It’s official: Magneto is a good citizen. This New Yorker strolls the streets calmly, unfazed by the sights and sounds of the busy city. Horn honks, sidewalk trash, subway smells, touchy passersby—Magneto takes it all in stride. Magneto is a good dog. And his owner has the papers to prove it.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognizes dogs that demonstrate good citizenship. The official title for these city-wise pups is Urban Canine Good Citizen. The Urban CGC is one of four titles the AKC gives for doggie citizenship.
Dogs must have a registered AKC number and pass the basic Canine Good Citizen test before being allowed to take the urban version of the exam.
The basic test has been around for about 25 years. More than 700,000 dogs have passed. The urban version requires a bit more self-restraint on the part of the pooch.
AKC officials administer the Urban CGC test in tough city settings. Streets, cars, noises, elevators, outdoor cafes, and other distractions are all part of the real-world exam.
Dogs perform a 10-step test of skills. For example, they must wait patiently for “walk” lights at pedestrian crossings, clamber in and out of cars or taxis, and ignore tempting street food. Two of the most difficult parts of the test involve a dog’s tolerating hugs and strokes from strangers and remaining still while its owner browses in a dog-friendly shop.
Some people think the test of doggie etiquette is barking up the wrong tree. “It’s more that the owners could step up their game,” observed one New Yorker.
Why do owners put their dogs through these urban paces? For one thing, it’s a way to “consider others,” as in Philippians 2:3. But additionally, from a practical point of view, some people believe good dog behavior will pay off. Some homeowners’ insurers have agreed to cover certain breeds with the basic canine good citizen title according to the AKC. Further, some think the Urban CGC title might help get a beloved pet into the best co-ops and condos.
What does the pooch get for its efforts? The AKC awards each dog that successfully passes the citizenship test the suffix “CGC” after its name—that and a doggie treat.
Some canines will do anything to stay out of the doghouse.
I don't have a kindle, so I couldn't tell you about that--sorry!
Did you mean pay roll when you said pr?
Yes, secretaries do have a lot of paperwork to do. Are you good at paperwork?
Yes--a veterinarian would be perfect for a member on the Board of Directors. Although we wouldn't get free services, I'm sure there would be discounts. And, because microchipping can go wrong easily, maybe you could help us out when microchipping and heartworm testing the dogs.
Do you plan to become a vet assistant, a vet tech, or a professional vet?
I don't mean to be rude, but my name is spelled Rebekah, not Rebecca. :)
Here's an idea:
Our organization could be all volunteer-based for the first while; we could have a small facility and the members of the Board of Directors, as well as other volunteers, could take care of the day-to-day operations. One of the members of the Board could be responsible for reviewing and making decisions about adoption applications and such.
My mom got the Dachshund for free from her best friend and I got the lab for 25$ of of a rancher when he was 6 months. My parents are kind of picky about what personal information I share on the internet so I can't tell you my age or Grade but I am younger than all of you. ( sorry ). Anyway I hate paper work but Im good with people so I think Id be good with public relations. I don't really have a huge passion for animals or want to be a vet ( I want to be a marine )but Im willing to help. Sorry Rebekah bout your name.
Are your dogs spayed or neutered?
That's okay about my name--it's bound to be mixed up some time or another. :)
So I calculated.
All the faculties and building allowing room for mistakes could cost at least 100 thousand dinaros if its all good quality or you can get with somebody you now and see if they have some sort of extra building we can use for the shelter. It would make this a lot less expensive and leave room for the supplies we need to give the animals a "comfortable" stay. If you want these dogs to have a home in the long run, yes a website might work but there are millions of rescue sights and my gut tells me that unless we got some great dogs than people don't want to take their time with a few kids. I would suggest going local? Once again I don't really know what you all have in mind but what do you think about this idea? Also I think that before you decipher who's who that you should conform a shelter so all of this isn't to waste. Or you could suggest our material to other major shelters? I like the idea for volunteer baste. Im going to expand on that for a minute. What if we volunteered in another shelter to gain experience? And about a pay role were is that money going to come from? People buying dogs? I don't think that that could keep us in business. Maybe I am being a little annoying but I just want to make this real. You have to count on having those dogs. I sorry I just realized that I haven't been talking about cats. Just put that in with dogs. Do we already have a starting balance? We currently only have 3 people right? Where is this shelter going to be? How big is the city? Im not asking for answers in all of these Im just asking you to consider the good, bad, and ugly. One last thought, having a nonprofit company is easier to start with because it gives a good foundation but takes a lot of dedication. And I don't care what the knew article is or if we have to search this article every time.
Neutered not spayed
Tex is neutered but Lucy hasn't been spayed yet.
What is 100 dineros in America dollars? Do you live in the U.S?
Funds would come from donations, adoption fees, and fundraising events. An adoption fee helps to cover a part of the costs of an animal's medical care (such as the spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, heartworm test for dogs, and FeLV and FIV tests for cats. We would have a website and possibly a Facebook page so people could learn about more about the shelter and see our adoptable animals, upcoming fundraisers, etc. We would write a bit about each animal and post pictures so people could learn more about them.
We would have to have foster homes for our animals to stay at in the beginning; as we would expand and get bigger, we could possibly add on a building.
I'm already volunteering a no-kill, non-profit, 501c3 animal shelter called Loving Heart; I'm asking them questions every time I volunteer so I can learn more. I also help to care for their animals (this includes working with new animals) and do anything else that needs to be done.
The location for the shelter is not yet known, although we would want to set up base in an area that has a lot of kill shelters.
No, you're not being annoying--I like it how you bring up questions for us to answer; it allows us to deal with the problems.
Is Lucy the 4-month-old Dachshund?
Do you plan to get Lucy spayed?
No and yes
Yes and Yes. sorry
I was just
I was just kidding. 100 thousand dollars. I do live in the us. Dinaros is a misspelling of Spanish money.
It's good that you're going to get Lucy spayed!
As of now, I guess there are at least two people that want to help start the shelter (me and Gabrielle) and two people that want to help the shelter (Emily and you). If my sister helps out (she likes math, so she'd make a good Treasurer) that will make three people on the board. And if I get an acquaintance to help out, that will make four people on the board. If I become the President and my sister becomes the Treasurer, we'll still need a Vice President and a Secretary. Since Gabrielle will probably become a vet, she could be the Vice President or another member of the board. That leaves us with needing a Secretary.
No matter what, we would not skimp on comfort or care for the animals.
Thank you for understanding. My plan is to become a professional veterinary anesthesiologist. It requires going through veterinarian training, then more training in the anesthesiology area. If we want to keep our conversation on an animal related article, there's Horse Doctor; I think it's in the Explain It section.
What do you mean by you and Gab help start the shelter and me and Emily help the shelter? I would like to help start the shelter. Is there a difference?
What about a Pr
Could I be the Public Relations chair or do you think that that position isn't necessary right now? Are you suggesting that I be secretary? Its okay if you are. Do you and Gab/visa versa depending on who answers me live close?
What I meant is that Gabrielle and I would probably be members of the Board of Directors. Yes, I personally think that a Public Relations chair would be necessary, as I'm not all that good with talking to new people.
I don't know who lives close to you because I don't know which state you live in. I'm in Indiana.
This is my last comment under this article. From now on, I will be commenting under the article Horse Doctor, located under Explain It!
Me too! I already posted a comment
Justin T. (The bro) to Rebekah S
Thanks for your help!
No problem--hope it worked! :)
Justin T (the bro) to Rebekah S
Ya it did. For some reason, it only appears on the laptop.
Justin T (the bro)
You know, you guys should really keep commenting until it hits 1,000. Then it would be a World Teen World Record!
Wow, I have never seen this
Wow, I have never seen this many comments! I didn't take the time to read them all though:)
My puppy knows sit, stay, no,
My puppy knows sit, stay, no, dance, stop, come, lay down, roll over, quiet, play dead, drop it, and find. She is not a service dog, but she is very smart.
Too much time
Congrats to anyone who actually read all of the comments. Too much time for me. XD