Dogs

Kelly's Dog Blog — Dogs of Homeless People

While out walking my dog Griffin earlier this week I saw a homeless guy with a loaded-down shopping cart and a large Pitbull-Mastiff-looking dog in tow. Having five dogs that live in the lap of luxury most days, it is hard for me to fathom what the life of a dog of a homeless person must be like...
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Kelly's Dog Blog — Dogs and Chocolate

People are always warning us about how chocolate can be fatal to dogs. If that was the case, dog fatalities would be off the charts. Around Christmas time 1993, a bowl of Hershey’s Kisses disappeared off our coffee table at our home in Orange County. We knew it was an inside job, as we hadn’t had...
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What a fun bunch-and Amelia too!

Jackie Blue's Rescue Angels 4th Annual Carnival 4 Canines was a fun event hosted by our Entercom stations this past weekend. Thanks for all of your help in helping find homes for shelter and unwanted animals. Pictured here, Dave Mason (with son Jon's dog Amelia), Kimo Jensen, Kelly Danek and Tammy...
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Kelly's Dog Blog — Adopting Dogs, Part 2

Once Elmo and Kermit became mine, and before even pulling out of the PetSmart parking lot, I immediately changed their names to Homer and Curly, named after two orphans in one of my favorite movies, The Cider House Rules . (they would from that moment one be referred to as We refer to them as The...
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Kelly's Dog Blog - Adopting Dogs - Part 1

Not a fan of crowds, there are some things I will make an exception for. The Howl-O-Wine event at Witch Creek Winery in Carlsbad put on by SPOT is a prime example. SPOT — Saving Pets One at a Time — holds a special place in my heart, as it was through them that I obtained my latest two rescue dogs...
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Kelly Danek's Dog Blog: It's Never Easy

“We’ve got to get her a puppy,” I kept telling my husband Chuck back in the spring of 2005. At the time, we had a 3-year-old 40-pound rambunctious Boston Terrier named Trudy, who was making life a bit hellacious for our two older dogs, Schnauzers Winnie, 14, and Clive, 12. All the older dogs wanted...
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Why Are We Shedding a Tear Over This Dog Rescue?

An abandoned dog anxiously paces across a porch surrounded by Florence's floodwaters, when someone finally arrives to rescue him. His reaction is all heart. It's difficult to watch this without getting a lump in your throat. Aw heck, we shed some tears. by .
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Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon 2018

Sunny's Dave Mason will be Surf Dog Announcer with Doug Hokstad - Surf Dog Expert - -- author of the book "Dozer Surfs....A True Dog's Tale" This Sunday, September 9th https://my.animalcenter.org/event/surf-dog-surf-a-thon-2018/e191321
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Watch This Helpful Dog Step in to Assist Firefighters

When a tree was ready to fall, a group of firefighters needed to give it a little help and bring it down safely. They tied a rope to the tree and begin to pull. A passing woman who was walking her dog stopped just long enough for her pup to see the rope and, well...he knew just want to do. Step in...
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Pet News: National Check the Chip Day

The Paws Spot, Traci Wilkerson Steckel, Traci’s Paws. Guess what today is? It’s Check the Chip Day! And not Fritos, Cheetos or Pringles either, we’re talking microchips for your pets and this is serious business. According to the ASPCA, approximately 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal...
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