Pet Ready is a site specifically designed for people new to the experience of pet ownership.The overall goal of Pet Ready is to prepare new pet owners to be mindful of the responsibilities before taking in a cat or dog in order to help reduce impulse buying.
The website’s main feature is the “Am I Ready For a Furry Friend” quiz which asks questions about stability, safety, care, and finances. After completing the quiz the user is given helpful feedback based on their answers. The quiz also suggests alternatives such as adopting and fostering from animal shelters. Stories from people who have adopted or fostered animals cover the application process, their pet experiences, and things they have learned about pet ownership. The finances section displays infographics to show the cost of caring for a cat and dog.
Special thanks to Dutchess County SPCA in Hyde Park.