We have a lot of great adoptable animals at BrightSide, but if you are thinking of giving a pet as a gift, DON’T! Unless it is a gift to yourself, in which case you will be richly rewarded with the human-animal bond.
A pet is a life that is being put into your hands. Adopting a pet is a decision that should be carefully considered. It is a commitment, not an impulse purchase, and one that should never be a surprise.
If you would like to give someone a pet, we urge you to give them a gift certificate for adoption fees at BrightSide. That way the recipient can find the pet most appropriate for their individual circumstances.