Do you have room in your heart for another pet?

Before you bring home a new dog or cat, there’s a lot of things to think about – where williStock_000014567864XSmall_jpg you find your pet? Will your pet get along with your other furry companions? How will you help your pet adjust and keep them healthy? We can help you find the answers.

Know Your Family

Research different breeds and talk to your local shelter staff about what pet they would recommend to fit your personality and lifestyle. You want to give your new pet a “Forever Home”; avoid potential problems by knowing the right pet for your family. Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and the Allen County SPCA are great resources to help you find the best pet for you. Contact them for more information today! We’ve listed their websites under Helpful Resources section.

Beware of “Free” Pets

Reputable rescues and shelters often charge a fee for adoptions because the pet is typically spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before you bring them home. Remember—When you adopt, you also open up a spot for another adoptable pet to be rescued!

Pet-Proofing Your Home

Is your home fit for a new furry friend? You’ll want to make sure a new pet will have plenty of room to thrive as well as be kept safe from any dangerous distractions. Be sure to prepare your home for your new family member before picking them up.

First Check-up

Regardless of the age or breed of your new pet, a visit to the veterinarian and a complete physical exam should be a top priority. Start your pet off right with vaccinations, baseline testing, and a clean bill of health. Don’t know where to start? Our hospital has a list of all area veterinarians available for free. We are open 24-hours, stop by and ask our receptionists for a copy today.

Sometimes pets get sick, and sometimes pets can get lost. Our hospital provides 24 hour emergency & critical care in those times of need. We help supplement your primary veterinarian to provide the best total care for all your furry loved ones. If you find a lost pet, we can scan for microchips and partner with Animal Care & Control to help reunite pets with their families.

Are you ready for another pet?

Most pet adoption organizations operate under the same simple mission: Make sure the pet’s next home is its last home.

Before you bring home a new dog or cat, there’s a million things to think about – where will you find your pet? Will your pet get along with your other pets? How will you help your pet adjust and keep your pet healthy? We can help you find the answers.

Know Your Family
Pet adoption screeners are skilled at matching pets to people. The more questions they ask you, and the more honestly you answer, the better suited your family will be to the pet you finally bring home.

The Adoption Process
The dog or cat you want has to get along with the pets you already have. Your pet also has to meet the needs of the humans in your family. Start by making a list of the non-negotiable qualities a new pet should have.

The First Checkup
Regardless of the age or breed of your new pet, a visit to the veterinarian and a complete physical exam should be a top priority. Start your pet off right with vaccinations, baseline testing, and a clean bill of health.

Plan for the Unexpected
Sometimes pets get sick, and sometimes pets are lost. Both are experiences that can be less traumatic for you if you’ve planned ahead. Pet insurance can save you valuable dollars and help you follow your heart when making healthcare decisions. Most animal shelters now scan for microchips. Both should be considered as soon as you bring your new pet home.