The Better Show
Better Pet Adoption: Part 2
With all the extra time we are spending in our homes lately, many of us are considering adopting a pet as a companion. In the second half of this 2-part series we discuss ways to adequately prepare for adopting a new pet so that you and your new companion have the best experience together. In part 2 we discuss where to find your new pet while avoiding puppy mills and unethical breeders. We also discuss the costs of pet ownership and what to expect when you first bring your new pet home.
- 3:10 — We take a moment to recognize the importance and express our support of the racial justice movement in response to the recent killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
- 5:26 — We share a list of reputable organizations working to further the cause of racial justice.
- 14:30 — Is a pet store a good place to find a pet to adopt?
- 15:00 — What is a puppy mill and what kinds of conditions do animals endure in puppy mills.
- 18:49 — Darren recommends a Netflix series called Rotten that exposes the realities of our food chain.
- 20:26 — How to find a reputable pet seller.
- 22:02 — How to identify a responsible breeder.
- 24:40 — Darren shares how he and his wife, Mardee, confirmed that the rescue they worked with in Texas to adopt Ellie was reputable.
- 26:28 — Online resources for finding a new pet.
- 28:00 — What to expect when adopting a new pet including what fees and costs are appropriate.
- 31:13 — Using the breeder or rescue organization to learn about your new pet.
- 36:26 — Resources to find service animals.
- 39:30 — How to help your local animal rescue services.
- 40:30 — Different categories of service animals.
- 43:25 — Other things to consider before adopting a new pet.
- 47:35 — The surge of adoptable ducklings and rabbits that occurs right after Easter.
- 48:30 — Darren advocates for pet insurance.