Getting a new pet is always a great experience for the whole family. The fun and excitement are really at a very high level while in the process of making the choice, especially for the kids. And it becomes even better when the family chooses to adopt from an animal shelter.
Animals that are housed in a shelter make for awesome pets, and every family that is looking for new pets should go over and see if they can find a dog or cat to adopt. That’s exactly the point that Mike Morgan – Executive Director of South Valley Animal Shelter, located in Spanish Fork – is always stressing on when he encourages people to visit their or any other shelter to look at animals that can be possible pets.
Morgan also provided some helpful tips on how to pick the perfect pet for your homes:
- Look for the pet that will fit in right into your family’s lifestyle.
- The getting to know you stage works both ways – you might be looking over the animals to look for the perfect pet, but you are also being assessed to see if the animal would thrive in your home.
- Your must be committed – since owning a pet is a long term and full time involvement.
- Make a point to visit the veterinarian regularly, and also take the time to train your pet.