What the Humane Society Gets Asked Most Often About Dogs
Did it come in as a stray?
Many of our dogs come in as strays. Some have been surrendered by their owners. All are loved and cared for with compassion from the minute they arrive. Strays are held for 5 days to allow owners time to locate their pet, after that time period they are put up for adoption or occasionally transferred to other shelters.
Is it already house trained?
Since the majority of our pets come to us as strays, we don’t always know their behavior history. There is a good chance that they are, but just in case they aren’t, we offer excellent tips and advice if the adopted pet hasn’t quite gotten the potty training thing down yet.
What age-range are your dogs?
Our dogs can range anywhere from 8 weeks old to seniors. Our initial assessments of teeth and health can get us close to an age, but they are estimates.
Are older dogs trainable?
Yes, dogs learn over a lifetime – you really CAN teach an old dog a new trick. Dog training is just about making new experiences. Older dogs with strong learned habits may need a bit of time and may need to get to know you over a longer period to develop trust and obedience.
What do your dogs eat at the shelter?
Blain’s Farm & Fleet Adult Maintenance dry food.