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New Dog Basics

Hot Weather Pet Safety

May 27, 2016

Tips to help keep pets safe during the summer

Topic: Pet Care, Pet Care: New Pet Basics, Pet Health and Safety
Animal Type: All, Cats and Kittens, Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: Pet Parenting

How to House Train Your Dog

January 1, 2016

If your dog is having potty accidents in the house it may be the dog isn’t yet housebroken - or it may not.

Topic: Pet Training, Pet Behavior, Pet Care, Pet Care: New Pet Basics, Pet Health and Safety
Animal Type: Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: General

Crate Training Your Dog

July 13, 2015

A dog left alone will make choices. Choices like: “Where should I urinate?” and “Should I chew up the rug or play with my toys?”

Topic: Pet Training, Pet Behavior, Pet Care, Pet Care: New Pet Basics
Animal Type: Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: Pet Parenting

How to Walk Your Dog on a Leash without the Pulling

April 21, 2015

Enjoy your walks with your dog! Use these training exercises and equipment to teach your dog to walk by your side (heel) on a loose leash.

Topic: Pet Training, Pet Behavior, Pet Care, Pet Care: New Pet Basics
Animal Type: Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: General

How to Clean Muddy Dog Paws

April 16, 2015

Need to wipe off muddy paws after a romp in the back yard? Some dogs are fine having their feet wiped and others - not so much.

Topic: Pet Care, Pet Care: New Pet Basics
Animal Type: Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Teach Your Dog to Sit

April 2, 2015

You’ll be surprised at how quickly your dog catches on.

Topic: Pet Training, Pet Care, Pet Care: New Pet Basics
Animal Type: Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Puppy Socialization

April 1, 2015

By introducing your puppy to as many different things and sounds as possible, you are helping him to become a happy, secure, confident dog.

Topic: Pet Care: New Pet Basics
Animal Type: Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Puppy Mouthing or Play-Biting

April 1, 2015

Puppies have needle-sharp teeth and seem to enjoy chewing on hands, arms, toes, pant legs, shirt sleeves and anything else they can get their mouths on.

Topic: Pet Behavior, Pet Care: New Pet Basics
Animal Type: Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: Pet Parenting

How to Introduce Your New Dog to Your Resident Dog

April 1, 2015

You have fallen in love with a dog at the shelter and want to adopt him. But what will your loyal, lovable dog at home think about this new arrangement?

Topic: Pet Care: New Pet Basics
Animal Type: Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Puppy Vaccination & Veterinary Schedule

April 1, 2015

In order to keep your puppy healthy, there are certain actions that should be taken at specific times as your puppy grows

Topic: Pet Care, Pet Care: New Pet Basics, Pet Health and Safety
Animal Type: Dogs and Puppies
Story Type: Pet Parenting

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MHS' New Facility

Our new location in Detroit offers improved and highly progressive animal housing, an expanded veterinary center, and a community dog park. Check it out!

Feline Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

$50 per male, $65 per female, price includes the procedure, hospitalization, and anesthesia.

March for Animals

Join us with or without your pet at one or more of this year's fundraising walks to support homeless animals in Michigan.

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