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Things to Consider Before Adopting

Take time to answer the following questions before you begin the adoption process:

How much time do you have to spend with a pet?

How active is your household?

How many hours a day will the pet be alone?

Is your home “pet safe”?

What size or breed are you interested in?

How much exercise and training will your new pet require?

Who will be the main caregiver for your pet?

Do you have enough money in your budget for veterinarian care and pet supplies?

If you rent your home, what is the pet policy? Many landlords have restrictions on size, breed etc.

If you own your home, does your homeowners insurance company have restrictions?

If you have children, how much exposure have your children had to pets and what was their reaction?

Do you have other pets? How much exposure have they had to other animals?

Does anyone in the home have allergies?


  • Do not expect to get a “trained” pet, be realistic about what you are expecting and do your research.

  • Every pet will go through an adjustment period in their new environment, please be patient.

  • We would be happy to assist you in finding the right match for your lifestyle to ensure you have a long happy life together!

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