Don't miss "Beverly Hills Groomer" on Saturdays at 7 PM E/P on Animal Planet!
Buddha Dog will have a booth and will be offering dog massages!
88 North Fair Oaks, Old Town Pasadena, 91103
SPECIAL GUESTS: Dr Masaru Emoto & Dr Leonard Horowitz
Music! Performers! Speakers! Celebrities! Activities! Drummers! Flutes! Eco Village Exhibits! Radio! Films! Global Webcast! Health & Wellness Information!
Buddha Dog will have a table here all day, and I will be doing a workshop on Animal Massage! :) Adoptions! Education! Speakers! Vendors! The purpose of CRITTER DAY is to bring awareness to the community regarding responsible pet ownership. One
Hour Workshops on Chinese Medicine, Animal Massage, Animal Advocacy, Animal Communication, and Nutrition.
Pleasant Valley Church of Religious Science The
Center for Spiritual Living is presenting their Second Annual CRITTER
DAY/PET FAIRE on Saturday, June 27, from 10 AM - 3 P.M. This event is
in conjunction with PVCSL’s celebration of kinship with all life. CRITTER
DAY was created to bring responsible pet guardianship awareness to the
community and to provide local businesses an opportunity to enjoy
excellent exposure for their goods, services, causes and products. PETS
WELCOME! Lots of Pet-Related Booths, Pet Treats, Clothing, Nutrition,
Photo Ops, Massages, Food, Amazing Raffle items, Workshops, Family Fun
with a focus on responsible Pet Guardianship, education and
entertainment. WHEN: WHERE: HOW MUCH: SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS:
Center for Positive Living
221 Daily Drive, Suite 1
Camarillo, CA 93010
Saturday - JUNE 27 – 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION AT 9-9:45 a.m.
THE CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
221 Daily Dr., Camarillo, CA
ADMISSION TO FAIRE IS FREE
PET WORKSHOPS - $10-20 (ask for special rates for groups of 10 or more)
(in between Carrows and Marie Callenders & lots of free parking)
* ADOPTIONS ON SITE WITH “CANINE ADOPTION RESCUE LEAGUE”! http://www.carlvc.org
* AMAZING RAFFLE PRIZES!
* FREE PET BLESSINGS ALL DAY!
Buddha Dog will have a table here all day, and I will be doing a workshop on Animal Massage! :)
Adoptions! Education! Speakers! Vendors!
The purpose of CRITTER DAY is to bring awareness to the community regarding responsible pet ownership.
One Hour Workshops on Chinese Medicine, Animal Massage, Animal Advocacy, Animal Communication, and Nutrition.
Pleasant Valley Church of Religious Science
The Center for Spiritual Living is presenting their Second Annual CRITTER DAY/PET FAIRE on Saturday, June 27, from 10 AM - 3 P.M. This event is in conjunction with PVCSL’s celebration of kinship with all life.
CRITTER DAY was created to bring responsible pet guardianship awareness to the community and to provide local businesses an opportunity to enjoy excellent exposure for their goods, services, causes and products.
PETS WELCOME! Lots of Pet-Related Booths, Pet Treats, Clothing, Nutrition, Photo Ops, Massages, Food, Amazing Raffle items, Workshops, Family Fun with a focus on responsible Pet Guardianship, education and entertainment.
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President & Mrs. Obama
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5 SECONDS A HOMELESS ANIMAL IS KILLED IN THE U.S.
COST TO TAXPAYERS TO CONTROL PET POPULATION
Despite protests that began May 2nd after an undercover investigation of the puppy mill that supplies them, Elite Animals in West Hollywood has so far refused to go humane. On May 12th, a meeting was held at city hall in West Hollywood where the owner of the store, Isabella Stroshnoy, had a civil discussion mediated by a representative of the city with members of the humane community from The Companion Animal Protection Society, The Animal Legal Defense Fund, In Defense of Animals, Best Friends Animal Society, The Amanda Foundation and Strangest Angels Animal Rescue. Please see more details about the meeting in this article by Carole Raphaelle Davis at Wuffington Wag. In summary, Carole Raphaelle Davis, West Coast Director of The Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) presented evidence from the organization's undercover investigation of the puppy mill in Melrose, MN. Graphic photos of neglect and cruelty were shown, along with reports from a consumer watchdog group called Pet Shop Puppies documenting sick and dying dogs bought from pet stores supplied by this mill, and proof of multiple incidents of the mill's non-compliance with the USDA. The 2008 Farm Bill made it illegal to import dogs under 6 months of age to the United States, but Elite Animals has been offering puppies only weeks old sent here from Russia. Elite Animals has been defrauding their customers by telling them the dogs were raised "in a house", not from a puppy mill, and have violated the CA "Puppy Lemon" law by not posting a consumers’ notice sign regarding the source of the dogs and vet treatment administered near the cages of dogs offered for sale as is required by CA Health & Safety Code §§ 122220, 122150 (see here). The store agreed to cease and desist buying dogs for now, so CAPS canceled that weekend's protest. But Elite Animals has since not shown any progress in moving towards doing business humanely, despite The Amanda Foundation agreeing to talks about teaming up to offer their rescues through the store. I think they realize we're not going away until they go humane, but our best bet might be a new proposed ordinance by the city of West Hollywood, who already passed a resolution last year banning the sale of puppy mill dogs, but The Animal Legal Defense Fund will help them draft an enforceable ordinance against businesses supporting puppy mills. For the latest information, please see this blog written by Carole Raphaelle Davis: http://www.puppymillmom.blogspot.com, and join us in turning L.A. Pet Stores humane! There is real strength in numbers!
photo by Elle Wittelsbach of Strangest Angels Animal Rescue
Related Article: A Wonderful New Trend in Pet Stores
On June 2nd, Senator Dean Florez's SB 250 PASSED the Senate!
Thank you to everyone who sent faxes and made calls.
The tremendous outpouring of support was the deciding factor
for many Senators.
SB 250 is now moving to the Assembly.
SPAY/NEUTER SAVES LIVES!
Rocky Delgadillo, City Attorney
800 City Hall East
200 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Have no fear! This is not a bad thing, my furry friends - it's a chance to once again focus on the little things we really love about our pets and thoroughly enjoy the friendship, fun and comfort that our best friends provide.
So we sat down today at Dogster HQ and came up with five simple
things that you can do for your dog this summer when you both feel like
it's time for a little break. And the best thing about all five is the
price tag: FREE!
Here's our list:
#1. Brush it out. Not only do most dogs enjoy being brushed, but they of course need it as well. Getting out tangles in long-haired dogs will please the both of you, while short-haired dogs benefit from the massage and cleaning aspects that a good brushing provides. Brushing can also prove to be therapeutic for you as well. The rhythmic motions and the soothing nature of the actions can prove to be just the kind of relaxing break you deserve.
#2. Be a visitor. Why not take your dog to a place where people can't or don't own dogs? There's nothing more satisfying than seeing senior citizens or hospitalized individuals light up at the sight of a dog. Studies have shown, as well, that the therapeutic benefits of canine contact are many, so while your dog has fun meeting new people and the new people enjoy petting your dog, you will feel great about lending a helping hand.
#3. Take a nap! Let's face it - how often have you looked over at your pooch, sleeping on the couch or curled up under a tree and thought, "Oh, how I wish I was doing that right now..." ? Well, what are you waiting for? Curling up next to your dog on the sofa or (if he or she is allowed) on the bed, is something that both of you will benefit from. Your dog will appreciate your proximity and you will love the time-out. And don't forget - dogs are pretty darned good at sleeping - you could learn a few things from yours!
#4. Make a play date. Don't just play with your dog... PLAY with your dog! Set aside an uninterrupted time when you can really get down, get dirty and play with your dog. Tossing a ball and walking around the block are also great activities, but your dog will love it if you get down on your hands and knees so that you can really have fun with each other. Being down on your dog's level will not only reinforce your friendly relationship, but it will remind you of what it's actually like to be down there all the time! If you can't get down on your dog's level, find a neighborhood kid or a nearby family member who can. Your dog will thank you for it!
#5. Park it. Even if this is something that you already are in the habit of doing, it's worth bringing up and worth trying to do even more of this summer. The bottom line on this one is: dogs LOVE parks. It's great to get out to a place where the sights and smells are new and exciting, and a dog can run his or her little heart out. If you live in the country, you LIVE in a park, of course, so this is just a reminder to get out there and have fun!
#6. Shut it down. Hey wait a minute... you said FIVE things! Well, #6 is not technically on the list, but the five things above aren't possible unless you start with #6... Turn off the PC, power down the laptop, walk slowly (but surely) away from the Mac. Believe me, this is gonna hurt us more than it does you... ;-) As much as we love the Internets, and as much as we love Dogster, AND as much as we know that you do, too - getting a little one-on-one time with your BFF is best accomplished offline.