Pet Hygiene

While we can clean up after ourselves to maintain a healthy lifestyle, our pets cannot do the same. Surprisingly, dirt, bacteria and germs can build up in many places more quickly than you think which can expose both animals and people within the household to illness.

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Back to School Blues

Back to School may be music to a parent’s ears, but it can be a tough adjustment for pets who have become used to long summer days of constant entertainment while the kids are home.

“When pets get bored they can exhibit destructive, anti-social or anxious behaviors,” San Diego Humane Society’s Community Training Coordinator, Shauna Romero shared with apl magazine. “Though toys can’t replace human contact and socialization, there are many things you can do to help keep your pets happy and entertained while the kids go back to school.”

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Extraordinary Devotion

APL Magazine had the chance to sit with Sally W. Ashburn and discuss her involvement with Extraordinary Ballroom, founded by Terry Jordan.

APL: What inspired you to take dance lessons at Extraordinary Ballroom?

SWA: My husband, Dr. Bill Ashburn, passed away in 2004. We were both very supportive of local charities. Given the correlation that’s been established between exercising the mind and body, taking dance lessons at Extraordinary Ballroom and having 100 percent of my fees donated to charity made Terry’s studio ideal.

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Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

Cardiff 101 Main Street presented the 12th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer and a pet’s life magazine was proud to be a Media Partner. This free event featured over 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, beer & wine garden, food trucks and more!

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Clear the Shelters

Animal shelters across the county teamed up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need. Fees were waived at the third annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative with had local participation from San Diego Humane Society, Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego, San Diego House Rabbit Society and more.

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Doggie Dash

Fundraising Jog with Your Dog.

On Sunday, October 8th, animal lovers and athletes will unite on behalf of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), a non-profit that saves the lives of local pets in need of emergency veterinary care. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a fan of peaceful walks, FACE welcomes all who wish to participate!

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To spay or not to spay, is it really even a question?

San Diego Humane Society.

Sally had an unplanned litter of puppies. At the time, she was a stray and just a pup herself. One day, someone saw Sally alone on the side of the road and brought her into the local shelter. We don’t know for certain what became of her puppies, but it’s safe to assume they probably experienced the same hardships that Sally did – either living on the streets, or ending up in a shelter. Sally’s story epitomizes the problem of animal overpopulation.

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Cool Pets

Tips For Keeping Your Pets Cool.

Summer is here and so is the heat! It is not uncommon for pets to be treated for heatstroke as well as other risks, so we want to share a few safety tips to help make summer a fun and carefree season for your furry friends.

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Sarit Dhupa and Vivianne Villanueva Dhupa

Passionate about animals and our San Diego community, Vivianne Villanueva Dhupa and Sarit Dhupa have devoted their lives in helping animals and their owners live life to the fullest.

apl: What inspired both of you to get into the pet industry?

Sarit - I come from a family of physicians, I am the 42nd Doctor in my family! My decision to pursue animal medicine was largely based on childhood experiences with animals as I was born and raised in Africa.

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Paws & Pints

La Jolla Veterinary Hospital's hosted the 4th Annual Paws & Pints fundraiser benefiting FACE and Rancho Coastal Human Society. The event featured auctions, raffles and lots of fun with supporters and their furry friends.

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Pet Day on the Bay

Hornblower has offered this popular, pup-friendly Pet Day on San Diego Bay which consistently serves up a tail-wagging good time for seventeen years! Hornblower invites dogs to cruise for free with their owners. Pet Day on The Bay - the only pet-friendly event of its kind in Southern California hosts over 500 guests and their pets every year! Pet Day is also a towel and blanket drive and fundraiser benefiting the homeless animals of Helen Woodward Animal Center.

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Walk for Animals

a Pet's Life Magazine was in attendance on  Saturday, May 6, 2017, to cover San Diego's largest dog walk: the Walk for Animals - San Diego, a 2-mile walk at NTC Park at Liberty Station benefiting the San Diego Humane Society.

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