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  • Magazine Article

    Tails on the trails

    Nonprofit Free Animal Doctor and Airbnb offer excursions with rescue dogs

    On the eastern edge of the Santa Monica Mountains in California, Runyon Canyon Park is known for its rugged trails, celebrity sightings, and impressive views of the Los Angeles basin, the iconic Hollywood sign and, on a clear day, the Pacific Ocean.

    Among locals, the park has also long been known as a great place to take dogs, with several designated off-leash areas. But until recently, the dog-friendly policies weren’t much of a draw for tourists.

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  • Magazine Article

    You can save a life

    Download this Shareworthy to urge action on behalf of dogs who need protection from the cold

    Download this Shareworthy to urge action on behalf of dogs who need protection from the cold.

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  • Magazine Article

    A word from us

    Kimberley Alboum meets a new friend during a visit to Rockingham County Animal Shelter in North Carolina.

    It's hard to believe that 2018 is already coming to a close. What an incredible year it has been for shelter pets and those who care for them. I hope that you can all take a moment this holiday season to look back on your amazing accomplishments.

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