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Ticks and How to Remove Them From Your Dog

To remove an attached tick, you will want to use first a pair of fine tip tweezers or special tick removal instrument. Is important that you do this because you do not want to crush the tick and force harmful

Coping with Arthritis in Your Dog

One of the easiest ways to prevent arthritis in your dog is to start a good exercise program at a local dog park if possible. You don't want the exercise to be too extreme, but you do want to make sure they are getting enough exercise to properly move their muscles and joints.

How can I remove pet urine stains and odor from my carpet

If you have a pet, then you?ve probably had to clean up some urine or feces stains from an accident or two at some point. Whether during house training a new puppy or not letting your pet outside in time to go potty,

Treating Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

What causes hip dysplasia in dogs? Canine hip dysplasia, or CHD, in dogs is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that in it's most severe form, can eventually cause crippling lameness and painful arthritis of the joint in the hind end


Animal Shelter Frequently Asked Questions
1. How can I volunteer?
2. How old do I need to be to volunteer?
3. Can I volunteer to work with a shelter in order to fullfill my community service hours?
4. I have a dog/cat that I can no longer care for, can you take him/her in?
5. I lost my dog/cat can you help me find it?
6. I found a dog/cat what can I do?

1. How can I volunteer?

If you would like to volunteer, the best thing to do is to use our shelter search feature, after entering your zip code and searching for local shelters, pick up the phone and give them a call. Most shelters rely on and are happy to have any help you can provide them.

2. How old do I need to be to volunteer?

The age varies from shelter to shelter, although the general answer is 15 without an adult, and 12 with an adult we recommend calling the shelter ahead of time to find out if they have any special age requirements. You can go here and use our shelter search feature.

3. Can I volunteer to work with a shelter in order to fullfill my community service hours?

This would depend on the status of the shelter. Most shelters can help you fullfill your community service hours, however we recommend calling ahead to verify that the shelter in question will meet your requirements.

4. I have a dog/cat that I can no longer care for, can you take him/her in?

We do not take in animals, we are an online resource who provide the shelters, rescues and community with a way to work together to find more animals a loving home. If you would like to sign up for a free account to post your pet on our site please click here You do not need to be a shelter to add your pet to our database.

5. I lost my dog/cat can you help me find it?

If you have lost your pet, we suggest you do a couple of things. First please create a free account here and add your pet with a status of lost. If someone does find your pet they will be able to search for any lost pet in our database. If your lost pet is listed the chances of your pet being returned are significantly higher. We also suggest that you read our lost and found FAQ.

6. I found a dog/cat what can I do?

If you have found a dog/cat, we suggest you do a couple of things. First please create a free account here and add the pet with a status of found. If someone uses our search to look for found pets in our database you listing the pet will significantly increase the chances of reuniting the owner and pet. We also suggest that you read our lost and found FAQ.

Animal Shelter Facts

Did you know that there are approximately 68,000,000 owned dogs in the United States?

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