If you’ve decided to get a pet, the next thing you’d want to know is the best place to get a pet from. Luckily there are several options of how to get a loving pet and you should explore which options works best for you.
1.Inherit a Pet
Before you go running to buy a pet from anywhere else, look around your extended family unit and even your circle of friends and see if anyone is looking for someone to take care of a pet for them, permanently of course. It could be an aging parent, a sick relative, a friend moving abroad, a kids leaving for college for a long time, a co-worker moving out of town, a friend who just can’t take care of the pet anymore, a new mom who knows that pets do not fit within her household, or just your own pet from home. Make sure no one else you know is looking for a pet before you go buying one. Ask around and you might be shocked to see how many people are looking for homes for their pets.
2.Visit the Animal Shelter
Goes without saying that if you can adopt a pet from a shelter, you’re doing something great and saving the lives of these pets. There are so many animal shelters housing animals who have come to them for so many reasons. If you feel inclined to help, you can visit a few animal shelters around your home and see if you can find one with a pet you know you’d love and care for. Some of these pets have gone through periods of abuse and neglect before being rescued by the animal shelter so keep this in mind as you look for them as your love for them would be one of the best gifts you can give. And of course, a loving, stable and caring home. Be sure that you can provide safety and comfort for the pet before you adapt them as they might have been through too much and adding more to their pain will not be fair.
3.Get a Gift
Often times we express our want for a pet to a loved one and they might take us seriously or not. If you really want an animal and want to be surprised, perhaps you can make this a priority gift option to that human friend of yours who will get you anything for your next birthday, or Mother’s Day, or just a gift for being a decent human. Getting a pet as a surprise is a great gift, of course, as long as you get the pet you want or can fall in love with. Make sure that if you’re hammering on your friend or family to get you a pet, that you at least communicate to them what sort of animal you want. No need wanting a rabbit and getting a cat. Or wanting a dog and being gifted a hamster. So, let them know exactly what sort of pet you want and other specifics so that ultimate gift of a loving pet will blow you mind away.
4.Go to a Pet Store
There’s always a pet store around the corner and they are a great place to see different options of the pet you might want. Some pet stores might be able to get you the pet of your dreams as you walk into the door and in some case, you might have to wait a few days for them to get this special friend to you. Either way, going to a pet store is a great start for discovering and really thinking about what sort of pets you might want in the near future. Also, going to the pet store gives you a chance to talk with the shop about how to care for a pet and you might be surprised to learn about things you never knew you’re supposed to do with your pet. Perhaps a pet store is a great place to start on your quest to find an excellent pet friend.
5.Be a Pet Sitter
While being a pet sitter might not sound like the ideal way to own your own pets, it really is a great way to make a lot of new animal friends without having to keep them forever. So, if you become a pet sitter, or a dog walker or work in any other way with animals, you would potentially always have pets around you that you never feel like you don’t own one. And of course, sooner than later, there’s bound to be a pet owner that will ask you if you’d like to keep their pet permanently! So be a pet sitter and open your way to getting a new pet for life.