Animal companionship is priceless. Still, it's important to understand the true cost of pet ownership.
A new pet instantly becomes part of your family. It's another mouth to feed; another added responsibility. By planning your budget ahead of time and figuring out if you can afford a fur baby, you can avoid making tough decisions down the road.
If you're not sure you can keep up with the costs to own a pet, perhaps you could try fostering first. Many shelters will provide you with food and supplies for the pet. This is a good way to enjoy companionship at a lower cost.
The biggest thing to understand is that while it's easy to love animals, it's rarely easy to care for them. Pets depend on us to keep them safe and healthy. Crunch the numbers and see if you're in a position to do that.
Woof woof! Meow meow. Your pet says thank you!
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