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Arriving home

PLEASE bring a suitable SAFETY HARNESS , a collar and two leashes with you when you pick up your dog.

You will receive the measurements from us before the transport.

The following illustration shows you how to properly secure your dog:

This may seem a bit exaggerated at first, but please keep in mind that transport is a lot of stress for the animals. It is therefore possible that the flight instinct prevails first and the animals try to wriggle out of the harness or collar.  


The driver will either put the animal directly in the car or help you put the harness on outside first. In both cases, please make your way home immediately so that the animal can come to rest there first.


At home it makes sense to prepare a quiet but central place for the animal. 

A transport box can also be used for this, in which the dog can find a secure place of retreat.

Please wait until the animal comes to you on its own and do not press it. 

Every animal reacts differently. Some are lively and proud to explore immediately 

her new kingdom. Others, on the other hand, hide themselves once and do not dare to move. 

Give your new roommate the time it takes to arrive. 

Children should keep their distance from the animal.

A careful contact, sniffing the hand, treats are enough, etc. as the first contact is strongly recommended. 

Don't scold if the first puddle spoils the living room floor. The dog must first learn how it works in your home.

It is also normal for many dogs to have diarrhea first. This is not pathological, but rather stress-related.


And finally to reassure you:

You can be sure that the animal offered by Stilyana for mediation is also suitable for a life in our environment. 

Here she selects very carefully for their suitability. Getting used to the line and 

The animals learn the basics of trust in people 

already by the Stilyana team.

Find the right partner for your cat

The rules of thumb:

1. Partner animals should be of a similar age

2. Hangover-hangover or cat-cat work better

3. The partner should be of a similar character

The probability that this constellation will succeed is higher.



The age should be similar. One should, for example. not give a kitten to an older cat. Because kittens have an incredibly high level of activity. It could be very exhausting for the senior.



People of the same kind stick together. Female cats tend to be more "object players", that is, they like to play with stuffed mice or chase after fishing rods. Hangovers are mostly "contact players", they usually play very physically. They really love to mess and tussle each other.


When “having fun”, hangovers often try to subordinate each other. That can be too much and scary for a cat.

She can see that as too rude and intrusive. Then in the worst case you have the cat who is too much of this rough game, and the frustrated tom who actually just wants to play.


The rule of thumb makes perfect sense, BUT it doesn't have to be that way. There are also cats who like to pound properly and can take action if the hangover becomes too much for them. Such constellations can also work, but you have to know the cat really well and be able to assess it. In addition, the cat should be well socialized.

But there are hangovers who don't exactly have the bullying gene and prefer to watch butterflies or gently nudge balls across the hallway. And here, too, another hangover that likes to fight can be too much. It's all individual. Here it is simply important that you take these rules of thumb as a basis and then look at how active the individual cat is.



The character and personality be similar. Here the cat should be described as well and individually as possible. - which games does the cat / tomcat like - how active - what preferences - what dislikes - has the cat already lived with a partner? What qualities did this partner have?

The merging

Since we nt could maybe would already have a cat and would like a suitable ‍ companion for your ‍ first cat.

And, here, it can sometimes take a lot of patience and perseverance to bring together two strange cats. The "reunification" can sometimes take several weeks or months in a single year.

But first your cat should arrive in rest. Prepare your new Fellnase for the first day a separate room in front with everything she needs (food, water, litter box, hiding possibly scratch any time), where they can relax after a long trip and carefully examine the new environment.


It can happen that a particularly anxious cat will not be seen for days in order to get out of its hiding place at night. ‍Give her the time and space when she needs and pressure she does not. Do not take them directly to the vet, since that always means enormous stress for the animal. We recommend this after 3-4 weeks at the earliest.


Then there comes the moment when both cats meet for the first time. Make sure to be present at this first meeting and be as relaxed as possible. How strong a cat expresses tension or distrust at its first encounter is of course individual, because the two cats are currently facing each other. "Suspicious" approach "is" but "often" enough "undramatic.

Behaviors that often appear in the first moments of merging and are usually not a sign that these two are not finding each other are:

  • Hiss

  • growl

  • Crouching down

  • Look for privacy protection

  • slow approach in a crouched position

  • Try to sniff the other cat's bum

  • Raising one front paw to threaten to strike

  • Strike the other cat with your front paw

  • Strike the other cat's head with your front paw as you approach it


Very often you can observe a kind of tense dance between the two cats, in which the two slowly get to know each other and continue to allow distance. Observe the behavior and separate the two if it comes to a bad fight.

Depending on the situation, it is advisable to initially keep the two cats separate. A lattice door provides the necessary barrier. Here both cats can first sniff each other through the bars and slowly get to know each other. Sometimes it helps to fix a privacy screen in front of the bars at the beginning so that both cats do not have eye contact, but only perceive the other's smell.

It can also help, for example, to give the other cat the blanket or mat to exchange smells. This can be repeated every few days, so the two can get to know each other even more intensively through the smell.


The positive reinforcement with treats helps in particular. It suggests to the cat, "when you see the other cat, something great happens". Here, the layer protection can also do a good job to allow a brief eye contact between the two cats and then to be rewarded immediately with a treat.

Not only treats, but also playing can break the ice. It is best to play with both cats on their side of the fence.

These actions should become a daily routine during the reunification and sometimes require consistent management and a lot of patience.

Help your cat relax by being relaxed yourself!

The gate can then be removed when both cats are completely relaxed after several encounters at the gate.

Here it is at your own discretion when the right time has come.

This is not a silver bullet for a successful merger, but it should help.  

Addition: We recommend the slow merging method at the lattice door!

Even if the lattice door is only in use for 48 hours,  a week or significantly longer, this method is usually the more effective way of getting to know each other in harmony. Give the cats the chance to get to know each other in peace so that they can meet as friends.

Behaviors that often appear in the first moments of merging and are usually not a sign that these two are not finding each other are:

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