Bringing home a new pet can be both an exciting adventure and a challenge. Patience and planning will help make the transition from shelter to home much easier for you and your new pet!
Get all the necessary pet supplies ready before bringing your new family member home. Toys, bowls, food, leashes, and whatever else your pet may need. This will make the transition much easier and less hectic as you get use to taking care of your new friend.
Prepare your home before the pet shows up. Have plenty of kitty litter boxes for cats, a fenced in yard if you are going that route for a dog, and a “pet proofed” living area to help keep your new companion out of trouble.
Help your new pet ease into life co-existing with any current pet as easily as possible. Have them meet any current pet in a neutral location such as outdoors …