THINGS NO ONE TELLS YOU ABOUT
• Never go to a pet fair alone with your pet if you’re also bringing a child― or children. You can’t keep an eye on both of them, and even if you coach your kids on how to approach other people’s pets, accidents may happen. Be sure there is someone to be with your kid or kids as well.
• Female pets should not be in heat; if they are, don’t bring them to a pet fair as they will excite and upset other pets.
• Resist the urge to buy everything or to adopt on impulse. If you’re going to a pet fair, be clear about why you’re there so that you don’t get sidetracked. Of course, impulse purchases do happen, but it is not recommended that you adopt or buy an animal on impulse. Know why you want the dog or cat, and be prepared for the responsibilities that go with being a pet owner.
• Most importantly, Karla Kangleon urges, you and your pet must have fun!