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How to Help with Barking

Barking is an important method of communication for dogs but this can be an issue if the barking is persistent or excessive. Below are some ideas to address this common issue.  

What to Do 

  • Identify when, where, and why the dog is barking. If you know what triggers the barking, you can come up with a plan to reduce or prevent it. For example, if your dog is barking at other dogs passing by the front window, you can block her access to the window or apply window film that will obscure her view. 

How To Rehome Your Pet

Finding a new home for your pet will likely take time, patience, and effort. However, it will be significantly less stressful for the pet to stay out of the unfamiliar surroundings of the shelter, where anxiety and fear are natural reactions that make adoption more challenging. No one knows your pet better than you, and best of all, you will be able to choose your pet’s new home.

Getting the Word Out

Community Cats

Community cats (also known as feral, stray or free-roaming cats), are the most-at-risk animals in shelters throughout the U.S. Since community cats are at great risk of being killed if they enter shelters, many shelters and rescue groups ensure that they do not end up there by organizing and operating humane trap/neuter/return (TNR) programs. Trap/neuter/return is a comprehensive management plan in which healthy community cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and then returned to their outdoor communities. 

Housing Resources

Some apartments do not allow cats or dogs. View this Apartment Guide to see places that allow pets before signing a rental agreement.
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