Giving Up Your Pet
It is a huge decision to give away your pet, no matter how long or brief the period of time of ownership. Remember, for whatever reason you no longer are choosing to keep this pet, YOU are the person in this world who loves your pet more than anyone else and YOU no longer want your pet! First ask yourself if there is anything about your pet behaviorally or personality-wise that could be worked on in order for you to keep him. Take your pet to the veterinarian for a check-up, vaccinations, and, most importantly spaying/neutering! If you were thinking that your pet might make a good breeding animal, STOP! Why breed from an animal that no-one wants anymore? Why make more unwanted animals in a world where even great pets dont remain very long in their first homes? You want someone to adopt your pet as a COMPANION, not because it might make a good or profitable breeding animal. You are much more apt to find a responsible, permanent home by placing an already sterilized pet. Spaying and neutering also reduces the risk your pet will run away from its next home, and helps to insure that your pet won’t urine mark his new home and thus become quickly unwanted again! If your pet is already spayed or neutered, and has not bitten anyone,try to find a new home for your pet through advertising. Be completely honest about all your pet’s behaviors, good and bad. No pet is perfect, and people are more likely to adopt a pet they know about, for better or worse. When screening callers, tell every caller that someone has already come to look at your pet, but you are still taking names and telephone numbers and references, in case, so you can call them back. Include your pet’s name and include his best traits, his most endearing qualities, and some guidelines for the best possible home: i.e., no small kids, someone whos home a lot, no other pets, good for experienced dog owner, etc. If your pet is aggressive, or has nipped or bitten someone, EVER, then please get a professional behavioral evaluation before giving away your pet. Check with state and local laws, too, about liability in re-homing a pet with prior knowledge of aggression. If your pet has a behavior problem, he’ll take it with him to the next home. Contact a trainer or behavior counselor and see if its not possible to work things out so you can keep your pet.
Traveling With Your Pet Bird
If you wish to bring your pet bird into or out of the United States you will need to meet certain criteria under CITES and the WBCA and obtain a permit from the Service. When you later apply for a permit to import/export your pet, report the Designated Port you select on your application form, or submit a copy of your Designated Port Exception Permit. Once you have obtained all necessary permits and authorizations and are ready to travel, contact the Wildlife Inspector at the appropriate Port at least 72 hours in advance to make an appointment for the inspection and clearance of your pet. At the appointment you will present your pet, your permits, the Declaration form 3-177, and any other required documentation for inspection. The Service issued regulations implementing CITES, the WBCA, and the ESA that provide for permits to allow the export and/or import of certain pet birds. The Branch of Permits will review a complete application to ensure your pet and the proposed activity meets the criteria for a permit. The Branch of Permits may issue one permit document with multiple authorizations under more than one law if your pet is listed under both CITES and WBCA. Permit application processing time averages 60 days. If your pet bird is listed under CITES Appendix I, you will first need to obtain a CITES import permit from the foreign country. CITES/ WBCA Pet Passport: This permit type is for U.S. Residents and authorizes multiple border crossings out of and back into the United States under CITES and the WBCA; it remains valid for three years. WBCA/ CITES 3 Year Multiple Use Import Permit: This permit type is for residents of foreign countries who have a pet passport from their home country and authorizes multiple imports under the WBCA. Submit application form 3-200-46 and the processing fee to the Service. Copies of documentation will be required if you wish apply for a permit to travel with your pet in the future. If your bird is one of the following approved captive-bred species you do not need a WBCA permit to import your pet.
Dallas Startup Pets OnSite Is A Bring Your Pet To Work Company Even Bosses Love
As with everything these days, pet ownership looks a lot different in 2017 then it did even ten years ago. There’s no shortage of pet startups innovating the pet marketplace. Some pet parents have even taken to YouTube for their dogs to do their own versions of the popular “Unboxing” videos. There are also a variety of mobile app based startups that are helping pet owners find everything from nutritious home baked treats, to dog parks, pet playmates and pet sitters. Hotel chains, even high end ones like Lowes, cater to pets with special dog walking areas, “Quiet rooms” and goodies when they arrive. Technology like the PetCube allow pet owners to check on their dogs and cats remotely with their smartphones and even control a red laser to “Play” with their dogs and cats remotely. Another new trend for pet owners is bringing their dogs to work. The creator of the most popular mobil pet photo company in the world, Petclix, has launched a new company called Pets Onsite. Pets Onsite allows employees to bring their doggos to work and leave them at an attended, on-site doggy daycare set up in a contemporary trailer on company property. “Employers are starting to realize that having a Millennial bring a pet to work wind up getting a more focused employee, someone more comfortable at the office and a person willing to work longer hours,” said Bob Vetere, president, and CEO of the American Pet Products Association said in a statement. Of course as an employee perk a company could opt to pay instead. Also, Pets Onsite gives dog owners access to mobile grooming, training, toys and products for purchase and even a vet if necessary. “Most people consider their pets as their children. Pets Onsite provides a solution to allow employees to bring their furry children to work without the hassle, risk, and overhead to companies,” Brough said in a statement.
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