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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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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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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92101 Dog Solutions

Downtown San Diego start-up brings "a backyard alternative to high rise living pooches."

Entrepreneurs Tricia Crespin and Oscar Urteaga remember waking up in the middle of the night countless times because their dog, Teddy, needed to go potty. “My dog Teddy was born with a heart murmur and it progressed when we moved downtown,” Tricia tells a pet’s life magazine. “The medication he was taking acted as a diuretic, making him have to pee a lot.”

Like most dog owners who live in a high rise, they researched different options to have a dog pee patch that could be placed on the patio. “We tried every product and service we could find,” adds Oscar. “Nothing worked because all the products used artificial turf or soil-less grass, and our dog desired texture and scent of real, fresh grass.”

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Lily

With Myron and Doreen Schonbrun.

Philanthropists Dr. Myron and Doreen Schonbrun have dedicated their lives to making a difference in our San Diego community. The passion they have for the community is the same they have for animals and their longtime family dog Lily. Recently, Lily passed away but before she did, we sat down with all three and spoke about how Lily had touched everyone’s heart.

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Your New Horse!

Equine.

Bringing a horse into your family is a big responsibility and comes with new pet-care obligations. These basic tips will help keep your horse happy and healthy. Horses are active animals that need companionship. For this reason, they should be provided with an environment where they can spend most of their day outside exercising and interacting with other horses. Your horse will also need to bond with you; you should be able to provide your equine friend with daily visits where you can pet them and occasionally give them treats.

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