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Mountain Views News Saturday, July 20, 2013 



SABRINA: #A4603951

Happy Tails

by Chris Leclerc

With such a wide variety of designer theme networks and channels seen on television 
these days, it is a small wonder that there will soon be a TV channel specifically 
designed strictly to entertain your canine companion. Animal Planet has always been 
a great network for pet lovers‘ viewing, and the National Geographic channel has 
long been my favorite source of entertainment and information about animals, all for 
human viewing, but a very unique channel is soon to be unleashed that will be focused on nothing more than keeping your 
canine companion content while you are away and your pup is home alone.

Billed as the first channel of it’s kind, commercial-free is only one of the totally awesome features offered by the new “Dog 
TV” channel, set to be released by America’s largest satellite network, DirecTV in August 2013. A test version of this one-
of-a-kind just for pets channel was launched in San Diego last year, and was reported to have reach 483,000 homes in 
California’s second largest city. The new home-alone channel for dogs will feature pet-pampering-programming designed 
strictly to entertainment your furry four legged friends from a “dog’s point of view”. The new “Dog TV” channel promises to 
feature programs that will include short videos designed to relax, stimulate, and expose home-alone dogs through various 
movements, objects and sounds that are specifically produced and sculpted to entice your beloved pet to want to watch, 
which will help them forget that you‘re not home.

As a pet owner and pet sitter, I am absolutely elated and waiting on baited breath to have access to this new and innovative 
TV resource that will hopefully keep my canine kids and clients from being lonely between my daily & nightly visits. To view 
a few samples of what this new canine comforting channel is all about, be sure to check them out on Youtube, or visit their 
website at

Now, because I submitted a shorter than usual column article this week, I offer up a little bit of laughter for my readers ~ 

Here’s a list of dog breeds that didn’t make it: (Don’t forget, it’s to laugh!)

Deerhound + Terrier = Derriere, a dog that’s true to the end
Spitz + Chow Chow = Spitz-Chow, a dog that throws up a lot
Kerry Blue Terrier + Skye Terrier = Blue Skye, a dog for visionaries
Great Pyrenees + Dachshund = Pyradachs, a puzzling breed
Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso, an abstract dog
Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer = Spaniel Irish Springer, a dog fresh and clean as a whistle
Labrador Retriever + Curly Coated Retriever = Lab Coat Retriever, the choice of research scientists
Newfoundland + Basset Hound = Newfound Asset Hound, a dog for financial advisors
Terrier + Bulldog = Terribull, a dog that makes awful mistakes
Bloodhound + Labrador = Blabador, a dog that barks (or drools) incessantly
Malamute + Pointer = Moot Point, owned by ... oh, well, it doesn’t matter anyway
Collie + Malamute = Commute, a dog that travels to work with you
Bloodhound + Borzoi = Bloody Bore, a dog that’s not much fun
Pointer + Setter = Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet

Collie + Lhasa Apso = Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy transport

Meet a cute and playful pup, Sabrina (A4603951). Sabrina is 
a wiggly two month old white and tan female Pit Bull puppy 
who was found in Baldwin Park on July 9th and brought to the 
Baldwin Park Shelter. Weighing fifteen pounds and likely to be 
fifty pounds full grown, Sabrina is 100% pure puppy and ready 
for training. She is good with other dogs and we think she is 
made to order as a playmate for kids. If you are looking for a 
bouncy, happy large breed puppy this is your girl! Sabrina is the 
perfect indoor pet for an active individual or family living in a 
private home. To watch a video of Sabrina please visit this link:

To meet Sabrina in person, please see her at the Baldwin Park 
Shelter, located at 4275 N. Elton, Baldwin Park, CA 91706 (Phone: 
626-430-2378 or 626-962-3577). She is currently available now. 
For any inquiries about Sabrina, please reference her animal 
ID number: A4603951. The shelter is open seven days a week, 
12 pm-7 pm Monday-Thursday and 10am-5pm Friday-Sunday. 
This is a high-intake shelter with a great need for adoptions. 
For more information about Sabrina or the adoption process, 
please contact United Hope for Animals Volunteer Adoption 
Coordinator Samantha at To 
learn more about United Hope for Animals’ partnership with 
the Baldwin Park Shelter through its Shelter Support Program, 
as well as the many dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes available for 
adoption in local shelters, visit http://www.unitedhope4animals.

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