Avoid Hot Dogs This Summer

Avoid Hot Dogs This Summer When was the last time you walked on a sidewalk or asphalt road in the middle of a hot summer's day...in bare feet?  Wouldn't think of venturing out without your sandals!   Now think of your dog as he walks beside you across a searing hot parking lot or…

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Why Your Dog Doesn't Listen To You

Why Your Dog Doesn't Listen To You Dog problems are almost always the result of a lack of proper communication between the dog and the Pet Parent.   When Pet Parents come to me for training, I’ll watch the way they relate to their dog while they talk about their concerns.  I hear... “Foxie!  How many times…

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Poisoning Rats Means Poisoning Cats

Poisoning Rats Means Poisoning Cats Let's say you’ve discovered some mouse droppings, maybe even seen a mouse or rat scurrying by one night.  So you decide to get some rat poison and put it out confident the problem has been solved. The rat eats the poison and makes its way across the yard where…

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Keeping Outdoor Dogs Warm This Winter

Keeping Outdoor Dogs Warm This WinterGive a dog a choice between a soft pillow and cosy fire...or the cold ground outside, what do you think she will choose? People who have outdoor dogs often mistake a dogs silence as an indication there is no problem but dogs can endure enormous pain and suffering before…

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4th of July Warning! Keep Your Dogs SAFE.

4th of July Warning! Keep Your Dogs SAFE.Recently Los Angeles experienced an exciting thunder and lightning storm.  When I went to my front window to enjoy the light show, I saw a dog, soaking wet, running down the street in an utter panic. Over the next few days, neighborhood websites lit up with “Found Dog” and “Do…

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Outdoor Dogs Get Cold!

Outdoor Dogs Get Cold! Give a dog a choice between a soft pillow and cosy fire...or a cold ground outside, what do you think she will choose?  People who have outdoor dogs often mistake a dogs silence as an indication there is no problem but dogs can endure enormous pain and suffering…

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Reward for Reporting Dog Fighting

Reward for Reporting Dog FightingThe vicious blood “sport” of   dogfighting is still thriving underground, despite the public outrage that followed the  Michael Vick case. The HSUS estimates more than 40,000 people participate in organized dogfighting in the U.S., and hundreds of thousands more take part in impromptu street dogfighting. Blood thirsty Hip hop…

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Dogs With Tags and Chips Come Home

Dogs With Tags and Chips Come Home"My dog never gets out." Famous last words. Recently Los Angeles experienced an exciting thunder and lightning storm.  When I went to my front window to enjoy the light show, I saw a dog, soaking wet, running down the street in an utter panic. Over the next few…

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Why We Grieve Our Departed Pets

Why We Grieve Our Departed PetsIn Memory of Ginger, Girlfriend & Turbo. Neighborhood Friends"A dog is just a dog until you are facing him. Then he is Mr. Dog.'- Haitian saying.One winter, as my studio in L.A. was being earthquake-proofed, my two dogs Peggy and Crystal and I were invited to live in…

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DOG POOP! A HEALTH HAZARD

78.2 million dogs deposit 30,000 tons of waste every day, 10,000,000 tons of waste a year. That’s 267,000 tractor trailers fully loaded with doggie doo, lined bumper to bumper that would stretch from Seattle to Boston.According to the EPA, dog waste is considered non-point source pollution along with…

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Established in August of 2008 by writerartist Dianne V. Lawrence, The Neighborhood News covers the events, people, history, politics and historic architecture of communities throughout the Mid-City and West Adams area in Los Angeles Council District 10.

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