In Memory of Dawn Forest

A Tribute to Dawn Forest It is with immense sadness that we are announcing the passing of one of our treasured team members, Dawn Forest. Dawn was not only a vital member of the Fredericksburg SPCA on our Matchmaker/Adoption team, but she was also an

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December Training Tips

Don’t Get Your Tinsel in a Tangle! For most people, the holidays mean lots of visiting friends and family. Don’t be afraid to crate or otherwise confine your pet during these times. Many visitors can be very stressful for even social pets, and that’s okay.

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People Empowered Through Support: Safe Haven

Thanksgiving: Note of Gratitude Paula, a People Empowered Through Support (P.E.T.S Program) client needed help to escape a domestic violence situation and had nowhere that could house her and dog, Fred SPCA Alumni, Whipp. Safe Haven is a component of the program to help those

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Maxie Finds Her Home

Every Heart Deserves a Home What might be the SPCA’s biggest news of the year! After a year and a half of homelessness, our beautiful brindle babe, Maxie, has found the missing piece of her heart. She was highly intelligent, a people pleaser, and loved

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November Training Tips

We like to give our dogs treats in the same way that we enjoy having “snacks.” However, feeding a dog treats for no reason decreases their value as a training reward. To maximize their training potential, avoid using treats for anything other than training. If

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October Training Tips

Fred SPCA Behavior Department: October Training Tips The first thing to do when beginning any kind of behavioral adjustment training is management. Keep your pet from “rehearsing” bad behavior by not allowing him to, so that the behavior does not become deeply rooted in their

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