Selecting and Owning a Pet
Sharing your life with a pet is an enjoyable, rewarding and beneficial experience. Ask any satisfied pet owner about the pleasure they feel when arriving home to a warm welcome and you’ll hear how much happiness a pet can bring to a person’s life.
Pet ownership brings responsibility and obligation. Caring for a pet involves a lifelong commitment to the animal’s well-being, so it should not be an impulsive decision. Spend some time considering your choice before selecting a pet. As all household members will also be affected by your decision to adopt a pet, be sure to discuss your choices with them.
Consideration should also be given to the adaptability of pets already living in the household. Young animals generally adapt more easily to new pets than older animals. Species and gender compatibilities should also be considered.
You will certainly enjoy the benefits of pet ownership if you are willing to make the necessary commitments and complete the necessary research to ensure your pet has a healthy and happy life and to understand what impact owning a pet may have on the people and community around you.
Your pet will also enjoy the benefits of having a considerate, dedicated and knowledgeable owner.