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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Doggies on the Deck

Landini’s Pizzeria.

Landini’s Pizzeria in Little Italy hosted a fun evening to benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Sir Ruffles Von Vicious hosted with a Baseball World Series theme. Guests enjoyed pizza, raffles, happy hour drinks and watching their four-legged friends enjoying doggie treats and sniffing everything!

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Lending a Hand and a Heart to Pets of the Homeless

Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE).

According to Pets of the Homeless, five to ten percent of the roughly 9,000 homeless individuals in San Diego have pets. Like most animal lovers, pets provide homeless individuals with comfort and a sense of purpose, and many might be transitioning with their owner during a time of hardship. The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), a not-for-profit that provides financial assistance to pet owners who cannot afford emergency veterinary care, has recently launched a new homeless outreach initiative to connect homeless pet owners with veterinary resources.

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Pet Tips

Holiday Safety.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we hope you are enjoying the season, but there are a number of potential dangers you should not overlook and help your pets be safe. Here are the top dangers to avoid taking your pet to the emergency room.

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