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Pet Q&A: Should we adopt a pet?

Q.

I’m thinking of adopting a dog. Yea or nay? How do I make sure it’s a healthy pet?

A.

That’s definitely a Yea! Adopting is literally saving an animal’s life, and we recommend it—highly. For tips, we went to the North Shore Animal League America. First, pick a shelter that’s affiliated with a vet, so you can be sure the animals are very well taken care of. After you browse and play (they often have rooms for you to bond), you can go over the dog’s chart, looking for vaccinations and history. A great shelter wants their pets to go home with great people, so you will likely need to go through an approval process, but often you can go home with the dog that day.

-- Caitlin Losey

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