Tips on Stopping a Loose Dog from Approaching You


It’s the stuff of nightmares: You and your dog are enjoying a walk through the neighborhood when all of a sudden, you spot an unaccompanied canine rounding the corner and heading your way. It can turn into a bad scene even if you and your dog are both young, healthy, and your dog is confident and well socialized. But what if your or your dog is frail or fearful? What if you’ve spent months trying to rehabilitate a dog whose is extremely reactive to other dogs? [Read more…]

Do Electric Shock Collars Harm Dogs?

dog with shock and prong collar

Yes. Animal behavior experts agree that it’s wise to protect your dog from unintended negative consequences caused by electric shock systems by simply not using them.Do you use an underground electric shock fence to contain your dog? Are you considering having one installed? I hope reading this will change your mind.

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Meet our adoptable pup of the week, MINNIE!

Facts About Me

Breed-Maltese Mix
Color- Black – with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Size-Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Pet ID# ps_15067937

My Info

Shots Up to Date
Has Special Needs
Good with Cats
Good with Dogs

My Story

Everyone welcome Minnie!! Minnie is a super sweet 10 year old female Maltese mix that was rescued out of  Inland Valley Animal Shelter with a host of problems.  She had a potato sized mammary tumor which was removed (including the entire string) as well as really bad dental disease (she had a dental) and spay.  Once healed, we will had her taken back to our vet for x-rays (as she has a slight limp we are concerned about) and it was determined that she has a congenital defect that cannot be fixed.  No matter, as Minnie gets about just fine.  Minnie is what we would consider a perfect purse dog.  She loves to be carried and loved, and at only 5 pounds, she makes it easy.  She is all people and dog friendly and just a loving little gal.  She would love a home that will dote on her for the rest of her days as this is what she deserves.  Her first 10 years of her life, didn’t appear to be the best.   Minnie has been spayed, had surgery to remove mammary tumors as well as an extreme dental, is up to date on vaccinations and is also microchipped.  She will likely be on heart meds forever as she has a murmur but it doesn’t slow her down and she is a good girl about taking her meds.  If interested in meeting or adopting this sweet senior girl, please go to and fill out an adoption application. 

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it also can carry some hazards for pets. Holiday food needs to be kept away from pets, and pet owners who travel need to either transport their pets safely or find safe accommodations for them at home. Follow these tips to keep your pets healthy and safe during the holiday.
Poison Risks [Read more…]

Are you ready for THE BEST dog chew on the market? Oh yeah, Auntie Em has found it. Great for dogs with food sensitivities and allergies.

Snook’s sweet potato dog treats!!!!

They come in all forms… chips, fries, biscuits, and chews!

My dogs have tried them all, in fact, if we don’t give them one after dinner we are in BIG trouble!

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Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween can be the spookiest night of the year, but keeping your pets safe doesn’t have to be tricky. The ASPCA recommends taking these simple, common sense precautions to keep your pet happy and healthy all the way to November 1.

Stash the Treats
The candy bowl is for trick-or-treaters, not Scruffy or Fluffy. Several popular Halloween treats are toxic to pets. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for cats and dogs, and sugar-free candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can cause serious problems in pets. If you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 immediately.

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Puppy Separation Anxiety: Signs & Symptoms

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If you’ve recently adopted a puppy, you’re probably thrilled. There’s a new fur ball in your life, and you may find yourself spending all your free time playing with him, making sure he is comfortable, teaching him to do his business outside, and generally just spending time hanging around with your new best friend. [Read more…]

Does your senior pup have dog dementia?

Dog Dementia (Canine Cognitive Dysfunction)

Many pet owners wish that their dog could stay a puppy forever. However, just like humans, they inevitably will age and eventually slow down. While natural signs of aging are nothing to be alarmed about, if your dog’s personality or behaviors change, it might be something a bit more serious than just getting old. Your dog may be dealing with a disease called Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, or CCD.

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