Please scroll down for useful information for our pet owner community!
 
  • Advocating and educating the community about responsible dog ownership
  • Working with local vets and trainers
  • Supporting canine recreational programs and activities
  • Helping to maintain and expand Manchester's first community dog park
Pet Community Information

 

Unfortunately sometimes pets get lost.

Click here to see Bolton Vet's

lost pet list.

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Click here for the MDOG Newsletters:

July, 2009 Newsletter

August, 2009 Newsletter

October, 2009 Newsletter

March, 2010 Newsletter

August, 2010 Newsletter

October, 2010 Newsletter

January, 2011 Newsletter

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MDOG

encourages all owners to spay/neuter their pets.

Please click for information

on the Humane Society's low cost vet services.

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MDOG has a hiking with dogs group to further our recreational activites.

We have our own group on meetup.com! Please go to our recreation/events page for more details.

 

Click here for a map of Case Mountain hiking trails

For more information regarding obtaining a Town of Manchester passive recreation permit click here.

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Here is another Meetup group sponsoring dog hikes in Connecticut!

Go to

http://www.meetup.com/hikingwithdogs/calendar/10086306/

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MDOG

supports

Our Companions Animal Sanctuary

Our Companions Aniumal Sanctuary protects and advocates for the lives of companion animals. 

Their foster program, SafePet, provides foster care for up to 60 days for pets

whose families are in crisis and are temporarily unable to care for them.

The SafePet program is looking for reliable and dedicated foster volunteers.

Click here for more information, or contact

Annie C. Chittenden, CT SafePet Manager
Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary
Office: 860-242-9999 ext. 322
Mobile: 203-640-4749
Fax: 860-499-5418
Email: SafePet@ourcompanions.org

More information and adoptable pets at www.ourcompanions.org

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Adopt a lab at Labs4Rescue.com.

The City of Hartford has dogs available for adoption. Please check their listing at

www.cityofhartford.petfinder.com

Check out Manchester Animal Control's Adoptable Pets

 http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/manchester.html

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Protectors of Animals is a no-kill organization working to find homes for homeless pets.

If you are hoping to adopt a new friend, check out the web site at http://www.poainc.org/

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Mars Petcare US Issues Voluntary Recall

Click here for more info.

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Natural Balance Issues Voluntary recall

Click here for more info.

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Please take a few seconds to help feed

hungry animals. It is free and easy

to participate. Click on the purple button at

http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/

Donations are made by advertisers based on the number of people who click each day.

(You may have to copy and paste the web address to make your click count).

Tell your friends!

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PET SAFETY

Here is a quick reference guide to common house and garden plants, foods

and other substances that are toxic to most animals.

If you have any of the items listed below inside your home,

be sure to keep them out of reach of your pets.


Alcohol (all beverages, ethanol,

methanol, isopropyl)
Almonds
Amaryllis Bulb
Anthuriaum
Apricot

Autumn Crocus (Colchicum Autumnale)
Avocado (leaves, seeds, stem, skin)
Azalea (entire rhododendron family)
Begonia
Bird of Paradise
Bittersweet
Bleeding Heart
Boxwood
Bracken Fern
Buckeye
Buttercup (Ranunculus)

Caffeine
Caladium
Calla Lily
Castor Bean
Cherry
Chinese Sacred or Heavenly Bamboo

Chocolate

Choke Cherry
Chrysanthemum
Clematis
Crocus Bulb
Croton (Codiaeum sp.)

Delphinium, Larkspur, Monkshood
Dumb Cane (Dieffenbachia)
Elderberry
English Ivy (all Hedera species of ivy)
Fig (Ficus)
Four-o'clocks (Mirabilis)
Foxglove (Digitalis)

Garlic
Grapes and raisins
Holly Berries
Hyacinth Bulb
Hydrangea
Iris Corms
Jack-in-the-pulpit
Jimsom Weed
Kalanchoe

Lantana
Lily (bulbs of most species)
Lily of the Valley

Lupine Species
Marijuana or hemp (Cannabis)
Milkweed
Mistletoe Berries
Morning Glory
Mountain Laurel

Mushrooms
Narcissus, Daffodil
Oak (remove bark for use as a bird perch)
Oleander
Onions
Peaches
Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia sp.)
Philodendron (all species)
Poinsettia (including hybrids)
Potato (leaves and stem)
Rhubarb Leaves
Rosary Pea (Arbus sp.)
Scheffelera (umbrella plant)
Shamrock (Oxalis sp.)
Spurge (Euphorbia sp.)
Tomatoes (leaves and stems)
Yew


Other Harmful Substances (not limited to):

Acetone
Antifreeze
Bleach
Cigarettes, Nicotine Products, Smoke
Cosmetics
Crayons
Drain Cleaners
Rodent Poison
Rust
Fabric Softeners

Fumes

(smoke-filled air, insecticide spray, deodorizers, spray cleaners,

fresh paint fumes, gas, over-heated Teflon [very toxic to birds])
Household cleaners and disinfectants
Insecticides
Laundry supplies
Lead
Mercury
Suntan Lotion
Wood Preservatives and Shellac


Always keep the telephone numbers for your veterinarian, emergency clinic, and poison control handy. Note the time your pet was exposed to the toxin, the type of product ingested, the manufacturer's name and any ingredients listed on packaging. To reach the National Animal Poison Control Center, call (800) 548-2423. There is a charge for this service, which can be billed to a credit card or your telephone bill. Remember that time is of the essence! When in doubt, contact your veterinarian.