Rescue Adoption.... How to prepare home

by Jay
(Ridgefield, CT, USA)

What do you recommend to prepare for bringing home a rescue springer (2 year old) female for the 1st time. Should we keep in crate for the first night or week etc.?

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Nov 15, 2009
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by: Estie

Bless you for taking in a rescue springer. To be honest, they are wonderful dogs. It will take time for all the personality to shine through, but it is alot of fun watching it. I agree with the previous post. Have it all ready, and the springer will tell you what will work. Our two, Cassy & Sam, are both rescues. Cassy loves the bed, couch, and any pillow. When Sam came, he loved a crate, so I thought maybe Cassy would like one, too. We tried it out for her, and no, she prefers to sleep high and in the middle of the cushions!

Be sure to post us when and if any issues come up. We've been through it all....with our adoptions and our fosters.


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by: Michele

First, good for you for taking in a rescue! Second, good for you for taking in a Springer!

Third, find out if the dog is crate trained. If he / she is not, then this is likely something you'll want to work on, but it probably won't happen the first night. Next, find out if the dog is housebroken.

If I were bringing a new dog home I would have a crate ready and I would have a nice dog bed, separate from the crate ready. I would introduce the dog to both items and let him / her know that these were his / her safe places. Some dog treats placed on each is a good way to get an introduction started!

I wish you luck with your new found friend! Springers are great dogs, but they are high energy and require patience and training. If possible, try to find out why this dog is a rescue because that will help you to understand the dog.

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