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Remember Pet Safety during the 4th of July

Remember Pet Safety during the 4th of July

 County Animal Shelter wants your pets to remain happy and safe in their homes

Sacramento, Calif. – The Sacramento County Animal Care Facility reminds pet owners to plan ahead for the coming 4th of July holiday and keep dogs and cats safe in their own homes.

“Our stray animal population spikes during the 4th of July period. The fireworks stands are open and people celebrate early,” said Dave Dickinson, Animal Care Director. “Dogs and cats get scared and escape. Plan in advance to keep your pets calm and safe in their homes and avoid having to make a trip to the shelter to find your pet.”

Safety Tips:

Resist the urge to take your pet to fireworks displays. You’re asking for trouble, as most pets have a very strong fear of loud, sudden noises which are like to evoke their “flight or fight mode.” Fireworks can cause true terror in a pet.

Pet of the Week- Maisy

Pet of the Week- Maisy

Maisy turned ONE years-old this week and the best gift for her would be an adoption!

Pet of the Week- Thor

Pet of the Week- Thor

Are you looking for a friendly, out-going cat who gets along great with other felines? "Thor" is your boy! A little over one-year-old he is young enough to be playful and energetic, but is full grown and starting to figure out just who he is. If you've just met him, you're probably best friends. That's "Thor's" style.

Front Street Shelter Adoption Events

Front Street Shelter Adoption Events

The Sacramento Front Street Shelter sponsors many adoption events at several pet centers throughout the city.  Recently, at Pet Extreme on Sutterville Road,  Lola Montez, a 7-year-old Teacup Chihuahua, stirred up lots of attention. Lola is currently being fostered off-site, but the shelter is full of precious pooches on site as well, all in need of a loving forever home. 

Front Street Shelter

2127 Front Street, Sacramento 95818

916-808-7387 

www.cityofsacramento.org/generalservices/animal-care/

 

Five Ways to Enjoy Sacramento with your Dog

Five Ways to Enjoy Sacramento with your Dog

Sacramento’s moderate climate is perfect for a fun-filled day with the family – including the family dog. We’ve put together a list of five ways to enjoy California’s capital city with your dog.

1. Take your four-legged friend to a Sacramento dog park

Pet of the Week- Sancho

Pet of the Week- Sancho

Sancho has a lot to say, and he wants you to know he's a great catch! Talkative and energetic, this little three-year-old Chihuahua is a very good boy. He enjoys walking with our volunteers and loves any opportunity to play with his human friends. He's looking for a home that is home often.

SPCA Pet of the Week- Bunny (the pup!)

SPCA Pet of the Week- Bunny (the pup!)

Great little pup looking for a home! Bunny is about five-months-old and has been here at the shelter since April. She is outgoing, playful and friendly like most puppies, and should benefit well from some positive reinforcement training. Bunny loves playing with other dogs and will try to sit in your lap.