Help your furry friends stay healthy and safe by following these guidelines:
License your pet
Licensing makes it easier for Animal Services to return your pet if it gets lost.
Provide permanent ID
Microchipping your pet increases the chance of finding and returning your pet to you if it gets lost. Contact Centennial Animal Services or your local veterinarian for more information.
Spay or neuter
Spaying and neutering can improve the length and quality of life for your pet. As an incentive, spayed or neutered pets will receive a pet license cost break from the City.
Train your pet
Training builds confidence and strengthens the human-animal bond. Training your pet will make your life easier, and also fulfill your pet’s desire to learn and please you.
Socialize your pet
Expose your pet to different people and settings regularly. Take them to the park, to the pet store, on a walk through town. Praise them for accepting petting from friendly strangers. Reward them for staying calm around other pets.
Exercise your pet
Pets need regular exercise to ensure continuing good health. Take your pet for walks, run around in the yard, play, throw a ball around - anything to get your pet up and moving. This will benefit their health and could prevent behavior problems.
Provide vet care
Set a schedule for regular check-ups with your veterinarian. Ask the vet questions about your pet’s diet, behavior, activity level or other concerns. Contact the veterinarian at once if your pet seems ill or in pain. Keep your pet current on their vaccinations. Be sure to keep a copy of your pet’s vaccination records on hand.