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Best Time to Get a Pet

When’s the Best Time to Get a Pet?

If you’re more than a few months pregnant or have a baby or a toddler, wait until your child is 3 or older before bringing a new dog or cat home. Adopting a pet is a big commitment of time and resources, and the added responsibility can be hard for new parents. You’ll spend as much as three hours a day training and exercising a new puppy, and up to an hour with an older dog. Plus, there will be an adjustment period after you bring a new animal home. During this time, accidents will happen more often and trouble spots will be identified. Read more