Tips To Get Ready For A New Pet
The newest offering from one of the world’s most popular videogame franchises lets players determine their online pets’ personalities.
(NAPSI)—Whether you’re thinking of adopting a pet now or in the future, it’s never too early to prepare for your future family member. To ensure a smooth transition, it’s helpful to plan for the arrival of your new pet by putting together a shopping list, reorganizing your schedule to make time for your pet and even participating in activities that allow your family to interact with animals now.
• Try a virtual pet—“The Sims 3 Pets,” the newest offering from one of the world’s most popular videogame franchises, will give your family the chance to care for-and even be-a virtual pet with personality traits and moods just like a real pet. Playing the game both entertains and sheds light on the responsibilities of caring for a pet, including scheduled feedings, playtime, training and even dealing with your pet’s unruly side. You can also take on the role of a pet to gain a new perspective and see the world through an animal’s eyes. The Sims 3 Pets, available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, PC and Mac, will virtually help you prepare for your new family member.
• Sponsor an animal—A great activity for the family is an adopt-an-animal package from a local zoo. By donating and registering for the adoption, you can foster a great relationship with animals while helping to support them at the zoo. The donation is even tax deductible. Another great option to engage your family with animals is to donate to a non-profit organization such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and help endangered species by adopting or sponsoring a particular animal with your family.
• Volunteer at a local shelter—A rewarding way to gauge your ability to care for a pet is to volunteer at a local animal shelter or rescue organization. Not only will you spend time with animals that need care and attention, but you and your family will also have the opportunity to bond directly with animals. It can prepare you for life with a pet or help determine if you are ready for the responsibilities of becoming a pet owner.
Preparing for your pet is incredibly important so that you can enjoy a happy and healthy life with your pet. For more information on The Sims 3 Pets videogame, visit http://www.thesims3.com.