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!
Find information below for:
All About Dogs
Dallas Dog Laws
Low Cost Vet Services & Preventatives
Important Links For Dog Safety in Dallas
You've Got This!
Bringing home a new dog can be stressful - For humans and dogs!
Both may be thinking:
• Am I safe?
• What do they expect of me?
• What do I do?
You Have Showed Up For Your New Dog, You're Already Doing Great!
1. Give it time.
2. LEARN - Google, Friends, Experts
3. TRAIN* - Behaviorists, Tactics *we like DFD
4. ROUTINE - Consistency
5. EXERCISE - Non-negotiable
6. PATIENCE - Progress w repetition
7. LOVE - the best part
8. CALM - guide with this
9. PLAY - the fun stuff
10. UNDERSTANDING - there is no perfect
Dogs are work. They need their basic needs met to be healthy, mentally sound, and stable.
Having a dog shifts your life in all kinds of ways. A dog will bring permanent change to your household, to you.
The devotion, love, and companionship is impactful and lasting.
Working to offer calm guidance to your dog will bring more calmness into your own being.
A bond is created as you work through acclimation and learn to understand each other and communicate effectively.
They say a dog and their human staring into each other’s eyes releases the same levels of dopamine, for both, as between a mother and baby.