1) When will I receive copies of my adoption paperwork?
You will have the opportunity to review your medical records prior to the time you are asked to complete the Adoption Agreement. Once you have completed the Adoption Agreement through DocuSign, you will receive a confirmation email & you are able to download copies of all documents within a specific timeframe. Please download immediately, as availability to do so will expire within a few days of document execution.
2) What if my dog has an upset stomach (loose stool or vomiting) after I bring him/her home?
Dogs, like people, can find new situations stressful and sometimes that stress can manifest itself in the form of an upset stomach. Symptoms can also be caused by a change in food/dietary consumption. If your Pet is exhibiting an upset stomach, please add 1 part of cooked white rice (not instant rice) to 2 parts of your Pet’s chosen kibble and/or wet food if he/she is showing signs of an upset stomach. If the condition does not improve within forty-eight (48) hours, please notify us immediately at: email@example.com.
3) What if I notice worms in my dog’s stool after I bring him/her home?
Every precaution has been taken to protect your Pet from fleas, ticks and worms (PLEASE NOTE THAT WORMS ARE COMMON WHEN ADOPTING A RESCUE ANIMAL). Initial worming for your Pet has been provided as part of your adoption fee. However, previous treatments may not be wholly effective as fleas/worms can lay eggs that may not have necessarily hatched and can continue to do so over the course of several weeks. Most over-the-counter treatments (including 3-day powdered wormer treatments you can mix in with food) are sold at most pet supply stores (Petco. Petsmart, Murdoch’s, etc.) and are generally very effective. These treatments can (generally) be repeated in 2-week intervals (but please refer to the instructions of any application as it can vary by manufacturer). If, following the administration of two (2) over-the-counter treatments, your Pet still appears to exhibit unwanted sidekicks, please contact us immediately and we will happily make any appointments with our veterinary office to issue any prescription treatment(s) as needed (at the full expense of the rescue).
4) How do I register my Pet’s microchip?
Enrollment in pet recovery services (microchip registration) is provided by 2 BLONDES ALL BREED RESCUE and is included as part of your adoption fee. Registration is (generally) completed by the time you receive copies of your adoption paperwork. 2 BLONDES ALL BREED RESCUE will remain as the primary contact on the microchip and Adopter will be enrolled as the secondary contact.
IT IS THE ADOPTER’S RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP 2 BLONDES ALL BREED RESCUE INFORMED OF ANY CHANGES TO ADOPTER’S ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL CHANGE SO THAT 2 BLONDES ALL BREED RESCUE MAY KEEP THE MICROCHIP INFORMATION FOR THE ADOPTER CURRENT FOR THE LIFETIME OF THE ANIMAL. Please bear in mind that if you seek to change the microchip registration without the written permission of 2BABR, it is an event of default under your Adoption Agreement.
5) What if I want to take the Pet to my own veterinarian?
Your executed adoption contract REQUIRES that all initial vetting (series of at least 3 DA2PP immunizations for puppies, Rabies vaccination, Bordetella, and/or heartworm treatment procedures) be completed at the 2BABR approved veterinary office. However, this does not preclude you from taking your new Pet to any veterinary office of your choice for a wellness exam, addressing any areas of interest of concern and/or resuming your normal relationship with your veterinary office of choice following the fulfillment of any requirements as specifically outlined in your Adoption Agreement.
6) What if I have concerns over my Pet’s behavior or want to enroll my Pet in training classes?
Puppies are NOT FULLY PROTECTED UNTIL ROUGHLY 72 HOURS FOLLOWING THE THIRD DA2PP IMMUNIZATION. Therefore, (1) it is imperative that you adhere to the vetting schedule presented in your adoption contract and (2) we do not recommend that any puppy be unnecessarily exposed to public places (i.e. Petsmart, puppy classes or dog parks) until roughly three (3) days after the third DA2PP/DHLPP shot has been administered. Puppies should be carried at all public areas (veterinary offices included, as feet should not touch the floor in the exam room or waiting room where germs are generally abundant).
7) Early intervention with any potential behavioral issue is key to the future success of any Pet. There are many reputable trainers and training programs in the Denver metro area. We suggest that you thoroughly interview and seek review information for any trainer or program before engagement. And, although you are in no way required to utilize any particular trainer or program, 2BABR is more than happy t provide recommendations upon request. Please utilize the Resources page of our website (www.2babrescue.org) or contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if we can be of service in providing you with options for your training needs.
We realize that you had a choice in adoption agencies and we are grateful that you have chosen 2 Blondes All Breed Rescue from which to adopt your new family member! We believe that communication is the key to any successful adoption. We cannot fix a problem of which we are unaware, so please give us the opportunity (and sufficient time) to address any concerns or questions you may have.
Likewise, also please keep in mind that we are a volunteer organization and thus, correspondence that is not of an urgent nature may take up to 72 hours to receive a response.
We welcome you to the 2BABR Family and look forward to serving you as part of our community in our mission to save animals as part of a No Kill Nation!