You've welcomed your new companion home -- now what? We're still here to help!
From crate training to the toughest toys on the market, we've got you covered even after you've finalized your adoption.
Your microchip registration info will come within two weeks from Michelson Found Animal Registry, but it is already active with your information once you adopt. If you cannot locate the email from Found Registry, go to foundanimals.org and use the email you applied with to sign up -- your pet should already be listed or in the Notifications panel -- if not, email us! Sometimes the chips get stuck in the system and we need to email the company directly. Your microchip registration is free for life and you can update the info at any time.
Vaccine, deworming, and other records will be sent within a week of your adoption. Puppy/dog vaccines are listed as DHPP, DAPP, DHLPP, or something similar. Kitten/cat vaccines are listed as FVRCP. Some pets receive additional vaccines, so please bring your records to your veterinarian so they can help you determine what else is needed! Your pets microchip number is also listed on their medical record, but you do not need to do anything with this number -- your pet's chip is already active!
We utilize three spay/neuter clinics per your adoption contract -- Animal Friends, Penn Hills Spay Neuter Clinic, and North Hills Spay Neuter Clinic. You will need to contact Courtney to schedule your spay/neuter surgery between 4-10 months of age unless otherwise deemed medically necessary.
You must bring proof of a current rabies vaccination or you will be charged for one on the day of your appointment. The Foster Farm covers only surgery and pain meds.
By PA law, dogs and cats shall be vaccinated against rabies within 4 weeks after the date the dog or cat attains 12 weeks of age, and maintain a current rabies immunity as prescribed by rabies vaccine manufacturers.
We highly recommend seeking out professional training as soon as you bring your new puppy or dog home. Even if you've owned many dogs, we can always improve upon our knowledge, methods, and outcomes! Olympic athletes have trainers to support them -- why shouldn't we as pet owners?
Please remember that your adoption contract does not permit the use of shock, pinch, choke, or prong collars for any reason.
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