When you apply for a particular animal, we will make sure it's the right fit based on our knowledge and the information you provide us. If we believe another animal would be better suited for you we will advise you and work with you to find the perfect fit.
With so many pet stores, vet clinics & raw food companies offering a wide variety of top quality food, it's really your choice, and what you will feed your animal. Sometimes in the beginning it might be trial and error so perhaps small bags to start with until your find the right one.
We usually feed our animals a mix of dry biscuits and Raw food- please chat with the foster to see what they have been eating, and we recommend a gradual change from this to help with any stomach upsets.
Harmony and Hope Animal Rescue will help select the best candidate to fit your life and all in it. If your home includes other dogs, cats or kids of any age it is best to be prepared to follow integration guidelines to ensure the best chance for full integration and a happy life together.It can sometimes take time and effort, but the end results are unconditional love for a lifetime. GO SLOW, TAKE TIME. Knowing what steps to follow and more importantly what NOT to do will help everyone.Click appropriate links for successful integration tips that apply to you. Be prepared by educating yourself on what will work.
Animals LOVE their human family. Your new Animal should sleep inside the house preferably in the same room as a family member, especially at first.Do not expect your Animal to sleep in a remote room such as kitchen or laundry room which makes your new Animal feel isolated rather than included. A crate in your bedroom is a great integration tool helping your Animal feel safe, avoid accidents, and prevent anxiety.
The simple answer to this question is to integrate your Animal by following Harmony and Hope Animal Rescue instructions and taking things in baby steps. Your new Animal has a lot to learn and get used to. Every home is different; every Animal is different. The most important thing to remember is that Harmony and Hope Animal Rescue is here to help you after adoption with advice and to answer questions to help your new Animal fully integrate.
Here are links of the most common questions people have when bringing home a new Animal.
Harmony and Hope Animal Rescue treats health issues that are apparent when Animals arrive or conditions that develop during their time at our facility. Owner surrenders to Harmony and Hope Animal Rescue often come with their medical history and records. Harmony and Hope Animal Rescue will always divulge any conditions that are known and treatment protocols.We partner with quality vets for the very best for Animals in our care.
Please be aware that there can be very common temporary conditions that affect many Animals in communal living environments: kennels, boarding facilities, etc.Kennel Cough and Diarrhea/Giardia are easily spread but also easily treated. Your new Animal may or may not have been exposed so please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these common and very treatable temporary conditions.
Make sure your resident Animal is up to date with vaccinations before bringing your new animal home.