Adopting a Pet
Before you adopt:
Whether you want to adopt a tiny playful kitten or a calm mature dog, whether you're looking for a participant in your active life or a quiet companion to lie in your lap or at your feet by the fireplace, chances are you'll find the friend of your dreams at the Anderson Humane Society.
Any shelter pet that is adopted into a home is likely to see a big improvement in its life. The best care we can provide at the Adoption Center can't compare to the comfort and companionship to be found in a real home. Still, for your happiness and that of your pet, there are some things to think about before you commit.
Some questions to ask yourself . . .
We strongly encourage you to consider these questions. We're not trying to discourage you if you are enthusiastic about acquiring a pet and committed to its well being for the long term. We just want every adopter to find the right pet for their personality and lifestyle.
Some preparations to make . . .
The type of animal, the breed, the size and the age will all determine many of the things you need to do before bringing your pet home. At a bare minimum your new arrival will need . . .
Some decisions to work through with the family...
It's better to have agreements about a few things before you launch into pet parenthood. Even if responsibilities are shared, someone needs to have "the buck stops here" responsibility. You don't want a hungry animal because everyone thought someone else was taking care of the feeding.