Category Archives: Community

Puppy Obedience at Calusa Crossing Animal Hospital

We’re bringing City Dog! to Calusa Crossing Animal Hospital.  Read more here.

Starting on Monday, June 10th at 6pm, open-enrollment puppy obedience classes will be offered.  No worries if you can’t start on that day.  The classes are open enrollment, so you can start whenever is good for you.

[tabs slidertype=”left tabs” fx=”slide” auto=”yes”] [tabcontainer] [tabtext]What:[/tabtext] [tabtext]When:[/tabtext] [tabtext]Where:[/tabtext] [tabtext]What to bring:[/tabtext] [/tabcontainer] [tabcontent] [tab]Open enrollment puppy classes.  You’ll learn all the basic behaviors you’ll need to survive puppy hood[/tab] [tab]Starting Monday, May 20th at 6pm.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class.[/tab] [tab]Calusa Crossing Animal Hospital

12801 SW 134th Court

Miami, FL 33186[/tab] [tab] Your dog (otherwise, we’ll be forced to teach you to sit/stay)

A regular buckle collar or harness (no prong, choke or shock collars)

A 4-6 feet non-retractable leash

Lots of small, chewy treats

Your vaccination records if you are not a Calusa Crossing client

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To sign up for classes:

1) Complete the enrollment form below

2) After submitting your form, you can pay online via paypal or you can provide payment (cash or check) the first day of class

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before the start time, so you and your pooch can acclimate to the environment.

I came, I saw, I took notes: San Francisco SPCA

San Francisco SPCA
San Francisco SPCA

This past January, I had an opportunity to visit the San Francisco SPCA, a really progressive and inspiring organization and a great model for agencies throughout the country to follow.  It was a full day and I wanted to stay for the group cat training class that was held that evening, but time was scarce and it  was hard to fit in all the activities the city had to offer.

Lucky Community

From veterinary behaviorists, which are far and few throughout the country, to community outreach staff, trainers, a fantastic medical team, dog adoption people, cat adoption people.  The San Francisco Bay community really has it good. Knowledge and education is key and this team not only has it, but also they’re willing to share it…with the community, with you, and even with me all the way from across the country.  I was humbled to find how generous Dr. Scarlett was, as she personally toured me through the place and introduced me to all the wonderful folks. Lucky me.

I came, I saw, I took notes

During the holidays, Macy’s gives up window space for adoptable cats and dogs.  You’ve all heard, “Don’t Shop, Adopt”.  At Macy’s in San Francisco, the message is more like “Do shop.  Shop and Adopt”.  This all-encompassing, grassroots collaboration is what it’s about.  Getting all our amazing pets out there, in the community, in the places people go.  Making the adoption option salient in people’s mind and creating emotion and a sense of doing the right thing. Then following up, educating, answering questions and creating success stories.  Friends, neighbors, business owners, teachers, government officials, we can do that.  We’ve already begun.

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Low Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Mobile Unit

The funds raised as part of the Coconut Grove Bed Race will go toward funding 3 days of low cost spaying and neutering services.  Two days will be held at Felix Varela Senior High School and the third day will be held at the Homestead YMCA.

Surgeries will be offered to dogs for $40.00.  Additionally, rabies vaccines will be offered for $10, Parvo/Distemper vaccines for $5 and micro-chips for $10.  All dogs who already have their rabies vaccine will need to bring proof.  Otherwise, vaccine will be given.

If you are interested in registering for this service, please complete the forms on the pages corresponding to the locations for which you are interested.  We are limiting registrations to the first 30 dogs and we’ll have a waiting list of 20.  A day prior to the day of surgery, we will confirm all registrations.  It is important that we verbally confirm your appointment with you.  So if we leave you a message, please call us back.

Dogs that are confirmed to receive the surgery must be fed their last meal no later than 12:00 am the previous night.  They’ll also need to be dropped off at 8:00 am and be picked up at 4:00 pm.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter in Homestead

Here are the details for our low cost spay/neuter in Homestead.

WHAT: Low Cost Spay/Neuter
WHEN: Sunday, December 16, 2012
WHERE: FOP Lodge by the Homestead YMCA (1034 NE 8 Street Homestead, FL 33030) and the Homestead Rodeo Fairgrounds

* The FOP Lodge will serve as the check-in/check-out area.  The FOP Lodge is on the corner of US1 and Campbell Drive on the south end of the YMCA parking lot.

Registration is limited to the first 30 that we receive.  Once you submit this form, you will receive a message indicating that you are registered, but your registration must be confirmed via telephone.  Please make sure that we have two telephone numbers that we can use to contact you.  Vaccines and micro-chips will be offered at an additional $5.00.

Please comply with the following instructions:

1) Dog must be dropped off at 8:00am
2) Dog cannot have food or water after 12am prior to surgery
3) Cost is $45 payable in cash or check *cost may be reduced if proof of government assistance is provided
4) Please bring proof of rabies or purchase for $5.00

NOTE: If your dog’s weight is over 50 lbs, you will be contacted with special instructions.

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Bed Race Donors

Our bed race donors were plentiful and we thank each one of them for supporting our spay/neuter cause and for their part in creating a community where animals are treated humanely.  There are many that are not pictured here, but they know who you are!  In addition to these individuals we want to also thank the following partners:

Much “Pack” Love to all!