Pets

Pet of the week

LICENSE TO PURR—Bond, a cuddly, affectionate cat, loves hanging on top of a cat tree in the Habikat room. He uses the litter box, gets along with other cats, and loves to rub up against humans to gain attention. Meet Bond, ID NO. A5300155 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, […]

If that’s a rescue, what’s a shelter?

COMMENTARY /// Animal care


We find the pets we want in all sorts of places. These days people are encouraged to “rescue” animals, whether through an animal shelter or a pet rescue. What is the difference between a shelter and a rescue, and where does the humane society fit into all this? Shelters An animal shelter, or “the pound,” is where stray, lost, abandoned […]

Pet of the week

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?—Koby, a 4-year-old German shepherd, is engaging, is gentle when taking treats, has medium energy, and walks well on leash. He knows “sit”, “shake” and “down”. Meet Kobe, ID No. A4965980 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control before […]

Party-hearty pests invade quiet home



After seven months traveling abroad, my friend Vera returned to her Thousand Oaks home, which had been shut up tight in her absence. Well, maybe burglars with crowbars couldn’t breach her windows and locked doors, but my oh my how the insect life and rodent life got down and partied. Her kids were supposed to house-sit, but somewhere along the […]

Long walk down a short path

POOCHES AND THEIR POP—Old Agoura resident Olivier Dior takes his dogs for a walk along the Agoura High School Backtrail on Sept. 15. Navigating with three is challenging. “I need a third arm,” Dior commented while walking his dogs Luna, front; Melody, back left; and Spartacus, back right. JOSEPH A. GARCIA/Acorn Newspapers

Pet of the Week

CUTE AS A BUTTON­— Button spends all of her time freely roaming the Habikat room at the shelter, where she gets along with the other cats and has been good with visitors. She is litter-box trained. Meet Button, ID No. A5262310 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los […]


Category Pages are limited to 90 days. Please use the archive page or the search box to find older articles.