Trial adoption is a form of adoption where people take a pet home to check whether he/she fits their lifestyle. If not, the pet is left back from where it was brought.
Trial adoption, more often than not, induces stress and trauma for both dogs and cats. This is because they are being moved to unfamiliar surroundings and just as they start to adjust to it, they are left back to where they came from.
What is the alternative to a trial adoption?
As much as we understand your need to check whether your pet is the perfect fit, putting them through such trauma always does more harm than good. Hence, here are four easy steps to help you analyze whether you are ready for adoption -
Step 1 - Assess
Before you decide to adopt, ask yourself these 3 questions to assess your situation -
Step 2 - Inspect
Before you decide to adopt, ask yourself these 3 questions to inspect your lifestyle and living situation -
Step 3 - Re-think
If you think you’ve cleared the first two steps, here’s your last step to re-think -
Step 4 - Decide
Once you’ve decided to adopt, it will be beneficial or you to go through our New Pet Parent checklist to have everything ready before you welcome your new pet home.