It’s That Time of Year Again, The Annual Orange County Pet Expo is Coming to Town April 27th-29th!

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America’s Family Pet Expo will be at the Orange County Fair Grounds April 27th-29th.  This annual event brings together adoption groups, pet products and services, and shows that will entertain the whole family.  Although you can’t bring your own pet with you, it’s a great place to go for the day to see the latest and greatest in the pet product industry(and to meet some great animals).  They have everything from dogs and cats, to reptiles, fish, and this year, even a new sea lion show. For more information on the shows and scheduled events, and to purchase ticket ahead of time(which I recommend doing to avoid the often long lines at the ticket counters), CLICK HERE.

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Newest OC Animal Shelter Opens this Saturday!

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The new 35 million dollar OC Animal Care shelter is is having it’s grand opening this Saturday March 24th and everyone is invited.  The event is from 11am-3pm, if you want to attend and tour the new facilities the address is 1630 Victory Road in Tustin.  Pet adoptions will begin this Sunday. For more info, check out the OC Register article by CLICKING HERE.

California will start banning the sale of puppy mill dogs, cats, and rabbits in all stores, enforcement begins in 2019

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A good step forward for the humane treatment of pets in California, a new law was just passed that will ban sales of puppy mill dogs, cats, and rabbits in California. Enforcement will begin January 1st, 2019.  The fine if caught is only $500, so the law isn’t as strong as it really needs to be but it is a good step in the right direction. For more info CLICK HERE.

 

Another way to memorialize your pet in Orange County

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I found this story in the OC Register, I’m wondering, is this something you would be interested in doing when you pet passes? CLICK HERE for the full article.  Or read below:

Posted on October 6th, 2017 in the OC Register:

When my pets pass on, going to the Rainbow Bridge where, the story goes, they feel no pain and are happy and healthy, whatever ills worried them on Earth gone. There they wait for their people to join them.

It’s a story many of us pet people cling to. I certainly do because, in the words of Will Rogers,  “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” (Although I have no doubt there are dogs in heaven. Because, by its very definition, heaven has to include my beloved dogs.)

Grieving for a pet can be just as emotionally tough as grieving for a person. Some people say it’s tougher. One reason it can be so difficult is that not everyone understands how much pets mean to us. Sometimes we look for any avenue that will offer solace. We talk to like-minded friends and family members (if we are lucky enough to have them), perhaps write about our pets or spend hours looking at photos and videos of them — anything to ease the pain.

The Register is offering another way for you to remember your pets. Starting Oct. 30, the Register will print pet obituaries online and in the newspaper’s Local section monthly. The obituaries will be part of pages devoted to animals in need of homes, advertisements featuring animal products and people who work with animals. Obituaries will also run on Nov. 27 and Dec. 18.

In addition to the print and online obituaries — including a photo of your pet — you will receive a plaque honoring your animal friend. Cost is $125. More information is available by calling 714-796-6723 or emailing mgarcia@scng.com. Or send a check, photo and your written obituary to The Orange County Register, attention: Mabel Garcia, 2190 S. Towne Centre Place, Anaheim, CA 92806.

It’s just another way to remember your beloved pet.

-Maryanne Dell

 

11th Annual Super Pet Adoption in Irvine Tomorrow – 6/4/17

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Are you looking to add a new furry member to your family? Check out the giant pet adoption fair tomorrow at the Irvine Animal Shelter. This is one of the biggest adoption events all year in Orange County. There will be 40 adoption organizations and over 600 pets that need homes.  All the cats and dogs are already fixed, and microchipped. The event goes from 10am-4pm. For all the details CLICK HERE.

Orange County’s Pet Expo is this Weekend at the OC Fairgrounds- April 28th-30th

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It’s that time of year again, Orange County’s largest Pet Expo is coming up this weekend, the OC fairgrounds will be full of pet demonstrations, pet vendors, adoption agencies, and a bunch of other things to see and do.  If you’re free this weekend, I recommend checking it out, I’ve gone a few years in a row now and it’s always interesting to see what new products are out there for our 4-legged friends.  General admission is $15, but remember, no pets are allowed so you’ll unfortunately have to leave the furry family members at home for this one.

For more info, and to buy tickets before going(which I recommend doing because the lines to purchase a ticket can be very long at the event), check out the events website below. Enjoy!

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Take a Trip to Carbon Canyon Park in Brea with Your Dog

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Carbon Canyon Park is located off of Carbon Canyon Rd right past Valencia Avenue in Brea.  Spanning 124-acres, the park is a good mix of recreation and wilderness.  The park has something for everyone, from Orange County’s only Redwood grove, to a 4-acre lake to go fishing, to tennis, baseball, and volleyball courts. A trip to Carbon Canyon Park is a great way to spend a day getting out into the sunshine with your 2 and 4-legged friends.

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