Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Southern California becomes more and more pet friendly as the years go by. From parks allowing pups to restaurants opening their patios to furry patrons, you can now bring your entire family with you to more places than ever. However, once you’ve exhausted the popular attractions, what else can you do with your fourlegged best friend? This...
Where there are animals needing homes, there are those that dedicate their lives to help them. Whether that be fostering, caring for, or educating the public on our four-legged best friends, here are ten hard-working rescue organizations in Southern California that deserve some praise for their tremendous efforts! K9 Spirit Organization
Appearance isn’t everything, and although the cuteness factor is usually what draws you in to begin with, it’ll be much more than looks that will determine if you and a pet are a good fit. Pets with disabilities, chronic illness, or behavior issues are usually categorized as “special needs” or “handicap-able.” We’ve all see...
10 Reasons to Adopt a Pet If you have decided to add a pet to your family, hooray! If you are wavering on the decision to buy or adopt, I would like to encourage you to ADOPT, don’t shop! There are so many benefits to adopting a pet—like being happier, gaining a new social...
In my 33-year career as a trainer, county shelter behaviorist, and director of the Humane Society of the Coachella Valley, and through all the rescues I’ve given my time to, I’ve learned that most people who are adopting a pet choose that animal with their hearts and not their common sense. I understand how...

How’s Your Dog IQ?

10 training misconceptions Ever wondered why your dog still has that thing he or she does that you can’t seem to get a handle on? There are often misunderstandings between us and our canine pals, and these frequently go unnoticed by we humans. Here are ten common misconceptions when it comes to living with...
10 ways to help animals even if you can’t adopt Adoption isn’t the only way to make a lifesaving difference to homeless animals. According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.2 million shelter animals are adopted from shelters each year. But there are many other ways that individuals and communities can improve the lives of shelter...

Cool Cat Products

DoyenCat Puzzle Box This puzzle box has multiple holes for your cat’s paws to explore. Hide treats or toys and provide your cat with an array of interesting things to puzzle out. Tasteful box colors and designs compliment your home décor. doyenworld.com
The annual SuperZoo convention held during the summer showcases pet-related products for the industry. Pet Companion Magazine attends every year to see what is new, different and exciting, so we can highlight the products and trends throughout the upcoming year. The following ten products for dogs and for cats are a selection we found to be especially noteworthy.
These 10 behavior problems may have an underlying medical cause This article addresses the behavioral motivation for common problems in dogs, why they may occur, and how we can work to resolve them. However, the majority if not all behaviors can also have an underlying medical cause. This is more likely in an...