When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, isolated people adopted a record number of cats and dogs. However, many people feared that when the pandemic ended, there would be a mass return of animals that people no longer wanted.

Fortunately, most people who adopted a pet during the pandemic plan to keep it forever. The idea of giving up their pet is no different than the idea of giving up a child. That means pet adoptions are still up and pet returns have not increased.

If you’re going to adopt a pet, be prepared to keep it for its lifetime. The longer you can care for your pet, the more room there will be for other animals in shelters.

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