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The Chihuahua Dog Breed

Chihuahua is a well-known breed that cannot be really mistaken due to its size and specific body characteristics. Although the origins of this breed are not fully known, it is believed that their ancestors were the Techichi, a breed domesticated by the Toltec civilization (the people that conquered the Mayans). Chihuahua was worshiped, being found in ancient tombs found by archaeologists, along with their owners, obviously mummified together. He was considered a sacred dog, believed to be involved in the passage of souls in the afterlife. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Cat Food Treats

Cooking tasty treats for your kitty is far healthier, safer and cost effective than buying commercial ones. It will offer a cat everything its body needs, and your mind will be at ease knowing that your cat has a healthy diet. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Skin Infections in Dogs

Occasionally, dogs may be bothered by itchy ears and paws, which may be a sign of skin infections – yeast related or bacterial. Sometimes, dog owners take these infections for allergies and choose the wrong treatment plan. This is why consulting a veterinarian is essential, every time your furry friend manifests such symptoms. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Bird Care Tips

Birds are great pets, lovely and entertaining, that allow their owners to get on with their lives, without requiring all their time and attention. However, this convenience doesn`t imply that birds do not need care. They are not decorations; they are feeling beings, having their own particular needs, even if they do not need us to devote all our time to them


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 Every year, nearly four million cats are eaten in Asia.

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