Pet of the Week: Adopting a pet is a long-term commitment

Although Grey Bruce Animal Shelter has seen several adoptions during the COVID-19 crisis, the volunteers are concerned that, when people go back to work, they may no longer have time for their new companions.

“We want to encourage owners to keep in mind that a pet is a long-term commitment,” says shelter manager, Deb Takeda.  “A loving companion cannot and should not be simply a distraction during this challenging time.”


Gene is a handsome fellow with beautiful green eyes.  A seven-year-old male, he is neutered and up to date with all his vaccinations. Gene gets along well with other cats. He is somewhat nervous until he slowly warms up to people.

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In a note by a volunteer, it reinforces that a dog, whether adult or a puppy, is a commitment of many years.   Once part of a loving home however, a dog gives back loyalty and love in return.  So, be sure that you want a furry companion that will be part of your life and not simply a distraction.

To book an appointment or, for more information, phone 519-372-1911 or stop in at 457437-8th Concession South in the morning (south of Owen Sound).

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The Shelter says  “… choose to offer a safe place for pets that have no choices left. Sometimes, their owners have had no choice either. They, too, may have aged and have to move into a facility where their loved companions are not allowed or, in the final step of life, may have died leaving their pets behind.  Whatever the reason, these faithful friends have no choice but to wait … wait for someone new to take them in and love them.”