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Hi! My name is Duke! I am an energetic, loving, oversized lap dog.  I have never met a stranger I did not like- as long as they are willing to give me all of their attention! I am willing to do just about anything as long as I can be with you - walks, cuddles, playtime, naps, you name it! I do not like to be isolated from you but I seem to manage just fine in my kennel while  Read more 
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Responsible Pet Ownership
Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food and shelter for your pet. Domestic pets are completely dependent on their owners for their welfare. Animals like humans, have a handful of basic needs to stay alive.  But you want to do more than just keep your pet alive.  You want your pet to live the happiest and healthiest life possible. When considering how to provide this kind of life for your pet while keeping him well-adjusted and if a dog, disciplined, always ask yourself one question:  “How would I like to be treated?”  Granted, there are a few exceptions.  But this answer will likely be the solution to most of the questions you may have about how to properly care for a pet. It is part of Mutts and Mayhem’s mission to educate the public about what it is to be a responsible pet owner.  We also want to educate our potential foster parents about what can be expected of those generous enough to give their time and energy to care for one of our rescue animals. Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment. If you can't make the commitment, don't get the pet. Choose a pet that fits your lifestyle. Don't get a high energetic dog, if you don't have the time to exercise him. If you can't afford grooming or can't do the grooming yourself, pick a low maintenance dog. Spay or neuter your pets. There are too many homeless animals without adding to the problem. Don't make your dog a "backyard dog".   Dogs strive on companionship and need to be with their human pack. Be aware of weather conditions.   Leaving your dog in the car on a hot day or in the yard without shade or water is risking your dog's life.   Read more... Make sure your home is "pet" safe.   Pesticides, medications, household cleaners and some houseplants (dieffenbachia, philodendron, hyacinth, and mistletoe) can be deadly to your pet. Keep them out of reach. Provide veterinary care for your pet.   Keep their vaccinations up to date and make sure they have annual checkups. Keep identification tag on your pet... it is your pets ticket back home. Both dogs and cats need ID!! Microchipping is good too, but an external tag is essential, it could mean the difference of your neighbor returning your pet to you or turning him into the pound! Obedience train and socialize your animal. Don't let your pets run loose.   Dogs should be walked leashes.   Any outdoor off leash access should be secure in a fenced area.   An outdoor cats average lifespan is 3 years, an indoor cat's average lifespan is 14 years. Provide your pet the proper diet.   Obesity can be as deadly as malnutrition. Be aware that some foods can be deadly, such as chocolate, and fatty foods can cause pancreatitis. Make sure your pet get proper amount of exercise. Take extra precautions during holidays like Fourth of July.   It is the scariest time for pets, make sure your pets are secure indoors. Also protect your pet during Halloween. Be kind to your pet and show him with love... remember you are his world. Take special care of your pet during their senior years If you decide you can no longer properly care for your pet, please contact us.  We may be able to assist you.  If you need to re-home your current pet(s) or you have found a stray animal and have been unable to locate a possible owner and are trying to find him/her a new home,  please click here for more information and to download our “Guidelines for Placing an Animal in a New Home”
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