Are You Ready to Adopt?

When adopting, you are making a commitment to care for an animal for the rest of his life—that could mean 10 to 15 years for dogs and up to 20 years for cats. As you go through lifestyle changes such as moves, the birth of children and new jobs, your animal will remain a permanent part of your life. If circumstances change, will you still be able to care for your pet?

If You’re Considering Adopting a Dog:

Loyal and loving, dogs are social animals who thrive on being upstanding members of their families.

If You’re Considering Adopting a Cat:

Cats are known to be graceful, athletic, playful, sensitive and affectionate.

Preparing Your Home for a New Cat or Dog

Whether it's tightly sealing your garbage cans or paying attention to dangerous decorations during the holidays, you'll need to make your home safe before adopting. That includes keeping toxic foods, pet-unfriendly plants and dangerous household items out of paw's reach. Here are some suggestions for preparing your home to welcome a new canine or feline companion.