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How to Welcome a New Pet Into Your Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Are you thinking of welcoming a new animal companion into your home during the coronavirus pandemic? If so, the following resources will help you to select the right pet for you, purchase the supplies you’ll need, and give your new animal companion the care he or she needs to stay safe, healthy, and well-cared for throughout the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Find the Right Pet for You

  • When selecting a pet for your household, consider things like the average cost of care, the size of your home, and the specific types of traits you want in an animal.

  • If you have children at home, it’s important to consider a kid-friendly pet such as a dog, cat, turtle, hamster, or gerbil. 

  • Determine whether you’re going to adopt a pet from a shelter, foster an animal for a local rescue, or purchase a new companion from a breeder or pet store

Purchase the Supplies You’ll Need

  • To save money on your new supplies and avoid the need to visit a pet supply store, look for a Chewy promo code or online coupons for your favorite retailer.

  • If you adopt a new dog or cat, purchase essential items like a food and water dish, carrier, and grooming tools — and be sure to stock up on food, treats, and toys.

  • For pocket pets, purchase the right type of cage, litter, food, and grooming supplies for the specific type of animal you wish to welcome into your home.

  • Purchase pet-friendly cleaning supplies, but keep in mind that you may have to bring in upholstery cleaners for messes you can’t remove.

Care for Your New Animal Companion During the Pandemic

  • Have a plan in place in case you develop symptoms of COVID-19 and cannot give your new animal companion the care he or she needs.

  • Keep your pet busy and entertained as you comply with social distancing guidelines. 

  • If you need someone to watch your pet for any reason, make sure you hire reputable boarders like Four Leaf K9.


Whether you welcome a new dog, cat, rabbit, or hamster into your home amid the coronavirus pandemic, your beloved new animal companion will take some of the pain and frustration out of having to spend more time at home. With a new animal companion to love, snuggle with, and care for, the last thing you’ll want to do is leave your home — even after the pandemic ends.


Aurora James

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