Adopting A Wrinkly Rescue Pup? Here's Your Guide!

Adopting a wrinkly breed of dog can be incredibly rewarding. Not only do they bring boundless joy and affection, but they also come with their own unique personalities. From the always-happy English Bulldog to the playful French Bulldog, these one-of-a-kind canine companions are sure to bring you many years of happiness. But before introducing them into your home, it is important that you properly prepare for the transition. This guide will provide you with the necessary tips and tricks to ensure that both you and your new pup have a successful transition into a life together.

The Most Important Step: Rescue Dogs

Rescue dogs often have a difficult time adjusting to their new environment and will require extra patience, love, and understanding while they acclimate. Unfortunately, many pet owners believe that adopting from a reputable rescue organization is too expensive or takes too much effort; however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Adopting from an animal shelter or rescue group can save you money in the long run and also give you peace of mind knowing that your pup has been properly cared for prior to adoption.

Preparing Your Home

Once you’ve found your perfect pup, it is important to start preparing your home for their arrival. Start by puppy-proofing your home - just as you would if you were expecting a human baby. Make sure that all electrical cords are out of reach, hazardous materials are stored away, and your furniture is in good condition (as puppies love to chew!). You should also make sure that there are no gaps in the walls or floors that could become escape routes for your pup.

Introducing Your Dog

When introducing a rescue dog into your home for the first time, it is important to take things slowly. Start by ensuring that your pup has enough space to explore and feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Invite friends or family members over who have already been properly introduced to your pup so that they can provide comfort and an additional source of security. While introducing your pup to other animals in the house, it is important to take everything slowly and make sure that there are no aggressive tendencies present.

Crate Training

One of the most beneficial steps you can take when introducing a new rescue dog into your home is crate training. Crate training allows your pup to become accustomed to their surroundings while providing them with a safe place when they need time alone. When first introducing a puppy to his/her crate, fill it with comfortable bedding, toys, and treats for added security.

Proper Care

It's important that you're educated on how to care for your new wrinkly friend. This includes providing them with adequate food, exercise, and basic grooming needs. Make sure to feed your pup a diet that is rich in nutrients and free from any fillers or added sugars.

They also need regular grooming to keep their coats healthy and wrinkles clean. For a consistent wrinkle care routine, we recommend starting your pup's skin care routine with Wrinkle Wipes to clean the area of any dirt and debris, followed by applying Wrinkle Paste to soothe the skin as well as to help prevent any future inflammation or infection. Using both Wrinkle Wipes and Wrinkle Paste together will get the most benefits out of each product and will ensure your pup is so fresh and so clean!

Providing Structure

The last step in introducing a rescue pup into your home is establishing structure. Creating daily routines and providing clear instructions will help your pup to feel secure and comfortable in their new home. Additionally, ensuring that you provide ample exercise opportunities and proper discipline will also be beneficial for both you and your pup.

The Bottom Line

Introducing a rescue dog into your home can be an incredibly rewarding experience; however, it is important to ensure that they are properly taken care of during the transition period. By following these tips, you can rest assured knowing that both you and your furry friend will have a successful introduction into life together!

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