Finding Your Pet

Where you go to get your pet is just as important as what kind of pet you get.

So you’ve decided what pet is right for you–congratulations! But your work is not yet done. Where you go to get your pet is just as important as what kind of pet you get.

Animal Shelter

Animal shelters, or what used to be known as pounds, are either governmental or private organizations that provide temporary homes for stray, surrendered, or abandoned pet animals. They most often house dogs and cats. The animal is kept at the shelter until it is reclaimed by the owner, adopted to a new owner, placed with Read more…

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Breeder

A responsible breeder is a good source for a well-bred, healthy pet. The breeder will carefully select the parents to emphasize desirable attributes and minimize faults in their progeny. Some people breed animals only to produce pets to sell. These individuals have no regard for the advancement of that breed; they are motivated solely by Read more…

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Pet Shop

A pet shop is a place where dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, reptiles, rodents, fish, and other animals not born and raised on those premises are kept for the purpose of sale to the public.  While many people are very satisfied with the pets they acquire from pet stores, critics of pet stores argue that there Read more…

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Rescue Agency

Rescuing an animal is a wonderful option for some families.  Animals find their way into rescue agencies for a variety of reasons. Some may have been accidentally lost or abandoned. Others may have been given up due to their owners’ illness, death, or other change in circumstance. You may not be able to know the Read more…

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