Owning a pet costs more than the initial adoption fee. Consider the cost of food and veterinary care into your decision. Services, such as grooming, professional training, boarding, and general supplies (leashes, harnesses, litter boxes and kitty litter, beds and brushes) add up quickly. It’s important to make sure you can afford and prioritize your pet’s needs into your budget.
When you open your heart and home to a new pet, you’re making a commitment to that animal for the rest of its life. Your pet will be permanent part of your life, hopefully through the good times and the challenging ones. There is a lot to consider before adding a new member to your family.
Not ready to make a full-time commitment to an animal?
Consider volunteering for NOCO Humane! Our volunteers assist with daily care and enrichment, foster care, and a variety of administrative tasks. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.