Being a responsible pet owner

Buying a pet for Christmas

Before you buy a pet for Christmas make sure you can take care of it long term and think about what pet is best for you. 

You must consider all of the responsibilities of being a pet owner.

Think about all of the following before you buy a pet:

  • why you want a pet
  • time, space and energy you have for a pet
  • ongoing costs including vet care, registration and food.

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Last updated: 07 March 2016

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