Pet-Proofing Your New Back Yard.

  1.  Fencing – If you are moving to a new home that doesn’t have a fenced backyard, then consider fencing at your convenience.  Ideally, the home you’re moving to would already have this beneficial add-on, but many don’t.  Having some form of fencing installed will ensure that you can let your dog run freely without having to keep a watchful eye on them at all times.
  2.  Designate a bathroom spot – Giving your dog complete control of your backyard can create a bit of a problem when it comes to bathroom time.  Your dog can and should be trained to use a particular corner of the back yard for his activities.  Your shoes and yard will thank you.
  3.  Keep your garden pet-friendly – If you are planning to make a garden in your new back yard, then be sure that you don’t pick any plants that are toxic to pets.  Many are.  Also, try to incorporate some kind of additional fencing so that your dog doesn’t treat your garden like a playground.
  4.  Consider a doggy door – If you want to completely eliminate the need for you to take time out of your day to walk your dog, then a dog door can help you with that.  If you’re moving to a place with long winter seasons, then you’ll need to pick a dog door option that can be sealed easily if inclement weather arises.
  5.  Shading – If you’re moving to an area that has hot summers, consider planting some fast-growing trees that will offer shade for your dog to cool off.  Without proper shading, some dogs, especially older ones, can experience distress if left in direct sun for too long.

JakeFeatureed Dog- Jake

Jake was brought to shelter by owner . He is trained to a doggie door and has spent time in and out of the home. He is super smart and knows sit, and wait. He does well on a leash. He loves people his toys. He rides in the car. He would make a great walking or hiking dog. He needs plenty of room to exercise. He is under a year and still growing.

Other available dogs:

Tobby and Teddy- Male miniature pincher/heeler/dachshund blends. About 18 months old and full of energy. Doing well on leash training and working with basic commands. They do not need to be adopted together.

Karley- Female German Shepherd. 6 years old. Housetrained, knows commands, friendly. Needs lots of exercise.

Featured cat- SnoopySnoopy 2

Snoopy was brought to shelter by his owners because they had allergies. He is DECLAWED in front. 6 years old. Friendly. Loves attention and being brushed. He was found as a kitten and had a bent ear at that time.

No other cats available for adoption at this time.

All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.
The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 11am until 1 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call 702-346-7415 during these hours to speak to the front desk. Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268

The animals submitted to the media may have changed so please visit our Petfinder website for a current listing and more detailed information on the animals.

Please also check our Facebook pages for lost and found animals along with pet information.  and