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'The Jolly Routine'

"The Jolly Routine" is a term coined by the renowned canine behaviorist William Campbell. It means a pet parent "acts" relaxed and happy, even in moments they may feel otherwise, as a way of...

 

Be the change

As a dog trainer, I find my job is both freshly challenging with each new case, and simultaneously, somewhat predictable. While each individual dog and dog guardian are unique and different, similar...

 

The human-canine feedback loop

When someone mentions therapy dogs, naturally called to mind are scenarios in which dogs bring comfort to people in need of a little extra. While this aspect of therapy dogs’ job description is...

 

Super awesome Tehachapi Visitor Center facts

1. We reached our 1000 visitor on the weekend of November 12. 2. Every month since July, we have had visitors from Germany. Germans ask awesome questions, too. 3. We have had international visitors...

 

'Bats! Bats! Bats!' at Audubon meeting, Oct. 25

Get your Halloween Spirit going at the Audubon-Tehachapi meeting Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Golden Hills Elementary School Cafeteria, 20215 Park Road. Don Richardson, Animal Curator for the California...

 

Making miracles

As most regular readers of our column know, I am the director of Marley's Mutts' community outreach, education, and therapy dog certification program, also known as "Miracle Mutts". Zach and I...

 

Disneyland fundraiser for Have a Heart Humane Society

Have a Heart Humane Society is pleased to once again offer a family pack of 4 Park Hopper Disneyland (Anaheim, Calif.) tickets. These one day Park Hopper tickets are valued at over $600. We are looking to raise $2000 through an opportunity drawing...

 

The Annual Turkey Vulture Migration

Fall is here and the birds are moving from their summer breeding grounds in North America to the wintering grounds in Central and South America. As birds fly south they need places to rest and repleni...

 

Goodbyes

I hate them. Here at the ranch they happen. There are times when no matter how hard you try, how much you spend, in the end, you must say goodbye. Over the past few years, I have embraced and let go...

 

2016 Gone to the Dogs Fun Run/Walk and Pet Festival

Mark your calendar! Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. There will be signs all over Tehachapi pointing the way. If you and your family love to have fun with your dog, then the Gone to the Dogs Fun Run/Walk and Pet Festival is an event you don’t want to...

 

Students PLEDG(e) to Make a Difference

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue has an extended community of impassioned supporters that spans the globe. Affectionately branded "The Mutt Militia", this group is nearly a million strong, its members'...

 
 By Zach Skow    Community    August 6, 2016

Marley's Mutts Makes Pawsitive Change

When the Supervisory staff at CDCR California City came calling, Marley's Mutts was ready. Lisa Porter, our lead trainer and energy specialist, took the point position and worked tirelessly on...

 

Successful Dog Days for THS

The Tehachapi Humane Society (THS) celebrated “Dog Days of Summer” with a Silent Auction at the Souza Family Winery Friday July 15. The Silent Auction was a success bringing in over $1,700 for the Spay and Neuter programs that the Tehachapi...

 

Dog Days at Souza is a Lot of Fun!

From May to September, Souza Winery hosts the Dog Days of Summer. Once a month people and their furry friends come out and show their support to a nonprofit organization which helps dogs (and cats)....

 

Have a Heart Humane Society Sends Love, Hope and Supplies to Lake Isabella Shelter

A Facebook plea for donations went out to Have a Heart Humane Society followers for pets in the Lake Isabella fire area. All day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Tehachapi pet lovers dropped off dog and...

 

Program Updates

The " Miracle Mutts" program – Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue's Outreach, Education, and Therapy Dog Certification endeavor – continues to spread joy across Kern County, reaching ever-farther into the...

 

A Hawk's Tale

Driving home from work, on April 20, 2016, I saw a bird in the middle of the road, and assumed it was a Raven, which would normally fly away as cars approached, but this bird didn't. As I got closer,...

 

Deer encounters

At Windswept Ranch, this time of year, we get more calls about fawns from Bear Valley than from any other area in Tehachapi. I think that just shows how much Bear Valley's residents care about their...

 

Marley's Mutts Rescue puppy gets fitted for prosthetic

Tehachapi High School had an adorable visitor on May 27; 16-week-old pitbull puppy Trinity. She, along with veterinarian Dr. Mayuri Kerr and Marley's Mutts founder Zach Skow, arrived at the THS...

 

Fourth of July Wiener Dog races are on

Calling all my Wiener Dog friends: if you have been sitting around on the comfy couch instead of getting that well-paid spokesdog job, here's how you can win some money and make your humans proud!...

 
 By Zach M. Skow    Community    May 28, 2016

Trinity the Amputee

We at Marley's Mutts have had a lot of amputees, but none of them quite like Trinity. Trinity was found by a homeless man after he heard cries coming from the bushes. She was only 5 weeks old, very...

 

Our National Mammal

Some animals are just special. That perfectly describes Valentine. Who knew you could love a bison? But from the moment I saw Valentine, it has been that way. It was early February when I got the...

 

Help Pet Lodge Donate to Local Rescues

Would you love an easy, no cost way to help our Tehachapi pet rescues? Tehachapi Pet Lodge owners, the Andersons and the Komins, invite our customers to designate a favorite local rescue/shelter to receive an amount equal to 10% of their purchases...

 

A Day of Giving and Thanks

Saturday, May 7, 2016. The Rescued Treasures resale store was crowded with cats, dogs, kids and adults. Girl Scout Troop #3405 sat quietly to hear a talk about rescued pets from Rhoda Voda....

 

What can we learn from Hooch?

Mutt Fans, put your hands and paws together for little Miss Vivi, who has just surpassed fifty hours of community service, and earned her Therapy Dog certification! This sweet girl was found...

 

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