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Pets and humans coping with time change

Happy November Sonoma! How are you and your animals coping with the time change? Mine are not as quick to accept as I’d like with nudges to get up way too early. Hopefully they’ll catch on soon.


Pettales: Fr. Mike to bless animals Saturday

Happy Harvest Sonoma! Yes, the leaves are changing color, the vineyards are lit up at night for harvest and the Plaza was brimming with grape lovers all last weekend. The Vintage Festival is a wonderful celebration unique to our little burg. I hope we keep it going forever.

Nancy King

Fr. Mike will bless animals

Happy autumn Sonoma! Although there is less light at the end of the day, this is a beautiful time of year in the wine country. Perfect for walking through the vineyards with your dog. I always try to guess which type of wine it is by the color of the leaf, but I don’t think that always plays out.

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‘Paws’ was cool, quake wasn’t

Happy September Sonoma! It just seems a bit quieter in town now that the kids are back in school, doesn’t it? Since my last writing on Aug. 15, so much has happened, I don’t know where to begin.

Nancy King

Pet Tales: Looking out for coyotes

Happy summer solstice Sonoma! I love this time of year when the days seem endless. I especially like taking Doc out for an evening stroll after it cools down from a hot summer day. We always go for a walk when I get home, but now he gets two romps before bedtime so by 9 p.m. he’s out like a light, snoring up a storm and dreaming about liver treats and tennis balls.

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Summer camp starts next week, two afternoon camps added

Greeting Sonoma! Our ninth annual Summer Camp starts on Monday, June 9, and we are very excited to welcome the children into the shelter for the summer. I love camp days, especially watching 12-to-15 complete strangers sitting around the picnic table at 9 a.m. Monday who become pals for life by Friday at noon. They… Continue Reading >>

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Summer camp starts; don’t leave dogs in cars

Greetings Sonoma! Ahhh, summer is upon us and I like it! Our ninth annual Kids Summer Camp starts June 9, so if you haven’t signed up yet, please do so now. It is filling up quickly and is one of the more popular camps in town. We have Lynette Lyon who will join us at… Continue Reading >>

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Fondo ride raised $3,600; pups need forever homes

Greetings Sonoma! Thank you to all who supported the shelter in my Ride for the Animals last Saturday in the Sonoma Gran Fondo. I love the feeling at the start of the ride when we all peddle our way down Napa Street. I had a few well-wishers out in the early hours to cheer me… Continue Reading >>

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Kittens are starting to show up at PLL

Hey Sonoma! How’s everyone doing on this “good” Friday! Well, we got our first kitten in and now we have five. So far, all are doing well. The one I am fostering, Trudy, was found on the bike path when she was just 3 days old. She’s now opening her eyes and has a very… Continue Reading >>

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See the Olate Dogs Saturday at film fest

Holy Olate Dogs Sonoma! We are having such a blast hosting the Olate Dogs and their humans at the shelter. If you haven’t had a chance to see them, please come to the children’s program at the Film Festival from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, where they will perform after their film, “Le Sauvetage.”… Continue Reading >>

Gran Fondo, Tailwags and Handbags on horizon

Hi Sonoma! I holy you’ve all been enjoying the glorious days of Sonoma. The Sonoma International Film Festival is just around the corner from April 2 to 6. This is always a very festive time of year with the streets teeming with filmmakers, filmgoers, a smattering of celebrity and creativity in the air. I love… Continue Reading >>

Long walks with Doc, cats still need homes

Greetings Sonoma! I hope this finds everyone enjoying the summer-like weather. I know we all want the rain, but why not just get out and live in the beauty of the moment?

PLL hosts volunteer orientation on Jan. 18

Happy New Year Sonoma! It is going to be a glorious year, I just feel it in my bones. I know we need the rain, but the weather has been so fantastic for taking nice long walks with our dogs, hasn’t it?

A new addition, 10 safety tips for pet owners

Happy Holidays Sonoma! I took the plunge ladies and gents and finally adopted a dog. Or should I say, a dog adopted me. I had been fostering Doc, one of the two black labs that I’ve spoken of before. It started with him spending the days in my office, then I took him to Thanksgiving… Continue Reading >>

Home for the holidays adoption specials

Happy holidays Sonoma! With Thanksgiving so late this year, it does feel like we have been hurled right into the Christmas season, doesn’t it? Last weekend we had our annual Santa Paws at the Sonoma Community Center and it was fabulous. More than 70 dogs (and cats) came to get their picture taken with the… Continue Reading >>