From the Circle to the Hill

Signal Hill’s newest pet shop, Circle Pet, 2201 Redondo Ave., hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Friday with the help of city dignitaries and members of the Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce. Circle Pet owner Mike Casares runs the establishment with his mother Marian Hile and business partner Mark Wright. The store was founded in 1972…

Long Beach Dog Zone now named ‘Rosie’s Dog Beach’

She has 1,288 fans on Facebook. She appeared on Animal Planet and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She was on the cover of Westways magazine. She inspired the “Bulldog Beauty Contest,” the world’s largest gathering of bulldogs that takes place annually in Long Beach. Now, this bulldog has Los Angeles County’s only dog beach…

Tips for protecting pets during Independence Day excitement

The 4th of July can be a frightening time for animals, with the loud sounds of firecrackers and fireworks often sending pets scurrying out of the house or yard in search of security or shelter. Long Beach Animal Care Services reminds all animal owners that they can save themselves and their pets a tremendous amount of…

New license plates to help ‘fix’ pet overpopulation problem

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Each year more than three million cats and dogs are euthanized nationwide, and most of those animals’ lives are brought to an end simply because there are not enough homes to take them in. Furthermore, most of the homeless pets found in shelters or on the street are the offspring…

Eggs, meat and good company

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Do not be fooled by the City of Signal Hill’s urban environment. Farm animals, like chickens, are indeed allowed. In fact, as long as the proper regulations are observed, residents may own up to 20 hens, which translates into approximately 20 eggs a day. The average chicken will lay one…

Pet Project

“Sandy” has a ball at The City of Signal Hill Community Services Department’s “Hounds on the Hill,” as she takes part in the flyball demonstration conducted by The Usual Suspects Flyball Club. The event took place last Saturday at Signal Hill Park and included a rescued-dog parade, a dog-training event, pet adoptions, and a dog…

Dog-lovers event to promote knowledge of pet laws, regulations

Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern Dogs, their owners, and pet lovers are all invited to “Hounds on the Hill,” an event organized by the City of Signal Hill Community Services Department (SHCSD), at Signal Hill Park, 2175 Cherry Ave., from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, June 5. Featuring vendor booths, pet adoptions, contests, activities, music,…

City of LB waiving dog-license late fees this month

In an effort to encourage responsible pet ownership and improve rabies compliance, the Long Beach City Council has authorized a one-month amnesty for late penalties on dog licenses. By law, all dogs over the age of four months old living in the city of Long Beach must be licensed or made current within 60 days…

Thoughts from the Publisher

By Neena Strichart This week we are featuring a special section for animal lovers called “Pamper Your Furry, Scaly, Feathery, Slithery Friends.” Within the section, we are spotlighting ads and articles chock full of information regarding local pet-related businesses, interesting pet facts and upcoming pet events. Over the last 20 years or so, Steve and…

Artists invited to show work that features pets

Gallery Expo, 4321 Atlantic Ave., has issued an open call for artists for a May 2010 juried exhibition entitled Our Non-Human Children. This exhibition is not limited to pets– artists are invited to open minds and make people think. All media are welcome. Submission deadline is April 26.