B 4 U Get a Pet is the website with Future Pet Parent Guide information. The site was created by a group of researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario, that have been investigating positive behavior training, pet relinquishment, and pet overpopulation by way of the Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada Chair in Communications (2010-2015).
This visionary Chair was established in 2010 through a generous gift by Nestlé Purina PetCare Canada to improve the relationship between companion animals and people through research and education.
We spoke with Dr. Jason Coe, Associate Professor in Population Medicine at the University of Guelph, and one of the group of researchers, on our podcast to learn what the website is all about. Listen now!
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Jason says the vision of the website b4ugetapet.ca is to create successful, lifelong, relationships between people and pets. He says their hope is to become part of a grass-roots movement where people know this is the resource to go to before getting a pet.
“It wasn’t until this past year – year and a half now – that we really invested and said, we’re going to put real focus on this, we’re going to do it right, and we’re going to create a valuable resource for people,” he says.
The site is primarily targeted to people in the process of getting pets, Jason says, but there are resources there that apply to people who have pets and want to learn more about caring for them.
Some of the content includes a budget calculator with estimated costs, an expectations inventory, and tips on socializing pets with new pets, kids, and more.
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