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On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the California Senate passed Assembly Bill 485. This statewide pet sale ban is expected to pass the Assembly this week for the second time, and go to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown for veto or signature.

The consequences of the first statewide ban on the sales of non-rescue, non-shelter cats, dogs and rabbits at pet stores are clear. Under AB 485, the only breeders who will be able to sell these pets to Californians will be hobby breeders.

- from the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Committee - read more here: http://www.petproductnews.com/Blog/PIJAC-Urges-Industry-to-Act-After-California-Moves-Forward-with-Statewide-Pet-Sales-Ban/

Fido Friendly magazine's team is on it's 9th annual 2017 life-saving adoption tour from Los Angeles to Merriam, Kansas stopping at 15 Petco adoption events or adoption days at animal shelters along the way. They take along their big Spinning Wheel where event attendees can win prizes donated by their sponsors - and hopefully pick out a pet to adopt! Here's a picture of Greg & Susan Sims, from Fido Friendly magazine on the Hallmark Channel's Home & Family show yesterday!

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With all the weather emergencies going on this month, and resulting lost pets or rescued pets, it's good to think about what to do if an emergency results in your pet running (or swimming?!) away. We are impressed with the consideration that first responders and advance planners have made for "family" shelters where we can bring our pets with us when we evacuate. It's good to know the general public really does consider their pet part of the family and won't go without them. However, pets do get scared and run away in emergency situations when we can hardly get ourselves together to evacuate.

Here's a clever tip that I read about from the Florida Veterinarians. Take a selfie of yourself with your pet, or your family with your pet. Yes, y...

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In Australia there’s a company called Choosi that gathers information to give people tips on how to purchase insurance. The company did extensive consumer research on pet owners to learn the biggest influences on their buying behaviors. Here’s a link to their report presented as an Infographic. (We love infographics. They’re so much quicker than reading a report – BUT they are difficult to share because they don’t fit on a standard screen or paper if you want to print one.) https://www.choosi.com.au/blog/pets/choosi-pet-report-2017 Below are some of the fun facts in the report:

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The flood waters of Hurricane Harvey are making life miserable for everyone in Houston and surrounding areas, including the pets. This morning CBS featured the human shelters that are allowing families to bring pets with them to wait out the storm. The American Red Cross was providing food, blankets and even some toys for those pets.

Hundreds of rescuers in boats are saving people & pets out in the floodwaters. Wire crates are badly needed for the saved pets that have been separated from their families or couldn't be transported with their families.

Below are websites and Facebook pages you can check if you want to donate to help the animals. There are dozens more rescues and shelters that are working with them to save animals. Check thei...

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Hope you all had a Happy 4th of July Celebration – and your pets all survived without over stressing or running away! More pets are turned into shelters this week than any other, because they bolted when the fireworks started. Many shelters are offering what they call “AMNESTY” this week – meaning if your dog was turned in last night or this week, they waive any charges for reclaiming your dog. Be sure to have pictures, vaccination proof or some way to prove it’s your dog.If Your Pet IS Lost:• Search your neighborhood today and alert everyone you lost a dog. Leave a flyer if they aren't home.• Call your local Vet to see if anyone took it there rather than a shelter.• Put up signs (in legal spo...

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Don't forget today is So Cal Corgi Dog's Day at the Beach! Head on down to Long Beach, CA to cool off and have fun with hundreds of the cutest little Corgi's you can imagine! 10 am to 3pm TODAY, July 1st at Rosie's dog beach - all the way to Alimitos Beach. Parking at 700 E. Shoreline Drive.