Take home a pet from a shelter
You need to take into account if you want to take a cat or dog from a shelter? Important tips to future owners gives the representative Upstage the animal shelter Labās Mājas Lolita Rosa, in cooperation with the School owners of Purine.
1. First seriously weigh the pros and cons! In life you will have many important events: holidays, travel, wedding, birth, disease, education. But whatever happens, there will be one more important thing: you will be responsible for the animal, which you cannot betray. If you are aware of this and do not doubt your decision, then go ahead – you will succeed.
2. Be prepared to adapt! Together with the advent of four-legged pet in the house will be wool, sand, and possibly nibbled or scratched things and furniture. Taking the dog, every day, in any weather it needs a walk. In the case of cats every day you need to clean the litter box. The dog will need to train the cat to accept this for what it is. Sweet and calm. Naughty and harmful. But, believe me, it will pay off! The animal will give you a sea of positive emotions and sincere love.
3. Be prepared for the expense! Your pet needs quality nutrition. Cats need sand in the toilet, dogs before 1 July 2016 need to implant an electronic chip, the animals need zaregistrirovali there is annual fee. Animals should be vaccinated regularly, get rid of the worms, treating against parasites – will have to reckon with the cost of vet services.
4. Do not take a pet from a shelter immediately. First, go to the nearest animal shelter and volunteer. That is where you will learn all the “pros” and “cons” not in theory but in practice. Then you can make an informed choice. And maybe at the shelter you will find your furry pet a friend for the ages.
5. Get in touch with your animal! White skin, light blue eyes and happy wagging tail or a loud purr is not a reason to choose this animal. Detail ask shelter employees about the nature of the animal, its temperament, habits, stubbornness and cunning, as well as health problems. In response tell us about their daily rhythm of life, living conditions and other family members. Listen to the advice of choosing a particular animal. To take an animal to the shelter as a beautiful thing in the shop under the influence of emotions is fundamentally wrong. If you have chosen a four-legged friend, you must first make friends with him, try to understand it, to introduce themselves, and only then make a decision.
6. Do not be offended if the shelter denies you the adaptation of tetrapods. The employees of the shelter are responsible for each animal. And if they think that particular animal is right for you, listen to their advice. They have a great experience, and you have no reason not to believe them.
7. Purchase everything you need before you take your pet for yourself. The dog needs a collar, leash, bed, feeding bowl, food, treats, toys, parasite controls, and bags for waste. If the dog will live outside, then she would need an insulated box. For cats need special portable container, bed, toys, sharpener for nails, a toilet, sand, food, treats and remedies against parasites.
8. If a pet from a shelter is already selected, and barriers for its adaptation does not arise, feel free to go for it! Taking a dog home in any case can not go by public transport. For the animal it can tremendous stress. Pet home it is better to carry before the weekend, so the first days it was possible to give it more attention.
9. Help the animal get used to a new home. Take a walk with him in the yard, go around coming around. The cat is definitely a few hours (or even days) should be allowed to stay in some dark, quiet corner – catchers mice hard to survive the change of residence. Be aware that a dog or a cat in the early days will not understand that now this is their new home. Patience, sympathy, love, affection, treats, place the animal to him and help him to become a full member of the family.
10. Love your pet as yourself! The shelter is a temporary home for abandoned, tortured, starved, beaten and sick animals. It’s a place that rescues animals. Adoptive pet from a shelter, you help him to survive. You are saving not one, but two animals – your new puppy and the animal for which free space in the shelter. Love your pet as yourself, and your new friend will love you even more. The only difference between you and animals is that you are responsible for what we have tamed.