pets

Greyhounds Visit the Library

They’re coming again!  Volunteers from the Greyhound Pets of America Houston Chapter will be showing off some of their favorite dogs in the library’s meeting room on Tuesday, July 8, at 3:00 p.m.  Come learn about the fastest dogs on the planet and don’t be shy to ask questions!

When: Tuesday, July 8, 3:00 p.m.Greyhounds

50 free tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the program.

Intended for all ages.  Children must be able to sit through the program without a parent present.

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Fishy Stuff

There is something fishy going on at Baldwin Boettcher.  It's our newest members of the Library.  We would like you to welcome Beetlejuice, Gizmo, and Bubbles.  Our new pet fish.  They were named by our wonderful patrons who gave their votes and awesome ideas on a name for each one.

They are swimming right by the front circulation desk.  So next time you come in, stop by take a look and say "hello".  Beetlejuice, Gizmo, Bubbles, and all the Baldwin Boettcher staff look forward to see you soon.

Lost Pet Resource

DogNothing is scarier than losing your pet.  Thankfully, Katy has a resource for getting the word out there if yours goes missing.  Check out the Facebook page for Lost or Found Pets in Katy.

Owner's Manual for Your Pet

Cat Owner's ManualDog Owner's ManualMy favorite pet health books come from Dr. Bruce Fogle and DK Publishing

Take a "Paws" @ Katy Library


With the advent of beautiful fall weather, there’s no better time than the present to take your furry pal to the dog park on Franz Road, right next door to Katy Library. If you don’t have a dog yet, or Fido needs to brush up on his manners before he can go to the park, stop by Katy Library and peruse our resources for dog owners.

 

Wild Squirrels as Pets

No Squirrels

      DON'T DO IT. (They bite!)

Keep your pets safe and healthy!

Did you know that Harris County has a department devoted to keeping pets and people safe?  The Harris County Veterinary Public Health Division (HCPHES) can provide you with information about how to create a safe and healthy environment for animals and people.  The library has several informational brochures available on keeping your pets safe during hurricane season, how to approach animals you do not know, and more.   Also, check out our display on pet books.  Got a dog or cat?  Find out how to care for them.  Interested in acquiring a rabbit, ferret, or a basilisk?  We've got you covered.  Remember, a healthy pet is a happy pet!

Unforgettable Animals

 Anyone who has ever owned a pet understands how easily the cuddly critters nose their way into heart and home.  If you enjoy reading stories about animals and their human caretakers, these titles may be just what you're after:

But What Happens to the Dog?

Ever since a childhood trauma involving a sobbing fit in the lobby of the Malco Theatre after viewing the climactic scene of Old Yeller, I have never been able to finish a book or a movie that featured the death of a beloved pet.  Many times, I have been lulled into a false feeling of security, only to be mentally cast back to that empty theatre lobby.  I don't want to produce any major spoilers, but who remembers The Yearling?  What about

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