Focus On Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas.  The smallest of the AKC-recognized breeds, Chihuahuas are among the most misunderstood breeds in the U.S. Various movies and Taco Bell commercials created a surge in interest for Chihuahuas but this was followed by a surge in unwanted Chihuahuas at shelters. The tiny size makes them the perfect traveling companion, but their temperament makes them […]

Pet Insurance & You

One of the considerations that all pet owners must face is health care costs. Veterinarian care has become so sophisticated that some treatments can run into the tens of thousands of dollars. Examples of treatments that can run in excess of $5,000 or more include hip surgery and cancer treatment. As a result, pet insurance […]

Keeping safe from Rattlesnakes

Some dog owners assume that dogs instinctively avoid snakes. But anecdotal reports of dogs actively avoiding snakes are just that: anecdotal. Unless you have witnessed your dog going out of her way to avoid snakes, you should always assume the worst. Snake bites on dogs are potentially life-threatening emergencies and require the administration of antivenin […]

Best Places to Walk Your Dog – Woodbridge Community Park

Looking for a park that goes beyond the 200 ft by 200 ft track with grass, a children’s playground, and a few benches and tables? Throughout Orange County, there is a system of parks and natural areas that cover much larger areas and feature not only the usual accouterments of a typical park but also large […]

Tales with Tails – Capitan

True stories that inspire us to love our pets as they love us. Capitan. The story of Capitan is proof that dogs are sentimental, the only species outside of elephants and humans known to be so. Capitan is a German Shepherd mix who lives west of the Argentine city of Cordoba. In 2006, Capitan ran away […]

Why Not Rescuing Pets in Nursing Homes?

If you’ve ever brought a dog into a nursing home, you’ll remember the expressions of the patients: the eyes of glee not seen since they were kids, the feeble but enthusiastic attempts to reach out and touch the dog, and the smiles that beam from ear to ear. So, the question becomes, why don’t nursing […]

Movie Selections – A Dog’s Purpose

Looking for an inspiring dog movie? Here is our latest movie pick. A Dog’s Purpose. A Dog’s Purpose was panned by critics and was summarized in Rotten Tomatoes as “[tugging] at animal-loving audiences’ heartstrings with shameless abandon”, but isn’t that precisely why we see pet films? With that in mind, be sure to have tissues on […]

Discovered on the Internet – Doggy Hide & Seek

Have you ever played hide and seek with your dog? Use these search terms on You Tube to find hilarious hide and seek videos: • dog sucks at hide and seek • this dog got the shock of her life during surprise reunion • hide and seek with German Shepherds • best game of hide […]

On Finding Love & Rescue Dogs

Are you single, a dog lover, but don’t have a dog because the commitment is too much? Few things are a more effective ice breaker than walking an adorable pooch through a target-rich environment. But for dogless singles, such a notion can only be fantasy unless you can borrow a dog. However, if you don’t […]

Movie Selections – My Dog Skip

Looking for an inspiring dog movie? Here is our latest movie pick. My Dog Skip. For those of you who bonded with a dog as a child ‘My Dog Skip’ is a treat. Childhood is a disruptive time of life during which our perceptions of the world are constantly in flux. How we perceive our […]