Magnificent Mutts collaborated with Redfin on a blog post about what to do for your home when you adopt a new pet:

Adopting a Shelter Pet: Expert Advice to Prepare Your Home for Your New Furry Friend

A little snippet from the post:

Designate a “safe haven” area for your pet 

Did you know dogs are den animals? Dogs prefer a safe space that is just big enough for them to feel secure. Bringing your new pet home for the first time can often be an overwhelming transition, and providing them with their own space can help them feel safe. Crate training not only gives your pet their own space to relax but also keeps them safe from getting into toxic household items or destructive behavior. – Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue