Callie is a sweet, mature lady who is looking for a fresh start in life. She enjoys long naps and pats on the head and would probably appreciate sharing her home with another gentle cat.
Caring for Senior Dogs: How to improve their “Golden Years”
We want our pets to live forever and will do all we can to keep them healthy and happy. In order to do so, there are many things we need to consider as our pets age. Their eyesight gets poor, their hearing diminishes, and/or they suffer from arthritis as well as experience other health problems and diseases which can greatly affect their ability to function.
Read more on how to care for senior pets in the June blog.
CHEYENNE ANIMAL SHELTER CHOSEN FOR LIFE-SAVING
CAT PAWSITIVE PROGRAM
- Maintaining cat “adoptability” and feline social skills by enriching cats’ day-to-day lives
- Increasing adoptions
- Decreasing length of stay
- Engaging and empowering volunteers and staff
- Showing potential adopters that cats are cool and can even be trained!
The Cat Pawsitive program is designed to keep adoptable cats mentally and physically active in a shelter or rescue environment. The focus is on fun, positive reinforcement-based training sessions that go beyond playtime-as-usual to help cats maintain their mojo and connect more quickly with potential adopters. From teaching high fives and head bumps to “sit” and “come when called,” caregivers at Cat Pawsitive participating organizations engage with cats in a brand new way to really help cats to “click” with adopters.
The Cheyenne Animal Shelter’s Behaviorist, Brooke Byelich, applied for the grant opportunity, “I’m really excited to get started on this training!” said Byelich. “We have a strong program for training and socializing dogs. We’re hoping this will bring the same opportunity to our cats.”