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Dog Fest San Diego Walk n Roll

This Saturday, November 22, Canine Companions for Independence is holding its annual Dog Fest at NTC Park at Liberty Station. 

The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. and includes a 1 1/2 mile walk, contests, vendor booths and lots of fun for you and your furry companions.

This is a wonderful way to get some exercise, spend time with your family, and raise some funds for this incredible organization.

Canine Companions for Independence supports people in need of assistance to improve their quality of life by raising and training wonderful puppies and then providing them to those who qualify.

Americans Love Their Pets

I came across an interesting article today written by Motley Fool in the Nasdaq bulletin regarding the growth of pet ownership in America. I thought I would share some of the statistics with you.

In a survey completed by the American Pet Products Association for 2013-2014, they discovered that 68% of Americans  have pets in their home. 56.7 million of us have dogs while 45.3% have cats.
In an online survey where pet owners were asked several questions about life with their pets, 91% said they consider their pet as part of the family.

Halloween Tips to Keep your Pet Safe


Halloween night can be a dangerous and frightening experience for our furry kids. To make sure it is a happy and fun occasion for you all, it is essential to remember the following tips:

1) Although chocolate is a delicious treat for us, it is toxic to our pets. Be sure to keep those chocolate treats away from them. For small dogs and cats, even a small amount can make them very sick.

2) All Halloween candy prepared and packaged for humans is meant ONLY for humans. Keep your treats away form the pets.

Dog Reactive Dogs

 We have all seen them and some of you may have one or two - a dog that is very reactive to other dogs. I don't mean a dog who is super excited and wants to go and say hello. I am taking about the dogs that bark, lunge, twist and generally make themselves very difficult to hold on to when they see and sometimes hear another dog nearby. 

Unfortunately, there are a great number of these dogs around. I know because I see them when I am walking dogs and I have certainly walked my share of them.

A Prayer For Animals

A friend of mine gave me this copy of a poem purportedly written by Albert Schweitzer but possibly not. At any rate, it is definitely worth sharing.

   "Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals, especially for animals who are suffering; for any that are hunted, or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. We entreat for them all Thy mercy and pity, and for those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals and so to share the blessings of the merciful."
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