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Welcome Pet Lo ers! Owning a pet can and should be a very positive and rewarding experience for a child. Children learn responsibility, compassion and empathy through interacting and caring for a pet or human companion. In this issue we feature Lucky One’s ranch located in historic Vacaville. Lucky One is an ideal place where children can learn all aspects of raising animals while also experiencing the life and fun of a working ranch. There are many different types of animals on this ranch that will help enrich the relationship between children and pets. Lucky One is an ideal place to also host birthday parties or other events for children. Also in this issue, we feature an article by Renee Gallegos on communicating with your pet. Most of us talk to our pets regularly and assume they understand what we are saying or trying to communicate. We are often surprised to learn how many words of our vocabulary that dogs really do understand. How the images in our mind often translate into communicating with cats is another new breakthrough in human pet communication. For more information on pet communication, please read the article by Renee Gallegos in this edition. North Bay Water Service helps us get ready for summer fun with some great tips on how to have a healthy happy pool for you and your family. Do you have a pet that is overly sensitive,

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the United States because there aren’t enough homes. The SPCA of Vacaville offer Low Cost Spay/Neuter and more for your pets.

frightened, easily alarmed or aggressive? The Rein Coat is a newly patented therapeutic calming harness and coat for pets. The Rein Coat stimulates the production of oxytocin, a naturally occurring neurochemical that is released by the brain. Oxytocin reduces fear and replaces anxiety with the feelings of safety, security and trust that calm fearful, overexcited and insecure animals. The Rein Coat is not only a therapeutic calming coat for cats and dogs – it is a high tech winter coat that keeps your pet warm and dry. With a built-in harness, you just slide the coat over your pet’s head, 2 buckles to click and you’re off. It’s easy, it’s fast and they are changing the lives of pets one at a time. Please read more about this wonderful new product. For many people, losing a pet is one of the most difficult experiences. This issue will discuss one of the leading causes of death, funds that can help and a memorial page to honor your furry companion. To have your furry companion that has crossed over featured in a future issue, please contact me. Lastly, Dr Palm with the SPCA of Vacaville and Cal West Pet Hospital writes about the benefits of Spay & Neuter. We continue with this topic because there are an estimated 12 million to nearly 100 million feral cats roaming nationwide. 800 cats and dogs are euthanized every hour in

Pits R' Us is run by a small group of volunteers. The more dogs we have in foster homes the more we can save from death row! If you are able to foster a dog, please fill out an application on our website:

It is important when we discuss Spaying and Neutering that we also include the importance of Microchipping. If everyone spayed and neutered their pets and microchipped them, it would make a huge dent in the stray pet population. Microchips would reunite lost and runaway animals with their families. Irresponsible owners who abandon their pets might think twice about pet dumping. The fines and or jail time related to irresponsible pet ownership decisions are quite severe. Whether the microchip is ultimately used to reunite a family and a missing pet or to deter criminals from victimizing dogs or using them to victimize others, it’s hard to disagree that mandatory microhipping would be an essential step in humanizing our attitude towards our human companions. Overall, it would reduce strays, euthanasia rates, and shelter crowding—all problems that are getting worse.

Thank you for your continued readership and support. Sincerely,

Michelle Morris-Adams Owner/Publisher

Please feel free to send comments, suggestions, criticisms or praises to my email: For advertising, please contact me at 707-731-9775 or

Pits R' Us is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our purpose is to aid stray, abandoned, and neglected animals. We take the death row dogs of Solano County and try to take every medical case so they can have a chance to heal and get ready for their fur ever homes!

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Contributing Writers Camie Bianci aka Miss Kitty, Your Home Nursing Services Dr. Kelly Palm, DVM (SPCA of Vacaville & Cal West Pet Hospital) Renee Gallegos, Animal Communicator Bob B. Hamilton Nicole Pajer Paula Hege

Cover Photo Jean Walker, Pet Prints Photography

The Pet Lovers Guide is free and published bimonthly. The purpose of the magazine is to provide people with information pertaining to petrelated services, products and organizations in our local area. We also promote health, wellness and prevention by educating the public in all aspects of raising a pet. This is a complete guide to pet-related business in Solano & Napa County.

If you would like to contribute letters, stories or advertising, please contact Michelle at: Phone 707-731-0301 or 707-731-9775 Email ONLINE

4 Insights and Inspirations... by Miss Kitty

15 In Loving Memory Pet Memorial Page

7 Pets & Cancer

16 No Father's Day

9 Pet Water Safety by North Bay Water Service

19 Recipe for Quick and Healthy Homemade Dog Treat

10 Benefits of Spaying & Neutering Pets

20 The Rein Coat速: A new, therapeutic calming coat for dogs and cats -- that WORKS!

12 When Puppy Stops Eating Blame It On the Food Bowl 14 June is Pet Microchip Awareness Month

24 Lucky Ones Ranch 27 Resource Directory

If you would like the Pet Lovers Guide be mailed to you directly, the cost is $12.00 for 6 issues. Please email your address to:

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DO NOT ASSUME YOUR DOG CAN SWIM - Take time to introduce your animal to the pool. If your dog seems uneasy or upset do not force them in the water. Never let your dog swim unsupervised. If you have a vinyl pool, be sure to also trim your pets nails to reduce the risk of puncturing or tearing your pool liner. LIFE VESTS/FLOATS - Life vests and floats can make swimming enjoyable for your dog. Not only do they protect your dog from drowning but they help support the fragile spine of young puppies or older animals allowing more fun swimming with their owners. FENCES - Installing a fence around your pool area is a great way to keep your pet from entering your pool unsupervised. These fences can also keep feces away from your pool water. Animal feces can cause bacteria to grow in your pool water and can also cause sickness to your family and friends. DRINKING WATER - Always provide fresh water for your dog to drink. Although drinking small amounts of chlorinated or salt water should not harm your pet. Large amounts can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Pools that have not been properly treated or are green can carry harmful bacteria that can make your dog sick. SAFETY HAZARDS - Inspect your pool deck area often for any sharp edges or broken glass that could cut or injure your pet. WATER TEMPERATURE - Allowing your pet to swim in water that is too cold can cause the animal to develop hypothermia. Hypothermia is a serious condition and can be fatal to your pet. EAR INFECTIONS AND SKIN PROBLEMS - Dogs can develop ear infections and skin problems from your swimming pool. Make sure to dry your dogs ears if he is prone to ear infections as well as towel dry them after a swim. Also, it is important to remember that you should wait 48 hours before or after applying a flea product such as Frontline. Water can render the product useless if the dog is bathed to soon. PROTECTING YOUR POOL -Make sure to clean out your pool filter, pump baskets, skimmers, and backwash after your dog goes for a swim. Dog hair can accumulate and cause problems with your equipment.

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Benefits of

Spaying & Neutering Pets By Dr. Kelly Palm DVM (Reviewed by Lauren Kendell, editor)

Most of us know the obvious reasons for spaying and neutering our pets unwanted litters, which ultimately end up increasing the amount of dogs and cats in our local shelters. This in turn increases the euthanasia rate. In September 2013, the SPCA of Solano County opened a state- of- the- art low cost spay and neuter clinic with a grant from PetSmart Charities. The facility, located on the grounds of the SPCA, at 2200 Peabody Road in Vacaville, offers discounted spaying and neutering for dogs and cats (including feral cats) of residents of Solano County and surrounding communities. Studies have shown the only way to decrease the euthanasia rate in local shelters is to have a low cost spay and neuter clinic in the community. Preventing unwanted litters is an obvious reason for sterilizing your Studies have shown pet, but what are some other hidden the only way to benefits? Neutering male cats decreases urine marking, especially if decrease the the procedure is performed before a euthanasia rate in male cat develops this bad habit. It local shelters is to also decreases abscess formation as a result of fighting over a particular have a low cost spay territory. Spaying your female cat and neuter clinic in is a good idea because cats are the community. spontaneous ovulators, meaning they ovulate so much when they are bred, they quickly become pregnant and tend to have multiple litters per year. These facts coupled with a cat’s short gestation period of 63 days explain why the feline population is so out of control. Male dogs that have been neutered are far less likely to mark their territory, roam or be aggressive with other dogs. Neutered male dogs also have fewer perianal hernias (a weakening in the tissues around the anus), perianal tumors, testicular tumors, and benign prostatic disease. Female dogs that are spayed before their first heat are far less likely to develop malignant mammary (breast) cancer. Estrogen plays a crucial role in the development of this type of cancer within dogs. Pyometra, or a uterine infection, is another potentially life threatening ailment prevented by having a dog spayed. Accidental pregnancy can cost owners large sums of money, especially if an emergency C-section becomes necessary and puts your pet at risk for lifethreatening complications. The SPCA’s spay and neuter clinic is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, by appointment. Please call (707)448-8750 or visit their website at www. and click on the spay/neuter tab.  Dr. Kelly Palm DVM, SPCA of Vacaville & Cal West Pet Hospital


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n Our patients need to weigh at least 2 pounds. n Our patients can be as young as 10 weeks of age but no older than 5 years old. n We prefer that the female dogs are not in heat. It is much safer for them to be spayed either before or after a heat cycle. The best time is before 6 months of age. n All cats need to be in their own carrier. We do sell cardboard carriers for $5.00

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Looking for a new friend? Napa County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is just the place for you. We have many wonderful animals up for adoption. Cats, kittens, puppies, dogs, chickens, birds, rabbits and more are all waiting for their new homes. We hope you’ll stop by and meet a new friend today.

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When Puppy Stops Eating Blame it on the Food Bowl By Renee Gallegos, Animal Communicator (Reviewed by Lauren Kendell, editor) Dog kibble in a white food dish abruptly flashes like a snapshot in my mind. I’m working out at the gym one afternoon when I see this image and I dismiss it once, twice but the third time I understood. This was my first experience with a puppy initiating intuitive communication. Haley is a Boxer just under a year old who was adopted by an employee of the gym. I’d never met Haley in person, but I heard all about her. Most people who know that I’m an Animal Communicator love to share their stories and concerns about their animals. One day Haley’s owner shared her worry about the dogs loss of appetite; Haley would only eat from her hand. I suggested she have Haley examined by her veterinarian before she attempted to help the situation and consider an intuitive reading. She concurred and made an appointment. The next day when I arrived at the gym she had Haley with her and was

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on her way to see the vet. This was the first time I had the opportunity to meet Haley face-to-face and what a delightful creature she is! Interestingly enough, this was also when I saw the first image of dog kibble in a white food bowl. I completely dismissed it, wished them good luck, said good bye and went inside to workout. I stepped onto the stair machine, began working out and there it was again. After a third occurrence, I realized Haley was initiating communication with a dogged persistence and I was truly amazed!

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❝After a third occurrence, I realized Haley was initiating communication with a dogged persistence and I was truly amazed!❞

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When Haley and her mom returned, I held in my excitement, remained calm and asked if Haley had a white plastic food bowl. The woman stopped in her tracks, dropped her jaw to the floor and questioned me with a baffled look, “how could you know that?” I said “Haley showed me through a mental snapshot and gave me the impression she doesn’t like the bowl because it’s made of plastic. Haley wants a different kind of bowl.” Needless to say, the plastic bowl was thrown out and Haley began to eat from her new bowl. The vet results came back with proof that Haley was a healthy puppy and the change in her eating habits was behavioral.  If you wish to learn more about Animal Communication and understanding what your animals are feeling and thinking, schedule an intuitive reading or register for one of my Animal Communication classes at:


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Pet Microchip Awareness Month By Bob B. Hamilton


f your pet is used to you meeting all of its needs, imagine how difficult it would be for him to fend for himself if he were to get lost. It can be difficult finding them on your own, which is why collars can be quite useful.  However, it is best to combine this basic measure with pet microchip technology too. If your pet is used to you meeting all of its needs, imagine how difficult it would be for him to fend for himself if he were to get lost.  It can be difficult finding them on your own, which is why collars can be quite useful.  However, it is best to combine this basic measure with pet microchip technology too. Hopefully you will never need it, but you never know what can

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happen. You may leave a door or window open inadvertently allowing your pet to make its escape.  If you keep your dog outside, then he may decide to dig under the fence or get out some other way. Having a chip implanted in your pet is an inexpensive way to achieve peace of mind.  If you go down to an animal shelter, it should cost you less than $20.  It would be a bit more to get it done at a veterinarian’s office or a breeder, but it still will not be cost-prohibitive. The chips that are put inside your pet are very small.  They are no larger than a grain of rice.  The chip will contain all of your contact information.  If your pet is lost, then a scanner can be used to access your contact information and return your pet to you. Not only is it inexpensive to get a pet microchip, but it is also an easy process.  It can easily be done using a syringe.  If your pet has had vaccination shots in the past, then they will not have much of an issue getting chipped.  The procedure will not need to be repeated in the future since it lasts for the life of your pet.

Having a chip implanted in your pet is an inexpensive way to achieve peace of mind. It is important to make use of GPS technology.  determine exactly where will need to scan your

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the distinction that a chip does not make You can’t sit at home and use a device to your pet has run off to. Instead, someone pet for the chip after it has been found.

Many pets end up at a shelter after getting separated from their owners. Personnel at these shelters will have the technology to scan your pet.  Just make sure that your contact information is always up-to-date.  If you ever move or change phone numbers, then you will need to have the necessary changes updated in the database. June is pet microchip awareness month.  There is not much of a reason not to  get your pet a chipped since there are many benefits in doing so.


In honor of my cats & all the furry animals that touched my heart & soul, The Pet Lovers Guide Dedicates this Memorial Page to each and every one of those who have lost a pet, a companion, a family member. Each of these animals has a story and brought much joy to their owners. This is our way of continuing the memory and legacy of our special friends. Until we meet again...Rest In Peace DREW


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Buster Snowball Sphira Rose

Princess Luna Tommy Calvin

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located on the grounds of the SPCA, 2200 Peabody Road in Vacaville, offers spays and neuters to dogs and cats (including feral cats) to residents of Solano County and the surrounding communities at a discounted rate. Studies have shown the only way to decrease the euthanasia rate in local area shelters is to have a low cost spay/neuter clinic in the community. According to over 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the United States every day. Because of overpopulation, more than 3.7 million animals are still being euthanized each year.  In Solano County alone there are over 90,000 cats according to the 2012 census.  This number is for homes with pet cats.  This doesn’t include the numbers of stray animals and feral cats that are still currently reproducing.

This is where the SPCA of Solano County goes to work.

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The SPCA of Solano County is planning our first annual “No Father’s Day” event May 31, 2014.  This event will neuter 150 male cats free of charge.  It is our hope that several animal loving business owners in our community will help to sponsor our event.  We are asking for a sponsorship of $500 to help reach our goal.  150 male cats neutered will prevent thousands of unwanted litters each year.  This means that less cats will be euthanized in municipal shelters.   This event, along with our sponsors, will be promoted and publicized in our radio commercials on KUIC radio, website, press releases, and social media platforms.  We need the help of our community.   We will have three teams each with 50 male cats to neuter.  Each team will consist of one licensed veterinarian and 2 veterinary technicians ..  The cats will have prescheduled appointments and a group of volunteer teams will

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check in the cats and complete the necessary paperwork. All surgery is performed by our licensed veterinarians while the patient is under anesthesia.   The patients will be monitored by our veterinary technicians while they recover and rest.  Animals will be discharged and sent home with post-operative instructions after recovery.

If you are interested in being a sponsor for this important event there are several ways to donate.

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Thank you for your time and consideration. This is a very important event for the animals of Solano County and we need your help to complete our  lifesaving task.

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Recipe for Quick and Healthy Homemade Dog Treat By Nicole Pajer Making your own homemade dog treats can be a fun reward for your dog. There are many benefits to making your own dog treats at home. Control what goes into the recipe. You can ensure that your pet is getting a nutritious and wholesome snack. You can also tailor your dog treat recipes to your dog’s taste preferences as well as cater to any dietary restrictions. Prevent unhealthy additives. Many brands of commercial dog treats are filled with preservatives, which help to extend their shelf life. In addition, store bought treats are often made from fillers and byproducts as opposed to natural and high quality ingredients. By creating your own treats at home, you will be able to provide your dog with a healthy snack that is not only nutritious but is also free of unhealthy additives. Tasty alternative. Making your own dog treats allows you to provide your pet with a tasty alternative to his usual doggie biscuit.

Frozen Peanut Butter Doggie Yogurt The perfect snack to cool your pet down after a vigorous play session



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It has often been said that necessity is the mother of invention. And that is true for Paula Hege and her beloved English Mastiff, Rabb. Three years ago, Rabb was trapped in a thunderstorm. So violent was the storm that the creek behind Paula’s home flooded. The natural instinct of animals is to escape to higher ground in a flood and that’s just what a moccasin did.

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Rabb and her sister Roz, a boxer, encountered their first snake. Rabb and Roz may have thought the snake was another toy to play with. Scared, the snake bit both dogs, nearly killing both. Looking out her office window at the intensity of the storm, Paula’s instincts took over. She raced home to find both dogs lying in her backyard--near death. Paula rushed both to the N. C. State University Veterinary School where a team of doctors nursed Rabb and Roz back to health. But that event left Rabb, a 200-pound mastiff, deathly afraid of thunderstorms. It was painful to see how fearful she was every time a storm occurred. There wasn’t a product that could help calm Rabb’s fears. All of Paula’s “TLC” still wouldn’t calm her mastiff. That’s when Paula decided she had to come up with a solution to help her dog. The product Paula developed, a new coat and harness technology, work by replicating a naturally occurring behavior between animals and their offspring in a gentle and nurturing manner. Picture this: A mother dog picks up her puppy by the scruff of his neck, calming the puppy. The puppy relaxes because he knows his mommy is taking him safely out of harm’s way. The Rein Coat® is designed to lightly touch your pet on the nape of the neck— just like the mommy dog or cat—triggering the production of oxytocin to be released by the brain, which then reduces the fear and anxiety in your pet. In numerous trials, The Rein Coat® has proven effective in reducing anxieties while allowing your pet to move freely without constraint.

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The Rein Coat® is a patent pending, therapeutic calming coat. The technology is totally different than any other dog shirts or coats that are tight-fitting and restrictive. As with Rabb, many dogs and cats fear thunder, loud noises, a trip to the vet or groomer, or riding in cars or on airplanes. Chuck in Madison, WI writes: “We have noticed a sense of calm with our three dogs when they are wearing the coats. The ease of putting on the coats and the quality are other things we like about the coats.” Allison in Muscatine, IA: “The coats are amazing. My favorite thing about the coats is they work for all three of my dogs’ body types, don’t restrict their movements and can withstand the elements.” John in Roanoke, VA: "My Jack Russell terrier had always been anxious when asked to climb in my plane and go flying with me. I bought a Rein Coat® for him because he is afraid of thunderstorms and wearing the coat allows him to ignore the storms. Now he wears it on the plane and enjoys flying the friendly skies. It has made a remarkable difference.” The Rein Coat® is perfect for service dogs who  work under a lot of stress every day. The Rein Coat® is the perfect way for one of these buddies to “decompress” and relax after a tough day at work. The Rein Coat® helps keep your pet relaxed and comfortable on those daily walks. The coat’s exterior is water resistant with a plush interior that keeps your pet warm. The coat is machine washable or you can just wipe it off with a sponge. The Rein Coat® fits dogs and cats  from five to 250 pounds with neck sizes ranging from six to 35 inches. There is no other K-9 garment that will accommodate a wide array of dogs, from toy to giant breeds. 

The Rein Coat® is available in eight sizes and fitting your pet with the proper size is easy to do.  The Rein Coat® and can be purchased at Scan the QR code for more information. ›

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recently toured Lucky Ones Ranch in Vacaville, California and what a fantastic place it is! More importantly, I had the pleasure of learning about Thao, Vince and their animals. This couple works full time, yet they rescue animals and provide them with amazing care. They truly have big hearts and a deep passion for all animals. It was wonderful to hear their unforgettable stories of how they saved each animal. Here’s a little more about them and their amazing sanctuary.



Animal Sanctuary =< Birthday Parties Petting Zoo & Pony Rides

Dispatcher Thao and Officer Vince Ones, married in 2006, are a crime fighting, animal loving duo. When


CKY ONES RANCH By Thao Le & Michelle Morris-Adams (Reviewed by Lauren Kendell, editor)

Thao is not answering 911 calls and Vince is not arresting bad guys, they are home with their fur babies at the Lucky Ones Ranch.

In 2011, the Ones moved from the city to five scenic acres in the rolling hills of Vacaville. They quickly expanded their family of fur and feathers to include two llamas, two goats, one sheep, ten pigs, six horses, many chickens, five ducks, two geese, four rabbits,  two turtles, five dogs and four cats.   Most of the animals were rescued, some were purchased from breeders, and some were even born at the ranch, but ALL of them are considered to be their “fur kids”.  They are part of the family and treated with love and respect.

The Ones have hosted dozens of private get-togethers with friends and family. In 2012, they hosted their largest event, the Fall Celebration, with 50 adults and 30 children. They hosted the first annual Great Easter Egg Hunt in 2013 – a fundraiser for Canine Cancer, in which they raised over $1000 for the Morris Animal Foundation.  They will host another amazing Easter Celebration in April 2014 for Ranch guests.

❝Whether it’s a birthday party or a family reunion, The Lucky Ones Ranch is a special place to create lasting memories.❞

To share their love of animals, Thao and Vince have decided to open the Lucky Ones Ranch to the public for special events. Whether it’s a birthday party or a family reunion, The Lucky Ones Ranch is a special place to create lasting memories. The Ranch offers a unique and fun place to hold your child’s birthday party. All activities take place outside; it’s a “Noah’s Ark” assortment of animals about 70 in all! The children can visit the petting zoo includes or take a handled pony ride on small ponies, Josephine and Leo. There are three picnic tables shaded under walnut trees and an outdoor wash basin and outhouse. Kids (and adults) are encourage to play, enjoy the animals and just have fun. I highly recommend visiting; you and your children will have a great time in a special, engaging atmosphere. Please consider The Lucky Ones Ranch.

For additional information, check out their website at: or find them on Facebook.


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Valerie Christiansen, DVM Michael Bethard, DVM Beverly Daniel, Practice Manager Barbra Leal, Office Manager/Receptionist Joey Elepano, RVT

Stephanie Webb, RVT

Bayside is a full service veterinary hospital including the latest in surgical and treatment options for your pets. Our staďŹ&#x20AC; is knowledgeable, caring and available. We oďŹ&#x20AC;er the highest quality of medicine and care for your pets.

Veterinary Hospital 235 Tennessee Street, Vallejo, CA 94590 | Fax: 707.553.8372 | Phone: 707.553.8363 26

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY Solano County Community Animals and Adolescents Together Vallejo, Ca CAT & DOG RESCUE Cat Tales Rescue Solano County Cat Rescue Humane Society of the North Bay 1121 Somoma Blvd Vallejo, Ca 707-645-7905 Vallejo Animal Control 707-645-7906 Benicia Animal Control 707-745-3412 SCARF 680 Vintage Court Fairfield, CA USA 94534 CAT & DOG RESCUE Solano Feral Cat Group PO Box 1221, Suisun, Ca 707-421-5515 4 Paws Pet Rescue Vacaville, CA 95688 CAT & DOG RESCUE Premier Animal Rescue P. O. Box 6763 Vacaville, CA 95696 707-592-4601 Cat Rescue Dog Works Doberman Rescue 149 Briarwood Drive , Vacaville 707-448-3850 Joleene: Leanne: The Dog Spot Rescue Rehabilitation & Rehoming Center P.O. Box 5126 Vacaville, Ca 95688

Northern California Italian Greyhound Rescue Fairfield, Ca 707-446-1858 (Barb) International Bird Rescue 4369 Cordelia Road , Fairfield 707-207-0380 Solano County Animal Care Shelter 2510 Clay Bank Road Fairfield, CA 94533 (707) 784-1356 Phone The Animal Place Sanctuary and Education 3448 Laguna Creek Trail, Vacaville 707-449-4814 SPCA of Solano County 2200 Peabody Rd Vacaville, CA 95687 707-448-7722 Paws for Healing A Canine Therapy Program Serving Northern Calif 707-258-3486 Spirit Horse Therapeautic Riding Center of SF Bay Area 707-720-6360 Humane Animal Services Serving Vacaville, Fairfield, Suisun City, Dixon, and Rio Vista 707-449-1700 Suisun Wildlife Rescue Injured or orphaned wild animal, please call 707-429-HAWK (4295)

We Care Animal Rescue 1345 Charter Oak Ave., St. Helena 707-963-7044 CAT & DOG RESCUE LAPS P.O. Box 6596 Napa, CA 94581 707-265-6642 A Canine Therapy Program Serving Northern Calif

Sonoma & Lake County Golden Gate Basset Rescue POBox 4958, Petaluma 707-765-2690 North Bay Canine Rescue and Placement PO Box 4522, Petaluma 707-763-7736 Petaluma Animal Services Foundation 840 Hopper St, Petaluma, Ca 94952 707-778-PETS (7387) California Animal Rescue Santa Rosa, Ca 707-293-4470 CAT & DOG RESCUE Countryside Rescue 3410 Guerneville Rd., Santa Rosa 707-494-0491 CAT & DOG RESCUE Forgotten Felines of Sonoma County 1814 Empire Industrial Ct  Santa Rosa, CA 95403 PO Box 6672, Santa Rosa, Ca 95403 707-576-7999

Whiskers, Tails, and Ferals 1370 Trancas Street, #206, Napa 707-942-9066 CAT & DOG RESCUE

Paws for Love Foundation P.O Box 9004, Santa Rosa, Ca 95405 209-795-4575 The Paws for Love Foundation is a resource for shelters and rescue organizations.

Napa Humane Society P.O. Box 695, Napa 707-255-8118

Wine Country Greyhound Adoption PO Box 6266, Santa Rosa 800-924-7397

Napa County Animal Shelter 942 Hartle Ct, Napa, Ca 94558 707-253-4382

Special Pets Rescue P.O. Box 1247, Lower Lake 707-350-7008

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Sonoma Humane Society 5345 Hwy 12, Santa Rosa, Ca 95407 707-542-0882 Sonoma County Animal Care and Control 1247 Century Ct Santa Rosa, CA 707-565-7100 California Animal Rescue PO BOX 2179 Healdsburg, CA 95448 707-293-4470 Pet's Lifeline 19686 8th Street East. , Sonoma 707-996-4577 Cat & Dog Rescue A Leg Up Rescue 925 Lakeville Street #265 Petaluma, CA 94952 Dog Rescue Big Dog Rescue Penngrove, Ca 707-665-0332 Dog Rescue Chihuahua Club of Northern California, Rescue Renee' Harris, 707-887-0190 P.O. Box 1696 Forestville, CA. 95436 Email: Golden Gate Gordon Setter Club Rescue P.O. Box 1578 , Middletown 707-987-9463

Contra Costa County Outcast Cat Help PO Box 963, Martinez, CA 925-231-0639 Cat Rescue Umbrella of Hope 4080 Railroad Ave, Suite C.,Pittsburg, CA 94565 (925) 567-3997 CAT & DOG RESCUE Milo Foundation 220 South Garrard Blvd., Point Richmond 415-454-6456


Bay Area Poodle Rescue 1442 A Walnut St #204 Berkeley, CA 94709 510-286-7630

Yolo & Sacramento Northern California Boxer Rescue Davis, Ca 866-989-NCBR (6227) Small Dog Rescue Roseville, Ca Serving Placer County, Rocklin, Lincoln, Roseville and Sacramento NorCal Cocker Rescue, Inc.    1731 Howe Ave., #264 Sacramento, CA 95825 (916) 541-5149 Russell Rescue Inc, Ca Kerry McAllister, 916-600-7352 Nor Cal Aussie Rescue 10556 Combie Road #6200, Auburn 530-268-1600 Rotts of Friends Animal Rescue 34505 County Road 29 Woodland, CA 95695 Phone: (530) 661-0213

Other Small Animal Rescue & Adoptions Rats, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Mice, Chinchillas Save A Bunny Mill Valley, Ca 415-388-2790 Dalmatian Club of America Rescue Sherry GuIdager 916-771-0282; MariIyn DromgooIe 510-708-2642 Dalmatian Club of Northern California Rescue 510-886-9258; Janet Langford Gray 408-2574301; Barb & Mike Dwyer 925-672-3980 Dachsund Rescue Northern California Chico, Ca - Monti Markel, 530 895 3148 San Leandro, Ca - Vicki Ronchette, 510-483-2631 Northern California American Malamute Association 800-399-8155

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NorCal Irish Setter Rescue 208-683-2765 (Paul) or 510-524-2602 (Debra) NorCal Golden Retriever Rescue 405 El Camino Real Suite 420, Menlo Park 650-615-6810 NorCal German Shorthair Pointer Rescue P.O. Box 933, Menlo Park 408-402-2092 Nor Cal Beagle Rescue Bay Area: 510-770-0208, Sacramento Area: 916691-1817 NorCal Collie Rescue 650-851-9227 Great Dane Rescue of Northern California 15255 Clydelle Ave, San Jose 916-652-6444 (Colleen) Great Pyrenees Rescue of Northern California P O Box 574, Georgetown 1-877-PYRENEES German Shephard Rescue of Northern Calif P.O. Box 1930, Cupertino 1-800-728-3473 Golden State German Shepard Rescue PO Box 2956, Alameda , CA 94501 877-447-4717 Border Collie Rescue of Northern California 831-422-8176 (Ann) West Coast Mastiff & Large Breed Rescue 39252 Winchester Rd #107-253 Murrieta, CA 92563 Afghan Hound Rescue - Northern California P.O. Box 3508, Redwood City 650-678-9984

Solano County SPCA Spay and Neuter Clinic

We offer Low Cost Spays and Neuters for Solano County and surrounding communities We also offer vaccines, microchipping, and blood tests at the time of surgery

Please call for an Appointment


2200 Peabody Road, Vacaville, CA 95687



North Bay Water Services, Inc. POOL SERVICE & REPAIR

Our Services Include: Algae Treatment

FREE Diatomaceous Earth (Up to 100 lbs per year)

Quality Control Program

Keeping Your Pool Professionally Balanced Each Week

Highly Trained Mature Service Personal

NO Dangerous Chemicals Stored At Your Home

49 Weekly Inspections Per Year

Full Service, Equipment Sales & Repair (Available at Additional Cost)



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Swimming with our pet should be fun! But as responsible pet owners we must take the right precautions when allowing our dogs to swim!

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