Home at last dog rescue has partnered with animal wellness magazine
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PET ADOPTION blog series:
Thinking about adopting a furry companion? That’s great! Pet rescues and shelters are filled with animals waiting to be adopted and re-homed. Giving a new forever after home to a rescued pet is a big decision. You want to give him a loving home and the best care possible. Pet adoption is lots of fun, but it does take time to plan and research.
Pet adoption is such a wonderful thing. Whether you’d like to adopt a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a ferret or any other animal, you want to make sure you consider all that it takes to become a very good and caring pet owner.Find out all about pet adoption in this book and you will be able to start enjoying a brand new lifelong friendship with your new pet.
How to Introduce dogs
Below is a video from the OSPCA about how to introduce your dog to another dog. At Home at Last Dog Rescue we use this procedure when introducing foster dogs to a resident dog. Please note that the time taken walking the dogs along parallel tracks should be done for a longer period of time then demonstrated in the video which was shorten for time constraint purposes.
Veterinarians we recommend
Harbourview Animal Hospital
Peace Arch Veterinarian Clinic
1959 152 St, Surrey BC V4A 9E3
Cambie Animal Clinic
7555 Cambie St, Vancouver BC V6P 3H6
FOUND A STRAY PET?
If you have found a friendly dog who appears to be homeless and prefer not to take them to a shelter, you must take reasonable steps to try and locate the owner before Home at Last Dog Rescue can assist:
- Check for tattoos
- Take the dog to a vet to see if a microchip exists
- Contact the SPCA or your local animal shelter to file a report.
- Post flyers where you found the dog
- Post an ad through online classified sites (Kijiji, Craigslist, etc.)
If you are unable to keep the dog for the ten day period while waiting to find the owner, Home At Last Dog Rescue may be able to help by providing a temporary home. Please contact us and send as much information as possible, along with a photo of the dog.