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Why Do You Want to Have a Pet?

Discover the motivations behind pet ownership


What is the motivation behind you wanting to have a pet? To make this consideration easier for you FOUR PAWS has created the motivation matrix. Follow the lines of our matrix through the typical statements that people have made in connection with their own or a family pet, and at the end consider the advice given. 

Do you feel Ready to take care of a Pet?

Find out more: How to become a responsible pet owner 

What pet best suits my lifestyle?

To help you best pet for your lifestyle and preferences, FOUR PAWS has created this quiz, to give you an insight into what pet might be perfect for you. Find out more HERE!

Can you afford a pet?

Owning a pet is not a short-term commitment – some of our companions have a long lifespan, which allows for many years of enjoyment, but also expense so it is important to consider the long-term costs as well as the short-term ones. Find out more HERE!

Test yourself with our '30-day challenge'

To get a glimpse of what it might be like to have a pet in your life, we challenge you to take on a 30-day test run of pet ownership, to 'try before you buy'. Your challenge, should you wish to accept it...

Where should you purchase your pet from? 

There are many ways where you can acquire a pet, make sure that you find the best solution for yourself and one where the animal’s welfare is put first. Read more HERE!

This article is part of the Responsible Pet Ownership series

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