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Teaching Your Puppy New Tricks

Fun Ways Of Teaching Your Puppy New Tricks

Teaching your little friend some new tricks can be a lot of fun if you practice the right approach. We all know that, in any learning process, there cannot just be "all work, no play", so do keep this in mind when trying to teach your puppy some fun tricks.

Of course, there are the basic commands of "sit", "stay", "come", "down", and those are very important, yet maybe you should not underestimate the actual benefits of teaching your puppy some cool tricks as well.

Remedies for Cat Allergies

Remedies for Cat Allergies

Our love for these furry creatures has created a nation of cat owners, unfortunately millions of people deal with cat allergies everyday. The bad news is that a cure for cat allergies has not been found and that the best remedy to a pet allergy is avoiding being close to that pet.

What Classifies as Animal Abuse

Animal abuse or cruelty is any act which results in the harming of an animal, whether it is intentional or through negligence. This includes a personís own pets.

Animal Shelter details for The Animal Welfare Society
Please visit The Animal Welfare Society and adopt a homeless pet




You have reached the home page for The Animal Welfare Society located in West Kennebunk, Maine. If you have information to add or update for The Animal Welfare Society, please click here and let us know.

Every year several million cats and dogs are euthanized by organizations like The Animal Welfare Society because the population is much higher than the number of families and homes willing to properly take care of these animals. When you adopt a pet from The Animal Welfare Society, you give a dog or a cat a second chance at life. Not all shelters euthanize animals, you can contact your local animal shelter to find out if there are any animals in need of rescuing before they are put down.

When you adopt a dog or cat from an animal shelter you also create additional space for another lost or abandoned pet who needs a safe environment.

Shelter pets are given the chance to interact with other animals and humans every day. While shelters can be noisy and overwhelming for some animals, it also provides a good environment for dogs and cats to learn to adapt and tolerate other animals. This can be particularly important if you already have a pet or even small children in your home.

Most animal shelters are provided, as required by law, for the safety and healthy well-being of the community. Additionally, individuals may choose to open private animal shelters. Despite popular belief animal shelters do not have to accept all animals. There are many shelters that will accept any animal, but sometimes shelters will have to turn away animals because of over population.

There are two types of animal shelters: traditional animal shelters allow animals to be euthanized if they are unhealthy or if they have been residents of the shelter for a specified amount of time. While this may seem heartless to many, most animal shelters are restricted on the amount of space and money they have to work with. To help prevent the euthanization of an animal, families and individuals looking for a new pet should try to adopt from their local shelter.

A no-kill shelter is an animal shelter that will take pets in but will not euthanize dogs and cats to make room for new animals. No-kill shelters are much more likely to run out of space and turn down new animals if pets are not being adopted.

Animal shelters like The Animal Welfare Society are a great benefit to communities, pets and families. Shelters step in and provide a safe environment for lost and unwanted pets until they are able to find a home from them. The shelters help keep animals healthier and protect the community by keeping stray cats and dogs from overrunning the streets. You can help the mission of animal shelters by adopting pets responsibly and spaying or neutering your pet to help control the growing pet population.

The Animal Welfare Society


P.O. Box 43

West Kennebunk, Maine 04094

Email: info@animalwelfaresociety.org

Website: www.animalwelfaresociety.org



The Animal Welfare Society, which is located in West Kennebunk, Maine, is a private, non-profit humane society which was formed in the early 1960's by a group of caring individuals. In 1967, the Society became incorporated and has since expanded to a shelter of over 12,000 square feet. Our service area for adoptions and other services extends throughout Southern Maine. We provide shelter services to 18 communities representing a population of nearly 150,000 persons.
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The Animal Welfare Society directions and map

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Animal Shelter Facts

Did you know that spaying and neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions?

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