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SALUTING LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS:  DOG DAYS SEARCH & RESCUE, AND  PAW WORKS

This lifestyle issue focuses on two local non-profits who do great work here in Southern California.  Both were founded in 2014, yet they serve our communities (and the pets within them) in two diverse yet equally important ways.  We hope these stories and their noble work inspire you – as they do us – during this season of gratitude.  Happy Thanksgiving! [...] Read more »

PRUDENT PARTYING:  KEEPING YOUR PET’S SAFE THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON

As we enter into the full swing of the holiday season, our festivities will be a little different this year.  Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we are going to need to celebrate conscientiously.  This care should extend beyond our human companions to our pets. [...] Read more »

CANINE’S HELPING KIDS – AT SCHOOL AND BEYOND

For K-12 students, back-to-school means continuing their education as well as building social and behavioral skills through interaction with their peers and teachers.  Unfortunately, this school year in this midst of the COVID-19 pandemic looks very different this year.  Most students have to get used to the ‘new normal’ of virtual education, which poses challenges both socially and academically. [...] Read more »

NATIONAL DOG DAY – Let’s Get Out There and ‘Safely’ Celebrate!

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps your grand designs for a summer vacation were not realized. Well, we have an excellent idea for you, your neighbors, and friends to end this month with a happy and safe gathering. [...] Read more »

CELEBRATING HEROES – The Four-Legged Kind!

In these uncertain times, we all owe a debt of gratitude to our courageous first responders during this COVID-19 pandemic – each one of them is a hero.  This month we would like to salute the four-legged heroes who also work tirelessly to aid humanity worldwide. [...] Read more »

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

This weekend we happily celebrate both the first day of summer and a day to honor our fathers.  We hope you enjoy this tribute to all the ‘dog dad’s’ out there!  Happy Father’s Day! [...] Read more »

NATIONAL PET MONTH – D.O.G. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

It is our hope as we all enter the usually very merry month of May, it will prove to be a joyous one indeed. [...] Read more »

MAKE EM’ LAUGH…SEEKING COMEDY DURING COVID-19 CONFINEMENT

I don’t know about all of you, but the climate in my house is getting a little testy.  All this inseparability was, at first, enjoyable, but now we are all too quickly getting on each other’s nerves. What started as happy hearth and home, has turned into an episode of American Horror Story. [...] Read more »

COVID-19: HOW IT AFFECTS THE EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF OUR FOUR-LEGGED FAMILY MEMBERS

There has been a lot of talk about how we humans are feeling (coping) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there has been little discussion about how our emotions could, in turn, be disconcerting to our pets.  To ponder this further, D.O.G. Certified spoke with Dr. Deena Case-Pall, a consulting psychologist who works with pet owners, veterinarians, pet rescues, and animal control organizations to help we humans better understand our companion animals. [...] Read more »

FUN FESTIVITIES WITH FURRY FRIENDS (EVEN IN FRIGID FEBRUARY!)

It would be hard to argue that by the time February rolls around, we are all ready for a little more sunshine and a little less of old-man-winter.  [...] Read more »

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