Anchorage Animal Care and Control want your holiday season to be both happy and safe.
Below are a few tips to help prevent dog bites to children during holiday get-togethers:
- Ensure that at least one adult is always supervising children and dogs.
- Give dogs a safe place (separate room or kennel) to get away from holiday parties.
- Prevent children from hugging and kissing dogs and from following a dog when the dog is trying to get away.
- Put away dog toys and bones so children don’t try to take them away from the dog.
- Put the dog in a separate room or kennel while food is being served.
- Learn the signs that say your dog is stressed (tail tucked, licking lips, yawning). For more information on canine body language:
Plus, prevent lost animals by keeping them away from the door when guests are arriving and leaving.
Anchorage Animal Care and Control, a program of the Municipality of Anchorage Health and Human Services Department, is the open-admission shelter serving the Municipality of Anchorage. In addition to caring for and re-homing homeless animals, AACC enforces Municipal Code Title 17 to ensure public safety and the humane care and treatment of animals.