Pet adoption requires serious commitment

Adopted dog
COMMITTED RELATIONSHIP: A puppy brought home from a shelter can bring joy to a household for as many as 15 years – a kitten for 20. Adopters must be able to commit to the responsibility of caring for the pet through the years.
– Courtesy of Family Features
Adopted cat
CLOSE COMPANIONS: Pets can warm the hearts of their owners and children, and shelters are full of animals in need of new homes. However, potential adopters should ask themselves some questions before bringing one of the critters home.
– Courtesy of Family Features

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