Choosing a Furever Friend
Choosing to adopt an animal means establishing a furever bond and lifelong companionship. These important steps need to be taken in order to ensure you’re adopting the purr-fect furamily member(s).
Not all domestic settings are ideal for just any animal. You have to take into consideration the size of your home, who lives in the home, how much time you have to dedicate to your animal, financial resources, and much more. Adopting an animal CANNOT be an impulsive decision because it is a lifetime commitment.
Be aware that sometimes the perfect pet chooses the family, sometimes they only choose an individual family member to connect to, and sometimes there may not be an immediate connection. Don’t let this discourage you in your potential to be a good pet parent, its within us all. Be honest and ask yourself, WHY do you want to adopt a pet in the first place? This answer becomes extremely important in picking the right species, breed, size, and personality in your new fur (or possibly furless) baby. Remember that these animals are fully reliant on their human. Domesticated animals have never learned to fend for themselves so they will look to you as their parent for food, shelter, comfort and care. Your pet is PART OF THE FAMILY. We DO NOT adopt out “pets,” so if that’s all you are looking for, and not a companion, this is not the place for you.
Accepting an animal into your home means accepting the responsibility that comes with caring for them, this includes financial costs. Remember the basic costs and care that comes with adopting an animal include, but are not limited to:
- Medical Costs/Insurance
- Initial Adoption Fees
- Enrichment Activities
Remember, an animal can be one of the best additions to your life. They bring unforgettable moments and immense happiness to the lives of those lucky enough to live with them