There comes a time when, if you don’t have one already, most children become desperate for a pet.
These children can’t walk past a pet shop without going in to coo over the puppies and kittens on display.
But there are plenty of animals that need a home, that you can’t buy in a pet shop.
Avalon Treharne works with PetSTOCK and is a passionate advocate for their charity PetSTOCK Assist.
Avalon explains why adopting a pet can help you find the perfect pet for your family, and why the idea that rescue animals are difficult is a myth.