Jun 28, 2018

The Dog Days of Summer


Find plenty of tips on how to keep your pets comfortable and safe during the high temperatures this summer!

Watch out for heatstroke - symptoms include panting, lethargy, drooling, fever, vomiting and collapse. Call your veterinarian right way if you see these signs.

Give your pet extra water.

Offer your pet several ways to cool off - leave a fan on where your pet can sit in front of it, add ice cubes to their water or offer a cool treat like a Kong stuffed with wet food or peanut butter then frozen.

NEVER leave your pet alone inside a car.

Take your walks in the morning or evening when it is cooler and avoid hot sidewalks.

Be alert for coolant leaking from your vehicle - dogs are attracted to the sweet taste of coolant and just a small amount can make your dog sick or even cause death. Call your vet right away if you believe your dog has ingested coolant.

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Oct 10th, 2018

Over $100,000 raised through Bark & Wine!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Bark & Wine!

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Sep 26th, 2018

Dogtoberfest 2018 was Doggone GRRREAT!

Dogtoberfest 2018 was a great event for dogs and humans alike!

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Sep 10th, 2018

Karate Chops Down Barriers to Find a Loving Home

Enjoy the story of Karate and how generosity from supporters like YOU helped him overcome challenges and find a loving family.

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Sep 3rd, 2018

More Animal Visitors Confirmed for Bark & Wine!

Meet Brownie, Withnail and Molly, DCHS alumni and friends who will be joining us at Bark & Wine 2018!

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Aug 27th, 2018

Enter DCHS's Online Costume Contest!

Enter DCHS's Online Pet Costume Contest to help animals in need in your community!

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Aug 21st, 2018

Wildlife Center Prepares for Influx of Wild Patients

As Dane County residents begin to assess damage from storms and flooding last night, they may find injured or orphaned wild animals.

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