Many Kingstonians enjoy the love and companionship of pets. Specially trained assistance dogs provide people who have physical and mental disabilities with the profound gift of independence. Assistance dogs are not classified as pets under the law, and they are allowed in public places where pets are prohibited. These dogs serve as the hands, ears, or eyes of their human partners and assist them by performing everyday tasks that would otherwise be difficult or impossible. Dogs may also detect changes in behavior, body language, or odor that precede seizures in their human partners, alerting them so that they may seek a safe environment.
One-stop shop: The Seattle Animal Shelter is the only shelter for the city. This means that if someone has lost his or her pet within or near city limits, he or she will come here to look. While photographs are helpful, they are no replacement for seeing the animal in person. Bringing the pet here greatly increases its chances of being reunited. Serpell JA (2011). Historical and cultural perspectives on human-pet interactions. In McCardel P, McCune S, Griffin JA, et al, Animals in Our Lives (pp. 7-22). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
Interested in adopting a pet? Find an animal shelter or rescue group near you, learn about volunteering with dogs and cats and what it means to foster a pet. Articles and galleries with the latest about your favorite celebrities’ pets, and other animal news. Learn more on PEOPLE Pets. It’s important to choose a cat that’s suitable to be around children. A cat may be a better choice than a dog if your family has limited living space.
Veterinarians have realized that it’s to their benefit for us to treat our pets like children. If you treat your cat like a toaster, there’s no way you are going to spend $500 at a vet. If you treat your cat like a member of the family, you’ll spend thousands of dollars on chemotherapy for your cat. A RAMPAGING circus elephant lifts a car off the ground, a jaguar ambushes an unsuspecting caiman, and an 80lb dog won its weight loss battle – these are just some of the incredible moments that feature in Barcroft TV’s animals and pets 2015 round-up.
Since your dog will never punch you in the face, swallow you whole, or poison you with its armpits, it’s pretty safe to say dogs make the best animal friends a hooman could ask for. Sure, all animals are awesome. But only dogs are pawesome. Although our online database is updated daily, we constantly have new animals coming to the shelter and often have more pets at the shelter than appear online. Adoptions happen quickly, so we cannot guarantee the availability of all animals listed below.