Pets

Pet of the week

Passionately Playful— Blaze, an adorable 3-year-old boy, loves to play with toys and balls, is good on leash, takes treats gently, knows sit, and does well with other dogs. Meet Blaze, ID No. A5252699 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before […]

Pet of the week

NEEDS A FRIEND—One half of a bonded pair, Sonny was left behind when his BFF was adopted. He needs a loving family to help him regain his confidence and enjoy a loving home. Meet Sonny, ID No. A5268090 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care […]

Wee nest crafter is a creative genius

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I am holding in the palm of my hand the smallest work of exquisite, exotic art that I’ve ever seen. People pass me by, staring curiously. My dog and I are outside the Westlake Village dog park, so some of the other dog owners are giving me an odd look as if to say, “Is that a pile of desiccated […]

Lion lady’s life on film

The Conejo Valley Historical Society will present the movie “Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer” at 1 p.m. Sun., April 28 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. The film by award-winning documentarian Leslie Zemeckis is about tiger trainer Mabel Stark, who performed at Jungleland from 1938 to 1967. She also worked for circuses including Ringling Brothers. […]

Our pets can become senior citizens, too

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Our pets, much like the human population, are living longer due to improved diet and healthcare. It is important that all pets have regular veterinarian visits but especially needed for older animals. It is estimated that 15 to 20% of animals are surrendered to shelters because of health problems that owners cannot afford. Subtle health changes can be picked up […]

Pet of the week

GOOD SPORT— Cooper was adopted and returned because of jealous by the owner’s other dog. Through it all Cooper was perfect and said to be well-behaved at the home. Meet Cooper, ID No. A5217233 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before […]

Pet of the week

BUNNY LOVE—Beep is relaxed, likes to be with people and when out of her enclosure seems to enjoy being held close. All in all, a lovely bunny. Meet Beep, ID No. A5187169 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before visiting the […]

Dogtor Louie no longer in the house

Therapy dog assisted T.O. psychologist

A tiny, chocolate-colored dachshund, dubbed “Dogtor Louie” for his ability to help patients in therapy, has died at age 15. The dog’s owner, Dr. Judy Welch, a Thousand Oaks-based psychologist, wrote to share the news last month. “Louie, also known as ‘The Dogtor,’ was my assistant, a licensed therapy dog for 14 years,” Welch said in an email. “He worked […]

Egg hunt in Topanga

Guests can tour Nature of Wildworks

The Nature of Wildworks will host an Easter egg hunt from 10 to 11 a.m. Sat., April 27 in Topanga. The event will include a tour of the facility, an Easter egg hunt with prizes in the Freedom Cage, a meet and greet with the Flemish Giant Rabbits, and a photo op with Dancer, the barn owl. The cost is […]

A visit to the Bird Museum

The Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, also known as the Camarillo Bird Museum, will host a public tour from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wed., April 10 at 439 Calle San Pablo. The WFVZ hosts tours the second Wednesday of each month. Entry is $5; free for kids age 5 and under. Reservations are required. To reserve a spot, call (805) […]


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