May Tip of the Month

 May marks the beginning of summer. This is a good time to make sure your pets’ vaccinations are current as well as ensuring you animal have adequate shelter for the upcoming hot summer months. Here are a few ideas and tips to make this spring a great one!

 This  is usually the time when kittens and puppies are arriving. If you do get a new puppy or kitten make sure it gets off on the right foot. Make an appointment you’re your local vet for a checkup and shots. Make sure you have plenty of kitten or puppy chow on hand, as they have a big appetite. Handle and groom you pet often, clean their ears and trim toenails when necessary. Also make sure you have plenty of toys available. 

 This time of year we normally have warm to hot weather and that means a lot of people outside with their pets. Remember we have a leash law for ALL animals in our city. That means your pet has to be restrained by you or on your property. so if you plan on walks or hikes with your four legged friends…don’t forget your leash!

 If you plan on going on vacation this summer, here are a few travel tips for your dog. Have your dog travel in his crate. It’s a safe and secure place for him to ride. Covering the crate with an old sheet may help to calm excitable dogs. If you don’t have a crate, at the very least use a doggie seat belt to keep your pet safe. Give your dog something to do inside his crate, that’s fun and distracting, like working some treats out of a Kong toy.

Featured dog- Pepper

 Pepper is a 1 year old, black lab, and is FULL OF ENERGY. She is a sweet girl, that loves to go, go, go, and enjoys playing fetch. Pepper is house-trained and knows sit. She young and needs someone to help teach her other commands/manners. Pepper would do best in a home with a large yard and/or active family.

 Other available dogs

Raider- pitbull with lots of love to give. Knows basic commands. Friendly. Strong .

Barney- Chihuahua/dachshund blend. Friendly. Great on leash, housetrained, likes playing with toys and snuggling.

 Featured cat- Meg

Meg just had bladder stone removed and is feeling so much better. Meg can be a little shy at first but warms up quickly. she absolutely loves being brushed and petted and the longer you give her attention the louder her “purrs’ become.  She would do best in a quiet home where she can have her special spot to chill and  be your loving companion.

 Izzy – Female  Black/White. Loves attention and being brushed  She is shy but doing better every day. Quiet home would be best for her. Not a lap cat

 Sabrina – Female Black Needs a quiet home with no children. Her owner passed away and she is shy.

Copper – Male 15 year old orange and white. He is the king of talk. He loves talking and being with people. He is on special food and medication ( some will be provided to help with his transition into his new home).Perfect companion for someone wanting company.

Luna – Female Black Likes attention. Not a lap cat

 Feisty – Male13 yr Black/ Has summer haircut. Extra large. Loves being petted and being with people. Super friendly.

Angel – Female White/Orange  Will sit on your lap. Best with no other cats.

 The City of Mesquite Animal Shelter located at 795 Hardy Way is open for adoptions from 8:00 am until 4 pm Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), Saturday 11am-1pm , Sunday 1pm -3pm. Please call – Animal Control may be reached by phone or voicemail at 702-346-5268 

All animals will be spayed or neutered prior to leaving shelter and receive 1 year rabies vaccination and city license. Ages are approximate.

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