Thinking of bringing an animal companion into your life? Following are three considerations designed to help residents of pet-friendly apartments in Los Angeles make the best possible pet adoption decisions.
Consider Your Lifestyle
When choosing an animal friend to share your life with, it’s important to ensure that you will be able to meet the pet’s needs. If you’re constantly busy with work, school, or other obligations outside the home, you may be better off with a tank of fish rather than a dog or a cat. On the other hand, if you spend a lot of time at home and are reasonably active, you might be the perfect candidate for introducing a new puppy or kitten into your life. You should also consider adopting an adult animal if you’d rather not go through the house training and socialization that younger animals need. Don’t overlook the benefits of adopting a senior animal, either — they are generally low maintenance and make very good companions.
Consider Your Budget
The costs involved in sharing your life with a furry friend can add up, so be sure you’ve got enough room in your budget to provide your new friend with the best possible quality of life. Investing in pet health insurance helps keep vet bills down.
Consider Your Temperament
If you’re the type who doesn’t care for boisterous interaction with your human friends, you likely won’t appreciate it in your animal pals, either. A bouncy puppy with an abundant need for social contact won’t be an ideal companion for you. Furthermore, the puppy won’t receive the socialization that it needs in order to grow into a happy and healthy adult dog. Kittens require quite a bit of attention as well. The best pet for you will probably be an adult cat who is used to living an independent life. On the other hand, a friendly puppy or kitten may be the perfect companion for you if you want a great deal of social interaction from your pet and have the time to spend with it. Birds are also highly social beings.
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