Giving a puppy or a kitten, or even an older animal, as a gift during the holiday season may sound like a great idea to some, but it may not be n reality.
This time of the year is stressful as it is for some people and the demands of caring for a new pet can only heighten that stress.
But if a new pet is part of the plan, perhaps consider waiting until after the holiday season is over and life settles down before brining one into your home.
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