Dec 4, 2013 8:46 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
LACC Santa Paws - Dec 13. $25 Petco Gift Cert for each adopter!!
Adopting animals for gifts:
Pets have personalities and feelings.
If the person does not want the pet or does not understand the
responsibility, pets end up at the shelter like all the others.
Holidays have a more hectic pace.
They might have a tendency to be nervous around all the company and children.
We see an increase in bites during this period and of course they are accidental.
In the cold, pets outside need extra food and "dry" bedding. Farm animals like horses need extra care and shelter when the temperatures drop.
* Time to get used to family routine and needs your time
* Future vet care
* Yard size, secure yard, plug all holes - the hotline can help with ideas
* Chew toys of course
* Indoor kennel or cage
* Potty training needs a regular schedule
* No valuables or garbage on floor, scratching post
* Allergies in family