We know you've always wanted a dog, cat, or other awesome animal. And now's the time friends! We are here to help you get ready for your new family member, as soon as you're ready to take the big plunge. Owning an animal is, after all, one of the most gratifying things you can do. You can go to Saving Grace Pitbulls Lubbock, Texas phone number 806-790-5640.Lollipop Rescue Kennels Lubbock, Texas phone number 806-746-6875. South Plains SPCA located at 8901 US 87, Lubbock, Texas phone number 806-775-2057. Dusty Puddles Dachshunds 2503 County Rd 7820 Lubbock, Texas phone number806-863-4602.Lubbock Animal Shelter 3323 SE Loop 289 Lubbock, Texas phone number 806-775-2057. For some reason you can not find a loving animal there you can go to Petfinder.com they also adopt animals. Home of 273,637 adoptable pets from 12,430 adoption groups.
HELP FEED HUNGRY ANIMALS
We work hard to make sure that we take care of all of our pets here at the animal shelters that we have here in Lubbock, and the surrounding counties. But, unfortunately we can't do it without people like you and your donations of time and money. I'm a non-profit organization and all donation are tax deductible. Like these they are also non-profit Humane Society of West Texas, Haven Animal Care Shelter, Heavenly Paws, all of these are located here in Lubbock Texas. If you would like to donate you can send money orders or checks to : Help Feed Hungry Animals 5504 29th St., Lubbock, Texas 79407 but you can also go to the page that say DONATE THRU PAYPAL, and donate that way. You can email me at:
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It's hard knowing what to do when you're about to adopt. But, we make this process even easier when you adopt with us, because we have trained staff that will go over every possible question or concern you and your family might have on introducing your newest pal to the family. Who Will Be the Dog’s Primary Caretaker? A decade or so back, this was an easy question to answer– Mom. She stayed home and cooked, cleaned and raised the family dog. Most families these days do not have that option. All adults have to go to work and the kids head off to school. This leaves the family dog to be sandwiched in between lessons and sports and household chores and so on. One parent should be designated Primary Caretaker to make sure the dog does not get lost in the shuffle.
Some parents bow to the pressure their children put on them to get a dog. The kids promise with tears in their eyes that they will religiously take care of this soon-to-be best friend. The truth of the matter is, during the 10 – 15 year lifespan of the average dog, your children will be growing in and out of various life stages and the family dog’s importance in their lives will a child with total responsibility for the family dog and threaten to get rid of it if the child is not providing that care. It is not fair to child or dog.
Choosing the family dog should include input from all family members with the cooler-headed, more experienced family members’ opinions carrying a bit more weight. The family dog should not be a gift from one family member to all the others. The selection experience is one the entire family can share. Doing some research and polling each family member about what is important to them in a dog will help pin down what you will be looking for, it can be helpful and can warn you away from unsuitable choices for your family’s circumstances.
And then, there is the veterinary emergency! Very few dogs live their entire lives without at least one accident. Your puppy eats a battery or pair of pantyhose, your fine-boned toy breaks a leg, your big boy has bad hips, your dog gets hit by a car or beaten/bitten by the neighborhood bully. These surprises can cost $500 or more. Unlike our children, most of our dogs are not covered by health insurance.
But “How much can I spend?” is not only a question of money. How much time and energy can you spend on a new dog? Various breeds and ages of dog make different demands on our precious spare time. And the first year with any new dog regardless of age or breed type will put more demands on the owner than any other time, for this is when you are setting up house rules and routines which will last for the lifetime of your dog.