By: Jessie Sullivan, Adoption Manager
Do you remember slumber parties as a kid, where you played with your friends, stayed up late, and never wanted to go home?
Now you can re-create those memories and take an animal home for a slumber party, SICSA style!
Slumber parties take some of the stress out of the adoption process. If you’re unsure an animal will be a good fit in your home, get along well with your other pets, or cause allergy problems, you can take a dog or a cat home overnight before committing to the adoption.
Many adopters hope a dog will cheerfully run to them, tail wagging or a cat will happily jump in their lap when they first meet; but it can be difficult to discover an adoptable animal’s true personality in an environment that is often noisy and chaotic.
This can make many adopters afraid to commit. What if it doesn’t work out?
A slumber party allows adopters to take an animal home and hopefully see them flourish in a loving, comfortable environment. However, if it doesn’t work out, the animal can come back to SICSA without the guilt of an adoption return.
Even if the animal doesn’t get adopted, they’ve had an opportunity to get out of their kennel and get some extra attention, and we’ve also learned more about their personality which will help us find the right home for them next time. It’s a win-win-win for the animal, the adopter, and for SICSA!
Not all pets are available for slumber parties. For more information, please call us at 937-294-6505.