Pets of Menlo

About 30 dogs along with their owners took part in the third annual Paws for Paws at Burgess Park yesterday. The event benefits the Menlo Park Police Foundation and the Menlo Park Police Department K9 Unit.

InMenlo contributing photographer Lena Kalotihos was there to capture some of the action, including Menlo Park police dog, Duke, demonstrating how he sniffs out narcotics.
Today, August 26th, just happens to be Dog Appreciation Day.
Photos by Lena Kalotihos (c) 2018

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Spotted: Duke the dog riding high in 1928 Ford Model A

We spotted Duke, a big yellow Labrador Retriever, on our way to the farmers market this morning. Or rather we would saw we spotted his ride, a 1928 Ford Model A. His owner said the truck has been in his family for years and that he’d taken his driver’s license driving it. We think Duke did a […]

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Beth Martin both fosters and adopts dogs through Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Over a year’s time, Menlo Park resident Beth Martin lost four dogs. Twelve or so months later, she started thinking she was ready for a new dog in her life but had a firm opinion about puppies: “They’re a joke. They pee everywhere and eat everything.” Through a friend who had worked on the fundraiser, Haute Dog, […]

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Stacey Campbell and Roo! shine at Westminster Kennel Club two years in a row

The mixed breed dog R00!, owned by Menlo Park resident Stacey Campbell, has become known as one of America’s mutt superstars. She made history in 2014 when she won the first “Best All-American Dog” award trophy at the Westminster Kennel Club show — and did it again this year. Roo! was entered into the Masters Agility Championship, taking a first in her […]

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Anne Robinson talks about why life is better with Collies in it

Editor’s note: The top canines in the country are gathered today and tomorrow at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC, so we thought it would be a good day to highlight to local show dogs, one now retired and the other still in training. We’d come to Anne Robinson’s Menlo Park home to […]

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Adopted Muttville dog Boris finds happy home with Menlo Park resident Carol Mince

To folks who walk along San Francisquito Creek between the San Mateo bike bridge and the Oak Creek apartments, Carol Mince is a familiar presence, usually accompanied by a dog. But until recently, the Menlo Park-based interior designer has been solo. She lost her dog, Maggie, a little over a year ago, and it was only […]

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RIP: Tiger Lily, a core member of the InMenlo team

Some things are personal and this is: Tiger Lily, the King Charles Cavalier spaniel who was key to founding InMenlo, had to be put to sleep a couple of days ago. The 10-year-old dog was suffering from congestive heart failure, and the vet advised that there was “nothing more to do”. One could ask if […]

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Annabelle – Menlo Park’s majestic poodle – goes on a road trip, visiting American landmarks

Annabelle, a nine-year-old apricot toy poodle, is, to put it mildly, a ham. Bring out a camera, and like a model, she strikes a pose. “I’ve had her since she was the size of a coke can,” says owner Holly Nugent. “She was born in New York, and we recently spent four months there. But, […]

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Gwyn Murray builds a backyard menagerie that she views as her reward

Gwyn Murray can’t remember a time when she didn’t have animals, and not just the usual cats and dogs. “I lived in Singapore for a time when I was a child and we had Agile gibbons,” she says. “They’re quite beautiful and intelligent. “One of our females was placed at the Twycross Zoo in England. […]

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Spotted: Dogs frolicking again at Nealon Park

The off leash dog park at Nealon Park reopened yesterday after being closed for annual maintenance. As has been previously noted on InMenlo, it’s hard to figure out who missed going to the park most, the dogs or their owners. The off-leash hours at Nealon are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 10:00 am. The […]

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Meet Fred & Wilma, the “First Bassets” of Menlo Park

Menlo Park Recreation Program Coordinator Todd Zeo recently emailed us: “You wrote a story in May about a girl who was inspired to be a Basset Hound owner because she met two Bassets named Fred and Wilma. I am the owner of Fred and Wilma and was inspired and humbled by her comments.” Given that encounter, […]

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