That's right, we are bringing even more ideas to keep you and your pet happy and healthy in the New Year!
Start a Savings Account
It's always good to have some backup funds, why not have another account for emergency pet needs? If you're worried about being able to afford routine or emergency pet care, putting aside a few dollars every month is a great way to give yourself peace of mind.
Pet Insurance also exists, and can help pay for your pet's care. A savings account is another way to do that kind of thing if you trust yourself to set aside funds without getting a bill with a deadline. With a savings account, you still have the money if your pet doesn't need it.
Take a Class
There are many types of classes available for dogs, and some for other animals as well. Dog classes include training, agility, and yoga. Training also exists for your pet to become a therapy animal. If you're interested in volunteering with your pet in schools or hospitals, this may be an option, although likely limited with pandemic restrictions. Any animal can be a therapy animal, from dogs to hamsters to horses. Whatever your choice, classes can be a great way to bond with your pet.
If You Can't Have a Pet
If you'd like to spend more time around animals, but can't have one or don't want your own, you still have options. You can volunteer with a shelter or organization to socialize, groom, and walk animals. You could also take a class. Goat yoga is increasing in popularity - you can even start something in your area.