Winter 2017


Welcome to the Winter 2017 issue!

Our cover story is about Diva. Diva is a 5-year-old white Standard poodle belonging to Catherine Congleton, who has been a therapy dog evaluator for Pet Partners for over 10 years. Standard poodles are close to the perfect dog. They are highly intelligent, gentle, intuitive, natural learners, great with kids, and highly trainable in addition to being beautiful with the ability to be groomed in so many ways.

Here’s a look at the contents of the issue:


  • Poodles! As far as the eye can see!
  • Remembering Fiona
  • Keeping Your Cat Safe During the Holidays
  • Banzai! See Dogs Surf in the 2017 Rose Parade
  • Disabled Pets Get the Help They Need
  • Where to Sit, Stay and Play in L.A.


  • When Is It Time to Let Go? By Lillian Roberts, DVM
  • Treating Ear Infections By Stan Wallace, DVM
  • Is Your Backyard a Smorgasbord for Dogs? By Robert Reed, DVM MSES, MPA
  • Why Does It Cost So Much to Go to the Vet?


  • In the News — Pet Cemetery Ground Breaking
  • There’s a Dog in Your Coffee Table — Pet Furniture
  • For Dogs & Cats — Must-haves for the New Year
  • Thinking of Showing Your Dog? — Insights from an Owner-handler
  • Kennel Club of Palm Springs 2017 Annual Dog Show


  • The Best of Times, By Lori Carman, VSPDT
  • K9 Nose Work, By Lori Carman, VSPDT

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