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Great News for Shelter Animals in San Diego

  This announcement was just made by the San Diego Humane Society in their volunteer newsletter.


"Today, the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition* (SDAWC) is proud to announce, as of July 1, no healthy or treatable animal entering any coalition shelter in San Diego County will be euthanized!

This is the first time in our county's history that no treatable animal will be in danger of being unnecessarily euthanized - making San Diego one of the pet-safest communities in the nation.

Completed Half Marathon

I am happy to announce I completed the San Diego Rock n Roll Half Marathon this am. in record time. My record that is. My goal was 3:21 and I did it in 3:03. yeah!
I want to thank all of my friends and clients who cheered me on and especially those who contributed to Canine Cancer Research on my behalf. I raised about $500.00! Awesome!

Thank you also to my canine pals who helped me to train particularly Rudder and Gomer; both who live on hills and gave me lots of hill training experience over the past few months. It was a great experience and I look forward to perhaps more participation in this over the next year or so.

May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

 Did you know that 1 in 4 dogs and cats are diagnosed with cancer and that cancer accounts for 50% of all disease-related deaths each year. 1 out of 2 dogs over the age of 10 die from some form of cancer. The prevalence of this illness is horrifying and as pet parents we need to do everything we can to protect our pets by keeping informed. Find out what the causes and signs of feline and canine cancer are and examine your pet regularly. If you see any of the symptoms, get your cat or dog to the vet and have them checked.

A Tribute to Finnegan

The smiling dog on the left is Finnegan.   My associate Amy and I have had the privilege of caring for Finnegan since July 2013. He was 14 years old at the time. His mom travels frequently and Amy would do sleepovers for Finny while I  looked after  his dinner walks when needed. Finnegan became one of our favorite furry kids and we always looked forward to seeing him.
As Finny aged we watched him slow down a bit but he always started his walks with a little skip in his stride. It was so cute to see because it would make his ears flop each time he took a step.

Not on my Watch

For many reasons, primarily good care, our cats and dogs are living longer. As a result, many of the pets I am asked to care for are seniors. It is not unusual for me to look after large dogs as old as 15, small dogs as old as 18, and cats in their late teens and early 20's. In fact, the oldest cat I cared for was 23 years old.

It is always a blessing for me to look after these "old souls" as I have a special place in my heart for the grey muzzles and soulful eyes of a long-lived pet.
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