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Jyra, a recent addition to the household, is rambunctious and amusing. (Courtesy Jaya Padmanabhan)

Why do we pretend that dog parenting is easy?

Adjustments must be made to address needs of the newest family member

 

Rewarding calm behavior is one way to curb a dog’s aggression.<ins> (Courtesy SF SPCA)</ins>

Use positive signals to calm an unsettled dog

Give your cat a proper place to scratch

 

Now, while we’re sheltering in place, is a great time to focus on your dog’s education. (Courtesy Rob Schroeder/SF SPCA)

Train your dog with motivation, not dominance

Using the right technique will result in bonding, better behavior

  • Jan 10, 2021

 

A three-month-old opossum receives treatment. (Photo courtesy WildCare)

WildCare seeks to raise $1M for matching grant to build new facility

A Marin wildlife rehabilitation center is asking the public for help in…

A three-month-old opossum receives treatment. (Photo courtesy WildCare)
(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

257 animals found homes through Macy’s Holiday Windows this season

The final count is in! The SPCA is reporting that 257 animals were…

(Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
An otter enjoys a frozen Christmas tree treat (Photos courtesy Oakland Zoo)

Oakland Zoo animals celebrate holidays with gifts, leftover Christmas trees

Humans weren't the only ones celebrating the holidays this year: the animals…

An otter enjoys a frozen Christmas tree treat (Photos courtesy Oakland Zoo)
(Photo courtesy Marianne Hale for the SF Zoo)

SF Zoo animals go wild over seasonal pumpkin snacks

A truckload of pumpkins were dropped off at the San Francisco Zoo…

(Photo courtesy Marianne Hale for the SF Zoo)
Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo

SF to study, haze coyotes amid increased sightings and attacks

Increased coyote sightings and attacks on pets in San Francisco have prompted…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo
Mayor Ed Lee's $350 million Public Health and Safety Bond includes $54 million to build a new animal shelter in The City. (Evan Ducharme/2013 S.F. Examiner)

Helping animals actually helps people

Gandhi once said you can judge the greatness of a nation by…

Mayor Ed Lee's $350 million Public Health and Safety Bond includes $54 million to build a new animal shelter in The City. (Evan Ducharme/2013 S.F. Examiner)
(Courtesy Bay City News)

Update: Person of interest described in theft of puppy from shelter

A puppy was stolen from a San Francisco animal shelter this afternoon…

(Courtesy Bay City News)
Courtesy San Francisco SPCAThe San Francisco SPCA says it is seeing a growing number of pet owners being forced to surrender their cats and dogs due to housing issues

Pets increasingly losing homes due to SF's housing crisis

San Francisco’s housing crisis is a widely documented phenomenon that has plagued…

Courtesy San Francisco SPCAThe San Francisco SPCA says it is seeing a growing number of pet owners being forced to surrender their cats and dogs due to housing issues

Dolphins are latest mammal deaths in New England

Whether they got lost, sick or swam astray chasing food, 77 dolphins…

Tubby tabby gets revolutionary new knee joint

Because Cyrano weighs more than 20 pounds, amputating his cancer-weakened leg was…

Feds turn down Kerry request for cod assessment

The nation's oceans chief has turned down a request made first by…

Chronic wasting disease found in 2 Mo. deer

Missouri conservation officials say two free-range deer have tested positive for chronic…

Distemper kills 7 California wild desert kit foxes

California wildlife officials say canine distemper has killed seven desert kit foxes…

Gladys Porter Zoo announces birth of gorilla

An endangered Western lowland gorilla born at a South Texas zoo has…

Ohio orangutan gets newer birth control device

A Cleveland Clinic women's health specialist has made a house call at…

Rising wealth of Asians straining world fish stock

U.N. marine experts say rising wealth in Asia and fishing subsidies are…

Sumatran elephants could be extinct in 30 years

The Sumatran elephant could be extinct in the wild within three decades…