We look for a safe and positive environment for a dog but it depends on each specific dog’s needs. In general, we make sure there are no ways a dog can escape, such as gaps in a fence, or balcony that may pose a major risk. We also look for evidence of harmful chemicals such as rat poisons, roach hotels, automotive supplies (such as antifreeze, which tastes sweet to animals) or things like loose wires that could pose a threat (especially if adopting a puppy!).
Keeping your trash behind closed cabinet doors, or in a trash can with a secure lid are highly recommended. If we find a potential hazard, depending on the danger level, we may wait until the hazard is fixed prior to allowing the dog to move to its new home.Back to the FAQ