The COVID-19 pandemic has put all of us in an unprecedented position, and this is as true at pet shelters as it is anywhere else. Many shelters are experiencing low adoption rates, little to no volunteer help, and extraordinarily limited funds and resources. Animal lovers all across the country are responding to the call, and reaching out to adopt. If you’re thinking of bringing a new pet into your home, here are some tips that will help you make the adjustment:
Your new pal is going to need some essentials (and some non-essentials, too!). Before bringing your new pal home, you need to make sure you have anything you need within grasp. That way, you won’t need to duck out during your bonding time.
The First Days
Some animals will fall for you immediately, while others need time. It’s important to set aside time to get to know your pet — but don’t try to rush anything! Here’s how to navigate the first few days with your new pal.
Play and Stimulation
Unsure how to keep your furry friend entertained while everyone’s stuck inside? Want to make sure you have enough activities to keep your pet active and healthy. Sometimes, you may need to improvise! Here are some tips to keep in mind.
There are so many wonderful reasons to adopt a pet right now. You’re giving them a safe and happy place to live, as well as reducing your own anxiety. There are few things quite like a pet to help you through a difficult time.