Enjoying and adopting a pet

Adopt A Pet - I sometimes feel like I live in a zoo. Besides raising a toddler and spending time with my husband on a daily basis, we have two cats, a bird, a dog, and two fish. There’s never a dull moment in my household. My first pet, once I bought my own home, was a purebred cat. I wanted the fluffiest, most beautiful cat in the world, so I ended up paying more than I care to mention. And yes, she’s a gorgeous cat, though a little too furry and definitely knows that she’s a purebred. Once my husband moved in, he agreed to get another pet, but said that he wasn’t about to spend a fortune when there are lots of animals that are in need of homes. So, we decided that we’d adopt a pet. Our local humane league was our ideal choice of where to adopt a pet. We had not a clue if we wanted a dog or another cat, but we figured that we’d figure it out once we got there.

When we arrived at the humane league, I was shocked at the amount of people that were there to adopt a pet. Some of them walked past all of the hopeful animals and left without saying a word. Others walked out happily carrying boxes with petrified new pets. We left that day with an adorable dog that won our hearts the moment he licked my hand. A week later, we were talking about all of the animals that had been in need of homes, and decided to adopt a pet, again. We brought home a tiny little kitten that grew up to be even more loving and well-mannered than my purebred. It was almost as if she knew that she had been rescued and was grateful.

Since our adventure to the humane league, I’ve been a big believer in adopting a pet that desperately needs a home. If you’re making the decision to adopt a pet, which is a huge commitment, consider finding one that is in need of a home. There are lots of organizations that may be local for you that have pets just waiting for homes. Some of the pets may have been rescued from wandering the streets and others may have been surrendered by owners who can no longer care for them. No matter what their background, they need homes. Most of the organizations give them medical check-ups before placing them up for adoption, but be sure to inquire about that fact.

And remember that if and when you do decided to adopt a pet, there are many responsibilities that come along with the adoption. Of course, the decision to adopt a pet may be the best decision of your life.

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