Welcome to Our Resource Center
Congratulations on your new pet! By adopting a pet you saved a life and we would like to provide you with some resources to start your new relationship off right! Below you will find links to pages covering some basic speed bumps that new adopters face when welcoming their new pet. It takes up to 2 full weeks for your animal to adjust into their new surroundings. Be patient, but firm with your new pet. Over time you will learn each others mannerisms, needs, desires, and quirks! Most importantly remember that we as people aren't perfect, so we can't expect our pets to come to us that way either.
Try, try again!
Crate training will provide a safe environment for your new pet. It helps protect them, your other pets, and your things.
No pet is perfect. If you are having specific problems with your pet that you are not able to gain control over, seek professional help. Surrendering your pet should not be your first inclination. Pets are forever. As most family members, it may take work to improve your relationship. Be patient. Seek a professional trainer to help to perfect your relationship with your furry family member. Change doesn’t happen overnight.
When choosing your new pet from the City of Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare, you will have lots of questions. The most common question is “are they house-trained”? Being brought in as a stray to the shelter, no one has a way of knowing their past. (Despite wishing they could tell us.) So, be prepared to have a little work ahead of you. Be patient and understanding, and give it time.
Flea and Tick Prevention
Fleas and ticks are a serious problem here in the Texas Panhandle. We have exceptional conditions in which they thrive, and in turn, many animals suffer. Prevention for your pets is the first step to keeping your animals healthy and safe. Also be sure to treat your yard, to prevent infestation.