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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 if officially 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 loved […]



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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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Summer Furry Fun at the Beach! Dogs Welcome!


Summertime and the living is easy. Fish are jumpin’ . .and so are the dogs! Berlin absolutely loves the sand. She loves to sprint back and forth and dig a hole on either side of her self imposed track.  This works out well since I love to sunbath at the beach. So what could be better […]



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July 4th Fireworks are FUN..but not for your dog


Pets and FireworksSummer time is full of BBQs, outdoor concerts, and holiday firework celebrations. It is during this time that there is an unfortunate rise in animals at local shelters because pets and fireworks don’t go well together. This is often because pets are scared of the loud festivities and alarming popping noises and run, […]



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Retractable Leashes


You might not like to hear it, but most trainers hate the retractable leash, including myself. Walking Berlin is the highlight of my day. It is a stress reliever for me, exercise for both of us and great bonding time with my best buddy. Berlin easily heals by my side and in turn I let […]



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