Dog or Cat Pet Adoption
If you ever wanted a pet or already have one pet but would like to explore the options of having another pet around the house, you may want to think about adopting a pet at a local pet store or your local pound.
When you do decide to look for a pet to call your own you need to consider a few things first before you adopt a pet so you don’t regret adopting a pet just because a pet won you over with its loving nature.
One thing to consider is your schedule and how much time and attention you have to give a pet.
If you decide to adopt a puppy they can get lonely and can be destructive to your home if you have a busy schedule and cannot provide them with the time, attention and care they need.
If you decide to adopt an adult dog they usually are not destructive when left alone for long periods of time but they still need to be let outside a few times a day to potty.
If you have a busy schedule you may want to adopt a cat. Cats are usually easier to care for and can amuse themselves for long periods of time.
Cats are usually easier to potty train because most people who adopt or own a cat use a litter box for their cat to potty in.
Cats can also be destructive and claw or mar your furniture if they haven’t been declawed or kept cut short.
Remember before you adopt a pet be honest and think it though to decide how much time you will have to care, play, bond and give quality time to a new adopted cat or dog pet.
Another thing to consider when adopting a dog or cat pet is if you have any children living in the home.
If you have small children in the home you may not want to consider adopting puppies or kittens.
Usually small children, kittens and puppies are a recipe for disaster, either the child being too rough on the puppy or the kitten being too rough on the child.
Small children usually cannot judge how to handle a puppy or kitten and end up hurting the pet, themselves or both themselves and the pet.
It’s always best if you have small children in the home to consider adopting medium to large mature adult pets.
Most dog breeds are considered to be a fully developed adult based on its size and breed if it is over two years old
Click on the links below to view information on when a dog is considered an adult.
Most cats are considered an adult at one year of age.
Click on the links below to view information on when a cat is considered an adult.
Something else you will want to consider is the pet in your home spayed or neutered. Has the pet in your home been spayed or neutered? If your pet is not spayed or neutered you may be unable to adopt another pet into your home.
Whenever you do decide to want to adopt a dog or cat you may want to go to your local pet store when they are having pets in the store for adoption and look at the different types of pets that are up for adoption.
Then if one of those pets gives you that look that you can’t turn down, then talk to one of the people who are there about adopting that pet and discuss all the pros and cons about adopting a new or additional pet for the family home.
Click on the links below to view the Adoptable pet locator.
Click on the Pet Smart link below to view Pet Smart Charities.