Adopting a Shelter Animal

Things to consider prior to adopting a pet:

 

  • The time commitment involved with owning a pet.  Some animals may live up to 20 years.
  • What are your future plans?  Will you be moving? 
  • Some animals do not interact well with children or other animals in the home.
  • Having furry family members also requires a financial commitment - food, vet care, medical care, toys, etc. 

Bringing your new pet home:
 

  • Any animal regardless of being a rescue or not, it will have an adjustment period to their new environment.  PLEASE be patient.
  • Changes in an animal's life may potentially cause anxiety for them.
  • During the adjustment period (which may be up to three months), the animal may exhibit temporary behavior.
  • Your new pet may not know it will be staying in the new environment and is nervous it will be moved again.
  • The quickest way to establish a feeling of security for your new pet is to create a daily routine for them.