The beautiful season of Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year is here and our pets join in many of the festivities. As we approach the merriment, we must keep foremost in our minds the protection and safety of our loving, four-legged family members.
Perhaps first, we should consider whether or not the gift of a new pet is a wise choice. New pets do NOT necessarily make good holiday gifts and adding a new pet requires a huge commitment and responsibility beyond the holiday season. However, if you are truly thinking of getting a new dog or cat and have given it a great deal of careful thought and consideration, think about adopting a homeless pet who would benefit from your love and safekeeping. There are many rescue organizations, animal shelters, and humane societies with breeds of every type and of all age groups. Our physically challenged and older furry friends who have been abandoned under a myriad of circumstances are yearning for our love and embrace and can truly benefit from your open arms.
Please think long and hard before adopting a new pet during this holiday season. Let good reason rule the excitement of the heart.