Puppy/kitten behaves completely differently than a pup (a dozen or so months old) or an adult. When choosing the right dog/cat for yourself, you need to consider both how much time and attention we can devote to him per day, as well as the conditions at home, and choose the right age depending on it. A young animal will always absorb more time because it must learn all the rules of the house.
Male behavior is different from female behavior. An animal taken from a hug is usually sterilized, but not always, so make sure before adoption that the animal has already been treated.
(Mainly applicable to dogs.) When taking an adult or grown-up dog, we can see its size. Choose a dog that will not be too big. It is important to remember that the larger the dog, the more space it will need, and the more food it will eat. Therefore, taking a large dog must be well thought out and properly adapted to the housing and financial conditions that we can offer him.
If you decide on a puppy and do not know what size it can grow, it is best to consult with an employee or veterinarian who will know more about the dog.
You need to ask the caregivers and employees of the cuddle what they know about the animal. You cannot make decisions based solely on how your pet behaves in a cage. A dog in the presence of other boxing dogs, or strangers who stand in front of boxing, may behave differently than when walking alone or with a guardian he likes and trusts. It is similar to a cat, he behaves differently in a cage with other cats, and he behaves differently alone.
Getting acquainted gradually
The good idea is to come to the cottage several times. Get to know the dog/cat, try to go with the dog for a walk, first under the supervision of guardians from the hug, and then alone. In this way, when we finally decide to take this particular pet home, it will not be completely strange to us.
Questions for employees
Before the final decision and taking your pet home, you should get as much information as possible from the hug employees. The most valuable information is that which relates to his behavior in various situations that we are not able to see ourselves when getting to know your pet. Such messages can be given to us by the staff at the shelter, which feeds animals, clean boxes, take dogs for walks. Volunteers who help in shelters can also be a valuable source of information. Sometimes it is also worth asking the veterinarian who may have dealt with the dog during vaccinations, possible procedures, or routine inspections.