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Animal House Pet of the Week - February 15, 2011

The Sacramento & Co. Animal House introduces "Honey"

Honey (ID#A361270), is a 2-year-old female, red "All American Mutt."  Honey has a bit of Beagle in her, but does not display the typical "Beagle barkiness."  She gets along with dogs of all sizes and is very people friendly.  Honey weighs about 15 to 20 lbs. and has the most luxuriously soft red fur.  Since she is currently in a foster home, the shelter will have to schedule Honey for a "meet and greet" with potential adopters.  Honey will be eagerly waiting for your call to meet her!        

Honey has not yet been spayed, but will be prior to going home to her new family.

Animal House Pet of the Week - February 8, 2011

The Sacramento & Co. Animal House introduces "Wisdom"

Wisdom is a 4-year-old male, orange tabby domestic long hair kitty.  This is one mellow fellow!  Wisdom is gentle, friendly and very affectionate. He likes to be carried, enjoys being brushed and loves getting pets.  Wisdom is the quintessential lap cat.  He has been introduced to other kitties and doesn't seem to be bothered by them.  If you are looking for a kitty who will kick back and keep you company while reading or watching TV, Wisdom is the one for you.     

Wisdom has already been neutered, so he can go home the same day he is adopted. 

Sacramento City Animal Care Services Center
(916) 808-PETS
(916) 808-7387
http://www.sacpetsearch.com

Moving Your Pets to a New Home - February 7, 2011

Moving your pets to a new home, whether it's across town or across country, can be stressful for everyone involved.  Our pet vet, Dr. Lisa Hess, joins us with some useful tips on how to make sure Fluffy, Fido and you make the transition with as little worry and stress as possible.

How to help pets during a move

-Get your pets used to being in a crate

-Keeps pets out of the way of the movers

-Make sure your pets have tags and leashes

-Travel with a health certificate (if needed), Veterinary records and a recent photo

-See your Veterinarian prior to moving for sedatives or anti car sickness medications.

Animal House Pet of the Week - February 1, 2011

The Sacramento & Co. Animal House introduces "Cookie"

Cookie (ID#A361999) is a 1-1/2 year old female, brown and white Boxer and Pit Bull Terrier mix.  Loaded with Boxer energy, Cookie LOVES to play fetch and do "zoomies" around the yard.  She is the ideal walking companion, as she doesn't pull on the leash.  Cookie is a friendly, good natured and energetic young adult, who would love to be adopted into an active household.

Cookie has not yet been spayed, but will be prior to going home to her new family.     

Sacramento City Animal Care Services Center
(916) 808-PETS
(916) 808-7387
http://www.sacpetsearch.com

 

Naughty puppy, bad kitty!

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Sacramento police dogs raising money through calendar

SACRAMENTO, CA - Four-legged members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department have a new job -- they're furry calendar models.

Dogs from the department's K9 unit are featured in a 2011 calendar designed to raise funds for the nonprofit Sacramento Sheriff K9 Association.

A 3-year-old German shepherd named Ronin is Mr. June. He's shown posing dramatically with his handler on the bank of the American River as a sheriff's helicopter hovers overhead.

The money raised will help pay training  costs for working dogs and medical costs for retired animals.

The calendars are $20 and can be ordered on the Sacramento County Sheriff's K9 Association Website through their online store.

Pet owners get financial break

Sacramento and Yolo County pet owners can now apply to have their pets spayed or neutered for just $20 per dog and $15 per cat as part of “Spay Day Sacramento” on March 6.  This is a savings of 90 percent or more on this routine, but important veterinary procedure.  Spaying or neutering dogs and cats leads to better health and improved behavior and reduces the number of animals entering area shelters.

Qualifying pet owners must be either Sacramento or Yolo County residents and have an annual household income of $35,000 or less.  There is a 2 animal (dog and/or cat) limit per household.  Proof of income will be required.