– Make a specific plan (including who will do what) for fitting your new pet’s needs (feeding, walking, changing litter, etc.) into your daily routine.
– Consider whether your house and yard will accommodate your pet of choice. Estimate the cost of fencing your backyard if the dog will spend time outside.
– Consider the basics, such as size, age, and breed of dog or cat that will fit in with your family’s interests.
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– Talk with one or more local veterinarians about requirements and costs for basic care.
– Check your grocery, pet supply store, or veterinary clinic to estimate the cost of a good quality pet food.
– Make sure the pet you acquire has been properly socialized.
Pic of the Day: Awkward conversation dog.