Three County Animal Services Shelters Open On Sundays

SAN DIEGO–The County Animal Services’ three regional shelters are now open to the public on Sundays. The extended day, which began Sunday, is part of a 90-day pilot project. County officials say the project will give the public an opportunity to visit and adopt available animals from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. […]

Lions Tigers And Bears Sanctuary To Host Spooky Campover

ALPINE–Lions Tigers and Bears is hosting its annual “Spooky Campover” this Halloween, and the public is invited to spend the night under the stars with the rescued animals of the sanctuary. The campover is a family favorite open to people of all ages. It will be held from 3 p.m. October 28 until noon October […]

A Dog’s Dilemma: Do Canine’s Prefer Praise Or Food?

(Newswise)–Given the choice, many dogs prefer praise from their owners over food, suggests a new study published in the journal Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. The study is one of the first to combine brain-imaging data with behavioral experiments to explore canine reward preferences. “We are trying to understand the basis of the dog-human bond […]

‘Flood Dogs’ To Be Adopted At Rancho Coastal Humane Society

ENCINITAS–The first of the “Flooded With Love” dogs that arrived in San Diego last Friday from Louisiana is expected to be adopted Friday morning at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Shelter officials began accepting adoption applications when the dogs arrived. The pre-screened applicants will meet the dogs in the order that their applications were filed. […]

Two Raccoons Rescued From Grantville Recycling Plant Dumpster

SAN DIEGO–A County animal control officer rescued two raccoons that were trapped in a Grantville recycling plant dumpster Wednesday afternoon. A person at the plant called County Animal Services after finding the raccoons stuck in the dumpster. The animals were unable to climb out. Animal Control Officer Angela Jones arrived at the plant, and used […]

‘Flooded With Love’ Dogs To Arrive In San Diego Friday

EL CAJON–A “Wings of Rescue” plane carrying more than 65 dogs (and 1 cat) from recently flooded Louisiana is scheduled to arrive at Circle Air Group in El Cajon shortly after 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. The rescue , known as “Flooded With Love,” is a joint effort of Thrive Animal Rescue, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, […]

Pet Of The Week: Tootsie

  CARLSBAD–Pet of the Week is Tootsie. She is a six-year-old affectionate, chocolate Labrador retriever who likes to play ball and hang with humans. Visit Tootsie at the County Animal Services’ animal care facility in Carlsbad. The shelter is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and is located at 2481 Palomar Airport […]

Chihuahua Rescued From Inside Drain Pipe

SAN DIEGO–County Animal Services came to the rescue of a four-year-old female Chihuahua found stuck inside a six-foot-deep drain pipe behind a fish market in San Diego. The dog off Euclid Avenue in San Diego before being rescued Thursday morning. Good Samaritans had noticed another dog looking down into the pipe. They went to investigate […]

San Diego Humane Society To Waive Adoption Fees For Single Pets

SAN DIEGO–Some people love companionship while others prefer the single life, and pets are no different. Many animals at San Diego Humane Society are single and loving it. The heartbreaking result is these independent animals get overlooked by adopters with more pets at home. In some cases, the time they spend patiently awaiting a home […]

Pet Of The Week: Honey

ENCINITAS–Honey is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She’s a three year old, 55 pound, Great Dane / Labrador Retriever mix. Honey is sensitive. She’s timid when she meets new people, but it won’t take her long to feel comfortable in her new home. Honey needs an active family and […]