Adopting a pet from a shelter has numerous rewards for both the new owner and the animal. However, knowing how to integrate a rescue pet into a new home is crucial for ensuring a smooth and successful transition. With patience and understanding, the newly adopted pet will quickly become a priceless addition to the family.
Most shelter dogs come with some ready-made behavior problems, and those that don't will usually develop a few out of sheer ingenuity. And the stress of adapting to a new living situation and a new family is especially likely to bring out new bad habits or exacerbate old ones.