Think about this
Your new dog may have been abandoned
or surrendered by a previous family. The dog or puppy had to adjust
to the shelter and now is going home to a new, unfamiliar place with
strangers. Kind of scary if you think about it! Being gentle, considerate,
kind and patient will help ease your friend into his new family.
Your dog had a completely different
routine before he met you. He may have eaten a different food and
had another set of rules. A new routine will take some time for him
to adjust to; please be patient. If you need help, call our Behavior
Helpline at 954.266.6851
How long will all this take?
Allow your dog or puppy several weeks
to adapt to his new surroundings and up to 4 months to fully adjust
(adult dogs may take longer than puppies). Adopting a pet is a lifetime
commitment. We assume that you will make a patient and concerted effort
to achieve a successful placement.
Call and ask!
If you have any concerns or problems
regarding your animal's health or behavior, please don't hesitate
to call us at 954.266.6851 You can also checkout our behavior handouts
from our downloads page.