Are you interested in creating or adopting your very own virtual pet? Be sure to check with the shelters in your area to see if they are participating in this nationwide pet adoption drive. Adopting a pet online generally consists of taking a registered membership on the site. For my fellow animal lovers in Tel Aviv, a local shelter sets up an adoption stand every Friday morning in front of Gan Meir (Meir Park) on King George Street.
Be sure to remind your children of the rules you have set out regarding the adoption of a new pet. My rescue pulls animals from local, county-run, kill shelters. Every year more than 6 million cats and dogs are taken in by animal shelters and more than half of these have to be eventually euthanized.
If you have ever tried to buy a dog directly from a breeder, then you know how difficult it can be. Often, a breeder will not give an animal to just anyone who wants one. Because of your support, the thousands of animals who walk through our doors every year find loving homes.
Do not trust your kids to take care of the dog no matter how much they promise that they will, it is important to have an adult in charge of the pet. If you travel a lot, adopting a pet would be better if you waited until things were more settled. The first night I got no sleep, I watched them like a hawk to observe the new foster’s behavior and how my other dogs reacted to him or her.
Virtual pet adoption is an excellent method of teaching our child how to look after a pet, while enjoying themselves. Some people have the wrong ideas about pets in shelters; it’s common for someone to think that the pet was sent there because of bad behavior.