WHY ARE YOU CONSIDERING SURRENDERING YOUR PET?
• Behavior issues
• Can’t afford care
• Moving and do not have adequate housing
• Too many animals
Need help with your pet’s behavior, please call our experts. We are here to
help you with your pet’s behavior issues. Emails are best as our phones are
always busy helping as many people as we can.
MANAGING PET ALLERGIES
If someone in your home has been diagnosed with allergies by an allergist,
carefully consider if you can live with or manage the symptoms. Children
may outgrow pet allergies while others are able to manage their symptoms
and keep their pet in their home.
The following have proven effective in managing pet allergies:
• Minimize contact with the animal and create an area free of pets, such as
• Vacuum and clean floors, walls, ceilings, and furniture on a weekly basis.
• Place a high energy particle air purifier in the home, in addition to filters
on the vents.
• Have a non-allergy suffering family member clean the litter box along
with the routine grooming that your pet needs.
• Frequently wash clothing and bedding materials and your pet’s bed
• Frequently groom and bathe your pet.
• Consider removing dander attracting materials such as upholstered
furniture and draperies; replace wall-to-wall carpeting with wood, tile,
linoleum, or nonyl flooring that won’t harbor hair and allergen causing
Additional treatments for pet allergies include:
• Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
• Steroidal and antihistamine nose sprays or medication.
We understand that taking care of an animal can be expensive and vet bills
can add up. Here are a list of places that offer low cost veterinary services:
• Creekside Veterinary Hospital 9922 U.S. Hwy 311, Archdale, NC
• Sheets Pet Clinic 809 Chimney Rock Court, Greensboro, NC
As much as we want to help our community with providing financial help
for medical issues, we do not have the funds for this purpose at this time.
PET FRIENDLY HOUSING
Moving with pets can ofter be a challenge, and for property managers,
finding responsible tenants with pets can also be difficult.
Below are some websites to begin the research to find pet friendly
apartments in the area. When you get to the website make sure that you
click on the ‘filters’ tab or advance search and check the box for ‘pets’.
There are many options but you can start with these:
FINDING A NEW HOME FOR OUR PET
• Give yourself plenty of time to re-home your pet. It can often take weeks
to months to find it the best possible home.
• Increase its adoptability by having it spayed or neutered, well groomed
and current on yearly tests and vaccines.
• Advertise in the local paper or social media but you must use extreme
caution when considering unknown individuals or families as your pet’s
new owners. Hold the initial meeting in a public place and ask questions
to screen the potential adopters. Share your expectations for your pet’s
new home and require an adoption fee, which you can always donate to
your favorite charity if you are uncomfortable with charging money for
your pet. This will deter unscrupulous individuals who may be seeking
your pet for really bad reasons like selling it for use as a training bait dog
for a dog fighting ring or selling it to a medical research laboratory.
• The more people that know your pet needs a new home will increase its
chances of finding the right one. Tell your friends, family and co-workers
and ask them to do the same.
• When you find a family that meets your and your pet’s needs, ask for at
least two or three references and the name and phone number of their
current or past veterinarian. If those check out you can arrange a home
visit to meet your pet’s new family and see first hand the environment
that your pet will be living in. Last you should ask for their identification
and contact information to follow up on how your pet is doing in its new