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      SoCal DOG e-News
      compiled weekly by Justin Rudd! for his 10,700+ subscribers
      Thurs., Mar. 6, 2008
      presented this week by
      Wags to Whiskers Pet Grooming



      THE COMPUTERMEISTER CAN HELP!

      Hardware problems?  Software trouble?  Computer viruses?  Is Microsoft Office driving you crazy?  One phone call is all your computer needs! I have years of experience with setting up, maintaining and troubleshooting Windows and Mac computers, networks and software. My hourly rates are reasonable and I come to your house or office in L.A. and Orange counties without any travel charges. Night and weekend appointments available.  Call Kai at (213) 254-7480 or e-mail to  kai@...   Web site:  www.thecomputermeister.com

      HAUTE DOG OF THE WEEK loves to watch tv

      CLICK HERE  to see Rosie & Riley's weekly "Pick of the Litter."  The Haute Dog of the Week is presented by LaunderPet where new grooming customers save $5 off their first visit ($25 minimum) with this ad! 


      DOG ADOPTION, BOARDING, DAY CARE, training & MORE!
      Just 20 minutes north of Long Beach - Beagles & Buddies, 2661 N. Strozier Ave., El Monte, 91733.  www.beaglesandbuddies.org    Lots of great dogs - bring yours to "meet and greet"  open house Wed., Thurs., Sat. & Sun., 10 am - 4 p.m.; Call 626/444-9664; Behaviorist Dee Green, www.BalancedDogs.com  on site.

      Who's Your Doggie K9 Care
      offers affordable, reliable dog walking, pet sitting, small dog play groups and more.  We have been serving the Greater Long Beach area with K9 Pride since 2004!  Call or email Paige today for your complimentary introduction meeting: 562.257.8978 or paige@.... Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

      David McKeag, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
      Serving the fitness needs of Long Beach for over 13 years. I specialize in Weight Management, Body Sculpting, Dynamic Training, RESULTS! Feel free to contact me for a complimentary fitness evaluation.  Free session added to any program purchased when you mention this ad. My contact information and location is at www.DMKFITNESS.com 

      Doggone it, this dog won't behave

      Sarah Kessler: Answer Girl: Lots of patience - and treats - should do the trick.


      Alpha Pet CarePet Sitting, Overnight Care, Dog Walking & Exercise
      Alpha is proud to be Long Beach and Orange County's first choice for pet sitting, dog walking & dog daycare for over 10 years! Whether you're going out of town or just to work we've got your quadrupeds covered! It's simple and it always starts in your home. Become a part of our family, order online at www.alphapetcare.com or call our 'haute'-line 866.SiT.FiDO (866.748.3436).  Licensed, Insured, Pet CPR Certified.

      PRIZES ANNOUNCED FOR 2008 HAUTE DOG EASTER PARADE
      The winner of the Best Easter Outfit on a dog will receive FREE ‘Health Food For Dogs' for one year, courtesy of Breeder's Choice Pet Foods and LaunderPet.  Other prize will be listed at www.EasterParade.org and include gift certificates from Wags to Whiskers pet grooming.  And, a free PetHead (wooden Intarsia portrait) by willwyles.com.  And, dog wash gift certificates from Tidy Dog.  Contact Justin@... to get your prize added to this list.

      "Providing Shelter" benefit on April 5 at Zinc Cafe

      in Laguna Beach A local vet is preparing to open Orange County's first independent, nonprofit pet adoption center in an effort to rescue highly adoptable homeless dogs and cats from high-kill shelters.  The goal of the "Providing Shelter" benefit on April 5 is to raise $50,000 through ticket sales ($150 each), a silent auction, sponsors and donations.  For more information on the center and the fundraiser, please visit www.thepetrescuecenter.org or call (949) 235-2072

      pet-friendly rental
      Our building is pet-friendly however residents and management have zero tolerance for barking. I think the rentals go for $1200-$1600 depending on size.  www.palacelofts.com/


      Pates Fraiches Restaurant,
      a great new addition to the E. Village, is home to unique and refreshing fare. Come enjoy fresh pasta, great wine, and a laid back atmosphere that doesn't skimp on sophistication. For more information visit www.patesfraichesrestaurant.com.

       

      Jim Poer, Realtor®
      I'm the agent your dog would choose; your cat would pick me, too!  Why?  Because I'm one of the owners at Wiskers and I know that if it was up to your pet, they would at least give us a try!  And for every closed transaction that comes from a DOG e-newsletter subscriber, $500 will be donated to CAT/HauteDogs at the close of escrow.  Buying or selling, give me a call!  (562) 685-6540  www.ThePetShopBoys.com or visit us at Wiskers, 4818 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, (562) 433-0707.

      join Justin! & bring your dogs
      JUSTIN RUDD'S "2ND STREET WALKERS"
      each Mon. til Mar. 31.  Public welcome.  Free.  Meet on the corner of 2nd St. and Nieto Ave., 6:30 p.m.

       

      TryMassage-logo.gifMASSAGE FOR $35 IN BELMONT SHORE
      Revive, refresh, and relax!  Give yourself the gift of rejuvenation with a Try Massage Studio 30-minute "Relax-Your-Back" massage treatment only for $35!   Go to www.trymassagestudio.com and see the rates section to choose your package and see other special offers.  Try Massage Studio is now in the heart of Belmont Shore at 5353 Second St. inside Enchantment Beauty Salon. Find more information about the new location and other offers at www.trymassagestudio.com.  Wishing you peace and warmth.  562.537.4077  -Uldis

      HAYDEN BILL HOLDING PERIODS UNDER ATTACK
      The Commission on State Mandates has recommended the termination of payments to local governments which have resulted in mandatory holding periods for shelter animals as required under the Hayden Bill. If this happens, shelters will be free to euthanize incoming animals at any time after their arrival

      marine in Iraq throws puppy off hillside
      It's not determined if the puppy video is real, faked digitally, or staged using a decoy puppy.  The marine is based out of Hawaii.


      http://www.folba.org/BECOME A HERO TO THE ANIMALS BY JOINING FRIENDS OF LONG BEACH ANIMALS
      in the war to stop the deadly cycle of pet overpopulation and animal abuse. In Long Beach alone, thousands of animals lose their lives due to these preventable problems. Be your own HERO TO THE ANIMALS. Become a member of FRIENDS OF LONG BEACH ANIMALS for as little as $20 a year.  Sponsor the spay/neuter of a dog for $75 or a cat for $25. For more information or to donate through PayPal go to www.FOLBA.org. SAVING LIVES THRU SPAY/NEUTER & EDUCATION SINCE 1989. 


      DID YOU KNOW?

      * in the U.S. 5 million animals are killed in the shelters each year

      * every city that changed to No-Kill had a 50 to 75% reduction in killings in the first year

      * the director of animal services/control had to be 100% behind the idea or needed to be and was replaced in the cities that changed to No-Kill

      * port tax may be one source of voucher funding since ships dump cats at Terminal Island

      * pet overpopulation is a myth: a small amount of households have pets and with proper marketing the number of adopted animals could increase exponentially thereby reducing the number of animals killed

      * killing is immoral and the majority of people is compassionate=humane and do not want perfectly fine animals killed, including 3-legged, one-eyed or blind animals

      * for more information go to www.nokillsolutions.com, or www.nokilladvocacycenter.org

      JUSTIN'S WEEKLY HAUTE LINKS
      - Justin Rudd's Dog Photography on the beach | $75 Special
      - Long Beach Dog Beach -- Long Beach (open daily, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
      - Adoptable SoCal Dogs
      - Dog-friendly rentals in SoCal
      - Flyball is a high energy team sport for dogs and humans

      - Top names for dogs and cats

      - Recycled Pet Rescue
      - Rescue Groups

      Presenting Mr. Winkle, Movie Star!
      He's tiny. He's furry. His too-long tongue hangs out perpetually. No, he's not that guy you saw in the bar last weekend. He's Mr. Winkle!

      Fido and Friends Walk
      A Fundraising walk for dog lovers and their furry friends to raise money for cancer patients.  Sun., April 6, Veterans Park Redondo Beach ( Corner of Catalina and Torrance Blvd); Walk begins at 10 a.m.  Your $50 entry fee includes a t-shirt, doggie bandana, and a doggie goodie bag . Day of event entry fee will be $55.  Festivities include: K-9 demo, animal adoption, vendor booths, Kathy's Critters Petting Zoo, best doggie contest and more! (310) 376-3550


      two musical slide shows
      Hello Justin, I was wondering if you would consider putting the following links to two musical slide shows that I put together for two Save the Dalmatians and Others Canine Rescue dogs.  The dog named Violet was found in Long Beach the day before Thanksgiving by a wonderful woman named Cynthia who also lives in Long Beach and fostered Violet for us until she found a home.  Tissue alert for the second slide show.  www.rockyou.com/my_gallery.php?instanceid=104320805 about Violet;  

      www.rockyou.com/my_gallery.php?instanceid=104207431 about Felice.  - Donna Mincheff, www.savethedals.org

      VIDEO OF JUSTIN'S ALL-DAY READ

      See if you recognize any of these local celebs.

      Rompin at the Redondo Beach Dog Park 
      Fenced-in dog parks, like the one at 190th St. and Flagler Lane, are a safe way for the animals to socialize and get a little exercise.

      RALPH'S RUFFS

      - THE WINNER OF 2008 BULLDOG BEAUTY CONTEST IS LITTLEST STAR - GUS

      - DOGS ARE NO HELP IN THE KITCHEN

      - THIS IS FOR RILEY

      - I'M NOT THAT SMART


      dangerous Dog ordinance meeting results

      Long Beach - Earlier Tues., the council's Public Safety Committee unanimously approved strengthening the city's laws for roaming or dangerous dogs.  The new rules proposed by city staff would require that any impounded animal be implanted with a microchip for identification and would strengthen leash laws to penalize owners of animals that leave their yards to neighboring yards. A new ordinance also would allow the city to levy administrative fines and/or criminal charges against owners of dogs that have attempted to bite, attack or menace a human or animal.  Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske made a motion to send the proposal to the full council for consideration, but also added two aspects of her own.  Currently, first-time offenders of vicious-animal laws may be educated by Animal Control officers in lieu of facing a fine. Schipske said that under the new rules, all offenders should pay fines and should have to receive some sort of mandatory educational program on controlling their dogs.  Also, she asked city staff to research the impact of requiring microchips not just for impounded dogs, but for all licensed dogs. By law, all dogs must be licensed with the city.  She also said that the council may have to consider creating higher fines to help fund the city's Animal Control Division. Animal Control Services officer Wesley Moore told the three-member committee that the division is budgeted for 17 officers, but has six positions vacant. In addition to covering Long Beach, the division has contracts to provide services to Cerritos, Signal Hill, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach, Moore said.  Moore said that there were 343 reported dog bites in Long Beach in 2007, about the same as in 2006 and down from 410 in 2005.  The full council will consider the dog ordinance at its April 1 meeting, Councilman Val Lerch, the committee chairman, said. - paul.eakins@..., (562) 499-1278


      pet-frIENDLY rental
      Don't put them up for adoption. MOVE IN HERE!

      39 animals die in fire at Lake Elsinore animal shelter

      Twenty-four small dogs and puppies and 15 cats died early Thurs. morning in an electrical fire that gutted one of the trailers at the Animal Friends of the Valleys animal shelter, authorities said. Animal Friends is a nonprofit organization that serves Southwest County, finding homes for abandoned animals and those seized by county animal control officers.

      Beautiful Classic 1927 Duplex in arts district

      537 & 539 E. 3rd. St.; Very Private backyard garden, all new wood floors, tile, bath, fence; perfect for couple or single with small pet.  a must see, one of a kind.  Great Location. $1,000 - 1,200/mo. (562) 985-1023 


      Join Justin!  76 kids registered so far
      $1,000 NATIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SPELLING BEE

      THIS Sun., Mar. 9, 2 p.m.  7th Annual. Formerly named the $1,000 Southern Calif. Elementary School Spelling Bee Championship.  NEW: every elementary school student, grades 3-5, in the U.S. is welcome.  There is no limit to the number of students from a school.  The Bee will accept the first 100 students who have paid.  The winner takes home $1,000 cash.  The event is held in the auditorium of the Bayshore Church in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach, Calif.  $20/advance to enter or $40/day-of.  $5 to spectate.  If the winning speller's teacher is present for the entire bee, the teacher gets $250 for his/her classroom. Additionally, if the winning speller's principal is present for the entire bee, the principal will get $250 for his/her school.  Contact Justin@...m.  Entry forms, sample words and rules at www.SpellingBees.com 

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      OPERATION EASTER BASKET: collection is March 14-21 at sites listed on OperationEaster.com.

      WEEK BEFORE EASTER: CAN WE COUNT ON YOU and four friends to put together five Easter baskets for needy Long Beach kids?  Our goal is 1,500 baskets this year.  The Operation seeks to bring joy and hope to children in desperate situations right here in the Long Beach area through gift-filled Easter Baskets containing items such as small toys, school supplies, art supplies, hygiene products, essential clothing items and some Easter candy. This program, organized by Justin Rudd and his 501c3 nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.), provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on project while focusing on the true meaning of love -- the greatest gift.  In 2007, more than 1,500 baskets were delivered on Easter weekend to the most underserved children in Long Beach, hand-selected by the public health nurses at the City of Long Beach Health Department and other public and private agencies. Contact Justin@... www.OperationEaster.com

      Join Justin!  For older kids, teens and adults
      3,000-EGG ON-THE-BEACH EASTER EGG HUNT
      (FOR BEACH CLEANUP VOLUNTEERS ONLY)
      Sat., March 15, 2008, 10 a.m., sharp.  1 Granada Ave., Belmont Shore, Long Beach. This annual 3,000-egg beachfront egg hunt is the only one of its kind along the Pacific Coast in Southern Calif.  But, the hunt is not for everyone, it's only for the volunteers (adults, teens, older kids) who show up that morning and help clean trash and debris for 1/2 hour from the sandy beach.  The "30-Minute Beach Cleanup" is from 10 a.m. to 10:30 and the egg hunt begins at 10:40ish.  Bring your own Easter Basket.  Free parking.  Trash bags and gloves are provided for beach cleaning.  CAUTION: Hundreds of people attend -- all ages, including lots of aggressive adults.  Event not appropriate for younger children.  As in years past, this year's grand prize egg is worth two roundtrip tickets on JetBlue Airways (to be confirmed).  Eggs may include coins; $1, $2, $5, $10 bills; candy; gift certificates; Aquarium of the Pacific tickets; dinner coupons; flower seeds; more.  www.BeachCleanup.org.  Contact Justin@...

      Join Justin!
      http://www.hautedogs.org/easter.htmlHAUTE DOG EASTER PARADE
      EASTER SUN.; Sun., March 23, 2:30 p.m.  8th annual. Be on 2nd St. in trendy Belmont Shore at 2:30 p.m. to see more than 300 dressed-up quadrapeds in bonnets, bunny ears and other flamboyant Easter finery during this 7th annual 12-block sidewalk parade of pooches.  Register your dog to walk in the parade by 2 p.m. Event starts at Livingston Park, Livingston Dr. @ Park Ave., in Long Beach, CA.  A pet adoption fair, canine entertainment, and vendor booths begins at 11 a.m. til 5 p.m.  Best canine parade outfit wins dog food for a year.  Other prizes will be awarded for a top-10; for best bonnet on a dog and on a human; and best "float" (any dog riding in/upon/within a moving, non-motorized device, such as a wagon or pulled cart).  $15 per dog/advance in the parade benefits Operation Santa Paws, Haute Dogs and other local events for the environment, youth and animal welfare.  Free to spectate.  The parade lasts just over an hour and has been featured on The Tonight Show. www.HauteDogs.org  Contact Justin@...

      HAUTE DOG EASTER PARADE
      for charity
      now accepting entrants, adoption groups and vendors

      Easter Sunday, Mar. 23; 2:30 p.m., start/end at Livingston Park, Belmont Shore.  www.EasterParade. org.  8th annual.  - Vendor spaces: $100; - Adoption booth: $25; - Parade Entry: $15/advance OR $25/day-of  ENTRY FORM


      FOR HUMANS: EASTER BONNET & HAT CONTEST
      Show us your finery!  $100 cash will be awarded to the man, woman or child who is wearing the best bonnet in the Haute Dog Easter Parade on Easter Sun. in Belmont Shore.  Two runners-up will each receive $25.  No charge for humans to enter. No dog required!  $15 per dog/advance.  Judges will be along the 10-block parade route.  Parade begins at 2:30 p.m. at Livingston Park (Livingston Dr. @ Park Ave.) Awards announced during ceremony following the parade at Livingston Park.  www.EasterParade.org. 

      ADVERTISE ON THIS E-NEWSLETTER
      Let area dog lovers know about you, your services and your business!  More than 10,700 SoCal dog-loving subscribers.  Starting now at only $25 cash for 100-word paragraph.  Contact Justin@...  for full rates/details.

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