Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue organization and The Pet Hospitals will donate the initial exam and vaccines.
The staff at The Pet Hospitals strongly believe that all dogs and cats deserve a good, loving home. To help orphaned animals find homes and to reduce the number of pets euthanized in our communities, The Pet Hospitals is proud to support our local rescue groups and shelters, as well as the pet parents who choose to adopt (potential adopters). We provide free pet health care services at our animal clinics to get your new pet off on the right paw should you adopt.
Potential adopters adopting a puppy, kitten, adult dog, or adult cat from a rescue group or shelter, The Pet Hospitals will provide:
- Any necessary booster vaccines for adult pets at the time of its initial exam (within 30 days of adoption)
- A complete vaccine series for puppies or kittens at no charge
- Physical examination
- Nutritional and behavioral counseling
- Subsequent required office visits for vaccines with puppies and kittens.
How To Find the Perfect Pet for You
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to getting the perfect pet. Each animal has its needs, so take time to find the right addition to your family. These tips can help:
• Don’t go with biased opinions: Your pet search should be based on your needs and lifestyle rather than predetermined ideas. We agree that a specific dog breed looks fancy, but will it be friendly to your kids? And while you might think that small pets are the way to go, animals like rabbits won’t like to cuddle.
• Picture your lifestyle: If you want a dog and work long hours, who’ll take care of your pet while you’re away? Or maybe you want a cat, but is there a safe space for them to play when you’re not around?
• Avoid impulse buying: Let’s face it, fur babies are as cute as they come. But some pets might have long-term needs you aren’t capable of handling. Take time to learn the pet’s history to know whether you can handle it all. • Factor in the costs: Pets come with financial requirements, from food to toys to insurance. Sum up your totals and choose a companion that fits within your budget.
How To Prepare Before Adopting
Once you’ve decided on adopting, there’s a lot to think about before bringing your new fur buddy home.
• Prep your family members: Iron out the details about who feeds or cleans after the pet.
• Create a designated pet space: A special space for your new cuddling companion, such as a crate with a small bed, will make them fit right in.
• Make your home pet-proof: Cleaning supplies, medication, human food and plants are pet poisons you should keep far away from pets.
• Contact your local veterinarian: Schedule your pet’s first appointment immediately. Our friendly team at The Pet Hospitals is ready to care for your furry friend’s health.