animals are clever and they are fantastic athletes. Make sure all gates, doors and fencing are in good working order. Repair and secure all before you bring your new animal home.
animals have been known to open gate latches. Secure with clip locks. animals can let themselves out of yards if a fence is in disrepair or has low or weak spots. You do not want your new animal lost or injured before they become accustomed to your home. Do a thorough once over to make sure your pet will be safe and secure in your home & yard.
Every pet adopted from LIFE House for Animals will come with a copy of its medical records to show the date of vaccinations given, when the pet was spayed or neutered, and the microchip identification number. If we implanted the microchip, we will provide a prepaid registration form for that individual. We will also send home a starter bag of the Hill’s Science Diet food.
At LIFE House, we are proud to be part of Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program where we feed our guests Hill’s brand pet food. Your pet has been enjoying Hill’s Science Diet Adult or Puppy/Kitten as appropriate for their age. A starter bag is sent home with each pet. New Pet Parent Articles, Tips, and Resources | Hill's Pet (hillspet.com)
LIFE House for Animals will help select the best candidate to fit your life and all in it. If your home includes other animals, 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 LIFE House for Animals take home instruction 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 LIFE House for Animals 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.
LIFE House for Animals treats health issues that are apparent when animals arrive or conditions that develop during their time at our facility. Owner surrenders to LIFE House for Animals often come with their medical history and records. animals that we pull from city shelters often come without much history and we must evaluate visually from experience. LIFE House for Animals 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.
We are fortunate to have adopters come from all over Kentucky and surrounding states to work with our team to adopt the perfect companion. No matter where you live, our goal is that all parties (humans and pets) meet and are happy in their new homes. The first step is to express your interest with the submission of the application. The adoption counselor will contact you to discuss when to meet the dog or cat of interest. Should there ever be any life changing circumstances preventing the adoption for the life of the pet, the adopter is expected to contact us to discuss returning the pet to our facility.
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