Sydney is Pet of the Week!

Sydney, 3 years old, may be so named because she’s about the size of Australia. This affectionate big girl is a beautiful calico female who was surrendered to the shelter with her sister. He sis was pulled by spcaLA next door, so she’s left alone wondering whether she’ll ever get a home. She may possibly be good in a home with another cat, but her new humans must be strict about her diet! Meet Sydney at the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A602173.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

Droopy is Pet of the Week!

Droopy doesn’t just look like a marshmallow—he is a marshmallow! And at around 120 pounds, he’s easily the biggest marshmallow in the bag. Droopy is a 5-year-old pittie who’s a shelter volunteer favorite. He’s well trained, takes treats gently, and loves walks—and he’s so goofy! He’s an owner surrender and lived with young kids in the previous household, so he’s used to a lot of love and so deserves it. Give Marshmallow his just desserts—meet him on of the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A504961.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)


Credit: Courtesy of our friends at the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village.

Have a dog who is picky about their food? They may love Picky No More Dog Food by Bil-Jac!

Do you have a dog who is a picky eater? Maybe it’s time to try Picky No More Dog Food by Bil-Jac! My dog loves to eat so he actually isn’t picky but he loved this food and can’t wait to eat it! We also tried it out with a friend’s dog (who is very picky and it was a hit!) This food gives dogs the Chicken Liver they love in a high-quality dog food. It’s available for both Small breeds and Large breeds. I like that it is made by a high-quality brand and my dog loves the taste!

Bink even had some for his birthday!

It can be found at many PetSmart locations! You can check out the store locator here!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this Pet Corner Post. Any opinions expressed are my own. IMages were provided except for the photo of Bink. 

Dogs Parents Everywhere — Participate In Casting Call To Have Your Pet Be A Social Media Star New Year’s Pet Photo Contest: Drink Some Champagne, Throw Some Confetti & Show Off Your Pet!

In honor of the New Year dog lovers across the United States, best-selling author Jeff Lazarus of Dogtology is hosting a casting call for all dog and cat lovers to have a chance for their furry friend to be featured on nationally syndicated TV, Pet Pals TV, which can be seen in more than 6 million homes in the U.S.

Three pet parents will get to have their furry friend featured on an episode of Pet Pals TV, a nationally-syndicated television program to highlight how our furry friends make our lives a little extra special. All submissions will be shared on the Social Media Pages of Pet Pals TV and  Dogtology and must be photos of the pets only.

To enter please submit a photo and/or video and tell us why your dog  is the head of the household by visiting the website:

Please note that the more outlandish and quirky the better!) Your pet could have the chance to be make a TV appearance and featured on Pet Pals TV and/or a Social Media Star having their photo shared on the following social media pages: and

Chew on this. As humans, we have a deep need to believe . . . a need to relate to something greater and more ideal than ourselves. Perhaps that’s why so many millions believe in Dog. Man’s devotion to Dog has come to rival the great -isms and -ologies of the world. This thing has gone way beyond a hobby. We may not literally worship dogs, but we come pawfully
close. This rabid reverence for Rover has a name: Dogtology.

Dogtology is for the dog lover who has bailed on a date because they didn’t want Twinkles to be left home alone. It is for the human whose dog owns a more festive holiday wardrobe than they do, whose pups dine on free-range bison burgers while they live off ramen, or whose smartphones have more photos of their dog than of the humans in their family. In this sacred dogtrine, the case is made that Dogtology has become a bone-a-fide belief system on par with the world’s great philosophies and religions.


Photos are due by January 3, 2018 by visiting

The stations on which Pet Pals airs is as follows:

Los Angeles, CA

Indianapolis, IN

Austin, TX

Grand Rapid, MI

Salt Lake City, UT

Washington DC

Lake Tahoe, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Dothan, AL

Dayton, OH

Fort Wayne, IN

Terra Haute, IN

Louisville, KU

Credit: Jeff Lazarus.

About the Author:
Jeff Lazarus is a leadership coach, speaker, trainer, adjunct professor, and creative who innovates
and builds roads not yet traveled. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA in
interpersonal and organizational communication from California State University, Long Beach. He
combined his passion for animals with his teachings on communication and released Listen Like a
Dog in 2016. Lazarus is a serious dog lover and advocate. After finally having his Cat Mitzvah, way
past age thirteen, he wrote the whimsical book Catakism.

Chip is Pet of the Week!

Five days before Christmas, this little guy was brought in to our shelter after being struck by a car in front of the Long Beach Fire Department. Leave it to our firefighters to make sure he got safely to Animal Care Services, where he got all the medical attention he needed for 100 percent recovery! The shelter staff named him Chip; he’s neutered, friendly and great with other dogs! Meet Chip at the shelter side of the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A601237.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Com[anion Animal Village (the shelter side).

Nikee is Pet of the Week!

Nikee (ID#A598433)—yes, with two e’s!—is an awesome 7-year-old whose owner surrendered him. He had a buddy who was also a large-breed dog, so he’d be great in a home with another big doggie. However, we think he’d be deliriously happy with just people as well! He’s lots of fun and has a ton of energy. He’d make a great family pet—after running and playing with his toys, he loves to sit down with a treat and a cuddle with his peeps at the shelter. Meet Nikee 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#A600878.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the Long Beach Animal Care Services. 

Obie is Pet of the Week!

Three-year-old Obie will be the unique party guest on New Year’s Eve. Instead of a black tuxedo and white shirt and hankie, he’s opted for a fashionable gray-and-white tux with black tails, and black details on his cute little ears! He came in to the shelter as a stray, but he’s friendly, gentle, relaxed—and curious! He’s neutered as well. He’ll be great to chill with after the celebration—you know what they say about a little hair of the dog being good for you! Meet Obie 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#A600878.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the Long Beach Animal Care Sevices. 

Gifts for Pets and Pet Lovers

Don’t give your dog just any old bone this holiday season! Wellness® Natural Pet Food and Old Mother Hubbard® Baking Co. have festive, delicious holiday treats to help you celebrate the season with your favorite furry friends.

Our pets had the opportunity to try the ones below and give them all a paws up rating (same as a thumbs up! 😉 )

Wellness® Soft WellBites

NEW Grain-Free Formulas for Dogs: WellBites are free of corn, soy and artificial color and flavor, and they are sold in re-sealable packages for easy storage and transportation.

  • Flavors Include:
    • Gingerbread
    • Turkey & Duck
    • Lamb & Salmon
    • Chicken & Venison
    • Beef & Turkey
    • Chicken & Lamb
  • Rich in Omega fatty acids

$8.99 for 6 Oz. bag.

Wellness® Crunchy WellBars®

NEW Grain-Free Formula of Oven-Baked Dog Treats: WellBars are crunchy dog treats made with only natural ingredients. The bite-sized pieces for dogs are free of corn, soy, artificial colors and flavor. Our pups loved the Gingerbread flavored ones!

  • Flavors Include:
    • Gingerbread
    • Yogurt, Apples & Bananas
    • Crunchy Peanuts & Honey
    • Lamb & Apples
    • Whitefish & Sweet Potato
    • Chicken & Cheddar Cheese

$4.99 for 8 Oz. bag; $9.99 for 20 oz.; $18.99 for 45 oz.

Old Mother Hubbard® Jingle Jangle P-Nuttier Dog Snacks:

  • Jingle Jangle P-Nuttier are snowflake shaped biscuits, made with peanut butter and molasses flavors for a healthy, irresistible holiday treat!

$3.39 for 6 Oz bag.

….and something for the special Cats too!

Wellness® Holiday Kittles:

Wellness® Holiday Kittles are tasty crunchy cat treats, with under two calories per treat. The #1 ingredient is real turkey.

  • Flavors Include:
    • Turkey & Cranberry

$2.79 for a 2-Oz bag.

Looking for a new Pet Bed? Brentwood Home is the place to look! The Runyon Pet bed is so modern and a comfy place for your pet to sleep! It is made with high-quality materials and it looks so stylish in your home! Check out all their great products at

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this holiday post. Some images were provided. Bottom photo: Bink my dog.