Responsible Pet Ownership
Being a responsible pet owner means much more than just providing adequate water, food and shelter. Pets are completely dependent on their owners for their welfare.
- Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment. If you can't make the commitment, don't get the pet.
- Spay or neuter your pets. There are too many homeless animals. Please don’t add to the problem.
- Don't make your dog a "backyard dog". Dogs thrive on companionship and need to be with their humans.
- Provide veterinary care. Keep your pet’s vaccinations up to date and make sure they have annual checkups.
- Be aware of weather conditions. Leaving your dog in the car on a hot day or in the yard without shade or water risks your dog's life.
- Keep an identification tag on your pet. Identification is your pet’s ticket back home. Licences are a requirement and must be renewed each year and displayed on your dog’s collar.
- Don't let your pets run loose. Dogs must be walked on leash; it’s the law and a fineable offence. Not everyone is dog friendly, nor should they have to be.
- Obedience train and socialize your animal.
- Make sure your pet gets the proper amount of exercise.
- Take extra precautions during holidays like Halloween. This is a scary time for pets. Make sure your pets are safe and secure indoors.
Scoop the poop! Please clean up after your dog and dispose of the waste appropriately.