10 Tips to Prepare for a New Pet

Summer of Fur

Spring is mating season for pets, and unfortunately many pets, both parents and their homeless babies, end up in animal shelters and rescues across the country. Whether it's a feral cat whose kittens alerted the local animal control services or simply a family that got overwhelmed by a litter of squealing puppies, this time of year sees more pets needing homes than any other. If you’re ready to take home a furry new friend this summer, there are 10 things you should do to help prepare yourself, your family and your home to make good on the promise your heart already decided you were going to make. Photo Credit: phoebebattye