Explore local animal rescues and shelters. Research their adoption processes, fees, and available pets.
Owning a pet involves financial responsibilities. Create a budget that includes expenses like food, veterinary care, grooming, and supplies.
Visit animal shelters and meet potential pets. Consider factors like age, size, and temperament.
All pets, regardless of their background, need training and socialization. Discuss your approach to training and decide who will be responsible for what.
Make your home safe and comfortable for your new family member. Secure dangerous items, create designated pet spaces, and child-proof if you have kids.
Pet care requires teamwork. Clearly define each person’s responsibilities, from feeding and walking to vet appointments and cleaning.