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Resources for New Pet Owners

The following pages include Pixel-approved resources and educational material to help you along your doggy journey. Whether looking for a dog trainer to wanting to learn more about the benefits of spaying or We also encourage you to check out some of these great articles by our fellow rescue and education organizations! Help Find Lost Pets! Sign up for Lost Pet Alert e-mails from Home Again and get alerted when a pet is missing in your neighborhood. Keep your eyes peeled and you may help reunite a furry friend with their family. Pet Overpopulation The American Humane Association notes that "approximately 8 million stray and unwanted animals are taken in by shelters across the country each year. Tragically, about 3.7 million -- nearly half -- of these animals must be euthanized because good homes cannot be found for them. In fact, shelter euthanasia is the leading cause of death for both dogs and cats in the United States." - Click here to read more about the causes of pet overpopulation and what you can do to help. Just Adopted Congrats, you've made the choice to adopt a dog. Check out PetFinder's article Bringing Home Your Newly Adopted Dog to learn about how to transition your pup into your home. Adoption Applications - What's With All the Questions? Geez, I'm taking a dog off your hands, what's with the third degree? Please remember that we care about these dogs deeply and finding a safe, loving home is our top priority. Are You Prepared for a Major Disaster? Do you have a plan in place to keep your pets safe if a hurricane, tornado, or ice storm were headed your way? Take the ASPCA's quiz and find out and read these tips for disaster preparedness. Taking precautions now may make all the difference. House Training House training is a delicate period in a dog's life as they learn to go potty on a schedule. We suggest reading the ASPCA's Dos and Don't of House Training for some helpful tips on how to make your little man or lady a success! Keeping Your Dog Safe Through the Seasons Certain dog breeds are more sensitive to heat or cold. Check out some great articles by the Humane Society of the United States for getting through the summer and winter months. Have a Problem? PetFinder has an incredible resource library on how to handle some common dog problems, including:


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