Your pet may be just part of your life,but you are everything to it!
Please think carefully about having a pet, don’t just do it for fashion, or quickly dump an old one for a new one.
10 things to consider before having a pet
- Cats and dogs are not toys. Can you really treat it as part of your family and get a license for your dog?
- They are not something that you can play for a few months and dump like old socks. They are your long term companion which can be for more than 10 years. Can you treat him nice over many years?
- Are you willing to spend time and energy to keep it company? Are you confident that you can train it?
- Are you willing to bear all the inconvenience it brings you, even it is pee or poop in places that make you angry?
- Are you willing to forgive it for all the wrong things that it does, and tolerate it even if it damages your furniture?
- When it is sick, can you take good care of it so that it recovers soon?
- Can your family members accept it? If not can you convince them to try and love it?
- Can your family members tolerate its shedding and foul smell if any?
- When it is old and has difficulty moving around, will you still bear with it and accompany it till its death?
Are you financially stable to buy food, toy for it and vaccinate it, bring it in for beauty and medical care when needed?
10 things a cat or dog will like to say to its owner
- My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful for me. Remember that before you take me in.
- Give me time to understand what you want of me.
- Place your trust in me--it's crucial to my well being.
- Don't be angry at me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your entertainment and your friends. I have only you.
- Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understand your words, I understand your voice when it's speaking to me.
- Be aware that however you treat me, I'll never forget it.
- Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily crush the bones of your hand. But I choose not to bite you.
- Before you scold me for being uncooperative, please ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, or I've been run in the sun too long or my heart is getting old and weak.
- Take care of me when I get old. You too will grow old，
- Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say i can't bear to watch it or let it happen in my absence. Everything is easily for me if you are there, Remember, I love you.
- Once you have considered all the aboe and decide to bring an animal home, please first look at the pictures here and contact the rescuers. It is best to go to the location to interact with the animal to make sure the personality fits your expectation. All rescuers have a special connection with the animals they rescued, so they will ask a series of questions to make sure that the animal goes to a responsible person. All decisions lie solely with the rescuer/rescue group, BestFriends act mainly as a third party platform to assist the match.
- All rescuers’ ultimate wish is to find their rescued animal a forever good home. Normally there will not be any fees charged by rescuers.
- Howeever they will ask the adopter to register the dog, fix the animals at the right age, see a doctor when sick, and to walk a dog on leash at all times.
- Upon mutual agreement, rescuer/rescue group will sign an adoption agreement with the adopter. If in the future the adopter cannot keep the animal for any reason, they have the obligation the inform the rescuer/rescue group first.
- Most rescuers will want to have know how the animal is doing from time to time, please be sure to send a photo of the adopted pet to the rescuer. If you are unsure if you can give the animal a secure home forever, you can consider becoming a fosterer, to provide a temporary home for the animal until it finds a long term home.