Not every breed of dog or cat fits with every family. It is very important to consider your family dynamics, schedules, and the characteristics of the particular pet you are looking for before you acquire the pet. Herding breeds such as Border Collies and Australian Shepherds, for example, need constant activity and purpose and often quickly start having anxieties and behavior problems when housed in a small apartment and kept in a crate all day while the owners work.

We offer pre-acquisition counseling for owners and families looking to add a new pet to their home. This will help you fit the proper pet with your family and optimize the bond you will share with your pet through the years.