We know how much you’ve been thinking of welcoming a new Fur Baby to your family and want to adopt and rescue a cat or dog.
Raising a rescue pet is a rewarding experience, but it is also a big commitment. So, before you take the big step and adopt and rescue every cat and dog you see, sit back and think about what it really means to bring a Fur Baby into your life.
It’s not something that you can buy and then return if it doesn’t work. Adopting a rescue will change the pet’s life, and it’ll also change yours.
How to know If You are ready to Adopt a dog or cat
Do I really want a dog or a cat, what’s my motivation?
Are you looking for genuine love and loyal friendship? Do you want a walking partner or long for an enthusiastic snuggler?
Then you’re on the right track. When bringing an adopted pet into your home, you are open to gain a best friend, a stress reliever, and a workout partner, all rolled into one.
There are many different pieces of research that have proven the health benefits of having a pet, such as lowering blood pressure, combating depression, or improving our immune system.
Is my lifestyle Pet-Friendly?
Unfortunately, we might not have all the free time we would love, and we need to consider that raising a rescue dog or cat is a major time commitment.
Raising them right requires hands-on effort. All pets take time and rescues especially require undivided attention.
If you recently started a new job that requires long hours or you’re about to go on an extended vacation, now’s not the time to bring a dog into your life.
However, If you have at least one/two free hours a day to go for long walks, time for cuddles and snuggles, and you are committed on making the effort to find the time a pet requires, keep reading :)
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Is My Living Situation Pet Friendly?
When renting an apartment or house, you will need to check with your landlord to see if pets are allowed. People who try to hide a pet from their landlord might get caught and all that would do is putting your living situation at risk.
You don’t need a big house or backyard to make a rescue dog or cat happy. However, each pet has a unique personality and needs you need to take into account.
Please make sure to provide the necessary activity your fur friend requires, it is very important for their mental and physical health.
Am I Ready For A Long-Term Commitment Love?
When you adopt a rescue dog or cat, you are looking into their eyes and promising to take care of them for the rest of their life. It takes a lot of courage and commitment to make that promise. Owning a pet is a long-term obligation with no loop-holes or outs.
For that reason, before adopting, ask yourself, am I ready to make that kind of commitment? Do I promise to take all the steps necessary to ensure that my Fur Friend doesn’t come back to a shelter?
And most important, Am I committed to registering my pet? Lost pets are frequently denied reunification with their families because they can’t be identified.
Shelters do the best they can to find their families, but pets who can’t be matched with owners are often euthanized due to lack of resources and space.
Avoid this severe fate. Make sure your pet always wears a collar and tag with your current contact info, microchip and register your dog, you can consult with your vet for more information about it.
Do I Know All The Basics of Dog And Cat Care?
Do some research on the basics. Training, nutrition, veterinary care, and local dog laws, there’s a lot for new pet owners to learn. It’s a whole new world of information, and if you’re serious about adopting a rescue, read our related blog HERE.
But don’t panic, you just need the basics. Then it will all come like everything in life: with Passion, Love, Optimism, and Patience.
And Most Important, Are You Ready to Save a Life?
There are millions of cats and dogs waiting at shelters across the globe. Most of them with not enough money or resources. That is why it is so important to adopt and don’t shop.
Remember that every rescue pet that finds a forever home, leaves space for another Fur Friend to take their place, you help relieve the pressure put on the overworked shelter system.
And, the most important of them, you’ll save the life of an innocent animal. And that is something that will be as unique as you and your rescued pet, an unconditional, powerful, and life-changing experience.
So now, ask yourself, am I ready to adopt a dog? Am I ready to rescue a cat? If the answer is yes, What are you waiting to meet your next Fur Baby? If the answer is no, How can you help other Fur Friend in need?
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