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100

The actual names for baby cats and baby dogs.

What are kittens and puppies?

100

Most cities and counties have an ordinance about containing owned animals to the owner's property or person using a fence or collar and leash. This ordinance is often simply referred to as:

What is a leash law?

100

A behavior exhibited by a cat who is very fond of the person or animal they are looking at, a show of trust for an animal that relies on their eyesight to keep them safe.

What is a slow blink?

100

This breed of dog are so well-known for their skill with their sense of smell that evidence provided by them is admissible in U.S. courts.

What is the bloodhound?

100

The common term used for the medical procedure that sterilizes a male companion animal such as a dog or cat.

What is a neuter surgery?

200

Until orphaned juvenile cats and dogs can eat solid foods, they must be fed in this manner.

What is bottlefeeding?

200

The most reliable way to ensure your pet is returned to you should they ever get lost.

What is an up-to-date microchip?

200

The amount of this hormone that is influenced by sun exposure influences a cat's heat cycles, leading to longer breeding seasons where the weather is temperate for longer. Humans also produce this sleepy-making hormone.

What is melatonin?

200

The very polite behavior dogs engage in when they are inviting another animal to play with them.

What is a play bow?

200

The common term used for the medical procedure that sterilizes a female companion animal such as a cat or dog.

What is a spay surgery?

300

Juvenile cats and dogs cannot do this critical life-sustaining function independently until they are nearly eight weeks old and need to be kept in warm environments free of drafts.

What is thermoregulate, or control their own body temperature?

300

The best way to manage and decrease stray cat populations.

What is Trap-Neuter-Return?

300

The three behaviors that cats exhibit at birth are being able to move towards and away from heat, rooting for milk, and:

What is hissing at unfamiliar smells?

300

Greyhounds, whippets, borzois, and Italian Greyhounds all belong to this subset of the hound family.

What are sighthounds?

300

Sometimes colloquially called a 'kill shelter', these organizations are required by law or a contract with the municipality in which they function to take in all stray animals when they are presented to them.

What is an open-intake shelter or facility?

400

The technical medical term for the helpless state in which cats, dogs, and humans are born.

What is altricial?

400

The highest intake days of the year for most open-intake shelters in the United States fall around this bombastic holiday.

What is Independence Day?

400

Cats have three distinct play styles. These can be classified informally as:

What are bug, bird, and mouse?

400

The automatic behavior exhibited when the person holding a dog's leash pulls back on the leash and the dog pulls harder in the opposite direction.

What is the oppositional reflex?

400

An organization that has reached a live-outcome rate of 90% or greater, and/or does not utilize euthanasia as a method of population control.

What is a 'no-kill' shelter?

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