Pet information for kids
Having a pet as part of your family strengthens bonds and can help kids learn responsibility and provide companionship. Roice-Hurst is here to help your family, pets and kids, live in harmony with each other. For more information or consultation’s about pet behavior and how kids can help, contact our Dog and Cat Behavior counselors –
Laura (dog) email@example.com or Arlena (cat) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cat Body Language
Learn how to read what your cat is feeling through their body language.
How can you tell when a human is happy? They may smile and laugh! What about when someone is sad? They may have their head low. Our cats give us clues to how they are feeling, too!
Homemade Cat Toys
Is your kitty feeling bored? Learn how to make three easy toys (with adult supervision).
DIY Colony Cat Houses
True – T-N-R does stand for Trap-Neuter-Return. Not all cats are comfortable being in a home with people, but all cats should be fixed to help control the cat population.
False – Cats can begin having kittens as early as 4 months old! That is why it is important to get your cat fixed as soon as possible. At Roice-Hurst, all kittens are spayed or neutered before they can be adopted, as early as 8 weeks old.
True – When you spay/neuter your cat they can no longer produce more kittens and that helps control the population.
False – Cats can have 3-5 litters in a year! Each litter can average 4 kittens. That could be 20 kittens in a single year.
False – Most feral cats are not going to want to be a housecat, they are happy to be free and live outside. You can those feral cats by giving them a warm home during the cold months.
True – If you see a cat with one of its ear tips cut, that means that someone cared enough to have that cat spayed or neutered.
Can you Read Dog Body Language?
Learn how to positively reward your dog using a reward such as food, a toy, or praise (“what a good, boy”!) for good behaviors. The same idea can also be done with cats.
B – Trade him his favorite toy for your toy.
A – Hold a treat over his head until he sits, say YES! and give the treat.
B – Turn away and ignore him.
C- Redirect his attention to something else and give him treats when he doesn’t bark.
No Bake Dog Treats
More tips and fun information for kids and pets.
The Five Freedoms is a guide that shows us how to best care for our companion animals. See if you can match each Five Freedom with the picture. Then look at the key to see how many you got right!
Shelter Pets Coloring Page
Get creative and have fun with our Shelter Pets Coloring Page.
A Shelter Pet's Purpose coloring book
A coloring book inspired by the pet’s at Roice-Hurst! A Shelter Pet’s Purpose
Inspired by the pet’s at Roice-Hurst and illustrated by Ronald Glover.
Purchase yours today! Proceeds benefit the life-saving work at Roice-Hurst Humane Society.
See the video “A Shelter Pet’s Purpose” that inspired the coloring book on our YouTube Channel.
Stress in Pets
Did you know animals get stressed when they are feeling overwhelmed? They are just like us in many ways! Look at the sheets and learn to identify stress signals in companion animals. Then learn how each animal copes (or deals with their stress). It’s important to let our animals cope if they are feeling overwhelmed.