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Choosing the Right Veterinarian

Choosing the right veterinarian for your pet takes time and patience. Do your research before choosing a vet, ask for referrals from friends who have pets. Here's a short list of things you need to look for in a veterinarian. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshleter.org

Best Pet Birds for Kids

If you are in the market for birds, you should know that they need a lot of attention, sometimes more than other pets. They are also very sensitive animals. And they are very cute and sweet! Popular birds for pets include canaries, pigeons, parrots, budgies and finches. Birds get along well with kids and are affectionate. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Detecting Hypothyroidism in Your Dog

Hypothyroidism is the most common hormonal disorder encountered in dogs and it usually develops between the ages of 4-10. Normally, this disorder affects neutered and spayed dogs. A lot of breeds are affected by this disease, like golden retrievers, pinchers, English greyhounds, Irish setters, dachshunds, poodles, boxers and many more. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org

Types of Natural Dog Flea Treatments

If you own pets then your bound to have to deal with fleas at some point in time. With all the topical store brand flea treatments out there it's hard to choose the right one sometimes. Here are a few DIY flea treatments you can make yourself for your pet. They're safe and easy to use, and they're all natural. 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 Basically, cats have a lower social IQ than dogs but can solve more difficult cognitive problems when they feel like it

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