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Covid-19: Pandemic Pet Buying

There’s been a noticeable rise in the number of people looking for a pet companion during the coronavirus. Some shelters are empty as more and more people are adopting pets.

People have the time now since we’re all just stuck at home but what about when this all blows over? What happens when things eventually get back to normal? When people have to go back to work, back to their everyday routine before all of this started, what happens to the pet?

Who’s going to look after the pet if you aren’t home? Will the pet be sent straight back to the shelter? Just because someone is bored or feeling lonely during the pandemic doesn’t mean they should just go and adopt/buy a pet.

I mean fair enough if you’ve been thinking of getting a pet for a while now and have done your research but buying a pet isn’t something you should do as a spur of the moment thing. It isn’t fair on the animal. Dogs Trust coined the phrase “a dog is for life not just for Christmas” but in this case a dog is for life not just to keep you company during a pandemic. So think before you buy.

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