Moving is the most common reason why people give up their pets. It doesn't have to be this way. Unfortunately, we live in a disposable society where we feel it's alright to get rid of something once it becomes an inconvenience.
Before you consider giving up your furry family member to a shelter please realize that chances are the will not make it out alive. Many of the people we meet at the shelters relinquishing their pets believe their pets will get adopted. That is simply not the case due to the huge pet overpopulation in Los Angeles owner turn-ins can be euthanized the same day.
But here's the good news with a little extra effort you can keep your family member!
To find pet-friendly (including pit bulls) rentals in Los Angeles and beyond click here:
Don't give up too quickly in your search to find a pet friendly rental property. If you keep looking you will find one right around the corner.
To encourage a landlord to let you keep your dog or cat:
We can't even tell you how often we hear this. But unfortunately your pet does not have a voice. He can't tell you that he would rather stay with the family he has known and loved all his life. Animals ask for so little in return for their unconditional love. We humans are not nearly so selfless. That must be why we crave the love of these wonderful creatures. Now think about it... you took on the responsibility to care for your pet for its entire life when you adopted him/her, right? You must have 5 minutes in your schedule to play some ball or spend some time snuggling with your pet when you sit down to watch your favorite TV program. I mean, isn't that why you adopted your pet to begin with? Dogs and cats have feelings, too... they go through psychological torment when they lose their family. Your pet deserves to stay with the family he/she loves.
Dog training can solve most problems. If you can't take the time and effort to learn how to better communicate with your animal why would someone else? Dogs have the ability to learn and change their behavior.
There are many organizations that offer help for low income pet owners. If you Google lots of information will come up. A few we recommend are:
An animal that is a family member should not be given up for allergies. There are a lot of new medications on the market to explore, so talk to your doctor.
Consider calling a professional dog trainer to address any issues and introduce some new structure that might be needed when a child comes into your home. Dog training can give you the confidence you need to handle what might come up. What about a dog walker to come in few times a week to lighten your load?
If you are pregnant please don't believe the myth that you can't be around cats. You can. You just aren't supposed to change their litter box anymore. So here's a great idea! Get that husband or significant other to do it.
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June Bug was turned into the shelter by her owners. After 5 years of giving them her unconditional loyalty and love why would they take her to a place where she might not get out alive?