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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....

 
 By Liz R. Kover    Community    April 15, 2017 

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,...

 

EFBC's Spring Twilight Tour is here

EFBC's Feline Conservation Center will host the first of three Twilight Tours of 2017 on Saturday evening, April 29. Guests are invited to visit the center during evening hours to discover what wild c...

 

Saturdays at the ranch

Saturdays at the ranch begin with total chaos. In addition to our regular chores, we go to special lengths to make sure everything is super clean so our visitors have a great time. We begin at 7:30 a.m. by making sure all the animals have clean water...

 

Tehachapi Western Bluebird trail report

Guest Speaker Karen Pestana will present her annual report on the Tehachapi bluebird nest box program at the Audubon-Tehachapi meeting, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the Golden Hills...

 

Why it's important to keep your dog guessing

Dogs thrive when their lives include a balance of predictability and spontaneity. I believe the same is true for us humans, which is reason #4,325 why we and dogs make great life partners. If your...

 

New again

Every year, we get to start over. We call it NEW Year. It is a chance for a fresh start. There is just something about that word, NEW. Maybe it is remembering getting NEW shoes when you were a kid...

 

Bark for Life 2017, April 22

The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our Canine Caregivers. It presents an opportunity for people to be empowered through their...

 

An update on Fred

First of all, I can hardly deal with how precious Fred's face is in this picture; the sweetness is almost too much to bear. Even better is what the image represents, which is a relaxed, calm, and...

 

After Dark Red Light Tours at EFBC's Feline Conservation Center

On Saturday evening, Feb. 25, 2017, the Exotic Feline Breeding Compound's Feline Conservation Center will be hosting "After Dark Red Light Tours at EFBC," a special opportunity for guests to visit...

 

'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)....

 

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