Most of our older animals are used to living in a loving home and a difficult situation has meant their owners have had to give them up. Regardless of how they came onto our care, each one has a unique story, a unique personality and different needs, and we try to match them with a home where they can be comfortable and loved – a home where they can stay forever.
If you are thinking of getting a new pet consider carefully how it will change your life before you start looking, and discuss it with family members or housemates first.
If you take on an animal it is a big responsibility and will last for the rest of their life. Have you considered what the ongoing cleaning, feeding, veterinary requirements and costs will be? Does everyone in your household agree that they want a new pet?
Once you’ve done your research and everyone agrees to having a pet you need to consider what kind of pet will fit into your household:
- Does your home restrict your choice? Do you have a small apartment or a large house? Do you have a big yard big or a small patio? Is it difficult to keep the doors and windows closed?
- Is your family noisy or quiet?
- If you have children are they old enough to understand how to interact appropriately with a new pet?
- Do you have any other pets and do you think that in time they will accept a newcomer? (Remember that if introduced properly, most pets will adjust in time and many even come to enjoy each other’s company)
- How much time are you at home and can you spare enough time to cater for your new pet’s needs?
Check out the photos & read about the pets you are attracted to. Do you think they could they be comfortable in your home?
If you have questions or are unsure contact us.
If your chosen one is based at our centre in Roseville please come along to meet them. Bear in mind though, that most cats do not show their true personality to strangers so don’t expect them to be instantly loving on first meeting. First impressions are not always correct!
If they are based elsewhere contact us to arrange a meeting.