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Helping a New Pet Adjust to a New Life

We saw a helpful post the other day from Sherwood Shelter about the importance of allowing a newly adopted pet to have time to adjust to their new home and we thought we’d add on to that with some additional tips! After all, not allowing a new pet the time and space they need to decompress after leaving a shelter is one of the biggest reasons they are returned shortly after adoption. Remember, they have no idea what’s going on when they’re in the shelter or when they leave. Also, a shelter can be a stressful environment even without the added confusion about where am I and what’s going on? It’s usually noisy and there are SO MANY SMELLS. Dog noses are like, a bajillion times more sensitive t

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