First Week Panic – It’s going to be ok!

Step one: See cute animal. Step two: Bring home cute animal.  Step three: Suddenly realize that you’re responsible for the life of a whole other living creature, and PANIC! Sound familiar? Even if you’re sure that you’re ready to bring home a new pet, it’s very common to have a moment (or more) of panic or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Adopting Your Next Cat: Welcome Home (Part 3 of 3)

This is the third article in a series of three. The first two are here and here. So you’ve bought a new litter box, and the cutest bed you could find. You’ve got food and water dishes, picked out the best food you can fit in your budget, and maybe even a cat tree. It’s time […]

Adopting Your Next Cat: The Adoption Process (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first article in a series of three. The next article in the series can be found here.    You’re thinking about adopting a cat from the SPCA of Hancock County, and you want to know how the adoption process works. This article is for you! Our Cat Adoption Questionnaire is a short form […]