Inside The Dog’s Mind: How Do They Know What We’re Feeling?

Working with dogs every day has led me to become increasingly curious about them. They seem to always know when we’re about to leave, when someone will be arriving, or even when we’re fearful of something. Have you ever been in an uneasy situation where your pup has protected you? Perhaps whatever was threatening to…

September Pet of the Month: Oberon!!!

Hi der peeps! The name’s Oberon and I’m the bravest Rhodesian Ridgeback in the world! [Pause] Okay fiinnee… the name’s Obie and I am full of love and worries! I’m pretty complicated but that’s why I like me – I can even keep myself on my toes! Some friends can think of me as Eeyore…

The Flea that Won’t Flee: How to Become a Flea Fighter

So you’ve seen your cat scratching and rubbing himself to relieve a pesky itch.  In a short time, you catch your dog doing the same thing. Allergies? Dry skin? Then you find it; the tiny black speck that jumps from your wall to the kitchen counter. Oh no. FLEAS. These annoying critters are good at…

August Pet of the Month: FELIX!!

What’s up fans? You came just in time to see me in my model pose! I’m quite excited to introduce myself, cause let’s face it… I’m known as the “goodest boy” around here! My name’s Felix and I’ve been the luckiest cat in the world since December 2014 when my mom took me in! My…

Shakes and Quakes: How to Prepare Your Pets for Their Next Earthquake

If you live in California, chances are you’ve recently experienced the bellowing rumbles of the ground shaking and your dining room chandelier swaying from side to side. If you have, then you’d also know that when you feel the earth shake, it seems to last a lifetime. Perhaps this is what our pets feel as…

July Pet of the Month: Feivel!!

OH MY RUFF!! Is it finally time for my interview?! Thank Dog! I’ve been waiting for this moment. Now, take a seat right here so I can tell you all about me! I arrived at my furrever home on July 4, 2017. It was the best day of my life and the end of my…

Am I Saving an Animal if I Buy From a Pet Store?

We’ve all heard the saying, “adopt don’t shop” but what does it really mean? For some of us, we understand that rescuing a pet from a shelter is a definite way to save a life. However, some argue that by buying a companion animal from a crowded and cramped cell of a pet store is…

June Pet of the Month: Dozer!!

Herrow! The name is Dozer; aka “Dozer Dog”, “Bull Dozer”, and “Shhh” (we’ll get to my nicknames later). I was told that I am CCLA’s official Pet of the Month so I am quite pleased with myself right now. I’ve always wanted my very own blog and now I can finally tell the world all…

When Tabby Met Sally: How to Properly Introduce Your New Feline

Did you know that June is “Adopt a Cat Month”? According to American Humane Society, June is also a time where you may be seeing more stray kittens out and about and ending up in shelters. Have you been thinking about adopting a sweet kitty to make your household complete? Do you have another cat…

May Pet of the Month: RubyJ!!!

Herrow everyone! My name is RubyJ and I am CCLA’s Pet of the Month! I think I’m something special because my mom and dad PAWlways tell me I am! I was rescued a wittle over 2 years ago and haven’t had it very easy. In fact, my rescue journey began when I was taken to…