VVAPL Blog

Halloween Safety For Your Pets

Yes, it’s that time of year again when ghouls and ghosts and goblins galore will be roaming the streets looking for their tricks or treats. They’ll run and scream and ring many bells, while filling their bags with handfuls of sweets. It’s a time for food, family, and fun and maybe

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Beat Back to School Pet Blues

It’s the time of year parents are doing their happy dance as their kiddies head back to school. Pets, on the other hand, can have a hard time adjusting to the long hours alone resulting in depression and undesirable behavior like barking, howling, whining, accidents and chewing things up.

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Do You Have a Pet First Aid Kit?

September is National Disaster Preparedness Month, and the perfect time to restock your pet first aid kit or simply put one together if you don’t have one. There’s a number of sites with information on what your kits should contain, such as The Humane Society of the United States,

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VVAPL’s Iguana Habitat Moves Scout Close to Rank of Eagle Scout

Boy Scout Tim Lish from Troop 350 is one step closer to the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout after completing his community service project – an iguana habitat for VVAPL Humane Society’s Green Iguana named Bruce. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication, commitment and time for a scout

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Why should I microchip my pet?

We’ve heard it thousands of times…My dog never get out….My cat’s an inside pet…My pet never runs out of the door…My pet has a collar tag…My pet….well, you can fill in the blank. The reality is millions of pets are lost or stolen every year. The

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Coldwell Bankers "Homes For Dogs Project"

“Homes for Dogs Project” is a national campaign hosted by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and Adopt-a-Pet.com, which aims to find homes for 20,000 adoptable dogs in 2015. Part of the strategy is to team up with local shelters and rescues. Chris Lamoreaux, Broker/Realtor with Coldwell

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Cruise Night Organizer Honors His Father's Memory By Helping VVAPL

The second Friday of every month Rod French dons his leather vest and stripped engineer styled hat and heads out to honor his father, Bob, by holding a Cruise Night to help VVAPL Humane Society. For years, French worked alongside his dad at a number of classic car show charity events. When his dad

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Summer Safety For Your Pets

Summer is fun in the sun, but it can spell disaster for pets without proper planning. Here’s some tips to keep the FUN in your pet’s summer. HEAT Pets are susceptible to heatstroke if they get too hot. Some warning signs of heatstroke are excessive panting, difficulty breathing,

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World-Renowned Helen Woodward Animal Center Helps VVAPL Save Lives

Helen Woodward Animal Center located in beautiful Rancho Santa Fe, California, is known worldwide for the work they do in animal welfare. From innovative adoption programs, to training workshops for those in the animal welfare industry, to educational outreach, Helen Woodward is a place where people

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Daughter Inspires Mother to Help VVAPL

Normally children follow in their parent’s footsteps, but in this case, a mother follows her daughter’s lead in helping the animals at VVAPL Humane Society. Daughter Jennifer Haffenden-Munoz, Starbucks District Manager, whole heartedly supports the annual donation drive held at local

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