Explore Animal Planet’s library of pet content for cute videos, pet health articles, our dog and cat breed selectors and much more. While many people have kept many different species of animals in captivity over the course of human history, only a relative few have been kept long enough to be considered domesticated Other types of animals, notably monkeys , have never been domesticated but are still sold and kept as pets. There are also inanimate objects that have been kept as “pets”, either as a form of a game or humorously (e.g. the Pet Rock or Chia Pet ).
We’ve developed a new resource to help you bring your dog to New Zealand from a “category 3” country or territory. It includes a checklist to help you ensure your dog has met the requirements. A category 3 country or territory is where rabies is either absent or well-controlled. You’ll find a list of them on page 6 of our import health standard guidance document.
A common mistake is bringing home a pet on an impulse without fully understanding the level of commitment involved. For instance, lots of people buy bunnies at Easter time without giving a thought to the 5- to 10-year commitment their family will be making to the animal. Moms and dads also often flock to the pet stores and shelters to find a dog or cat for a surprise Christmas or birthday present for their kids.
Every attempt has been made to list all dogs and cats impounded in a timely manner, however, there may be circumstances that prevent your pet from being listed. Searching through the web page should not be considered a substitute for personally coming to the Care Center and looking for your lost pet. The animals listed on this web page have … Read moreRead More →