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Georgia SPCA: Adoption Tip #2: Things to consider

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Before you adopt, it’s always a good idea to do your research and find out more about the tendencies and personality traits of any dog or cat that interests you. Every animal is an individual, but there are general breed characteristics that may influence how that animal behaves. You should also consider the age, size, exercise requirements, grooming needs and potential health concerns of each breed. Click on any link to read more about the topic.

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Things to Consider Before Getting a Pet

If you are like most of us, falling in love with a pet is easy. Pets give us unconditional love and loyalty, and provide constant companionship. Adopting a pet, however, is a big decision. Dogs, cats and small animals are living beings that require a considerable amount of time, money and commitment — over 15 years worth in many cases. Pet ownership can be rewarding, but only if you think through your decision before you adopt.

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