Things to do before returning your dog to the shelter


1. Find a local dog Facebook Group for support, anything for the first time can feel overwhelming

2. Take a deep breathe and restart the process

3. Reach out to a pet partner to set you up for success, crate training, proper equipment and supply, basic commands, and potty schedule

4. Have your pet partner support you when you are away. Daily walks to continue your schedule

5. Daily affirmations- Give yourself grace, parenting is a full-time job. You are doing this!!


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