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July 2017

Summer Fun!

Our Summer Fun keeps rolling along! Adopt a dog and you can name your own adoption fee for a dog or puppy. Adoption fees on our cats and kittens continue to be waived (including our adoptable cats at Pet Supermarket stores located in Broward County). The $20 non-refundable deposit applies to hold a stray/lost dog or cat.

All adoptions include spaying/neutering, all necessary vaccinations, a Broward County Rabies Registration License tag and a microchip!

Join us for Week-Long July 4 Event

Give pets the independence they deserve!

From July 1 through July 9, adoption fees on dogs and cats will be waived (including the$20 deposit to hold a lost pet). In addition, adopters will receive a special bag filled with pet supplies.

The event is made possible as part of a grant received by the Petco Foundation to support lifesaving programs for pets in need throughout the County.

Protect Your Pet During the Holiday

July 4th is one of the most dangerous holidays for pets. To help protect your dog and cat, please follow these important July 4th holiday tips:

  • KEEP YOUR PET INDOORS! Many pets are afraid of fireworks and loud noises, so keep them inside so they do not escape from your yard out of fear. In addition, do not take your pet to firework shows--keep them safe at home.
  • IDENTIFY YOUR PET. Make sure that your pet is wearing his Broward County Rabies Registration Tag on a secure collar.
  • WATCH OUT FOR POISONS. Insect repellant, sunscreen candles, matches, charcoal and lighter fluid are all dangerous to your pet. Be sure to keep these items in a safe place where your pet cannot access them.
  • KEEP YOUR PET ON HIS REGULAR DIET. Fatty, rich foods can upset your pet's stomach. In addition, foods such as chocolate, onions, grapes and alcohol can all be deadly to your pet!

    Important Adoption Center Schedule

    Please note the following changes to our Adoption Center schedule:

    • July 4 (Tuesday) - In observance of the national holiday, our Adoption Center will be CLOSED.

    • July 20 (Thursday) - Our Adoption Center will CLOSE EARLY at 4PM for an important all-staff meeting. Hours of operation that day will be 11AM to 4PM. We will resume normal hours on Friday, July 21.

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    Rabies Clinic July 8

    The next Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday, July 8, from 9AM to 2PM, at the Catharine Young Library, 5810 Park Drive, Margate, 33063. Cost for a one-year rabies vaccination and Broward County Rabies Registration tag is $25 for dogs and cats that are spayed/neutered; and $35 for pets that are not spayed/neutered. Microchips will also be available for $15. You must be a Broward County resident to attend. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats in carriers. ONLY CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED!

    Dog Smarts 101 Class July 11

    The next Dog Smarts 101 Class will take place Tuesday, July 11, from 6-7PM, at the West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, 33324. The pet education class will teach dog owners (or anyone thinking about getting a pet), important information about dog behavior and why dogs do the things they do. This is the perfect class for anyone experiencing behavioral problems with their dog, such as barking, chewing and housebreaking issues. The class is FREE to all residents. Since this is not a dog training session, no pets will be permitted to the program.

    Hurricane Preparedness Open House

    Hurricane season is well underway and now is the time to get Ready. Set. Safe. Bring the whole family to the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, July 15th, from 11AM-2PM for a Hurricane Expo. Learn how you can prepare your family, pets and home for a hurricane as well as all hazards. Kids will enjoy exploring fire trucks, police vehicles and the Emergency Management mobile command unit.​

    Get Tagged Online! If your pet needs a rabies shot and tag (or microchip) you are invited to attend one of our Rabies ClinicsIf your pet already has received his rabies vaccination, but just needs the County Registration License Tag, then save a postage stamp or gas, by simply purchasing the tag online.