Before you adopt

Bringing a new pet into your family is an exciting experience for everyone involved, however, there are some things to consider before making this commitment.

  • Why do you want a pet?
  • How much time do you have to play with/exercise and train your new pet?
  • How much time will your pet spend home alone?
  • What is your (and your neighbor’s) tolerance for noise, such as barking?
  • Does your new pet need to live happily in a busy, active household or with children or older adults?
  • What type of pet are you looking for? Different breeds and animals have different personalities and activity levels. It is important to find a match that fits you and your family’s lifestyle. This includes all family members, children and other companion animals.
  • Is it a good time for you to adopt a pet?
  • Are you living arrangements suitable for the animal you have in mind?
  • What is your tolerance level for minor destruction, such as chewing, scratching furniture, knocking items off shelves, and/or housetraining accidents?

Thinking about these things beforehand can help us help you find the best match.


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