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SNAKE AVOIDANCE TRAINING?

Rattlesnakes will start becoming more active as the outdoor temperatures rise. As a reminder, make sure you and your dog stay on well-used trails and avoid tall grasses, weeds and underbrush. Never put your hands or step where you cannot see. Step on rocks and logs, not over them because you may not be able to see what’s on the other side. Consider signing your dog up for snake avoidance class— these classes are normally held very early in the spring. Check with your favorite veterinary clinic or pet resort for class schedules.

Loving All Animals has been hard at work at The Pet Rescue Center. If you haven’t stopped by in a while, you’ll notice a few changes, like fresh paint and some reorganization. But the need for pet adoptions hasn’t changed, and if you are looking for that perfect addition to your family, stop by! Volunteers are always needed. Contact Loving All Animals at 760-834-7000.

Check out Cold Nose Warm Heart’s new logo. The store continues to provide the perfect gifts for pet lovers. Stop in the next time you are in downtown Palm Springs. pspetstore.com

RENOVATIONS!

Bones-n-Scones Palm Desert recently renovated their store from top to bottom— including new flooring and displays. Stop by and check out the fresh, new look! bonesnscones.com

STANDARD POODLE PROMENADE

If your Standard Poodle likes to mingle with “spoodles” and you’d like to join the El Paseo promenade, visit spoodles.org for information about the event. But hurry, the last promenade for the season is in April!

REMEMBERING SUSAN KLAGES, DVM

Dr. Sue, or Dr. K, as she was fondly known, passed away in late November 2018. She is remembered for her compassionate care of animals and thoughtfulness to the community. Vet on the Run, her mobile veterinary hospital, provided care for pets in their homes. Always ready to share her knowledge and teach, her passing leaves a hole in the community she served. Her family suggests, “in lieu of condolences or grief, please bravely smile through sadness in the memory of her strength, and show kindness to a stranger.” With that, Dr. K’s legacy will be well served.

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE SONNY & VITO?

Our favorite canine travel correspondents stayed close to home this winter, taking in the sights and sounds of downtown Palm Springs. Look for their column in the summer issue, when they’ll be on the road looking for new adventures.

CAT SHOW COMING TO PALM SPRINGS

Los Colores Cat Club is hosting their annual Cat Show in Palm Springs. Check out their ad on page 81 for more information.

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