Pet Tips

Dog and catThings to Consider
  • Ensure that your pet is kept in a secure enclosure at all times or on a leash in the immediate control of a person.
  • Ensure that your pet is provided with a nutritious and well-balanced diet on a daily basis.
  • Ensure your pet is registered and microchipped.
  • Groom your pet regularly.
  • Obey the Pooper Scooper Law and clean up after your pet.
  • Prevent unwanted litters and spay/neuter your pet or obtain an intact animal permit.
  • Provide suitable shelter and protection for pets kept outdoors to protect them from extreme heat or cold.
  • Teach children how to properly care for and handle pets.
  • Think carefully about adding a pet to your family.
  • Vaccinate your pet to protect it from diseases.
  • Walk your pet or provide ample space for them to get exercise.
Tip Information courtesy Dallas Animal Shelter.