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People and Their Pets In Folsom, Roseville, and Placerville

Our pets hold a special place in our hearts—and these pictures prove it. Paws for a moment as you peruse this year’s roundup of local animal companions, and be prepared gush to over the cuteness.


“Ace is three months old and loves gathering pine cones.”—Lisa Post



“Meet Bella and her new little brother, Jaxion. After their first week together, they became best friends. Their days are spent helping me rearrange throw pillows, playing tug of war with toys, and blowing bubbles in their water dishes. Life is happy!”—Suzanne Osborn

Bella & Jaxion



“Buster is a young Boston terrier I rescued who is still in puppy training. He loves peanut butter, stealing socks, and showing off his beautiful smile.”—Emma Janicki




“Daisy and her sister, Delilah, are 11 years old. We adopted them from the Cat Clinic when they were seven months old. Born feral, it was challenging for them to adjust to humans. We definitely had to have a lot of patience with them, but we weren’t going to give up.”—Charlene Agles




“This is Agatha Ciel. Born unable to walk, she loves being a lap cat and going on occasional outings in her wheelchair to see the birds.”
—Natalie Ovodov

Agatha Ciel



“Bella enjoys basking in the sun, trips to Dairy Queen for vanilla cones, and going to Home Depot in Roseville (she knows right where they hide the doggie treats).”—Jane Theuer




“Cashew is the latest puppy I’ve been raising for Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB). She’s a golden retriever/Labrador cross who has a great sense of humor and doesn’t hesitate to flip over on her back for a quick belly rub! When wearing her training vest, she knows she’s working and is ‘all business,’ but when the vest comes off, she’s a complete goofball.”—Shannon Jones




“Bailey, ‘the burrito dog,’ is a one-year-old American bulldog and the sweetest puppy.”—Jane Zeigler




“Bear loves chasing rabbits, squirrels, balls, and romping in the leaves.”—Ray Wieand




“Bella comes to work with me every day and helps make people feel better while we do therapy together at Loving Life Family Therapy. She loves hamburger patties, sitting in front of the fireplace, and giving free kisses.”—Loretta Parker




“Biscuit, a four-year-old miniature goldendoodle, can get the squeaker out of his new toy in lightning-fast speed! He also loves going to the dog park and has costumes for every occasion.”—Marie Gonzales




“Chico loves selfies (and always smiles for them), food (and will do anything to get a bite from my plate!), walks in the forest, and playing Frisbee. He’s very protective of me, and we love each other to death.”—Angela Milla-Lauridsen

Chico with Angela (human)



“This is our pack. Steven, the pug, and Buddy, the Labrador, turned 10 in March; Daisy, the Great Dane, is only 18 months old. You can see more pictures of them on Instagram @maynardfamilypets.”—Letitia Maynard

Daisy, Steven, & Buddy



“Delilah and her sister, Daisy, are well-fed and have lots of toys. They’re super spoiled—even though they don’t reward us by being cuddly. They only allow lots of petting when they want it. Her long hair needs to be brushed often, which, thankfully, she really enjoys.”—Charlene Agles 




“Gomi and Unagi have been dating and cohabiting since 2015. They got engaged in 2017 and are saving up for an intimate, family wedding.”—Nicole Schiestel

Gomi & Unagi



“This is my furry son, Hank, sitting outside our house. He always has a good appetite and likes long walks, playing ball at the park, and snuggles from family and friends.”—Danielle Petrosine




“Lexi is eight years old and lives with Daisy and Delilah. She has beautiful blue eyes and is much friendlier than her siblings. She loves playing, being petted, and hanging around wherever I am. At times, she’ll chase her sisters away so she can have me all to herself.”—Charlene Agles 




“Elsa is a three-year-old Anatolian shepherd/Labrador mix who was rescued from a college dorm. She likes going on long walks and car rides. Her favorite trick is ‘paw’ where she’ll put her paw on top of your phone/tablet if you’re paying more attention to it than her. Her favorite foods are pizza, Doritos, and marrow bones from the farmers’ market.”—Sam and Danielle Retzloff 




“Gunder may be the only Glen of Imaal terrier in El Dorado County at this time. So far, he knows how to roll over, unroll (the other way), pick up really big sticks and try to get them through the dog door, lay in plastic bins, practice his horizontal digging technique, and get Toby (our older maltipoo) to play and run after him. Most importantly, he can do the ‘Glen Sit’ as he's demonstrating in this photo. He even has his own Facebook page, ‘Gunder the Glen,’ and is in training to be a show dog, though he still has a lot to learn.”—Alice L. Lemke



“Hermès is a five-month-old Frenchie. He doesn’t really have a favorite kind of food, because he likes to eat anything—and a lot of it!”—Sunny Wong




“Jewley is our black Persian cat we rescued five years ago. She’s extremely intelligent and acts more like a human than a cat. She loves ice cream and traveling on the console of our pickup.”—Suzan Webb




“Josie is six years old, loves watching SpongeBob SquarePants every morning, cuddling with my husband, and scratching on all of our doors until one of my kids lets her in.”—Theresa Arnold




“Maks is the best rescue dog ever! He loves spending time with his family, going on walks, and playing fetch. Car rides to the ocean are his absolute favorite.”—Kari McKinley

Maks with Kylee (human)



“Max is a big, beautiful German shepherd rescue. He's actually quite timid but is the most attentive and loyal love bug.”— Kimberlee Schory   




“Leo was rescued from a cardboard box in Sacramento, and Max was rescued under the front porch of a house in Palo Alto. Most days you’ll find them on our outdoor patio watching all the pretty birds from a distance. They also have an outdoor enclosure and recently went in a tree! Most days consist of them sleeping, but they’re always up for a treat and play time.”—Nancy Verette 

Leo & Max



“Loki, our little Chiweenie, loves to eat dry pasta and sunbathes every chance he gets.”—Liberty Warner




“Maggie was my buddy and loved hiking and swimming. She passed away suddenly a few weeks ago.”—Bruce Wirtanen




“My beautiful 10-year old great Pyrenees mix, Rocco, enjoys traveling with me on road trips to the Northern California coast. His most recent adventure took him to the Central Oregon Coast. Rocco lost an eye in 2015 from running into a sago palm. Although he can’t see well, he loves his walks and discovering new smells.”—Judy Andrews




“Sunshine is a 16-year-old Havanese mix who loves to eat and used to love running around with other big dogs at the dog park and being chased by them, because she was faster than any other dogs. Now she’s blind, can’t hear, and doesn’t run, but knows when someone’s eating because her love of food didn’t go away.”— Harumi Hurrianko




“This is Koda the Doberman. Her favorite thing is kissing her new baby sister’s toes; unless there’s peanut butter around—then the baby toes take a backseat.”—Tiffany Yerxa 




“Leo is the sweetest little diva and insists you walk him to his food bowl every time he eats.”—Liberty Warner




“We adopted Olivia in 2016 from Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue. She loves belly rubs, doggie treats, and walks in our neighborhood.”—Kim Rowe

Olivia with Jenna & Samantha (humans)



“Marnee, half golden retriever, half border collie, is nine years old and still loves to go on long walks and eat Cap'n Crunch.”—Liberty Warner




“Mika is an eight-year-old Shiba Inu. She loves her baby sister, Chloe, and is a good babysitter.”—Steve Maranville

Mika with Chloe (human)



“Misty Rain, the ‘man hater,’ was adopted from El Dorado County German Shepherd Rescue and is now Daddy’s girl. She’s an awesome mentor to my foster dogs.”—Ray Wieand

Misty Rain



“Nelson is a bluetick coonhound from the American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue. He’s a complete goofball and sweetheart who loves all baked goods (especially buttered toast and maple-flavored items). His favorite treats are ‘tootie cookies,’ which my sister hand-makes for him with pumpkin and flaxseed. Coonhounds live mostly in the Southern part of the U.S. and are relatively rare in California. Their ‘arooo arooo’ bay/howl is known as music to those in the know.”—Kathleen Teach




“Our new puppy, Gracee Mae, has been healing our broken hearts after we unexpectedly lost our precious Yorkie, Rubee Jean, at the tender age of seven last year. Gracee is very funny and bringing life back into our home. She’s unpredictable and brings in all types of presents from the yard: rocks, sticks, dirt, bark, plants, etc. Rustle Albert is her older, wise brother.”—Melissa Gratiot 

Gracee Mae & Rustle Albert



“These are our boys Hank (brindle) and Chief (black and white). We love them as much as any human member of the family. Chief loves giving kisses, getting belly rubs, and (overly enjoys) food—hence his chubbiness, which gives us more to love! Hank is our active boy. He’ll chase the tennis ball until your arm falls off and loves laying in the sun or on the couch stealing Stuffies. They may look tough and love roughhousing with each other, but they’re gentle, sweet boys. We enjoy hiking around Folsom Lake together, sunbathing on the shore, and swimming when the weather’s warm.”—Dana Savoroski

Hank and Chief



“We adopted Misty in 2016. She loves bird watching, sleeping in the sun, and cat treats.”—Kim Rowe




“We rescued Molly from the Nevada Humane Society and immediately connected with her. She actually saved my family after the loss of a beloved pet. Upon a DNA test, we found out she’s a Beauceron (not a Rottweiler like the shelter suspected), a search-and-rescue dog used by the French military and police and said to be the ancestor of the Doberman pincher. She’s unbelievably smart and sweet; instead of doing ‘tricks,’ she teaches us to get up, go out, and do something. Her favorite toys are a farm of stuffed hedgehogs and a dark green monster that looks like Oscar the Grouch.”—Sharon Teach




“Oliver, named after the DC Comics superhero Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), is an energetic, inquisitive, and fun-loving Boston terrier. His favorite treats are Stella & Chewy's biscuits, and he loves all animals, especially horses.”—Carolina Bermudez




“Reina is my chi/beagle rescue who has become the greatest running partner!”—Anita Reyes




“Sabrina is a sweet four-year-old kitty who loves giving kisses by licking your face and sitting with you when watching movies.”—Kris & Dave Hardin




“Samantha, aka Sammy, is 12 years old now but still this puppy at heart. Her favorite things include walks, people, and running around, even though she’s slowing down a bit.”—Katherine Bomar




“Thor has a personality as big as the outdoors and loves hiking and romping in the American River.”—Ray Wieand




“Tux is about nine weeks old and has a big personality. It would probably be more appropriate if he was named ‘Boss Hog.’”—Jen Walsh

Tux with Ella (human)



“Rizzy loves to chase her squeaky balls whenever she can and is really good at it. She’s also good at watching TV.”—Nicole Huff




“Two-year-old Sage was rescued from Front Street Animal Shelter. She loves water, basking in the sun, watching birds, lounging around, and enjoying life. She’s a sweetheart with amazing eyes!”—April Hahn




“Sebastian's favorite pastime is chasing any light, reflection, or moving object; he even knows which drawer his laser light is in and has opened every door under the kitchen counter looking for it.”—Kris & Dave Hardin




“Stassi is waiting—just like Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex—for her Prince Harry to take her and the new prince Archie on the magical sea for their first royal anniversary!”—Michelle Stickel




“Russell, our Frenchie, loves walks and cuddles.”—Kami Larsen




“Sai is a 12-year-young black Labrador who enjoys sunbathing.”—Lisa Post




“Sissy's favorite pastime is exploring all the drawers in the house and sunbathing in her cat room while the birds taunt her.” —Paula Zuber




“Smokey loves going for leisurely walks at the Fountains at Roseville.”—Ray Wieand




“Tiny ‘Pikachu’ can never make up her mind and is super cuddly!”—Johnny Basquez

Tiny with Charles (human)


Compiled by Megan Wiskus


Skylar Arnold of Canine Hallow has always been obsessed with dogs and began “studying” them at the young age of five years old. In addition to dog walking, she provides obedience training, service dog training, and behavior rehabilitation.

Professional dog trainer and puppy expert Eden Halbert of Sierra Dogs offers a puppy training camp—where she creates a solid foundation of training and socialization for your new family member—in addition to training for adult dogs, workshops, and mentoring. Placerville, 530-503-5183,

Folsom Dog Resort & Training Center has a team of certified dog trainers that utilize a unique, positive, and proven system to get your canine in tip-top shape. Whether it’s leash pulling, jumping, running away, or something else, they have a solution just for you. 120 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, 916-439-7202,

Dog Training for Owners provides obedience training, behavior modification, service dog training, and therapy dog training/certification. For owners who want a solid family companion, they specialize in helping shape dogs into well-rounded, well-mannered social companions. 321 Iron Point Road, Folsom; 2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 140-102, El Dorado Hills, 916-939-3534,

Cindy C. Smith, CNWI, from The Right Steps has been an experienced positive reinforcement trainer and instructor for over 20 years. She offers everything from puppyhood and adolescent classes to clicker training and dog consultation. Fair Oaks, 916-966-6883,

Terra and Susan of Animal Minds Behavior & Training provide myriad dog training, from puppy basics to extensive behavior modification for more troubled dogs. Both owners have years of experience, so you know your canine is in capable hands. Rancho Cordova, 916-538-0422,

Be sure to check out El Dorado Pet Club, 4131 South Shingle Road, Suite 4, Shingle Springs, 530-676-4442,


sBarkles offers a do-it-yourself dog wash as well as an expansive dog and cat store full of holistic food and treats. 850 East Bidwell Street, Suite 150, Folsom, 916-984-0102,

Pampered Pet Salon and Boutique offers a full range of pampering services, including bathing and grooming, for both cats and dogs. They also have a fully stocked boutique featuring items like collars, clothing, toys, and treats. 6610 Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite 10, Folsom, 916-987-1899,

Bark-N-Bubbles is a mobile grooming salon offering personalized services (including “hand stripping” for wiry coat breeds) at your home or office. 916-667-4848,

Tiny Tots Dog Grooming is a private mobile dog grooming service that specializes in dogs under 30 pounds and serves residents of Cameron Park, El Dorado Hills, and Folsom. El Dorado Hills, 916-475-9620,

The aptly named A Perfect Groom serves all sizes of dogs at their no-frills brick and mortar in Folsom. 6693 Folsom Auburn Road, Suite G, Folsom, 916-987-7995,

De La Pet Salon is a highly rated dog salon in Roseville with a reputation for taking their time in grooming dogs to perfection. 9260 Sierra College Boulevard, Suite 200, Roseville, 916-755-8131,


Be sure to check out these great businesses too:
Posh Paws Grooming Salon, Rocklin & Granite Bay, 916-899-6770,
El Dorado Pet Club, 4131 South Shingle Road, Suite 4, Shingle Springs, 530-676-4442,
Rocklin Road Animal Hospital, 4730 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, 916-624-8255,


The Placer SPCA aims to provide every adoptable animal in Placer County with a loving, permanent home. 200 Tahoe Avenue, Roseville, 916-782-7722,

Many of the animals found at All Creatures Animal Rescue (ACAR) come from people who’ve been placed in hospice care and can no longer look after their beloved pet. Rancho Cordova, 844-390-0882,

Sacramento Area Kitten Rescue (SAKrescue) is a nonprofit dedicated to the rescue, care, sterilization, and rehabilitation of orphaned and abandoned kittens and cats with the ultimate goal of placing the animals into safe, permanent homes. 4005 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael, 916-491-1657, 

Fat Kitty City is operated by the Agee Memorial Wildlife Fund—a nonprofit dedicated to ending needless animal suffering, through spaying, neutering, socializing, adopting, and other aggressive approaches—and provides adoptable cats and kittens with a 20-acre sanctuary where they can run, play, climb, jump, chase, and explore. 2201 Francisco Drive, Suite 140-564, El Dorado Hills, 916-939-3418,

Leaps & Bounds Rabbit Rescue aims to assist as many rabbits as possible by offering veterinary care (including spaying and neutering), socialization, and finding them a permanent home. Roseville, 916-782-8669,

Animal Outreach of the Mother Lode provides low-cost spay, neuter, and vaccination services, in addition to adoption services and education/training for responsible pet ownership. 6101 Enterprise Drive, Suite B, Diamond Springs, 530-642-2287,

FieldHaven Feline Center offers adoptable cats and kittens, plus programs, assistance, and services like 2nd Chance Feral Ranch, SNAP (spay/neuter assistance), and Pet Food Pantry. 2754 Ironwood Lane, Lincoln, 916-434-6022, 

Foothill Dog Rescue is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to re-homing dogs from high-kill shelters and dogs from owners who can no longer care for them. They also provide post-adoption support, information, and training services for new owners. 4131 South Shingle Road, Suite 14, Shingle Springs, 530-676-3647,



sBarkles carries a broad selection of holistic food, an abundance of treats and toys and a unique selection of supplements to keep your furry friend in good health. 850 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-984-0102,

Posh Puppy Boutique is your one stop shop for dog apparel – from sports jerseys and hoodies to jewelry and wedding attire, they have something for even the pickiest of pets. 6040 Stanford Ranch Road, Suite 100, Rocklin, 916-435-3044,

Lees’ Feed has two locations offering plenty of toys and treats, along with fashionable collars and leashes plus a knowledgeable staff to boot. 4110 Mother Lode Drive, Shingle Springs, 530-677-4891; 2205 Francisco Drive, El Dorado Hills, 530-363-1008,

Forgo store-bought dog treats by shopping small at Lucky Dog Bakery. In addition to all-natural, handmade treats crafted from scratch using simple, real ingredients, they also make cakes, brownies, biscotti, and more. 889 Embarcadero Drive, Suite 101, El Dorado Hills, 916-293-9478,

The Doggie Bag sells unique bakery items, such as cookies and birthday cakes, as well as stylish beds, collars, clothing, leashes, toys, and more. 1070 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Suite 100, Roseville, 916-789-9663,


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