Summer Safety for Pets

Summer is here, and temperatures are soaring! Check out the tips below to help your pets beat the heat while still enjoying the summer sun.

  Heat Advisories - If it's too hot for people, it's too hot for pets. Heat advisories apply to our animal friends as well - make sure they have access to plenty of water and shade if they're outside for any period of time. Leave Pets...
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Dogs and Children: Preventing Bites

Just because a dog appears or is thought to be good with kids does not mean that the dog will tolerate everything a child does. Children are unpredictable and they make loud noises and erratic motions/moves that could cause a dog to become frightened and overwhelmed. Any dog, even friendly dogs, can and will bite under the right circumstances, especially if they feel threatened and cannot escape the situation. Statistics...
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Keep your pets safe during a winter storm

As we prepare for the coming winter storm, remember to include your pets in your safety action plan. These tips can be boiled down to: if it’s too cold for you, it’s probably too cold for your pet. Stay prepared with a few tips that’ll keep your pet safe:
  1. Most important: bring your pets inside the home. The home is the safest place for your entire family during a...
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Pop-up Dog License Sales

The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is holding several pop-up sales events for dog owners to purchase their 2022 dog licenses. The annual dog license sale period runs through Jan. 31. Licenses cost $20 for spayed or neutered dogs and $24 for unaltered dogs. After Jan. 31, the cost of each license will double. An annual dog license is traceable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it...
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Howl-o-ween Safety Tips

Did someone say spooky szn? Keep your four-legged friends safe this howl-o-ween and check out these tips & tricks! Sorry, no treats. 😉
 
  • Curious canines don’t know the bowl by the door or your child’s candy stash isn’t for them. Keep your pets safe and make sure all candy is out of their reach. Chocolate and sugar-free candies containing...
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So you want to foster a dog…

First and foremost, thank you for considering opening your heart and home to a dog in need, even if it’s only for a short while! Whether it’s a mom and her puppies that need a little extra love and care, or a shy pup that would thrive outside of the shelter environment, every dog can benefit from fostering. When you become a foster home for the Animal Resource Center, you’re...
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Keep Your Furry Friend Safe This Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is only days away and you know what that means – festivals, food, and fireworks galore! While it’s a paw-ty in the USA for many of us, it can be a tough time for our four-legged friends. Read on for some tips and tricks to safely celebrate the red, white, and blue while including your pup.
Fireworks Our pets are more sensitive than us to loud...
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Dog Dental Care 101

It’s February and you know what that means… it’s National Pet Dental Health Month! Okay, so maybe you didn’t know but now you do. Every February, the American Veterinary Medical Association sponsors this observance to bring awareness to the importance of oral health care for our furry friends. Aside from avoiding the dreaded “dog breath,” there are plenty of benefits to caring for your pup’s teeth.
You may be wondering...
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Dog Licensing Deadline Extended

Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith announced Friday that dog owners will be able to purchase their 2021 licenses without penalty through July 1, thanks to state legislation passed in late 2020. Ohio H.B. 404, emergency COVID-19 relief legislation enacted on November 22, included a provision that extends licensing deadlines through July 1. According to Keith, the county only recently became aware that this provision impacts the dog licensing deadline, which...
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Celebrate the New Year Safely

If you’re anything like all of us at the ARC, you’re counting down the days until you can kiss 2020 goodbye (or kick it to the curb – we wouldn’t blame you) and ring in the New Year! Before you get caught up in all the celebrations though, keep the following in mind to protect your pets.
  For many, New Year’s Eve and alcohol go hand in hand. Two...
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