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It doesn’t happen overnight

The 3-3-3 rule is a general guideline for the adjustment period of a pet after adoption. Every pet is unique and will adjust differently. Please have patience and allow your new pet time to settle in.


days to decompress

  • feeling overwhelmed
  • may feel scared or unsure of what’s going on
  • not yet comfortable to be ‘himself’
  • may not want to eat or drink
  • shuts down and/or hides under furniture
  • tests the boundaries


weeks to learn your routine

  • starts settling in
  • feels more comfortable
  • realizes this could be his forever home
  • figures out his environment
  • lets his guard down, beginning to show his true personality
  • behaviour issues may appear


months to start to feel at home

  • finally feels completely comfortable in his home
  • begins building trust and a true bond
  • gains a complete sense of security with his new family
  • settles into a routine
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