Re-homing the family pet can be heartbreaking and is often due to circumstances like the loss of a job or home, a debilitating illness or injury, or moving to a location where pets aren’t allowed. Or sometimes owners come to terms with the fact that they cannot give their pet the time and attention it deserves, thereby taking responsibility to improve their pet’s life by finding it an appropriate new home.
Be prepared and be patient. This will be essential in helping your new dog make a successful adjustment to your home. Don’t expect your new pooch to adjust immediately; it can take anywhere from two days to two months for you and your pet to adjust to each other. The following tips can help ensure a smooth transition.
For the cat, territory is of supreme importance. Without his territory a cat feels extremely vulnerable. It is common for cats, to hide in a new territory. Very sensitive or under-socialized cats often hide for a week or more! For you your cat is now a member of the family, but your cat doesn’t understand this at the beginning.