Quality Home Pet Care for the Best Possible Experience Beyond the Disease is our vision for the pet families we serve through River Valley Gateway. This newsletter contains information we can all ...View Article
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When should I get a new pet?
When is the right time to get another pet?
There is no right or wrong time to get another pet. Just as grief is a personal experience, the decision to bring another pet into the home is also a personal one. You may decide to get a young pet or rescue one or not get another one at all. We are here to help you in this decision if after your pet has passed you still have questions. For example, you may not be ready for another pet but you feel that the other pet still in your home would benefit from adding a pet to your home and help them in their grieving process. As these decisions can ultimately only be yours, we are here to help you talk out ideas and offer suggestions that you may not have thought about. Please call anytime with questions related to this topic as questions requiring guidance with decision making are free of charge as long as medical advice is not needed.
If or when you have reached the decision to add a new pet to your family, you may find it helpful to use our "Pet Finder" link under the "Veterinary Topics" tab on our home page. The information you will find there will not provide help in finding a specific pet but rather a specific type of pet that you may be searching for. We understand that our pets which have passed on can not be replaced however we do recognize that there will be opportunities for other pets to find their way into our loving homes when the time is right.