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The Dog Behind ‘Starfish’

By Shira Levin The inspiration behind my first independent feature film, “Starfish,” was the life and death of Tyler, the rescue dog that my husband fell in love with while working at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which most of us know as the ASPCA. Tyler had been abandoned in […] Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas – Cool Stuff for the Pet or Pet Lover in Your Life!

Greenies Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats Like the Pumpkin Spice Latte you’re getting for yourself over the holidays, the canine members of your family can sample some favorite tastes of the season too. Greenies Pumpkin Spice Flavor Dental Treats can become a nice package under the tree for Buddy. Not only are they delicious and […] Read more

A Dog is for Life

The following is a short story by authors Nikki and Richard Attree, a couple who live in Spain and write books with their dog, Gizmo. Nikki created the illustration at right. It was Christmas Eve in the puppy farm – not that you’d know it. There were no decorations, no presents, no love – just […] Read more

The Christmas Horse

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling Ring-ting-tingling, too Come on, it’s lovely weather For a ride together with you… You’ve been thinking about it for a while now. You, your daughter or son have been taking riding lessons and are now substantially “hooked” on the lifestyle. The lesson horses at the barn are fine, but […] Read more

Moving and Renting with Your Pet

By Sania Tran Finding a new home can bring a lot of joy, but also a lot of difficulties if you are a pet parent. According to a study conducted by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, or NCPPSP, the number one reason for pet surrender is moving. This is a sad […] Read more

7th Annual Charity Chili Cook-off

This year, animals will reap the benefits from the 7th Annual SCV Charity Chili Cook-off in Valencia. Chili is cooked up by 40 entrants who compete for the title of first, second and third prize, plus the People’s Choice Award and Judge’s Choice honors. The event will benefit two local shelters that are saving the lives […] Read more

Bark for Life

Now in its eighth year in the Santa Clarita Valley, Bark For Life is a four-hour event to celebrate the healing companionship of our canine family during cancer treatment, or any stressful time of life. The event takes place at West Creek Park in Valencia on Saturday, October 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Registration […] Read more

Training Your Dog

What do you do if your dogs keep fighting with each other? Take your dogs to the vet to be thoroughly checked over, just to be sure that one of your dogs isn’t having a health issue. If there are no health issues, relationship exercises are a good way to get your dogs to get […] Read more

Hart Park Zoo

When Santa Clarita Valley residents decide to have a “zoo day,” many think they have to drive up to Santa Barbara or down to L.A. But what they may be forgetting is that Santa Clarita has a zoo of its own. The William S. Hart Park in Newhall is home to 60-70 animals, taken care […] Read more