Giving Pets as Gifts: The Do’s and Don’ts

1. It’s better to adopt than to buy a pet

According to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, an approximate number of 6.5 million pets enter shelters every single year . These adorable puppies and kitties are just waiting for a lovely human to welcome them into their family. This makes the idea of buying a pet quite useless, don’t you think?

I understand that some people want a particular breed of dog, and I don’t condemn that. However, with a bit of work and patience, you will probably find the breed you are looking for in a shelter.

If you do not care about the breed, I encourage you to adopt any furry soul that you feel a connection with when you visit a shelter. They will be just as loyal and loving as a store or breeder bought pet.

That said, if you really want to gift pets, please consider adopting instead of buying.

Make your own pill pockets when you need to feed your dog some medicine.