Make Adoption Your Only Option!!
As responsible dog parents, it’s incredibly important to keep our four legged friends as warm as possible. Here are a few tips on keeping your pets warm courtesy of the American Kennel Club and the Human Society of the United States.
- Don't leave your pet outside in the cold for long periods of time. Wind chill makes days colder than actual temperature readings. Be attentive to your pet's body temperature, and limit its time outdoors
- Keep your pet warm, dry and away from drafts. Tiles and uncarpeted areas may become extremely cold, so make sure to place blankets and pads on floors in these areas
- Be extra careful when walking or playing with your dog near frozen lakes, rivers or ponds. Your dog could slip or jump in and get seriously injured
- Short- or coarse-haired pets may get extra
- Feed your pet additional calories if it spends a lot of time outdoors or is a working animal. It takes more energy in the winter to keep body temperature regulated.
- cold, so consider a sweater or coat.
Other winter precautions that keep us humans from slipping, sliding and falling on concrete can be lethal to dogs. Follow these precautions to keep your dogs healthy and safe from potentially deadly poisons.
All of our adoptable animals are heartworm tested, up-to-date on all vaccinations, including FIV/Leuk testing for cats, we want our animals healthy when they go to their new homes! State law also requires any animal adopted from Dog Gone Rescue be spayed or neutered within 90 days of adoption; however we strive to help control the pet population by trying to neuter and spay all of our animals before putting them up for adoption. All our animals are also microchipped to help protect them should they get lost.
We've just recently started microchipping all of our pets as well to prevent them from ending up back in the shelters/pounds.
If you'd like to help and would like to make a donation, please click the Donate button, or you can drop off or mail your donation to:
Dog Gone Rescue
c/o Janel McLain
205 S. Sumner Ave.
Creston, IA 50801
Items we need are: cash donations to help pay for vet expenses; donations of food, kennels, pet bedding, bowls, cat litter, cat boxes, toys, leashes, collars are always needed and appreciated. Anything we can use to meet the needs of the animals in our care, no matter how small, every lit bit helps!
THANK YOU!! :)
We also build dog houses for animals in need of shelter!
They are hand built out of wood, shingled, painted & straw provided if needed in the winter months.
These Dog Houses are FREE,
however any donation is welcome to help compensate for the expense of some of the supplies.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you are someone you know has a dog in need!
Donators: Akin Building Center, Mike Wolfe, Tony Allen,
Cindy Allen & Sterling Johns.