What do I want most in a pet?
Are you looking for a constant companion, something independent or maybe pet for a child? Dogs, cats, and rabbits can all be affectionate, but guinea pigs have their place, too.
How much responsibility can I handle?
Caring for a pet may mean more than just walking the dog or cleaning the litter box, it might also mean dealing with health or behavioral issues. How much time and energy are you willing to commit to a pet?
What kind of critter can I afford to pamper?
Caring for pets can be expensive. ASPCA research shows costs can range from as little as $35 a year for a fish, to $900 a year for a large dog.
What species is most compatible with my lifestyle?
Do you stay home or travel? Do you have a new baby? When do you sleep? Not all pets are good for all situations, so consider your lifestyle when deciding on a pet to adopt.
Please visit Four Things to Ask Yourself Before Adopting a New Pet to read the full ASPCA article. To adopt your furry friend from our Redlands Animal Shelter, please visit this link http://redfosa.juliecarydesigns.com/adoptions/
Feline adoption coordinator (volunteer)