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What do a Chihuahua and a Great Dane have in common? Like other dogs with short, fine coats, they get cold long before fuller coated dogs get a chill. And dogs who live through hot summers, like our desert dogs, also get cold easily and begin to shiver as soon as the weather starts to cool down. So, how do...

Boogie’s Gift List

I love the holidays because—let’s be honest—it’s all treats, all the time. But it’s also a time to show your pets and your pet parent friends how special they are. This year, I’ve found some pretty cool and meaningful gifts that promise to perk up the “Scroogiest” of pups and people. Enjoy! Pearhead personalized ornaments. There is no such thing as...
Hello friends, it’s Mayor Max! As we move into the winter months, the weather gets chilly here in Idyllwild, tucked away up in the mountains as we are. Even I and my two deputy mayors, Mitzi and Mikey, sometimes get cold, despite our thick Golden Retriever coats! My pals at Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends and I know a thing...
There’s a place in San Diego where magic happens when homeless veterans take up residence with homeless shelter dogs—and both share a passion for living a life of service. This place is Cammies & Canines, a 289-acre sanctuary where veterans train rescued shelter dogs to become service dogs. On this land, dreams are restored as love and companionship fill...
It was a momentous occasion the weekend of September 19th in Surf City when dog lovers and surfing enthusiasts gathered to watch dogs of all shapes and sizes riding the waves. The annual McKenna Subaru Surf City Surf Dog® event was held at Huntington Dog Beach, generously sponsored by McKenna Subaru. With hundreds of onlookers, participants, and furry companions,...
As shadows grow long and days grow short, there is no better season to spend time on the trails with your canine best friend than autumn. In fact, fall sniffing sessions in the woods are an exceptional time for you and your dog to bond, what with the freedoms of summer behind and the confines of winter ahead. This...
I get a lot of questions regarding appropriate play with a dog. Animals learn a lot of skills through play, so we don’t want to discourage play behaviors—we want to use the game to create appropriate behavior. MOUTHING is a behavior I allow a puppy to do while playing, because this way the puppy learns appropriate bite pressure. This is something...
Anyone who owns a dog (or a cat for that matter), hopefully expects to take their fur child to a veterinarian at least occasionally during its lifetime, for various reasons. In addition to wellness and preventive care, there are certain issues veterinary doctors treat more frequently. Nationwide Veterinary Pet Insurance released a 2016 report on the top ten most...
Organized dog sports (with a certified professional dog trainer) are a safe and structured way to participate in fun activities with your dog. Did you know? There are A LOT of different types of dog sports—such variety! Here are just a few: Rally Obedience (dog and handler teams follow a pre-determined course) Agility (dogs maneuver through an obstacle course with their...

ForEverMeow Rescues Cats

The bond we have with our pets is immeasurable, and when it’s time to say goodbye, sometimes the hardest part is finding a way to honor them. When David and Leigh Kirk said goodbye to their cat Poodie in 2007, they began volunteering in her honor at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus (CVAC). They soon became deeply involved in...