Dog Resources

All Things Dog!

Welcome to your one stop shop for all things dog and puppies!

This resource page covers topics ranging from behavior and enrichment to adopting a new pet. Pet Alliance works hard to ensure all the puppies and dogs in our community have positive outcomes and live happy and healthy lives.

Behavior and Training

Looking to cover the basics of training with your dog? Whether you’d like to take the first steps on your own or work with one of our local training partners, we’re here for you!

Check out our Behavior Resource library for training basics and help with solving common behavior issues or view our list of our Local Training Partners.

Enrichment

Enrichment is any activity that encourages the use of an animal’s natural instincts and adds variety to their environment. As you can imagine, these activities are an important part of keeping our dogs in the shelter mentally and physically stimulated. You might not realize it, but you probably provide enrichment to your pets at home every day!

Examples of enrichment can include puzzle or chew toys, special treats, exposure to different scents, and more! Enrichment is only limited by your imagination and the preferences of your pet. 

Health

Pet Alliance’s veterinary clinics in Sanford and Alafaya are here to keep Orlando’s pets healthy!

Our veterinary teams provide comprehensive preventive healthcare for pets of all ages. Our wellness services include examinations, infectious disease and parasite testing, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and more.

Nutrition

Curious about how to pick the right food for your pup? Start your research with a bite-sized look into the world of dog nutrition with Pet Alliance veterinarian, Dr. Julie Andersen.

An Ounce of Prevention…

Yearly vaccinations and monthly parasite prevention are vital in keeping your dog healthy. Vaccinations help stop the spread of deadly diseases while parasite prevention keeps fleas, heartworms, and other pests from making a home out of your dog. If your dog is due for vaccinations or needs a refill on their prevention, schedule an appointment with our Sanford or Alafaya clinics.

Learn more about the importance of monthly prevention and vaccines by reading our comic series!

What's In A Breed?

“What breed are they?” is a question we often hear, but the answer is usually not so simple.

If you’ve visited or adopted from our shelters, you may have noticed we do not include breeds on our dogs’ paperwork. The reason for this is we want to encourage our potential adopters to get to know the animal’s individual personality. It is also usually very difficult to accurately pinpoint the breed makeup of many mixed-breed dogs without a DNA test.

Want to try your hand at guessing the results of DNA tests performed on some of the pups in our Pet Alliance family? The results may surprise you! Take a look at the dogs below, then hover over their photos for the results.

We believe that the availability of more truly pet-friendly apartments will go a long way in keeping pets with their family, so we created the Pet Apartment Registry. Some properties welcome all dogs, regardless of size or breed, while some have no breed restrictions, but have weight restrictions.

Interested in your apartment becoming Pet Alliance registered? Contact us at info@petallianceorlando.org.

Seasonal Resources

The time to prepare your pets for hurricane season is now.

It is vital that you have a plan for your pet in the wake of an approaching storm. Get ready with our Hurricane Season To-Do List and Pet Hurricane Preparedness Video!

Holidays that involve fireworks can be a stressful time for our furry family members. Here are some tips to help make your pet more comfortable:

  1. Do not bring your pet along to neighborhood fireworks. The safest place for them is at home!
  2. Prepare a safe “den” in your home for your pet. Spaces like underneath a bed or an open closet work perfectly.
  3. Feed and walk your pet before dusk.
  4. Keep a chew toy or treat on hand as a distraction from flashes and scary sounds. You can also turn on the TV or play calming music to help muffle the noise.
  5. Make sure your pet is tagged and their microchip information is up to date. If you need to update information on your pet’s microchip, this database can help you get started.
  6. Try not to reward your pet’s anxiety with extra attention. It may be hard, but it’s better to practice distraction techniques.

Protect your pup during the Holidays and make sure any ingredients they ingest are dog safe and in moderation!

Adding a Dog to Your Family

Once you decide to add a new furry family member to your home, you need to be prepared to introduce them to their new environment. As excited as you may be to make them feel at home, remember that your new pet is probably a bit nervous and scared. The more patient and prepared you are, the better it will be for both you and your dog!

Due to technical difficulties, Pet Alliance’s call center is closed today, June 14.