Thinking About Adopting a Dog or Cat?

If you’re thinking this might be a good time to adopt a dog or cat, you’re not the only one. Some rescues are seeing an unprecedented number of foster applications.

It makes sense — during shelter-in-place orders and social distancing, you may need a little companionship. But don’t adopt just because of the lockdown. The coronavirus pandemic won’t last forever, and adopting a pet is a long-term commitment.

But if you were planning to adopt a dog or cat before the coronavirus pandemic, now could be a great time to take that step. More time at home means more time to bond with a new dog or cat. You’ll also have increased availability to work on training. This can be especially helpful if your dog needs to be crate trained or your cat isn’t catching on to the litter box.

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