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The dog days of summer. We’ve all heard this expression used to describe the hottest time of the year. But what most people don’t know when they use this term to complain about the heat is that the phrase is as old as Western culture itself.

Meet Kada! She has been at the Sacramento SPCA since April because her owners no longer had the time to care for her.
With a swipe of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown has ensured Sutter can tag along to some bars and restaurants.

Pet Connection columns
We are big fans of adopting from animal shelters. We each have two dogs acquired from shelters or rescue groups. They are all the absolute best – not that we’re biased or anything.
They aren’t at the level of cats and dogs yet, but reptiles are scaling upward in popularity.
“Did you know?” That’s always a great conversation starter, especially when it’s about our pet pals.

Interactive map: Find a dog park
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