Dangers of Cannabis for Pets

Recently, a veterinarian from VCA Animal Hospital told one of our supporters that the number one emergency issue they’re seeing is from pets getting into or being given marijuana. In fact, the Pet Poison Helpline reports a 448% increase in …

Four Tips for a Safe July Fourth Holiday

The July Fourth holiday is a festive day of celebration for people, but fireworks can be terrifying for our pets.  Moreover, many pets tend to get lost in the commotion of Independence Day festivities.  “There is typically a spike in …

Oceanside Dog Park Converted to Behavior Center

After much deliberation, San Diego Humane Society has decided to close the Oceanside Dog Park to the public. The park is located adjacent to our Oceanside Campus located at 2905 San Luis Rey Road.  In March, there was a dog-on-dog …

Here’s to YOU!

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, and as we celebrate all of our dedicated, selfless volunteers this week, I’m reminded of all the ways our entire community comes together to protect animals and support the mission of San Diego Humane Society. Whether …

Top Ten Kitten Nursery Stories

Spring has sprung and the nation’s first Kitten Nursery is opening for its 10th season! In 2009, San Diego Humane Society opened the first 24-hour Kitten Nursery in the United States. Since opening, it has cared for more than 10,000 …

Six Tips for Dog-Friendly Gardening

Spring has sprung! And with warmer weather approaching, you might be inspired to throw on your gardening gloves and give your yard a colorful new update. But if you have a dog at home, keeping a beautiful, well-kept garden can …