For lots of pet owners, rehoming a pet can be a hard decision to make, let alone doing it. Sometimes people have valid reasons for wanting to give their pets for adoption and a lot of the times it is either because they have to relocate or can’t afford to take care of the animal anymore and sometimes it may be because they are ill and do not have the energy or right resources.
Whatever the reason, there is the other end of the spectrum that help, and adopt these dogs to help these owners place them in good homes with loving parents. If you are one of those lucky people who want to do good and adopt a pet to give it a nice new home, we salute you. Well done! And, that’s’ the easy part…
If you have had pets before, then this will be a breeze, and your four-legged companion will have lots of fun with its new friends. But if this your first time it can sometimes be a daunting experience. What comes next needs a lot of initial energy and well-thought-out planning for you and your family if you have one. So were here to give you a little helping hand to point you in the right direction on the equipment that you will need in the initial phases of looking after your puppy and making sure it is well-taken care of.
Below are a few things you should invest in before you decide to bring it to his new home.
What to Buy Before He Steps Foot in the House
Buy A Collar That comes With A Tag the best type of collar to get is an adjustable one, and preferably one with the click button on it, that way it is easier to put on and remove, and in the case, it gets stuck somewhere you can just snap it off. There are tons of online sources such as this website that can provide some good options for training collars and such.
A good soft material will make a great addition to comfort too. The tag is there for you to add your contact details to it (and the dog’s name) in case he goes missing or gets lost somehow. People can return to him.
Get A Lead That Works It is public policy to always have a dog on a lead when taking it out for a walk or some playtime unless otherwise stated in the park or recreational area. The lead must also have a clip that is easy to open and close. The lead must be strong and reliable enough not to break easily. Flexible leads are a good bet to have.
Doggy Food for The Win now there’s a clincher that makes our teeth grind. There are so many varieties of pet food in the pet stores and market that it can make your head spin. If you are adopting the dog from the RSPCA make sure you ask them what they have been feeding it and continue to do so at home as well. The RSPCA is a dedicated service that rescues pets of all ages and sizes and rehomes them with new owners.
While they are looking for a new home for it, they keep the pets in a kennel accommodation and look after them, themselves until the animal needs to be released.
Sudden dietary changes in any pooch may lead to a tummy ache for him or her. So, to avoid this is always best to ween it off the food he is on, if you want to change his diet so something a bit healthier like the items on this his online resource that has some good ideas on what foods you can purchase https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324453#which-human-foods-can-dogs-eat. The weening can be done by mixing a little bit of this ‘new food’ with the existing one a few days a week till eventually, it has taken over the old with the new.
You would also need separate storage for food and water when feeding them. Fresh drinking water must always be provided.
Get A Comfy and Practical Dog Bed a lot of people settle for their furry friend to sleep with them in their beds. However, it is still advisable for him or her to have a bed. A good proper sized bed that’s made for dogs and cat and not a homemade one, especially in the early days. Having said that, it must always be accessible to the dog and left untouched. A washable one will help ease the hassles.
One good trick to get the doggy to succumb to his new home is to take but a blanket just for him, and take it to the kennel (RSPCA) or where ever you will be picking him up from, so he can sit with it and get used the new smell of your house, that way its not such a big change to his senses. This is also a particularly good idea if you have other pets in the house already. You will also need some grooming products for your pet like the comb or brush, the best dog shampoo and the nail clippers etc.
Toys and More toys are the fun part of shopping for it. Feeding toys are a good idea to invest in and they will help keep his mind stimulated and alert. Plus, it just keeps them occupied so you can take a break or go outside when you need to. Again, there are tons of options of these in the stores and you can pick up anything from ropes, balls, squeaky playthings, or frisbees. Whatever will keep them active is a good thing.
Point to note is to always but a toy that’s bigger than their head so they cannot swallow it easily. If you’re going for bones, the same thing applies, so they don’t choke on it.
It is so much fun adopting a pet and changes things dramatically around the house. All we can say is – it’s the best decision you will ever make!