Everything is good when you first browse the humane society or animal shelter or website you see the pet or meet the pet on/at. Your happy with your choice. And vow to never let anything happen to your pet and you'll never give it away. You'll just love it forever!! A couple years later...And this happens:
You Can't Afford It.
Yes this day in age pets can be expensive with their toys and food and medications. But so are children. Pet's need love more than anything else and that is priceless.
The alternative for this is to budget money or put an ad in craigslist for your pet to go to a new home. Never give your pet away for free. You never know how some people are.
This is the big one for many pet owners who have had their pets for years. You and your pet is one day happily living comfortably in your home...and the next. Your forced to move into a smaller place most likely an apartment that either doesn't allow pets or your pet meets the restriction. So what do you do now?
An Alternative for this is that you can sneak your pet in and risk an eviction. Also living in "fear" of at any moment your landlord can find your pet. You can also take your pet to a shelter or humane society. Which won't make things any easier. You have to pay at least $100 per animal. The adoption rate is 25%. All the rest end up destroyed and you'll have a constant guilt that your animal got put to sleep.
An easy way to solve this problem is either ask a family member or friend to keep your dog and pay them for it even if you can only afford $20 a week. You can also board your dog or cat. But that COSTS!!
The very BEST alternative is to find an apartment that allows PETS! And your type of pet. Yes, it may take some research and it might make things a little uneasy. But at least your happy your pets alive and your pet is happy to be with you.
You or Someone Has Allergies
Well...well this one I say that you should find someone else to care for your pets or get some allergy pills or shots. Your pet is worth it. Trust me, a pet is one the thing that loves you unconditionally no matter what you do. So adapt to it.
You're Tired of It
A lot of people do get sick and tired of dealing with pets. All the barking and meowing and running around...it can get annoying. Especially if they are living in doors and they spill something on the carpet or knock something over or use the bathroom on the rug. And your forced to clean it up time and time again. But if you love your pet like a child you'll forgive them every time. I'm sure a child can also be annoying. Having a kid takes patience and persistence and so does having a pet. There is no getting around it.
Yeah, a pet can be stubborn and do whatever it chooses to do sometimes but patience is key. You should use a treat or try to get his or her attention with noises. Animals like to be engaged. If you have a cat, you should you a cat toy like a mouse on a string they love that. If you have a dog use a tennis ball or a toy that squeaks. Do not curse at it, hit it, or yell at it. That can cause damaging behavior just as it can in a child.
Remember, when you got the pet you made a lifelong commitment to it no matter what. They love you more than they love themselves and you owe it to them to keep them safe and happy. Not abused, neglected, misused, caged, or killed. There is never an excuse for misuse.