Bailey is a stunning Golden Retriever who is very good at his job as a Therapy Dog.  During his 7 year service as a certified Therapy Dog with Lend A Paw Therapy Dogs, this BIG boy also mastered the art of posing for a photo and lend a paw. Bailey and his handler also serve as a crisis response team.


Dangerous Dog Diseases

Post and infographic courtesy of guest blogger: Amber Kingsley


Back in the day, canine contagions like distemper, rabies and the parvovirus were a real threat to the lives of our pets. But thanks to the advent of vaccines to help protect our four-legged friends from harm, these diseases have dissipated over time, but they’re still not completely absent from them being in jeopardy if not inoculated.


The #1 Killer


What is a pit bull?

The term “pit bull,” is not a breed, but a category of types of dogs that fall under the pit bull classification. The common misclassification of the breed is dangerous in that it generalizes certain traits or features of a dog and labels them as pit bull even though they may not be pit bulls at all. So what is a pit bull?

Thoughts on AB 1199 - Perspective of a Retired Law Enforcement Officer now a Dog Rescue Worker

When I was approached to write my opinion on the proposed Police-Canine Encounters Protection Act (AB 1199), I was a bit apprehensive. My immediate thought was that I would anger my fellow animal lovers and dog rescuers out there with my opinions, which are heavily rooted in my many years spent being a police officer in the state of California. It is very difficult to try to explain to people what it is like to be a cop, and to deal with the things we deal with on a daily basis.

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