Pets

Capitol Alert

Republican won’t be muzzled over video promoting bill to save dogs trapped in cars

Is an assemblyman’s use of images and a video a stupid pet trick or a misuse of public funds?

Pets

In Japan, owls and reptiles join cats in animal cafe boom

“For people living in urban areas who have difficulty keeping pets, the fact they don’t have to take care of the animals all the time is one reason the cafes are popular,” said Akemi Natsuyama, a senior researcher at the Hakuhodo Institute of Life and Living.

Pets

SPCA Pet of the Week: Brandy

Brandy is 8 pounds of cuteness! She might be missing some teeth at 13 years old, but this sweet, shy lady is affectionate once you spend some time with her.

Pets

Living with old dog is bittersweet

In the last couple of years of my dog Bella’s life, I usually found myself outdoors with her in the wee hours of the morning. The medications she took for her heart condition caused her to have to urinate frequently, and since I am a light sleeper, it fell to me to take her out for her late-night perambulations.

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SPCA Pet of the Week: Theo

Eight-year-old Theo is a wonderful and friendly guy. He enjoys attention and let’s you know it by giving little head bumps. He has great lap cat potential. Theo is also a curious cat who loves to explore and play. Not only is he so sweet, but he is also very handsome with beautiful orange coloring and markings. Through Sunday, Sept. 18, all of our adult cats (one year and older) are free! We are up to our whiskers in adult cats and would like to adopt out 50 adult cats by the end of this special. Please help us in reaching our goal. Information: sspca.org

Pets

Leash training 101

Taking your puppy for a walk is a great way to provide exercise not only for your dog but for yourself as well. However, your new pup probably won't know how to walk nicely on a leash when you first bring him home. All it takes is some time and training, and you two will be going for daily strolls in no time.

Videos

Sacramento Bee readers share photos of their dogs enjoying great outdoors

We asked readers to send us pictures of their dogs enjoying the great outdoors. Enjoy! We're wagging our tails because we certainly enjoyed putting this little video together.
Sue Morrow The Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee readers share photos of their dogs enjoying great outdoors 1:47

Sacramento Bee readers share photos of their dogs enjoying great outdoors

Healthy Hounds opens in Sacramento with freshly cooked food for dogs 3:41

Healthy Hounds opens in Sacramento with freshly cooked food for dogs

Melo, blind and deaf cocker spaniel, makes himself at home with Elk Grove couple 1:19

Melo, blind and deaf cocker spaniel, makes himself at home with Elk Grove couple

Sacramento woman parts with beloved dog, because both are blind and the dog is deaf 3:02

Sacramento woman parts with beloved dog, because both are blind and the dog is deaf