HOOD COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL
The decision to adopt a pet from the Hood County Animal Control facility is exciting and rewarding. But remember your new pet has been through a lot recently, so have patience and understanding.
Tips that could help for a smooth adoption process include researching breeds, meet-and-greets, and preparing your home, etc.
Do your research on which breed would fit your household the best. Do you live an active lifestyle or are you a stay-in and chill kind of person? Certain breeds have more energy than others, so doing your research on breeds will help with making your adoption a success.
Once you have decided on the breed, now your search begins! You can visit us, and there are a lot of different internet sites that will provide photos and bios on the homeless pets available for adoption.
It is recommended to meet the adoptable pet in person to make sure you have the right connection. So many times we see people falling in love with a pet, but their pet doesn’t care for him or her at all. It is very important that everyone gets along with the adoptable pet.
Take time to think about your decision, making sure you are not adopting on impulse. Remember that adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment. If you have made the decision that you have the time, patience and understanding to adopt a pet, then prepare your home for your new pet before bringing him or her home.
Preparing for your new pet involves purchasing food, bowls, a collar, a leash, a crate, beds, and toys — plus scheduling an appointment for an exam by a veterinarian, making sure your fence is secure, etc. Try to schedule the adoption of your new pet when you have a few days off, so you can spend time and bond with him or her.
Remember to be patient with your new pet. They need time to decompress, to get to know you and learn their new schedule. You both will have a lot to learn about each other and a lifetime to do so.
HOW TO CONTACT US
For after-hours animal emergencies, contact the Hood County Sheriff's Dispatch by calling 817-579-3307.
Stop by Hood County Animal Control to meet your new FOREVER best friend! Or visit our Facebook page at Hood County Animal Control, Tx., or contact us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at 817-573-4277.
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