When do you know you are fully prepared to have a pet?
A cat you caress at night or a dog you are playing with in the park. Having a pet seems to be always fun. Think twice: sometimes it is a great responsibility and not many can handle it.
What kind of schedule you have?
It’s the first question you should put yourself before bringing a pet to your house. If you have a rough schedule or you are involved in many extra curricula activities you should better not buy one because you won’t have enough time to take care of it. Your pet needs attention, you can’t leave him a lot much time and he needs to be washed, fed or taken to the vet. Do you have enough time for all this?
Do you have an apartment big enough for it?
It would be very selfish from you to bring him to live in a tiny apartment. It is important to know if your pet will have enough space to play, sleep and if the temperature or the noise level is adequate for him.
The other family members want it?
As a child can’t be adopted without both members of the couple to agree with the decision a pet can’t be brought to your house without asking before your parents or boyfriend. It will cohabitate with them and there might be cases when they should take care of him when you won’t be at home. Don’t force them to take care of it if they don’t like animals or if they have allergy to different pets. You’ll have enough time to bring your own pet in the house you will move in at a certain moment in life.