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At San Diego Humane Society we are committed to assisting you in choosing a pet who best fits your lifestyle, home environment and individual preferences. If for any reason your newly adopted pet is not a successful addition to your home, we positively encourage you to return the pet to any of our campuses without judgment or criticism. To help you and your new pet settle in, here are highlights of key information in your adoption contract.
You will be provided with a free veterinary exam offer to be utilized after adoption (within 7 or 14 days -- more details listed below). If your vet finds any concerns that we have not already disclosed to you, we give you the opportunity to decline care (we do not provide reimbursement), request diagnosis in writing and contact our Wellness Center at 619-299-7012 within 14 days of adoption to schedule a post-adoption appointment. Any future care for this pet will be your financial responsibility.
IMPORTANT MEDICAL INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR ADOPTED PET
Being in a shelter, this dog has been exposed to or has gone through an episode of Kennel Cough. Symptoms can include sneezing, mucus from the eyes/nose, cough. If your new dog is exhibiting any of these symptoms at home, please follow up with your own veterinarian for care.
Upper Respiratory Infection
Being in a shelter, this cat has been exposed to or gone through an episode of Upper Respiratory Viral Infection. Symptoms can include sneezing, mucus from the eyes/nose, oral lesions. If your new cat is exhibiting any of these symptoms at home, please follow up with your own veterinarian for care.
Your new pet’s dental health will be your financial responsibility. Most pets that come into our care have some level of dental disease and will likely need their teeth cleaned in the next 6-12 months; this may include sedation and extractions (adoption counselor will have more information for each pet).
Your puppy received a single dose of heartworm preventative while at San Diego Humane Society. At 6 months of age your puppy will be able to have a heartworm test done through your own veterinarian, at your expense.
Here are your post-adoption offers
Read through these carefully and let your Adoption Counselor know if you have any questions.
Schedule your free vet exam (you have two options):
Option 1 – Using the VCA flyer, make an appointment at any VCA hospital listed on the back of the flyer in your adoption paperwork.
• This certificate is valid within the first 14 days after adoption.
Option 2 - Go to any vet of your choice using the “Free Vet Exam Certificate” given at time of adoption.
• This certificate is valid within the first seven days after adoption.
Register with Pet First Insurance by calling the phone number listed on the bottom of your info sheet:
- Thirty days of pet insurance is included with your adoption. Call 855-780-7387 and speak to a Pet First representative to activate your coverage while you wait to complete your adoption paperwork.
- Worry-free guarantee: There is no obligation or waiting period. Your coverage automatically expires after 30 days unless you choose to extend coverage.
Register with Finding Rover (www.findingrover.com):
- This is a free app to assist in finding animals faster, if they go missing.
- This app uses facial recognition to match your dog to your information. Your pet’s photo has already been uploaded to Finding Rover!
- To register, all you need is the email you gave to us at the time of adoption. From your cell phone, go to the Finding Rover website and follow the instructions for registration.
Behavior and Training:
- To schedule your free 1-hour training session with one of our expert trainers, please call 619-299-7012 ext. 2398.
- For behavioral questions and training tips, please visit our website. You will find various, free articles on behavior and training topics. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619-299-7012 ext. 2244 for behavior questions or training tips.
Create your FREE Pet Hub profile for your dog’s license:
- Create your pet’s free online profile on PetHub.com/SanDiego. All you need is the six-digit number located at the bottom of your pet’s tag (example: #SD123456).
- A dog’s license tag must be securely fastened to the dog’s collar or harness and worn by the dog at all times.
- If your dog is ever missing, a license tag provides a quick and accurate way of notifying you if someone finds your pet. It also provides proof that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies, as required by law.
San Diego, Escondido and Oceanside Campus Contact Information
For all return appointments, Wellness Center / post-adoption medical issues or behavior questions, please call 619-299-7012.