Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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Early December, a 2-year-old dog was surrendered to a high kill shelter in Los Angeles, CA. He was left due to reasons that no animal should be left for. Seeing the distress this dog was in, a shelter working posted this puppy's plight on social media. He was shaking and crying and out of hope.My mother, Michelle...
Living on the west coast, we are blessed with beautiful weather and gorgeous natural areas. Camping is an outdoor pastime that is beloved by nature lovers, allowing you to become a deep part of the world around you. What better way to experience this beautiful hobby than with your furry best friend?
How should the public interact with service dogs? Service dog owners appreciate your admiration for the work and training that has gone into their dogs, but there are a few things you should keep in mind. These dogs are working partners. Not pets. Just like you wouldn’t walk up and start steering a person’s wheel chair, you...
Currently, my clientele consists of 80% doodles. There is an explosion of doodles—the original Australian Labradoodle, Labradoodle, Goldendoodle, Bernadoodle, Sheepadoodle, Schnoodle, Cockapoo, Maltipoo … and the list keeps growing. The typical cost is $2,500, regardless of generation and breeding. It Started With the Labradoodle The Australian Labradoodle was created for a...
By Judy Macomber Getting Down to the Dirt For years, we’ve been dealing with water shortages and the challenges of keeping our plants alive in our increasingly dry soil conditions. This year, with all the early rains, we may think all will be well now, and this year, we’ll have no...
As the weather gets warmer here in Southern California, more and more dog owners are venturing outside to enjoy the great outdoors. But keep in mind, as you’re taking your dog out hiking or playing for hours in the backyard, that another creature has come out to enjoy the warmth, too: rattlesnakes. Rattlesnakes are...
Who’s There? Tips for good dog behavior at the front door The majority of clients that I see struggle with front-door behavior at some point with their dogs. Many folks have dogs that, to some degree, seemingly unravel and are beside themselves when guests arrive to their home. Whether they are...
Mark Your Calendars for These Cool Events Now that the holiday festivities have passed, it’s time to look for other ways to occupy our weekends. Luckily, 2020 is getting off to a great start for animal lovers … check out these awesome upcoming events for all our furry, scaly, and feathered friends in Southern...
West Paw manufacturing face masks to donate to local health care workers
During this time of uncertainty and disruption of global health, US pet product manufacturer West Paw is supporting their local community with much-needed face masks to protect the safety of health care workers. In March, West Paw worked to retool their Bozeman, Montana production facility, leveraging the skills of their employees who normally might be making...

Picture this!

photo of dog holding a cell phone
By Anabel DFlux Our cell phones have advanced tremendously since the brick phone days! This includes the addition of a camera, a popular tool we all carry right in our pockets. The cell phone camera became so popular, in fact, that an entire social media platform rose out of our love of photography- Instagram.  But...