Pet Behavior

Health Question about YOUR Pet & WALK-n-Win. Text your questions and receive FREE advice!

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Text “WoofTrax” to 67076 for Free Advice From a Real Veterinarian We’ve partnered with Ask.Vet to make it really easy to help keep your pet healthy when you Take Your Walk for a Dog. How it Works Just text “WoofTrax” to 67076 to get started. We’ll ask a few questions about you and your pet. Then we’ll connect you via text with the appropriate doctor right away. Text a picture or video of your pet’s health concern. How Can We Do This for Free? Partnerships with veterinary practices and companies allow us to offer this service free to you. You will…

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Our shelter is NOW selling Doggie DNA TEST KITS!!

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How many times has someone approached you and said “OH MY GOSH!!! YOUR DOG IS SO CUTE! What type of dog is that?” NOW you can tell them WHAT your mixed breed dog is “mixed with”???  In 5 minutes and 2-3 weeks YOU’LL find out “WHAT BREED IS  MY DOG?” BUY ONE today for only $80 and includes shipping – if you can’t pick one up at the shelter just email STAFF@STERLINGSHELTER.ORG  and make arrangements for payment and mailing info! (Retail price or in veterinary hospital purchases can range from $100 – $200+ plus shipping – it’s much cheaper to buy through…

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Pet Behavior Problems

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The dog won’t listen… That’s what obedience classes are for. Most of the “chain” pet stores (Petco/Petsmart/Especially for Pets) and often the local animal shelters offer obedience classes for a very nominal fee. Our shelter works with and refers dogs/puppies to a local trainer – Patty Bolack – Certified Dog Trainer at http://www.gooddogsrus.com/. There is no such thing as a dog that cannot be trained to be a well-behaved member of the household. Most canines thrive when given basic obedience training. Dogs have been bred for thousands of years to be a “help” to humans, therefore, it’s only a matter of…

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When Your Dog Bites…

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Biting someone, (especially a child), is inexcusable. We do not take pets with a bite history into rescue. We could not, in good conscience, place such a pet with another family. If you cannot trust this pet with a child in your own home, a child that the pet knows and loves, how could anyone else? Even people who don’t have children of their own, come in contact with children, so finding him a new home is not realistic. These people have nieces and nephews, friends, etc. It is not likely that any home could ever be found where your…

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