Caring for your Furkids

Thank you for adopting me.

You didn’t care how I looked and that I wasn’t pedigree.

You showed me that I am not disposable and that I am loved.

You brought back the wag in my tail, the sparkle in my eyes, And the shine in my coat.

You gave me the chance to become the dog I am now.

You gave me a warm place to sleep in your home.

NOW I have a family I can call my own!!


Moving to a new home can be stressful for dogs. It’s an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar people and animals. Some dogs experience stomach upset and diarrhea, or exhibit a loss of appetite for a few days.

House-trained dogs may regress and have accidents. Some will shy away from you for a while until you earn their trust. Be PATIENT with your new dog, it may take a while for him to trust you and you to trust him. How long it takes is different for every dog – it could take anything from three days to three months for them to settle in. It is important to show it in all your actions that he is safe with you.

Should you have any problems or questions during the adjustment period of your Paw Prints Rescue and Rehoming adoption, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Now I have arrived at your home, everything is strange, and I don’t feel good.

Do not be impatient if I don’t sleep in my new bed – Yesterday I slept on a stone floor.

Do not be terrified if I gobble up my food – Yesterday I had to do it to survive.

Do not get angry if I pee on your floor – Yesterday it did not matter.

Do not be sad if I am afraid of your loving hand – Yesterday I did not have one.

Have patience with me, it’s your world but not yet mine.

If I trust you, I can give you the greatest gift I have to give – My Heart.

Please never forget, I was a rescue dog ALL I need is a bit of time to adjust.

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It’s important your puppy learns the right place to go to the toilet.

To Prevent indoor accidents

  • Offer lots of toilet breaks
  • Praise your puppy when they go in the correct place
  • Watch you puppy like a hawk and limit their chances to pee indoors. If your puppy squats, whisk them straight outside.
  • Offer you puppy a toilet break:
    Every 20-30 minutes
    During walks
    15 minutes after a meal
    During and After physical activity
    Before bedtime and straight after a nap

When your puppy squats on the toilet spot, repeat the cue word “toilet” and give your puppy a treat. Repeat this each time your puppy toilets. They’ll quickly link peeing in the right place to getting a reward. Simple!


Puppies need to chew. The trick is to get them to chew THEIR stuff, not yours.

Puppy proofing is very important, so your puppy doesn’t get their teeth into your shoes, books, cables, furniture or clothes. If you catch your dog chewing on something they shouldn’t, trade them for a toy that is appropriate.

Praise your puppy whenever you see him chewing a puppy toy.

Give your dog plenty of physical and mental exercise.

Bored puppies are great chewers, so prevent boredom with exercise and play.