Adoption Expectations Explained in Detail

Adoption Expectations Explained in Detail: a blog that explains the expected process of adopting a pet.

If you are looking to adopt a pet, chances are you’ll have to wait. It is not uncommon for people to complete the adoption process only to be told that they might have to wait weeks or even months before they can take the animal home with them.

It’s important that potential adoptees understand what they’re getting into when they decide to adopt a pet. If you’re thinking about adopting a dog or cat, you need to know what it entails.

Considerations:

  • Animals aren’t always available for adoption. That’s because most pets find homes through private individuals and organizations rather than shelters or rescue groups. If you want an animal from one of these sources, your chances of getting one are slim.
  • You should expect some delays in the adoption process due to paperwork requirements and other factors such as vet visits, vaccinations and spaying/neutering procedures if applicable for your area (these may vary depending on where you live). In addition many shelters require prospective owners meet certain criteria which may prolong your waiting period too much longer depending upon how willing an individual applicant is willing or able comply with their regulations so please consider carefully before committing yourself fully at an early stage).

If you see a pet on our website or social media that you are interested in, you will want to inquire about them via email at [email protected]

If you see a pet on our website or social media that you are interested in, you will want to inquire about them via email at [email protected] Please let us know where you saw the animal, which one(s) in particular have captured your heart, and any questions you may have about their history or temperament.

A member of our adoption team will be happy to share with you information about the animal that is currently available as well as what additional information would be required for this specific animal based upon their individual needs. The SPCA is dedicated to matching our animals with the best possible family for them; therefore, we take care to ensure that each pet is matched with a suitable home based on their personality, experiences and background. We want to make sure the family environment is also appropriate for the pet’s needs and energy level.

Once we receive your inquiry, one of our adoption counselors will contact you to schedule an appointment for you to come in and meet the dog.

Once we receive your inquiry, one of our adoption counselors will contact you to schedule an appointment for you to come in and meet the dog. We want to ensure that our dogs go into homes that are a good fit for both the animal and the adopter. In order to do this, it is important to us that everyone involved meets in person prior to adoption of the dog. This also gives you time to ask any questions or voice any concerns you might have so we can help determine if this pet is right for your family before making a decision.

When you arrive for your appointment, an adoption counselor will be with you throughout the entire process and will work with you to find the perfect match for your family and lifestyle.

When you arrive for your appointment, an adoption counselor will be with you throughout the entire process and will work with you to find the perfect match for your family and lifestyle. The adoptions counselor will ask you a series of questions as well as make recommendations based on your responses. If you are adopting a dog, the adoptions counselor may suggest a certain type of dog (or dogs) that would fit into your lifestyle. For example, if you have kids and want to get a smaller dog the counselor may recommend some breeds that are good with families and will be able to accommodate daily walks.

After choosing a pet, we will ask you to fill out an application so we can gather more information about your home environment and current pets and also verify references.

We will ask you to fill out an adoption application. The application asks for information about your home environment and current pets and also verifies references. This helps us match our animals with a home where they are likely to thrive. We want to make sure that the pet you are interested in choosing is a good fit for you and your family.

Once we receive your application, we may need to call your veterinarian or personal references before approving your application.

Once we receive your application, we may need to contact your personal and veterinary references before approving your application. This is simply a precautionary measure to ensure that the animal will be placed in an appropriate home environment and that you are aware of the financial commitment financially required for adequate care of the pet. Some of the questions you might be asked include:

  • Can you confirm that this person has had some form of pet insurance or veterinary care in the last year (or ever)?
  • What information can you provide me on their current living space? Do they live in a house, townhouse, apartment or flat? Do they have any land or yard space? If so, how big is it? How much time do they spend at home each week/day/night?
  • Are there any other animals currently living with them?

Once approved, we will call the owner of the pet if he or she has not already been adopted and arrange for a time for you to come back in and finalize the adoption.

Once you’ve been approved, we will call the owner of the pet if he or she has not already found a home. Once you have met the owner and finalized your decision to bring this loving creature into your family, we will arrange for a time for you to come back in and sign all necessary paperwork. You will be able to take your new pet home with you at that time!

Please remember that once approved, it is important to stay in contact with us so that we can notify you as soon as possible if the animal is no longer available. We want everyone who comes through our doors looking for a pet to leave happy!

The day has finally come! You are now ready to take your new furry friend home! To ensure a smooth transition into your home, we will go over any questions you have about caring for your new pet and give you everything that has been provided for him or her during his/her stay at SPCA of Westchester.

The day has finally come! You are now ready to take your new furry friend home! To ensure a smooth transition into your home, we will go over any questions you have about caring for your new pet and give you everything that has been provided for him or her during his/her stay at SPCA of Westchester.

  • What will I be taking my new pet home with?
  • Adoption folder containing post-adoption checklists, training tips, emergency contact information and more!
  • Any medication that your new pet is on. If needed, we do sell flea preventative here in the clinic while supplies last. We will discuss any additional medications that may be required due to illness or parasites discovered during the veterinary examination process prior to adoption and recommend which products you can use. Please feel free to ask questions about what is best for your new pet!
  • Collar with identification tag (or microchip tag). This may already be on your new pet when you arrive home, but if not, please put it on as soon as possible – this way if he/she escapes from their crate or enclosure, they will have something identifying them as yours so they can find their way back home safely. Also make sure to fill out the information on the back of the tag before putting it onto your furry friend!
  • What do I need to know before going home?
  • When traveling with a cat: always keep them in a carrier in case of an emergency where transportation would become necessary for any reason. A carrier also provides a safe space for them while getting used to all these strange sounds and smells in their new environment. For dogs who are riding in cars frequently (or just beginning), we recommend using car harnesses instead of collars; this is safer because it prevents choking if they try pulling against the seatbelt and also keeps them restrained should there ever be an accident (many people have had this happen

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