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Canine Connection – The Healing Power of Dog Therapy

by Natalia Radcliffe Dogs. They can melt your heart when they come into this world and break it when they pass on. They have the ability to break down walls, and as you look into the depths of their eyes, you feel a connection that transcends superficiality. You feel understood, loved and accepted. For many […] Read more

Superdogs Get Celebrity Support

by Natalia Radcliffe The dog food brand Pedigree is partnering with Katherine Schwarzenegger in a national program called “Every Pup’s Superpower” to help raise awareness of the benefits of pet adoption and the “superpowers” found in every dog. Schwarzenegger, who is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, is a pet adoption activist and […] Read more

Kitty Kasas – More Comfort for Cats ‘Shark Tank’ winner pays it forward

by Natalia Radcliffe Everyone needs a safe, clean place for both rest and recreation – even your cat. A company called Kitty Kasas builds felines forever homes that are virtually indestructible and offer a lifetime guarantee. The Kitty Kasas Bedroom is an approximately 15-inch x 15-inch x 12-inch cube that snaps together to create a […] Read more

Don’t Let Rattlers Take a Bite out of Your Spring

by Victoria Rubay Rattlesnake season has officially begun, and the curiosity of our pets can bring about a dangerous reality. Rattlesnakes emerge when it’s hot, so you and your dogs may find them in your favorite hiking spots or even in your backyard. If your pet is bitten by a rattlesnake, you must rush to […] Read more

Golden Years Dog Sanctuary

Owners of a Kagel Canyon horse ranch are operating more than just stables – they are also saving cats and dogs. Golden Years Dog Sanctuary is a nonprofit effort run by Paul and Susan Friend LeTourneur at their ranch, Goldspirit Farm. Susan Friend had a lifelong dream of living on a horse ranch, so she […] Read more

Training Your Dog

by Mark Tipton Q: What if your dog is digging or otherwise destroying the yard? A: You need to give your dog a job to do if your dog doesn’t already have one. Otherwise, they are “self-employed” and will act as your gardener. Teach your dog the “find it” game. Give your dog a frozen […] Read more

Spring Fever

By Laurel van der Linde It has been a long, hard winter. When compared to the extreme sub-zero temperatures in the Midwest and on the East Coast, those of us in SoCal have no reasonable argument to complain. But, complain we will when given the (seemingly) inordinate amount of rain and the resulting mud and […] Read more

The Story of Sadie

Sadie was found in the mountains of Kentucky with a bullet between her eyes and a bullet and shrapnel in her back, put there after she had yet another litter of puppies. Kind people found her and took her to a veterinarian, and through a series of events, Sadie was transported to a no-kill shelter […] Read more

Bowling for Dollars to Buy K9 Vests

The public is invited to Vest Our K9’s Bowling Tournament, a fundraiser to purchase protection vests for K9 officers. Singles, doubles or teams of four can sign up to be a part of the event, which is sponsored by In Care of Hope, a nonprofit organization committed to raising money for worthy causes. The bowling […] Read more