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Think Twice Before Giving Pets as Gifts

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If you're thinking about giving a pet as a gift, you might want to think twice.

Some experts said that a dog is for life, not just for Christmas.

Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter employees said they don't give dogs away for adoptions for people to give as gifts.

They said even though the gift-givers mean well, the dog and person might not be a match.

Then there's also the vet bills. They can start to stack up when someone is not prepared to be a dog owner, which is why the Yellowstone Valley Animal Shelter does not allow dogs as gifts.