Ever thought about rehoming a pet? Giving an abandoned or unwanted animal a loving home can change both your lives for the better. Pets bring so much joy, but it’s a long term commitment and a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Find out if rehoming a pet is right for you and your family with advice from Blue Cross.
In a word? Probably! There are no fixed rules about the type of homes Blue Cross allow an animal to go to. The pet charity gives pets to people with young children, people who work and people who live in rented homes and flats - it’s all about finding somewhere the animal will be happy and fit in.
Finally, it’s very important to make sure everyone in the family actually wants to get a pet to ensure long-term happiness.
The cost varies depending on the size and breed of your choice of pet. You can get a little furry friend for £5 (a mouse or a hamster) but for a puppy, expect to pay more, perhaps up to £180.
Remember this is just the upfront cost; you’ll need to make sure you have budgeted for the general on-going costs too, like food, bedding, hygiene and vet bills. It’s important to do your research beforehand.
When you rehome a pet, you give it a chance to be truly happy again - and you make room for another homeless animal in the shelter.
Aly Jones, Blue Cross head of rehoming development, said: “When you rehome a rescue pet, you'll give an abandoned or unwanted animal the chance of a happy future. And you also make room for another homeless dog to come into one of our centres. We work hard to find the right match so that the owner and pet have a happy future together.”
Discover more about rehoming a pet with Blue Cross and don’t forget to visit them at their stand at The National Pet Show - London ExCel 6-7 May.
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