Considerations Before Bringing a New Pet Home

Account for food, medical care, supplies - a pet is a financial commitment. Have a plan if your income changes


Pets need daily care and exercise. Consider your work hours and lifestyle to match with an appropriate pet.

Your Schedule  

Ensure your rental or HOA allows pets. Plan for deposits and gradual introductions if needed.


Stock up on species appropriate food, housing, toys, cleaning products so your pet has everything they need.


How will a pet change your routine? Prepare for schedule adjustments, training time, less spontaneity.

Lifestyle Changes

Adopt an energetic or low key pet to match your lifestyle. An active dog will need more exercise.

Activity Needs  

Long haired pets require much more grooming. Be realistic about your grooming commitments.

Grooming Abilities   

Specific Laws Unfairly Target Pit Bull Type Dogs