Paws for Thought

Attention San Diego cat lovers!.

San Diego loves its cats and with so many that are looking to find a forever home, there are businesses and local non-profits who are being creative in promoting cat adoptions.

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Traveling with Service Animals

Southwest Airlines!.

Southwest Airlines is dedicated to the highest quality of customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and company spirit. They are not only a friendly airline but they are a pet-friendly airline who make flying with your pet a joy. In addition to your small vaccinated domestic cats and dogs that can travel with you in-cabin under the seat in front of you having paid the Pat Fare, Southwest Airlines is always happy to welcome trained assistance animals accompanying a Customer with a disability on all Southwest Airlines flights.

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Play, Adopt & Learn

FACE Foundation and San Diego Humane Society.

Pet lovers from San Diego united for a day of fun at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Guests had a chance to adopt animals, learn more about organizations who are making difference among them the FACE Foundation and San Diego Humane Society as well as shop the latest trends.

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Bunny lovers united for the annual Bunnyfest to benefit San Diego House Rabbit Society at Balboa Park. Attendees brought their bunnies in harnesses, on strollers and holding them in their hands for a fun-filled afternoon of bunny-themed vendors, veterinarians, agility demonstrations and more. All funds benefit abandoned bunnies cared for at the SDHRS Adoption Center.

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Volunteering for Abandoned Rabbits

Rabbits are the third most relinquished animals to shelters. They are found abandoned in empty homes, running loose in neighborhoods and left in boxes in front of pet stores. San Diego House Rabbit Society is San Diego County’s largest rabbit rescue group and operates its own shelter in Kearny Mesa.

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Gary Weitzman

Gary Weitzman, a veterinarian with more than 25 years of animal welfare experience and a published author, joined the San Diego Humane Society as their president in 2012. A significant focus for the SDHS is a movement called “Getting to Zero”, a comprehensive plan to save the life of the more than 45,000 healthy and treatable animals in San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition shelters each year.

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Jingle Paws

Costume contest, doggy vendors, rescue animals and more awaited guests at Jingle Paws 5K to benefit ACES Foundation! Doggies and their owners had a chance to run and walk amongst the beautiful Water Conservation Garden while helping raise funds for helping animals. Many dogs were dressed like Santa, and all had the chance to pose for a picture with the real Santa Claus!

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Exercising With Your Pet

Who better to join you on a workout than your furry four-legged friend. With so many great running and hiking areas in San Diego who can resist getting out there and staying active. But before you head out the door here are some tips to remember. While it may not snow here in San Diego, it can get cold and wet, especially with an El Niño year!

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San Diego’s FACE Foundation

Calling All Veterinarians!

The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is on a mission to save lives. FACE’s Executive Director Brooke Haggerty has packed her bags and hit the road with FACE mascot “Bella.” Next stops: every veterinary hospital in San Diego County. FACE is a San Diego non-profit that works with local veterinarians to save lives of pets in need of emergency care. Out of over 200 San Diego veterinary hospitals, FACE has partnered with 115 to assist critically ill or injured pets through their Save-a-Life Program. Through outreach to new potential partners, FACE hopes to expand their Save-a-Life Program to ensure that no pet is left behind.

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Benefits of Pet Sitting

Furry Legs of Love, Inc. is one of the first pet sitting companies that specializes in the care of pets with medical and behavioral concerns. They select pet sitters tailored specifically to the needs of you and your pets and are veterinary technicians that are knowledgeable about most medical conditions. Due to their training and background, they can administer medical treatments at home that you would receive at your veterinarian’s office or animal hospital per a veterinarian’s instructions and have experience in emergency and specialty nursing care.

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Kids - Tide Pools!

Here in San Diego, the best time to go to the tide pools is in the winter! That is when low tide happens during the day so you can see lots of sea life trapped in small pools in the rocky coastline. Put on some good shoes so you don’t slip and ask your parents to take you to tide pools in La Jolla, Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Solana Beach or Encinitas. These are just some of the fish and marine invertebrates you might see if you are lucky!

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Make It A Date - Winter 2016

January: Adopt a Rescued Bird Month.

Happy Adopt A Rescued Bird Month! There are thousands of companion birds that are abandoned each year and are in need of loving and permanent homes. This January we encourage you to consider adopting a bird or volunteering at a local bird rescue and giving of your time.

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