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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Adoptable Pets Looking for a "Home for the Holidays"

Man cuddles dog in front of Christmas tree.

The holidays can be a lonely time for many people, but a new pet can banish feelings of isolation and help improve a person’s health by reducing stress and encouraging socialization and exercise, according to the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Cold Weather Pet Safety Tips

Woman and beagle looking at falling snow.

Brrrr, its cold outside. During the winter months, pets are susceptible to the frigid cold temperatures just like their owners. Follow these tips to keep your pet warm and healthy this winter.

  • Wipe their paws. Walking in the neighborhood, a dog’s paws can ...
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Posted on: December 4, 2019

Pet's Excessive Barking, Howling can be a Nuisance to Neighbors

Dog Howling Outside

Excessive barking, howling or other noises from animals kept on a resident’s property disturb the peace and quiet of surrounding neighbors. It is also a violation of Section 6-5 Loud Animals of the Irving Code of Ordinances.

Residents can report a problem ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Bring Comfort and Joy to a Shelter Animal

Woman holds cat in front of Christmas tree.

This year, consider gifting comfort and joy to a shelter animal. During December, Irving Animal Services (IAS) will accept donations for its Comfort and Joy Drive at the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC), 4140 Valley View Lane.

Items on every IAS pet’s wish...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

Dog with Santa hat seated at table with plate of raw food.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) provides some excellent tips for keeping your pets safe and happy during the upcoming holiday season.

The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents plan to include their furry comp...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Cannot Adopt? Offer Comfort and Joy

Couple with a large dog in holiday scene.

For those who cannot bring home a pet but want to open their hearts, the Irving Animal Care Campus (IACC), 4140 Valley View Lane, will open Nov. 30 with holiday decorations and a tree decorated with cards listing items people can donate in-kind. Through t...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Do Your Pets Wear an ID Tag? They Should

Irving Animal Services field officer with a leashed Siberian Husky under a tree.

Although pet owners say tags are very important for pet safety, many pets are missing ID tags.

Eighty percent of pet owners say it is either very or extremely important for animals to wear ID tags, according to a study by the American Society for the Preve...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Safety Tips for Nighttime Dog Walking

Woman walking her dog at night.

As the daylight is shorter but residents can still enjoy an evening stroll through the neighborhood with your beloved pet. A nighttime walk also is a good bonding experience for you, your pet and the “great outdoors.” Follow these safe...

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