Preselection Counseling

At Amherst Small Animal Hospital, pets are part of the family. But, unlike our human families, we get to choose our furry family members! We are here to help you take into account your needs, wants and lifestyle, and help you find a pet who will fit well into your life. We can also help you make good decisions regarding what kind of pet might fit in best with the pets you already own.

When you set up an appointment for preselection counseling, we will ask you a series of questions to help you understand what your lifestyle and any current pets will allow when it comes to your next pet, and help you figure out how different breeds of pets will or won’t fit into your life. We will help you learn how to choose an ethical breeder, or how to find a reputable rescue group, and the pros and cons of each. We will direct you to resources for things like housetraining/litter training, obedience training, and troubleshooting.

Please click here to fill in our online Preselection Counseling form.  We will contact you as soon as possible to set up an appointment, and review any necessary details.  Once you have submitted your questionnaire and booked an appointment, our team will work together to come up with suggestions for you. At your appointment, we will review these suggestions with you and discuss any questions or concerns you may have, along with providing you with information about topics like: selecting an ethical breeder, questions to ask rescue groups and shelters, tips about what to watch out for, puppy/kitten/new adult pet care, etc.

Click here to read what our clients have to say about this service.