Your children may well be begging for you to get them a pet but are they going to look after it after the first few days? Of course a pet as a present for someone you care for is but before you do it may be a good idea to think carefully:
- Always ask first. Never give someone a pet as a surprised gift. Even if you know that the person wants a pet, you need to be sure which kind of pet they want
before you buy them one.
- Give pets to immediate family only. Buying someone else’s child a puppy or giving your friend a new pet kitten is not a good idea, even if you think
they want one.
- Make sure they can care for the pet properly. Before you buy anyone a pet, you need to make sure that the pet will be properly cared for.
- Avoid impulsive decisions. Buying a pet is not a decision that should be taken lightly and it is certainly not something you should do on a whim, it is a decision the whole family needs to be in on.
Before you buy that fluffy puppy in the window at the pet store as a gift for your child your loved one, think carefully about whether it is really the right choice, you do not really want the poor creature to end up in a shelter or worse abandoned in the street.