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Four things to consider before adopting an animal

Choosing to bring an animal into your home and life requires careful thought and consideration. To adopt from the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, you must meet certain qualifications – like understanding the financial requirements that come with animal care and a suitable home environment. But caring for an animal goes beyond these base-level qualifications. When you adopt an animal, you have to evaluate your life, habits, choices and preferences. After all, your new pet will be a long-term companion that is dependent upon you. Honest self-evaluation is a critical step in the adoption process – as finding the perfect animal companion for your unique lifestyle decreases the likelihood that you’ll surrender the animal back to the shelter. So, beyond the basics, what should you consider before adopting an animal? 1. How much time are you willing to spend at home? Any animal you adopt will go through an adjustment period. During the first few days at home, it is important to spend time bonding, training, setting expectations and helping your new family member acclimate. The transition period is... Read More
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