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Check back with us in Jan for new upcoming events
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Center for Health and Healing in TR will be hosting a fundraiser for us! Check it out!
Holiday Madness Raffle
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How to Choose the Best Dog for YOUR Family
Dogs and puppies can be a wonderful addition to your family, but remember they will bring a new dynamic to your lifestyle and require a long term commitment.
•   Do your research. With the advent of the internet it has become easier to find out a wealth of information about the breed you or your family may be interested in. If there are children under the age of five in the home they may not tolerate a puppy who may chew or nip with razor sharp teeth.
•  Consult your veterinarian about breed behavior as well as what it will cost you to provide annual wellness visits, vaccinations, flea and tick control and heartworm testing.
•  Do not rush your decision. This is a family commitment.
•  Look at animals up for adoption at your local shelter.
•  Do not be afraid to ask questions of the shelter staff as to the temperament of a dog that may interest you.
•  Ask for a family introduction with the potential new pet.
•   Think carefully about YOUR family.  Some areas to consider:
  1. Number of people in the household and their ages.
  2. Have you ever owned a dog in the past.
  3. Look at where you live. Is it rural, urban or a pet friendly neighborhood.
  4. Do you want a pure bred dog or a mixed-breed dog.
  5. Do you have other pets in the home.
  6. Have the other pets been around other animals.
  7. Are you willing to look at animals in your local shelter.
  8. Breed attributes and do they match what you are looking for.
  9. Who will be taking daily care of the new dog.
  10. How long will the dog be left alone each day and under what conditions.
  11. Are you physically able to exercise the dog.
  12. Does anyone in the family suffer from pet allergies.
  13. How active are you as a family and what level do you think the dog will be included.
  14. Is your yard fenced and if so is it high enough for your pet.
  15. Can you afford veterinary care, food, toys, grooming and pet sitting.
  16. Do you have up to 10 or more years to devote to your new pet. 

For more information on how to prepare your home for a new pet or how to pet proof your home, please visit 

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This is Nena, one of our new residents. She was surrendered by her owners. Sadly, this poor girl was not treated well at all and it shows physically and emotionally.
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Emmett's owner sadly passed away, that's how this guy ended up here at the shelter. He is 7 years old and quickly became a staff and volunteer favorite.
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