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- Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food and shelter for your pet. Domestic pets are completely dependent on their owners for their welfare.
- Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment. If you can't make the commitment, don't get the pet.
- Choose a pet that fits your lifestyle. Don't get a high energetic dog, if you don't have the time to exercise him. If you can't afford grooming or can't do the grooming yourself, pick a low maintenance dog.
- Spay or neuter your pets. There are too many homeless animals without adding to the problem.
- Don't make your dog a "backyard dog". Dogs strive on companionship and need to be with their owner.
- Be aware of weather conditions. Leaving your dog in the car on a hot day or in the yard without shade or water is risking your dog's life.
- Make sure your home is "pet" safe. Pesticides, medications, household cleaners and some houseplants can be deadly to your pet. Keep them out of reach.
- Provide veterinary care for your pet. Keep their vaccinations up to date and make sure they have annual checkups.
- Keep identification tag on your pet... it is your pets ticket back home. Both dogs and cats need ID!! Micro chipping is good too, but an external tag is essential, it could mean the difference of your neighbor returning your pet to you or turning him into the pound!
- Obedience train and socialize your animal.
- Don't let your pets run loose. Dogs should be walked on leashes.
- Provide your pet the proper diet. Obesity can be as deadly as malnutrition.
- Make sure your pet get proper amount of exercise.
- Take extra precautions during holidays like Fourth of July. It is the scariest time for pets; make sure your pets are secure indoors. Also protect your pet during Halloween.
- Be kind to your pet and show him/her with love... remember you are their world.
- Take special care of your pet during their senior years.
Losing a Pet
Losing your pet is stressful - both for you and your pet. Please include your local animal shelter and all veterinary clinics in your search for your pet. If your dog/cat is licensed or micro chipped; we will attempt to contact you so you can be reunited with your pet. It is vitally important any phone numbers connected to your pet's license or microchip are on file and up to date.
Other things you can do to find your pet:
- Post flyers in the neighborhood
- Ask your neighbors, mail carrier, or any other person in the neighborhood if they've seen your pet
- Place an ad in your local paper.
- Check your local newspaper in the "found" section