RSPCA – adopting a puppy or kitten

by / Monday, 29 October 2012 / Published in News Archive, Small Animals

ZiggyWhen a puppy or kitten is adopted at the Vet Cross Pet Superstore the new owners are able to receive plenty of help and advice from our experienced staff. For many new owners this may be their first puppy or kitten and it can be a daunting prospect for some, what to feed, how to toilet train, how to teach the basic sit command, in fact how to do any of the many things involved in raising a young pup or kitten.

When you adopt an RSPCA puppy or kitten they are already vaccinated, desexed and microchipped but that isn’t all they will need and to help you remember you will receive a Vet Cross folder full of information and advise that you can refer to once you and your new furry friend get home.

Your folder will also hold the necessary signed certificates to say your pup/kitten has been desexed, vaccinated and microchipped, all of these documents are important in one way or another.

  • Sterilisation Certificate – is proof your pet has been desexed for council registration purposes.(Council registration fees are reduced for desexed dogs as are the fines should your dog ever be impounded.)
  • Vaccination Certificate – if you ever need to board your puppy or kitten all reputable boarding kennels and Catteries will ask for proof of vaccination. It’s compulsory for dogs to have their Kennel Cough vaccination before they can board.
  • Microchip Form – This is a copy of all the information held by central records in the event of your pet getting lost or stolen, it is strongly advised that you update your files if you ever move. The microchip number on this form is the microchip that has been placed under the skin of your pet in between their shoulder blades. This chip can be scanned by any veterinarian or vet nurse, any council officer or RSPCA / Animal Refuge attendant and is proof of your ownership.

Vet Cross is passionate about promoting animal welfare in the community and believes the key is ensuring pets are desexed, vaccinated and microchip when they are rehomed. This is why we support the RSPCA with the adoption centre in the Pet Superstore with the aim of providing another central location where more good homes can be found for the many animals the RSPCA have to rehome on a regular basis. The centre is cost free to the RSPCA with all proceeds from adoption sales going to this great charity.

The RSPCA adoption centre in the Pet Superstore is open 7 days a week on Enterprise St




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