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  • January 1, 2001

    How To Handle A Socialized Cat

    Handling a cat doesn't have to be a hairy experience.

  • July 1, 2000

    How to Sex Small Mammals

    When examining creatures this small, it's all in the details. Read on to find out how you can easily tell the boys from the girls.

  • May 1, 2000

    How to Care for Rats and Mice

    Here's how to care for the little whiskered fellows when they arrive at your facility.

  • March 1, 2000

    How to Care for Gerbils

    Gerbils can be happy and healthy almost anywhere???including during their temporary stay at your shelter???provided you follow these guidelines.

  • January 1, 2000

    How to Bathe a Dog

    Even though a good bath is one of the kindest things you can give your shelter's dogs, chances are they're not going to see it that way.

  • September 1, 1999

    How to Care for Hamsters

    Today, hamsters' friendly nature and adaptability have placed them among America's most popular small pets. To learn how to fulfill the special needs of these cuddly creatures, some of whom inevitably end up at shelters, follow these suggestions.

  • July 1, 1999

    How to Care for Guinea Pigs

    Like rabbits, ferrets, and other small domesticated mammals, guinea pigs require an environment and treatment distinct from dogs and cats.

  • May 1, 1999

    How to Care for Ferrets

    Ferrets were once an uncommon sight in most animal shelters, but now many facilities have a separate cage or two set aside for these sociable creatures. Still, many animal care workers are unaware of the special needs of these domesticated weasels. 

  • March 1, 1999

    How to Walk a Shelter Dog

    Every time you take a dog for a stroll, you're teaching him how to respond to his caretakers and his environment. If you can spend a few moments teaching an unruly, overanxious dog how to behave, you'll not only make future walks go more smoothly but also increase that dog's chances of finding a lifelong home.

  • January 1, 1999

    How to Care for Domestic Rabbits

    Rabbits may be easy to love, but they're not quite as easy to care for. To learn about providing temporary care for these adorable creatures in your facility, check out books and websites on rabbit care. This quick set of reminders will give you the basics.

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