IN THIS ARTICLE YOU WILL FIND:
- PET ADOPTION: SHOULD YOU GET A PET?
- PET ADOPTION: BEFORE YOU ADOPT:
- PET ADOPTION PREPARING FOR YOUR PET:
- HERE ARE THE BEST FAMILY PETS TO CONSIDER:
- 3 Favorite Breeds of Dogs:
- 3 Favorite Breeds of Cats:
- Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, and Gerbils:
- 3 Favorite Species of Fish:
- 3 Favorite Species of Lizards:
- 3 Favorite Species of Birds:
- WHERE TO FIND YOUR PET:
- THE ADOPTION PROCESS:
- PET ADOPTION: AT THE SHELTER:
- PET ADOPTION: AT HOME:
- PET ADOPTION: CONCLUSION:
Pet adoption is a wonderful way to bring happiness to an animal as well as its owner. Pets are special creatures that provide many social and emotional benefits to their owners. Even hospitals, nursing homes, and other living facilities have discovered that pets enhance the quality of their patients’ lives and can even help them live longer, more productive lives.
There are some very important questions that you should answer before adopting a pet. Keep in mind that adopting a pet is a long-term relationship and everyone in the family should be involved in the process. For example, it’s important that everyone is on board about the kind, size and personality of the pet you choose.
Welcoming a furry addition to a home can be a fun and exciting event. But ensuring a smooth transition for the pet and the family takes some preparation and work. Here are some tips from animal shelters pet adoptions.
The love of a pet is a two-way interaction and can rub off on everybody in the house. Having a pet is a fun and rewarding experience. You get to enjoy the companionship of other creatures aside from humans, and depending on what kind of pet you have, each has a different kind of personality.
Although dogs vary widely by breed, all dogs need lots of attention, time to exercise, and plenty of room to roam. Some breeds are natural shepherds, which makes them great for 1 person, others enjoy family interaction.
Intelligent and individual, cats will be fine with less supervision, though they still need your love and time, to keep them from acting out. Most cats are mild mannered and interact well with adults and children alike. Do you wonder if you will make a good cat owner?
Rodents are fairly low-maintenance pets. However, they do require appropriate housing, exercise, and diet. Many rodents are nocturnal, that is, they are more active at night. And, this may not be convenient for most families. Also, some pet rodents are fragile animals and extreme care must be taken when handling them. This of course, could prove difficult for small children to do.
Fish need careful monitoring and care to thrive. They may be great to look at but you won’t be able to cuddle them. Hence, you might think of having a fish like having a beautiful garden since they won’t return your affection.
Happy on their own and generally easy to care for, lizards do not offer much affection and can be difficult to diagnose when sick. Lizards can make very rewarding pets for children, even though they might not be what most parents would consider a “traditional” pet. They actually require far less maintenance than a cat or dog and most can be trained to be extremely social and friendly.
Birds are among the most loving and rewarding pets you could find. They require less work than dogs or cats, yet they can be just as sociable, interactive, and comforting. You should choose a variety that fit your individual needs.
Make sure to do your research up front. If you are unsure about the pet, a good shelter will be able to guide you on health requirements and proper care of your pet. So, be open to their advice, even if they have recommendations on a different pet that would suit your family and you better. Of course, not every rescue has reliable information so again, proper research is important.
Regardless of which shelter you go to, there is a process that you will need to follow. The simplicity or complexity of the process depends on the indivdual location you choose to adopt from.
You may feel stressed and excited when you arrive at the shelter, but animals will sense your anxiety. It is better to pause before you enter the shelter and simply breathe. If you are calm, the process will be so much more pleasant and rewarding.
Keep in mind that your pet is likely to be shy when you first take them home. Dogs, and especially cats, tend to want to hide when they first get in a new environment.
No matter what their personality is, your pet is special to you and you should always find them amazing. Having a pet to share your life can increase your life span, bring joy into your life, and even help you to be more kind and compassionate to others.