Pets living in our homes and abandoned foreclosure pets living in shelters should not be left out of Christmas celebrations. There are special ways we can celebrate the holidays with our four-legged friends and foremost among them is making them feel that they are part of the family.
Gifts for pets
There are various items that we can give our pets this Christmas, including toys, a new blanket for his box bed or a new food bowl with his name on it. Your dog or cat may not be able to express his thanks, but animals do feel it when people are extra nice to them.
There are even better gifts that we can give them though, and that is making sure that they are healthy and safe. A visit to the veterinarian will not go amiss, just to have your pet checked up and make sure that he is not suffering from any health problem this coming holiday. Making sure that they will be safe during these busy times can also be a form of gift.
Make sure that your pets have someone to look after them when guests start arriving for Christmas dinner or at least, have a room ready; where they can stay while everyone is in a frenzy preparing and celebrating the special event. Christmas is definitely a busy time and they can slip out of the house unnoticed so it will be better to have security measures that will prevent them from getting lost.
Home for the holidays
For those less fortunate pets living in shelters, we can also do our share by donating food and pet supplies to these facilities. Most shelters now are overpopulated, with staff finding it really hard to care for their furry residents, particularly during the holidays when most of them will be undermanned as volunteers stay in their homes to celebrate.
If you have the means to do so, maybe you can also adopt a pet from these shelters. A cat or dog provided with a permanent home this Christmas will go a long way towards making the holiday memorable for these pets, not to mention the help that the action will provide to pet shelter workers and volunteers.
Christmas is not just for us, they are also for our pets since they should be considered a part of our family. For those foreclosure pets staying in overcrowded shelters, taking them home with you may turn out to be the best decision you will ever make.