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Rescue Rundown: Don't return your pet

Each Wednesday morning The Oklahoman’s newsroom looks forward to our 10 am guest. Abby Wolfe, with the Central Oklahoma Human Society, stops by the studio to talk about various helpful topics involving pets - cats or dogs. And she always brings along a furry friend. It’s like a comfort animal for the press.

Raising the bar for doggy cuteness, meet Duke.
Raising the bar for doggy cuteness, meet Duke.

This week, Abby brought along one of the cutest animals yet and we’re at Episode 40. But I have bad news: sorry ladies, Duke is off the market. Our friend has been adopted, which is of course great news for Duke! You can learn more about adopting by clicking here. 

Each of the animals Abby brings in front of the cameras are available for adoption at the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, 7500 N Western in Oklahoma City. Usually they are scooped up within days or hours of the segments.

Abby’s topic this week as buyer’s remorse: if you’re thinking of returning your adopted animal, don’t.

“Before you take that step, it might be useful to understand the causes of some of the most-common issues, useful ways to address those causes, and fixes for those behaviors,” Abby says. “We know they may be driving you crazy now, but with patience and attention, the vast majority of pets can be happy and well-adjusted in their new home.”

Watch the above interview for tips and ideas on how to handle bad behaviors and what might be triggering them.

“Adopting a pet can be a wonderfully life-changing experience for all involved, but not without its challenges,” said Abby. “Animals take time to learn their surroundings much like people do, so some attention and love can make all the difference.”

 

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Raising the bar for doggy cuteness, meet Duke.

Raising the bar for doggy cuteness, meet Duke.

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David Morris

Dave Morris serves as Director of Video at OPUBCO, where he's worked since 1996. Morris spent two years as a sports reporter for The Oklahoman before transitioning to online efforts. He has 15 years of digital management with Oklahoman.com and... Read more ›

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