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Five ways to help your pet stay calm when a storm sweeps in

Loud wind and hail attacked the house. Branches crashed onto the roof and deck. The power flashed on and off. Tim became hyperalert, trembling and glassy-eyed. Nothing Christie said got through to him. He bolted off the bed, tore through the house and ran outside. Christie found him huddled in a corner of the yard as far away from the house as he could get. She had to crawl on the ground to reach him and then wrapped him in her coat and carried him back to the house.

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At the SPCA: OG

This fella is a sweet senior guy who is quite smart: OG knows Sit, Down, and Stay. He loves treats and is very attentive, so he could probably learn more tricks!

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SPCA pets of the week: Lady and Diamond

These two lovely ladies are best friends. They are mother and daughter and would love to be adopted together. They both have very sweet dispositions and have fast become shelter favorites. They are easy to walk, even together! Super cuddly, great kissers, sweethearts.

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At the SPCA: Boo

Barabus Boo – or Boo, as we like to call him – is such a gentleman. Weighing in at 95 pounds, this handsome 10-year-old German shepherd was mostly an indoor dog and has a stellar personality. Volunteers state that he is well-mannered, good on leash, affectionate and responsive. He’s a leaner, too, and so adorable. Just look at that flopped-over ear.

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How to make the most of Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 22 is Take Your Dog to Work Day. Spending time in a new environment is a great way for our canine companions to socialize and get used to new people, smells and experiences. There is also a calming, soothing effect that dogs can have on humans. Studies show that having dogs in the workplace creates an increase in productivity, decreases stress levels and even lowers employee absenteeism. However, before your dog's first day at the office, it is important to make sure you are properly prepared.

Watch internet sensation Chubbs the cat get spoiled at the shelter

Chubbs, a 29-pound Himalayan mix cat, was found wandering the streets of Altadena, California. He captured hearts online with his "sweet disposition" — "but his heavy load makes it uncomfortable to move around freely."