Pet Gift Guide

The holidays are here and these are a few ideas to spoil your pet.

The Pet Pass a faux passport for pets that contains individual passport pages to record travel destinations and adventures with their personal information, photo, microchip numbers, markings, and more. www.thepetpass.com

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Hopping to Make a Difference

Rabbits are known for their gentle demeanor and unending cuteness but did you know bunnies are more than that? Rabbits bond closely with their owners, are easy to train and are clean and quiet. If you have been considering a rabbit as a pet, or perhaps helping make a difference in the pet community, here are some ways you can help in San Diego!

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Make it a Date - Fall 2017

October.

National Pet Obesity Awareness Day.

It might seem impossible to deny your dog, cat, guinea pig, rabbit, or pig their favorite treats, however, extra food can seriously impact your pet’s quality of life. Take the opportunity on October 11th, National Pet Obesity Awareness Day to learn more about caring for your animal’s diet and weight.

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Entrepawneur

Taking downtown and the city by storm is EarthWise Pet Supply in East Village, owned by Mary Anne and Russ Novak

Mary Anne and Russ opened EarthWise in May of 2015 and have become a fixture in the East Village community. Earthwise offers pet products and services that cater to owners who care deeply about quality nutrition for their pets, and who appreciate the importance of supporting locally-owned and operated small businesses in our community.

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Golfing with your buddy!

On Monday, November 13, 2017, pups and pros will tee up for the Foundation for Animal Care and Education’s (FACE) 6th annual Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit San Diego pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. The tournament will be held at the beautiful Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. This one-of-a-kind event allows golfers to bring their pets to the course to enjoy a day of fun - giving back to the community never felt so good!

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Pet Hygiene

While we can clean up after ourselves to maintain a healthy lifestyle, our pets cannot do the same. Surprisingly, dirt, bacteria and germs can build up in many places more quickly than you think which can expose both animals and people within the household to illness.

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Back to School Blues

Back to School may be music to a parent’s ears, but it can be a tough adjustment for pets who have become used to long summer days of constant entertainment while the kids are home.

“When pets get bored they can exhibit destructive, anti-social or anxious behaviors,” San Diego Humane Society’s Community Training Coordinator, Shauna Romero shared with apl magazine. “Though toys can’t replace human contact and socialization, there are many things you can do to help keep your pets happy and entertained while the kids go back to school.”

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Extraordinary Devotion

APL Magazine had the chance to sit with Sally W. Ashburn and discuss her involvement with Extraordinary Ballroom, founded by Terry Jordan.

APL: What inspired you to take dance lessons at Extraordinary Ballroom?

SWA: My husband, Dr. Bill Ashburn, passed away in 2004. We were both very supportive of local charities. Given the correlation that’s been established between exercising the mind and body, taking dance lessons at Extraordinary Ballroom and having 100 percent of my fees donated to charity made Terry’s studio ideal.

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Cardiff Dog Days of Summer

Cardiff 101 Main Street presented the 12th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer and a pet’s life magazine was proud to be a Media Partner. This free event featured over 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, beer & wine garden, food trucks and more!

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Clear the Shelters

Animal shelters across the county teamed up with NBC and Telemundo stations to find loving homes for pets in need. Fees were waived at the third annual Clear the Shelters event, a nationwide pet adoption initiative with had local participation from San Diego Humane Society, Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego, San Diego House Rabbit Society and more.

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Doggie Dash

Fundraising Jog with Your Dog.

On Sunday, October 8th, animal lovers and athletes will unite on behalf of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), a non-profit that saves the lives of local pets in need of emergency veterinary care. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a fan of peaceful walks, FACE welcomes all who wish to participate!

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To spay or not to spay, is it really even a question?

San Diego Humane Society.

Sally had an unplanned litter of puppies. At the time, she was a stray and just a pup herself. One day, someone saw Sally alone on the side of the road and brought her into the local shelter. We don’t know for certain what became of her puppies, but it’s safe to assume they probably experienced the same hardships that Sally did – either living on the streets, or ending up in a shelter. Sally’s story epitomizes the problem of animal overpopulation.

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Cool Pets

Tips For Keeping Your Pets Cool.

Summer is here and so is the heat! It is not uncommon for pets to be treated for heatstroke as well as other risks, so we want to share a few safety tips to help make summer a fun and carefree season for your furry friends.

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