Have you tried on your winter wardrobe and it is too snug or maybe even too big? If so, Consider donating your clothing to the Thrift Shop. We need new and very gently used Spring and Summer clothing as well as purses and shoes. Your closet cleaning could make a difference in the life of a pet. We accept donations Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 4:30pm. We appreciate your donations and we will provide you a tax deductible receipt.
"Dedicated To Placing Unwanted Dogs In Loving Homes"
S.H.A.R.E.S. stands for Supporting Humanities, Arts, Recreation, Education & Sports in our community. The S.H.A.R.E.S. card program is an easy and efficient way to fund-raise.
Sutter Buttes Canine Rescue will receive the benefits of a quarterly check for your SHARE qualified purchases, at Food Maxx or Savemart here in Yuba City or Marysville. There is no cost to you. Register online and everytime you shop at Food Maxx or Savemart, have the Cashier enter your phone number at the time of your purchase and you will directly be helping our furry friends. It's easy! Just register today.
Vaccinations, including Distemper, Kennel Cough, Parvo, and Rabies and De-wormer.
Food and Shelter. This includes providing shelter, blankets, dog houses, food, with some dogs requiring special food for special diets. Also, we provide toys and treats.
Flea control, grooming supplies, and bathing.
Medical Care and Medications, which can be quite costly to the Rescue. We frequently use eye medications, ear medications, skin medications, intestinal medications and also we provide x-rays when needed and any emergency or any other needed medical attention when necessary. The cost to provide care for just one dog can be anywhere between $150.00-$500.00, and depending upon the particular situation, possibly more. This of course does not include costs involved in maintaining the rescue, maintenance and other day to day operational costs. Please remember, we do not receive Federal or State Funding. The adoption fees we charge allow us to to continue to care for these animals.
A common question among adopters is why do we have adoption fees? Shouldn't the dogs be free or at least discounted because they are rescue dogs? When you adopt a dog from our Shelter, your fees are helping with the continious costs involved in the care of the dog. These costs typically include, but are not limited to:
CAN A PET HELP WITH ANXIETY?
CAN MY DOG EAT THAT?
The following list are food items which ASPCA considers to be toxic to your pet. As always, if you suspect your pet has ingested any of the following foods, please call ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. 888-426-4435
Alcohol (Can cause difficulty breathing and even death)
Macadamia nuts (Can cause vomiting and tremors.)
Milk & Dairy (Pets don't produce significant amounts of lactose to break down the lactose in milk.)
Nuts (Nuts, including almonds, pecans, and walnuts contain high amounts of oil and fats, causing diarrhea & vomiting)
Onions, Garlic & Chives (These can cause gastrointestinal irritaion and could lead to blood cell damage, if large amount consumed.)
Raw/Undercooked Meat, Eggs and Bones (Raw meat and eggs contain bacteria that can be harmful to pets.)
Salty and Salty Snack Foods (Large amounts of salt can produce ion sodium poisoning in your pet.)
Chocolate, Coffee & Caffeine (These contain substances called methylxanthines, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, panting, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures and even death.)
Grapes and Raisins These fruits contain a toxin that can cause kidney failure.)
Xylitol (xylitol is used as a sweetner in may products. The increased insulin leads to to lowered sugar levels. Can cause vomiting, loss of coordination and seizures and liver failure.)
Yeast Dough (Yeast dough can rise and cause gas to accumulate in your pets digestive system. It can be painful and cause the stomach to twist and become a life-threatning emergency.)
Pets,, can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, ease loneliness, encourage exercise and playfulness, and even improve your own health. Caring for an animal can help children respect others. Pets also provide valuable companionship for adults. Most importantly, pets provide unconditional love and companionship.
Studies have found that:
Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets.
People with pets have lower blood pressure in stressful situations than those without pets. One study even found that when people with borderline hypertension adopted dogs from a shelter, their blood pressure declined significantly within five months.
Playing with a dog or cat can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax.
Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels (indicators of heart disease) than those without pets.
Heart attack patients with pets survive longer than those without.
Pet owners over age 65 make 30 percent fewer visits to their doctors than those without pets.
While people with pets often experience the greatest health benefits, a pet doesn’t necessarily have to be a dog or a cat. Even watching fish in an aquarium can help reduce muscle tension and lower pulse rate.
One of the reasons for these therapeutic effects is that pets fulfill the basic human need for touch. Even hardened criminals in prison show long-term changes in their behavior after interacting with pets, many of them experiencing mutual affection for the first time. Stroking, hugging, or otherwise touching a loving animal can rapidly calm and soothe you when you’re stressed or anxious. The companionship of a pet can also ease loneliness, and most dogs are a great stimulus for healthy exercise, which can substantially boost your mood and ease depression.
Jacque Lynn Schultz, C.P.D.T., Companion Animal Programs Adviser. National Outreach
Do visitors whistle World War I tunes when laying eyes on the trenches in your backyard? Has your once lush green lawn begun to resemble a minefield? If so, your dog’s digging problem has probably gotten out of control. But short of paving over the yard, is there a way to manage this passion for excavation? Absolutely!
Different dogs dig for different reasons, so before looking for solutions, it’s important to determine why your dog digs. Many reasons for digging are often breed dependent. Heavy-coated spitz-type dogs, such as Huskys and Chow Chows, dig cooling pits during warm weather to make themselves more comfortable. Earth dogs—those bred to tunnel underground to dispatch prey, such as short-legged Terriers and Dachshunds—may be obeying their natural impulses as they dig up the yard to find gophers, moles, or other “vermin.” Scent hounds (Beagles, Basset Hounds, and Coonhounds) may dig along fence lines because the lures of small game or food, are especially strong. And adolescent diggers (dogs ages six to 18 months) do so because they’re loaded with youthful exuberance and need to channel their excess energy. They dig because they’re outside and have motive, means, and opportunity. The common denominator for all of these dogs, however, is that they dig because they find it rewarding.
By far the most common digger is the bored dog. Without anything to sustain his attention, the bored canine wiles away his time outdoors by excavating the yard. Why? Because it’s there, and digging gives him something to do. A bored digger is often an adolescent but can be nearly any age. Social isolation can also trigger this behavior.
Two options are available to stop the digging—extinguish the need to dig or channel the behavior into an appropriate outlet. If your hot Husky is digging cooling pits, keep him inside in the air conditioning, limit his outdoor time during warm weather or set up a refreshing kiddie pool for him. If your Jack Russell terrier is on mole patrol, consult a professional on humane, dog-safe mole deterrents. As always, make sure your dog is spayed or neutered. Among other health and behavioral benefits, a neutered dog is also less likely to dig.
If your dog digs because he’s bored in the backyard, keep him indoors. When you do give him backyard access, go out with him and throw a ball, toss a Frisbee, or practice obedience commands. Hide biscuits around the yard and encourage him to track them down. Go for a walk together. If your dog enjoys playing with other dogs, invite neighborhood dogs over for a play date. When a dog is kept busy and mentally stimulated, he’s less apt to dig.
If your fence cannot contain the yearning for freedom, fortify the barrier. Attach chicken wire to the fence a foot or so from the bottom, sink the wire six to 12 inches into the ground and curve it two to three feet in toward the yard. When your digger dog hits the chicken wire, it should stop him.
Dig or Die
Some dogs, however, have such a strong innate desire to dig that little can dissuade them otherwise. Many earth dogs fall into this category. Even if your yard is free of small animals, they’ll still dig because that’s what they were born to do. These dogs need an outlet for their drives. Creating a digging pit for your dog provides the perfect compromise—your dog can dig to his heart’s content, while preserving your landscaping.
Choose a small patch in the yard where it’s okay for your dog to dig. Circle the area with stones or other visual markers. Loosen up the soil and mix in a little sand. Hide a few toys, chewies, or biscuits in the soil to increase the rewards, then encourage the dog to dig in the pit. The first few times you let him out in the yard, make sure to accompany him so you can catch him in any mistakes and lure him over to dig in the appropriate spot. If your dog attempts to dig anywhere except in the pit, mark the incorrect behavior with “no” and call him over to the pit. Praise and reward him when he heads to the pit on his own. Fill in the
pit when needed, and add goodies from time to time so that the pit will remain an attractive place for the dog to visit.
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