority. If you are considering adopting a pet, be sure to speak to the adoption counselor about your concerns. More often than not, they will be able to tell you which animals are suitable for children and which are not.
- Energy level - high, medium or low?
Your new pet's energy level should complement your own lifestyle and personality. Do you envision adventurous hikes with your new companion, or a quiet and cuddly friend to keep you company while you read on the couch?
If you already have a four-legged companion at home and want to find a friend for them, let the people at your shelter know. This is important to know if you want to keep your home and pets in harmony. Having a house with multiple pets is great fun - just be sure to do an introduction first.
The entire process can take over week, so be patient and avoid impulsive decisions. If you do decide to take a lucky pet home, you’ll need to purchase the appropriate equipment—leash, collar, ID tag, food and water bowls, a bed, a crate, and a few toys.