Pet of the Week: Speckles

Posted by: | Posted on: August 25, 2015

Speckles2Speckles is a very kind hearted fellow looking for a new family. He is a 5 year old hound mix weighing about 35 lbs.  He gets along with children of all ages and other animals. While Speckles does enjoy being outside and going for walks, he really just wants to spend as much time with the family as possible. He even likes to sleep in the bed with them! He is already neutered, heartworm tested negative, microchipped, and heartworm tested negative. His adoption fee is only $80. He may be visited at the New Albany Animal Shelter if interested in making him a part of your family!

Look at our “Adoptable Animals” section above to see others looking for a new forever home!


Pet of the Week: Eleanor

Posted by: | Posted on: August 19, 2015

Eleanor2Eleanor is a 5 month old female domestic shorthaired kitten looking for a new place to call her own. She is incredibly sweet and tolerable. She just wants your love and attention! She is already spayed, microchipped, Felv/FIV tested negative, and current on vaccinations. Her adoption fee is only $20. Please come visit her at the New Albany Animal Shelter to fall in love!


Pet of the Week – Zorro

Posted by: | Posted on: August 12, 2015

Zorro2Zorro is a big lug that just wants to play. He is believed to be a shepherd/akita mix and to be about 3 years old. He is 92lbs of energy and goofiness. He needs work on basic manners (jumping, pulling, etc.). He likes other dogs and wants to play, but for many it may be to rough. He is already neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested negative, and current on vaccinations. His adoption fee is only $80. Please visit this fun loving guy at the New Albany Animal Shelter.


Training Class Enrollment is Open

Posted by: | Posted on: August 11, 2015

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August Newsletter

Posted by: | Posted on: August 11, 2015

Here is a sneak peak of the August Newsletter. The full newsletter can be viewed on the 2015 Newsletter link under the “About Our Shelter” tab above! Hope you enjoy!

 

HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL

The end of summer means an empty house for many families. While parents may enjoy a break from the kids, it may be a different story for our dogs. Here are some tips on how you can make the transition from summer to school easier for your pets.

About a week before the kids return to school, begin getting your dog used to their absence. This is best accomplished by leaving your dog home for short trips. Ideally, leave them inside early in the morning to simulate school time.

THUNDERSTORM PHOBIA

Thunderstorm phobia or anxiety in dogs is a fairly common and very real problem for many dogs. Dogs with thunderstorm phobia become extremely frantic and overwhelmed with fear during storms. Astraphobia is the technical term for this: the fear of thunder and lightning. Owners who see their dogs experiencing this fear usually feel helpless and frustrated.

There is no way to know for certain what causes a dog to become afraid of thunderstorms. However, based on what we do know about dogs, we can speculate.