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ABOUT THE BOOK: PET PARENTHOOD Adopting The Right Animal Companion For You

“Pet Parenthood:  Adopting the Right Animal Companion for You” is a book that belongs in every pet lover’s library.  It is an invaluable resource for those interested in adopting a pet, but who aren't quite certain as to which one is appropriate for them. It assists them in making an intelligent and compassionate decision which will ultimately have profound emotional and spiritual ramifications.

As guardians or stewards of our animal companions, we are their  “parents” and caregivers.  Once we have carefully thought about and made the decision to adopt an animal companion, we share a sacred contract with them and a lifetime commitment to provide the highest quality of life we can for these loving and loyal creatures who ultimately become our best friends, devoted companions and beloved family members.

Before we adopt an animal companion, we must conduct research and learn as much about the type of animal we are thinking of bringing into our homes and family lives.  What are our responsibilities to them?  What obligations do we have to them?  Are we flexible and adaptable enough to accommodate their needs for appropriate shelter, a sound and nutritional diet, regular exercise, and plenty of tender loving care and attention?  Do we have adequate space in our hearts, homes and lives for them?  Do we travel frequently?  Do we work long hours away from home? And will they be  “latch-key”pets – alone most of the time and waiting for us to return to them? Can we cope with destructive behaviors such as chewing, clawing, tearing, peeing and pooping, vomiting, etc. in our homes? Do we have the financial capabilities to provide spaying or neutering, vaccinations and proper veterinary care to ensure the health and well being of these animals?  Most importantly, do we have the desire and ability to love, nurture, provide care for and interact with them daily?  Are we willing to care for them for the duration of their lives – no matter how old and feeble and frail they may grow and how much veterinary care they may require?

Our animal companions come into our lives for many reasons. They truly are our friends, teachers, healers and guides.  They offer unconditional love and acceptance. They teach us patience and loyalty, devotion and forgiveness and so much more! They are there for us no matter what!  Far too many pet owners all too readily discard and disregard their older and ailing pets giving little thought and consideration to the beauty, nobility and significance of the lives entrusted to our care.

Our animal companions are pure of heart and vulnerable.  They are the most loyal and devoted and steadfast of our friends and companions, teachers and guides.  They share our daily lives our deepest secrets and feelings and many of our most meaningful and memorable moments and life experiences.  Through our relationship with them, we learn so much about ourselves as well as life and death.

Pet Parenthood requires us to examine the meaning and magnitude of our decision to adopt a pet and to carefully consider the significance and relationships with the animal companions with whom we choose to spend our lives.  It asks us to make a responsible choice, and if we do,decide to adopt a pet, to give it  the deepest love and affection and the best care we can possibly provide.”

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Pet Parenthood: Adopting The Right Animal Companion For You By Dog Behavior Specialist & Pet Expert, Diane Pomerance, Ph.D.
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James Bias, President, SPCA of Texas.

In this heartwarming, insightful, and beautiful book, Dr. Pomerance captures the joys, outright importance, and serious responsibilities of bring animal companions into our lives. She eloquently expresses how, for pets as well as people, being a part of a family means being loved, pampered, cared for, cherished, protected, and adored. And she also wisely imparts that because pets give us so very much in return, when we take them into our lives, we have the greatest responsibility of all to be their best buddies, cheerleaders, supporters, care givers, and, ultimately, the ones who do right by them, not just when they're cute little puppies and kittens, but all the way through to the end of their lives.


Source: Joy Isbell, DVM, Krurn Veterinary Hospital, Krurn, Texas

As a veterinarian, I see far too many people adopt or purchase a pet for the wrong reasons, and sometimes the end result is disastrous--generally, for the pet. Animal shelters and rescue organizations are flooded with pets from owners who were simply not prepared for the responsibility, time, and finances it takes to have a pet as part of the family. Pet parenting, as Dr. Pomerance has written of in this book, will require patience and a lifelong commitment to the pet's wellbeing from each family member. If the time and consideration is taken beforehand, the rewards of pet parenting will be far too numerous to count. Every individual or family should read this book before making such an important decision, not just for their sake, but for the pet's as well. Dr. Pomerance once again delivers a beautiful book with crucial information that is far too often overlooked by potential pet owners.

Source: Randy Grim, radio host and author of The Miracle Dog. Subject of The Man Who Talks to Dogs, and founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Adding a pet companion into your family is not a decision to be made lightly or without serious thought put behind it. Pet Parenthood is a wonderful book that should be mandatory reading before someone runs down to the local animal shelter or pet store and picks up the cute little puppy in the window. Animals are not disposable property, but living beings that deserve all the same respect that is required to make the decision to adopt a two-legged child. Having been a part of animal welfare for over fifteen years, it breaks my heart to see the neglect and abandonment of so many family pets because their human parents are unable to cope with other parts of their life, or made an impulsive decision without consideration of all the time and effort required to raise a four-legged family member. A must-read for all pet lovers and for those wanting to find the right pet that will fit into their lifestyle and family.


Source: Joanne N. Franks, DVM, DACVS, staff surgeon at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center

Through her writing, Dr. Pomerance warmly presents the issues surrounding pet adoption and ownership, balancing both the emotional and the practical aspects of a topic as important to our society. We are reminded of the serious, lifelong commitment and responsibility we make to our pets when we choose to make them a part of our lives. This work captures the vital connection between people and their pets, and the wide variety of ways pets add so much to our quality of life and happiness. Dr. Pomerance recognizes, justifies and celebrates the human animal bond.

Source: Melissa Pearson, DVM, Argyle Veterinary Hospital

Animals bring so much to our lives. The bond that we can share with God's creatures is overwhelming and almost inexplicable. In saying that, it is a very important decision to add a pet companion to your household. It is not a decision to be made in haste, but one that needs a lot of discussion and research among the family. In Dr. Pomerance's book, Pet Parenthood: Adopting the Right Animal Companion for You, she discusses the importance of and covers all aspects involved in making this crucial decision. She discusses the financial, physical, and emotional aspects of pet ownership. Pet Parenthood also covers issues regarding matching the right pet to your current lifestyle, including your job and your human children's personalities. This book is a must-read for those considering either first-time pet ownership of those interested in the addition of another pet. It will remind you of all the necessary details and decisions involved in pet parenthood, so that you will be well prepared for what will be a rewarding and fulfilling life experience.

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