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Taking Your Pet Home
Taking Your Pet Home
If you are ready to bring a new pet home you will likely have its new home ready and waiting for his or her arrival.
Most of the animals that we have available already have their pictures and prices posted on our website. Unless they are marked sold, they are still available for purchase. Some cannot leave before the date stipulated next to their picture otherwise if we agree to sell it to you and if it is the one you want, they can leave at any time.
If you are coming to pick up a pet that you already have reserved you may choose to bring your own carrier that will be safe and secure for your pet during the trip back home. If you are visiting with the intention of choosing a new pet, if you already have a carrier you are welcome to bring it with you to use on the trip home. Otherwise if you do not have a carrier with you we can usually supply you with a box to bring your pet home.
What to expect when your pet arrives home with you.
The first few weeks after a pet arrives to its’ new home is the most crucial time for it to develop a bond with their new owner. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to force your love on your new pet. Change can be a very stressful experience for most animals. Many types of animals can form strong lasting bonds with people but it will likely take most of them a bit of time to become accustomed to the new smells and sounds in their new home.
It is very important that the new caregiver provides consistency and whenever possible, the new owner should try to replicate as closely as possible, the routine that the pet has already become accustomed to while at his or her previous home. Many animals are ‘creatures of habit’ and although most are adaptable they will need time to adjust to a routine and accept that the new caregiver is not a danger.
When bonding with a new pet try to make the transition easier on the pet by making changes slowly and by being repetitious and by following a schedule. This will help them adjust to your routine and help them get used to the time you spend with them.
Getting a new pet is an exciting time for most people. We want to show it off and share our enjoyment and enthusiasm with family and friends. Introducing new pets to too many people in too short of a time can be very confusing and stressful to a new pet. It is best to wait a few weeks before inviting the people you care about to interact with your pet.