Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Getting a pet for Christmas?

Well, seeing as Christmas is 2 days away, it might be a little late for these words of advice, but I felt the need to share this anyway.
So, your kid, your significant other, your parent, whoever, has said they want a dog/cat for Christmas. You think, that's fine, we can adopt one from the shelter. So you wait, because you can only hide a living present for so long.
But, there's a hitch. This year 2 days before Christmas is a Wednesday, and our local shelters are not open on Wednesday's. The one in the next county was open today, but they closed at 2 (and they were not advertising this anywhere, you had to call to find out). Both local shelters are closed tomorrow (Christmas Eve). So, the only place you're going to find that "perfect" pet for your loved one (or yourself) before Christmas is either a pet store or in the newspaper. Good luck. (or maybe I should say, better luck next year...)


  1. I can't believe you've had so much trouble adopting from the shelter! ours are so full they won't accept any animals!

  2. didn't have trouble adopting. every time we have gotten animals from the shelters around here, it has been a smooth operation. it was just the fact that they were closed the day before Christmas Eve, so it was impossible for me to get a cat for Christmas (which was at the top of my list). I hope I didn't misrepresent the shelters in our area. They are excellent! The people are always so polite and helpful, and I love just going out there. If I could, I would bring all the animals home.