Tips for Pet Owners

Sharing your life with a pet is a joy and a privilege that comes with certain obligations.  For the health and welfare of you and your pet, we offer the following tips adapted from the American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines.

Keep Them Happy and Healthy

  • Recognize that ownership of pet requires an investment of time and money, and lifetime commitment.
  • Provide appropriate food, water, shelter, health care and companionship.
  • Spay and neuter your pets to control pet overpopulation.
  • Take your pets to a veterinarian on a regular basis and provide preventive care (e.g., vaccinations, parasite control).
  • Socialize and train your pets for their well-being and the well-being of other animals and people.
  • Provide exercise and mental stimulation that is appropriate for the age and condition of your pet.
  • Make alternative arrangements if caring for your pet is no longer possible.

Keep Them Safe

  • Provide a secure house and yard so your pets do not get loose.
  • Walk your dogs on a leash.
  • Put a name tag on your pet’s collar with your contact information (phone number, address, etc.) on it.
  • License your dogs in the city or county where you live and put the license tag on your pet’s collar.
  • Register your cat with your city or county, if they offer that service.
  • Have a microchip implanted in your pet and be sure to register the chip with your contact information; update the information if it changes.

Provide Training

Friends of Upland Animal Shelter is fortunate to have generous dog trainers that volunteer their time to assist animals at the shelter, and are also committed helping people keep their pets by providing behavior training. If you need assistance, they are ready to help by providing you with a free phone consultation.

Pearls of Wisdom Dog Training

(909) 908-4846

Live Oak Dog Obedience

(626) 852-9992

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    1275 San Bernardino Road
    Upland, CA 91786
    Animal Shelter Phone Number: 1-909-931-4185

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