Have you been searching for a loyal, lifelong companion? This may very well be the month for you to find that special someone. If you are looking for a dog, look in your local shelter.

Remember, the love of a pet is unconditional and it will last for years and years to come. Studies have shown that the mere presence of a pet can help lower heart rate and blood pressure, relieve stress, and actually add years to our lives. So why not celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month by saving the life of a homeless dog while you extend your own?

Consider pet ownership a lifetime commitment – a lifetime of food, water, companionship and love. When selecting a dog, keep these factors in mind:

  • Size and space requirements
  • How much time will you have to spend with your dog
  • Activity levels
  • Live in an apartment? Then consider size and exercise needs of animal
  • Fur factor
  • Trainability
  • Research different breeds and temperaments
  • Do you have small children?
  • Regular visits to the veterinarian are necessary for the health of your dog. Unexpected visits are also a consideration when you own a dog, so make sure you are ready for the financial commitment as much as the emotional commitment of having a dog

Nothing says “welcome home” like a wagging tail and a pair of warm, loving eyes. Animal shelters always have a wide variety of pets to choose from including mixed and purebred dogs in a range of colors, sizes, ages, and oh the personalities

When bringing home your new family member. Make your pet feel welcome in his new home by stocking up on some basic supplies before bringing him home. A new collar and leash, food, dog bowl, crate or dog bed and some fun toys are a good start.

The shelter, at times, also has for adoption kittens, cats an occasional rabbit, Guinea pig, ferret or bird. All animals at the shelter are looking for a home and someone to love and care for them. They will repay you with love and companionship for years to come.

For a listing of animals available for adoption at the shelter check www.mesquiteanimalshelter.petfinder.com .

Also, www.petfinder.com/shelters/NV68.html for animals available through We Care for Animals a local rescue organization.

The Mesquite Animal Shelter is located at 795 Hardy Way, Mesquite, NV.

Phone: 702-346-5268 (voicemail) or 702-346-7415

Featured dog- Millie

6 month old German shepherd was found as a stray with her mother. She is very shy but is learning to trust and is becoming quite the special dog. she is very easy to handle and is learning to walk on a leash and play with toys. She loves attention and with patience and lots of love she will be a fantastic pet.

Other available dogs

Bubba- Male 6 month old German shepherd. High energy. NO OTHER PETS in the home

Toby -Male German shepherd. High energy. Will play ball for hours. NO OTHER PETS in the home

Featured cat- Blizzard

Found as a stray with collar. Large cat He is not a lap cat but will sit with you for brushing/pets and purr like crazy. He grumbles like he is talking to you. Would enjoy being the only cat in the home and receiving all the attention.

Other available cats

Naveah and Nitelight. Mother and daughter. They do not need to be adopted together. Owner could not care for them any longer. they love attention and are very calm no fuss no muss cats.


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