Before adopting a pet, please consider these factors:
If you lease your home, check with your landlord before adopting to be sure you are allowed to have a pet and can afford all required pet deposits. Pets are sometimes returned because of lease restrictions and/or landlord’s disapproval of the pet chosen. This can be an expensive lesson since the adoption fees are non-refundable and being returned can be a stressful experience for the animal.
Other Household Members
Other members of your household should be aware you want to add a pet and should meet the pet before you decide to adopt. Also consider:
Does anyone have allergies?
Are other members of the household, including children, afraid of animals?
Are you expecting other members of the household to share in the care of the pet?