Articles

Bug InFetchstation – Pest control company uses bedbug-sniffing dogs

by Martha Michael We’ve seen it in law enforcement – bomb-sniffing and drug-sniffing dogs at airports and other public places to enhance the safety of our citizens. But you may not be aware that those same talents can be applied to safeguard homeowners and residents of convalescent hospitals from unwelcome visitors. That’s why Animal and […] Read more

Eco-Tails, Organic, Biodegradable Pet Products

by Martha Michael There are few Santa Clarita businesses that can claim a connection to places across the globe, but Eco-Tails, a family-owned company with sustainable, chemical-free pet products, is doing so. Among the company’s new range of eco-friendly products is its flagship Pet Caves, which provide pets a safe, temperature-regulated hideout. The latest merchandise […] Read more

Nirip Shokar, DVM of Pinnacle Veterinary Center

There are a couple of generalizations you can make about residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. One is that many individuals who grow up in the community find a lot of good reasons to stay. And another is that local pet owners want their animals to have the best care. Both are true of Nirip […] Read more

Placerita Nature Center’s Amazing Animal Show

by Natalia Radcliffe Before Roger McClure took the job, Frank Hoffman, known as Ranger Frank, was in charge of the animal show. Ranger Frank, however, is not a volunteer. He is employed as the recreation services supervisor, in charge of practically everything, from paperwork to answering visitors’ questions and taking care of animals – even […] Read more

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