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June Is National Pet Adoption Month

National Pet Adoption MonthJune is National Pet Adoption Month! If you’re looking to add a new four-footed member to your family, head to your local shelter or ask your vet about adopting. Every year thousands of cats and dogs are dumped in shelters by irresponsible, careless owners, or picked up as strays. While many will find loving homes, many more will wind up being euthanized. This is why it’s so important to adopt from shelters and rescues rather than breeders.

 Do some research, before you head to a shelter; some breeds of dogs and cats may be better suited to your individual situation than others, and it’s good to know that ahead of time. You’ll also want to take the time to make sure everyone in the household is ready for pet ownership. It’s a tremendous responsibility and should not be taken on lightly.

Make sure you are prepared for everything from what licensing requirements your town has, to finding the number for an animal urgent care. Ask your vet to recommend a good class for people preparing to be pet owners if you haven’t owned one before.

If you’re planning to adopt a pet as a gift for someone, please reconsider. Pets should never be given as gifts. If you want proof, visit a shelter just after Easter and see how many bunnies have been dumped there!

When you do go to adopt, be prepared to fill out some paperwork and give references (usually your vet and a close friend or two) and if you rent, your landlord’s contact info. Spend some time with the animal you’re interested in and if you already have a pet, it can be a good idea to bring them along to see how they get along with the potential new family member.

Pets are wonderful. They bring us joy and comfort and can actually make us healthier. In return, they depend on us to give them love and care. If you are not prepared to make a 10- to 20-year commitment, you are not ready for pet ownership.

Choose the Best in Pet Boarding!

When you travel for business or pleasure, knowing your pet is safe and in good hands can help you make the most of your time away from home. It’s important to be sure your dog or cat is under the supervision of caring staff members who are experienced in animal care. The right pet boarding facility will ensure your pet’s safety, comfort, well-being and happiness while putting you and other family members at ease. pet boarding

At Ponte Vedra Animal Hospital, our staff is focused on providing a home away from home for your pet. Your four-legged family member will enjoy four supervised exercise sessions per day in our spacious outdoor area. Rest assured your pup will have a great time at our facility while you enjoy your trip. As a bonus, staying active under the watchful eyes of our caring staff will alleviate much of the stress your pet may experience while apart from the rest of the “pack.”

Whether you’re traveling for work or fun, ensure your pet is well cared for in a safe, secure environment. Ponte Vedra Animal Hospital offers pet boarding in addition to a number of medical services, so you can experience a worry-free trip knowing your pet is experiencing the best possible care!