This may mean ensuring your backyard is enclosed or having an area dedicated for your pet to make it their own.
There is a very high chance that your new pet will destroy your things. Cats may scratch furniture or carpets, knock things off shelves and generally want to climb on everything. They are notorious for having curious natures, so make sure you move any valuables to areas they can’t access.
The same can be considered with dogs, make sure you train them. Dogs can devour anything they get their teeth into, in fact everything can be subject to chewing if you are not prepared, including you. The saying “the dog ate my homework” is a popular saying for a reason. Keep an eye on them if they’re diggers, you don’t want them tearing up your garden or escaping from your yard. Toilet training is also an involved but essential process to ensure that they aren’t creating a mess in your home. This new life requires a bit more of your time. That little puppy or kitten depends upon so much more, but this is so much more rewarding.