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Adopting a Pet

Animal Attraction

If you’re thinking of adopting a pet or if you’ve just brought your new family member home, you’re not alone: Pet ownership in America has been increasing every year, from 51 million households in 1988 to 64 million in 2002 to 71.1 million in 2007. Maybe you’ve even pictured your new pet in your mind a thousand times—a cute, furry creature bounding to the door to greet you after a hard day’s work.

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One Wild Time!

One Wild Time!

Adopting a pet may seem like big change, but it’s easy when you’re given the right tools… and it’s very rewarding.

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So Long, Fluffy

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