Bringing home a new dog is an exciting occasion and it requires some careful planning and understanding. Below are answers to frequently asked questions submitted by pet owners, as well as tips to make your new dog settle in as quickly and comfortably as possible.
Getting Started Basics:
- Pet Adoption Checklist
We've created a basic checklist of supplies you'll need for your new adopted cat or dog.
- How Old is that Dog in the Window?
It can be difficult to tell the exact age of a dog, we have put together some indicators that may give you a better idea.
- Scooping the Poop
It really is THAT important, here is why...
Dog Proofing Your Home:
- How to Prepare for Your Dog's First Few Days
- Making Your New Adult Dog Feel at Home
- Common Household Hazards
- Thanksgiving Food Quiz
- Understanding Normal Puppy Behavior
How to dog proof your home.
Have you adopted an adult dog? Behaviorist Jaime Van Wye offers tips on what to expect.
A list of poisonous food, plants and common household items.
What food on your thanksgiving table is safe for pets, what food is harmful & what's borderline.
Normal puppy behavior can develop into adult behavior problems if you aren't careful. Learn about nipping, jumping and other puppy behaviors.
Introduction to Other Pets:
- Introducing Your New Dog to Your Existing Pets
Tips on a smooth introduction when you bring home a new fur baby.
- Socializing Your Dog
Socialization is key to having a well behaved dog.
Care While You are Away:
- Finding a Pet Sitter
A good guide to hiring a reliable pet sitter.
- Dog Daycare: Cage or Cage Free?
Compares the difference in dog daycares to help you pick the best option for your pup.
- Pet Sitting Quick Tips
Once you have got your pet sitter, don't forget these quick tips.