Dog Food Recall by Rancho Santa Margarita company

Dog food alert: On September 25, OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, announced it is recalling its OC Raw Chicken, Fish and Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/oc-raw-recall-sep-2015/

Please be sure to share the news of this alert with other pet owners.

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New Mission Viejo stores-one for pets, the other, babies

Petco will eventually be taking the retail space recently vacated by DeNault’s Hardware at Marguerite Pkwy and Rancho Santa Margarita Pkwy in the same shopping center as Sprouts Farmer’s Market and the Claim Jumper.

The Bed, Bath and Beyond company has added a store to its family that’s everything baby, aptly named “buybuy Baby”. It’s now open and located here:

25322 El Paseo (just off the 5 between Oso and La Paz)
Mission Viejo, CA
Phone: (949) 282-0024

Store Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00am to 9:30pm
Sun 9:30am to 8:00pm

Website:  http://www.buybuybaby.com

Printer doggedly works to improve the lives of animals worldwide

I met Rene Bruce tonight at the Irvine Dog Park.  I was there with my two dogs, Molly and Noodles, and my foster terrier puppy, Skoshi whose first time it was to go to the dog park.

Rene was there with two of his dogs.  I watched how in sync he was with the dogs, quietly and easily calling out commands, both dogs obeying happily.  I was in awe because that’s not the way it is with my little pack.  I continued to watch him for a good 45 minutes, transfixed.  It became a little cold, so gathered my brood, attached leashes, and readied to go, passing Rene who was now on the bench next to me.

Something inspired me to stop and ask if he trained his dogs himself. He did, something that comes naturally to him and has since he was a child.

I learned that he works closely with an animal shelter as a volunteer, don’t recall which one, working with dogs that are unadoptable due to aggression and other problems.  He has a high success rate, in fact, one of the dogs at the park was one of his graduates.

Rene is an entrepreneur and inventor. Perhaps in another blog, I’ll write about that part of his life, but for now, he’s the co-founder of Print4aPet.com, a printing company that offers all the things you might expect from a printer and more, but his prices are more economical and 20% of his gross goes to an animal in need, whether it be a dog, dolphin or turtle.

If you’ve ever been to Orange County Animal Services, you will have seen orange and blue signage.  It was created and donated by Rene.

He’s currently working with a name you may recognize, the founder of PETA, Alex Pacheco.  The website is 600million.org, its purpose to help save millions of stray dogs globally due to overpopulation.

If you have ever loved an animal, please help support the work Rene is doing by having your printing needs met through his business.  You’ll save money and help animals at the same time.

Print4aPet.com, 2104 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA  92705
Phone
: (866) 744-1629
Email:  info@Print4aPet.com.

He provides printing services not only in O.C., but anywhere.   Please pass this on to your animal loving friends and family, and organizations you may be involved with.

Rene is an interesting guy.  His life hasn’t followed a traditional path.  Learn a little more about him at his blog.

Animal Communicator to Speak at Event. Bring Your Questions!

The OC chapter of the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) is hosting speaker Frances W Greenspan, an animal communicator.   She speaks with animals both here and to those who have crossed over by tuning in telepathically to their spirit/higher self to ask questions and receive their answers.

She’ll be speaking on the death experience of animals, their afterlife, and how it compares to that of humans.

Frances has appeared on numerous pet related radio shows, in print and online magazines, and is author of the book “What Do Your Pets Want You to Know? My Story of Animal Communication”.

She’s also an artist, specializing in illustrations of animals.  She was recognized by Cat Fancy Magazine as one of the most gifted animal artists in the world.

Feel free to invite all your pet owner friends and everyone else who has an interest in this topic or near-death experiences to join us.

This is an ever-growing area of interest according to the producer of Fox LA News.  At OC IANDS’ meeting last month, they were there filming segments for a piece on near-death experiences.  It will be televised Monday, October 10th, 2011 during the 10pm news hour.  The story will also be on their website after it plays.

Q & A will follow her talk.  If you have questions that are not necessarily animal related, but concerning near-death or any spiritually transformative experience, you’re welcome to ask those as well.  Group members with first hand knowledge of these kinds of experiences may join in to help answer those questions.

Afterwards, everyone is invited to a no-host dinner beginning 4:20 pm at Mimi’s Café, 17231 17th St., Tustin, CA. The restaurant phone number is 714-544-5522.

We encourage a donation of $10 per person for our expenses, but no one is turned away.  RSVP at robinbarr1@cox.net.

OC IANDS meets the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 1pm-4pm at Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA. Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park.  The first room you come to will be the classroom where we meet.  If you get lost, call Robin at 949-290-1949.

Soft, playful, purring kittens ready for adoption. Don’t miss out, go today!

Eight young cats are ready for adoption at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center.   They include a tabby boy, an orange tabby, and seal-point Siamese mix.

Article Tab : Mission Viejo Animal Services Center has several friendly and healthy kittens - including tabby boy Smalls - that are available for adoption. Call 949-470-3045 for more information or visit www.cmvas.org.
According to shelter staff, the tabby’s mother, an affectionate calico that has a home, adored her kittens, which is evident by their demeanor.  Volunteer families have been caring for the kittens so they are well adjusted, playful and affectionate.

You can visit the pets available for adoption at the facility, located at 28095 Hillcrest during operating hours or call 949-470-3045. For more information, visit www.cmvas.org.

Shelter hours are:

•11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

•12 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays

•12 to 3 p.m. on Sundays

Dog Fair This Friday, 4/22/11, at Saddleback College

This event is a fundraiser for So. County no-kill shelters and rescues, and starts with a Dog Walk at 8-9am. The fair itself is scheduled from 9am-1pm, and offers drawings, contests, talent show, fashion show, and canine related businesses.  But my favorite of all — paws down — is the Dog Kissing Booth. $10 per car covers Parking, Admission, and 2 prize drawing tickets.

Even if you’re a cat person, stop by, because the proceeds benefit all animals.

Saving Bubba, an abandoned, friendly little 3 yr old basenji mix

Bubba was abandoned in the Mission Viejo area, rescued by a woman with a huge heart who’s unable to take him in herself, but is knocking herself out to help him, even offering to pay for his shots.  A few of us are trying to help her and Bubba get him into a loving home.  He’s smart, funny and mischievous and the perfect age for a family with active children.  What a perk! They can wear one another out!

With his satellite-dish ears and striking red merle and white coat, Bubba has a unique appearance. What’s more, he is very sweet and gets along with other animals. What’s not to love?  I would take him in a New York minute but my HOA prohibits more than two pets, probably a good thing since I would be overrun with cats and dogs by now.

Bubba is at Orange County Animal Care at 561 The City Drive South, in Orange. His I.D. number is A1085397.  Though this shelter strives with everything they’ve got to reduce euthanizing animals, overcrowding can cause it at this shelter.

Let’s save Bubba.  He has so much love to bring to you and a long life ahead of him.