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Primal Pet Foods is proud to be associated with other businesses and organizations throughout the United States that take pride in providing quality products and superior service. Integrity, honesty and an overall commitment to the wellbeing of pets and their people are the goals of Primal Pet Foods and all of our affiliates. For more information on all Primal Partners, please visit the links below.

West Highland White Terrier Club of California Rescue

About our Rescue Service
You may contact us by either telephone or email if you have a Westie you would like us to accept into our program. If you are having behavior or training problems, we may be able to help you and your Westie.

Our Mission
The WHWTCC Westie Rescue is a nonprofit, all-volunteer program existing for the purpose of rescuing surrendered, abandoned or stray Westies and placing them into permanent and loving homes.

We endeavor to obtain all Westies in shelters and aid owners in recovering their lost or stolen pets. We operate from the Central Coast and Central Valley to the Mexican border as well as have affiliates in Southern Nevada. We currently are also assisting Arizona.

We are the Southern California Westie Rescue recognized by the West Highland White Terrier Club of America and are listed on their website. In order to be listed, you must have club affiliation if there is a local club, and, sign and abide by their Code of Conduct. We also have our own very strict Code of Ethics.

Our club has been in existence since 1951 and is a chartered nonprofit organization in California. The WHWTCC Westie Rescue is solely funded by donations.

Mary Ann Neal
President, WHWTCC
Post Office Box 454 • Corona, CA 92878 • 661-288-1042

Bay Racers Flyball Club

Bay Racers is a flyball club located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We practice throughout the Bay Area and race in many tournaments in California and Nevada. We are happy to demonstrate flyball to groups in the Bay Area. Visit bayracers.com for more information.

Alameda Police Department

The Alameda Police Department K9 Program was started in 1992. It has had a great amount of success and has been permanently implemented into the Patrol Unit. As of recent, our dogs have been imported from Holland. They are Belgian Malinois (pronounced Mal-in-wah). This breed originated as herding dogs, much like German Shepherds, but are renowned for their high drive.

Currently there are three canine teams: Officer Rech and Duke, Officer Guillen and Mido (pronounced Me-doh), and Officer Abenoja and Billy. Before the dogs and handlers can begin their patrol assignments, they must go through a 16 week training course and pass a certification process at the end of the course to ensure they meet the requirements set forth by the California P.O.S.T. (Police Officer Standards and Training) After the team passes their certification, they will then complete weekly training sessions to maintain their skills. They must then go through a yearly certification to ensure that each dog team has maintained their skills.

Each Officer and dog team brings a special element to the unit. Each canine team is certified for dual purpose work, which includes patrol tactics and narcotic detection. Patrol tactics consists of duties such as area searches, building searches, tracking, article searches, handler protection and physical apprehension. Narcotic detection includes searching for all narcotic substances.

The dogs live at home with the handler, who is responsible for the 24 hour care and feeding of the police service dogs. They must ensure the dogs are current on all of their shots, kept in good health, groomed, and exercised.

Handlers are given the option to keep their dogs when they leave the unit or the dog retires, however, if a handler leaves the K9 unit and his dog is relatively young, placement with another handler is the more viable option.

There is no specific requirement that police service dog's be male. In fact, there are surrounding agencies that do have female service dogs. When a dog is selected for police work, there are very specific behaviors the Police Service Dog evaluators are looking for. Much of the reason police dogs are primarily male is that qualified female dogs are usually kept for breeding. A female with the right genetics, bred with a male with the right genetics, will hopefully throw a strong litter conducive to a good working dog.

Happy Hollow Zoo

Our zoo is an AZA-Accredited Institution that participates in conservation and propagation of rare and endangered species - while at the same time offering children (and adults) the opportunity to see wondrous animals such as the Ruffed Lemur and Jaguar.

The Zoo also provides hands-on experience with many animals along with the education that's necessary to secure the future of endangered species. There's also an Animal Contact Area featuring Goats, Miniature Horses, and Zebus.

In 1967, exotic animals from a private animal collection were added in the area of Kelley Park adjacent to the East side of Happy Hollow Children's Park. This was the beginning of the Zoo.

Operated by a private contractor until 1973, when new management began the construction of a "new Zoo". Since the Zoo was adjacent to the Park, merging of the two areas seemed natural. In 1976, after some improvements and a new entrance, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo was born!

Today, the Zoo houses many different exotic and domestic animals, and is accredited by The American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). Accreditation by AZA means that the Zoo represents the highest level of standards and professional staff in the Zoological and Aquarium industry, while at the same time participating in conservation efforts and educational programs. Our Zoo has been accredited since 1993.