The Five Pillars of Responsible Guardianship

  1. License and permanently identify (microchip) your companion animal
  2. Spay or neuter your companion animal. Do not allow accidental litters!
  3. Provide the necessary food, care, exercise, grooming and training for your companion animal for his or her entire life
  4. Do not allow your companion animal to become a nuisance or threat in your community
  5. Only adopt your companion animals from ethical and reputable sources (no backyard breeders, ads in newspapers from unverifiable sources, etc.)