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Choosing A Pet

Choosing a pet is a big commitment and there are some important things to consider before making the decision to take on an animal. Please consider your lifestyle and how your new pet is going to fit in.

  • How much time do you have to devote to its care?
  • How will your new pet fit in with the other people and animals you live with?
  • Do you have the appropriate indoor and outdoor space for your pet’s needs?
  • Who will care for your pet when you go away?
  • Are you able to meet the needs of a pet that requires lots of human contact? Would you rather have a pet that is more independent?

It is important to think about how long your pet is likely to live, for example, cats can often live to around twenty years old.  Pets are a serious and long-term commitment and it is important to think about the future and whether your future is likely to allow for the needs of the pet in time to come.

You will need to consider the costs of taking on a pet:

  • Initial set up costs ­ the cost of rehoming or purchasing your pet, bedding or outdoor accommodation and other essentials such as collars and leads and toys.
  • Annual costs , for example booster vaccinations.
  • Monthly costs ­ food, flea and worming treatments, pet insurance, bedding (for small or field animals).

For more detailed information on the different types of pet available to rehome from Margaret Green Animal Rescue, and the time, lifestyle, commitments and costs involved, please get in touch.

Whichever animal you choose, it’s not a responsibility to be taken lightly. Do some research into the pet you are interested in, or contact us for further advice.