Before you decide to surprise your family with a new pet for the holidays, consider the following:
- What are the ages of your children? Different pets are appropriate for different ages.
- Does your family really want a pet? Not all children want to have pets around the house, nor do they want to take on the large responsibility of full-time pet care.
- Have you thought about the cost? Pets require food, vaccinations, supplies and sometime emergency visits to the veterinarian.
Have this important conversation with your family before adopting a pet. If you feel that everyone is ready and committed, make a visit to your local animal shelter. The adoption fee at Garland Animal Services is only $80 and includes spay or neuter, rabies vaccination and City registration. Help give a homeless pet a new chance at life! Animals can be adopted from two locations in Garland:
Garland Animal Services 600 Tower St. Garland, TX 75040
Pet Adoption Center 813 Main St. Garland, TX 75040