We recommend that you keep your newly adopted pet apart from other animals until you've had a chance to visit your veterinarian to confirm their health status. Prior to welcoming a new pet into the household, make sure your current pets are also up to date on their preventative healthcare, including vaccinations. 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. This is the best option for identification because it is by far the fastest and easiest way for anyone to see the information and contact you, especially if your 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 absolutely provide an additional level of protection and identification for your pet, but they're not a substitute for a good ol' collar and ID tag!