Animal Friends Blog
It can be easy to fall in love with an animal from a photo posted online, especially when they’re looking for their forever home. Unfortunately, not everyone will be perfectly matched to the cat, dog or horse they’re looking to rehome.
While it’s easier said than done, you should never be disheartened or disappointed if your preferred pet was not able to come home with you, it’s about finding the right fit for you and the animal.
So, what does make a good adoptive pet parent?
Able to provide a loving home
One of the most important things about rehoming a pet is being able to provide a loving and stable home.
Some of the cats, dogs or horses you might see have often spent a big part of their lives in the rescue centre, and while they’re loved by the staff and receiving the proper care, every animal deserves a family.
Be prepared to give them the time they need
When buying a pet from a breeder, they need time to adjust to their new surroundings, routine and lifestyle. The same is true about rehoming an animal from a rescue centre. Understanding things from the pet’s perspective will help you be the best possible pet-parent.
Understand the specific costs involved
They say that the best things in life are free, but owning a pet comes with its costs. Recognising these costs beforehand can help you prepare to own a pet.
You’ll want to consider the cost of the adoption fee, an insurance policy, a bed, toys, food, accessories and other necessities.
Research the breed
While a responsible rescue centre will always make sure your home and lifestyle are a suitable match for the pet you might be interested in rehoming, learning about the breed can help you and your pet if you are the successful adopter.
Being open-minded before meeting pets
You might be planning to meet a dog that you’ve seen online or the rescue staff think you might be the right fit for a cat that’s been overlooked, this is the best time to keep an open mind. You might end up finding a better match than the pets you thought were the right fit for you. The staff will have spent a lot of time with the animals in their care so, you should trust their advice.
Are you looking to expand your family and want to give an animal their forever home? Margaret Green Animal Rescue has a variety of cats, dogs, field animals and small animals available for rehoming.
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