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RRUFF Dog Park in Rocklin will be closed Jan 7-9 for a Special Construction Project

RRUFF Dog Park in Rocklin will be closed Jan 7-9 for a Special Construction Project

RRUFF has an important message for you.  The RRUFF Dog Park located at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin will be temporarily closed from Monday, January 7 through Wednesday, January 9.  The park will re-open Thursday, Jan 10. 

The reason for closure is to begin Phase 1 of a special construction project that will make the dog park more accessible to our disabled park users.   Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, members, donors and other supporters in 2012, RRUFF raised enough money to begin the First phase of this special project that will improve and enhance this wonderful dog park and make it accessible to those who normally would not be able to bring their four-legged companions to socialize and play with other dogs.   

For more information about RRUFF or to to follow our progress, visit our website at www.rruffdogpark.org  You can

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Sacramento pug rescue group is reaching out to animal lovers in hopes of providing a much needed surgery for one of their precious pugs.  

Eight year-old Mija (Mee-ha) is a playful pug who loves to snuggle. She was rescued by PugSavers, a Northern California pug rescue group, after her owner, who loved her dearly couldn't afford special care for her diabetes. Mija's foster family has been taking great care of her until she finds her forever home, but recently her condition has worsened causing blindness in both of her eyes. 

It has been recommended by a specialist that both of Mija's eyes be removed to help with her diabetes and alleviate what has now become a painful condition.

Dr.

Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who's too sweet

Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who's too sweet

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She's too nice. 

PHOTOS: Baby bobcat rescued in Chips Fire

The Sacramento Bee says the kitten was only a few weeks old when she was found in August by fire crews who battled a 75,000-acre fire in the Plumas National Forest.

The bobcat, which had burned paws, would follow the crew and nuzzle their boots. Named Chips, she was taken to the Sierra Wildlife Rescue in Placerville last month.

Give A Holiday Gift: Open Your Heart to a Pug

Give A Holiday Gift: Open Your Heart to a Pug

SACRAMENTO,CA--With the holidays comes an incredible need, one that is not seen by most, but when discovered hard to ignore.

Cuddly, warm- hearted, peppy Pugs of all ages are left homeless in a season when animals are not top priority.

Some are abandoned, others surrendered only to be left at a shelter or area pound where their lives are often cut short due to overcrowding.  

Pug Rescue of Sacramento is a non-profit organization dedicated to making sure that doesn’t happen. PRO’s is comprised of Bay Area and Sacramento volunteers prepared to mobilize when needed, but during the winter months their numbers are few. That’s why PRO’s is asking for the community’s help to lend a hand and save a warm-hearted, loyal Pug in need of a loving home.

RRUFF 2nd Annual Reindeer Pooch Run - Rescheduled for Dec 8

RRUFF 2nd Annual Reindeer Pooch Run - Rescheduled for Dec 8

SATURDAY, DEC 8 - RAIN OR SHINE!   2nd Annual Reindeer Run & 1 Yr Anniversary Party for RRUFF has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 8 fom 2:00-4:00 p.m.,  followed by the Rocklin Tree Lighting Ceremony at St Mary's Church on Front Street.

We look forward to seeing you at the RRUFF Dog Park located in  Johnson-Springview Park, 5480 5th Street Rocklin.  Bring the family and your pooch(s) and explore this wonderful, new off-leash dog park - Rocklin's first!  

Visit the RRUFF website for more information and to reserve your Awesome Reindeer Antlers and Jingle Bell Collars.   This is a FREE event!  www.rruffdogpark.org

THE TOY CHEST - Brought to you by Your Dog On A Walk

THE TOY CHEST - Brought to you by Your Dog On A Walk

Your Dog On A Walk Announces a New Offering of Boredom Busting Dog Toys for the Holidays.

Your Dog On A Walk, a Sacramento area pet sitting and dog walking business created to assist busy and vacationing pet owners just launched a new page on their website featuring a collection of Boredom Busting Dog Toys just in time for the holidays.

The Toy Chest will offer pet parents a carefully selected collection of creative and affordable boredom busting dog toys just in time for holiday giving. Your Dog On A Walk was created by Deborah Hayes to provide busy and vacationing pet parents the perfect solution for ensuring their treasured companions are cared for, stimulated and happy when they can’t.

Little dog shot in face recovering

GRASS VALLEY, CA - "It is a rescuer's worst nightmare."Those are the words of Susan Wallace, who runs the dog rescue operation, Scooter's Pals in Grass Valley.  

They found a home for a little terrier from a shelter in Kern County.  As they always do, they checked out the new potential owner and decided this was one little dog whose story would have a happy ending.

"We got a call from the owner about ten days ago," said Susan.  The owner said the dog had had a stroke and had been put down.  Susan was surprised because little Butch, as he was then called, was relatively young and in good health.

But then came another call.  This one from a veterinarian in Pinole.  It seemed a dog had been brought in by a Good Samaritan after it had been found critically injured at a campground in Foresthill.  The dog had been tied to a tree and shot in the face.  It had apparently been beaten and one paw was broken.