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Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog, or as it is sometimes called the Bobtail, is a large breed of dog that descends from the very old English pastoral type of dog. There are no records of the earliest types of herding dogs in England, but there are assumptions that some of the Bobtail?s ancestors might be the Smithfield, the Bearded Collie or the Russian Owtchar. The nickname Bobtail comes from the fact that it used to be a tradition to dock this breed?s tail. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Old English Sheepdog

The Old English Sheepdog, or as it is sometimes called the Bobtail, is a large breed of dog that descends from the very old English pastoral type of dog. There are no records of the earliest types of herding dogs in England, but there are assumptions that some of the Bobtail?s ancestors might be the Smithfield, the Bearded Collie or the Russian Owtchar. The nickname Bobtail comes from the fact that it used to be a tradition to dock this breed?s tail. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Becoming a Dog Trainer

Training dogs is not a piece of cake but can definitely be a very fulfilling job if you do it well. It might come up as a hobby, you might buy your own dog and decide to train him. Once you have all the info you need to know on the subject, you start working on your dog and everything is going great. He learns tricks, he listens to you, other people praise you and you get to wonder if you could do this for a living, for more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Child and Animal Safety

Dogs are just like little babies. They drool, cry, make a mess, play, chew on stuff they shouldn?t and most important, they love you. But there comes a time when you may want to expand your family. Maybe have a baby? If you do decide on having your very own bundle of joy, there are a few things you should know if you already own a pet. 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 The most successful mountain rescue dog ever was a St Bernard named Barry, who lived during the early 1800’s and saved 40 lives.

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