February 06, 2022 3 min read 1 Comment
Whether you’ve just adopted your rescue pup or are doing research to prepare for your upcoming adoption – congratulations! Rescuing a dog is one of the most meaningful and rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. Rescue pups truly make the best pets and the opportunity to change their life is significant.
Although adopting a dog is very exciting and will be a happy time for you, it can also be overwhelming and a lot of work. Keep this in mind through all the ups and downs and prepare for what’s ahead so you can make the transition as smooth as possible for you and your new dog.
The First 3 Days
When you first bring home your dog, don’t worry if you see signs of anxiety and stress like panting or whining. It is normal for them to feel a little nervous. Getting acclimated will take time. During these initial days, try these tips to help your dog settle in.
The First 3 Weeks
In the first 3 weeks, your pup will feel much more settled than their first few days. With the confidence to let their personality shine through, they will likely begin testing their boundaries. Help them learn your expectations with these tips.
The First 3 Months
After 3 months, your dog will be fully acclimated to their new home and you won’t be able to imagine life without them. To continue the good habits you’ve started, stay intentional and follow these tips.
Congrats again if you just adopted a new pup! We hope these guidelines of the 3-3-3 will help you and your dog settle into your new life together quickly. And please give them a belly rub and a special toy from us!
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