Pets provide companionship, love and joy and can brighten our lives. Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey.
However, looking after an animal requires time, care, money and responsibility. The cost of having a pet is often expensive, with food, grooming, vet bills and more to pay for. You will also need to find a trustworthy and competent person to look after your animal every day whilst you are away, which can be expensive.
Not everyone is suited to pet ownership. But if you do want