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New Adopter- Post Adoption Info

Thanks so much for adopting from Motley Zoo!

We hope that your new furry family member(s) is settling in well! Please feel free to share any stories or concerns you may have - we'd love to know how your sweetheart(s) is doing!


Action Items For New Adopters:


1. Shop for Pet Insurance - It can literally be the difference between life and death!

It is critical that you consider pet insurance (especially before any young pet acquires a pre-existing condition)! Being prepared can literally be the difference between being able to save your pet's life- or face surrender/ euthanization in a crisis. Many animals we take in are from such happens when you least expect it!

We can't offer specific recommendations as each plan is different for each animal- but Trupanion is a local company with good reviews!


2. Register your new pet's microchip

Motley Zoo uses the 24PetWatch brand chips. You can register the chip with them and it should be free. They do offer other paid features but you do not need these- so please be aware when selecting your options.


There is also a FREE database that has no ties to any other offers, services or products called, Found Animals. The service is provided by The Michelson Foundation, a private organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals. 



3. Pet Licenses

You may have been given a temporary King County pet license at the time of your adoption, but if you live outside that jurisdiction, your city and or county may require you to obtain a pet license from them.


There are many benefits to having a pet license. A license is the fastest way toward reuniting with a lost pet. As well, funds from such licenses go to fund animal control efforts- not just to keep animals off the street, but to fund shutting down dog fighting rings, building cases against animal abusers and more.


Not only is it the law in some areas (and you can be fined for not having a license), but your funds are going to promote better animal stewardship in your community.


Licenses are required in King County or in Seattle, if you live within city limits. Please check with your county for the laws regarding your community.



4. Employer Donation Matching

Your employer may offer the amazing benefit of matching donations (including hours volunteered), so please check with them to see if your contribution can be matched!

These funds are critical to amplifying our efforts to save the lives of animals in need!


We are already in the databases of many companies that offer this- and if you don't see us in your, please tell us so we can inquire about how we can be included!



5. Training and Boarding

We recently lost our Redmond facility when the building was condemned (and have been unable to find a new location that will rent to us with dogs in or around Redmond)- but we still have some options available for your dog!

Dog Walking

We offer dog walking services in and around Redmond- and we recommend combining this service with our training options (below).


Rock Star University

RSU is daytime training for your pup- and you don't have to be there! Your dog will spend one hour of direct one-on-one time with a trainer at your home. 


We record homework assignments for you to practice- and we have other options for you to participate in person as well.


Other Trainers

Method K9 has generously offered a 50%, deep discount on their awesome online training program! Use code "MotleyZooRules" for an efficient, effective, and affordable training opportunity.



We now run MZ Woods Creek Kennels in Monroe so we can board new and OG clients in a more traditional kennel setting. We are extremely busy though so be sure to get your requests in as early as possible!


Cat sitting is not an option for us, though we can refer you to others we know and trust! 

6. Updates & Issues
We love hearing updates about our animals and we encourage you to send them as often as you can! Sometimes what helps us smile on the toughest of days (of which there are many in rescue), is the update from a Rock Star, reminding us that this work is critical and indeed, makes a difference. 
As well, we certainly hope everything goes smoothly when you get your Rock Star home and start settling in- though on occasion some issues may arise.
Please tell us immediately if you have any concerns about anything- especially health or behavior!
Our role and commitment are not just to find the animals new homes, but to help support these animals and their families once they are united. Many times some simple advice can be the difference between a successful adoption and a returned animal.
Thankfully returns don't happen often, however when they do, we find most people were suffering in silence, dealing with issues they didn't know how to manage...but never said a word to us. Please don't let that happen!
We'd like to note as well, that we are likely the BEST resource to ask first! No one knows about tricks and tips like us- and we know the animals better than anyone else.
It doesn't hurt to ask us- but it may hurt if you don't!
7. Pet Resource info from Bayer
This page offers some resources on basic pet issues. Take a look!
Coupons, brochures & special offers

Click image to download / print above Petco offers PDF file.

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Animal Wellness FREE Digital Subscriptio
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Live in Washington state?  Show your support for animal welfare by rockin' a specialty license plate advocating to SPAY, NEUTER & ADOPT - definitely something we can get behind! 


These specialty plates can be purchased through the Department of Licensing. $28 of the purchase price goes to The Washington Federation of Animal Care & Control Agencies to support their  Spay/Neuter Grant Program. 


ID your pet in style and help rock rescue! Dog Tag Art supports animal welfare through their program allowing nonprofit shelters & rescues to receive donations of free pet ID tags!  Check them out for their fun designs that support rescues like Motley Zoo!  

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