The Guardian Promise

I promise to:

Make a lifetime commitment to my animal companion

Spay or neuter my animal companion for his or her health and to prevent overpopulation

Provide nutritious food, fresh water and daily exercise for my animal companion

Care for the emotional needs of my animal companion

Understand and work through my animal companion’s behavioral issues

Treat my animal companion with compassion and gentleness

Report suspected animal abuse or neglect

To encourage others to only adopt homeless animals from responsible shelters and rescue organizations and never to patronize unethical breeders, pet shops or online pet dealers.

Call myself and others “guardians” rather than “owner”

Encourage others to embrace guardianship