If any dogs test positive for Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) at the shelter, we are immediately isolating them at our medical teams counsel and attempting to get them into a foster home. Since distemper positive dogs can shed the virus to other dogs for up to 3 months, they need to be isolated for that entire period or they pose a risk to other dogs at the shelter.
The Myron K. Martin Clinic is open for spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats. Make an appointment today.
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One thing we frequently hear from people is “I’d love to foster, but I work full-time.”
So do most SPCA of Texas Foster Heroes!
Pets will be left at home during the day in their forever homes, so it’s great for them to get used to that while they are in their foster homes! Many adopters are looking for animals that have some experience following house rules or staying in a crate during work hours. You can help a shelter animal learn how to do that BEFORE they find their forever homes!
Most foster pets just need somewhere to crash and are fine by themselves during the day. We’ll provide you with all the supplies you need, including crates, busy toys and pet gates! As long as you give them love and attention when you get home, your foster pet will be happy to wait for you.
If you travel for work, that’s okay too! We have plenty of animals that need short-term fosters, and if you take in a long-term foster pet, one of your fellow Foster Heroes will gladly “foster-sit” while you are away!
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