Pets

Looks like the coyote has returned to the Oaks neighborhood in Menlo Park. A resident of Oak Avenue spotted this one in his backyard, which backs up to San Francisquito Creek. It’s a reminder to keep cats and small dogs inside when possible, and, in the cases of dogs, on leash when out walking. With the Stanford golf course closed, the coyotes who live on the Dish have easy passage to Menlo neighborhoods adjacent to Sand Hill Blvd.

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Daisy’s Day raises money to help sick and injured animals on the Mid-Peninsula

Daisy’s Day, a fun-filled, inspirational event with food, friendship, and community support for the animals we love is coming up this Sunday, Oct. 13. The celebration will be held at the Quadrus Conference Center on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Daisy’s Day is named after shelter dog Daisy (pictured), […]

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“Mutt Strutt” Super Heroes Dog Show is coming to Menlo Park

The newly-formed Silicon Valley Friends of Muttville chapter is hosting a community event in Menlo Park to benefit Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, a nationally-recognized animal rescue organization. “Friends of Muttville was created to take the San Francisco-based organization into surrounding areas,” said Woodside resident and chapter President Mary Ancell (pictured far right with fellow board […]

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How San Mateo County is moving towards opening more parks to dogs

Compared to other counties in the Bay Area, San Mateo is very restrictive when it comes to welcoming dogs to parks and open spaces. That is the result of an ordinance that goes back 100 years and was only recently amended, explained Carla Schoof, a communications specialist with the Parks Department. The Parks Department had […]

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Big John the chainsaw artist has three German Shepherd admirers

Menlo Park resident Allison Blank is part of a German Shepherd dog walking group. Yesterday they stopped for a visit with chainsaw wood carver Big John Mahoney, and the dogs – Shasta, Dodger and Addie – made themselves at home. The complete story about Big John’s two carved benches near the Menlo Park Library was […]

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Spotted: Sugar the Golden Retriever visiting the Pet Place

We were lucky enough to run into high school chum Cynthia Lovewell at the Pet Place in downtown Menlo Park. She was there with her new puppy, a 12-week-old Golden Retriever named Sugar “because she’s so sweet!” Pet Place owner Lynn Macy made her feel very welcome, natch. Photo by Linda Hubbard (c) 2019

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Spotted: Adorable Bulldog puppy

We encountered Donavon, an 11-week-old Bulldog puppy out and about this morning. He was accompanied by year and a half old Sophie Violet. They share the same parents. Loved the fact that their facial markings are the opposite!

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Third annual Paws for Paws benefits Menlo Park police K-9 unit

Bring your furry four-legged friends and your family members to Menlo Park’s 3rd Annual Paws for Paws Walk at Burgess Park. The event benefits the Menlo Park Police Foundation and the Menlo Park Police Department K9 Unit. It will take place on Saturday, August 25 from 8:00 am to Noon. This is a fun-filled morning, […]

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Mosey the dog finds two happy homes in Woodside

Mosey, a six-month-old mix of Cocker Spaniel, English Retriever and Golden Retriever bounded up the long driveway of Jane Tight’s Woodside home as only a puppy can do. His aim: Greet his other owner, Nancy Serrurier. Jane and Nancy, friends since raising their respective families in Menlo Oaks, both yearned for a dog since relocating […]

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Animals get blessed this morning at Trinity Church in Menlo Park

Accompanying their humans in the pews of Trinity Church this morning were well-behaved dogs along with other more skittish pets — cats, birds, bunnies — in pet carriers. It was the Menlo Park church’s annual blessing of the animals service held nearest to the Feast of St. Francis, known — somewhat mythically noted the Rev. […]

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Attention local dog owners: weigh in on dog regulations for San Mateo County parks

Local dog owners can give their opinions about dog regulations at San Mateo Parks in an online survey that will be available through noon on Friday, September 15 . For the past 11 months the San Mateo County Parks’ Dog Management Committee, comprised of 10 community members appointed by the San Mateo County Parks and […]

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