Doggie Care

Caring for a dog (or any animal for that matter) is a huge responsibility, and one that should not be taken lightly. Before you adopt a dog, please consider:

Do I have the means to properly care for a dog? (Financial)
Do I have the time to properly care for a dog?  (Training and physical care)
How will this impact my life?

These are just a few questions you should ask yourself and your family members. A dog or other pet has rewards beyond anything that I can tell you, but remember the responsibility for the dog is as important as caring for your family. Your dog will become a loving part of your family. Think about it this way, adopting a dog is almost the same as adopting a child, although there is less paperwork and money spent, it should be looked at as nearly the same responsibility level. I'm not saying you should not adopt a pet, (there are millions out there that need a good home) I’m just saying think about it very carefully and make sure it is the right choice.

Spaying and Neutering

Big subject here, if you have read my bio on the pack page you know that I am a rescue dog. I was one of the lucky ones that found a great forever home. Many other dogs and cats do not, and are euthanized. I include cats in this because the numbers on The Humane Society of the United States web site includes cats and dogs. The sad truth is that the numbers are only estimates; there is no agency responsible for gathering this data and shelters do not have to report euthanized animals, and not all shelters report.

About four million dogs and cats are euthanized every year! That’s about one every eight seconds! In the time that it has taken you to read this far on the page, ten to twelve cats and dogs have been euthanized!

Stop the madness! Get your pet spayed or neutered! Ask your vet when is the best time to have the procedure done. If you get your pet from a shelter or rescue agency (good idea) and if they are old enough and have not been spayed or neutered the organization may offer this service.

 

Be sure to check out the other web pages dealing with health care, grooming and feeding.