Pets

Children learn role of a therapy dog

Pet shelter applauds Acorn

Dogs and pet lovers are invited to the annual Shelter Hope Pet Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 21 at the Janss Marketplace, Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event is taking place simultaneously with the 27th annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair on Moorpark Road between Hillcrest and Wilbur. The free pet-friendly event […]

Pet of the week

FUNNY FACE— Meet lovely Lucy, 8 years old but with still a lot of pep in her step. Active enough to be a hiking or running companion, good with kids and housebroken. ID No. A4376809 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control […]

What, me?

NEWS HOUND—Bella is a nearly one year old Golden retriever who found her forever home through Rover’s Retreat Dog Rescue. She had been found as a stray on a beach in Turkey, and rescuers sent her all the way to California. She is now living the life with Mark and Ronna Lubash in Calabasas where she voraciously reads The Acorn. […]

Young and old pups love the creek



My old dog plus a youthful “loaner” pup and I were hunkered down in the shade of a native willow, studying the myriad wonders of this brief rest stop along Indian Creek trail in Thousand Oaks’ Wildwood Park. First, we watched a lady—as nimble and graceful as a prima ballerina—leapfrog across widely spaced flat-topped rocks to reach one of the […]

Pet of the week

LOVES TOYS-Tanner loves his squeaky toys and playing with other small dogs. Meet Tanner, ID No. 5214490 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.

When the glitter comes off the litter

Whyfinicky felines refuse the box



One of the biggest reasons why cats are returned to rescues and shelters is because they don’t using the litter box for one reason or another. Experts agree that not using the box is the number one behavioral reason cats are abused, abandoned or relinquished. In this interview with Dr. Bruce Elsey—a Colorado-based feline-only veterinarian and pet entrepreneur with 35 […]

Pet of the week

CUTIE PATOOTIE- Too cute, so adoptable, just 5 months old, and hanging out in the Habitat room. Meet Gertie, ID No. 5185194 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.

Adoption event in Malibu

The Homes-For-Dogs National Adoption weekend will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14 at the Malibu Farmers Market, 23555 Civic Center Way. Guests can have brunch at the Farmers Café and adopt a furry friend. The event will have an array of doggy vendors and services, pet boutique, dog walkers, veterinarians and trainers.

Pet of the week

PUPPY LOVE—This sweet duo relies on each other for play and affection. They are bonded and should be adopted together. Meet Gizmo and Ewok, ID No. A5205326 and A5205328, at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may be already adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before visiting the shelter.


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