Harley is a 9 month old male Boxer who came to us after he ate a sock and the owner could not afford surgery. Luckily for us and Harley, he ended up passing the sock on his own. When he came to us Harley was underweight at only 44 pounds, so he is in foster care until he gains enough for us to neuter him. Harley is good with other dogs and cats. He is housebroke. Does okay crated once you get him in one. Harley also rides great in the car. He is up to date on shots and on HW preventative.
With the rise of COVID-19 in the Delaware community, you may be wondering the best ways to protect the ones you love, including your furry family members.
The CDC recommends that, in case you fall ill and are unable to care for your pets, you create a pet preparedness kit. This kit should include key documents, food and medications, and other necessary supplies along with detailed instructions on how to take care of your pets’ daily needs to ensure that your pets are well cared for while you recover.
As you create your instructions, take a moment to think about your pet’s day-to-day life. Does your pet have a specific ritual in the morning? What time are they fed? If you have multiple pets, do they need to eat separately? Where do your pets like to sleep? If your pet is crated, how do you coax them in? Does your pet have triggers that make them anxious? How do you calm them? If they take medication, how much and when? Do you need to hide the pills in their food or administer them with a syringe? How do your pets prefer to go potty? If they go on walks, are they dog reactive? No detail is too small!
In addition to creating the kit, you should identify trusted individuals or boarding organizations that you can rely on if you get sick. Be sure to communicate with these individuals/organizations to ensure they will be able to assist you when you need it.
- Rabies certificate and vaccination records*
- Registration information (i.e. adoption contract or other proof of ownership)
- Descriptions (i.e. breed, color, weight, etc.) and photographs
- Microchip information**
- Contact information (i.e. your phone number and address)
*If your pet is not up to date on vaccinations, now is the time to make a vet appointment.
**If your pet is not microchipped, now is the time to have one implanted.
Food and Medications
- Non-spill food and water dishes
- Two week supply of food and water for each pet
- Feeding instructions for each pet
- Two week supply of medications
- Detailed medication instructions for each pet
- One month supply of flea, tick and heartworm preventative for each pet
Other Necessary Supplies
- Detailed instructions with your pet’s typical day
- Leashes, collars with IDs and harnesses for each pet
- Litter and litter boxes; you should have one more litter box than cat you own (i.e. three boxes for two cats)
- Favorite toys
- Pet carriers with bedding
- Pet first aid book and kit
Linda gave birth to 8 adorable puppies on 4-1-2020. 5 boys and 3 girls. We will be posting updates as they come in from her foster mom. We will not be taking applications yet. Puppies stay with mom until they are 8 weeks old, at least.
Linda came to us through a joint rescue effort with 4 other rescues in DE and WVA. She was living in deplorable conditions with about 20 other dogs, which we were able to save with the help of a great group of people.
Linda is a brindle female mix. She is about 34 pounds. We believe she is under 3 years old. Linda has her first set of shots and has been dewormed. Linda is pregnant and due sometime between the 22nd and 29th we believe. Linda is good with other dogs and learning what it is to live in a home with a soft bed. Linda will not be available until her puppies are 8 weeks old. We will update as things progress for her.
Benedict came to us through a joint rescue effort with 4 other rescues in DE and WVA. He was living in deplorable conditions with about 20 other dogs, which we were able to save with the help of a great group of people.
Benedict is a tan male terrier mix. He weighs 14 pounds. We believe he is under 3 years old. Benedict has his first set of shots and has been dewormed. He is neutered, HW tested and microchipped. Benedict is good with other dogs and learning what it is to live in a home with a soft bed.
Precious came to us through a joint rescue effort with 4 other rescues in DE and WVA. She was living in deplorable conditions with about 20 other dogs, which we were able to save with the help of a great group of people.
Precious is a tricolor female mix. She is about 30/35 pounds. We believe she is under 3 years old. Precious has her first set of shots and has been dewormed. She will be spayed, HW tested and microchipped on April 1st. Precious is good with other dogs and learning what it is to live in a home with a soft bed.