What to consider before getting a pet in NYC

Winnie is an adorable (and surprisingly manipulative) soft-coated wheaten terrier who became the third member of our little family almost two years ago. She is a super picky eater, obsessed with licking ears, and can zoom from 0 to 60 in 2.2 seconds (suck it, McLaren!!)

Winnie has brought so much joy to our lives in such a short amount of time, but choosing to bring home a puppy during a global pandemic was a hard decision to make. If you’re thinking of bringing home a furry friend, consider the following before making your decision:

  • 1. Do you have the time to take care of a pet? With the pandemic still in full-force, many of us are finding ourselves at home more often. Can you devote the time and energy to training and caring for your pet?
  • 2. Can you afford to take care of a pet? Owning a pet can be expensive. From the initial cash outlay, to vet visits, to toys and food, the costs add up quick. Be sure to plan.
  • 3. Do you have the space for a pet? Some pets need a lot of outdoor space to roam or run around. Other pets are fine staying indoors and would live perfectly fine lives in a studio apartment with a few walks per day. Make sure your new pet can adapt to your lifestyle. 

If you can make it work, living with a pet can be amazing for your health, both mentally and physically. Best of all, a pet can bring a lot of love to your home for years to come. We can’t wait to make many more memories with our girl, and bring you along for the journey!