Email - info@animalrescuetrustpune.com

 

 

Adoptions

Giving Animals a new lease on life!

For the love of animals

ART shelters the Lost / Rescued / Abandoned pedigree dogs. Many of them are breeder discards, who are left to die on road once they are non-productive.

Many of them are between 8-14 years of age and a part of our ‘ RETIREMENT HOME’

We have successfully got about a hundred adult dogs adopted till now.

Reasons to Adopt from an Animal Shelter

  1. You save a life.

All animals at our shelter are in need of a second chance. They have been lost, given up or abandoned. They are all unwanted and helpless. You are giving them a new life in a loving home.

 

  1. You help break the cycle of pet overpopulation.

There are not enough homes for all the animals that are born every year. Adopting from a shelter helps weaken the pet overpopulation cycle

 

  1. You help stop cruelty in mass breeding facilities.

Throughout the country, thousands of commercial pet-breeding facilities and backyard breeders produce millions of animals for sale in pet stores and through newspaper ads. Often known as puppy and kitten mills, these facilities repeatedly impregnate female dogs that spend their entire lives in cages without human companionship. These unfortunate animals are often in intolerable environments, forced to produce litter upon litter, and are destroyed after they become unprofitable assets. Adopting a shelter animal means you don’t support such cruel practices.

 

  1. You take advantage of adopting an adult animal.

Adult pets are great! Often they are already housetrained and some can even “sit” or “stay.” You won’t have to deal with the “puppy phase” or the “kitten phase” which means less of that youthful energy such as biting, chewing, clawing, etc. You will be able to see the personality of the adult animal and won’t have to wait to see what you get.

 

  1. You support a valuable charity and community institution.

When you adopt a pet from our shelter, you assist a not-for-profit organization, but also send a message to others who will be asking you for years to come where you obtained your adorable pet. Our Shelter improve the community by mandating that adopted animals be spayed or neutered. This requirement diminishes chances that more unwanted animals will enter the world.

Adopt an Indian breed , as much Indian as you and me !!!!!!

Desi dogs are extremely intelligent and quick learners – if they weren’t they wouldn’t survive on the streets! They are very agile and have great potential to excel at dog sports such as agility or canicross. Desi dogs also make great running companions. While an active outdoor companion dog, they are very calm and quiet indoors.

These dogs are known to have a calm and gentle demeanor around them. They bond strongly with their people and make an excellent family pet that is very loving, loyal and intelligent.

ADOPTION MODULE

 ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN YOU ADOPT AN ADULT DOG

 

Essential Supplies -Leash, Collar, ID Tag, Bed, Bowls, Food, Treats, Toys

 

The First Day

  1. Limit/discourage visitors for the first few days.
  2. When you arrive home let the dog sniff around the outdoor area near your home on a leash.They are likely to sniff the entire house once they walk in, let them.
  3. Let the dog be the one to approach the other family members, sniff and Interact. Offering a treat can help the dog to associate family members with good things.
  4. No hugging, kissing, picking up, staring at, or patting on the top of the head during the initial introduction-these things can be scary for some dogs.
  5. Stay close to home initially. No major excursions. You need to learn your new dog’s behavior before you can predict how it will respond.
  6. Make sure your new dog gets ample “quiet time” so leave him/her alone to explore the new surroundings. Be observant of the dog’s responses and go at the dog’s pace.
  7. Make sure that there is a bowl of water for the dog at all times.
  8. let the dog choose its own place/ corner to sleep. If you want it to sleep in a particular place, encourage the dog at to do so after at least one week.
  9. WALKING YOUR DOG

-Initially, take the dog out on a leash to the area that want him to use to pee or poop. Let it mark its territory.

-Keep the walks short in first 2-3 days (5-10 minutes) until you get to know your new dog’s behavior and how it responds to different stimuli. Keep to relatively quiet places first. Avoid interaction with other dogs and unfamiliar people until you and your dog are comfortable.

For the first week, every 3 hours for walking the dog to pee/poop is recommended because dogs mark their terrirory in the new place and might pee or poop inside the house in first 2-3 days. frequent walks solves this problem.

Then decrease the frequency to 4 hours. Make sure you walk the dog before going to bed at night.

Do not scold the dog in case of pooping and peeing in the house for at least weeks till he feels safe and secure in the new home.

Let the dog associate positive feeling and a safe environment with your house. This is the first step in making him trust your home and you!

 

  1. FOOD

You can feed curd, rice, chapati, chicken,mutton , boiled eggs etc.. No coffee, no tea, no salty or sugary food.

Do not hug or pet the dog while it is eating for at least a month till it is fully settled and feels secure.

You can initially pamper the dog with treats, a little vanilla ice cream etc. Reducethese after a couple of weeks.

We do not permit you to chain the dog or locking it in the balcony /cage.

DO NOT TRAIN THE DOG FOR THE FIRST 2 WEEKS. DO NO SCOLD OR SHOUT FOR ANY REASON

 

  1. PATIENCE

-Have patience with your new dog’s behaviour, level of training, and the time it takes to establish a bond with you.

-Give your new dog time and space to adjust.

-Commit time the first few days to get to know your dog’s habits and personality.

-Establish a routine for the dog and balance interaction and down-time.

-This is a period of trust-building, so don’t scare or yell at the dog or try to force close

 

12. CONTACT.

-Watch your dog’s postures and expressions. Learn to read him.

– It may take even up to several weeks for you to get to know your dog’s true nature. And don’t forget, your new dog is trying to do the same with you! Don’t leave kids along with your new dog. For the first few weeks, your dog is going to be stressed just from the fact he has moved to a new place he is not familiar with…Even the nicest dog can snap or growl out of fear and protection. The best way to deal with snapping or growling, just IGNORE. Give time to dog to trust you.

 

  1. NO TRAINERS- We don’t recommend trainers at all . It only breaks the bond between you and your dog which is in initial stage of developing. Remember dogs have only one master, please don’t put another one between both of you. Every dog is unique. You can follow some breed guidelines and determine energy levels to a certain degree by age. Do not have any preconceived expectations. Let the dog blossom into his/her own personality with love and caring from you.

 

VACCINATION AND DEWORMING-

 

Your pet has to be dewormed 4 times in a year ( quarterly) ( lifelong) Once a year is Anti rabies Vaccine and 7 in 1 or 9 in 1 or 11 in 1 vaccination.( life long)

 

LAST BUT MOST IMPORTANT – Don’t board your dogs in those Boarding  ennels which double up as Breeding places too. Almost all of them are illegal.  ll our dogs are sterilised before adoption . Board your babies at places which  ffer only Boarding facilities , that too in open environment.

 

 HAPPY PARENTING !

ANIMAL RESCUE TRUST – PUNE ( ART Pune)

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