Common Reason's Pet Adoptions May Fail
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We are very involved in pet adoptions. We currently provide a temporary sanctuary for the Pet Rescue Center's rescue cats. This is a fantastic article to read if you are interested in adopting a dog or cat this summer. Prepare your home, family, and current furry babies for a new addition.
"Adoption of a rescued pet is a noble and notable thing to do. You are adding a beloved family member to your family. You are supporting Rescue.Rehab.Rehoming of homeless and at risk pets. You are simply changing your life and taking a step to a new life with a furry new friend.
Casey’s Advice for Common Reasons/Problems we hear in the first few weeks of adoption.
We have many handouts on all of these "problems" new adopters may run into. It is important to reach out for help before these normal behaviors turn into problematic behaviors.
Please contact The PRC if you are experiencing any of these problems with your new PRC Rescued Pet.
The process of adoption review and approval is something we take very seriously. We take a critical look at the prospective adopter. We weigh all answers on the application, the personality and history of the dog/cat in question, and the meet and greet opportunity. Each step is essential for us to ensure we have thoroughly evaluated the potential adoption to make sure it’s a perfect match.
It takes 4-6 weeks minimum to see how animals are going to get along with each other. Many adopting families give up in the 1st few weeks after adopting if the new pet is not "best friends" with their resident dog or cat. This is a big adjustment for both pets and should be handled with patience and knowledge on how animals interact. When there is another cat being introduced to a new dog the patience should exceed a couple months. Most cats and dogs will either learn to love each other through educated parenting or learn to tolerate each other as long as the dog is not overly aggressive towards that pet. Just imagine how human children would react to each other, the myriad of behaviors and emotions when thrown into a new situation is challenging to maneuver, but with love and patience a happy family will emerge.
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