We recommend that you keep your newly adopted pet apart from other animals until you have a chance to visit your veterinarian to confirm their health status. Prior to welcoming a new pet make sure your pets at home are also up to date on their preventative healthcare like vaccination. We encourage you to take your new pet to your local veterinarian within 2-3 days of adopting.
Collars and ID tags
Nothing is more effective than a collar and ID tag to ensure that a lost pet is returned home safely. An id tag and collar is the best identification option because it is also the easiest and fastest way for you to be contacted, especially if a missing pet is found by a private citizen. We recommend keeping a collar and id tag on your pet at all times even for indoor only cats and dogs.
Microchips provide an additional level of identification and protection for pets that are lost but they are not a substitute for a collar and ID tags.