ARE YOU READY TO ADOPT?
A pet is a huge responsibility. Thinking a pet is cute isn’t enough reason to adopt, as there’s so much more to consider. It’s a big life change! An adopted pet can live up to 15 years or sometimes even longer. Are you prepared for that responsibility? Before you adopt, it’s important to ask yourself these questions…
If you’ve read through these questions and decide that you’re ready for a pet, then it’s time to pet-proof your house! Pet proofing ensures that your pet won’t get hurt and that your belongings won’t be in danger. Make sure all of these items are hidden or secured in a safe place:
Last, but not least, make sure your family is ready for this big change of adopting a pet! Everyone must be on board and know how to care for this new family member. It’s very important to set up your pet—and your family—for success. Congratulations!
Check out some of the pets currently available for adoption in our community
Additional information on how to prepare your home and your family for your new pet.
Choosing The Right Pet For You from Best Friends Animal Society
Preparing Your Home For A New Pet from the ASPCA
Preparing Your Home For A New Dog from Petfinder
Tips For The First 30 Days Of Dog Adoption from Petfinder
Introducing A New Cat from Best Friends Animal Society
Cat Resources from Best Friends Animal Society
Dog Breed Library from Petfinder
Cat Breed Library from Petfinder
Introducing Your Dog To A New Dog from the ASPCA
If you aren't quite ready to make the life-time commitment of owning a pet, Fostering is a great way to save the life of a homeless pet. Go to our What Is Fostering page to learn more!