Meet Lori and Bill Walton with Loma and Shasta

Lori and Bill Walton are known throughout San Diego; Lori as a community leader and philanthropist and Bill as a Hall of Fame basketball player. They both love our community very much; the city, its people and its pets. a pet's life magazine sat with them at their lovely home near Balboa Park and got to meet them, their two lovely and playful dogs and their cat, Charcoal.

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emBARKadero

Canine Companions for Independence hosted emBARKadero a 4K Run, Walk, Roll, and Wag event. All proceeds benefitted Canine Companions, a non-profit organization that provides assistance dogs and ongoing support for people with disabilities. The agility dogs were amazing!

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Pug Super Heroes

Pug Rescue San Diego County called on all pugs to join them for their annual Pug Party. This year's theme called for all Pug Super Heroes to fly into the fairgrounds and amaze everyone with their super powers. All proceeds help the all-volunteer organization help pay for medical and surgical costs for Pugs that come into their care, for foster care expenses and to help place them in their forever home. The day was filled with vendors, raffles, amazing boutique, contests, adoptions booth, membership and so much more. See you next Pug year, same Pug venue!

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Pets and Parkinson’s

By Karen Jensen, Parkinson's Association of San Diego

Parkinson's is a neurological disorder that affects a person's ability to move. Common motor symptoms include a tremor at rest, muscle stiffness, slowness of movement and postural instability. Additionally, people with Parkinson's often deal with depression, anxiety and cognitive decline. Pets can play a role in easing some of these symptoms through their need for interaction and their ability to engage with people.

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Paw-Vention: Fire Safety

Each year, 500,000 pets are affected by fires, 40,000 die in house fires and unbelievably 1,000 house fires are started by pets. Here are tips from the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation to make sure your pets don't start fires and can survive a fire.

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Amazing Style

At Sydnee's Pet Grooming, they take extra special care to make sure they treat each and every pet like they are one of the family. When you visit their grooming shop, expect for you and your pet to feel welcomed and comfortable. Their friendly and knowledgeable groomers will help you find the right grooming style and shampoo unique to your dogs' needs. They welcome you into a bright, friendly environment with kind and talented groomers. At Sydnee's pet grooming, they truly are dedicated to creating a healthy life with amazing style, while loving their job and making many new furry friends.

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Prepare Your Pet for Car Trips

by Vanessa Voltolina for Pet360.com

Looking to hit the road with your family's dog or cat – or both? Bringing your pet along for a trip, both long and short, is a nice way to add some excitement to their day and explore new places. It may also cut down on paying for a kennel, cat sitter or dog watcher.

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Bonding Bunnies

Finding your rabbit a companion.

Bunnies enjoy the company of other bunnies. They love to nuzzle and groom each other, to sleep on top of each other and to share a big plate of salad or a box of hay. The sight of two bonded rabbits enjoying each other's company brings joy to all who witness their happiness.

Although they are naturally sociable, rabbits do not always know this important fact about themselves. Introductions can be a thorny business and stressful for all involved.

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Sally and Henry’s Doghouse Bar & Grill

Your New Best Friends!

In San Diego, there are many bars and restaurants that tout their "dog friendly" status- and why not, we know San Diegans love their dogs, and we all enjoy going out for food and drinks. But you get to the restaurant and you find a dirty water bowl by the door and the ability to have your dog sit quietly under your table as long as the other guests aren't bothered.

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A New Breed of Television: DOGTV

Pet parents all over Southern California can now entertain and sooth their beloved canine friends with DOGTV, the first and only television network for dogs, DOGTV. Following a successful soft launch period, DOGTV launches as a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) channel on Cox, exclusively for its California market.

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Puppy Love

Helen Woodward Animal Center held its fourth Annual Puppy Love Run/Walk in Solana Beach. Dogs of all type and sizes, and even Kevin Bacon the pig, joined the race to help raise funds for programs and animals at Helen Woodward Animal Center. The Wagging Wellness Village featured free face-painting, relay races, costume contests for kids and dogs, make-and-take crafts, food and fun, of course.

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Reptile Super Show

Are you looking for something exciting to do that won't break the bank? The Reptile Super Show provides a unique family experience at an affordable price. Imagine a huge, 50,000 square foot exhibition hall filled to capacity with countless species of reptiles and amphibians, supplies and more for sale and on exhibit. The Reptile Super Show is the premier exotic reptile and amphibian expo, attracting vendors and attendees from countries all over the world including Japan, Canada, South Africa and many from Europe. With this level of diversity there is little you can't find, rare or common. There is also plenty to learn as all the vendors are happy to share their experiences and many of the booths are strictly educational and informative.

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