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4 Things To Consider Before Bringing a New Pet Home for the Holidays








A new pet can be the perfect present to bring home for the holidays. However, this is an investment in your life, and takes more forethought than other gifts. To help you find the perfect pet for your family’s specific needs, we have come up with this list of four things to consider before bringing home a new cat, dog or other furry or feathered friend home for the holidays.


Time:

A new pet can be the perfect present to bring home for the holidays. However, this is an investment in your life, and takes more forethought than other gifts. To help you find the perfect pet for your family’s specific needs, we have come up with this list of four things to consider before bringing home a new cat, dog or other furry or feathered friend home for the holidays.


Your Family:

Another thing to consider is how your new pet will fit in with the rest of the family. Do you have small children? Depending on their age and the type of animal you’re getting they may help or hinder your new pet’s adjustment into the home. Do you have a spouse who works from home? How would they feel about taking care of the animal alone during the day? This is a big decision, and everyone’s best interests should be kept in mind before making it.


Your Home:

Do you live in a home with a big backyard that your dogs can run around in? Or perhaps an apartment complex with restrictions on breed size and number of pets? Don’t forget about that when you’re caught up in new puppy excitement! Is your home closer to a large city or more rural? No matter what type of animal you’re adopting it is important to consider how easily you will be able to reach your favorite veterinarian, and how convenient it is to take your pet to your favorite groomer.


Breed and Species:

Are you thinking of getting something more exotic like a bird or lizard? Make sure your cat or dog won’t pose a threat to your new little buddy. There are plenty of cute pictures on the internet of dogs and cats with unexpected animal friends, but this is not always the case in real life. Then there is the breed. Different breeds can have very different needs in terms of energy and activity levels, amount of space they require, or grooming needs. Obviously it is not an exact science, but doing some research on the breed of cat, dog, lizard, etc. can help predict if a certain animal is right for your family.


Conclusion:

We hope this list has helped to get the ball rolling (but not under the couch!) on what would be the best cat, dog, or other animal to make your home feel more complete and loving this holiday season. If you are worried about your dog getting enough exercise through walks or home visits, or your cat being lonely when you go on that business trip in the spring, give us a call and someone from Professional Pet Sitters Inc. will be more than happy to chat to help you with all your dog walking and pet sitting needs. Have a lovely holiday season and give your pets some extra love from us!

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