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Dog and Cat Adoptions

If you are interested in adopting, please call 435-259-0199 for an appointment. Humane Society of Moab Valley and  Moab Animal Shelter are located at 956 Sand Flats Rd.

 


RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP

Owning a pet is a privilege, but the benefits of pet ownership come with responsibilities.

COMMIT

  • Avoid impulsive decisions when choosing a pet.
  • Choose a pet that is suited to your home and lifestyle.
  • Keep only the type and number of pets for which you can provide appropriate food, water, shelter, health care and companionship.
  • Commit to the relationship for the life of your pet(s).
  • Provide appropriate exercise and mental stimulation.
  • Properly socialize and train your pet.
  • Don’t contribute to our nation’s pet overpopulation problem: limit your pet’s reproduction through spay/neuter.

INVEST

  • Recognize that pet ownership requires an investment of time and money.
  • Make sure your pet receives preventive health care (vaccinations, parasite control, etc.) as well as care for any illnesses or injuries.
  • Budget for potential emergencies.

TAKE CARE OF YOUR PET & BE RESPECTFUL OF OTHERS

  • Clean up after your pet.
  • Obey all local ordinances, including licensing, leash requirements and noise control.
  • Don’t allow your pet to stray or become feral.
  • Make sure your pet is properly identified (i.e., tags, microchips, or tattoos) and keep its registration up to date.
  • For the health and safety of your cat we recommend that they should be kept indoors.

PREPARE

  • Prepare for an emergency or disaster, including assembling an evacuation kit.
  • Make alternative arrangements if you can no longer care for your pet such as contacting your local rescue. Plan ahead, the average adoption placement may take up to 6 weeks or longer.
  • Recognize any decline in your pet’s quality of life and make timely decisions in consultation with a veterinarian.

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