Pets Lifeline hosts dog training classes
I trust everyone is settling into our new year with the sun gracing us with these first couple of weeks of warm weather. Just perfect to take the dogs out for long afternoon strolls and fun play dates at the dog park. Although we do need the rain and it will come, we have every right to enjoy the weather while we can. Our pets sure appreciate it.
We here at the shelter are trying to take this short break in between kitten season to do a little sprucing up and plan for our 30th anniversary year. That kitten season seems to get shorter and shorter each year. We still have a couple of kittens left in foster and the kitten room now has exclusively black and tuxedo (black and white) kittens and kittens, as some are getting pretty big.
Do you have fondness for the tuxedo or black cat? Then come check out these little wonders now only $25 through January. Start your new year in the black.
Our winter dog classes at the Sonoma Community Center are off to a smashing start with two full family dog sessions that started up last Tuesday. Our next set of classes will begin Feb. 28, so if you missed this one, be sure to sign up now for the next semester.
Holly McArthur is an amazing instructor and you will take home fabulous information you can use forever. The classes have been packed and have been getting rave reviews. Holly is thrilled and states, "Pets Lifeline family dog training classes are helping to set the standard for a well-mannered dog in Sonoma Valley. Popular with first-time and experienced owners of every age, I am thrilled to have so many selecting the classes. Since January is the time for New Year's resolutions, it is the perfect time for all dog owners to sign up for the next session offered indoors at the Sonoma Community Center."
Bringing people and animals together is what we are all about here at Pets Lifeline. I spoke last week about the Kids Speak for Pets Program. I will close this article with one of my favorite stories from Kids Speak alum, Rosie Palacio, written about Kera, the irascible old English bulldog who recently found her forever home.
The Loving Dog Kera
by Rosalinda Palacio
The first day I met Kera I said, "Look at that cute dog!" I loved Kera so much I wanted her to be mine. Kera is brown and black but has a little white on her chin. She is a big dog, and I want her so badly! Kera has stinky breath and she slobbers. Kera loves to sleep on the couch. She is nice because she won't bite. She doesn't like dogs or cats, but she loves kids.
I want Kera to be with a family who treats her well. I'd like it to be someone who has a big backyard where Kera can be alone.
Remember ... Wag more, bark less.