Sometimes it’s hard to tell where to turn for information on a pet care or behavior issue. The following questions will help direct you to the services most appropriate for your particular issue(s).
||WHAT TO DO:
|Are you interested in training your dog in the basics (how to sit, stay, come when called, etc.)?
- Click here for information about Sacramento SPCA dog training classes
|Are you having a behavior issues with your own pet(s) that wouldn’t be resolved after reading through our handouts?
- Click here for our behavior resource library
| Did you want to train your dog to be a service dog (providing a service to an individual with a disability or medical issue) or a therapy dog (that visits children, seniors, hospital patients, etc)?
- Click here to see a list of service dog trainers in the Sacramento area.
- Click here to see a list of therapy dog organizations in the Sacramento area.
- The Sacramento SPCA has a therapy dog program called Love on Loan. For more information please call 916-504-2846.
- Consider enrolling your dog in training classes at the Sacramento SPCA as preparation for being a therapy dog. The intermediate class prepares you for the Canine Good Citizen certification, a good first step for certifying a therapy dog.
|Are you having a problem with someone else’s pet?
For example, maybe your neighbor’s dog is barking too much or your roomate’s cat is attacking your ankles every time you walk by.
- Talk to the owner of the animal and refer them to this webpage to obtain help from the Sacramento SPCA.
- If that’s not possible or doesn’t work, call the appropriate animal care and regulation agency for your area to learn about laws concerning animals, and to get help. Click here for a list of these agencies in the greater Sacramento area.
|Did you want to report a stray animal or possible animal abuse situation?
- Call the appropriate Animal Care and Regulation agency in your area to learn about laws concerning animals and to get help. Click here for a list of these agencies in the greater Sacramento area
- Click here for the Sacramento SPCA web page describing what constitutes abuse or neglect of an animal
|Does your issue concern a wild animal?
||The Sacramento SPCA only deals with behavior issues for pet animals.
- We do have a trap/neuter/release program for feral cats. Click here for more information on this program, information on feral cats in general, and links to other feral cat resources.
- Click here for a list of organizations and agencies in the greater Sacramento area with wildlife care programs and other wildlife information.
|Do you have questions about your pet’s health
||The Sacramento SPCA provides the following types of veterinary services to the public:
- Spaying and neutering – More Information
- Vaccinations, microchips, and licenses – More Information
- Flea control
- If you are having a health issue with a pet adopted from the Sacramento SPCA within the last two weeks, please contact the Adoptions Supervisor at 916-504-2858.
- If it has been more than two weeks, please contact your veterinarian.
- For help with veterinary bills, check out this page of Pet Medical Assistance organizations.
- Click here for a link to Pet Medical Assistance information provided by the Humane Society of the United States website.