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What You Need to Know About Adopting a Pet

Adopting a Pet

People adopt pets for various reasons. For instance, pets can give people a sense a security or a companion so they do not feel lonely, or a jogging/walking mate to help them lose weight or… whatever the reason, there are a few things you need to know about adopting a pet. Here they are:

Points to consider Before Adopting a Pet

1. Is the entire family ready, willing and able to take care of a pet?

2. Is the family in total agreement as to type of pet they would like?

3. Does the family know what to kind of pet is allowable?
For first pet owners:

4. Do you understand basic needs of the pet in mind?

5. Are you aware of the expenses involved?

6. Have you considered the possibility of allergies with family members? To test this out you visit places which have your desired pet e.g. friends, family, shelters like Barbara Bruin, Albuquerque and watch for reactions.

7. Have you considered how the children (if you have any) might react to different animals? Take them to the places where they can interact with animals and see how they behave—some children may be fearful of animals.

8. Have you thought about your dwelling and where you live? This may have an impact on what pet you consider adopting (e.g. your lease may not allow pets at all or you may be restricted to small caged pets). Small homes and small yards will rule out larger breeds of dog and some dogs may not be suitable for children. for more detailed information, go to http://www.barbarabruin.org

So do your research as adopting a pet is a long term commitment.

Where you can find a pet to Adopt?

You could buy one from a pet store or breeder or alternatively you can search out ‘your’ pet at a local shelter for a less expensive option.

Shelters like Barbara Bruin, Albuquerque have a huge number of pets like cats, dogs, and small animals. A large proportion of these are being euthanized each day and so it could be a socially and rewarding way to find your next best friend. However, some animals may be classed as unadoptable due to signs of fear, aggression or other potential problems and are kept at the shelter. However, other animals are lucky enough to find a new home forever.
Shelter Rules for Pet Adoption

Before The Visit:

Make sure everyone

• is in total agreement to the kind of pet, breed, and size you are looking for

• is aware of proper animal safety rules like approaching an animal correctly—a frightened child may equal a frightened pet which could mean trouble

• knows what to expect at the shelter as there are a lot of animals and you can only take one

• know the shelters policies for taking the pet home (e.g. will you need to fill out forms and wait for approval or can you take the pet home that night)
While at the Shelter

• remind everyone of the rules and make sure children are close to you at all times

• walk through and select a short list for a closer inspection on a return look

• ask questions of the shelter staff, including known health history, behavior and anything else that the animal(s) have and make sure the staff know your intentions

• if it is allowed visit the selected pet and watch the interactions with family members.

The best adoption shelters in the country like Barbara Bruin, Albuquerque will put each pet and potential owner through vigorous examinations before allowing you to take the pet home.

After The Visit:

Adopting a Pet

• allow everyone to discuss their feelings about the pet in question. Did you like it or do you think there could be a better option somewhere else?
• call the shelter staff and tell them of your decision
• if you have decided to adopt there are forms to fill in and fees to pay

• if you have decided against adoption then tell the shelter staff with your reasons why as they can keep your thoughts in mind when showing the pet to the next potential owner. Or if they do not have any suitable pets at the time of looking then leave your name, contact details and description of your ideal pet at http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/89674212/dog-adoption-adds-furry-friend-to-your-family

Adopting a pet should be rewarding and it will be, as long as everyone knows what to expect from the start. If you understand what you need to know about adopting a pet and choose to adopt from a shelter like Barbara Bruin, Albuquerque then you will save a life which will hopefully steal your heart forever.

Pet Adoption and Animal Shelters

Animal Shelters

Americans love to own pets and according to the Humane Society almost 40% of American households have a dog and 33% a cat. However, the number of animals is much bigger and not all of them find a home. In addition, some get lost or run away. Most lost pets that end up in an animal shelter like Barbara Bruin, Albuquerque and are not returned to their owners. There are almost 5,000 shelters in the U.S. and according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 60% of dogs and 70% of cats in the shelters are euthanized.

Nevertheless, adopting a pet from a shelter like Barbara Bruin is not very easy. Although shelters are overcrowded, their first concern is the best future for all the animals that are adopted. If you cannot prove that you have time for the dog or cat that you have researched the breed you want the animal to be and that everyone in the house agrees to the adoption, you might not be able to get through the adoption procedures.

Workers in shelters have years of experience and can be identify matches better than the general public. Sometimes, they are too cautious and all the questionnaires you have to fill in and the interview techniques seem unreasonable. But all these measures are their way of protecting the animals and making sure there will be less returns. There are shelters where you can benefit from volunteer programs and if you enroll in such programs, the staff will get to know you better, so you can reapply for adoption if you have been rejected in the past.

Pet stores ask no questions, but some pets are offered at high prices. If you decide to buy from a breeder, you should first ask for recommendations and do some extensive research. checkout their official website for more updates.

Only a small percent of household pets are pampered and their owners buy pet insurance. 15% of pets are bought from breeders and just 2% from pet shops. While pet owners that live in urban areas think of their animals as part of their families, owners who live in rural areas are not as concerned about their pets. They do not take them to the vet as often as urban owners do, as there are fewer veterinarians in rural areas.

Some pets are taken from the shelters or from neighbors or friends at low cost, and the money spent on their maintenance is not much. However, they are generally healthy. Unfortunately, too many pets are surrendered to shelters for various reasons.

Animal Shelters

Most often animals are sent to shelters because owners move house. The behavior of animals is another reason, barking for example might become a problem for families that live in apartment complexes. Also, there are people who come to realize that the maintenance cost is too high and decide to send the animal to a shelter. Learn more latest news at http://www.kgw.com/news/local/animal/oregon-bill-would-give-100-tax-credit-for-pet-adoption/408023401

More than 50,000 puppies and kittens are born every day in the U.S. This leaves four out of five animals that become neglected or homeless. For more information, contact Barbara Bruin Albuquerque animal shelter today or another shelter near you—you could end up saving a beautiful animal’s life.