I am thinking pet adoption while I’m living in Tallahassee, what should I know?

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Tallahassee pet adoption can be a fun and rewarding experience. But more planning is needed than just looking for pet-friendly apartments in Tallahassee, Florida. Research has proved that pets help to lower blood pressure and anxiety, and if you are a college student, you can use all the help you can get. Pets can bring a lot of joy and companionship, but pets also have needs that must be met.

There are lots of private breeders in Tallahassee that offer pure bred puppies of every different size and shape. However, for the purposes of this article I will talk about finding a great rescue animal in Tallahassee. Why? The Tallahassee Animal Shelter takes in over 9,000 homeless animals a year, that averages to 173 animals every week! Many of these are dropped off when a student graduates and wants to move on without pets or when students get an animal and are not prepared to handle the responsibility.

The Tallahassee Animal shelter is located next to Tom Brown Park on the east side of Tallahassee, off Capital Circle. The Tallahassee Animal Shelter has an online kennel that you can check out to see some of the animals that are up for adoption. Pet adoption fees are minimal and you need to bring your landlords contact information so that they can contact them to make sure you are in a pet-friendly apartment. One last thing about pet adoption from the animal shelter is that you know that you've done a good thing saving an animal that needed to be rescued and you get a loving companion too, it's a win-win.

While cats don't have a lot of activity requirements, depending on the kind of dog you adopt you may need to walk your pooch multiple times a day. Many pet-friendly apartments in Tallahassee offer dog walks so you can have a convenient place for your dog to exercise. If your complex doesn't have a dog walk, you will have to find another route. Is the area around your apartment walking-friendly?

Another question to ask yourself is how long will you be gone every day? If you have a full load of classes and a job, your pet may get frustrated with being cooped up all day and take his energy out on your couch or bed comforter or even the apartment itself and then its goodbye deposit.

Florida is called the sunshine state, it can get very hot very fast. Keep your pet safe by remembering not to leave your pet in the car even if you think it's just for a quick errand. On a 90 degree day, the inside of the car can get up to 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.

The city of Tallahassee has one of the best parks and recreation departments in the country. City parks all over Tallahassee provide a great place for you and your dog to get outside and run. San Luis Mission Park, for example, has a large fenced dog park with a water fountain for the dogs and walking trails that allow leashed dogs. San Luis Mission park is also conveniently close to both TCC and FSU.

Many apartments in Tallahassee are pet-friendly, but you need to check with each complex to find out what pet-friendly means to them. While some apartments have a very liberal pet policy others may be stricter in what they allow. When it comes to pet adoption, asking yourself a few questions and making sure your prepared, you can have a great experience owning a pet in your pet-friendly apartment in Tallahassee, Florida!

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