Did he come from an individual breeder or was he born in a puppy mill or large cattery and taken away from his mother too soon? These same questions should be addressed if you adopt a pup or kitten from a shelter. Ask about how the shelter came to have the animal and what shelter staff have observed about its behavior during the time it has been there. Animal rescue organizations often have staff that are skilled in evaluating animals’ behavior and temperament.
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Spend some time with them talking about your family’s lifestyle and expectations of a pet so they can help you select an animal that’s right for you. Most reputable rescue organizations will insist on this anyway before they send you out the door with a pet.
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