Things to Consider Before Adopting a Pet

Commitment

When you adopt a pet, you are making a long-term commitment to care for the animal for his or her lifetime.  That can mean caring for your pet for the next 10-15 years.

Expenses

Consider the cost of owning a pet.  Food, shelter, training classes, veterinary care, grooming, toys,kitty litter and other expenses can add up quickly.

Containment

Although it is necessary for pets to be able to roam around, exercise and play, it is also important to consider the safety of your pets and the people around them by containing them when necessary.

Exercise

Dogs and cats need daily exercise.  Remember that if you don’t give them something positive to do with that extra energy, they’ll discover something to do on their own—and you may not like it!

Spay / Neuter

Spay or neuter your pet(s) as soon as they are of age to avoid unwanted offspring.  Plus, a long-term benefit of spaying and neutering is improved health for both cats and dogs.

Medical Care

Annual physical exams and vaccinations are recommended for your pets.  Preventive health care can save you and your pet from needless suffering and a larger financial burden.