Experts agree that a dog requires a mere 15 minutes of one-on-one time with his/her owner each day to be happy, healthy, and well-adjusted. Pets reduce personal stress and can add years to your life and even decrease the amount of medication you take - try to make time for your AND your dog.
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If so, you more than likely signed a contract stipulating that the pet can/should be returned if you decide or can no longer keep them. So you must first contact that organization.
Here are two (2) resources to help your baby and pet live together. Introduce New Baby to Your Dog and Safety Tips for Kids and Dog.
There are apartments, rental homes, and condos that accept pets. Many places will even allow you to spread a pet deposit over multiple months. Check out Pet-Friendly Rentals in our county!
Moving into housing that doesn't accept animals is stressful and a common occurrence. Please tap/click here to support services.
Also, consider asking a friend, coworker, family member to care for your pet on a temporary basis. That way, the animal can still be in your life!
Many problems can be improved by having your pet spayed or neutered. Please call our shelter directly to find out ways we can assist with this, 704-878-5424.
Is your dog having trouble getting along with other animals, or are there other behavioral issues that have led to your decision to give up your dog? If so, let us help you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can recommend a local trainer. Take a look at some of these wonderful ASPCA articles as well:
-Barking too much
-Cats not using the litter box
-Cat Urine Marking
-Cat Destructive Scratching