TAKE YOU IN TO MY HEART AND HOME FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE, IN SICKNESS, AND IN HEALTH, TO LOVE AND CHERISH, UNTIL YOU GROW OLD AND DEATH DO US PART!!!! 

 

Pet Ownership is a LIFELONG COMMITMENT you are making to the pet you bring into your home the moment you say OK. 

 

**We realize there are some situations where a pet may need to be re-homed (the pet's owners have passed away, the pet is a danger to children in the home and is better suited in a home with no children and a owner who understands this and is responsible to keep the pet away from children, the owner has a terminal illness...etc. We understand extenuating circumstances arise)

We are simply trying to help better educate those who simply get pets because they are cute and cuddle when they are little, then turn around and get rid of them because they cost too much, or didn't train them and they've become unmanageable, or they aren't a cute puppy/kitten anymore because they grew up, or they didn't realize how much time and money was needed to devote to a pet. Our President and Founder can share with you some of her 'horror' stories of the many wayward pets she has fostered and owned, and the challenges she has had to overcome because once a pet enters her home, if it is a foster, it stays until she finds the perfect home and if it is an adoption, it stays "FUREVER."  

 

"OH!!! Look at that cute little puppy!!!! I PPPPRRRROOOOMMMMIIIIISSSSEEEEE I will take care of it!!!!!!!!!"

"MOOOOMMMMMYYYY, this kitten is SOOOO sweet, can we keep it?!?!?!"

"PLLLEEEEAAAASSSSEEEE can I have a pony?????? PPPPLEEEEAAAASSSEEEE??????!!!!!!!"

 

We have been to the store and seen the person standing there with a box of cute, cuddling kittens or puppies they are desperately trying to get rid of. However, deciding to get a pet, no matter how large or small they are, should never be made on a whim in the middle on a parking lot. There is much more to owning a pet to take in to consideration than who is going to feed it and let it out. Owning a pet is very costly and deciding to bring one into your home shouldn’t be a spur of the moment decision because it is also meant to be a life-long decision, not one that you reverse when you decide you can’t afford or don’t want to afford to pay for your pet anymore. Pet ownership of a dog or cat costs anywhere from $766-$10350 just in the FIRST year and $526-$9352 every year after barring any emergencies! Imagine if you had a horse! If you are considering bring a pet into your life, please make an educated decision, not just for you, but for your pet. Below are a few links to help you better decide if you are able to afford the life-long care of pet.

Cost of owning a dog.

Cost of owning a cat.

Cost of owning a horse.