It is amazing how we worry that they won’t be as loved by someone else. Yet, we have adopted 6 dogs over the last few years, and bought one puppy of our favorite breed. There is not a single ounce of difference in our affection for any of them. We lost one to cancer almost 2 years ago, and I am losing a 2nd to cancer now. But, I would hope that the previous owners of all of them would know how much we have loved them, and how we have ached when we have lost them.
why? it is clear from experience that not all pet owners love/care for their pets as much as others owners.