September Tip of the Month

September marks the beginning of Fall. We have come up with tips so that pets can be safe and happy.

Do not let pets go to school with the children. Many dogs will want to follow children walking to school. Make sure the family pet is secure in the yard and don’t bring him with you when walking the kids to school. Dogs at school can be dangerous. If a loose dog is seen, don’t approach it. Contact Animal Control immediately. If the dog approaches you, stand still, don’t look directly at the dog. He will probably sniff the body or clothing and move on. If the dog does try to bite, give him a purse, school bag, anything available, and as soon as possible call Animal Control!

Does the dog dig in the yard? Dogs dig for coolness in the summer, boredom and smells. In the summer, make sure the dog has a cool shady place to lie down. Try to give it more exercis


e. If the dog has less energy, he will be less likely to dig from boredom. Also try dog and cat repellants to put in the hole. This unpleasant smell may deter his digging. If repellents are not readily available, try using the dogs own feces ad covering them up. The dog may find this side undesirable as a dig site.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to have the family pet spayed or neutered.

Every year millions of unwanted cats and dogs are put to death in shelters across the country. This is due to overpopulation and accidental litters. Not only does it help the animal population, it may make male cats and dogs calmer and not so tempted to get out and roam. Also, it is the law in Mesquite.


Featured dog- Rexa

7 months old  Rexa will need lots of exercise and training as her breed is very intelligent, high-maintenance and notoriously full of energy. We were told she is partially house-trained and will go to the door and let you know she wants out. she has lived in a home with children and another dog with no reported problems.

Other available dogs-

Peanut Senior border collie/beagle blend. He is very protective of his people. He will do better in a quiet home with no children or other animals. He is happy to stay by your side and watch TV.

Shadow – He has separation anxiety when left alone and does get destructive. He is house trained, has lived in a home with another dog, knows his basic commands and does well on leash.


Featured cat Buddy

Buddy is 14 1/2 years young. He has a mellow side when he likes to relax on a chair or, preferably, on your lap; he likes to spend time with his person, being in the same room while you work at the computer, watch TV or read. Buddy is declawed in front. Buddy came to the shelter when his owner passed away and he had nowhere to go, a quiet home would be best for this guy. He seems to get along with the other cats in the cat room. He likes to play with the laser and wand toys.

Other available cats

Izzy- Shy girl. Would be great in a quiet home. Likes being petted and brushed.

Meg – Calico Friendly. Plays with toys. Very laid back. Loves being brushed. Talkative.

Paris -She likes being where she can watch everyone and what is going on around her. Not a lap cat. Special diet

Rose-Seal point Siamese. She is friendly and loves attention. Likes to be brushed and held.

Kelly- Long hair kitten. She is very shy and will hide. She likes to be held and petted  but need a quiet home where she will feel secure.

Chandler- black kitten with small white mark on chest. He is shy but easily handled. He is very brave and loves to play.

Gus- was lost never found his people again. He is a super nice boy. He enjoys having his head rubbed and if you take a break, he’s sure to give your hand a little nudge as a reminder. Gets along with the other cats.

PLEASE check the Petfinder site as we will have additional dogs and cats availavle in a few days.

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