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Careers Dealing with Animals

Do you Love animals? Do you think you might like a career working with animals? Here's a short list of the different types of careers working with animals that you might find helpful, for more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Dog Bite Treatment

Dog bites are very serious injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Even if the dog has had all of his shots you should still get treatment right away. For more information visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

How to Handle Aggressive Dogs

There are several dog breeds that are known for being aggressive, and people usually breed them for this purpose only: security. This does not mean that other dogs cannot surprise you and become aggressive once in a while, for more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org under Pet Tips

Ferret Pet Care

Ferrets are quickly becoming a very popular pet among animal lovers. They’re cute, cuddly and quite friendly, and coexist peacefully with any other pets that are in the house. They might not replace more traditional pets like dogs or cats, but any ferret owner can tell you that they make for excellent companionship


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 neutering makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights?

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