How pets can properly adapt to families

One of the most popular gifts around the holidays is a new, furry friend.

Sometimes families adopt pets without thinking about how much work goes into taking care of it.

We never want to see animals abandoned, so some end up back at the shelter.

Before surrendering your animal, make sure you have given the relationship time.

The pet is in a new living situation and needs time to adjust.

Try to walk your dog and have as many bonding experiences as possible.

You can even take your new dog to a trainer to drop any bad habits they may have picked up over the years.