pets

The Paws Spot: National Check the Chip Day

The Paws Spot, Traci Wilkerson Steckel, Traci’s Paws. Guess what today is? It’s Check the Chip Day! And not Fritos, Cheetos or Pringles either, we’re talking microchips for your pets and this is serious business. According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal...
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August for Pet Lovers: What's Happening This Month

The Paws Spot Traci Wilkerson Steckel, Traci's Paws Can you believe that August is here!? It’s almost time for the kids to trade in the sun screen for backpacks in preparation for a new school year. Although August might be a time for us to wind down from our summer fun, it’s a pretty busy month...
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Evacuation With Pets: Complete Checklist

With the increased fire danger in San Diego County, NOW is the time to think about what you'll need to do if you're asked to evacuate. You may have documents, photos and valuables ready, but what about your pets? Thanks to John Van Zante at Rancho Coastal Humane Society , we have this complete list...
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HOLIDAY TIPS: How to Pet-Proof Your Christmas Tree

A house isn't a home without a pet or pets, but the holidays can be a real struggle for pet owners. If you have cats you know that it's a struggle, but you have to take measures to keep your decorations and pets safe. This is probably especially true if you have cats, right? Though, dogs are known...
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Forget Goblins! What's Your Pet Gobbling?!

Doorbells, shouting, and scary masks make Halloween a frightening night for our dogs and cats. Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) in Encinitas is reminding pet owners to keep their best friends (and the trick-or-treaters) safe. "Halloween can be terrifying," according to RCHS spokes-ghost John...
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POLL: Is It OK to Dress Your Pet Up For Halloween?

Is it OK to make your dog look miserable in his Halloween costume just for that photo? Take our poll to let us know what you think.
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Miranda's Muttnation is Helping to Build a Shelter

You probably already know about Miranda Lambert's love for animals. All Animals. Well now her MuttNation Foundation is teaming up with Rescue Rebuild (a volunteer organization affiliated with GreaterGood.org) to build an animal shelter in her hometown of Lindale, Texas. The new shelter will be in...
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Looking for a New Best Friend?

Sooo Cute!
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WATCH: Judge Judy Lets Dog Loose in the Courtroom to Make a Ruling

Yes, Judge Judy has gone to the dogs. The popular daytime TV judge let a dog help her with a verdict in a recent case. The clip highlighting the sometimes ruthless judge's has "gone viral" online this week.
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