Behavior and Training

Welcoming a New Pet

Adopting a new companion can be a stressful time for both you and your new addition. Follow these tips to help prevent problems before they arise, and you’ll be on your way to having a well-adjusted new family member. Our Welcome Home Guide prepares adopters for setting up the home and getting through those first couple weeks.

dog and cat

New pets can present new challenges. We’ve developed a list of resources to address some common issues that adopters may experience as a new pet adjusts to the family and home environment. From potty training or litterbox issues to appropriate introductions to resident pets, you’ll find help at the links provided in these Adoption Support Resources.

Resource Libraries

We also wish to thank the following organizations for their willingness to share information on raising and training dogs, cats, and other animals. Visit their extensive behavior and training web pages below.