Responsible Pet Owner Month

Did you know that February is Responsible Pet Owner Month? This month celebrates all of us who are responsible pet owners and all who take the care of animals seriously. During the month of February we celebrate our pets with love and kindness, not just for this month but for our whole lives. They love us unconditionally. Help support a happy life for all pets by spreading the word on how to be a responsible pet owner.

Common Responsible Pet Ownership Guidelines

  1. Spay and neuter you pet.
  2. Provide proper identification for your pet through microchips and/or ID tags
  3. Provide your pet with proper nutrition.
  4. Train your pet well.
  5. Provide proper veterinarian care for your pet, including routine checkups and following proper vaccine protocol.
  6. Provide a safe environment for your pet to live.
  7. Provide proper exercise for your pet.
  8. Love your pet. Unconditionally all the time, just like they love you.
  9. Provide proper grooming for your pet. Brush, bathe and, brush those teeth.
  10. Clean up after your pet. Scoop the poop!

Featured dog Max


Max  a sweet boy, that is enjoys walks, and loves to play with his toys. He is a big boy, so a home with a fenced yard where he can run around would be best. Will need a high secure fencing as he likes to explore.  He is about 3 years old and very active and would need lots of exercise. He bonds quickly  to people and does not like being alone.



Other available dogs


Lotus is a friendly boy and will grow into a large dog. He is friendly and loves being with people. Lotus is learning housetraining, to walk on leash and to play with toys. He knows sit. Approx 9 months old. Will need a high secure fencing as he likes to explore. 


Day Lily  Approx 9 months old She loves people and getting attention. She is partially housetrained and learning to play with toys. She shows a willingness to learn and to please. Will need a high secure fencing as she likes to explore. 


Koda is a gentle giant! He does NOT enjoy the company of small children. He loves taking walks, Nylabones, and getting attention. With proper introduction, Koda gets along with most dogs. He is house-trained, well behaved and an overall sweetheart! He has lost over 40 pounds since coming to the shelter and getting a healthy diet and exercise. No steps in the home please.

Peanut SENIOR border collie/beagle blend. Peanut does like other dogs; cats unknown and is housebroken.  He loves going for walks. Peanut would do best in a quiet adult home with no children. You need to meet him outside his cage to appreciate this dog.

Fera-Lovely lady. Housetrained. No other dogs please. She loves going for walks and belly rubs. She can be quite vocal so apartment living is not for her. Strong

Featured cat- Katie

10 months old. She is shy but is learning to feel more comfortable being with people. She loves attention and being petted and cuddled. She is learning to play with toys. She does well with other cats.

Other available cats

Miss Kitty- She is a quiet lady. She is a little shy but is easily handled and likes being petted and getting attention. Nice cat

Pandora- 1 year old beautiful gray/brown spotted tabby. She is shy but loves attention. She will come when called and is enjoying being held and petted. She is learning to play with toys.

Kiki Dee- Beautiful SENIOR likes to be left alone unless she comes to you for affection. She watches everyone and everything going on around her. Very talkative. Quiet home no young children please.


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