Help local animals this holiday
Tucker the mini-horse smiles for the camera at Saving Grace Animal Sanctuary in Acton. DAN WATSON January 2016

Help local animals this holiday

The holidays are a time of giving. If you’re an animal lover in the Santa Clarita Valley, there are several ways you can help local organizations that care for homeless…

Holiday Tips for Pet Owners
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Holiday Tips for Pet Owners

As Thanksgiving draws near, it’s a good time for pet owners to prepare a holiday plan to keep pets healthy, happy, and safe. It starts with food. While overindulging can be…

Sweet pit bull terrier is made for the shade
The sweet dog has won the hearts of staff and volunteers, but is waiting for that special home to call her own. Courtesy photo.

Sweet pit bull terrier is made for the shade

Jenny, a six-year-old pit bull terrier mix in Los Angeles may have skin condition that limits her time in the sun, but that doesn’t stop her from sharing her sunny…

Senior pets looking for second chance at love
Coleman is a 13-year-old pit bull waiting for his forever home at the Castaic Animal Shelter. Katharine Lotze/The Signal

Senior pets looking for second chance at love

In honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month in November, the Castaic Animal Care Center is offering $7 adoptions on any dog 7 or older and free cat adoptions throughout…

Halloween pet safety

Halloween is a fun holiday for families, but there are special considerations to take in order to keep everyone safe, especially those with fur. “The most common danger of Halloween…

Planning for your pets
Courtesy photo. Lynda Hill of Agua Dulce poses with her dog Red. Hill has planned her estate to take care of Red, as well as her other dogs Misty and Josie, in the case of her death.

Planning for your pets

Lynda Hill of Agua Dulce has seen one too many times as a volunteer, watching as a dog or cat gets surrendered by a relative or friend of the recently…

A reading day with the dogs
FILE PHOTO: Saniya Travenia, 8, tries to dodge kisses from poodle Romeo as she reads a book to him at the Canyon Country Library's Read to Dogs program on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2016. Katharine Lotze/Signal.

A reading day with the dogs

Penny, a two-year-old golden retriever, rested her front paws against 10-year-old Athena Roldan’s shoe as Roldan read “BabyMouse Puppy Love” to the dog. Penny and four other dogs sat quietly,…

Vaccines 101: What you should know
Dr. Evelyn Vega displays a feline leukemia vaccine and syringe at Happy Pets Veterinary Center in Valencia on Friday. 082616 Dan Watson

Vaccines 101: What you should know

Got a new puppy or kitten? Take in a stray? Not sure when your pet’s next vaccine is due? Whatever the situation, vaccinations are an important part of maintaining your…

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