Achilles is Pet of the Week!


The faraway look in Achilles’s eyes is one of gratitude for the love and caresses from a human being. Achilles, about 7, needs to pack on a couple of pounds and definitely needs a loving human who will understand that he may have some muscle atrophy in his hind legs. Despite his slight build, he has a big heart and wants to give it to a forever person who will love him, gently walk him, and perhaps say, “Achilles, heel!” Meet Achilles at Long Beach Animal Care Services on the shelter side of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach, (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A586990.


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)


Credit: Courtesy fo Long Beach Animal Care Services.

Rosalie is Pet of the Week!


Rosalie is a lovely 8-year-old Rottweiler. She and her five siblings were surrendered to the shelter, and several of them got homes. All the new families are taken by the siblings’ ability to get along with cats, kids and other dogs, but Rosalie’s been heard to mutter, “Who the heck am I—Cinderella? I’m as good as any of them!” And she sure is! Be a fairy godmother or a handsome prince and take Rosalie to your castle. Meet her on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A449070.


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)


Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

Pet product called “Love Your Laptime” is a Must-Have!


Looking for something that your pet and you will both love?

Do you have a cat (or dog..or even Rabbit) who likes to sit or lay  in your lap?

The innovative pet product called “Love Your Laptime” is a product that you will love! It is made out of plush fabric and it is washable! You simply place it in your lap and it is comfy for both owner and pet. My cat Snowball jumped on it right away and my Pup Bink decided he would rest on it too!

It also has a zipper closed pocket to store grooming tools and or treats. Now, how cool is that? My pets think the treats are pretty cool!

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To find out more and to purchase go to


Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this Pet Corner post. No compensation was received.

Lavender is Pet of the Week!

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Seven-year-old Lavender’s namesake, the lovely herb and flower, was used since ancient times to mean “love.” And our Lavender has love in big ways. She won’t let you alone until you’ve rubbed her head and petted her. Lavender also stands for grace and elegance—and we mean both the plant and the cat! Meet her at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A576904.


(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)


Credit: Companion Animal Village.

Aria is Pet of the Week

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Aria will purr a joyful one if she can find a forever home. The melody will be accompanied by a heart murmur that will not affect her longevity—she’s only 2 and has plenty more years of play left. And that heart of hers is filled with affection. Do you have a heart to match? Meet Aria at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A582092.


(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)


Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

DIY On-The-Go Dog Treat Container! Easy to make if you have a Chick-fil-A Soup Bowl!

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Looking for an easy way to take your pup some treats when you travel? Maybe you don’t want to take the whole box especially if you are only going to be away for the day!

Have you tried the delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup at Chick-fil-A?  It honestly is a favorite of mine! It’s the perfect on the go meal this Winter. And, the soup container is completely reusable! No need to throw them away when you can upcycle them instead! I simply ate the delicious soup and then washed the bowl and lid completely. Then I simply cut out some happy dog pictures out of a dog magazine and glued them on the container and the lid. Super easy to make! My pups favorite thing about it is that there are treats inside!

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So, what are you waiting for? Isn’t it time to go to Chick-fil-A for soup?




Self Disclosure: I participated in a DIY Up-cycling Challenge and am part of the Chick-fil-A Mom Panel.

Have Fun with Your Pup this Spring!


Dogs are meant to live big, joyous lives—full of little moments that count every single day. From chasing after birds around the backyard, to jumping on your lap when you come home from a long day at work, in a dog’s life, it’s the small moments that count.

Just as they bring happiness into our lives, we as dog parents should make it a priority to help our four-legged friends live big, vibrant lives—and I make daily choices to support that philosophy. That’s why I chose to try Nature’s Recipe, which is made from nature’s best ingredients, to help my dog live a natural, healthy life.

In addition to providing my dog with the best nutrition possible, I like to sprinkle special activities throughout the week to help him enjoy all the wonderful beauty that spring has to offer.
Here are a few activities you and your dog can do to make every moment count this spring:
The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the weather is gorgeous. Take advantage by taking your dog out on a stroll snapping a photo of him enjoying nature. We love to find new places to walk our pup! We love to take photos of him!
Now that the sun is out, my dog and I take a weekly trip to our local dog park. This gives my dog the opportunity to interact with his friends and make new ones. One particular activity we both enjoy playing is catch. We usually take an old tennis ball, but switching out an old favorite for a new toy is always a great way to treat your pup.
A quick weekend trip in the great outdoors truly makes my dog happy. It lets him visit a new place and explore the scents that fill the air during this time of year. It also lets me enjoy some time out of the house and admire all the beauty spring has to offer. Whether it’s a quick day trip, or a longer one that lasts several days, your dog will be thrilled to be outside exploring nature.
Since I decided to give Nature’s Recipe a try, it has become my dog’s favorite way of starting the day and refueling after an adventure. Nature’s Recipe is nutritious, affordable, and easy to find at Walmart, Kroger, and Meijer. Check out the website to see which of your local retailers carries Nature’s recipe [], and see how it helps you and your dog make every moment count.
I’d love to hear how you plan on taking full advantage of spring with your pup. Leave a comment below, or share a photo with me via Instagram (feel free to use the #naturesrecipe hashtag)!
Self Disclosure: No compensation was received. I teamed up with Nature’s Recipe to facilitate this post. I received Products to feature.


Murphy is Pet of the Week!


Goodness and Murphy will follow you all the days of your life if you take home this dear, lovable little senior. Murphy seems to be a pit bull/boxer mix, and he’s nothing but good. He gently takes treats from your hand and also loves to play. Murphy wants you to know that being 8 years old doesn’t mean he has to dump the frisky! Meet Murphy on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A568772.


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)


Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.