Adding a new pet to your family is an important decision. There are many ways to acquire a new pet, be it from a rescue, a humane society or other adoption facility, or from a breeder. But how do you know if you are working with a reputable source? Here is a list of questions to help! Rescues: 1. Do they have you fill out an application. It should look at your plans for neutering/spaying (if not already done), your knowledge about pets and their interactions, your training intentions, and what your household is like (other pets, children, adults, work schedule, activity level, etc.) A good rescue wants to place pets in the best possible situation for the animal, so they will try to find a good fit with lifestyle and pet personality. They may even ask for references, such as your current veterinary clinic. 2. Do they do “meet and greets” where current pets and the new pet get to meet, or home visits to see how the pet interacts with the family? 3. Do they work with you for training issues, behavioral issues, or offer to take the pet back if it does not work? Again, they should have the pet’s best interest at heart, so if it does not work […]Learn More
Heritage Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinarian clinic that provides examinations, diagnostic services, dental care, surgical services, medicine, grooming and boarding services in Maple Grove, Minnesota. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of pet care possible and facilitating an environment where client communication and education are at the forefront of our practice.
12624 Base Lake Road
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Mon-Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Sat: 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.