Everything a renter needs to know before adopting a pet

Everything a renter needs to know before adopting a pet

Animals do speak, but only to those who know how to listen. Pets are not your whole life but they surely fill the missing gap in the most affectionate way.

Ever get the feeling that the only thing missing in your life is a little fury companion to come home to? It might happen many a time when you are drawn to the happy wagging tail of a little pup or little shinning eyes of a furry cat and wish to adopt it but circumstances are not in your favor.

Before you decide to adopt a pet, here is a list of few things you should definitely think about-

  1. Can you commit required time to your pet?Living with your fury friend in an apartment can be a tough job especially when you are bounded with hectic work schedules. Make sure you have enough time to spend with your pets, as it’s really necessary for their grooming. No pet would love to be left alone for extended periods.
  2. Can you afford a pet?Pets can be expensive so be very much sure of the pet’s monthly expenses that include food, toys and veterinary charges. And see if it fits into your budget.
  3. What does my landlord say? If you are living in a rented apartment then it’s really important to get your owner’s consent before moving on for the search. Finding pet-friendly apartments is definitely a challenging task.
  4. What type of pet you are looking for? Pet messes and their loud noises can be really stressful at times. So it’s very important to find a pet and a breed that’s conducive to your lifestyle.
  5. Adopting vs. buying a pet. Adopting a pet will definitely be a cheaper option as you can save on first vaccinations and many pets coming from shelters tend to be already house-trained.
  6. Make sure your apartment and surrounding areas is safe for pets. You might have to change your lifestyle a bit as per the responsibilities associated with having a pet.
  7. Find out where is the nearest animal hospital, in case of emergencies and check nearby pet stores where you can easily get pet food, toys and other essentials.
  8. Fully ready for the commitment? Despite your long work hours and other commitments, you will always have to be there for your little pet, feed him with your love, take him out for evening walks or small picnics, offer extra attention and love when he is sick, get his vaccines shots done on time, give him a healthy environment to live in.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawaken.- Anatole France

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Ever get the feeling that the only thing missing in your life is a little fury companion to come home to? It might happen many a time when you are drawn to the happy wagging tail of a little pup or little shinning eyes of a furry cat and wish to adopt it but circumstances are not in your favor.
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