The holidays are over, which may leave some of us in a bit
of a slump as we return to work and day to day activities, but here’s an idea
to beat the post-holiday blues: adopt a new furry friend.  Of course this should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision (pets are a lot of work and need lots of love), but
if it’s something you’ve been considering for a while and you’re ready to make
a 10 to 20 year commitment, now is the perfect time for a couple of reasons:

1.    Shelters
are often at their max

capacity around this time
the heartbreaking truth; between owners who surrendered their pets so they
could take long vacations and pets that were given as gifts (please don’t ever do this), there’s an
influx of pets given up or returned to shelters around this time of year.  By adopting now, you’ll have more options and
you’ll save a life.

2.    You’ll be more realistic now that you’re back to your normal
routine, you can more accurately gauge your ability to make the financial and
emotional commitment a pet requires.  Are
you able to make the time to walk a dog every single day?  Are you home enough to give that kitten the
attention it deserves?  Once you reassess
your daily routine, you can make a more informed decision about your ability to
properly care for a pet.

saves a life
adopting, you give an animal a second chance.  It’s one of the most rewarding things you can
do!  You get to watch them thrive in
their new home and give them much-needed love.  Pets that are rescued from shelters often go
through amazing
and flourish once they’ve found their forever

might keep you healthier
say the emotional attachment you develop with your pet causes biological brain effects that reduce the stress response – much like massage
does – and can end up lowering your
blood pressure, oxygen consumption, and anxiety level.

If you’re ready to adopt a furry friend, don’t forget to
do your research and make sure you’re 100% prepared!  As a proud pet parent myself, I can tell you
that it will be one of the best decisions of your life. ❤️

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