Small Breed

Big Heart.

Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego, a non-profit animal welfare group, is a network of foster homes and volunteers who work together to find loving permanent homes for the overwhelming number of unwanted, abandoned, abused and handicapped Chihuahuas and other small breeds in the San Diego area.

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Training Tips from San Diego Humane Society

San Diego Humane Society.

Have you ever wanted to know the secrets to dog training? While the specifics can vary greatly, there’s a basic formula that will help you work toward harmonious living with your pets. Here are four of the “secrets” of dog training from San Diego Humane Society’s Community Training Coordinator Shauna Romero, CPDT-KA:

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Pet Gift Guide

The holidays are here and these are a few ideas to spoil your pet.

The Pet Pass a faux passport for pets that contains individual passport pages to record travel destinations and adventures with their personal information, photo, microchip numbers, markings, and more. www.thepetpass.com

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Hopping to Make a Difference

Rabbits are known for their gentle demeanor and unending cuteness but did you know bunnies are more than that? Rabbits bond closely with their owners, are easy to train and are clean and quiet. If you have been considering a rabbit as a pet, or perhaps helping make a difference in the pet community, here are some ways you can help in San Diego!

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Make it a Date - Fall 2017

October.

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.

It might seem impossible to deny your dog, cat, guinea pig, rabbit, or pig their favorite treats, however, extra food can seriously impact your pet’s quality of life. Take the opportunity on October 11th, National Pet Obesity Awareness Day to learn more about caring for your animal’s diet and weight.

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Entrepawneur

Taking downtown and the city by storm is EarthWise Pet Supply in East Village, owned by Mary Anne and Russ Novak

Mary Anne and Russ opened EarthWise in May of 2015 and have become a fixture in the East Village community. Earthwise offers pet products and services that cater to owners who care deeply about quality nutrition for their pets, and who appreciate the importance of supporting locally-owned and operated small businesses in our community.

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Golfing with your buddy!

On Monday, November 13, 2017, pups and pros will tee up for the Foundation for Animal Care and Education’s (FACE) 6th annual Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit San Diego pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. The tournament will be held at the beautiful Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. This one-of-a-kind event allows golfers to bring their pets to the course to enjoy a day of fun - giving back to the community never felt so good!

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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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