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Dog-Friendly Holiday Events in Southern California


We are officially immersed in the 2014 Holiday Season! Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Holiday Music & Decorations galore! It also means there are an array of Dog-Friendly Holiday Events in Southern California to enjoy with your dog, like last month’s Burbank YMCA’s Turkey Trot. If you missed it, don’t worry! There are still a few other events and […]



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NKLA Adoption Weekend November 8-9, 2014


Looking for a new addition to the family? Then mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss the NKLA Adoption Weekend that’s coming up. The Fall edition of this bi-annual event is happening Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the La Brea Tar Pits (the Spring edition typically takes place in […]



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Hot (and really Cool) Dogs at Surf Dog Weekend September 26-28, 2014!


It’s hot here in sunny SoCal! So why not spend one of the last weekends of Summer at SURF CITY SURF DOG WEEKEND with your best four legged buddy? It’s “3-Days of Doggone Fun!” held at Huntington Dog Beach September 26-28, 2014. Register for a contest, take a lesson or just come to watch. Just make sure to bring water and sunblock […]



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Race for the Rescues 2014


It’s BACK! Race for the Rescues, presented by the Rescue Train, is set for Saturday, October 18, 2014 at the Pasadena Rose Bowl with celebrity host Jane Lynch. What can you expect at this great animal lovers event? A morning walk/run along side your favorite four-legged buddy, check! An energetic pet expo, yes please! Raising money for local animal welfare organizations, fantastic! […]



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NKLA Adoption Weekend May 3-4, 2014


Looking to add a new member to your family? Mark your calendars –  there is a FANTASTIC EVENT coming up! Best Friends Animal Society, a non-profit organization, is spearheading the NKLA (No Kill Los Angeles) initiative. This effort is working to, you guessed it, make Los Angeles a No Kill City. They know there are amazing animals at your local […]



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L.A. River Fun Run & Traveling Safely with your Dog


Berlin post L.A. River Fun Run 2012 A FUN WAY TO GET OUT AND ACTIVE WITH YOUR BEST BUDDY If you haven’t taken a stroll down the L.A. River recently with your best buddy, then Sunday, May 4, 2014 is the perfect chance. The L.A. River Fun Run is a dog-friendly 5K that supports the Friends […]



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Play Around with your Hound


FUN PLAYTIME with FIDO I often get asked, “How do you workout with your dog?” It’s a reasonable question. Taking a group fitness class WITH your dog is a new idea for most people. There are other classes to take together (obedience, agility, rally, etc.) but none that focus on the health of your dog […]



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Be Prepared for your Pets in an Emergency!


Although September is officially Pet Emergency Preparedness month, I thought better late than never in making sure you are also prepared to keep your pets healthy in the event of an emergency. Would you know what to do if your dog was bite by snake, like when this brave dog was bit while protecting his […]



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Summer Fun with Strutt your Mutt and Surf Dog Weekend


Summer might be officially coming to end on September 21st, but you can still get in some fun outdoor activities with your favorite pooch! Don’t forget sunblock, shade, water, and your dog’s favorite shoes! ————————————————————————————————- STRUTT YOUR MUTT – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 – 8am to 3pm – Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave, Van Nuys, […]



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Healthy heart, Healthy Dog..and healthy owner!


Great news for dog owners! The American Heart Association “reviewed dozens of studies, and over all it seemed clear that pet owners, especially those with dogs (the focus of most of the studies) were in better health than people without pets,” states this great New York Times’s article. Awesome! Oh what’s that you say? Despite […]



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