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Dog Helps Kids Learn Life Skills

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Dog Helps Kids Learn Life Skills

Bobbi Hanna is a certified occupational therapy assistant in Point Loma. She partnered with colleague Kim Benson to form Kids on the Point OT, where they help children with autism, sensory processing disorders, generalized anxiety and learning disabilities. Recently, Hanna added another partner to their practice. Breezy is a facility dog from Canine Companions for […]

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Local AKC Dog Clubs Roll Out Mobile Emergency Trailers

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Local AKC Dog Clubs Roll Out Mobile Emergency Trailers

Home Base for Pets After Disaster Members of California-based American Kennel Club dog clubs and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service, presented three AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers to officials from the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services this past month. The trailers are the first AKC Pet […]

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Thirty Dogs Are Impounded

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Thirty Dogs Are Impounded

This past month, thirty dogs were impounded and are under the care of County Animal Services after they were removed from a home in San Ysidro. Animal Control Officers were conducting a yearly inspection of the property to make sure the owners had not exceeded a six-adult-dog limit that was imposed following a public nuisance […]

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County Animal Services Rescue More than 40 Animals

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
County Animal Services Rescue More than 40 Animals

Animal Control Officers removed 31 horses, three llamas, four Dexter (miniature) cattle, five geese, and one dog from a property located in the 28300 block of Hell Creek Road in Valley Center. County Animal Services had been trying to get the owner to provide the necessary care for the animals without success. A notice posted […]

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Local Award Honors People Who Help Pets

| April 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Local Award Honors People Who Help Pets

  The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA held its second annual Animal Compassion Awards to recognize and pay tribute to the extraordinary animals and animal lovers throughout San Diego County. Nominations were collected in three categories, Animal Impact, Humane Hero and Pet-Friendly Destination. Military couple 1st Lieutenant Alisa Sieber-Johnson and Lieutenant Shawn Johnson founded […]

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Bowling for Burros

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bowling for Burros

  Horses of Tir Na Nog is bowling for burros. Burro lovers and bowlers alike are invited to help raise money for the burros at Horses of Tir Na Nog and for Burro Brigade, their youth-empowerment program. It will take place from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 13 at North County Tavern+Bowl in North […]

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Blessing of Your Animals

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Blessing of Your Animals

  Sunday, January 19 in Old Town State Park Old Town State Park is holding its annual Blessing of the Animals from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Sunday, January 19. Wild and exotic animals will also be on display and animal adoptions will also take place. This free, pet-friendly event will take place from 12:30 to […]

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“San Diego Zoo Kids” Brings Joy to Sick and Ill Children

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
“San Diego Zoo Kids” Brings Joy to Sick and Ill Children

by Dove Kirby Not every press release has a pangolin as a presenter. This month, I was fortunate enough to attend an extremely unique event at Rady Children’s hospital, at which rare animals and some very special patients were in attendance. It was the official launch of a pioneering partnership between the two prominent San […]

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Barney Can’t Be Bothered

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Barney Can’t Be Bothered

  Frenzied! Now, you wouldn’t expect this adjective to be used to describe a dog –or any dog – but after careful observation and consideration – this is it: Ginger is one excitable dog. Yes, this column is about Barney, and in his youth, Barney was occasionally frenzied. But now, in his dotage, the only […]

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Pooch Hotel’s Summer Get Fit Camp

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

As swimsuit season approaches, fitness routines are being taken up a notch and dogs are getting in on the action too with Pooch Hotel’s Summer Get Fit Camp. It may seem a bit outlandish, however, there truly is a need, as humans aren’t the only ones to fall victim to “The Obesity Crisis in America” […]

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