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ritahawkins

"I do not know if I should take this pet, I mean could I take care of it?" Let me guess you have said this or heard this before. Here are some things you need to think about.

Firstly, yes every pet is a new responsibility. You need to walk and groom a dog regurally, and of course give them praise. For a hamster, their cages need cleaning and they new water in that borrle reglary. That cute adorable cat needs a scratching post. The meaning of telling you all of this is to get you to understand every pet needs SOMETHING.

However, when it comes down to it every pet has something to give. That dog can be protection and a alerter, even if it is a small dog, that dog can tell you when a storm is about to hit, or when a burgerler is entering or when a fire is started. They have the king smell. That hamster takes away lonilness and can be rather funny when you need a laugh. And that cat is also someone to give you company, and can help you teach those kids reponeibility. Even that small fish gives you something, I mean he gives you things to do, and can also be fun for your kids and teach them some responsibility. What you need is oftenly found in a pet. So should u get one, yes.

Besides, if it is coming from any animal shelter or a person who would otherwise give it to an animal shelter, set it free, or mistreat it, you will have a sense of saving it. I do not care what shelters have a no kill policy, most of them will give or sell the pets to another shelter who will if they can not get rid of them kill them, or sell them again. So, would you let an animal die, remember these animals are as inoncent and defenseless as kids. Yeah, they may have some bad traits, but would you really sell or allow your child to die because of her ways, if it was in your control? I would not, and that is why I have adopted a pet, and yes it is a lot of responsibility, and yes it takes a little of money and a little of time, but he cheers me up when I need it. His name is harley and he is a eight year old Pickenese. He is cute and is my company when no one else is. I am benifiting just as well as he is by him living with me.

Shared by ritahawkins on 2/4/09
eherzer

Every living creature deserves the opportunity to have a loving home and proper care. Pets can be such wonderful additions to the family! Not only can a pet be a loyal and loving friend, offer protection to our home and family, a pet will offer you their unconditional love. I have a three year old Boxer that I adore and cannot even imagine life without him. He is without a doubt worth the time, money and emotional investment! For anyone who rescues a pet from a shelter it is a win/win situation.