Doggie Street Festival

San Diego's own homegrown Doggie Street Festival was the perfect event for pet lovers to have a great time with their dogs and meet rescue groups to help get dogs and cats adopted. This public service adopt-a-thon and companion animal celebration provides a shopping extravaganza, specialty vendors and partners such as Veterinary Specialty Hospital, SoftSurg, SNAP San Diego, Petco Unleashed and the San Diego Humane Society and more were in attendance.

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San Diego’s FACE Foundation

A Vital Resource for Local Seniors, Human and Animal Alike.

San Diego resident Ruth is a single pet owner like many other seniors. She brought her Lhasa Apso named Kimmi into her life for companionship and the two are inseparable. Last year, Kimmi experienced a medical emergency due to a urinary blockage which required surgery. Unfortunately, Ruth could not afford this unexpected cost on her Social Security income. In desperation, she reached out to the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), which provided a grant for Kimmi's treatment. Without this financial assistance, Kimmi would have been euthanized.

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Local Wildlife

Local Wildlife.

Hey Kids, even though you may think that San Diego is a big city, there is still lots of wildlife where we live if you keep your eyes open and know where to look!

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Poisonous Plants

These plants can be poisonous for your pets.

Protect your pets from poisonous plants and flowers. If your pet is exposed to any of the plants listed below, remember to seek veterinary assistance immediately.

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Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

The 10th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon Dog Surfing Competition took place on a sunny Sunday in Del Mar. Surf dogs and their families came out to help us raise funds and awareness for orphaned pets.

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Helping our War Heroes

Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) San Diego is honored to support our 2- and 4-legged service members any way we can. Besides offering active military and service dog discounts, being an ongoing sponsor of the Navy Woof Walk, and providing treats and toys at the international Wounded Warrior games held earlier this year at Camp Pendleton, VSH staff member Kelly had a very special experience while volunteering at the USO of San Diego. Here is her story.

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Summertime Recipes

As great as our weather is, Summer in San Diego can get hot! Keeping your dogs and cats safe and cool is crucial. So here are some fun, easy and cool treats you can make at home for them to enjoy!

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Meet Maria Delgado

With Buddy and Zephyra.

a pet's life: What pets are currently part of your family?

Maria Delgado: We currently own Buddy, our black English Labrador Retriever who was a present for my daughter on her 7th birthday and Zephyra, our Bengal cat who was a gift from a friend.

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