Layla and Jemma by T&Z Pawtraits

Remember T&Z Pawtraits' coloring page design for Simon? Well, it worked for Simon - he's been adopted! And now we have another beautiful image of Layla and Jemma. Layla and Jemma have been at the shelter for nearly a year. These girls are best buddies and need to go home together. We know that many people aren't ready to take on two new dogs at once... but there's got to be someone special out there for Layla and Jemma. We just know it! Can you help us…

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Clicker Rules: Guest Writer Jane Young

Curious how to use a clicker to train your pet? You might want to check out our previous article about the clicker, What exactly is the clicker, anyway? The article you’re currently reading is the next step: rules to follow that will help you succeed with the clicker. At the most basic level, clicker training is very simple. When you see your pet doing something you like, click! And when you click, always give a treat. (Even if you clicked for something you didn’t mean to…

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What exactly is the clicker, anyway? Guest Writer: Jane Young

Did you just bring home a new dog from the SPCA for your two week foster-to-adopt period? Looking for some resources to help your (hopeful!) new family member settle in successfully? This article is the first in our ongoing series to help you through this process. We know adopting a new dog can be overwhelming at first, and we hope that providing you with these online resources will help you find answers to your questions easily from home. Please keep in mind that if you…

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Fostering Dogs: How to Get Involved

Are you considering fostering dogs for the SPCA of Hancock County? Here’s how to get started! Our needs for dog fostering vary over the course of the year. We often find that larger dogs have a harder time in kennel situations, and we would love to establish a network of foster homes who are comfortable with larger dogs. We also find that dogs who are stressed by the presence of other dogs have a harder time here - we can keep them from having to…

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