ELIMINATION GUIDELINES

FOSTER PUPPIES

Parvo Virus and Distemper Virus are a real threat to puppies. It is absolutely essential that your puppy never be in contact with common ground that other people’s dogs could come in contact with. Even wildlife can transmit these viruses in your backyard.

Because of this danger, we ask that you use the following guidelines for how to safely allow your puppy to eliminate.

IF YOU LIVE IN A SINGLE FAMILY HOME

Before Second Round of Booster Vaccinations

You puppies should be kept INSIDE, in a quarantined room with tile or vinyl floors at all times before their second round of booster vaccinations. Puppies will need access to puppy pads or newspapers for easy cleanup of waste.

After Second Round of Booster Vaccinations

After their second round of booster vaccinations, you may begin housetraining your pups by allowing them to go outside in your back yard only.  This may be done ONLY IF you do not allow any visiting or neighborhood dogs access to this area or have an open wooded yard that wildlife can access. NO FRONT YARD ACCESS as neighborhood dogs can walk there.

IF YOU LIVE IN AN APARTMENT, DUPLEX OR OTHER SHARED/MULTIPLE FAMILY HOUSING UNIT

Due to the dangers of contamination from other dogs, foster puppies housed in these types of living units MAY NEVER go outside in the hallway, stairs, lawns, yards, puppy parks, parking lot, rec room, swimming pool, exercise room, main office, neighbor’s apartment, or any other shared living space. Puppies will need access to puppy pads or newspapers for easy cleanup of waste.

Your foster puppy must be contained in the type of plastic carrying kennel any time you carry your foster puppy out the front or back door of your home.

 

 

 

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