Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Fires and earthquakes are a way of life in sunny Southern California, just as tornadoes, hurricanes and ice storms are routine in other parts of the country. We all need to be prepared when a disaster unexpectedly strikes, and that means having the items we need to survive, especially if we’re forced outside of our homes for a few...

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Barkingham Pet Hotel California now has a photo studio (californiadreaminpetart.com), which offers custom postcards and portraits. Doctors have also been taking on new endeavors and being recognized for their achievements: Dr. Shayda Ahkami joined the Palm Springs Animal Hospital and Dr. Michael Forneyjoined VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital. Dr. Brittany Yates, a veterinarian at VCA Desert Animal Hospital, was nominated one of Coachella Valley’s most inventive leaders and achievers...
In 1998, Christine Madruga started a non-profit organization with only four cages in the back of Valley Animal Clinic, because she saw homeless, abandoned and abused animals in the Coachella Valley who needed a savior. Eventually, those four cages grew into what is now the Pet Rescue Center, located in Coachella, California, which rescues and cares for the Valley’s...

Henri Le Frenchie

On August 2nd, Pet Companion Magazine (PCM) lost a friend: the delightful Henri le Frenchie, our cover model for the summer 2018 issue, passed away very unexpectedly in Carlsbad, California. As we at PCM mourn the loss of this heroic little celebridog, so do 77,000 of Henri’s closest friends—his loyal followers on Instagram, who checked in with him daily to see his lovable...
Pets look at the world from a completely different perspective than their humans. Lacking the ability to reason out their actions—and designed with the ability to leap, spin, wiggle and chew their way into all manner of situations that would not occur to most of us—dogs, cats, and even birds sometimes find themselves facing danger in the most ordinary...

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You've seen us in print, but do you know the magazine is also available as a free digital publication? You can also have the magazine delivered to your email box when it comes out— check out the subscription page to sign-up. Copies of the magazine are distributed to over 800 locations in Southern California. Do you want a printed...
On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, the staff and volunteers of Living Free Animal Sanctuary were attending to their daily routines: walking dogs, cleaning the grounds, socializing with the cats, and oohing and aahing over the litter of puppies that had arrived a day earlier. They also planned to run a fire evacuation drill, something they do several times a...
She’s just a cool dog who loves to surf ... and her name is Jack You’d never know if you saw her today in her epic Hawaiian shirt and shades, but Surfin’ Jack is a true “wags to riches” story. Jack, a 6-year-old golden retriever/Saluki mix, was rescued by Joey Herrick, founder of the Lucy Pet Foundation and formerly president...
At Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center, some volunteers have paws. You could say it’s a requirement, because they are part of the hospital’s Pet Therapy Program. The Pet Therapy program is “staffed” with five certified therapy dogs and their humans who visit both adult and pediatric rooms. The goal of the program is simple: to lift patient...
Our contributor Pamela Price recently assisted with the rescue of Lulu, a three pound Maltese. Lulu was abandoned in San Jacinto in a crate with no food or water, and would have certainly perished. A good samaritan brought her to the Ramona Humane Society, where Pam and her friend Rocky Randall swooped in save the day. Lulu had a grooming...