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The Italian Spinone

The Italian Spinone, otherwise known as Spinone Italiano, Italian Wire-Haired Pointing Dog or Italian Griffon, is a breed of dogs known for hunting. The breed exists since 500 B.C. Its roots are uncertain, but somehow, it managed to halt in Italy. It was originally bred as a gun dog. Nowadays, it became a versatile hunter and a prestigious companion. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Canine Cough

Sometimes, you may notice that your dog coughs and you don't know if it is something to worry about. As long it happens only now and then, you should not worry. On the other hand, when it happens often, and he cannot seem to be able to stop, you should consider visiting the vet. One of the most common type of canine cough is the kennel cough. This is also known as infectious trachebronchitis and it represents an infection of the upper respiratory system that might have several causes. Most dogs have a bacterium called Bortadella bronchiseptica that causes their cough. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

The Saint Bernard

The Saint Bernard has a placid, affectionate nature, but because of its massive size and strength requires careful training. Saint Bernards need plenty of space so be sure you can accommodate them. This is not a good apartment dog. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and ticks are some of the most dreaded hazards for dog owners. Most dogs are very vulnerable to these nasty critters, especially during the summer season. Virtually every dog will at least once suffer from fleas or other parasites during their lifespan. Dogs need exercise, therefore they must be taken outdoors often. This means that you can?t shelter them entirely from ticks or fleas, because the outside world is their environment. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org


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 A cat can jump up to six times its length

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