There are so many animals that are deserving of a better home, and while shelters do their best to help them out, a good chunk of pets end up getting euthanized. So, if you currently have the resources to take in a fur baby, then you should seriously consider it. A pet can actually be great for you, and if you are looking for a pet that will grow old with you, you can get a puppy or a kitten, so they can grow old along with you.
Now, you might be tempted to buy from pet stores because they are different breeds and they appear a lot cuter, but it is strongly suggested that you adopt instead of buying your pet. These babies are stuck in shelters and could benefit immensely from a forever home. Besides, buying special breeds will only encourage breeders to continue unethical breeding practices.
Whether you want a puppy or a kitten is ultimately a matter of personal preference. Once you have made the decision to get a pet, you need to make sure that you follow all of the guidelines and rules to take care of their needs, especially of younger animals since they are weaker and more susceptible to illness.
Things might be a little complicated at first, but you will eventually get the hang of things and you will find yourself falling in love with your fur baby and you will see why people are obsessed with them. In fact, you can even share things about your fur baby by becoming parts of groups like Westchester Puppies and Kittens, a group that is devoted to pets. This way you can see posts by other members, and you can spread some cheer around by posting about your own fur baby as well.