Roice-Hurst Blog

Tips for Your Dogs and Warm Weather

As the weather continues to warm up more and more people will be out and about with their dogs. Here are a few tips to remember when enjoying the outdoors with your dog. If your hot and sweating, your dog is too. Be sure to have lots of water for both you and your...

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National Animal Control Appreciation Week 2019

April 7-12 is National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week! At Roice-Hurst we work closely with Mesa County Animal Services to promote animal and community health. We appreciate their tireless efforts and continued professionalism. The Officers of Mesa County...

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Do’s and Don’t’s of Kitten Season

As we prepare for the upcoming kitten season, we want everyone to know the do's and don't's if you stumble upon a litter of kittens. We also have a variety of ways that you can help! If you find a litter of kittens please make sure the mother is truly gone and not...

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Kitten Shower

It's kitten season and we are in need of supplies to care for the new arrivals.  Please join us for a Kitten Shower Saturday, March 23 from 11:00-4:00. We will have refreshments and tours of the shelter (minimum 6 per tour). Can't make it? Please consider ordering...

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February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. There are many reasons to spay/neuter your pets - for their health, prevent unwanted litters, curb bad behavior, and reduce homelessness and pet overpopulation. By spaying/neutering your pet now you will help prevent the influx...

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January is National Train Your Dog Month

January 2019 - National Train Your Dog Month: Too many dogs are turned into animal shelters each year for behavior and training issues that could easily be solved with proper socialization and positive, gentle, science-based methods of training. Benefits of Dog...

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November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month It’s the holiday season and many families are looking to add a new four-legged member. Kittens and puppies are cute, but they require a lot of work. Consider adding an older cat or dog to your family this year. There are a lot of...

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DOES YOUR CAT HAVE A PREY PREFERENCE?

Did you know that consistent interactive play with your fur-friend helps reduce boredom, obesity and even behavior issues like aggression and territory marking? If you’re like most cat owners, you probably have a box or a basket hiding under your bed or in your closet...

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The Sad Truth About Kitten Season

By Jodi Summers, Animal Resource Center Director/ Cat Behavior Counselor I know everyone is anxiously awaiting the arrival of kittens. Everyone hears us talking about kitten season, but what does that truly mean? Well, kitten season starts in the spring, peaking in...

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