Gabe, a Military Labrador

We Interview the People Behind the First U.S. National Monument to Military Dogs

If you watched the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, you probably saw the Canines with Courage float dedicated to military dogs. It was sponsored by Natural Balance Pet Food and modeled after the Military Working Dog Teams National Monument, scheduled to be dedicated in the fall. The float and monument honor American military dogs

Rosario Mission Cat

Rosario’s Mission In Life: The Cat of Mission San Antonio De Padua

In California, the Missions were a significant part of our history. One Mission,  San Antonio De Padua in Monterey County, has a hidden secret with a special gem: a black cat named Rosario. Mission San Antonio De Padua is hidden away in on the grounds of Fort Hunter Liggett. It is the third Mission to

Brian Champlin and Cynthia Miranda at Succulent Cafe

From The Abyss to the Frying Pan Brian Champlin Finds Life

Brian Champlin is like a cat with nine lives. Going through two near-death experiences that he survived to tell about and discovering his real calling in life has made him a better person, giving him the chance to explore the culinary arts and become the passionate chef and restaurant owner he is today. Life In

Pearl: Search and Rescue Dog - ASPCA Dog of the Year

ASPCA Dog of the Year: Pearl the shelter dog
turned search and rescue dog

Pearl does it again.  From shelter dog to search and rescue dog, to heroine of the book, “A New Job for Pearl,” and now the ultimate award ASPCA Dog of the Year. The latter was announced this month.  Captain Ron Horetski of the Los Angeles County Fire Department (Pearl’s handler) and Pearl will go to

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