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Pet Behavior Handouts and Resources

Congratulations! You've adopted a shelter pet!

Claim your complimentary vet visit with a Tucson veterinarian of your choice.

Adopters have two business days from the day of adoption to call any veterinary office of your choice in Tucson to confirm that they will honor the FREE vet office visit. It is recommended to make the appointment 1.5 - 2 weeks out so you have time to notice any changes in your pet's behavior, appetite, and overall health. Adopters will pay out of pocket for any medications or treatments recommended by the veterinarian. HSSA is unable to recommend any veterinarian offices.

Every pet is unique

That means every pet has unique needs. If your pet is having some behavioral issues, they may need you to teach them the right way to behave. Consistent positive, reward-based training can go a long way to take your pet from frustrating to fabulous!

We want to make sure all people who love pets have the tools to help them be the best they can be. Our library of tips and tricks is available for you to peruse and download. Share with friends and family and join us in our mission of helping pets and the people who love them!

What to expect after you adopt:

Watch our adoption follow up video below and remember to reach out if you are having any issues or questions about your new pet by emailing HSSA directly at adoptions@hssaz.org. Make sure to join HSSA's Facebook Adopters Group to share pictures and chat with HSSA staff and other adopters.