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by Nicole Etolen

Have you ever met a dog that, with just one look, you knew was meant to be yours? Your eyes lock through the bars of the shelter kennel and you know without a doubt you’ve found the furry friend of your dreams. That’s how it was when I met Cooper.


by Cynthia Chow
& Sandra Murphy

This week we have reviews & giveaways of 3 more mysteries from Kensington authors for your summer reading fun, with cats, dogs, antiques and food-Antiques Wanted: A Trash ‘n’ Treasures Mystery by Barbara Allan, The Uninvited Corpse: A Food Blogger Mystery by Debra Sennefelder, and The Bengal Identity: A Cat Groomer Mystery by Eileen Watkins.


by KRL staff

Some of the KRL staff have shared some Easter memories here-some sweet, some funny, some spiritual, and with reoccurring themes of family and missing Easter eggs. I hope you enjoy their memories and they remind you of some of your own which you are encouraged to share in the comments below! Happy Easter!


by Lee Juslin

Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue is celebrating Valentine’s Day and the month of February with an adoption special on senior dogs.
Seniors are defined as over six years old. The participating contestants can be found on the rescue’s website. All available for adoption senior Cairns, Cairn Mixes, and No Cairn Mixes are included.


A “Tail” Spinning Rescue

IN THE January 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
andAnimal Rescue Adventures,
andLee Juslin

by Lee Juslin

Paula, of Great Lakes Westie Rescue (GLWR), received a call last April from a shelter that had a year-and-a-half old Westie. “He has awful skin issues,” the shelter told her. “Will you take him?” Skin issues with Westies are fairly common, so Paula was not put off and agreed to take the young dog.


Helping to Solve the Stray Dog Dilemma in California

IN THE January 10 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,

by Boris Dzhingarov

California is a big state with millions of residents, which also means that there are a lot of pets. Unfortunately, some residents are unable or unwilling to take care of their dogs and they become strays. If adequate provisions are not taken, these strays end up reproducing quickly and become a growing public nuisance.


by Lorie Lewis Ham

If you are a dog lover who loves mysteries, Ears For Murder by Sue Owens Wright is the perfect book for you! It is the fifth book in her series, featuring writer Elsie “Beanie” MacBean and her Basset Hound Cruiser.


Reedley PD K9 Program

IN THE December 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andPublic Protectors

by Lorie Lewis Ham

When the Reedley Police Department’s K9 officer Baxter passed away in January of 2013 due to a terminal illness, it spurred the beginnings of an even larger K9 unit in Reedley, thanks to the great response of the community.


by Wendy Hunter

During my 15 years in the Bay Area, I adopted a rescue dog from a San Francisco shelter. Hap was a black and tan Terrier mix, who’d been abused by her previous owner. I was going through a rough patch at the time, and when I saw her curled up in the back of the kennel, I thought we needed each other. And so began a wonderful journey between myself and Hap, who enjoyed nothing more than herding me on long walks, cuddling on the couch, and trying to lick my face off.


by Jane Brown

Between the wildfires and the major hurricanes in Texas and Florida in just this last year, the photos on the news were enough to make you cry. Not only were lives lost in these disasters, but in many cases, there were pets that had to be left behind to fend for themselves in the floods, winds, and fires.


by Wendy Hunter

For some people who volunteer in the rescue world, taking care of dogs in their community is high priority. Since there are hundreds of organizations all over the country, many rescues prefer to stay close to home, getting dogs adopted out locally. A noble cause indeed. But at Animal Rescue of Fresno (ARF), we like to think out of the box, and completely out of the Golden State. ARF believes in not only adopting dogs out in the Central Valley, but also in distributing the wealth of animals to other areas as well.

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by Joseph Riloquio

Bailey and Bronco are a bonded pair of Bully Breed Mixes. Bailey is a three-year-old female, and Bronco is an almost four-year-old male. Bronco was with us at Valley Animal Center once before when he was just a year old. After only a few short months, Bronco was adopted and found a new home.

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