Thinking about a new pet?
Here are some helpful tips
Nine Ways to Welcome Your New Cat
Introducing Cats to Each Other
How to Choose a Scratching Post
How Many Litterboxes Do I Need
Transitioning an Outdoor Cat to Indoors
Preparing the Cat For a New Baby
Living with Cat Allergies - It Can Be Done!
Renter's Guide to Pet Ownership
Small Pet Care
If you are considering adding a new pet to your home it's always a good idea to be properly prepared! Pets are a lifetime commitment so it's best to do some research on the animal you are planning to adopt. Check out the links below for more information about what to expect when bringing home a new companion!
Preparing Your Home for A New Dog
Tips for the First 30 Days of Dog Adoption
Adopting a Rescue Dog - The First Seven Days
Living With Both Dogs and Cats
The Benefits of Crate Training
Larger Birds (a quick internet search of your particular kind is very helpful)
It's never easy saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Stafford County Animal Shelter understands the love and care that goes into caring for our pets even after they've crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge. Here are a few ways you can cope with the loss of a fur family member:
Information from the ASPCA on Pet Loss
Coping With the Death of Your Pet