Problems such as scratching, barking and litter box issues can be a source of conflict between owners and their pets. Pets (we hope) live a long and healthy life, during this time family dynamics change, new members are born and physical homestead can relocate. These issues and life changes are often cited when pets are surrendered to the shelter; yet many of these problems can be easily resolved with a little work and patience. If you are having behavior issues with your pet please investigate all options and accommodations prior to considering surrendering your pet. The following articles may help you in this investigation.