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lthough Coastal Canine considers every year to be the year of the dog, 2018 ushers in the official Chinese zodiac’s "Year of the Dog,” and to us it is just one more reason to celebrate, protect, and cherish our beloved four-legged companions.

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In this issue, we celebrate Penni, a very special Pit Bull, whose start in life was horrific, but who is a docile, mild-mannered ambassador for her breed. One just needs to look through vintage dog photos to see how much Pit Bull-type dogs were adored as family members in years gone by. Unfortunately, they have been irresponsibly bred, abused, and victimized over the decades. Sadly, there have been a number of reports of small dogs being injured by larger dogs in our local news the last several months. Some of these incidents involved Pit Bull-type dogs. We believe it is each dog guardian’s responsibility to train, socialize, and manage your own dog to keep other dogs safe. An attack on a smaller dog, even if they yapped first, can be deadly. In order to keep everyone safe, please seek professional help if you have a strong-breed dog who is reactive or aggressive to other dogs. World-renowned photographer Celeste Giuliani photographs Pit Bulls and Pit Bull-type dogs in a retro style that brings them back to their former glory as military, family, and service dogs. Have a look at her beautiful photography and learn more about her and the nonprofit Pinups for Pitbulls in this issue. Wishing you and your furry family members a wagging 2018.

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Rescue Me: A New Life for Penni After an abusive start in life, Pit Bull ambassador, Penni, now enjoys a loving home and endless outdoor adventures.


20 Dog of the Day: Odin’s Miracle

Braving the devastating Napa fire, Odin’s dedication and heroics save his goat herd and himself against all odds.

24 Owen and Haatchi, Kindred Spirits

Forming a bond like no other, Owen aka little b and his rescued dog, Haatchi, are truly kindred spirits.


28 Dogs on Wheels

Dina Eastwood writes about dogs whose lives are improved with the help of wheels.

32 The Retro-Active Art Photography of Celeste Giuliano World famous pinup photographer, Celeste Giuliano, teams up with the nonprofit, Pinups for Pitbulls, to create beautiful retro styled images with a message.


44 Arbor’s Strokes of Compassion

Rescue dog, Arbor, uses his painting skills to help shelter dogs and to call attention to improving laws and conditions that effect them.

50 Territorio de Zaguates

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On the Cover: Cover photo by Celeste Giuliano Photography. The photo titled “Datenight” is from the 2013 "Pinups for Pitbulls" calendar featuring model, Brook Bolen, with Emma. Learn more about Celeste and her beautiful retro-inspired images in this issue.

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Penni’s background was horrific. She spent the first year of her life locked in the basement of a drug house enduring daily abuse. Her fate began to take a turn for the better when she was taken into custody by a New Jersey police officer and taken to an animal shelter. She almost didn’t make it out of the shelter alive. She was in bad physical condition, she was traumatized and completely shut down emotionally. When the shelter staff performed her behavior evaluation, Penni spent the whole time with her head down and tail tucked, shaking uncontrollably. She was terrified of everything. The shelter was not going to put Penni up for adoption. She was placed on the euthanasia list. But once again, her fate took a turn. A volunteer from Fur Friends in Need spotted Penni and her heart went out to her. The mission of Fur Friends is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals who are ailing, abused, and abandoned. Penni was exactly the type of dog they wanted to help. 14 | | Winter 2018

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Penni’s Instagram feed now has over 31,000 followers and her story was picked up by the popular site, Blaine’s photos of the three of them hiking through slot canyons, rappelling, and sometimes him carrying Penni on his back have gone viral. that his purpose is to make the world a better place. Blaine’s girlfriend at the time was a veterinarian, and she happened to be the vet who treated Penni after she was rescued by Fur Friends. She knew Blaine was looking for a dog, and that he was thinking it would be nice to rescue a Pit Bull who could be an ambassador for the breed. She called Blaine and said, “Come meet your dog.” When Blaine first met Penni, she was still very shy and shut down. The adoption counselor told him that she

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would be a project. He sat down next to her, and she immediately moved over to him and sat in his lap. She was terrified, but she trusted him right away. She was not exactly the dog he’d been looking for—a dog to take everywhere and do volunteer work with—but he knew she was the dog for him. The first six months were a strong exercise in patience. She was afraid of people and inanimate objects. Certain sounds would send her running for cover. She wouldn’t walk on some surfaces, and absolutely would not go in the basement of Blaine’s house. When people came to the door, she would jump in the bathtub to hide. She would have anxiety attacks, shaking uncontrollably when out on walks. Blaine began to pick up on the patterns of what terrified her and what she could tolerate. She did best on quiet streets with few distractions. He started taking her out early in the morning or late at night when it was quieter. He walked her in the woods. In remote locations, her entire demeanor changed. She actually began to feel and look joyful.


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In February 2015, Blaine’s job took him to Las Vegas and that’s when their lives really changed. The first weekend after the move, Blaine, his girlfriend Kayden, and Penni went hiking in a national park. It was like a switch had been flipped. Penni was a whole different dog. She was happy, confident, and adventurous. Since then, they get out in nature and go adventuring every chance they get. They’ve been to Red Rock Canyon, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, the Grand Canyon, Havasu Canyon, and Zion National Park to name a few of their favorite hiking spots. Blaine started taking photos of their hiking adventures, and friends encouraged him to post them to Instagram. Blaine isn’t one to want to draw attention to himself, but he realized that Penni’s transformation is inspiring—and she is now a wonderful ambassador for her breed. Penni’s Instagram feed now has over 31,000 followers and her story was picked up by the popular site, Blaine’s photos of the three of them hiking through slot canyons, rappelling, and sometimes him carrying Penni on his back have gone viral. Penni is having the time of her life, and this once-terrified dog doesn’t seem to be afraid of anything any more! Penni’s dodo video has been viewed upwards of 47 million times. Blaine and Penni have received supportive messages from people all over the world, including Singapore, Taiwan, Norway, and South Africa. Blaine reminds everyone as often as he can—Adopt Don’t Shop, and Dismiss Stereotypes.

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ODIN’S MIRACLE By Carie Broecker

They had less than five minutes to grab their belongings and Soc l Med ia Catoward n i netheir Celebr it aies flee the fireia that was rushing home at speed of one football-field length per three seconds. The Santa Rosa Tubbs fire, started in early October 2017, would prove to be the most destructive fire in California history. Roland Tembo Hendel and his 15-year-old daughter, Ariel, jumped into action. Ariel found their Great Pyrenees, Tessa, and got her into the car. Roland went to get Odin, Tessa’s littermate. Odin was with their herd of eight rescued goats. Roland called Odin to come with him, then pleaded. But Odin firmly planted his 100-pound body, looked Roland squarely in the eyes, and made it painfully clear there was no way he was leaving the goats. It would take a minimum of 20 minutes to hook up the trailer and load the goats. There was no time. They would all be engulfed in flames if Roland tried to bring the goats along. Odin was only 18 months old, but from the day he came to live with Roland and Ariel his job had been protecting the goats.

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Finding a safe place to go was a challenge. The fire kept coming. Seemingly from all directions. They tried traveling north. They found road closures. They turned south. Not only were the roads closed, but panicked evacuators were turning and driving the opposite direction on the highway.

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Finally, they made their way southeast to Sebastopol, 45 minutes from their home, and found a safe place to stay. The fire raged on and it wasn’t until two days later that they were able to make their way back to their property. There was a roadblock set up, but the police officer at the barricade said he would not arrest them when they explained they had to get back to find their dog and goats. They were holding onto hope that Odin and the goats survived the fire. They had kept a 25-yard firebreak around their home. But as they wound up the hill and saw the devastation, their hearts sank. Everything was black as far as the eye could see. There were fallen trees and power lines, smoke coming up from pockets in the ground, trees still on fire, houses burned to the ground, and vehicles burned and melted. How could any living being have survived this? They approached what used to be their home. It was rubble, but in that moment they didn’t care. They were most concerned with the fate of Odin and the goats. Then, out in the pasture, little white, brown, and black dots! The goats! Tinkerbelle, Aurora, Darryl, Dixon, JoJo, Jack Sparrow, Amunra, and Peaches! They were all there and they looked good. And then they saw Odin. They ran to him and although he was in rough shape and limping, he tried to jump up on them. They got down on the ground with him so he could conserve his

strength. He licked their faces all over, and with a grin and sense of pride he seemed to be saying, “Look at what a good boy I am! I saved the goats.” Odin was squinting, his whiskers and eyelashes had melted off his face, his usually long white fur was reddish and singed and shortened. And he was exhausted. But he was alive! How did Odin and the goats and a few deer who joined their pack survive? Roland’s best guess is that Odin led the animals to an outcropping of large five-foot-high boulders on the property. The boulders almost make a circle. Odin had trained the goats to hop up on the boulders if he sensed danger. He must have herded them inside the circle of boulders to protect them all from the heat and flames. My guess is they huddled underneath Odin as well, as his coat and body took the brunt of the damage. We can only imagine how frightening this must have been for these animals. It really is a miracle that they survived the intense heat and flames, and did not succumb to smoke inhalation. After finding Odin and the goats, getting them off the mountain to safety was a feat in and of itself. There was

no cell reception, the roads were still blocked, and Roland’s truck and trailer were melted and burnt out. It took hours, but Roland was able to find a broken-down trailer on a neighbor’s property at the top of the mountain. He was able to jury-rig what needed to be fixed, get Odin and the goats loaded up, and make his way to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, where volunteers at the evacuation center went into action to make them comfortable. At this point, Roland was emotionally and physically exhausted. For the first time, he laid down and sobbed. Everyone was safe. Roland and Ariel are living in a rental, but plan to move back to their property as soon as possible and rebuild. Odin, Tessa, and the goats are staying, free of charge, at the Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary until they can move home and be reunited with their human family. Connect with Roland on Facebook and follow his story as they rebuild. Watch an excellent video of Roland telling Odin’s story. Warning – you will need a box of Kleenex. https://www.

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Owen and Haatchi

Kindred Spirits

By Pam Bonsper

In 2012, a five-month old Anatolian Shepherd puppy, after having been beaten, was left to die on the tracks in a busy railroad junction close to London, England. He was hit by a train but managed to drag himself from the tracks, and then ended up on another set of tracks. He miraculously survived by pressing his wounded body into the ground between the tracks as a train raced over him. Severely injured and bleeding, he was found and rescued by a series of caring and courageous people. He was taken to a shelter and then to a hospital, with little hope of surviving the amputations of his left back leg and tail. Along the way, he was named “Haatchi.” Five years before that, in 2005, a British couple happily greeted their firstborn son with joy. However, within a year or so, they realized he was not a typical baby. He was slow to achieve the natural developmental milestones of infancy and toddlerhood. His tight muscles made his movements robotic and he couldn’t bend his knees. He had chronic coughs and exhibited unusual behaviors. His eyes were squinted and his bones were not growing naturally. After many tests, it was discovered that he had a very rare genetic disorder (less than 100 cases have been reported worldwide). Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome (SJS) was causing his muscles to fail to relax after they were contracted. The condition was affecting all parts of his body. The couple and their extended family members were devastated as they faced an unknown future 24 | | Winter 2018

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for their beloved Owen (whom they called “Little B” for “little buddy,” due to his small size). Unbeknownst to them, the big young pup named Haatchi and their six-year-old boy were going through very similar challenges simply to survive. Every day was a fight for both of them, emotionally and physically. But neither gave up. With support from his parents and extended family members, Owen was able to sit in a wheelchair, and with medications, treatments, and hospitalizations, he was surviving. However, he did not want people to stare at his unusual facial features that were a result of the SJS, so he hid under his jacket while being taken for walks. Emotionally, he also withdrew and was described as literally “folding into himself.” Meanwhile, Haatchi, who had survived the amputations, was still in great pain and needed extensive medical care to ensure a positive outcome from his surgeries. Because of his breed and size— but especially because he needed such intensive care—it was hard to find the special home he required.

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Around this same time, Owen’s mom Colleen, a dog trainer, was determined to find the perfect dog to help Owen with his fear of interacting with people. A series of next to impossible coincidences brought Colleen to Haatchi. Her background and knowledge enabled her to get the go-ahead to adopt this amazing dog. The series of events which lead to the introduction of dog and boy are described in a book by Wendy Holden: Haatchi and Little B. In our recent interview, Owen’s dad described the first meeting between Haatchi and Owen. “When they first saw each other it was like they’d known each other in a previous life. They bonded immediately and Haatchi was so gentle and knew just how to place his paws so he wouldn’t hurt Owen. Whenever he’s with Owen, he’s so careful and quiet. When he’s around other people he bounces all over the place.” Haatchi was a natural magnet, and people were drawn to his beautiful freckled face, huge bulk, and sweet demeanor. And miraculously, within a short time of being with Haatchi, Owen had completely changed. He became unafraid of going out and meeting people, he showed off Haatchi to his schoolmates, and he went to dog shows and fund-raising events. He and Haatchi

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became celebrities, winning awards, one after another. They met famous people and Owen thrived with the attention. However, as Haatchi and Owen continued their relationship, they also continued to have medical problems. Haatchi suffered a disastrous accident when he slipped on ice and needed major surgeries on his remaining back leg. Owen continued to need more help for his condition, which was slowly eroding away his joints. When one was hurting, the other offered solace and comfort. Owen hated taking his medicines, but when he saw how Haatchi willingly took his, he mimicked his furry

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friend. When Haatchi needed to stay quiet after his complicated surgery, Owen’s dad built a huge cage in the house for him and Owen spent hours in it consoling Haatchi. I asked Owen’s dad how both of “the boys” are doing now, three years after the book was written. “Owen is now in high school and is doing well. He is playing a special sport called boccia, which he can play in his wheelchair. And Haatchi is doing really, really well. His back leg is indestructible.” These two superheroes still fight daily challenges but they take the time to share their healing energy

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and love with others. They cheer up veterans and patients in hospitals. They bring giggles to kids with special needs. They even visit students and teachers in colleges to reduce the stress during exam times. Owen in his wheelchair and Haatchi by his side make an awesome win-win team, inspiring others to be the best that they can be. On a TV broadcast shortly after their relationship began, Owen explained, “I used to be scared of strangers, then Haatchi came along and now I’m not. I didn’t really meet many others with disabilities and felt like the odd one out, which made me really sad. But then I saw Haatchi and I saw how strong he was, even though he had only three legs. I became stronger myself. I love him so much.” Owen and Haatchi’s story is one of abundant love and endless hope. It is also one about belief in what can happen between dogs and their humans. All we have to do is give dogs—and humans—a chance, no matter how dire their circumstances may be.

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Snow doesn’t stop partially paralyzed Zoe. The 15-year old Belgian Sheepdog/Border Collie mix from New Jersey frolics in the drifts using her wheelchair. Corrine Cavallo says it was emotional to see her old gal transform. “Watching Zoe take off in her chair for the first time was inspiring and emotional. She figured it out immediately. Once we knew she was doing well in the chair, that’s when the tears began to flow.”

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Closer to home, you may spot Layla the Persian Shepherd

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Dog guardian Christina Ring agrees. “The wheelchair has

favorite). It only took a few tries, moving backward at first,

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and he was able to get the hang of it!”

continue going for walks, enjoy playtime with his brothers, go on trips to dog parks, etc. Being mobile is a blessing

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wheelchairs are donated to families for free. One hundred percent of donations bring wheelchairs to pups in need.” Chris Grinnell of Eddie’s Wheels for Pets, also sees progress. “We’ve experienced a massive shift within the veterinary community in regards to animal rehab and hospice care. More veterinarians are recommending wheelchairs when surgical repairs aren't successful or an option. Social media has also helped broaden peoples’ views on disabled pets. More people are less willing to euthanize a disabled pet when they know that they have better options.”


At Eddie’s Wheels and other businesses consulted, the average, basic, two-wheeled chairs start at about $300. Quad carts, which can support all four limbs, can go up to $1200. Veterinarians also acknowledge that the chairs are a great option. “It’s a lifesaver for many dogs. It can extend their life and their quality of life,” says Dr. Amanda Sharp. But Sharp cautions that wheelchair dogs require very

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special humans to manage them. “It takes a dedicated owner to deal with the complications associated with paralysis, such as urinary incontinence. You benefit from a house that is flat. The dogs often need booties (for their unused paws.) They need to be put in and out of their cart, and they can have potential bladder infections. It’s not for everyone.” For those who do take the leap, a few extra minutes may be needed for your daily stroll. Ronnie and Dotty can barely walk uninterrupted. “People lose their minds, but in a good way,” says Ronnie. “Sometimes I feel bad because I have to ignore them, or just smile and keep walking because everyone wants to pet her, or talk to her, or ask me questions, or take pictures. It's cute when we have time and I use these moments to educate and advocate for dogs with disabilities.”

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the retro-active art photography of

With a brilliant eye for composition, lighting, and expressive posing, fine art photographer Celeste Giuliano brings together retro-styled fashion models, fanciful details, and lovable dogs to create beautiful, intriguing, throwback images. And in the process, she has helped to give thousands of Pit Bull-type dogs an image makeover. Already an accomplished photojournalist and

The calendar, featuring 12 eye-catching pinups and

a leader in vintage-styled portraiture, Celeste

their precious Pittie pups, illustrates the presence

teamed up with the founder of the nonprofit,

of Pit Bulls in our lives during the past and reminds

Pinups for Pitbulls, Deirdre “Little Darling”

the public of the important role these dogs have

Franklin, in 2008, using her fine-art talents to

played as companion animals, war heroes, service

help produce their annual calendar.

dogs, and family members.

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Proceeds from the calendar support PFPB’s mission to educate and advocate on behalf of Pit Bull-type dogs as well as to help individual Pit Bulls in need—covering their medical and transport costs and providing necessities such as food, blankets, and crates. Celeste works out of her 1200-squarefoot Philadelphia studio, complete with designated hair and makeup stations, an extensive collection of props and wardrobe, and enough room for multiple sets. She says that she loves working with the dogs. “The dogs are great fun as they keep you on your toes since you never know what poses or funny faces they are going to give you on set. Plus, who can resist a doggy kiss and a snuggle in-between shooting? The dogs are my favorite models to photograph for that reason alone!” Celeste has enjoyed all the dogs that she has worked with but credits one particular dog named Romeo from the 2014 “Agents of Adventure” calendar with stealing her heart. At the time of the calendar shoot, Romeo was an adoptable dog who had been in foster care for many years looking for his forever home. After a few unsuccessful attempts at trying to coax Romeo into a difficult pose for his treasure-hunt scene, he surprised everyone by suddenly doing the pose on his own, holding

Celeste says an enormous amount of work goes into each calendar, starting with the brainstorming of ideas with her illustrator husband, David, who helps get the ideas on paper and also designs and builds the sets.

it only briefly—but Celeste was able to capture

The calendar shoots take a month of

it. The precious moment was only topped

preparations, a week of straight shooting, and

when he was adopted by a PFPB volunteer who

another month of post work and calendar design.

was also featured in that calendar.

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A dog labled as a pitbull may actually have any number of distinctive breeds that make up its heritage: American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Mastiff, Boxer, Cane Corso, or Labrador Retriever - just to name only a few of the many bloodlines that could create a boxy, short haired dog.

PFPB holds an annual casting call for the calendar where women can apply to be models and pet guardians can apply for their dog to be paired with a pinup in the calendar. In the past, many adoptable dogs have also appeared in the calendar. During the calendar shoots, Celeste is assisted by her talented team that includes a stylist who does all the hair and makeup and helps get the models dressed to vintage perfection. Deirdre “Little Darling� Franklin, who is always there helping with

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the dogs, is available to put her modeling skills to use and has been featured in many of the images with her dog, Baxter Bean. Each year, the calendar has a new theme, with titles such as “Agents of Adventure,” “Our ‘Fur’ gotten Heroes,” and “Traveling Against Canine Discrimination.” The traveling calendar educates people to become aware of laws in certain states that may limit their ability to travel safely with banned breeds. Each month is meant to look like a postcard from each state represented.

Pinups for Pitbulls’ goal is to educate the public about the pitbull breed, remove the stigma associated with these dogs, and ultimately save the lives of abused and abandoned pit bulls throughout the United States.

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PFPB holds an annual casting call for the calendar where women can apply to be models and pet guardians can apply for their dog to be paired with a pinup in the calendar. In the past, many adoptable dogs have also appeared in the calendar. Celeste who has done close to a hundred PFPB images for the calendars, and now has women who travel from all over to pose as pinups alongside their dog no matter what the breed. “Most of my pinups just love the opportunity to have a fun, stylized image with their canine companion that they can cherish forever, and I am happy to be able to capture that special moment for them.â€?Â

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This year’s 2018 calendar supply is limited and almost sold out. Already preparing for next year’s calendar, Celeste informs us that the 2019 Pinups For Pitbulls “Brand Ambassador” Calendar model call will be opening soon. Anyone interested might want to join her mailing list at and Pinups For Pitbulls mailing list at to receive information about applying to be included in the 2019 calendar.

PINUPS for PITBULLS Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. (PFPB) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to educate the public about Pit Bulls, remove the stigma associated with these dogs, and ultimately save the lives of abused and abandoned Pitties throughout the United States. PFPB was founded in 2005 by Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin after finding out how many healthy, friendly, and adoptable animals were being euthanized due to their allegedly “dangerous” breed. Deirdre used her education in fine arts and her modeling background to create a unique era-specific calendar featuring pinups and pups to help open up a dialog about the issues Pit Bull-type dogs face. Today, Deirdre has an ever-growing team of volunteers in over twenty states. PFPB has been able to host educational seminars, community outreach initiatives, and fund-raising events, and has helped raise awareness to rally against breed specific legislation (BSL) and breed discriminatory laws (BDL). PFPB hopes to help end the discrimination, abuse, and unnecessary killing of Pit Bull-type dogs around the world. At the end of the day, she’s hoping that the pretty pictures will help people see that Pit Bulls are canine companions just like other dogs. They are special to the people who have them. They sleep on the couch. They love to go for walks and to play. They like their treats and belly scratches. The true nature of the American Pit Bull Terrier is as mushy and gentle as it gets. For more information visit

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nutcracker sweetheart

How cute is a teenage bulldog, all dressed and being wheeled across the floor in a Victorian stroller? Well, when she is part of the cast of The Nutcracker Ballet you might say “tutu” cute! Although her part was small, big-hearted Sadie still stole the show at this year’s Cabrillo College rendition of The Nutcracker Suite performed by the Santa Cruz City Ballet. Whether she was receiving accolades in the theatre lobby as guests arrived or hanging out back stage and being fawned over by the cast, Sadie was a big hit. At thirteen years of age, Sadie knows that dance is the fountain of youth for people and dogs alike. So, she has kept her paw in the door by hanging out at the International Academy of Dance in Santa Cruz ever since she was just a pup.

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EVA’S MAGIC Marshall, suffered a serious fracture of her right foreleg after being hit by a car last year.

Anybody who has seen the Harry Potter movies might remember when Harry gets blasted by a rogue bludger during his quidditich match. Sitting in his hospital room with a broken arm afterwards, Harry is given a foul-tasting elixir called skele-gro to drink by the nurse. Seeing his displeasure, she remarks to Harry, "You’re in for a rough night Potter. Regrowing bones is a nasty business.” You might ask how this relates to the dog we see pictured above. The two-year-old Spaniel named Eva, pictured with her guardian, Fiona Kirkland, from Glasgow and veterinary surgeon William

With the possibility of the wide break never healing, there was a strong likelihood that Eva would lose her leg. But fortunately for Eva, she was taken to the University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital , where Dr. Marshall had heard, by chance, about an experimental new treatment that colleagues were working on to help landmine and bomb victims. A special putty made of bone flakes and a bone-growth protein was packed into the wound, and within seven weeks the fracture had completely healed. “We are absolutely thrilled with Eva’s recovery,” said Kirkland. Winter 2018 | | 43



Strokes of Compassion

By Whitney Wilde

“Woof! I'm Arbor the Go Vegas Dog! I'm a doggie artist, advocate, and ambassadog.” Shelter dogs make such pawsitive changes in our lives. The question is, “Who really rescued who?” In 2011, a year-old pup was found wandering the streets of Las Vegas. For Bryce and Jennifer Henderson, it was puppy love at first sight at The Animal Foundation shelter. Little did they know that Arbor would change so many lives, inspire so many people, and be a pooch Picasso—a “paws for a cause” painter. “The great thing about a dog like Arbor is that she’s proof that adoptable pets are truly something special.” —Bryce Henderson Arbor, now about seven years old, is a mutt mix that includes Border Collie and Australian Cattle Dog—smart and active. “If we had known then what we know now, we’d have named her Picasso,” jokes Bryce. “Soon after we brought her home, we realized that she loved doing tricks and pleasing us.” Jennifer, a stay-at-home dog mom, decided to homeschool Arbor with more advanced tricks. Arbor quickly learned sports like catching balls, playing ping pong with a mouth-held paddle, and knocking a ball off a batter’s tee with a mouth-held bat. But her passion is painting.

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“Arbor, do you want to paint?”

brush fitted with a mouthpiece made from plumbing parts from the hardware store. They load acrylic paint

“When she sees us pull out the brushes, she gets really

onto the brush, then Arbor takes the brush and usually

excited,” Bryce says. They started by training Arbor with

likes to do two or three strokes at a time. On average,

a marker. “Patience is the key,” Jennifer explains, “Every

it takes Arbor 10-15 minutes to create each 12”x7”

time Arbor put the marker to paper, I rewarded her with

painting. Unlike most kids, Arbor has only put brush to

lots of praise and a treat.” Soon, they started using a

paper—and never to walls or furniture.

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Arbor is a master of social media and she knows how to bring attention to animal issues. Her Facebook page: “Go Vegas Dog,” has more than half a million likes. One of Arbor’s “call to action” posts resulted in local leaders passing a law requiring pet stores to sell only rescue animals.

“It’s abstract, it’s not the Mona Lisa” —Bryce Henderson Arbor’s artwork is open to interpretation—you might see a heart, a number 4, or a dolphin. “When we tell people that our dog paints,” says Bryce, “they think she uses her tail or paws, until we show them Arbor’s videos—with a paintbrush in her mouth swishing, swirling and dotting the canvas.” Bryce and Jennifer began by auctioning Arbor’s paintings online, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting various forms of animal rescue: canine cancer research, Kansas tornado relief, NKLV (No Kill Las Vegas), PAWcasso, and unique situations such as vet bills for a Chicago pooch that was used as a “bait dog.” So far, there have only been two dozen paintings. The first painting sold for $240, and the most recent painting went for $2400 at PAWcasso. Fellow artist Theresa Lucero (from PAWcasso) explains, “Arbor’s abstracts actually look like well-contemplated compositions. The magic is all her own doing.” Arbor inspired Theresa to join

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Arbor’s “call to action” posts resulted in local leaders passing a law requiring pet stores to sell only rescue animals.

Adopting Arbor inspired the Hendersons to volunteer at the shelter and adopt a couple more dogs. At the time, over 20,000 animals (about 40 percent) were euthanized at the Lied Shelter in Las Vegas (operated by The Animal Foundation). Some were euthanized for minor issues such as tarter on the teeth, infections, curable diseases, and temperament issues. The more they learned about the policies of the shelter, the more the Hendersons felt things needed to change.

No Kill Las Vegas (NKLV) In 2013, the Hendersons founded NKLV (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) to encourage the local shelter to become no-kill and only euthanize terminally ill or dangerous animals. Due to public pressure (the result of Arbor’s Facebook posts), the shelter slowly changed their policies in order to keep their contract to run the shelter. Their euthanasia rate has dropped and they are committed to being a no-kill shelter by 2020. NKLV did not stop there. They arranged transport of 23 small dogs to waiting pup parents in Saskatoon, Canada. This now happens two to three times a year. When Bryce heard Cuba was open for tourism, he contacted shelters, raised money, got donations of goods, and flew down there to distribute hard-toget supplies to shelters. In December 2017, NKLV invited other rescue groups to participate in an adopt-a-thon at Meadows Mall. During three weeks, 49 animals found homes. The mall has invited them to continue, possibly all year. As Bryce has said repeatedly, “None of this would have happened if it weren’t for Arbor.” And Bryce shared a secret: Arbor has inspired him to run for state legislature in order to improve rescue animal lives state-wide and to halt bear hunting! YouTube: How to teach your dog to paint:

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Territorio de Zaguates Black, white, tan, brown, and all the color combinations in between— young and old alike—are the roughly 970 dogs of Territorio de Zaguates. Poetically, the name translates to “Land of the Strays.” The rescue organization is located in Costa Rica, with lush mountain jungle as the backdrop for the canines’ daily “walk” across the hillsides of its 378 acres. Alongside caretakers, volunteers, and visitors, the dogs (fondly referred to as Territorians) stroll, romp, frolic, and race


joyfully—free now from a previous life of neglect and abandonment.

By Caryn St. Germain Dan Giannopoulos, a British photographer based in

close to completing the arduous process of becoming an

Nicaragua who spent time with the dogs, says, “To look

official nonprofit in Costa Rica.

out and see hundreds of dogs running across the field was completely breathtaking to me. I’ve never seen anything

When the Territorians are not out roaming freely around the

like it.”

sanctuary, they spend time at the main barn on the property where they are fed, watered, and sheltered. Although one of

Territorio de Zaguates began its unofficial incarnation

Territorio’s greatest challenges is funding the 800 pounds

about 13 years ago in the backyard of Lya Battle and her

of dog food that the canines consume each day at a cost of

husband, Alvaro Saumet, according to Sarah Stacke,

about $600, Lya has the following to say:

writing for National (November 2, 2017). When the number of strays that the couple had been

“I experienced going to the supermarket without worrying

taking in from the streets of San José topped 100, they

about the price on things. I knew what it was just to buy

began the move to their current location, land owned by

things for the sake of buying stuff. I should be thankful for

Lya’s grandfather, a former dairy farmer. They are now

the lifestyle I lived for many years, but it maybe was a kind

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of life that . . . it was never as satisfying as the life I live now.

With equally magnanimous wisdom, Alvaro says, “This project

When I go to the supermarket now, I make every cent

has changed the way we see things in life . . . you get yourself

count. There is no money to waste . . . but, in a funny way,

into suffering and other things, but then you see animals,

I think I am happier at the end of the day than back then

particularly dogs; they find a solution for everything. For these

when I didn’t have so many issues to worry about.”

dogs, everything is a reason to be happy.”

The project has had other challenges as well, primarily

The ideal goal for these dogs is, of course, to find them a

from people who would have it fail or who want to

loving forever home.

see Territorio shut down for some reason or another. Thankfully, with the support of dedicated staff and

Most of the dogs are available for adoption, and potential

volunteers and the backing of some key government

adopters are thoroughly vetted in an effort to ensure that

organizations, the sanctuary perseveres. As Lya says,

these animals do not find themselves once again in the

“When we see the families, the pictures of the dogs that

deplorable conditions from which they came. Please visit

have been adopted, and how these dogs have changed— to read their many happy adoption

dogs that we know where they came from, and today we

stories and to find out more about this worthy organization.

can see them playing around wrapped in a sheet on a bed, and we know that we found them maybe living in a sewer, or that we rescued them from the hands of someone who was going to hurt them—that is what makes it all worth it. After that . . . nothing else matters.”

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n the past, one of the biggest obstacles to an enjoyable wine-tasting experience was the need for a designated driver. That problem has been solved by companies who offer transportation services. They drive—and leave the tasting to you. What if leaving your dog at home is an obstacle to your wine-tasting experience? Well, fret no more. Now your dog can be right by your side as you taste the many wines in

depend upon tourism, there is no time better than now to visit them. The wineries are still there and the Sonoma and Napa Valleys are beautiful and beckoning and the community needs your support to rebuild. So how did Dan get the idea for Dog-Friendly Wine Tours? Well, it’s all about math. Number One (he is a professional animal trainer and loves dogs) plus Number Two (he knows all about the wine industry and knows which

some of the best wine country in the world.

wineries are the best to visit) equals Number

Let me introduce you to Dog-Friendly Wine Tours owned

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by Dan Cartwright, a casual, easy-going host who wants you to have fun and be worry free while you (and your dog or dogs) enjoy your private tour of some of the most enjoyable wineries in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Dan is all about making sure dog lovers don’t stay home and miss

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Dan will drive you and your canines in a van with a cooler of water in the back and a comfy pad for your pooch. Even big dogs will have plenty of room. He can take up to six people very

out on an incredible and fun opportunity.

comfortably and caters to your desires. “If my

He also wants you to know that although the valleys were

lunch,” he said, “that’s fine. Or if they want to

affected by the devastating fires last year, many of the

go into a winery without their dogs, I will take

wineries and vineyards were untouched. And since they

care of the pooches while they’re tasting. Or

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the dogs.” As dogs must be on leash and well behaved to go into the dog-friendly wine-tasting rooms, Dan told me about the time a client opted to go into a winery alone because her dog pulled so much at the leash. By the time she came out, Dan had trained her dog! So she got free dog training as an extra. I asked Dan to tell me why he started his business. “Very few people want to tour wineries just to buy wine. Most are looking for the wine experience and that’s what I offer them.” If you want to experience the best of the wineries in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys—and you want your dog to be a part of the experience—call Dan. He will make sure you and Fido have a great time. For more information, visit Dan’s website:

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Center for

Loss & transition


Are you grieving the loss of your beloved animal companion? We’re here to help.


Singer Scott Dreier

COME CELEBRATE the 96th birthday of


and help us honor her commitment to making Carmel the dog-friendly town it is today

March 30 & March 31, 2018 Carmel High School Center for the Performing Arts

FRIDAY/SATURDAY EVENING ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE DONATION INCLUDES ALL OF THE FOLLOWING! ❉ Live performance of Doris Day’s music by award-winning performer, Scott Dreier ❉ 50th Anniversary Screening of Doris Day’s last film, “WITH SIX YOU GET EGGROLL” ❉ Celebrity co-star Q&A, reception and photo ops ❉ Live auction and raffle with rare signed memorabilia and other fabulous items

Call (831) 620-7455 for tickets, or visit for further information All proceeds benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation

*Doris Day is not expected to attend

Our animal companions are like family to many of us … and when they die, the grief is deep and needs a voice. Papillon Center for Loss & Transition, in its wisdom, recognizes and supports grown ups, kids and families who lose something dear… no matter if it has 2 legs or 4. The Pet Bereavement Program meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Groups are facilitated by a professional therapist and a dedicated volunteer. There is no cost to attend. For additional information: Phone: 831-320-1188 email: website: Papillon Center for Loss & Transition is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to providing compassionate, professionally led services to families, individuals and children who are experiencing loss and transition.

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3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley, CA 93924 ph: (831) 298-7453

Pam Jackson Dog Training 30+ years Experience Training over 9,000 Dogs Loving and respectful training WITHOUT treats. Guaranteed Results


Serving Espresso, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and lots of Beer (we have wine too!) Homecooked meals await you at our new location in Carmel Valley Village. SUNNY PATIO COZY INDOOR DINING BEERGARDEN PRIVATE DINING ROOM sporting events in the bar on our 3 HDTV's. movies in the Beergarden (call for dates and times)

PET FRIENDLY OUTDOOR DINING. Find us on Facebook and twitter for News and Discounts

All-Breed Conformation Shows with Obedience & Rally Trials Agility Trials

Offering Classes In: Obedience & Conformation Breeder Referral or 31-333-9032 Photo by Kirsten Axelrod Photography

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GOT MANNERS? A positive, holistic approach to your dog’s training and well being.

• Private in-home sessions • Puppy and good manners classes at the Raw Connection* • Small classes for more individual attention


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24/7 care in your home 831-325-1541


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*26549 Carmel Rancho Blvd • Carmel

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Year Round Classes in Capitola and Watsonville $100 Per Eight Week Session

Demonstrating Responsible Dog Ownership since 1966 Email us at:

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Pacific Veterinary Specialists + Emergency Service

The Emergency Services is open 24/7 for your pet’s urgent needs and same day Appointments referrals. available in: • Internal Medicine • Soft Tissue Surgery • Orthopedics • Cardiology

50 Years of Caring for Pets and Their People The ONLY 24 hour veterinary referral hospital with Board-Certified Specialists in Emergency & Critical Care serving the pets of Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. Please call for more information: 831.476.2584 | ER 831.476.0667

General Practice Internal Medicine Acupuncture Oncology & Radiation Surgery Emergencies 24-7

Santa Cruz V E T E R I N A R Y H O S P I TA L

1980 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA

2585 Soquel Drive Santa Cruz, CA 95065 831.475.5400

Happy 2018 from your friends at Diggidy Dog!

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