Congratulations on adopting your new furry companion!

We're so happy that you were able to find the right match through our organization and we'd like to personally welcome you to the SFTS family! If you have  questions or concerns at any time, whether it's the day after your adoption or 2 years down the road, please don't hesitate to reach out. You can email us at adoptions@sftsrescue.org, text  us at 608-620-3783, or call us at 608-284-7447 x221.

Remember the Rule Of Three! Many animals experience stress when moving into a new home so it typically takes 3 days for them to decompress, 3 weeks for them to learn a new routine, and 3 months for them to feel at home. If your new companion seems shy or scared and  is refusing to eat or potty for the first 3-4 days, that's very common. However, if you're concerned, you can try using  calming products, giving them a space where they can be alone (such as an open kennel with a blanket over it), and entice them to eat/drink with some broth  or   rotisserie chicken. 

If your new family member ever runs off or gets lost,  please let us know. We're more than happy to post your flyers at the shelter or share them on Facebook  and can recruit volunteers to assist with finding/catching them if needed. You can create flyers for free at PawBoost and Pet FBI   where they   automatically add  them into their database for others to find, post the flyers on their social media pages, and allow you to print them. You can also report them as missing  to Petco, DCHS, HAWS, and  read more about Tips  For Finding Lost Pets here.

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Food/Treat Recommendations:

If you’re in the Madison area, you can get one free nail trim (using code Adopt22) at our Pawdicures event held at the Wisconsin Community Veterinary Center (4475 Robertson Road)   on the last Sunday of every month. Our vet center also holds vaccine  clinics every Saturday from 9-12 where you can get low-cost vaccines without an exam fee.

 

Don't forget to pick up your FREE adoption kits at PetSmart, Mounds, Tabby & Jacks, and Bad Dog Frida within two weeks! Each store offers different products and services such as a bag of food, wet food, treats, litter, toys, puppy pads, and supplements as well as a vet checkup, training sessions,  coupons, and more!

Most people suffer from some sort of financial hardship or medical emergency at some point in their life. If there ever comes a time when you're struggling, you can reach out to these organizations for help: RedRover, The Pet Fund, Henry’s Caring Heart, and the pet food pantries at DCHS, WisCares, WHS, HAWS, and   HSSW.​

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