Giving life to your children will cost you money. The same is the case with raising a dog or cat.
While adopting doesn’t cost money, there is still money to spend on caring for dogs and cats. The amount of this fee varies, depending on the breed of dog or cat you adopt and the care for it. However, the range is not more than a million, which is generally used to buy food, build cages and maintain cleanliness, carry out routine maintenance, such as bathing, cutting hair and nails, deworming, etc., as well as health checks, namely sterilization, vaccination, and if at any time sick.
Steps to Adopt
Adopting dogs and cats from the shelter has several advantages. First, the dog or cat in the shelter has been sterilized beforehand so you don’t need to do sterilization again. Second, you can ask the shelter about the animal’s history. For example, how it behaves, if it is near children, or what are the habits of the animal, is there a certain disease, or has it been vaccinated or not. Third, you simultaneously help the shelter empty a room so that it can be occupied by other stray dogs or cats.
If you choose to adopt from a shelter, there are several things that need to be done:
- Contact the shelter you wish to make a visit.
- Come to the shelter to choose a dog or cat to adopt.
- If you have found a suitable dog or cat that suits you, you will be asked to fill out a form by the shelter.
- The shelter will conduct a survey to your home to see if the condition of the house allows you to raise dogs and cats.
- If all the conditions are met, you can take the adopted animal to the vet for a thorough health examination and vaccine. If the animal has not been sterilized, you can also ask the vet to do the sterilization.
- The shelter will make a visit to check whether the adopted animals are properly cared for or not. Visits can be made without prior notification.