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Adoption Considerations and Tips
There are many things to consider before you adopt a pet.
Tips for after adopting:
Cats: As excited as an animal may be to be adopted, it is still a stressful situation to go into a new environment. It is very important to put a cat in a room so they can calm down and get used to new sights and smells. Ideally, leave your new pet in the room overnight. If you currently have other cats or dogs, no matter how well they get along with other pets you need to introduce them slowly. A good situation is to let them sniff each other through a door and get comfortable together. This also goes for kittens. Another thing to remember is that kittens need a smaller space where they have quick access to a litter box. If you give a kitten full range of the house, they might not be able to make it back to the box. This can result in future potty problems.
Dogs: It has been known for very sweet older dogs to be adopted from a shelter and left alone in a new house for several hours. This can result in serious destruction of your home. Dogs are destructive when they are stressed. Having a crate is an excellent idea for a new dog addition to your family. It is not cruel. It gives a dog security, they feel safe and they are comfortable. This will help to train or retrain a dog in housebreaking. If you utilize a crate for your dog you will find that even if you don't tell the dog to get in the crate, he will when he is ready to sleep because he feels secure. Again, it is very important to not throw the new dog in with current pets, take it slowly. If you already have a dog, he may also be stressed about the new addtion to the family. It is very important to give your current companion more attention than the new dog. (Sometimes this is hard to do). Mark Ruark's article, The Secondhand Dog has more information on new dog adoptions.