Adopting a pet is a wonderful deed—you'll help a dog or cat in need while at the same time find a devoted animal companion.  But it's also a long-term commitment and not to be taken lightly.


You'll need to be prepared to provide care, food, training and attention— be ready to deal with a pet that may shed on or chew or scratch furniture—and be able to afford years of veterinary costs.  


But what you'll receive in return is priceless and immeasurable: the gift of unconditional love.