May is National Pet Month

May is National Pet Month, a time to reflect on the importance of pets and pet ownership.  National Pet Month is all about celebrating the amazing impact pets have on our lives and the joy and positively they bring to us each day. However, like so many of life’s everyday joys, it’s easy to take pets for granted.

National Pet Month exists to:

Promote the Benefits of Pet Ownership

Science can’t measure the happiness that a pet’s love brings to its owner. However, it can measure the positive effects that owning a pet has on a person! For instance, did you know that medicine is less effective in controlling blood pressure than pets are? Or that it has been proven that pets reduce stress?

Support Pet Adoption

Every pet owner knows that their pet is not a possession – it is a family member!  So if you’re thinking about getting a pet, consider this: who better to share your love with than a creature with no family of its own?

Promote Responsible Pet Ownership

The happiness and well-being of a pet depends on how seriously the pet owner takes the responsibilities of ownership. It is important to consider the health needs of your animal. Are they eating right? Are they getting enough exercise? Are they overdue for a visit to the vet? Also, are you prepared for a pet’s unexpected injury.

Increase public awareness of services available from professionals who work with animals

Let’s hear it for veterinarians! They perform a valuable service and its time that they got their applause. National Pet Month is a good time to recognize your vet’s good work.

Raise awareness of the role, value and contribution to society of service animals

If you believe that pets are simply for enjoyment, think again – they can provide valuable social contributions! Service animals are specifically trained to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities. The majority of service animals are dogs, however miniature horses are sometimes trained to guide people with visual impairments. Also, helper monkeys are trained to provide assistance for people with spinal cord injuries.



Fearuted Dog: Laurie

Laurie is a brindle pit bull terrier mix. she was found as a stray. She is very friendly and full of energy. She knows sit and wait. she is doing well on leash. she gets along with other dogs. she loves to play. She is probably about a year old.

Aditional dogs for adoption:

Roddy 1-2 year old . Loves to play and go for walks. Gets along with all dogs and loves people including children. Requires a fenced yard.

Hyko Friendly and doing well on a leash. She likes people and attention.

Holly Blue heeler. Knows sit, wait, housebroken. She is full of energy. Friendly

tashaFeatued Cat: Tasha

Tasha caem to shelter as a stray with a collar. No one has come for her. She has a beautiful tortiseshell coloration. She is very delicate in build. She is friendly and ealily handled.

Additional cats for adoption:

We have 7 cats of assorted color, size, ages and sex that all came from the same home. They are all declawed on front paws with some also being declawed on the back paws . They are friendly and get along with each other. Please check out our petfinder site listed below to see their pictures and information or stop at the shelter.

Also available

Benjamin-beautiful black fur. He gets along with every cat he meets and loves people. He is the first to greet you when you come in the door.

Saffron is a talkative but shy lady. She is a beautiful dark orange color.

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