Meet Francis!

Jagger and Kristi’s Kritter is “Francis”…..available for adoption at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She’s a 4 month old, 12 pound, female, Terrier mix puppy.

Francis and 19 other dogs were transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through FOCAS from a shelter in Mississippi. The puppies will be available Friday, December 21st. The adults will be available Sunday, December 23rd.

The puppies are getting their health and behavior examinations, vaccinations, spay or neuter, and microchips.

Adoption fee for the pups is $195 plus a $50, refundable, training deposit.
For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM every day but Tuesday.

If you’re thinking about getting a pet for Christmas… Remember that you’re making a lifetime commitment.

You can’t buy a new best friend for someone else.

The only pet surprise is a surprise parents plan for their kids.

You don’t want to surprise someone else with a puppy or kitten….making a 10 to 20 year commitment for them to provide care, food, exercise, medical treatment, “waste” cleanup, etc. every day.

But, if you know someone considering adoption, you can take them to a shelter or rescue, let them select their own pet, then pay the adoption fee.

You’ve seen the pictures of the puppy mills. If you buy an animal from a pet shop….that’s what you’re supporting.

Breeders and pet stores sell puppies as young as 5 weeks old. Experts agree that pups need at least 8 weeks with their mom and littermates or a trained puppy raiser to avoid problems later.

If you get a new puppy or kitten for Christmas….Remember that they are only babies for a short time. After that….they’re adolescents, then adults, then seniors, then geriatrics.

Like human babies, they’re learning everyday…so it’s never too soon to teach them the rules. Start with a routine, and stick to it.

  • Where they sleep
  • Where and when they eat
  • Regular walks
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