Getting a new pet should be one of the most exciting moments for a family. It is a common misconception that shelter pets have bad breeding, but do not assume that pound pooches do not have purebred breeding, as often the dogs that breeders cannot sell end up in shelters. Do yourself a favor and take an extra fifteen minutes to carefully read through the information that a rescue provides – it will save both sides from avoidable frustration and wasted time down the road.

If a rescue’s first impression of you as an adopter is that you can’t (or won’t) take the time to read and then follow the instructions that we provide, then you’re setting a very negative tone for the rest of the process. Our foster families provide care and love to animals who need time outside of the shelter.

Most people avoid adopting a cat that has been exposed to Feline Aides, but there’s a mixed jury on how Feline Aides is spread. From an auditory sense, a madly barking shelter is like sticking your head in the Liberty Bell and someone ringing it. While humans hear 12 Hz to 20 KHz (less as you get older!), dogs have an auditory perception ranging from 40 Hz to 60 kHz.

Before you bring your new pet home, make sure you get it fully checked over by a fully qualified vet, as shelter staff can sometimes miss some health problems. Once the animal is medically cleared and placed on the main adoption floor, we will notify you that you have 72 hours to finalize the adoption or the animal will be made available for adoption again.

Some breeds of pet are better suited for being guard dogs. Each year, more than 9,500 animals receive care through AWA programs. The most common reason that an animal shelter can hear from pet parents surrendering their pets is that they are moving. Virtual pets are available in different kinds and at various virtual pet adoption sites.

By Hathor