The following questions will help you to think realistically about the consequences of acquiring a pet at this time in your life. Identify and resolve any red flags that are raised before you get a pet of any kind.
– A pet is ultimately the responsibility of the parents, not the child. If you don’t feel happy anticipation at the thought of getting a pet, perhaps now is not the time.
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– Do all adults in your household want a pet? If not, are they opposed or merely indifferent? How will they react during the inevitable ups and downs of an animal’s adjustment in your family?
– If you are divorced, how will acquiring a pet affect your child’s visits to both households and the relationship with the nonpet-owning parent?
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