SPAY & NEUTER
IT'S THE LAW!
All pets living in the city of Dallas are required to be spayed/neutered. This protects your pet's health and helps control the extreme overpopulation of cats and dogs.
EXERCISE & GAMES
Dogs are very smart and have lots of energy. Being left alone a lot, without anything to do, can make them bored and anxious which can result in barking, pacing, destruction, or aggression.
SOCIAL & LOVE
Most dogs are social. Some are very social and need that connection, just like people do. Isolating a dog without socialization may make them anxious, depressed, or insane.
SENSE OF SMELL
A DOG'S NOSE IS VERY POWERFUL.
The most powerful sense for dogs. Leash walks around your neighborhood, sniffing the sniffs satisfies their innate need for scent stimulation. This is essential mental exercise for your dog.
ONE MOSQUITO BITE. HELP THEM.
Heartworm is not contagious from animal to animal. Dogs contract heartworm from a mosquito bite. This will cause sickness, pain, and death. A monthly preventative protects your dog.
VET & PREVENTATIVES
LOW COST CARE & PREVENTATIVES
There are many resources for free and low cost dog and cat care, vaccinations, and preventatives. Lists of resources may be found at Dallas Pets Alive and Dallas Animal Services.
TRACK YOUR DOG
DALLAS LOST DOG OR FOUND DOG?
Your dog should wear a collar with ID and rabies tags. Be sure your Dallas pet is microchipped and your contact information is up-to-date on the chip. Go Here For: Dallas Lost Pet and Dallas Found Pet help!
DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG THIS STUFF!
The following items are toxic for your dog: Alcohol, Onions, Garlic, Anything with Caffeine, Chocolate, Grapes. Chicken Bones may splinter inside and rip up intestines. DO NOT FEED!
DALLAS LOVE BUGS INSTAGRAM FEED. VISIT DALLAS ANIMAL SERVICES TO ADOPT OR FOSTER!
Dallas Love Bugs
Hello! I'm Stephanie. Dallas Love Bugs is about Positive, Solution-Driven Change via Community and Education. I feature adoptable shelter animals I interact with and actions for change. Let's Make It Better, Together!
The New, Comprehensive 3/3/3 Guide is Here!
This new graphic integrates slow, controlled intro protocol into the 3/3/3 concept.
Download it, share it, print it out, make a lifesize poster, tattoo it on your butt - I don't care where you use it just get it in front of the eyeballs of anyone and everyone taking home a new dog!!
The goal is to educate our community on how to set up a dog for success, when integrating to a new home, to curb quick returns and dumps.
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Dallas Love Bugs • 3 Pillars For Change
We cannot adopt, foster, or rescue our way out of the dog overpopulation crisis and resulting euthanasia rates. Our community awareness and animal culture must change. Over the next several years, Dallas Love Bugs messaging focus is the below 3 Pillars.
3 / 3/ 3
A new pet must be integrated into a new home successfully, to stay there. The rate of quick returns and dumps is too high.
Spay & Neuter
We must curb the production of dogs and cats. It is the law in Dallas that pets over the age of 6 months be sterilized. It is the right thing to do.
Awareness that municipal shelters exist and understanding their function. They are often vilified because of ignorance.