Adoption Handout

Bringing Home the New Dog

This informative guide should be placed in every adoption packet.  It addresses the most common issues that new dog owners face when adopting and bringing a new dog into their homes.  It is also a valuable guide for current dog owners to help in solving problems they may face with their current dogs.

Bringing Home the New Dog is a simple to read and understand guide that addresses everything from engagement training (building relationships), crate training, basics to dog ownership and basic obedience training tips.

If your rescue or shelter is interested in providing this guide to adopters please send us an email (use the contact link above) and include your rescue / shelter’s name, your address and about how many dogs your organization adopts out per month.

click here to see the front of the flyer

click here to see the inside of the flyer

now available en Español – click here…


We have had great feedback from Bringing Home Your New Dog !!  Not only have the new dog owners found them useful, but our staff has learned a thing or two.

Jim Lilli
Executive Director
Dunn County Humane Society


These handouts are the best I’ve seen and we are using them at our training events – great resource for people to read over and refer to after they’ve come to a class.
Kathy Davis
Executive Director
Jason Debus Heigl Foundation


These adoption handouts are wonderful.  People love them, and for such a small publication, they have SO much helpful info.
Freda Day
General Manager
Brown County Humane Society

The handouts have been very well received. The information is great and our adopters are very appreciative. Thank you.
Mary Beth Wegener
Executive Director
Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

The Bringing Home Your New Dog handout is an invaluable piece to support pet retention, humane education – hitting all the high spots you are so good at doing –
Melanie Pozez
Executive Director
Bark Avenue Foundation