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Pet Resource Center

Getting help for your pet

Regardless of your dog or cat’s behavior, we offer several free options to help!

Our team of behavior specialists provides enrichment, daily training, and when necessary, additional behavior support to pets in our shelters so that they become the best possible candidates for adoption.

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Congratulations on adopting your new family member! Here are some important resources and information that will help keep your pet healthy and happy.

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Learn how to gently integrate a cat that's come from an under socialized situation into your house and life.

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Dogs that come from hoarding situations may have never lived with people. Learn what to expect, how to handle them and how to best ease them into their new living situation.

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Many of us at some point have experienced horses that don't respect us very much, or we experience trouble on the ground or in the saddle. These problems can be frustrating and intimidating, leaving us not knowing what to do.

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Learn how to handle and improve family cat on cat aggression so that both cats can live safely together.

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What is Canine Rivalry?

Canine rivalry refers to repeated conflicts between dogs living in the same household. Animals that live in groups, like dogs, establish relationships through which the individuals involved interact and live together. The roles that the individuals play...

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Clicker training uses a precise sound (a click) to tell the cat that he has done something to earn a reward. Think of the clicker as the shutter of a camera: you click when you see the correct "picture" of the behavior you're training your cat to...

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If you allow your cat to wander around outside on her own, without your supervision, she is susceptible to any of the following tragedies:

  • Being hit by a car
  • Ingesting a deadly poison, like antifreeze or pesticide
  • Being trapped by a unhappy neighbor or picked up by animal control
  • ...

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Safe Toys

There are many factors that contribute to the safety or danger of a toy. Among them are your cat's size, activity level and personal preference. Another is the environment in which your cat spends his time. Although we can't guarantee your cat's enthusiasm or his safety with any...

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Training Tips

By this time, your cat can probably perform a few behaviors, such as "sit," "touch" and "watch me," some of the time. However, you've probably found that with any small change in the environment your cat may "forget" what he's just learned. Teaching your cat the new behavior...

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Living with a cat can be beneficial to children. Cats can enhance a child's self-esteem, teach them responsibility and help them to learn empathy.

Selecting a Cat

Under 2 years of age

  • Time and energy: Require a lot of time, patience and supervision.
  • Safety: May become frightened or even...

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Living with a dog can be beneficial to children. Dogs can enhance children's self-esteem, teach them responsibility and help them to learn empathy. However, children and dogs may not always automatically start off with a wonderful relationship. Parents must be willing to teach the dog and the child acceptable limits...

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Courtesy of The Humane Society of the United States. All rights reserved. Need to go out of town? A boarding kennel can give your pet quality care while you're away, giving you peace of mind. However, before you load Fido and Fluffy into the car and drive them to the...

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During cold weather months, it's always a good idea to take extra precautions when it comes to the well-being of your pets. Here are some guidelines for when the temperature drops:

  • Make sure all pets have a warm place to sleep in the house, off the floor and away...

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Crate training your dog may take some time and effort, but can be useful in a variety of situations. If you have a new dog or puppy, you can use the crate to limit his access to the house until he learns all the house rules, such as what he...

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