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Pet Adoption

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Pandemic puppies are an extremely cute trend, but adopting an animal in quarantine could be a dicey proposition

A cute orange cat naps while its paw lays on its owner’s hand.
A cute orange cat naps while its paw lays on its owner’s hand.
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It seems like every time I scroll through my social media feeds, I see another friend who’s fostering or adopting a pet. They’re romping with rescue pups on grassy lawns. They’re cuddling with kittens as they binge Tiger King.

I’m a little jealous, but I’m also a little skeptical. I grew up with a beloved family dog that I often miss. But because I know how much work they are, I’ve held off on getting my own pet, even as adoptions and foster care applications have surged with the country in lockdown.

This odd new phenomenon of animal shelters running…

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