By Greenwich Animal Control Officer Suzanne Carlin
Rascal is a small Gray Terrier mix, she was left in a carrier and abandoned outside one of the Town Parks department sheds. Rascal was found heavily matted and has an appointment at the vet to be shaved down, she is a nice dog but still quite nervous of her surroundings and of new people but, she is warming up to the shelter staff more and more each day.
The #1 reason animals are dumped, abandoned and owners choice to look to surrender their pet is due to the lack of training! It is always easier to prevent negative behavior than it is to ignore the behavior and have to correct the negative behavior later. Seek out a trainer, behaviorist or animal care professional for help with training or behavior questions.
Those who are looking to adopt a dog should always do their research first for breed type, training, exercise, medical needs and grooming needs. Dogs with long hair need to be groomed regularly to maintain the coat and health of their dog. When a dog’s fur becomes matted the dog can become very uncomfortable, the matted can restrict movement mobility, it can cause skin infections and in severe cases the matted can even cause loss of blood circulation to that particular affected area on the dog’s body.
Adopting and extending your family with a new pet can be very rewarding!
Although please consider these few tips; Be realistic in knowing what your lifestyle and limitations are of yourself and your family, Be as realistic as possible with the expectations of ones self and or family when looking for the right dog that will match your families activities and lifestyle and always do your research!!!
These few tips will help make the adoption process, relationship and bonding experience with your new pet that much more enjoyable and rewarding for both the animal and the family!
Rascal along with other cats and dogs, is available for adoption at Greenwich Animal Control, 292 North St. facility hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone number is 203-622-8299. Call ahead first.
Maya is a 4- to 5-year-old female pit bull mix who loves a good hug. She is very loving and eager to please. Maya is smart and well-behaved, too, and is eager to be a great friend.
Maya, along with other cats and dogs, is available for adoption at Greenwich Animal Control, 292 North St. Facility hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone number is 203-622-8299. Call ahead first.