There are times in our lives when buying a pet is most likely to happen: when you are living on your own and lonely, after you are married, before you have children, and when your children are begging you to give in and get that puppy. No matter the time or the reason, getting a pet is a big responsibility, and what you should really be thinking about is whether you have time to take care of yourself and another living being. Because animals cannot talk to us, it is very easy for us to ignore them, but they need us to take care of them. If you are ready to adopt, here are some resources on the best way of choosing the animal that is right for you!
Visit the RSPCA: the web site for The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has information on how to care for animals, how to adopt and how to help the cause.
The dog is man's best friend, but if you are seriously not dedicated to training a puppy, or taking it for long walks, you are in trouble...
Information on adoption and caring for a puppy can be found at DogsBlog.com.
The feline can be man's best friend too. They love to be scratched and petted, and they love lounging in warm places. Make sure you know how to train your cat to use the litter box...
Want to adopt a kitty? Here is information on adoption and care: MayhewAnimalHome.org
Have an allergy to cats and dogs? Just don't want to the fur around? Want a peaceful animal? Get a fish. I'm not kidding, they are super easy to take care of...
Information on salt water fish can be found at YourPetsToday.co.uk.
Tropical fish information can be found here: MJB2705.com.
If you don't like the movie Jurassic Park, don't get this pet. But if you do, these creatures usually sleep in a warm aquarium. By the way, don't get an alligator, crocodile or caymen. Leave them to the professionals.
As long as it isn't poisonous you can find your reptile care guides here: ReptileKeeper.co.uk.
They make beautiful pets in their wire cages. Their singing and fluttering can be fun to listen to and watch...
Pet care information for parrots can be found here: TheParrotSocietyUK.org.
Gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs are three fuzzy friends who are good for a person without a lot of time. They can keep you company without being a gigantic mess...
Every tiny mammal under the sun can be found at this site: Animal-World.com.
We know there are some of you who think they are too tough to spoil their pet. But you are wrong; everyone should participate in giving their pet something fun with which to play--especially if you can play together!
Low cost pet supplies can be found at: PetPlanet.co.uk.