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!

2017 ORANGE COUNTY PET EXPO

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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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4 the Fallen Golf Tournament Feb 27th

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If you love to golf, and want to help veterans get service dogs to help with PTSD, check out this 1st annual 4 the Fallen Golf Tournament in Rancho Santa Margarita.  (If you don’t golf you can still help the cause by participating in the helicopter ball drop) Here’s the information from their website:

Join us for our 1st Annual (Orange County) 4 the Fallen Golf Tournament on February 24th, 2017 at Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

4 the Fallen is a grass-roots, direct impact organization managed entirely by volunteers and founded by Armed Forces veterans Jaime Fregozo (US Army SFC) and Gregorio Zayas (US Army Major). Our goal is to partner with corporations, foundations, advocacy groups, government officials and others to create funds necessary to manage critical programs and services such as Service Dog Initiatives, Family Support Services, Advanced Prosthetics, Adaptive Sports Programs and Flag Ceremonies.

Program Goal: The goal of our Service Dog Program is to empower veteran service members suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to return to an independent and high quality lifestyle.

Program Vision: 4 The Fallen is dedicated to providing rescued/adopted then service trained canines to service members suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL WEBSITE

 

Unofficial Newport Dog Beach to Remain Open

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A Win for the Dogs of Orange County!

A public hearing on the subject of wether or not the unofficial dog beach located where the Santa Ana river meets the ocean should remain an off-leash area for dogs to play took place on Tuesday night. The Parks, Beach, and Recreation Commission rejected the proposal to enforce the leash laws and have allowed that area of the beach to remain an off-leash dog playground for our furry friends! To read the full story, click on the link below:

Panel wants Newport to pass up patrolling ‘doggy Disneyland’ beach next to Huntington

Freshly Groomed Dogs and Reduced Adoption Fees Tomorrow in Orange

Hollywood Rescue Grooming Foundation will be sponsoring an adoption event tomorrow from 11am-3pm at the OC Animal Care Center in Orange.  If you have been looking to add a new member to the family, and want to have them arrive home clean and ready for some love, go check it out! For more details see below:

WHAT: HOLLYWOOD RESCUE GROOMING FOUNDATION “Shelter Animal Makeover Day” at OC ANIMAL CARE

Fun activities include:

  • Hollywood Rescue Grooming Foundation will be giving makeovers to dogs up for adoption
  • Dog treats for all adopted dogs
  • Discounted adoption fees
  • Information on Pet Licensing

WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2016

11:00am- 3:00pm

WHERE: OC Animal Care

561 The City Drive South

Orange, CA  92868

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Regal Pet Services Celebrates Professional Pet Sitters Week™ 2016

Looking for a good reason to try out a pet sitting service soon? Professional Pet Sitters Week starts on March 6th.  Lori from Regal Pet Services in Orange County is offering to donate 10% of all sales toward local rescue organizations during that week.  Lori is a super compassionate pet sitter who is extremely dedicated to all of her client, check out the press release below for more info!

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Regal Pet Services Celebrates Professional Pet Sitters Week™ 2016

Local pet-sitting business joins professional pet sitters in 22nd annual worldwide celebration, March 6-12, 2016.


Regal Pet Services encourages pet owners and pet lovers alike to celebrate the 22nd annual Professional Pet Sitters Week, March 6-12, 2016. Professional Pet Sitters Week™ (PPSW™) was introduced by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1995.

This international week of recognition seeks to educate pet owners about the advantages of using professional pet sitters, as well as to encourage the public to explore professional pet sitting as a viable and rewarding career opportunity.

This year, PSI member business, Regal Pet Services, is commemorating Professional Pet Sitters Week by donating 10% of its sales between March 6 – 12 to a rescue organization.

Regal Pet Services is committed to providing the best quality service to our pet-owning clients and is excited to celebrate this week that recognizes the pet-sitting industry on a global scale,” says Lori Cox, Owner of Regal Pet Services. “We want local pet owners to understand the importance of selecting professional pet sitters for their pet-care needs.”

With pet ownership at a record high, the need for pet-care services is greater than ever before.

“The pet-sitting industry has grown significantly over the past few decades. With the growth of the industry, it’s important for pet owners to seek out the services of professional pet sitters,” said Patti Moran, president of PSI.  “Professional pet sitters maintain insurance and bonding, provide proof of a clear criminal history and take advantage of continuing education to ensure they can offer the best possible care to clients’ pets.

“These professional businesses owners and their staff sitters truly deserve recognition for the optimal pet care and tireless efforts they provide year-round,” added Moran.

PSI is the world’s largest educational association for professional pet sitters. Since 1994 PSI’s membership has grown to nearly 7,000 independent professional pet-sitting businesses that service more than 740,000 pet-owning households each year.

Regal Pet Services has been a member of PSI since January 2015 and offers services to pet owners in Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, North Irvine and South Huntington Beach.

For pet owners, at-home pet sitting provides a unique alternative to boarding facilities or having to rely on family and neighbors to care for their pets. Pet sitting goes beyond simply feeding and checking on pets. Professional pet-sitting services often include dog walking, care of special needs pets, pet transportation services and pooper-scooper services, in addition to basic pet care.

 Lori Cox invites anyone interested in learning more about the advantages of hiring a professional pet sitter to visit the Regal Pet Services website at http://www.regalpetservices.com.  To learn more about PPSW and how you can participate, visit the PSI website, www.petsit.com.

Moving into a New Home with Your Pet – Part I

 

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PART I. Preparing for the Move

Update your pet’s tag with your new address.
Make sure your pet’s collar is sturdy and correctly sized. The tag should also include your mobile number and e-mail address if possible so you can be reached during the move.

Request veterinary records.
Make sure you take the time to research, contact, and even set up a meet and greet appointment with the new vet you will be going to before you make the move. Ask your current vet to send your pet’s medical history directly to the new vet. Also, ask the vet to e-mail or fax your pet’s records to you as well. It’s always a good idea to have a set of back up records just in case the new vet doesn’t get them and you have an emergency soon after you arrive. Make sure you program the new vet’s contact information into your phone, and if they’re not a 24 hour vet, ask them who they would recommend as an emergency vet in case your pet gets into trouble outside of normal business hours. Program this contact information into your phone as well.

Keep a week’s worth of food and medication with you.
If your pet is currently taking prescribed medications, you may want to ask for an extra prescription refill before you move. Take the same precaution with special therapeutic foods.

Prepare a pet first aid kit.
Include your vet’s phone number, gauze to wrap wounds or to muzzle your pet, adhesive tape for use on bandages, nonstick bandages, towels, cotton swabs, antibiotic ointment (without pain relief medication), and 3% hydrogen peroxide.

Play it safe in the car.
Use a crate or carrier in the car, securing it with a seat belt. Never leave your pet in the bed of a truck, the storage area of a moving van, or alone in a parked vehicle. If you’re staying overnight, find pet-friendly lodging beforehand and have kitty litter or plastic bags on hand.

Get ready for takeoff.
When traveling by air, check with the airline about pet requirements or restrictions and whether you must purchase a special airline crate that fits under the seat in front of you. Every airline is different and regulations can change, so even if you’ve flown with your pet before, always look into the specific pet travel requirements for each airline you’re using before you book your ticket.

Prep your new home.
Make sure you pack a box with the essentials to set up one room with everything your pet will need: food, water, medications, bed, litter box, scratch post, and toys. Clearly label this box, and make sure it’s packed someplace easy to find when you get to your new place. If your old home is nearby, give the new home owners or neighbors your phone number and a photo of your pet, in case your pet tries to return.

Learn about local health concerns and laws in your new area.
If you’re moving to a new country, contact the Agriculture Department or embassy of the country to obtain specific information on special documents, quarantine, or costs related to bringing your pet into the country.

UP NEXT: Part II. Moving Day! – Coming Soon