Is someone in your family getting a puppy for a present this Christmas?   Pets are traditionally some of the more popular presents given at this time of year, but there are some precautions.  The Alton Area Animal Aid Association Executive Director Rick Jun tells The Big Z bringing a pet into your home should be more than just an emotional decision.

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Jun also reminds families to remember all the things that go into adopting a pet, especially during the holiday season. He says many times families adopt a pet when they don't have the time to train them, which is a crucial part of their development.


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