Free Pet Behavior Helpline

January 18, 2015 by  
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Animal Humane New MexicoThere’s no delicate way to say this, but… is your pooch peeing on the carpet suddenly? Is your cat going crazy on the furniture or your dog barking so much it drives you and your neighbors nuts?  Or does your pet keep breaking out through the fence and you’re worried for his or her safety?

These are often solvable problems if you know what to do. But if you don’t know what to do and you’d like to understand your pet better, you can get free help from Animal Humane New Mexico.

Use their free helpline (505-938-7900) to speak to a trained coach who can help you solve pet behavior problems.  If you don’t reach someone immediately, leave a message and someone will get back to you soon.  You can also email your questions to them at  behaviorhelpline@animalhumanenm.org   This is a completely free service and it’s wonderful that they offer it. It might even prevent some pets from having to go to shelters when their human is driven to the end of their tether – so pass the word along!

The Animal Humane Behavior free helpline helps with pet issues including separation anxiety, destructive behaviors, escaping, barking, chasing, digging, fearful behavior, housetraining,  introducing a new pet to the household where there are already pets, and puppy and kitten development.

I only wish they could provide free trained coaches to deal with Mr Cheap’s behavior problems, but he’d probably say the same about me :-)

–Tania


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Free Pet Behavior Helpline

January 28, 2012 by  
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Animal Humane New MexicoThere’s no delicate way to say this, but… is your pooch peeing on the carpet suddenly? Is your cat going crazy on the furniture or your dog barking so much it drives you and your neighbors nuts?  Or does your pet keep breaking out through the fence and you’re worried for his or her safety?

These are often solvable problems if you know what to do. But if you don’t know what to do and you’d like to understand your pet better, you can get free help from Animal Humane New Mexico.

Use their free helpline (505-938-7900) to speak to a trained coach who can help you solve pet behavior problems. This is a completely free service and it’s wonderful that they offer it. It might even prevent some pets from having to go to shelters when their human is driven to the end of their tether – so pass the word along!

The Animal Humane Behavior free helpline helps with pet issues including separation anxiety, destructive behaviors, escaping, barking, chasing, digging, fearful behavior, housetraining,  introducing a new pet to the household where there are already pets, and puppy and kitten development.

I only wish they could provide free trained coaches to deal with Mr Cheap’s behavior problems, but he’d probably say the same about me :-)

–Tania

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50% Off Dog and Cat Exams

December 10, 2011 by  
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No, they aren’t making dogs and cats sit for the GRE (yet), but if you have a pooch or a puss, you can get them a full health exam at 50% off. If you missed our previous post on this, you’ve still got to the end of December to take advantage of the discount.

ABQ PetCare is offering the half price health exam for dogs and cats to new patients on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  The full exam gives pets what sounds like a pretty thorough going-over to me, including a comprehensive health check, a heart worm test, nail trim, a parasite check, a dose of Frontline (protects against fleas and ticks) and a dose of Hart Gard.

The exam usually costs $175, which makes it $ 87.50 during the ABQ PetCare discount promotion on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  I don’t see the offer info at their website (it was there, maybe it still is somewhere) but in an email to us ABQ PetCare stated the offer runs through to the end of 2011.  Make an appointment at (505) 299-VETS

ABQ PetCare is located at 9032 Montgomery Boulevard NE.

–Tania

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50% Off Dog and Cat Exams

October 26, 2011 by  
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No, they aren’t making dogs and cats sit for the GRE (yet), but if you have a pooch or a puss, you can get them a full health exam at 50% off, through the end of 2011.

ABQ PetCare is offering the half price health exam for dogs and cats to new patients on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  The full exam gives pets what sounds like a pretty thorough going-over to me, including a comprehensive health check, a heart worm test, nail trim, a parasite check, a dose of Frontline (protects against fleas and ticks) and a dose of Hart Gard.

The exam usually costs $175, which makes it $ 87.50 during the ABQ PetCare discount promotion on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  You have to scroll WAY DOWN to the bottom of the link to see info on the deal, although it doesn’t include an end date. However, ABQ PetCare confirmed the discount dates to us: the offer runs through to the end of 2011.  Make appointments at (505) 299-VETS

ABQ PetCare is located at 9032 Montgomery Boulevard NE.

–Tania

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50% Off Cat Adoption

October 17, 2011 by  
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I’m never quite comfortable talking about pets as if they are a ‘special offer’.  But the fact is that if you’re looking for a new cat, the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department special offer for October might be of interest to you. And if it helps a cat find a new home, that’s good enough for me!

As the City’s cattery is nearly full to capacity, they’re offering 50% off cat adoptions through October 31, 2011.  Cat adoptions include spaying or neutering, a microchip, and all legally-required vaccinations.

The regular Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department shelters’ adoption fee is $20 for cats aged 3 years or more, $30 for cats aged between 6 months and 3 years, and $40 for kittens under 6 months.  (Seniors aged 50+ and veterans always receive a $10 discount on pet adoptions, with suitable ID.)

Thanks to all the people who work at shelters or to help animals in any way, and if you take advantage of the half price cat adoptions through October, you can always spend what you save on new toys for your cat…

–Tania

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Free Purina Pet Products

September 14, 2011 by  
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The Purina Pet Products giveaway runs through September 24, 2011, but you have to be quick on the button.

Purina is giving away coupons for free pet products until September 24, and each day they’re offering a free product coupon for dogs and a free product coupon for cats. These include free cat and dog food, chews, and cat litter.

But you have to be quick to claim your freebie! The coupons are available each day at 9 am Mountain Time (11 am Eastern Time). Once the quantity for that day has been snatched up, the only thing to do is wait for the next day’s offer.

You can see the full list of free pet products on offer each day, to make sure you’re ready on the button for the ones you want. 

There are 1,000 coupons every day for each of the cat and the dog products, with the exception of September 24, when there will only be 500 coupons for the cat products. (Poor cats, why discriminate against them? Oh, now I see why. The September 24 coupon is for a free Breeze brand from Purina Tidy Cats Litter System, worth $50.)

The Purina pet product giveaway is limited to one dog and one cat coupon per person, per email address, per household, per day. Lots of pers there. Or perhaps we should say: Lots of purrs?

–Tania    Thanks to our cheap chum Sheri at San Diego on the Cheap for the tip.

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Pet Adoption & Dog Speed Dating

September 10, 2011 by  
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If you’re looking for a new pet, these adoption events might give paws for thought…

It’s National Pet Adoption weekend through Sunday September 11, 2011, at Petsmart (10248 Coors Bypass NW). Albuquerque Animal Welfare will be on site with dogs and cats to adopt, and adoptions include spay and neuter, a pet microchip, and vaccinations. Dog adoption fees generally range from $40 to $60, and cat adoptions from $20 to $40, depending on their age. Seniors aged 50+ and veterans receive a $10 discount (don’t forget to take your ID). The pet adoptions takes place on Saturday September 10 from 10 am – 5 pm, and on Sunday September 11 from 10 am – 4 pm.

Dog Speed Dating Adoption event next Saturday September 17 aims to introduct pooches to new owners. The mind slightly boggles. Are they barking mad? But hey, if it helps a dog find a new home… The Dog Speed Dating Adoption promises discounted adoption fees, door prizes, and advice on training, all at the Eastside Animal Welfare Shelter (8920 Lomas Blvd NE) on September 17, from noon to 4 pm.

And if you already have a dog, don’t forget the 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! New Mexico Walk we posted about before.  You save $5 if you register by September 22.

–Tania

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Kitten Adoption & Dog Microchipping Deals

August 3, 2011 by  
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It feels a bit strange to talk about pets as if they are a ‘special offer’. In fact at first I wondered if this kitten adoption summer special was a Monty Python joke.

But if you’re looking for a new kitty – or actually two – the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department summer kitten adoption offer might be of interest to your family. And if it helps a cat find a new home, that’s good enough for me!

Until August 31, 2011, if you adopt a kitten from any City of Albuquerque shelter, you can take home a second kitten with no extra charge.  Of course, please adopt responsibly. Better to take one cat home that you can care for, than two cats and be stretched. It’s paws for thought (hah!) but I’m sure the people at the city shelters will advise if you’re in doubt.

The regular Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department shelters’ adoption fee is $40 for a kittens aged under 6 months. On all pet adoptions, seniors aged 50+ and veterans receive a $10 discount.

Dog owners can take their dog to be microchipped for $15 during the Chip and Dip Pet Adoption event on Saturday August 6 from 9 am – 1 pm at the Eastside Shelter, 8920 Lomas Boulevard NE.  The family-friendly event also includes a doggie pool for the dogs to take a dunk, a climbing wall for kids, free free salsa and chips from Chili’s Grill & Bar, and other activities including giveaways from PETCO. Of course, they’re also encouraging new pet adoptions at reduced prices, with spay or neuter, vaccinations, and microchip included.

I’ve never had cats from shelters but I have had some wonderful dogs from shelters, and those rescued dogs turned out to be my most beloved pets of all time.

And you can always spend what you save on new toys for your kittens 😉

Thanks to all the people who work at shelters or to help animals in any way.

–Tania

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Free Dog Training & Behavior Seminar Aug 21 & Pet Deals

August 19, 2010 by  
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Boofy’s Best for Pets hosts a free dog training and behavior seminar on Saturday August 21, led by Angela Buckley of Positive Rewards Dog Training. Buckley is a certified dog trainer and certified veterinary assistant, and the seminar includes:

  • How to keep your dog active and happy when you’re out
  • Fun things to do with your pet
  • Plants and foods that are poisonous to pets
  • Your pet questions answered
  • When: Saturday August 21, 2010
  • Time: 11 am – 2 pm
  • Where: Boofy’s Best for Pets, 8201 Golf Course RD NW (in Petroglyph Plaza at Golf Course & Paseo Del Norte)
  • Price: Free!

If you want to sign up for a basic dog obedience class with Buckley, for pooches 5 months and older with no former training, those classes start September 16 and cost $100 for six weeks. Not a bad price compared to the cost of replacing the couch that Fido devoured. I wonder if she can answer my questions about husband training/behavior/obedience too?

We’ve mentioned these Boofy’s Best for Pets deals before, but as a reminder:

Yappy Hour and Doggie MeetUp
Dogs come out to play and meet their canine chums, play in the dog toy area, and enjoy some Yappetizers – that’s free dog treats! During Yappy Hour all purchases of treats for dogs OR cats get 10% off.

  • When: Tuesdays ongoing
  • Time:  6 pm – 8 pm
  • Where: Boofy’s Best for Pets

Boofy’s Best for Pets coupons These coupons (via Valpak) save you:

  • $5 off a $25 purchase
  • $2 off a $10 purchase
  • Get a free dog treat!

All coupons currently showing to expire September 1, 2010.  (Sometimes Valpak coupons roll expiration date back each day till the promo is finished.)  Coupons can’t be combined with other offers.

Here’s a map to Boofy’s Best for Pets

If you can’t make it out to Boofy’s for these events, but still need advice on any pets, see our earlier post on a local Free Pet Behavior Helpline.

–Tania

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Free Pet Behavior Helpline

July 20, 2010 by  
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Animal Humane New MexicoNot to be indelicate, but…is your pooch peeing on the carpet suddenly? Has Fluffy the cat decided your new leather couch makes a great new scratching post? Or maybe Rover has become a real Houdini, laughing at your attempts to fence him in?

Do you know many pets wind up in shelters for these kind of reasons? Which is sad, because they are all solvable problems.

The key to a long, loving relationship with our pets is understanding how to deal with their behaviors in order to keep peace in the home. If you’re having problems with your pet’s behavior, FREE help is available from Animal Humane New Mexico.

Just call 505-938-7900 to speak to a trained coach who can help you solve pet behavior problems. This is an absolutely free service!

The Animal Humane Behavior free helpline can help you deal with issues including: 

  • Destruction
  • Barking
  • Escaping
  • Housetraining
  • Digging
  • Fearful Behavior
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Chasing
  • Eating Disorders
  • Puppy & Kitten Development
  • Multiple Animal Households and introducing new pets

Now, if only they could provide free trained coaches to deal with teenage behavior problems, we’d be set.

By the way, the Artists for the Animals fundraiser on August 14, 2010, includes an art auction, hors d’oeuvres, raffle, and live music.  There will also be a cash bar. Tickets are $60, and the event is from 6 – 9 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.  It’s a good cause to support and you get to dress up fancy – dress code is cocktail attire!

Pet owners: also see 10% discount on dog and cat treats plus Boofy’s Best for Pets coupons.

— Original post by Elizabeth Hanes, updated by Tania

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