Jul 31, 2008 05:00PM
By Super Admin
Whether you’re a tried and tested pet owner or a newbie, one thing is for certain: there are many factors to consider when choosing a new pet. Gone are the days when you went to the pet store and pointed to the cutest animal. Well, those days aren’t necessarily “gone,” it’s just that that method is somewhat ill advised. With animal shelters and rescue homes crowded with abandoned and abused animals, many of them former pets, for the sake and safety of the animals in question, we can no longer afford to practice the “point and shoot” method of pet selection. Understanding animal breeds and their suitability to the owner’s home environment is one of the most important first steps, before even deciding on a pet.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a handy guide for those of you who may be considering a new pet, or it can be an inspiration for those of you who don’t think that you need a pet. Read on, and remember: choose wisely!...
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