Sunday, April 10, 2011

Pet Watch from the director- 4/10/11

When a potential adopter comes to the Humane Society looking for the newest canine member of their family, they are asked many questions. This helps us to find the best pet match for the family. These questions are ones that the potential adopter should ask themselves before coming to the shelter to adopt a dog.

When adopting a puppy, families must be aware of how much time and energy is needed to train and nurture a puppy. Puppies need a lot of leadership and guidance. Puppies also go through a teething stage where they will chew on everything in the house. It’s important to note that some dogs continue to chew up until the age of two. Most puppies are considered adult dogs when they reach one year of age. Less than one year is spent with the cute cuddly puppy, the next 10-15 years will be spent with the adult dog.

When adopting an adult dog, consideration needs to be given to your activity level, available room for your pet, and having time for social interaction with your new friend. Dogs are so adorable and yet can be so destructive if not trained and cared for properly. Other questions the family should ask themselves include: Are you the passive type? Can you be stern enough with the puppy or adult dog? What size dog do you want? Do you have a fenced yard? How long are you gone during the day? How much time do you have to walk or exercise the dog? Adopting a puppy or a dog should not be taken lightly. It should be a well thought out decision which involves the entire family.

You can take a look at our animals by logging on to the website

We can also adopt out the great animals from Animal Welfare when they are closed on Saturday and Sunday. So, please consider adopting and stop by the shelter. Our hours are: Monday - closed, Tuesday through Friday 1:00-6:00, Saturday 11:00-5:00, and Sunday 1:00-5:00. We are located at 1710 S. Main Street in Stillwater.

The Humane Society will hold their Annual Meeting which is open to the public on Monday, April 18, 2011 at Joseppi’s located at 223 E. Hall of Fame. The meeting will begin at 7:00PM.

Our current “needs list” includes cat litter, paper towels, High Efficiency laundry detergent, kitten food and white printer paper.

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