ADOPT NOW, WORRY LATER
Adopting an animal is a lifetime commitment that requires ample patience and energy. They will need house training, regular cleanups, exercise, and play time. Having an animal companion could be costly as well, as they require pet food, medicine, routine vet check-ups, and the occasional unexpected hospitalization bill.
You don’t want to give a loved one a responsibility that they did not ask for or, worse, force them to stretch an already tight budget.
If you’re thinking about giving animals as a gift this holiday season (or for any other occasion), here are some reasons you might want to hold off on that idea.