Buying A Pet
By Hannah Dyball
Welcoming a dog or cat into your life can be an exciting period. From making the decision, to finding the right breeder or rescue centre and bringing your new addition home, the details to consider, calculate and remember are exhaustive. Whilst the decision to own an animal is a happy one, it is also life-changing, and should therefore not be taken lightly, or entered into without due consideration. By equipping yourself with all necessary knowledge and the advice of family, friends and professionals, you are not only ensuring a smooth transition for your dog or cat, puppy or kitten, but you are helping to safeguard its future in a stable and informed environment. Purchasing your pet from an assured breeder that has experience and that places animal welfare at the heart of its practices, will take more time in finding and will likely prove more expensive, but in the long-run, should mean fewer problems for you and your pet.