WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Families welcomed new furry friends into their homes this holiday season but some may not realize how big of a responsibility it is.
Rob Lissor, the Mayfaire PetSmart store leader, says to pack your patience with new pet adoptions.
“Give the pet a chance. Don’t get frustrated after the first day," Lissor says. “We offer training. Let’s give that pet a second chance to have a good home and the way to do that is to have a well behaved pet and pet training is essential.”
If you just adopted a pet, excitement is likely high days after Christmas but that will start to turn into frustration if the puppy or kitten isn’t trained yet. Giving them some leeway as they get adjusted to their new home and taking time to train them are key elements to a happy home for pets and adults alike.
Pets are a big responsibility so make sure you have the financial stability and proper supplies for them, and get them vaccinated if they don’t already have their shots.
PetSmart charities were able to help get more than eight million pets adopted this year.