Are You Ready For A New Pet?

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Are You Ready For A New Pet?

Are you thinking about bringing a new pet into your home and don’t know where to start? It is definitely not something to take lightly.

are you ready for a new pet

Thinking Of A New Cat?

Here is a list of good questions to ask yourself and to discuss among your family members, prior to bringing home a new pet. These will help you to get a better idea which species and which cat or dog breeds will be best suited to your household. You can work out are you ready for a new pet or not.

  • What type of pet would best fit into your family lifestyle?
  • Which family member will be responsible for the daily care of your new pet?
  • Do you work work? Does your spouse work?
  • How much time will there be available to feed, play with and to care for your new pet?
  • Do you want a pet that needs a lot of regular maintenance, such as a long-haired cat or dog?
  • Will the pet be home all day alone? Would you need to consider hiring a pet walker or use a pet day care facility?
  • What will you do with your pet when you are away from home, on vacation, etc?
  • What pets do you already have? Consider the type of pet (dog, cat, snake) as well as the sex and ages of any other pet family members?
  • What type of pets do you have experience with?
  • How many people live in your home?
  • What are the ages of any children?
  • Does anyone in the home have pet allergies?
  • What kind of housing do you live in? A house with a yard, a small apartment?
  • If you rent or lease your home, do you have written permission from the landlord to keep a pet at the property?
  • Does your property have a well fenced yard? What is the height and type of your fencing?
  • Do you already have a veterinarian or access to one?
  • Where will the pet be kept throughout the day? And over the night?
  • If you are thinking about getting a puppy, will it be tied up outside or live outside?
  • What sorts of activities can you do with this type of pet?
  • Are you knowledgeable on how to take good care of this pet?
  • Are you prepared for the time involved in training a new pet and taking care of them?
  • If you become unable to care for your pet in the future, who would take care of them?
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I hope these questions can help you to decide if you home is ready for a new pet, and then give you a closer idea of which pet would fit best into your home.


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  1. Mr Exprexo April 14, 2013