dog adoption

How to help settle in a newly adopted dog?

How to help settle in a newly adopted dog?

Tips to settle your newly adopted dog quickly


Provide On the go support for your dog

ADAPTIL Calm On-The-Go Collar is an excellent solution to help your newly adopted dog settle in and remain calm.

If the rehoming centre has not already put an ADAPTIL Collar on do it before they leave the centre.

ADAPTIL is clinically proven to settle dogs in quickly.

This will help the your newly adopted dog adapt and settle more quickly.


Prepare the home

  • Prepare a nice comfy bed for them - if they are used to sleeping in a crate, this would be a good place to start
  • Make sure their bed/crate is in an area where they will not be disturbed and that they also have plenty of water and toys available close by.
  • Keep to the same feeding times that they had previously.

Establishing a routine

  • Dogs like a routine, so establish one as soon as you can.
  • Training classes are a great way to help build a bond with your new dog, as you can both learn new things together.

We recommend:

ADAPTIL Calm On-The-Go Collar

Best to help the your newly adopted dog adapt in all situations

ADAPTIL Calm Home Diffuser

Works well too at home

Tips to help your dog cope after adoption

More tips to help your new dog settle in

Take a look at the ADAPTIL Blog to find top tips such as if you can change a dogs name after adoption and more expert advice to help your adopted dog. 

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Car travel and their first journey home

If your routine is likely to include a car ride, try to introduce them to your car gradually.  ADAPTIL Travel spray can help support your dog as they learn not to fear a car journey.

Helping your adopted puppy or dog settle in faster

An ADAPTIL Calm diffuser can help your dog settle into their new home and get used to the different environment, routine and other pets they are now living with. Plug in the diffuser at least 24 hours before your dog comes home. Follow these top tips to Help your Puppy settle into their new home.

Alternatively, if your pooch gets a little anxious when out and about, ADAPTIL Calm On-The-Go Collar is an excellent solution to help your dog stay calm wherever they go!

Introducing your newly adopted dog to your cat?

Be assured, not all dogs and cats chase each other like in Tom and Jerry cartoons! They can live very happily together and often become the best of pals, but it’s best to make introductions slowly and calmly to help each pet to co-exist on their own terms. 

Remember that with a lot of patience and love, your newly adopted dog will soon settle into their new home and family.