Imagine the following scenario if you will: You (and or your kids/partner) are walking past a pet store and you pass a dog or a cat in the window. It has the largest, brightest brown eyes that you’ve ever seen. From behind the glass, it is begging, pleading with you to take it home.
Let’s add another twist to this scenario: Your partner/kids have been dropping hints that all they want for the holidays is a pet. They try to convince you every which way to agree and they promise to help take care of it.
For every dog and/or cat that is given as a gift during the Christmas holidays, many more are taken to shelters by the time New Years rolls around. While giving an animal a safe and loving home is a worthy endeavor, you might want to consider the following before adding a dog or cat to your household.
While wanting to bring an animal into your life and your home is admirable, especially during the holiday season, it’s important to bring it home for the right reasons. Bringing it home for the wrong reasons will not end well for the animal. A pet should be a part of the family. Not a play thing and not a possession you can change out or discard carelessly.
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