It is always exciting to bring home a new pet, especially one that has just been adopted from a rescue agency, shelter, or adoption center. New pets need to have the rules established as quickly as possible. Everything from house breaking, crate training, and nuisance behavior could come up while they adjust and settle in to their new home. The good news? These can all be easily addressed with training and patience.
We've set up three different sections to help you navigate to the area you need the most assistance.
Training Tips: from potty training and nuisance behaviors to challenging behaviors and looking for a local trainer.
Adopter Resources: Multi dog and species homes, safety tips, children and pets, cat resources and more.
Other info: Social media resources and FAQ's about pets in shelters. We get a lot of questions about how our shelter pets get along with kids, other dogs, other cats, and so much more. In this section we have articles that talk about why we can't answer these questions and what the best practices are for you to find your newest family member.
By scrolling down the page, you'll find some more helpful YouTube videos posted by Maddies Fund to help with some of the most common problems and questions pet owners have; especially went adopting their very first pet.