STATEN ISLAND, NY – What does it mean to discipline your pet? Do they understand why they are being punished? Preferably not.
Punishment is a word no one likes to hear, but it is something that often needs to be said if you are to maintain order. But how can you punish your beloved dog? Do they even understand that they are being punished? This has always been a controversial topic, as punishment can do far more harm than good if not administered properly.
When you punish your dog for doing something mean, you should examine his body language to see if he understands he is being punished: to look sheepish, bow his ears, tuck his tail, or sit quietly.
On the other hand, if you punish your dog in the wrong way, you will most likely see very different signs. Baring teeth, growling and standing on end are obvious signs of aggression or fear. Remember: the purpose of punishment is to teach your dog something, not to scare or anger him.
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Thank you to the volunteers who dedicate themselves to helping these animals to be adopted by loving families like you. It takes a lot of time and dedication to volunteer in the animal rescues listed below.
Before adopting a new furry friend, volunteers organize weekly pet events in and around the borough, send out announcements, organize fundraisers, help with supplies, clean cages, feed them. animals, making sure an animal’s medical needs are taken care of and more. This is all done without pay, out of love and behind the scenes.
If you want to adopt, remember that there are elderly and disabled pets out there who also need your care and attention.
If you are unable to adopt, please consider volunteering, donating or hosting, or sharing this page with someone who can.
Upcoming pet events in and around the borough are listed below, as well as local places to eat with your dog and dog-friendly parks on Staten Island. Click on the photos above to meet the adorable dogs and cats to adopt this weekend.
- SICAW will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Louie’s Legacy will be at PetSmart, 1525 Forest Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- SICAW will be at Bricktown Commons Petco, 165 Bricktown Way, Suite 1C, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Louie’s Legacy will be at Boris & Horton, 195 Avenue A, Manhattan, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
GIFTS FOR ANIMAL LOVERS
Stellar Villa is a New York-based artist who recently raised over $ 11,500 for pet shelters after single-handedly creating 1,252 personalized pet art over the course of 21 days. Now she is working to create ongoing partnerships with local animal shelters to continue fundraising. If you are looking for a gift for a dog lover, check out Stellar job.
Do you like dogs? Do you like beer? Then get a cold one at the Dog Club at Flagship Brewing Co. The club will meet every Wednesday from 5 to 11 p.m. in the Flagship Brewery Dining Room, 40 Minthorne St., near Bay Street.
The Flagship’s Dog Club is for that special breed of dog and beer lovers who can bring their well-behaved puppies to meetings. Once a month, a guest speaker will talk about their own specialty or knowledge regarding the welfare of their loyal and valued friends.
For more information visit https://www.restaurantji.com/ny/staten-island/the-flagship-brewing-company-/ or call 718-448-5284.
1. Cheap or Free Sterilization and Sterilization: The ASPCA’s free and low-cost mobile sterilization and sterilization van travels through all five boroughs in each neighborhood.
Low-income pet owners in the five boroughs with proof of public assistance, such as Social Assistance, Medicaid, Medicare, Supplementary Security Income (SSI), disability, food stamps, TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy Families) or social housing can benefit from free sterilization. / neutral services for their cat or their dog. If you have a pit bull, pit bull mix, or certain large breed dogs, this is free too.
For the exact times the van will be in your area as well as pre-tour instructions, visit aspca.org/pet-care/spayneuter or call 877-SPAY-NYC (877-772-9692).
2. Apply for a dog license. Save time and postage by applying online. For a request or more information, visit nyc.gov/doglicense. See the flyer in the gallery above.
HOW TO CONTACT LOCAL RESCUE GROUPS
- New York Animal Care Centers; 212-788-4000, nycacc.org; located at 3139 Veterans Road West. Adoption hours: Monday to Friday, noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Fur Friends in Need, a New Jersey-based group with members from Staten Island and adoption events on the island; 732-829-1426, [email protected], furfriendsinneed.com.
- Happy Homes Animal Rescue, a New Jersey-based group with adoption events in Staten Island; 914-393-8292, [email protected], [email protected]; happyhomesinc.org.
- the legacy of Louis; 646-397-LLAR (5527), [email protected], louieslegacy.org.
- Mom Chris Animal Rescue Inc .; 347-983-2240, [email protected], mamachrisrescue.org.
- The New York Bullying Crew; 844-633-NYBC (6922), [email protected], nybullycrew.org.
- PLUTO Rescue of Staten Island; 718-227-0553, [email protected], plutorescue.org. Please Note: PLUTO works with and promotes animal adoption from the Associated Humane Society in Newark, NJ
- Staten Island Council for Animal Welfare (SICAW); 718-948-5623, sicawsaves.org.
- Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue; [email protected], statenislandhopeanimalrescue.org, 800-477-9168.
- Victory for the rescue of speechless animals; 718-442-1625, [email protected], victory4thevoicelessanimalrescue.com
OUTDOOR DINNER WITH YOUR DOG
Outdoor meals are temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Angelina’s Ristorante, 339 Ellis St., Tottenville, 718-227-2900
The Burrito Bar, 585 Forest Ave., West Brighton, 718-815-9200
Ciro Pizza CafÃ©, 862 avenue Huguenot, Huguenot, 718-605-0620
Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, 4254 Arthur Kill Rd., Charleston, 718-984-1202
Shake Shack, Staten Island Mall, 2655 Richmond Ave., New Springville, 929-529-0513
Silver Lake Golf Course, 915 Victory Blvd., Silver Lake, 718-442-4653
Call ahead for reservations. For more information, see NYC Dogs in Restaurant Rules.
PARKS ADAPTED TO DOGS
Â· Allison Park, off-leash area, field at the end of the trail bordered by Prospect Avenue, Sailors Snug Harbor Cemetery and Pond.
Â· Amundsen Trail, off-leash area, between Amboy Road and Hylan Boulevard.
Â· Arthur Von Briesen Park, off-leash area, lawn, middle of the park on the right side.
Â· Bloomingdale Park, dog park, Maguire Avenue behind the sports fields closer to Ramona Avenue.
Â· Clove Lakes Park, off-leash area, open field above picnic area near Royal Oak Road and Rice Avenue.
Â· Clove Lakes Park, off-leash area, Brookside Avenue between Alpine Court and Kingsley Avenue (lawn area).
Â· Clove’s Tail Park, off-leash area, lawn, corner of Victory Boulevard and Little Clove Road.
Â· Conference House Park, dog park, Clermont Avenue and Massachusetts Street.
Â· Cozzens Woods Park, off-leash area, Page Avenue between Hylan Boulevard and Amboy Road.
Â· Crescent Beach Park, off-leash area, Tennyson Drive and Glover Avenue. Located in the meadow area leading to the beach.
Â· Evergreen Park, off-leash zone, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street.
Â· Father Macris Park, off-leash area, lawn beyond the ball field.
Ida Court Playground Dog Run, Ida Court between North Railroad Street and Drumgoole Road East.
Â· Lemon Creek Park, off-leash area, at the bottom of Seguine Avenue at Johnston Terrace; just below the playground.
Â· Siedenburg Park, off-leash zone, Greaves Avenue and Evergreen Street.
Â· Silver Lake Park, dog park, Victory Boulevard under the pavilion, across from the Parkview Apartments.
Â· South Beach Park, off-leash area. Note: On the sand after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.
Â· Willowbrook Park, off-leash area, archery range.
Â· Wolfe’s Pond Park, dog park, to the left of Cornelia Avenue.
For more information on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.
BEACHES AND SWIMMING
Dogs are not allowed to enter swimming facilities, including New York beaches. However, from October 1 to May 1, leashed dogs are permitted on the sand and boardwalk in Midland Beach and South Beach.
Dogs on a leash are permitted on the Midland Beach and South Beach boardwalk.
For more information on rules and regulations, visit nycgovparks.org/facilities/dogareas.
PET POISON HELP LINES
If you think your pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance, contact the Pet Poison Hotline at 855-764-7661 or petpoisonhelpline.com, or contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 or aspca.org.
As the seasons go by, keep in mind plants that are toxic to animals: https://www.rover.com/blog/poisonous-plants/
TO REPORT ANIMAL CRUELTY
To report an animal abuse incident, call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
To contact a police officer responsible for environmental protection or report suspected violations, contact the DEC Force Distribution Center at 844-DEC-ECOS (844-332-3267) or dec.ny.gov/.