Monday, 15 December 2008

Dollymix's Laura Kidd reminds us that a dog is for life!

Here's a little (not so) secret: I used to write for witty feminist site Dollymix. I've kept an eye on it ever since but somehow guest editor Laura Kidd's recent pet post passed me by until today. It's so very relevant to our thirtieth anniversary message that I had to blog about it.

Reminding us that all pets, including cats, need careful thought before the commitment of ownership, Laura answers the four crucial questions that people always ask her and that all potential pet owners need to ask themselves before taking themselves down to a rehoming centre or breeder.

1. How much time does it take to look after him?

2. How expensive is it to feed and care for him?

3. What do you do with him when you go away?

4. What are the best things about having a dog?

You can head over to the post to read the answers, but I really think this cuts to the heart of any rehoming decision. We will keep our doors open at our centres until just before Christmas for visitors to come in, meet the dogs and perhaps even be matched up to their favourite, but from around the 20th of December no dogs will go into homes until New Year. This is because of the general upheaval Christmas usually means in any given household.

If you are thinking of adopting a dog right now, then I wish you the best of luck in finding the perfect companion for your household!
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