9 things to know before getting a pet
Should you get a pet? Consider these factors before you bring an animal into your home long-term.
Now that more of us are working from home, many people have thought about getting an animal companion to keep them company. And why not? According to the RSPCA, there are over 29 million pets in Australia alone, and it’s easy to see why. They’re loyal – well, dogs are. Cats take over your home – loving, fun and give you something to care for. Pets have also been known to increase happiness, purpose, and general wellbeing. But having a pet animal is not the same as getting a pet rock. It takes time, commitment and responsibility, long term. So before getting a pet, we recommend asking yourself these 9 questions.
Pets come in all shapes and sizes. Photo: Getty.