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89 North 100 East
Heber City Utah
Wed-Fri 1:00 - 5:00 Sat-Sun 10:00-5:00
Common Dog Adoption Questions
Where Does The Dog Come From?
Paws For Life pulls dogs from high kill shelters from the state of Utah and beyond. Some have been abandoned, and many have been owner surrendered for a number of different reasons. We will provide all the background we have for each dog in our care.
Has the dog received any veterinary care?
All our dogs are screened by a licensed veterinarian upon arriving at Paws For Life. We treat conditions as needed, and insure that all dogs are fully vaccinated, spay/neutered and microchipped. We will also make you aware of any medical issues we have identified.
How long does it take a rescue to adjust to its new home?
For a well socialized dog, the adjustment process can take, on average, two weeks to two months. For under-socialized dog it can take up to a year or longer to become accustomed to the new environments, people and routine.
Will Paws For Life take the dog back if it doesn't work out with my family?
Yes. We will always take back our dogs and ask that you surrender the dog to us if you cannot keep him/her for any reason.
Common Cat Adoption Questions
How do I choose the cat that is right for me?
The most important thing to consider in a cat is its personality. Does it get along with other cats? With dogs? Is it alright being alone during the day or does it always need company? Is it a lap cat, or more of an independent soul? Decide on what personality traits matter most to you, and keep an open mind about everything else.
What is the best cat combination?
When bringing in a new adult cat, our experience has shown that a male/female combination is the best. But it totally depends on the cats in question. Just like each person is unique, each cat is unique.
What is the average life of a cat?
Outdoor cats live an average of six years, while indoor cats live an average of almost 20.
What are the signs of a happy cat?
- Vocal clues. Cats can be very vocal, especially when they’re happy.
- A healthy appearance. If cats feel good, they will keep themselves well groomed.
- A relaxed posture.
- Playful behaviour.
- A good appetite.