Update on Perez

Update on Perez

FAST FIVE with Perez

1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy
2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Unstuff
3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides
4. Water: No way or splash all day? No way
5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Day in the sun

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Responsible Dog Ownership

Many, if not most, of the dogs that come to Save-a-Bull are here because of unwanted litters, breed stereotypes or behavioral issues – all that could have been prevented through responsible dog ownership. With proper training, awareness and appropriate care, most dogs can stay in their homes and never end up in rescue.

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July 4th Safety

Many animals are incredibly anxious during the Independence Day holiday festivities. People “oohhh” and “aawww” over the sight of beautiful firework displays, but for animals this is a frightening experience. Due to a dog’s keen sense of hearing, fireworks sound much louder to them. Because of this, many dogs will run at the first fireworks bang. Dogs have been known to dig under fences, tear through screen doors and windows, and chew their way out of crates when they are afraid. Because so many animals are startled and frightened by exploding fireworks, Minneapolis Animal Care & Control impounds a great number of pets during the first few weeks of July and recommends the following to keep your pets safe: 1. Keep your pets indoors as much as possible on the Fourth of July. 2. Secure your dog in a harness and/or collar and leash when going outside. 3. Drown out the noise of fireworks using music or television. 4. Close windows and doors to lessen the sound. 5. Some pets are soothed by the presence of their owners – keep calm, distract your pet by petting, giving food or treats, grooming, and other hands-on activities. 6. For animals that find their own hiding places, let them be. Courtesy of Minneapolis Care & Control Fireworks aren’t the only holiday hazard For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality... read more

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