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Protect Your Pets During Heat Waves

We are once again experiencing another crazy heat wave in southern California – that makes this a good time to review these safety tips & heat relief ideas to keep your pet cool, offered by spcaLA. Rule #1: DO NOT leave pets (or children!) unattended in cars. Not only is it illegal, it can also […]

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Casting Talented Dogs

Want to be on TV With Your Dog?

Early this week I’ve was contacted by a casting director from a major production company, with the following requirement for one of their shows: We are looking for a teen and a parent who have a dog that does some kind of trick or agility/obedience training. Whether they ride a skateboard or are agility enthusiasts, […]

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Top Dog Breeds in Los Angeles for 2013

The American Kennel Club has compiled its annual list of most popular dog breeds in major US cities, based on registration data and postal zip codes. Here is the Los Angeles data for 2013, shown side by side with that for 2012. Note that this year they only posted the top 5 breeds in the […]

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Pet-Friendly Halloween Events in Los Angeles

Are you looking to a way to enjoy Halloween – while including your dog in the festivities? In recent years, dressing up the family dog (or other pets)  has become more and more popular, especially when Halloween events take place during the day and are more family-friendly.  I have seen lots of creative pet costumes!   […]

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Celebrities Fighting Over Their Dogs – Who Wins?

We all know how messy divorces can get. Celebrity divorces can be even worse – and the whole world is watching as well. And while you would think that the issue being fought over is the division of the couples money and assets, there is sometimes other thing to fight about – like who gets […]

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Shelter Dogs and Juvenile Offenders in Los Angeles – Who’s Helping Who?

Note: A previous article described Custody Canine Program that has been running in the Los Angeles County Men’s Central Jail. That unique program pairs dogs that have been rescued with prison inmates who then train the dogs in order to prepare them to be adopted. Here is another innovative win-win program between the legal system […]

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Hero Dog Awards 2013

Hero Dog Awards 2013

UPDATE: The 2013 Hero Dog Award Winner is Elle, a 5-year-old pit bull! See details on Elle and the other finalists here. The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ were created in 2010 to celebrate the remarkable bond between dogs and people. This annual national competition searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs in our […]

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