Is your new family ready to adopt a pet?

Posted on Mar 13 2010 - 1:58pm by Nadia Lawand

<-- Zorro, my Black Lab, is my buddy, roommate and shoulder to cry on when I need one! ISN'T HE HANDSOME!! We've been hanging out for two and a half years now... I Gotta say, having a pet has added so much to our lives but it hasn't always been easy. When we were looking in the paper for a pet and visiting pet shops for the cute addition to our family I only saw the $ on the add. I didn't see the other expenses that would follow, the sacrifices that we would have to make with our time and the extra cleaning that came with dog related messes. My (sometimes) smarter half, well he was doing research, reading books and figuring out which pet would best fit our lifestyle. Now I can't imagine a life without Zorro!
I found this great link that goes through the things one should think about when considering a pet. Dogs need lots of time and attention. Cats on the other hand could be a whole lot more independent. Mice are cute! Birds can chirp a bit too early but nothing compares to the joy they bring to your life, if you can handle them.
Here is the link: check it out:
In the beginning its hard but once you have a routine going things are great… Give your pet a chance don’t get one then give it away a few weeks later. If your lifestyle has no place for a pet then try not to fall for one because its only harder when you have to let them go or find them a new home.

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  1. Anonymous March 14, 2010 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Aline, they say that dogs pick up the personalities of their masters. I wonder who Zorro has picked up from – Sam or you?
    Dogs are a true gift from God, they do make great companions!

  2. SherwinJTB March 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I would have thought cats needed more attention if you don't want them to run away. I would have thought dogs could live happily by themselves in the back yard. All you need to do is feed them and reward them treats so they behave. Depends on how good your pet's memory is too.

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