What's in a House Check?
to adopt that beautiful kitten from the shelter, but they
tell you you need a "house check". You either start to scrub
your floors, or you become angry and tell them they have no
right to come to your house to "check" it. But you don't need
to do either!
group and animal shelter has a different policy and different
questions that they ask, but here are some of the good reasons
to agree to a house check:
outside professional person will be able to instantly spot
potential trouble spots - loose cables that could be chewed,
steep stairs where a younger animal could fall, holes in
the fence, etc.
house checker should talk with you about how to help your
new animal adapt to his new environment.
- If this
is your first time adopting this kind of animal, the house checker
can provide you with invaluable advice about nutrition,
exercise, litter boxes, bedding, introduction to the family,
and overall socialization of the animal.
house checker is ideally available for you to call after
the adoption in case you have questions or problems.