Archives for November 23, 2015

Julian, Thanksgiving Pet of the Week

Julian, Nov. 26 Pet of the Week

You think that this is a smile! Wait until goofy, playful Julian gets his forever home! He’s 2 years old, loves a good scratch, and enjoys walking and hiking. He needs a little training, but he’s basically a very good dog. And during this season of gratitude, how great if he could be home for Thanksgiving! Meet Julian at 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#A558223.


(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)


Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Animal Village.

#TfalGivesThanks Photo Contest: Prize Package Valued Over $1K & Donation to Local Charity

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Celebrate the true spirit of Thanksgiving by sharing what you are most thankful for this season with T-fal’s 12 Days of Thanks Photo Content!

T-fal’s 12 Days of Thanks Photo Contest encourages individuals to share, via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, photos of what they are most thankful for, using the hashtag #TfalGivesThanks. Participants are encouraged to upload images of their family’s holiday traditions and use the caption to explain what they are most thankful for this year.

Running from November 16th to November 27th, the winner with the most meaningful caption will receive a Grand Prize of T-fal Prize Package valued at $1K (including: a $500 Visa gift card, ActiBread, OptiGrill Plus,10-In-1 Rice & Multi-Cooker, Clipso and OptiCook Cookware Set.) In the true spirit of the holiday, T-fal will also make an in-kind donation to a local charity/food bank/shelter in the winner’s name. Along with the grand prize winner, there will be daily product giveaways on the T-fal Facebook page!

Enter here:

Credit: T-fal. No compensation was received to post.


Even The Aquarium Of The Pacific’s Animals Celebrate The Jolly Holidays By Receiving Holiday Treats December 5 – 6 Holiday Giveaway Opportunity!

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Get into the holiday spirit early, and share the fun as the Aquarium’s animals receive their gifts from Santa Diver. In celebration of the holiday season, Santa Diver will be delivering treats to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s penguins, sea otters, seals, sea lions, birds, fish, and other animals during Holiday Treats for the Animals weekend on Saturday and Sunday, December 5-6, 2015.

The animals are not the only ones celebrating; families can meet and greet penguins up close. Guests can see Santa Diver in action, and take photos with Santa in his traditional attire and holiday costumed characters. The festival will feature Hanukkah storytelling and dreidel activities. Holiday music, crafts, shopping, gingerbread house displays and more will be included in the festivities. To top it all off, snow will fall in the Aquarium’s Great Hall and guests can enjoy a snow play area on the front lawn (weather dependent). The Aquarium Holidays celebration will continue through December 24 with snow falls in the Great Hall, Santa Diver, and

character appearances daily and music, penguin walks, visits from Santa, and the snow play area on weekends.


           Saturday & Sunday, December 5-6, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA  90802

INFO:              (562) 590-3100 or


COST:            Holiday Treats is included with general admission—$28.95 adult (12+), $25.95 senior (62+), $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age three and Aquarium members.

With Flyer Coupon Receive FREE Child Admission with Paid Adult Admission. Regular Child admission is $14.95.

Holiday Treats Flyer 2015

We have teamed up for a Holiday Giveaway! One winner will win a Family 4 Pack to attend the event (Saturday Or Sunday)! To enter leave a comment below telling us your favorite Sea Creature! Deadline to enter is December 1st, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via 


AQUARIUM:  The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, the interactive Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest exhibits, and the new Jellies exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. For more information, visit or call 562-590-3100.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Photo Credit: Otter & Snowman: Hugh Ryono. Sea Lion With Treat: Robin Riggs. Other credit: Courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific.