Spare Your Pets the Spooks of Halloween

Creepy costumes, glowing jack-o-lanterns and candy galore make Halloween a treat for kids and grown-ups alike, but they can be seriously scary for our pets. To keep your pets safe and healthy this Halloween, San Diego Humane Society recommends keeping …

1 Million Reasons to Celebrate!

This month we’re celebrating the second anniversary of our merger with PAWS San Diego. And we have a lot to celebrate! The mission of PAWS – helping people keep their pets in their homes – is truly the future of …

Back to School Blues

Back to School may be music to a parent’s ears, but it can be a tough adjustment for our pets who have become used to long summer days of constant entertainment while the kids are home.  When pets get bored …

Budgeting for Your New Pet

How much is that doggy in the window? There are many costs to consider, beyond the initial investment, when adding a pet to your family. On average, households in the U.S. spend more than $500 a year on their pets. With …

Dogs and Babies

The pairing of children and dogs can seem idyllic, but the reality is to ensure the safety of both parties, it’s crucial that all interactions between the two are closely supervised. Whether you have a new pet or they’ve been …

HELPFUL RESOURCES

The website www.familypaws.com is a foundation that is dedicated to offering free education, videos and training services for families looking to successfully integrate babies (or toddlers) with dogs in the household.           Five Types of Supervision …

Sharing the Love by Letting Go

How a new approach to re-homing animals and engaging the community can help save lives. It hurts my heart to hear the reasons that some animals arrive at San Diego Humane Society. But I’m grateful we’re able to go to …

No More Pet Store Puppies Day

San Diego County is one of the pet-friendliest communities in the nation, so it’s important that we set the standard for the humane treatment of animals and for animal welfare issues nationwide. Yesterday was National “No Pet Store Puppies Day,” …

How Mocha Overcame the Odds

Over Memorial Day weekend, a Good Samaritan found a helpless, injured puppy on Oceanside Blvd. near the I-5 freeway and quickly searched for help. When the broken nine pound puppy, now named Mocha, arrived at our Oceanside Campus, our veterinarians …

California Assembly Adopts Humane Education Resolution

HR 28 has been signed by the State Assembly to encourage compliance with California’s current education code to teach students about kindness and respect for animals, as well as observance of laws, regulations and policies pertaining to the humane treatment …