Are you ready to adopt a dog or cat? Congratulations! Adopting a pet is one of the most wonderful experiences – but make sure you’re prepared. Your to-do list includes shopping for supplies like food and bowls, necessary medications, bedding, toys, collars, and maybe kennels, and a litter box for a new cat. You’ll need to get into a grooming routine and understand the behavior issues that might affect your pet – particularly if your cat or dog comes from a shelter. Make sure your home is safe for your new resident and if you have children, make certain they understand how to behave around your new dog or cat.