New Pet Orientation and Education

Getting a new pet is a big decision that should not be made quickly without proper research and preparation. Dogs can live up to 15 years or more and cats even longer. When you decide to adopt a pet, you should be prepared to take care of him or her for the length of their lifetime.

There are lots of things to consider before getting a new pet:

  • Will the pet’s exercise needs match my lifestyle?
  • Will the pet’s temperment and personality fit into my family?
  • Will I be willing and able to take care of the grooming necessary to keep this pet healthy and happy?
  • Can I afford the costs associated with food, supplies and veterinary care necessary to keep my pet safe, healthy and happy?
  • Will I have the time to spend with this pet to give him or her the love and training necessary to keep us both happy?

Please review the various resources and information on this site to help you think through these and other questions as you consider bringing a new pet into your family. And once you’ve done your research and are ready to move forward with getting a new pet, there are many resources and services listed here to get you started on the right foot.

Becoming a pet parent is a wonderfully exciting thing to do. There will always be challenges along the way, but as with anything else worth doing, the blessings you receive from this new relationship far outweigh the heartache.

Welcome to Pet Parenting!


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