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Are the unclear service dog guidelines hurting those they were made to protect?

We seem to see service animals everywhere we go these days but how many of these animals actually went through the arduous process that being a true service dog requires? According to cci.org, the...

 

Protectors of Tehachapi's smallest residents

Gina Christopher has fostered and found homes for nearly 700 cats during her 10 year career in animal rescue. "I'm the original crazy cat lady," she said. Have a Heart Humane Society works every day...

 

Donated Pet ID Scanner put into action

Officers from the Tehachapi Police Department used a new piece of equipment on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 27) to reunite a lost dog turned into TPD. Makaya was identified and returned to her family...

 

The dangers of encountering elk

What do reindeer and elk have in common? Antlers. Impressively big antlers in some cases. Now, why in an article about elk, would I mention reindeer? The answer to that question is that it is to...

 

Welcome fall at EFBC's Twilight Tour

Saturday evening, September 16, Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's Feline Conservation Center will host this third and final Twilight Tour of the year, inviting guests to visit during evening hours...

 

Hello, Loop readers!

Have you ever thought your dog might make a great therapy dog? If so, we'd love to meet you and your mutt, and potentially invite you to join the Miracle Mutts Tehachapi Crew! As dedicated advocates,...

 

Two ducks rescued from Cub Lake

Two beautiful domestic Pekin Ducks were abandoned at Cub Lake earlier this month. Your first thought might be what a beautiful duck home! Unfortunately, domesticated ducks cannot fly and have little...

 

BVS Mule and Horse show

Bear Valley Springs Horseman's Association held their Annual Mule and Horse show August 4, 5, and 6. This is the second largest show in California with contestants coming from Northern and Southern...

 

Audubon August activities to highlight Raptors

Everyone is invited to attend an Audubon field trip on Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Nature Park in Golden Hills. Come walk the trails in the west part of the park; identifying birds, viewing raptor...

 
 By Pat Doody    Community    August 19, 2017

Marley's Mutts to get a new home

At the Aug. 2 Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council meeting, Zack Skow of Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue announced that the organization has purchased a 20 acre ranch in Cummings Valley with the...

 

The thing about animals

You know the feeling when you start to do something, then you start over, and over, and over? Well, that is the way this article has gone. I had an idea, then Charlottesville happened and everything...

 

Phasing out food rewards in dog training

B.T. writes, "I'm trying to train my dog to do basic commands like sit and lay down, and at first he was doing great. But now, no matter how many cookies I give him, he seems distracted and won't...

 

Aggressive behavior

L.J. from Stallion Springs, writes, "What are some signs of aggression in dogs? How can I diagnose my dog's behavior as aggressive?" Dear L.J., Thanks for your question! First, a disclaimer: While I...

 

Cow tales!

Friday, July 14, was National Cow Day. This made me think of a story. Here goes. Did I ever tell you about the time George and I were volunteering at Wildlife Waystation in the mountains north of Los...

 

Canine Companions for Independence delivers life-changing freedom

Here is lovely Melissa Billingsley from Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) with her amazing service pup "Hiltie" during their visit to the beautiful BeeKay Theater. Hiltie's job? "Hearing Dog"...

 

Help with personal space

Nina R. of Tehachapi writes, "My dog Jackson, a Jack Russell terrier mix, follows me everywhere; he might as well be my shadow. He can't even be in the backyard by himself without scratching on the...

 

dog days of summer returns

From June to September, Souza Family Vineyard 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...

 

Local esteemed therapy dog passes away

Kern County's only Disaster Stress Relief Dog died on Sunday, May 7. Sir Duke, 9, died after serving in countless loving capacities during his lifetime in Tehachapi. He will be remembered for his...

 
 By Liz R. Kover    Community    May 27, 2017

Ask a trainer!

M.B. writes, “My dog constantly wants to lick my hands and face! I don’t mind some kisses, but once she starts licking, she doesn’t know when to stop. Correcting her only seems to make it...

 
 By Liz R. Kover    Community    May 13, 2017

It's a Dog's Life

Alexander the Great said, "I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well." While undoubtedly he was referring to a human father and his biological progeny, and/or he meant f...

 

It's that time of year again

I walk the ranch every morning and every night just to check and make sure all is well with the critters. It is a peaceful time and I enjoy the quiet time to just visit with my friends the animals....

 

Marley's Mutts Mobile Spay & Neuter Clinic May 13

The first clinic will be in conjunction with Kern County Animal Services and San Joaquin Veterinary Hospital, Marley's is offering a low-cost spay and neuter clinics in outlying areas of Kern County,...

 

Brad Lundberg still in the saddle after 60 years

The old cowboy, these are not words that you would use to describe Brad Lundberg. Yes, he spent most of his life in the saddle. Yes, he has trained many young cowboys to cut and sort and rope cattle....

 

Fitness, the 'frisky' way

Do most of us look back at our experiences in middle school PE with fondness and pride? Or do we cringe, remembering all-too-painfully the emotional torture of being picked last for a team; or...

 

Canine Creek's fundraiser exceeds expectations

On Saturday afternoon, April 8, Canine Creek was crowded with adults, kids and dogs as new owner, Kellie Dudivoir, celebrated the grand re-opening. Wanting to do something special at the event,...

 

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