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After Adoption

7-Day Health Guarantee and Foster Period

We provide a 7-day health guarantee for each pet adopted from our facility. Within the first 7 days of adoption, if you discover a medical condition that existed prior to adoption, we’ll work with our vet partner, Animal Clinic and Hospital, to provide medical attention at no charge to you. During the first seven days, all medical decisions must be approved by HSoP. If you notice a non-emergent medical concern during your 7-day foster period, please contact HSoP before seeking vet care so we can arrange with Animal Clinic. 


The first 7 days are a trial period, we call it a foster period. This gives you time to decide for certain whether the adoption was a good fit for you and your family. We understand that 7 days is not very much time to get to know your new friend, or for your new pet to relax and feel completely comfortable. If you would like to have more time together before making a final decision, please contact HSoP. 


Any time after adoption, please feel free to contact HSoP for any counseling needs you may have with your new family member. We will always do our very best to help. 

How to help your new family member adjust during their transition from shelter to a home.


When you bring your new dog or cat home from the shelter, it's a day for celebration. However, try to look at things from your new friends’ point of view before jumping into any festivities. He has left a busy, noisy environment and is traveling in a car with new people he does not know to a place he does not know. It is no surprise that he may be a little anxious or overwhelmed.


Be patient. This is a huge change for your new pet! Even though all the humans involved know this is a positive change, remember to give your new friend the appropriate amount of time to learn this for themselves. Their last major life change was arriving at HSoP. It may take more time than anticipated to help your furry friend acclimate and understand that this unfamiliar place is now home. Sometimes, they can surprise us all and feel instantly at home! 


Take it slow. Focus on building a strong relationship and bond with your new pet before exciting them too much with outings like car rides, hikes, or dog park visits. Give them time to establish full trust in you before taking them to new environments or inviting large groups of people into your home. We understand that having a new addition to the family is very exciting! However, it's important that they have time to properly acclimate before being introduced to all of your family and friends. 


Contact HSoP


If you need advice, guidance, or counseling after adoption, we would be happy to help in any way we can. Please contact us with any questions and/or concerns. 


Call us at 208-883-1166

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Share your adoption Story!


Thank you for adopting and giving one of our animals a second chance in life!


Share your pets’ new beginning with us! We just love to hear how things are going for each of the companion animals adopted from HSoP. Your new family member had a profound impact on the lives of each of our staff members, and some shelter employees can even remember hundreds of HSoP alumni by heart! We each formed strong bonds with your pet during their stay with us, as we watched them change, grow, and in many cases, blossom into wonderful and loving companions. We are always so grateful to stay  "in the loop" and hear how past shelter residents are doing. All of our staff eagerly look forward to post-adoption photos, updates, and videos. Please always feel free to share how your furry best friend is enjoying their new life!


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