Pets

Pet of the week

TEENY TINY—Rolly digs the room and enjoys playing with his small dog buddies. He’s very affectionate. If you would like to adopt Rolly, ask for ID No. A5187223 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.

Squirrel of the Month

BALANCING ACT—Charlene Barker of Oak Park explains her photo by saying, “Squirrels perform acrobatics in order to eat theflowers that bloom at the end of the branches of this drought-tolerant plant in our backyard garden.” Submit your Squirrel of the Month photos to newstip@theacorn.com.

Field trips for bird watchers

Malibu Lagoon Trips The Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society hosts monthly Malibu Lagoon field trips, open to the public, at 8:30 and 10 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month. The next dates are Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. There is no charge. Attendees can bring binoculars if they have them or use a loaner. The adult walk at […]

Pet of the week

EYE-CATCHING—A vibrant color and personality to match best describes Orange Julius. He leans in for head scratching and is easy to hold and handle. If you would like to adopt Orange Julius ask for ID No. A5193433 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care […]

Don’t overlook pet’s oral hygiene

Doggie breath could be serious


We’ve all caught a whiff of kitty or doggy breath that knocks us over. Vets will tell us to brush our pets’ teeth, and some animal guardians do this, but many of us wait too long to give our animals a good teeth cleaning. Their breath is telling us more about their health than what they just ate. Periodontal disease […]

Make sure Fido doesn’t get hot and bothered

According to the National Weather Service, July was the hottest month on record for many communities in Southern California. Record-breaking heat is predicted for August. The Humane Society of Ventura County reminds pet owners about precautions to protect animals during the excessive heat. “Veterinarians are inundated with cases of heat-related issues, and most are preventable,” said Greg Cooper, director of […]

Pet of the week

TURBO-CHARGED—Turbo is housebroken, has a goofy personality, adores humans, and can’t get enough belly rubs! His ears and soft brown eyes add to his yumminess. If you would like to adopt Turbo ask for ID No. A5155275 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care […]

Squirrel has a taste for vitamin C

FREE FOOD—Mark Leinwand took this photo through a rear window of his house in Agoura Hills. He says of this moocher and others, “Squirrels and birds consider my backyard tangerine tree their own 24-hour buffet. This little fellow was really into it.” Please send your squirrely photos to newstip@theacorn.com for possible publication.

Pet of the week

FELINE FUN-Playful Cali can be found in the animal shelter Habikat room where she zooms through tunnels and bats at toys. If you would like to adopt Cali, ask for ID NO. A5185853 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 […]

With turtles, put age before beauty

CRITTER TAILS /// Pets and their peeps


Although they are not considered the most cute-and-cuddly type of critters, when I was a kid I was delighted by numerous pairs of pet turtles. As an only child, I always wanted two of them at a time because I didn’t want them to be lonely. And my parents loved them because they were cheap to buy and maintain, and, […]


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