It's that time of year again, and some people have decided to give a pet to someone they love as a gift. Let me make a few suggestions!
First, it's imperative to know if that person REALLY wants to have a new animal companion, as it's not fair for the animal, if it has to be returned.
If you are sure that they do, please find out if they would prefer a baby animal or one that is a little older, as training a puppy or any youngster is a lot different experience than an older animal who already is potty trained, etc.
Lastly, please, please, go to your local shelter to ADOPT! There are hundreds of animals ready and waiting for that perfect someone!