Coronavirus slowed everything down, and a lot of things came to a halt. Pet adoption is fortunately not one of them. Animal enthusiasts were as active as ever in rescuing stray animals and finding loving homes for them. Cats, dogs, rabbits, and even squirrels have been rescued from the streets and are now happy and healthy.
Fortunately, the adoptive parents are not self-centered. They’re sharing their images so that we can share in their joy, something we all need in these trying times. We’ve chosen some of the cutest photos, and we’re confident you’ll love them as much as we did.
Before getting a dog, address these questions, according to Kayla Fratt, a licensed dog behavior specialist and owner of Journey Dog Training:
“How much time will you have now and after the pandemic to care for a dog?”
Do you currently have the financial means to adopt? Do you have any extra money or job stability to meet unexpected pet-related expenses?
How much room do you have in your home for a dog? Is your present living situation pet-friendly?
How much time and effort are you willing to invest in dog training?
Consider your way of life. Do you want a dog who can run with you for miles every day? “Are you seeking for a less energetic dog who will be content to go for walks on occasion?”
Other pets can benefit from this as well.
Surprisingly, some animal sanctuaries are having difficulty finding fresh animals to match with potential adopters. “With the three shuttered county shelters not taking stray animals and what appears to be a drop in owner surrenders during this period, we just aren't able to intake enough animals,” says Patricia Kennedy, executive director of City Dog Rescue in Washington, DC.