Other Things to Consider
Even though all our dogs come up-to-date on vaccinations, it’s recommended you get established with a local vet within the first weeks after adoption. In addition to getting heartworm preventative, you can get their vet records on file and have them set up incase an emergency happens.
Some dogs know their commands. Others could use a refresher. There are many positive-enforcement trainers in the area to consider. Check out our resources for some options.
Even with daily walks, some dogs need another outlet for their energy. Daycares and Dog parks also give stimulation and socializing opportunities that keep a well-rounded pup. Look for places that give plenty of run area, have a paw-safe ground, sections to separate (if needed), and plenty of supervision by staff. Check out our resources for some options.
Every dog will have an adjustment period. This may be a couple days, or a couple weeks. Take it slow with activities, dog introductions, and expectations till they learn your schedule and lifestyle.