New Year’s Resolutions for Pet Owners


It’s that time of year to write up a list of resolutions. Remember to include your dog and cat. They’re both part of the family, right?

County Animal Services has seven ideas for you:

  • Make sure your dog and cat are vaccinated against rabies
  • License your dog
  • Register your dog and cat with Finding Rover, which can help you find them if they’re lost
  • Microchip your animals. If they’re already microchipped, make sure your information is current
  • Get your dog and cat spayed or neutered
  • Create a disaster plan for your pets
  • Take your dog for regular walks

County Animal Services offers low-cost license, microchip and rabies vaccination clinics at its three shelters from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday.

For more information, call (619) 767-2675 or visit

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact