Friday, December 16, 2016

Adopt a Pet with Linky

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #201!

If you are considering giving a dog or cat a loving home this holiday season, then please consider adopting before shopping. Also, consider when it will be good to introduce the pet to a new environment. Christmas morning might not be the best time for your new pet as it can be a loud and busy time for family members. Some shelters even experience an increase in unwanted puppies just after the holidays, because some people give a puppy as a Christmas gift without taking into account all the different factors that come with such a gift.

When considering adopting, don't rush into it. All the dogs and cats at a shelter need a home, but not all of them are a good fit for you and your home set-up. We have adopted both of our dogs from local shelters and one of our cats, but we've also owned three other dogs in the past that were problem dogs. Neither my husband nor I have the skills or patience to cope with problem dogs. We've been really fortunate, though, with our two shelter dogs and others have also told us that they are wonderful. We adopted the black one as a puppy and the German Shepherd mix as an adult. There are pros to adopting an adult pet and you can read about them on my post, Adopting an Adult Pet.

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Amanda and I with our two shelter dogs

Benny and Koda - Benny with his long hair and with
his summer haircut

Our two cats


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