Due to an overwhelming number of animals in need of sheltering services in our community, we are adjusting our intake policies frequently to best meet changing needs. Please check our Pet Surrender Process page before bringing any animal to any of our shelters for surrender. Read More

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.

Other resources

Schedule a Behavior Help Line appointment:
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Pet overpopulation is a serious problem. It costs the lives of millions of pets and costs communities millions of dollars a year. Nationwide, the number of pets entering animal shelters is estimated to be 6 to 8 million. Only about 30 percent of dogs and 2 – 5 percent of...

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Have you recently had your pet spayed or neutered at one of our mobile clinics? Download the post-surgery instructions here.

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Are you coming to one of our mobile spay/neuter clinics? Download the pre-surgery instructions here.

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Subsidized Food Bank/Human Services Organizations

Many food banks and city human services organizations offer pet food, so please check your local food bank and city website for pet food assistance.

Food Bank of the...

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Barking is the result of either anxiety or your dog being pre-genetically deposed to barking, like hounds. If you own a breed that is known to bark, then work on teaching your dog the "quiet" command (see below), provide plenty of outlets, and provide toys to keep them busy. Anxiety-related...

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