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ello and welcome to this issue of Pet Junction. Thank you for picking up your copy of Pet Junction, we very much appreciate it and we are happy to have you along for the ride! We have got some major changes to tell you about so let’s get right down to it. First, Pet Junction will no longer be published two times per year as it has for the past six years. From this point forward, we will be focusing our efforts on providing a multi platform product that keeps you up to date day and night on all things pets. Myself and Jackie have been publishing for quite some time now (17 years) and we have come to understand the need for evolution in the publishing business. Have we been reluctant? Yes. While change is always difficult and is also neccessary. To grow either as a person or a business, changing with the times is vital. So here’s the plan and quite frankly, we need your help to make it work. While many people believe that print is in decline, we do not. Infact, statistically print has expanded in recent years. People enjoy print as a medium as do we, so we have no plans to discontinue the print edition of Pet Junction. What we are heavily implementing into the equation are two things; our website and a new mobile app that will launch at the end of May. The print edition of Pet Junction will be published once per year in the spring, but the website and mobile app will be updated constantly with new articles, businesses, products, events, rescues,

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Potty Training Your Bird In 72 Hours


arrots in the wild develop a habit of defecating in certain areas and under certain conditions as a matter of survival. We know most breeding hens will sit on eggs all night long without leaving the nest and defecating. We know parrots that are territorial during their breeding cycle, tend to sun conures defecate at the perimeter of their territory, and know that most pet parrots do not defecate at night. This is why we usually see a great big poop in the morning. We can assume, from this information, that birds have a conscious and subconscious awareness of where they defecate. By observing the innate behaviors exhibited by parrots in the wild, we can understand their needs and modify their behavior to allow them to fit into their domestic home. A parrot that is not potty trained will not make a good pet on a long-term basis. Anyone who owns a parrot is delinquent if they have not

taken the few hours necessary to educate their pet, and no tame parrot is too old to learn.

A tame, weaned parrot can be taught to understand the concept of defecating at specific times and under specific circumstances. This concept of defecating on command can usually be developed in as little as 72 hours. There are only 3 easy steps: Pay attention. The age and feeding habits of your pet will determine when it will need to have a bowel movement. Babies consuming formula will defecate as often as every 20 minutes around the clock. Older birds will vary from 30 minutes, to as long as eight or more hours. Watch your pet for a while and determine the frequency of bowel movements. Take into account the time of day and if your

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bird has eaten recently. Leave your pet in the cage or on a perch and watch for a bowel movement. When this occurs, you should give a verbal praise and immediately remove the bird from the cage or perch, which is usually the greatest reward you can give a bird. This praise should be in the form of a word, which you will use to command the pet to defecate when you need him to. At HARTMAN AVIARY we say “Good Potty”. At this early stage, your pet will have no idea what you are trying to do. Be patient and your efforts will soon reap great rewards. Since you now have an idea of how long it will be before the next bowel movement, you can prevent an accident by putting the bird back into the cage or on the perch when one half of the expected time has passed. Now you will wait for your pet to go potty and repeat step 2. If you follow this method on a consistent basis, within 72 hours some birds will be trying to go potty every time he sees you enter the room. (Because he wants to get out of the cage.) Soon he may be trying to go again even if he has nothing to pass. Once the bird has a grasp on the concept, you may start using this command to encourage your pet to defecate on command under most any circumstance. This training, so far, will not teach your pet to have the bowel control. He will not know to wait until you give the potty command. It will only teach him to go on command. Once your pet understands you want him to go potty on command you can begin working on teaching the concept of holding it until appropriate. This bowel control behavior will take much longer to teach. When you notice your bird squatting and lifting his tail to defecate, say “No”, and if possible, try to hold his tail down to stop the process. Now move him to an appropriate location and give the potty


command. Stay with him until he goes, then praise and reward him when he finally does. If he has already defecated, do nothing. Just clean it up and plan to be ready the next time. It is important not to startle the bird when trying to change this behavior. He is not intending to make a mistake. By positively encouraging appropriate behavior, he will not need the old behavior. For a young bird, just like a human, bowel control may not be available until your baby is a year or more old. When an accident does occur and you did not catch it as it happened, do not reprimand him. In as little as a few seconds after defecation, your pet will probably be thinking about something else. If he is now thinking about how nice it would be to snuggle up to your neck and you tell him no, or punish him, he will be confused. It is very important not to punish your bird for making a mistake until he totally understands the behavior you want him to perform. You will just confuse him and prolong the learning process. Always use positive reinforcement by praising the behavior you want to reinforce. The most important concept for you to understand: when your pet poops on the couch or on your friend, you MADE your pet do it! By not teaching a parrot when and where it is appropriate to defecate, you are teaching him that it is acceptable to go anywhere. Beware; there are a few ignorant people who will tell you that potty training your parrot is a bad idea because he may hold it until he dies. This has never happened. The behavior of learning bowel control is a natural process that many animals, including parrots, humans and dogs, practice normally under wild circumstances. By Steve Hartman/ The Parrot University



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CAT GRASS: How To Create The

Purrfect Garden For Your Cat


ven though they are carnivores, cats seem to like a bit of greenery in their diets. Most cat owners are aware of their pets’ propensity for eating grass or houseplants. Cats in the wild usually eat their herbivorous prey’s intestines first and seem to get their “green fix” from this. No one is exactly sure WHY these normally carnivorous creatures eat greenery but, there are several theories. Some researchers think that cats have a need for certain enzymes and/or nutrients, found in greenery or that greens

form some sort of a “stomach-cleanser” with the plant fiber helping the cats’ digestion process, promoting the passage of hairballs, either through stools or vomiting. Others think that some cats simply like the taste/texture of crispy crunchy green leaves and stems. One will see grass-eating more often in outdoor cats, as they have more opportunities. Therefore, if you have outdoor cats, it is important to be careful when using fertilizers, weed and pest control products on your lawn as these can prove extremely toxic to cats. Many indoors-only cats will snack on

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any available greenery as well. With many common houseplants being toxic, it’s important to screen the plants in your home. Avoid keeping plants that are a potential risk and make sure you offer your cat a suitable alternative to munch on.


Lightly cover the seeds with a handful of soil and then loosely cover the pot or planter with plastic wrap - this creates a greenhouse effect. After three to four days, the seeds will sprout and you can now remove the plastic wrap. As the grass grows, water as needed, to keep the soil moist (not soggy) and mist daily with a spray bottle. Trim as desired. Once the grass is about 2 inches high, place it where your cat can “graze”.

The best way to safely satisfy your cats’ taste for greens is to provide a pot of fresh organic cat grass. Cat grass is readily available, from most seed companies or pet supply catalogs and chia cat grass planterIf you’re not sure can also be found already growing and about which plants are safe to use, or potted, at many how to go about construct“It is quite simple to pet stores. If ing your pet grass indoors you want to pot, we recommend the Chia provide your cat(s) provide some Cat Grass Planter. This fun with their own salad planter adorned with the variety, there are several images of Sylvester and bar, as cat grass is types of grass, Tweety is easy to use and very easy to grow.” acceptable for arrives with a fast growing feeding to cats: mix of sweet oat and wheatoats, wheat, Japanese barnyard milgrass seeds. You can order it online let, bluegrass, fescue, rye (watch for from Amazon right here. If you only ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and need seeds, check out Kitty’s Garden produces a hallucinogenic chemical), - Organic Grass Seed Refill with 100% ryegrass and alfalfa sprouts or bean Organic Seeds of Oats, Wheat, Rye sprouts (these should only be allowed and Barley also at Amazon. in SMALL amounts, as they have antiprotein compounds, that reduce the If your cat vomits quite bit, after eating protein value of other foods). grass, consult your veterinarian before letting her have anymore - especially It is quite simple to provide your cat(s) if it has been eating from your lawn with their own salad bar, as cat grass (some lawn grasses have rough edges is very easy to grow. Place a 2-inch that can irritate the stomach lining). It thick layer of potting soil in the bottom is also recommended that you not offer of a pot or planter and add enough grass to your cat, right after eating, as water to moisten the soil. Completely this may cause the cat to throw up its cover the soil with a thin layer of seeds. meal.


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Adopting a Shelter or Rescue Dog & Making It Work


here are always a wide variety of dog breeds in every size, shape, and color available at the animal shelter. And there are, unfortunately, new dogs arriving on a daily basis. If you take the time to choose a pound pup, and take the time to train and socialize him, it can be a truly rewarding experience. Generally speaking, what you see in a dog at the shelter is what you will get. A dog that is shy and skittish will be just as hard to deal with as one that tries to be the boss. Since dogs are pack animals, the way they behave when lined up in cages is their way of behaving in the pack. It is important that you get them to a quieter area so that you can gauge their behavior away from the pack. Talk to someone who works at the shelter about the dog. Just like with people, looking into the eyes of a dog can reveal a lot about his true nature.

Look for a dog that likes to play, especially fetch, as this is a good, positive sign that he will like to work. Dogs that are cautious and stand-offish are not good candidates, whereas those who approach to interact have guard dog potential. When you meet the dog, every family member should come along. He may be fine with you, but if he shows aggression to another family member, he should not be adopted by your family. ONCE YOU GET YOU NEW DOG HOME Set up an area in your home that will be safe for your dog and your property. The easiest way to manage this is with a crate or cage. Dogs that have spent any time in a shelter will now be well used to spending time in a confined area, so this should make for a pretty easy transition. Using a crate will actually help you when

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it comes to potty training your new dog. Any time you have him outside the crate in the first few months, make sure you supervise all of his movements. Forget about the age, size, or breed of the dog, the only thing that should reduce the amount of supervision time is behavior. When it comes to feeding, you should start off by doing it in the crate, even when you are home. The same rules apply for set crating times. If the dog believes that he is only crated when no-one is home, he can quickly develop separation anxiety. It doesn’t matter of you adopt an older dog, treat him like a puppy and only begin to develop real trust when he behaves in an appropriate manner. Your home is your castle, and it should not be destroyed by an unruly rescue dog. Regardless of age, the process of potty training your dog should always be the same. He should be taken outside with the leash on, while you use voice command to encourage him to eliminate, followed by praise for appropriate behavior. There is no set amount of time you need to commit to the potty training process, as it can be weeks or months, depending on the dog. Another good idea for rescue dog training is obedience classes. This is a good idea for a number of different reasons: it allows you to build a bond with the dog, helps him to socialize with other dogs and people, and helps reinforce the basics of good behavior. He will also learn that he has to listen and obey even when there are distractions all around. It is important that you do not make excuses for his behavior. If he is shy around others, it likely has nothing to do with coming from an abusive home. It is


more likely that he is that way because there was a lack of socialization in his past. To continually blame is behavior on abuse from a previous owner does nothing to correct the behavior that he is displaying. If he is nervous around guests in your home, give the guest a treat to give to your dog every time they meet. This may help rectify the situation. Lingering on the past will do nothing to create a better future for you and your dog. If you were not able to speak with the vet at the shelter, your first appointment after bringing your dog home should be to visit your local vet. The dog should be given a complete physical before being established in your home. The vet will use a stool sample to check for intestinal parasites, and will also be on the lookout for heartworm, assuming the dog is old enough. The shelter should give you the vaccination history for your dog. The vet will check that and make sure your dog is up to date with his shots. INTRODUCING YOUR NEW DOG TO OTHER PETS If you have other pets at home, you will want to get an idea of how the dog will react when you are doing the pre-adoption evaluation. There will be plenty of other pets in the shelter, so ask the worker handling your case to bring in another cat or dog to the meeting area, just to get an idea of how your new dog will react. You might also ask if you can bring your own pet in for a meet and greet, but not all animal shelters allow this to happen. If, during these meeting, you see that the dog does not interact well with the type of

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Pet Heaven Memorial Park 10901 W Flagler St Miami 305 - 223 - 6515 Ad on page 41

ESTATE PLANNING FOR PETS Blade & Blade, P.A. 515 S Federal Hwy Deerfield Beach 954 - 429 - 1200 Ad on page 42

EUTHANASIA/IN-HOME PET HOSPICE Compassionate Home Vets Broward, Dade & Palm Beach Counties 954 - 999 - 7712 Email:

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con’t from page 27 pet(s) you already have, he should not come home with you unless you are willing to commit an awful lot of time to training and socialization. Keep in mind, though, that a dog that is aggressive towards other animals may always stay that way. Even if it appears that your new dog is happy and comfortable around other animals, you will still need to supervise the goings on inside your home for a while. Make sure that you have a controlled setting when introductions are made. Your new dog should remain on leash, and your existing pets should be in a crate or carrier. There is every chance you will get scratched, clawed, or even bitten if you do not have these controls in place. Hackles may be raised, but this may be a normal sign in friendly meetings. Keep dogs on a leash and give them a little leeway, but don’t be afraid to pull them away if things go south. If a fight does erupt, DO NOT get your hand anywhere in between the dogs when pulling them apart. Throw a blanket over the dogs, or get a chair in between them. As you may have already guessed, it’s best that there is someone in control of each animal as opposed to you trying to do all of this alone. The new dog should never be left at home alone with your existing pets until they have shown that they can behave appropriately, which may take weeks or even months. If you are in a position where supervision is not possible, make sure that the new dog remains crated. This does not mean hiding him away, though, as you can leave the crate in an area that allows our existing pets to come and have a look or a sniff, although you

should supervise when they do. Your existing pets may antagonize the new dog, which could cause him to lunge, snap, or growl. Taking time to plan, prepare, and train increases your odds of getting a shelter dog that becomes a beloved member of your family. QUICK CHECKLIST FOR ADOPTIONS • ALWAYS go with your head over your heart when adopting. • Make sure that your adopted dog will be a good fit in your new home, which means getting along with every other animal or human that lives there. • Take time to research different breeds. • Think about the reasons WHY you want a dog, and specifically WHY you want a rescue dog. Your goal should be to have an adoption that works. Do you want a dog that will laze with you on the couch, or do you want an active dog that will play and go with your on long walks? • Understanding what it is YOU want will help you choose the type of dog that best suits your specific situation. It may be that a puppy is a better fit than a mature dog, or vice versa. • DON’T adopt a dog and believe that you can change his nature. You need to be able to work with what you get, as wholesale nature changes just don’t happen. The only way to create any kind of behavior change is with a huge investment (time and money) in training. • DO NOT think that this is something that needs to be done alone. There are plenty of behaviorists and trainers who will be more than willing to help. By

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Pet Heaven Memorial Park & Crematory

Servicing South Florida Veterinarians and the general public. Pre-need arrangements, Maintenance Plans, Flower Care Program, Human Inurnments, a variety of Caskets, Headstones, Cremation Urns, & Jewelry.

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Who Will Care for Your Pet When You are Gone? The incapacity or death of an owner can be very traumatic to pets, who do not have the ability to communicate their needs.

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Blade & Blade, P.A. may help you... Provide funds for the care of your pets for the rest of their lives Appoint responsible parties and designate alternates to oversee the care and funds Leave directions regarding the unique needs of your pet

Our goal is to assist you in ensuring the proper care of your pets when you cannot. Call TODAY for a Free Consultation

Blade & Blade, P.A. Family owned & operated since 1976

515 S Federal Hwy., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441


PET FOOD BANK A 501(c)(3) non profit charity providing pet food for families in financial distress.

If you are facing a decision to give up your family pet to a shelter because you are no longer able to feed them, let us help you. We are commited to keeping animals out of shelters and home with you. We provide spay & neuter services or referrals for free or low cost spay & neuters as this is a requirement to be a participant in our pet food program.

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FOOD BANK Kibblez of Love PO Box 542622 Greenacres 561 - 271 - 5890 Ad on page 42

FOOD RAW Fiesta Pet Deli 2900 W Sample Road Pompano Beach 954 - 971 - 2500 Ad on page 36

GROOMING SCHOOLS Golden Paws 19030 West Dixie Hwy Miami 305 - 290 - 4245

Fins, Furs N Feathers 1975 N Federal Highway Boca Raton 561 - 391 - 5858 Ad on page 47

PetLife 6901 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach 561 - 790 - 6612 Ad on Back Cover

SITTERS Bow Wow Meow & More 561 - 451 - 4388 Boca Raton Ad on page 46

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Pets Playgroud Grooming School 1296 N Federal Hwy Pompano Beach 954 - 782 - 4994 Ad on page 45

STORES Fiesta Pet Deli 2900 W Sample Road Pompano Beach 954 - 971 - 2500 Ad on page 36

Pampered Pets Prof Pet Sitting Serv. 954 - 547 - 8400 Wilton Manors Ad on page 6

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Hometown, Homemade Pet Shop Since 1970! Family Owned & Operated Quality Products & Friendly Service

TOP OF THE LINE ALL NATURAL PET FOOD plus a complete line of Homeopathic and Herbal Remedies and Supplements

Pets Always Welcome! Free Delivery! Thank you for over 46 years of business! Going beyond to enrich the lives of pets & people. Fins, Furs, ‘N Feathers 1975 N Federal Hwy Boca Raton, FL 33432

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Classy Pets Boutique 516 - 855 - 8369 Ad on page 48

Fiesta Pet Deli 2900 W Sample Road Pompano Beach 954 - 971 - 2500 Ad on page 36

Fins, Furs N Feathers 1975 N Federal Highway Boca Raton 561 - 391 - 5858 Ad on page 47

PetLife 6901 Okeechobee Blvd West Palm Beach 561 - 790 - 6612 Ad on Back Cover

Three Amigos Pet Supply 4613 University Drive, #238 Coral Springs 954 - 326 - 1002 Ad on page 49

All Aboard Animal Hospital 1413 S Dixie Hwy Pompano Beach, 33060 954 - 785 - 7780 Ad on page 35

Oakland Park Animal Hospital 2200 W Oakland Park Blvd Oakland Park 954 - 731 - 4228 Ad on page 36

Fort Lauderdale Vet Center 1493 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale 954 - 463 - 1616 Ad on page 48

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ACCOMMODATIONS Lakeview Bed & Breakfast 495 West Old Highway 441 Mount Dora 352 - 383 - 4050 Ad on page 56

PET FRIENDLY HURRICANE SHELTERS Most every animal hospital, boarding facility, and daycare in non evacuation zones provide shelter. Their sheltering rules may differ, here is a list of requirements to board your animal with most during a hurricane:

“Proof of vaccinations. First come. Bring food/water for 5 days. Litter box for cats. Bring own crate. Clients first.” Call your local facility for specific rules governing hurricane shelter policies. There is one public shelter in Broward and one in Palm Beach. You must be a resident of the county and live in the evacuation zone. Space is limited so you must pre-register and you must stay at the shelter with your pet(s). Public Shelter in Broward County Millennium Middle School, 5800 NW 94th Avenue, Tamarac Pre-registration required 954 - 989 - 3977 Public Shelter in Palm Beach County West Boynton Recreation Center 6000 North Tree Boulevard in Lake Worth. Pre-registration required 561 - 233 - 1266.

Hotels that will accept pets during a disaster: The Residence Inn Boca Raton 561-994-3222 Best Western Palm Beach Shores 561 - 844 - 0233

PET FRIENDLY PHOTOGRAPHY Extraordinary Photography Dade, Broward and Palm Beach 561 - 945 - 6363 Ad on page 55

10 TIPS FOR HOTEL STAYS WITH YOUR PETS 1. Be sure the hotel’s pet policy allows you to leave pets unattended, and take note of any limitations on the length of time pets may be alone. 2. Do not leave your pets alone until they’ve acclimated to the hotel room. Taking your dog to a place he doesn’t recognize and promptly leaving him is a sure-fire way to induce a panic attack. 3. If the hotel offers the option, consider upgrading to a two-room suite. 4. Keep the time you’re away as short as possible. Go downstairs for something to eat, run errands to places that don’t allow pets, or attend a quick meeting – but when you’re finished, get back to your pup as quickly as possible. 5. Bring the things that make your dog comfortable, like his bed or crate. For dogs that

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are used to sleeping in a crate, you can also consider covering it with a blanket from home to help him stay calm.

in, stop by the front desk every time you leave your pet, to make sure the staff on duty has your cell phone number.

6. Tired dogs are less likely to create a ruckus, so be sure your dog has a nice, long walk with plenty of opportunities to relieve himself before you go out.

10. Every dog can have a bad day, so if the hotel has to notify you that your pup is missing you loudly, apologize, return to the hotel immediately, and don’t leave your dog unattended again for the rest of your stay.

7. Pack something extra-special to keep him busy while he’s alone. Whether it’s a toy stuffed with food and then frozen to last longer, or a puzzle that requires your dog to work to get the treats out – if he’s entertained, he’ll be less likely to bark. 8. Turn on something that helps your dog relax. Find a classical music station on the radio or television, and leave it playing quietly to help cover any noises that might trigger barking. 9. Even though the hotel probably collected your contact information when you checked

A Romantic Getaway in Beautiful Mount Dora

Heron Cay takes rest and relaxation to new heights. Heron Cay Lakeview Bed & Breakfast Inn, one of Florida’s most photographed landmarks, is situated on two acres overlooking Lake Dora. Dogs will enjoy exploring the expansive, fenced-in backyard. You’ll enjoy a deliciously prepared full breakfast/brunch, complete with homemade bread. Afterwards, take a stroll on a little trail, just four blocks into ‘Pet Friendly’ Downtown Mount Dora for shopping and antiquing.

Lakeview Bed & Breakfast

495 West Old Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757 | 352.383.4050


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•assistance for people with pets •cat •dog •dog/cat •ferret •foster care •guinea pig •grief counseling •low cost spay/neuter •parrot •rabbit •t/n/r •wildlife

Spay/Neuter Clinic For Pricing, Days/Locations & to Schedule an Appointment visit

Questions? email: or text us at 954-816-0799 Please spay or neuter your pet. It saves lives, it ends suffering.

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ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH PETS The Pet Project Vets Helping Heroes CAT RESCUE Adopt A Cat Adopt A Stray Cats Exclusive Feline Friends PAWS South Florida Rescue Stray Aid and Rescue Inc. 954 - 816 - 0799 Stray & Feral Cat Rescue, Inc DOG RESCUE Big Dog Ranch Rescue Big Hearts For Big Dogs Rescue www.BigHearts Have A Heart, Inc K94U Rescue


Shih Tzu (& Other Small Breeds) DOG/CAT RESCUE A Second Chance Puppy and Kitten Rescue Abandoned Pet Rescue Allen Babcock Dog and Cat Rescue Animal Aid, Inc Animal Rescue Force of South Florida Chesed Rescue Grateful Paws Dog & Cat Rescue Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue Lone Pine Rescue, Inc Luv A Pet No Paw Left Behind Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League 3100/3200 N Military Trail West Palm Beach 561 - 686 - 3663 Ad on page 62


Precious Rescue of Palm Beach Save A Pet Florida, Inc Second Chance Rescue Stray Aid and Rescue Inc. 954 - 816 - 0799 Tri-County Humane Society FERRET RESCUE Broward Ferret Rescue FOSTER CARE Pets In Distress

Stray Aid and Rescue Inc. 954 - 816 - 0799 Ad on page 58

PARROT RESCUE Florida Parrot Rescue Lucky Parrot Sanctuary Melbourne Avian Rescue Sanctuary Wings of Love Foundation www.WingsOfLove.Faith RABBIT RESCUE Luv-A-Bun Rabbit Rescue REPORT ABUSE


Broward Sheriff’s Office Animal Abuse Unit 954 - 321 - 4830

Crazy Cavies Guinea Pig Rescue

Report Animal Cruelty 954 - 493 - TIPS

GRIEF COUNSELING Pets Everlasting LOW COST SPAY/NEUTER Animal Aid, Inc (Boca Raton) Paws-2 Help (West Palm Beach)

TRAP NEUTER RETURN T/N/R The Cat Network Palm Beach County Cat Coalition Stray Aid and Rescue Inc. 954 - 816 - 0799 Ad on page 58

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WILDLIFE HELP All Creatures Sanctuary (Palm Beach Gardens) 561 - 313 - 3854 Busch Wildlife Sanctuary 2500 Jupiter Park Dr Jupiter 561 - 575 - 3399 Wildlife Care Center (Fort Lauderdale) While we believe the organizations listed are credible, please do your due diligence prior to working with them. Neither Pet Junction nor any of our affliates are responsible for the outcome of your interaction with them.

Bigger isn’t always better. Every town has their “name brand” shelter – the one everybody recognizes. What people may not realize is that there are also dozens of small local rescues working just as hard if not harder to save the lives of animals. Many of these rescues are self-funded and are saving hundreds of animals a year. A large portion of rescues will take dogs on the euthanasia list from local shelters and foster them until they find a permanent home. Foster-based rescues also have the added benefit of the dog being socialized in a home versus picking up behavior issues and potentially aggression associated with long periods of time living in a kennel in a shelter.


Pet Junction provides FREE, completely customizable listings to pet rescues in our online searchable directory. Go to our website at to ADD your pet rescue today!

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