The thrill of making the decision to get a new cat or dog can be so joyful! You’re ready to talk to breeders or go to the shelter or rescue. There’s sooooo many beautiful animals in need of a home, which one to choose?!?!
Choosing the right pet for your lifestyle and situation may be the single most important decision you make when you choose to become a pet owner. Not every breed, particularly with dogs, may make sense depending on your home life – if you have kids, live in an apartment versus a large home, have a large yard, etc.
Select the pet that’s right for your family’s lifestyle, and make a commitment for that pet’s life. Even if you’ve already welcomed a pet into your home, we at YAH can help you better understand the social and healthcare needs of your individual pet. We’re here to help!
Here are two links to resources that could be helpful in choosing the right pet:
- Selecting a pet for your family (https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/selecting-pet-your-family)
- Responsible Pet Ownership (https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/pet-owners/responsible-pet-ownership)