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Pawsitively Impactful: Two Families’ Journey of Volunteerism with Therapy Dogs of ATD

Written by Elise Mebel, Published in Aliance of Therapy Dogs Magazine, Spring/Summer 2024 In the heart of our community of San Luis Obispo, California, two families stand out not just for their dedication to volunteerism but for the unique bond they share with their furry companions. Anna Bates and her 15-year old son, Stevie, along [...]

Embrace the Joy: January is Train Your Dog Month!

by Stephanie Ruggerone January brings not only the promise of new beginnings but also the opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend. At the Animal Care Clinic, we're excited to celebrate "Train Your Dog Month" and encourage you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life to [...]

By |2024-01-06T19:20:09+00:00January 6th, 2024|Human-Animal Bond|0 Comments

New Canine Training Services with Stephanie Ruggerone 

Our furry companions are an integral part of our lives and ensuring they are well-behaved and happy is paramount. We now offer limited training sessions with Stephanie Ruggerone whose certifications include Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed, Fear Free Animal Trainer, and Human Animal Bond. Additionally she has over 30 years experience raising service dogs. She works [...]

By |2023-11-14T04:03:45+00:00November 14th, 2023|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Help! My dog won’t go potty in the rain!

Rain is infrequent here on the Central Coast leaving many pet parents frustrated when their dogs don’t want to go outside to potty. Unless your dog likes playing in the ocean, chances are they haven’t had much experience being wet. This can be especially true for puppies if squirt bottles are used for correction. Here [...]

By |2022-11-18T02:43:44+00:00November 7th, 2022|Community Service, Human-Animal Bond|0 Comments

Top Tips for a Pet-Safe Halloween

by Stephanie Ruggerone   While “Trick or Treat” may be fun for us; what about our pets? Like so many other holidays in San Luis Obispo, the weather is nice and we want to include our furry family members in the fun. It is easy to forget our animal companions do not “see what we see” [...]

By |2022-11-18T02:44:10+00:00October 25th, 2022|Community Service, Human-Animal Bond|0 Comments

Fire Safety Tips for Pets

We always need to be prepared to take care of our animals, especially during emergencies. With fire season underway in California, Pet Fire Safety Day is an excellent reminder to review your game plan in the event of a fire in or around your home. Here are some tips and resources to get you started. [...]

By |2022-07-15T20:06:40+00:00July 15th, 2022|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Holiday Safety Tips for Dogs & Cats

These simple safety tips from our friends at Trupanion can help you avoid some not-so holly jolly holiday hazards. Oh, Christmas Tree - Tinsel, Ribbons, and Bows, Oh My! Timber! Keep your tree securely upright to protect your climbing cat or excited dog. Clean up pine needles frequently, and use a tight fitting tree skirt [...]

By |2021-12-17T06:05:39+00:00December 15th, 2021|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Tips to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

Recycle, Reuse, and Donate! Before throwing away old towels, toys, blankets, leashes or other pet supplies, call our local shelter or 40 Prado (yes, they have pets too) and see if they are in need.     Soak up the sun! We're lucky to live in such a beautiful area and it's great to spend [...]

By |2021-04-22T04:53:00+00:00April 22nd, 2021|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments

Puppies in a Pandemic

By Natalie Borgardt    For many people, the unexpected time at home has been a good time for a new puppy! We all want dogs to grow up and be comfortable, welcomed, and confident among society. Early socialization teaches the appropriate social skills, rational thinking in new situations, and builds a strong foundation for lifelong learning. [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:09+00:00April 24th, 2020|Human-Animal Bond|0 Comments

Animal Care Clinic is here for you!

We hope that you and your pets are staying healthy and doing well during these potentially stressful and confusing times. We want to assure you that we are here for you and that we are doing everything we can to reduce risk to our patients and clients during this COVID-19 situation.  Our office will remain [...]

By |2020-07-24T15:26:09+00:00March 17th, 2020|Human-Animal Bond, Pet Health Care|0 Comments