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Helpful Information For New Pet Adopters

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HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR NEW PET ADOPTERS

Congratulations on adopting your new family member! Here are some important resources and information that will helpkeep your pet healthy and happy.

Medical Care

If you have a concern about your pet’s health and it falls outside of the Connect for Care program coverage, please call 720.241.7100 to see if there is additional support the Dumb Friends League can provide.

If calling outside regular business hours, you will hear a recording with information on emergency pet clinics in the Denver metro area.

Behavior Help

If you have concerns about your pet’s behavior, please visit ddfl.org/behavior-help to see our pet behavior handouts or make an appointment to speak with a behavior specialist on our free Pet Behavior Helpline.

Pet Licensing & Vaccinations

Most Colorado counties require that pets be licensed and registered, as well as vaccinated against rabies. Please check with your local animal care and control agency for the specific requirements in your city or county. Also, please discuss an appropriate vaccination schedule with your veterinarian when you attend your free wellness exam.