Lakeside Pet Expo

Guests and their pets enjoyed the 1st Annual Lakeside Pet Expo to benefit Dogs on Deployment and San Diego Chief Petty Officer Spouse Association. A wide variety of exhibitors from San Diego participated and various rescue groups brought many adorable pets who were ready to find their forever homes, and many went home with new families!

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Join the Furry Family

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) has saved the lives of over 1,600 beloved pets over the past ten years, and they aren’t close to slowing down. FACE is made possible by a passionate team of veterinarians and concerned citizens, who work tirelessly to save the lives of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other furry family members when their owners cannot afford medical treatment in emergency situations.

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Hold Your Horses!

Believe it or not, the horse you see today- whether on a farm, a parade, therapy or even working with the police- have all evolved over the past 55 million years from an animal about the size of a dog! Originally found only in North America, during the last Ice Age, they crossed land bridges to Asia and Europe.

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Make It a Date

Winter 2017.

January
National Train Your Dog Month

Grab your pup and head to your local animal training expert including the San Diego Humane Society because January is National Train Your Dog Month! Implementing healthy behavior habits can be fun and has many benefits for both you and your four-legged friend.

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San Diego Center for Children

By: Kathryn Anderson, LMFT.

Most dog owners can tell you how comforting it is to come home at the end of a long day and be greeted by a wagging tail and kind furry face. So, you can only imagine how powerful that experience may feel for a child who is struggling to feel comforted due to their mental, emotional or behavioral disorder.

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8 Pet Apps

Pet Tech.

We have compiled a list of eight pet apps to help make your life, and your pets life, easier. These apps will help set reminders for walking, safety tips, or manage the need of your pets.

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What are Rabbits Really Like?

San Diego House Rabbit Society.

Are rabbits soft and fuzzy? Most definitely. Are rabbits as cuddly as they look? Not necessarily.

Is a rabbit more like a cat or a dog? Neither. A rabbit is like a rabbit. Are you expecting your rabbit to come running when called? They seldom do. However, having a carrot in hand may help. I have learned to call my rabbits out from under the bed about 10 minutes before I need them. They seem to show up "on time" this way.

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From Rescue to Recovery

San Diego Humane Society’s Special Response Team.

In early December, San Diego Humane Society’s Special Response Team rescued 78 dogs from a very sad hoarding situation in El Cajon. The team discovered these dogs living in horribly unsanitary conditions with dirt and feces piled up around them inside the house. Worse, most of the dogs had never been outside.

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Making Fur Fly

By Lynn Bruns.

This year when you are making your travel plans, do not worry about leaving your furry family members at home. Southwest Airlines invites your MVPs - that's Most Valuable Pets, of course -onboard for your next trip.

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Hydrotherapy

By Matt Cleveland, DVM, DACVS.

Hydrotherapy (water therapy) comes in different forms. Underwater treadmill therapy and swimming are the two mainstays of hydrotherapy and both are fantastic options for patients needing to improve strength, joint range in motion, coordination, limb function and potentially stimulate more rapid post-operative healing.

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Jingle Paws

Animal Center for Education and Services (ACES).

Jingle Paws Walk for Pets helped pets in the East County find forever homes! Attendees joined in the fun and furry fundraiser helping rasie funds for Animal Center for Education and Services (ACES), which supports the El Cajon Animal Shelter in getting animals adopted and properly cared for.

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Doggie Street Festival

Southern California’s largest pet adoption festival was held at Liberty Station and a pet’s life magazine was proud to be a media partner. The festival helps get animals adopted as well as educating attendees about animal welfare.

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Bunnyfest

San Diego House Rabbit Society’s Bunnyfest.

Bunny lovers united at the always popular annual San Diego House Rabbit Society’s Bunnyfest in Balboa Park. This festival was a fun day where people brought their own bunnies and enjoyed watching agility course, shopping, arts & crafts vendors and activities for the kids. Proceeds benefit rescue, education, spay/neuter and adoption of domestic rabbits in San Diego and Riverside Counties.

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