English Comp. 1001
Your New Pet
Becoming the parent of a new pet is a big decision. It can be very fun and exciting, but it also takes a lot of work. You will have to choose the right one, and make sure he gets just what he needs to stay happy and healthy. Most pets need the same things people do. Before you start your search, be sure to think about the kind, size, and needs of your new companion. It is important to make sure you know just how to care for a pet before you bring one home!
First you will want to think about which kind of animal is best for you and your family. Does your family live in a small home? If so, you may want to get a pet goldfish. Do you have a big backyard with a fence? Maybe your family would like a puppy. Do you sneeze around animals with fur? You might want to get a pet lizard. There are so many different kinds of pets that need a home out there; bunnies, kittens, turtles, hamsters, so many choices to consider. Your family will help you decide which animal will be the right size for your home.
Once your family decides on which kind of pet is best for your home, it’s time to find the right one. A great place to find pets that need a home is a shelter. But if a shelter doesn’t have exactly what your family is looking for, you might visit a pet store. Shopping for the perfect pet is kind of like shopping for new shoes. You may have to try a few on and see if they make you feel comfortable. But even if you have trouble deciding which one fits just right, be patient. Sometimes the perfect pet will choose you!
When you bring your new pet home for the first time, you may want to show him around a bit. A pet needs to know where to go to get the things he needs. A pet needs a place to eat, a place to sleep, and a place to exercise just like you! Small pets will need a cage to make sure they stay in a safe place. Larger pets may need a crate or a fence.
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