Dog Shelters: Giving Your Pet The Best Chances

Adopting a Pet, Here’s What You Need To Know 

Is it time for you to welcome a new furry family member to your family? With all the stores and Dog Shelters out there, it can be a tricky and time-consuming process. So, where do you start? 

Pets are scientifically proven to reduce stress levels and improve blood pressure. They offer a sense of love and companionship like no other. But unfortunately, not all pet owners are good owners. Each year, approximately 6.5 million pets enter animal shelters worldwide due to being abandoned, neglected, or simply lost. By adopting an animal at a shelter, you’re saving a life and gaining a companion making it a win-win situation. But adopting a pet at a shelter comes with a lot of preparation which will make the process not only easy for you, but for your new pet as well. 

In this blog we will cover everything you need to do to prepare yourself and your home from dog collars and leashes to how to find the right food for your pet and what you can do to keep them safe, happy, and healthy. 

The Preparation Before Adopting 

Before welcoming a pet to our homes, it’s important to be prepared and that entails: 

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If you are welcoming a puppy to your home, this is especially important. Make sure that there are no small toys that your pup could choke on. There is no medicine laying around or anything that could poison your pet. Puppy pads are crucial. 

Purchasing food 

You’ll want to make sure you have your dog’s food chosen before your dog arrives at your home. Finding the right food for your pet’s breed, age, and size will entail a lot of research that is time-consuming if you don’t know much about dog food. To learn more about dog food and finding the right one for your pet, visit the Animal Humane Society

Leash and collar 

You’ll want to have a leash and collar before going to pick your dog up at a shelter. Similar to food, there are tons of leashes or collars on the market that can offer many different things. Some collars can track your dog’s exercise and sleep patterns, shock collars, and regular collars with tons of designs you can choose from. 

Dog comfort

 A dog bed, crate, food and water bowl are all essential when it comes to preparing Dog Shelters for your pet. This also requires a lot of research and time, so it’s best to do it before adopting your pet. 

Our pets are our best friends and companions, because of this, they should be protected at all costs. In a previous blog, I discussed why dogs run away from their owners. Dogs are intelligent animals that when frightened, stressed, lonely or bored tend to make a break for it. Whether it’s jumping a fence or digging a hole in order to escape, it’s a common behavior for most animals. The fourth of July holds the most escapes up to date, as dogs and cats get frightened by the sound of fireworks. 

I explained that losing a dog does not make you a bad owner, and it doesn’t mean your pet doesn’t love you. There’s usually a reason as to why your pet has decided to make a run for it. It happens to the best of us pet owners. 

Thankfully, there is a solution with FOUND ME. Tags with QR codes on them can help any good samaritan return the dog to the owner. Hundreds of thousands of dogs go missing each day and are taken to shelters. Most collars consist of a phone number, but it’s not always reliable. 

FOUND ME Tags For Every Dog!

  • QR code
  • Confidentiality (no phone number, no address) 
  • When scanned by a finder (good samaritan) is directly connected to the owner (you) 
  • Finder and owner can communicate and set up a meeting location 
  • Owner can reward finder with any amount of money to thank them (optional) 
  • When QR code is scanned, scanner access important information about the dog, such as breed, measurements, listed allergies, and other important information (this is helpful in case of an emergency)

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