This is a comprehensive website providing solutions to the common reasons people surrender their pets. It includes subjects like Medical, Behavioral, Family Dynamics, Senior Support and Vet Costs.
Our common goal with the site is to help people keep their pet(s) as an important part of the family because, as we all know, the more pets that stay in their homes, the less stress we'll see in local animal shelters. This will allow us to keep more of the animals in our care happy, healthy and, eventually, home. Learn more HERE!
Financial Checklist for First Time Paw-Rents
A complete guide for new pet parents that walks through the costs of owning a cat or dog, steps to prepare your home for a new pet, and even includes a shopping list for must-have items.
While everyone is excited to adopt a new pet, we’ve found that there are some prospective pet owners that may have no idea what kind of costs to expect. There are many financial factors to getting a cat and this guide helps outline what to expect to ensure it is affordable before committing. The piece covers everything from preparing the house, to expected medical costs, registering your cat and even some unexpected costs to be prepared for just in case.
FPI Management, www.fpimgt.com (916)357-5300, advertises pet friendly apartments, most of which are large breeds friendly:
Adora in Roseville, large breeds welcome, (916)387-4266 Pearl Creek in Roseville, large breeds welcome, (916) 243-6711 Lake Point in Elk Grove, (916) 226-4284 Capitol Towers in Sacramento , large breeds welcome, (916) 538-7424 Somerfield at Lakeside in Elk Grove, (916)385-0715 Fremont Mews, in Sacramento, large breeds welcome, (916) 245-8723 1801 L Street, Sacramento , large breeds welcome (916) 229-6947
Anyone seeking a rental that allows pets are : (1) make sure your pet acceptance is IN THE LEASE and if it's a large dog make sure that "large dog" and/or breed name is in the lease (2) when applying be sure to let them know about training titles your dog has. Get a Canine Good Citizen on your dog and educate management as to this being a test of the dog being well behaved. (3) let management know your pet is S/N and locally licensed and UTD on vaccinations. (4) if your pet is legitimately a Disability Assistance Dog, let management know that, and have a copy of the Americans With Disabilities Act section on that with you to show them. (5) if necessary, offer an added Security Deposit equal to 1 month rent (or less), but bargain for this to be refunded after 6 months if the pet has not caused any problems. any apt that advertises as "pet friendly" should not require this, but with those not so offering , it might be a decision maker.
Of course once you are a tenant, be a model tenant who is a delight to management. pay your rent on time, don't make any trouble, don't let your pet make any trouble. be courteous to other tenants and especially respect any who may be afraid of dogs by detouring around them.
Check out this phone app with pet fac regocnition to help reunite you with your pet at Pet Recognition.com.
Here are some GREAT TIPS in getting your loved pet found!! They work!
Make a LOST DOG report with the shelter immediately!
• Make a FREE Craigslist ad for a missing pet with a picture and also in Pennysaver right away!!
• Visit the shelters IN PERSON and OFTEN because they don't post all the pictures of the animals collected, as well as the hold times are only a few days!
• Make a big sign for your front yard! Keep it simple- Example: LOST DOG/CAT! Medium size, white and brown, female and male Please call 123-4567 REWARD
• Then go to https://www.lostmydoggie.com/package-options.cfm choose the FREE option, you can then enter the info and photos. This information is faxed immediately to Animal Shelters, Rescue agencies and veterinarians. Many dogs have been found this way!