Eileen - 249708 Port Perry, ON 12/27/2013 5:33:20 AM I would not want to get a pet as a gift. I would want to be totally part of the whole selection process in getting a pet. I think people need to stop and think about the long term commitment you are making when you get a pet. A pet is not something you take off the shelf when it is convenient they need to be trained, played with, walked everyday, groomed, including in all family activities. There is cost also associated, like quality food and VET bills and extra cleaning in your home. Getting a pet is a huge decision.