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6 Mountain View Parks Will Allow Dogs To Run Off-Leash In Pilot Program

Mountain View plans to begin a one-year pilot program, permitting dog owners to unleash their pets at six local parks starting June 23, a city spokeswoman said.

06/15/2014

2 of 14 dogs rescued from inside a car in Monterey (CBS)

Animal Update: Taking Dogs On Summer Road Trips

Tips from the SF SPCA’s Dr. Jennifer Scarlett on how to make the most of a road trip with your dog.

06/09/2014

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National Pet Adoption Promotion Helps Clear Out South Bay Shelter

203 animals were adopted over the course of a single weekend at a South Bay animal shelter as part of a national free pet adoption promotion.

06/06/2014

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Is Pet Insurance Worth The Cost? What To Know Before You Buy

Janie Havemeyer wasn’t surprised when her Golden Retriever Coby hovered up a sidewalk snack during his daily walk. It’s what happened later that left Havemeyer in disbelief.

06/05/2014

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Animal Update: SF SPCA Advises On First Aid For Pets

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA reports on what pet owners can do when their animals are injured and on their way to the hospital.

06/02/2014

Little girl meets a dog up for adoption at the inauguration of Rescue Row in San Francisco.

Rescue Row: 4 Places To Adopt Pets On 1 San Francisco Street

Hundreds of pet lovers and potential pet owners turned out for the inauguration of Rescue Row in San Francisco.

05/31/2014

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Bay Area Dog With Own ‘Seeing Eye Dog’ Up For Adoption In National Free Pet Adoption Day

Saturday and Sunday mark Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days, the largest free pet adoption event in the nation, and Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas hopes the event will bring a new home for an unusual pair of dogs, one partially blind, that need to be adopted as a team.

05/29/2014

Animal Assisted Therapy - A Golden Retriever acts as an assistance dog. (Wikipedia)

Animal Update: Senior Pets For Seniors

Animal shelters tend to get a lot of elderly cats and dogs in their facilities and the San Francisco SPCA is no different. According to the the facility’s co-president, these animals happen to make great companions for senior citizens.

05/19/2014

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Animal Update: Exotic Animals As Pets

The legality of owning exotic animals varies in the United States across state lines. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA calls the country a “patchwork of laws”.

05/12/2014

Dogs rescued from a Pacific Grove home filled with trash and waste. (Monterey County SPCA)

18 Dogs, 2 Cats Rescued From Filth, Waste Inside Pacific Grove Home

Monterey County officials have rescued 20 animals found locked inside filthy rooms packed with piles of clothes, trash and animal waste at a Pacific Grove home earlier this week.

05/09/2014

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