If you are interested in having a pet, please take a moment to think well before getting one.
There are things that new pet owners should consider before welcoming a pet home. Would your home environment be comfortable for the pet? Does s/he match your life style? Did you know that the average lifespan of dogs and cats’ is about 14 years? Are you sure that you are ready to be responsible for the rest of its life?
Here is a list of things that may give you the ideas of what you should to think before getting a pet. Please read to see if there is anything new to you.
・ Is your home pet friendly? Does your apartment allow pets? Do you have any plan to move to another place? Is there any possibility that you would be relocated to another office at your work?
・ Does your potential pet match with your life style? Is it not too big for the space you have? Are you capable of taking time for the recommended hours of the exercises of its breed?
・ Does your family all agree to have a pet?
・ Is there anyone who has an allergy in your family or any plan for a baby who might be allergic to animals?
・ Is it doable to ensure the time to take care of the pet everyday?
・ Is the pet a right size and age that you are capable to take a control over it if needed?
・ Have you thought about how it may affect your neighbors?
・ Is there anyone who can take care of the pet while you are not home?
・ Would you be able to take care of the pet when it’s injured or too old and in need of care?
・ Could you afford the medical and other fees for the rest of his/her life?
・ Is your pet included in your future plan in 10 to 20 years?
・ have you thought about who would take care of the pet if you have to give it up or in case something happens to you?
・ Are you prepared to face the last moment of the pet’s life?
For those who think is ready to adopt a pet.
We, as Pawer., mainly spread information related to dogs and cats, and we have to admit that there are many pets that are once gave up by their owners and needing new forever homes.
If you think you are ready to welcome a pet, please consider adopting one and start looking for a dog or cat that matches you BEFORE letting yourself to decide on its appearance. Looking cute would not ensure to be a perfect match for you, your family, or your situation.
Preparation for emergency
The listed below is a few places that you may contact for trainings or some advice. However, if you have decided to get a pet, it is recommended to search for some vets near you where you could visit during the day and also at night. It may be useful to keep a note of their contact information in case of emergency.
・ NPO Tokyo Cat Guardian’s Meow-Dial #110, Shippo Call.
・Kanagawa Animal Control Center Call for Trainings（*For the residents of Kanagawa only.)
・ Waggy Smile：counseling、Dog Trainings