of the world Largest No-Kill Animal Rescue And adoption organizations offer tips on the best ways to adopt over the holidays and
North Shore Animal League America offers holiday adoption tips and
The holidays are a popular time to add a four-legged addition to the household, but it should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision. Animal of the North Shore America League offers the following advice:
Best Practices for New Pets on Vacation
- Consider your schedule and lifestyle during the holidays before committing to bringing a new pet home. Every family is different; The holiday season can be a very busy time of year for many people, while for others, it can be a quiet gathering and allows plenty of time to bond with a new pet. .
- Adopting a new, beloved family member can be a wonderful bonding experience and should be shared with the entire family. We encourage families. Choose the latest enhancements together. – Visit your local shelter’s website and then visit the shelter in person.. Most will be adoption centers. Adoption Counselors (Like animals America League does) that will help you find the perfect pet (dog/cat, breed, age, size, temperament) for your family and lifestyle.
- A great way to “surprise friends/family” during the holidays is with a symbolic gift that represents your intention to bring a new animal into your home/family.. Adopting an animal is a long-term commitment (13-15 years for a dog; even longer for a kitten) and shouldn’t be an impulsive decision. If you want to surprise someone with a new dog, cat, puppy or kitten, we encourage purchases and Gift wrapping a new collar, toy, leash, or food dish. They There might be a holiday surprise and then you can visit your local adoption center to pick out a new pet together.
- Most shelters have a “meet and greet” area. If you already have pets in your home, we recommend bringing the family pet with you to accommodate any potential new additions to the family to ensure they get along well. will go.
Once you introduce a new animal into the household, you will be responsible for taking care of all their needs. As many people choose the start of the New Year to improve their lives, this is a great time to set resolutions that will improve the lives of the animals in your life.
New Year’s Resolutions to Benefit My Pets
- I will have my pet(s) spayed/neutered.so as not to contribute to pet overpopulation (which causes millions of innocent animals to be brutalized annually.)
- I will take my pet to the vet for routine checkups and make sure all my pet’s vaccinations and treatments are up to date. (flea, tick, heartworm) Are up to date.
- I will pay close attention to my pet’s oral care. And start a dental cleaning regiment because oral care is essential to my pet’s overall health and dental problems can lead to other diseases in animals.
- I will keep my pets well groomed for good health.: Bathing and brushing the coat, cleaning the ears, and trimming the nails.
- I would put my pet on a proper nutrition plan. that is balanced, age-appropriate, and appropriate for any existing medical conditions.
- I will make sure my pet gets enough exercise To keep them healthy, fit, and well behaved. By including my pet in this activity, it will also help my own health and well-being.
- I will stimulate my pet brain. Teaching him new tricks, dedicating interactive playtime, and/or introducing new toys can help keep the brain active and reduce boredom.
- I will show my pets a lot of love. On a daily basis, reassuring them that they are safe, loved, and an invaluable part of the family.
If you’re not ready to adopt right now, there are other ways you can support local shelters and rescue organizations:
- Donate your time as a volunteer.
- Donate items to enhance the comfort of animals awaiting adoption (blankets, bedding).
- Purchase items from Amazon wish lists created by Shelter staff.
- Consider becoming a foster parent.
- Make a financial donation.
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Animal of the North Shore America League Wishing adopters and their animals a very happy, healthy, peaceful holiday season and happy new year. #GetYourRescueOn
For more information about our lifesaving work, including adoption, pet health and wellness, the SpayUSA program, volunteering, and donations, please visit www.animalleague.org
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About North Shore Animal League America
Animal of the North Shore America League – the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization – has saved the lives of more than 1.1 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that were at risk of euthanasia. Through our many innovative programs, we reach out across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, commercial breeding facilities, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them responsible, loving homes. As leaders in the no-kill movement, we are dedicated to promoting the adoption of shelter pets. encourage spay/neuter programs; reducing animal cruelty; Abolition of euthanasia; and promoting the highest standards in animal welfare. Please join us in saving the lives of innocent animals by making a donation to support our lifesaving mission. www.animalleague.org.
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