In our experience, two-thirds of the pets we receive annually are turned in by their owners, which is why it is critical that we help you adopt a pet that meets your family's lifestyle - one that you know how to care for, physically, financially and emotionally - so you will cherish its company for a lifetime!
That is why we ask if you intend to keep your cat indoors and how your dog will be confined to your property.
That is why we ask what you plan to do with your pets if you have to move.
That is why we ask how many hours a day the animal will be left alone and whether you are a frequent traveler.
That is why we ask how much you expect to spend in a year. Pet care can be costly.
Do you know if you or another family member is allergic to that cat you are thinking about? Are you willing to take allergy shots in order to keep the pet?
That is why we insist on speaking with your landlord.
Do you know how to potty train a dog? How to train a cat to use a scratching post? Did you know that declawed cats often become biters? Do you know which dogs are often aggressive with strangers or with children? Or that canine obedience classes can eliminate many of the problems cited as reasons for turning in a pet?
This is why we ask so many questions.