June 23, 2014 - 4:52 PM
KAMLOOPS – Finding a pet to suit your needs can be a detailed search process while getting rid of one could be as simple as posting a Kijiji ad.
In the interest of discovering what kind of pets are for sale, or are free for adoption, in Kamloops we snooped around and found a menagerie of curious creatures with each one looking for someone to take them home.
Pet searchers usually want more details beyond the average shots and de-worming. Pets with a personality or unique characteristics are a welcome addition to most homes. Take for instance this lady’s sugar gliders. Careful though, these cute little guys wake up at 7 p.m. An interesting feature, but the interest could wane after a few sleepless nights.
Is there such a thing as too much personality in a pet? Joe seems to think so. He says his iguana has an attitude problem which might be why he’s giving it away for free.
Not everyone is looking for a cuddly companion — some may need a horse to ride the trails, or a furry protector for the property. You can look for a guard dog or you can settle for “Dolly” – the guard mule.
Maybe you’re looking for a fashion accessory. This person wears their boa constrictor out on the town as an eight foot-long scarf. The pets themselves also come with accessories like Rango who has his very own reptile leash.
Of course there’s money to be made with pets. Owners will bring their dog, cat or pig to your home to mate with your pet for a price. Franky and Lulu travelled all the way from Florida to Kamloops to make piglets.
When you add a pet to your family you get to think up a name. “Popcorn” the corn snake is leaving his family and probably hoping for a tougher snake name in his next home.
Pets like Popcorn may have to leave their families for different reasons; a new baby is coming, a landlord doesn't take too kindly to animals or someone's allergies pose a barrier to owning an animal. But sadly, some pets go to new homes because their owner's don't look after them properly.
What ever your reason is to look for a new pet, do your research and make sure your new family member will be right for you and your lifestyle.
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