Welcome to Pawsh Park, where we take the safety and well-being of all dogs in our care very seriously. To ensure the safety of all dogs participating in group play, we require all adult dogs to be neutered or spayed. Please note that puppies under 8 months are not required to be fixed.
Our policy is based on several reasons. Unaltered dogs can display more aggressive and territorial behavior, which can lead to conflicts with other dogs. By spaying or neutering your dog, you can reduce these hormonal behaviors, which can prevent unwanted aggression during group play.
Additionally, unaltered dogs can be disruptive and distracted during playtime due to their urge to mate, which can cause fights and other negative behaviors. This behavior can pose a risk to both your dog and other dogs in our facility.
Furthermore, spaying or neutering your dog can prevent certain health problems such as infections of the reproductive system and certain types of cancer. It also helps to prevent unwanted litters of puppies, which can lead to overpopulation, placing many dogs at risk of being euthanized or ending up in shelters.
At Pawsh Park, we strongly believe that neutering or spaying your dog is crucial in ensuring their health, happiness, and safety during group play. We appreciate your understanding of our policy, and we look forward to welcoming your furry friend to our daycare.
In addition to safety reasons, spaying or neutering your dog has several other benefits for group play. Neutered or spayed dogs tend to be better socialized with other dogs, display fewer mounting behaviors, and show less territorial marking, which helps maintain a relaxed and peaceful environment during playtime.
Altering your pup can significantly reduce their risk of developing health issues such as mammary tumors, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. Unneutered or unspayed dogs can display aggressive and dominant behaviors, which can be dangerous for all dogs involved during group play.
Lastly, neutering or spaying your dog is an important step towards preventing unwanted litters and reducing the number of dogs in shelters or on the streets. At Pawsh Park, we prioritize the well-being and safety of all dogs in our care, and we consider neutering or spaying an essential part of our commitment.
Thank you for considering our policy, and we are excited to welcome your beloved furry friend to our daycare! If you have any questions, please call us at 501.404.8862 and select option 3.
Here is a more detailed article: https://www.ccspca.com/blog-spca/education/spaying-and-neutering-pets/