Mark Benson of Canyon Country had just finished taking his family's newly adopted dog Gunny for a walk when it happened. As Benson went to take off his shoes on the front porch of his home, Gunny slipped out of his harness.
SueAnn O'Connor of Valencia has had a lot of dogs in her life, but never one quite like Lulu.
Maverick has spent several months at Advanced Care Animal Care Center in Canyon Country, but the senior cat is far from sick. He's looking for a new home and veterinarian/owner Amanda Gillen felt her office was a good place to start.
Blooming flowers and blossoming plants signal the start of spring across the Santa Clarita Valley. The season has been known to trigger environmental allergies not just in people, but for their pets, as well.
While the owners are away, the dogs will play. That's the concept behind DogVacay.com, which offers dog owners an alternative to boarding or pet sitting while traveling. "My wife and I have two dogs. We'd always had this problem when we traveled, trying to find a place for them to stay. If we put them in a kennel for a week, it would be north of $1,000 and they'd spend 23 hours in a cage," ...
Dogs may be man's best friend, but cats are the most popular pets in America. According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are approximately 86.4 million owned cats in the United States versus 78.2 million dogs.
It was a lovely summer evening in the Santa Clarita Valley, much too nice to leave her four-legged best friend at home while she enjoyed a meal alfresco. That's why Laura Chesler recently brought along her dachshund Ella to the Valencia Lazy Dog Café to dine with friends.
As many pet owners know, spaying or neutering is the proven method of preventing unwanted births. What many might not know is that spaying and neutering also provides health and behavioral benefits that add to the quality of life for your pet, not to mention the duration.
There's something wonderful about watching your pet frolic outside in warm weather, but beware. Some common plants and gardening products can be hazardous, even fatal, to a dog or cat.
Like all of his four-legged friends at the Castaic Animal Care Center, Sushi is looking for love. The young purebred Shih Tzu was found as a stray and came to the center a matted mess. With a bath and a haircut, Sushi is now one handsome little fella. "He's a very sweet dog, just really good natured," said Kim Schumann, animal control officer and volunteer liaison at Castaic Animal Care Center. "Shelter pets aren't second ...
Like many pet owners, Leeanne Shinn, of Valencia, considers her dogs Scout and Ruby members of the family. That's why she insures them.
Supplements have been a popular way for people to stay healthy for decades. Recently, pets have been getting into the act, too.
Jessi Strahan loves animals, especially those that aren't her own. The 21-year-old Saugus resident spends much of her spare time helping the homeless pets at Castaic Animal Care Center. As a volunteer, Strahan helps prepare dogs and cats for adoption events. She does this first by playing with them to release some pent-up energy, then by loading up the truck that will transport the pets to an offsite location to meet potential adopters. "When you ...
One could say that Adam Solomon is an overachiever.
At 90 years old, Bobby Stone has a lot of memories. Pictures of family - many generations' worth - line the walls of her modest Saugus home. Among the photos are drawings and models of World War II fighter planes, reminding Stone of a time when she was one of the few female Marines serving her country. It was 1942, and Stone was 20 years old, working as a dispatcher for a railroad company in ...