Pets

Gifts galore for dogs and cats at The Pet Place

Editor’s note: We’re highlighting holiday gift ideas that can be purchased in Menlo Park. Designated downtown parking lots have extended holiday hours — up to three hours. For  over two decades, The Pet Place (777 Santa Cruz Avenue) has been providing a wide variety of staples for discerning dogs and cats as well as supplies for […]

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“Best rain of the season” falls in Menlo Park

As of 7:55 am, there was .6″ in my gauges. That makes it 3.2″ of rain year-to-date. That compares to 15.05″ the same time last year, but 14.65″ of that total fell before January 1, 2013. This mornings .6″ is the best rain in over 12 months. There is a current of water under the […]

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Liza Spiridon provides in-home veterinary care to Peninsula dogs and cats

While her website may sound like it — given the URL peninsulapetspa.com — Liza Spiridon wants to make it clear that she doesn’t offer “spa” services, although she may pamper her dog and cat clients. “The ‘pa’ is for Palo Alto where I grew up,” she says, sitting with client Casey on her lap. “I’m a registered […]

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Spotted: Please don’t feed the coyotes! Really?

A favorite walking route for west Menlo Park residents is the trail along San Francisquito Creek, which stretches from near the end of Oak Avenue at Sand Hill Blvd. to the San Mateo Drive bike bridge. Today we spotted a coyote alert sign warning people to monitor their pets. Coyotes are not an unusual sight […]

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Elena Battles brings dogs and owners together through Wagaroo.com

What’s a Wagaroo? According to Menlo Park resident Elena Battles, it’s the mix of a happy dog’s tail motion and the signature “aroo” howl of a beagle. Elena says it’s also a word “that makes you smile,” and Elena will have an even bigger smile if her matchmaking pet service  Wagaroo.com is a success. In Wagaroo terms, […]

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GPS pet locating device created by Menlo Park startup seeking votes to “Get on the Shelf”

Anyone seeing Synette Tom walking her apricot Labradoodle around West Menlo Park might think the dog’s name is Gibi. At least that’s what the dog’s seriously souped-up collar says. In fact, the scruffy pup’s name is Kale (Hawaiian for “Charlie”), and Gibi  is Synette’s GPS pet locating device that’s currently drawing the attention of the […]

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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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Wilson Farrar says “Happy Birthday” to her horse, Scooter, with a party

Wilson Farrar’s horse, Scooter, turns 29 today, and the horse owner is doing what she’s done the past five years, throwing him a party with 100 or so people attending. Celebrants will get glass bubbles and horseshoes with inspiring messages as well as Scooter notecards. Wilson rescued the horse about eight years ago from her […]

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It’s the animals turn to get blessed at Trinity Church

Dozens of dogs, stuffed animals, and a few birds went to church this morning, as part of Trinity Church’s annual Blessing of the Animals. Children and their families say the outdoor service is one of the highlights of the year, and today’s beautiful, sunny morning made it all that much better. Earlier in the week, […]

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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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