November News & Views: A Time For Giving Thanks

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I am such a lucky Dog!!!

DR-COLE-AND-LIZZIENovember is the time of year for saying THANK YOU to EVERYONE in my life.

I am NEVER without a special loving touch from family, friends, and strangers; something good to eat; a bath when I need it; or help when I do not feel good.

I always have a special place to sleep and fun places to go with my Dad and brothers and sisters.

Nearly every day I travel to work with my Dad and get to meet brand new friends EVERY day of my life. I nap with kitty buddies Tyler and Manny and my brothers Chance, Ulysses, and Lincoln.

When you are as lucky as me you want to help.

Each November and December IVS donates $1.00 for every bath and groom we perform on every pet. ALL this money goes right to the Irvine Animal Care Center to help those dogs and cats that are NOT as lucky as me. These funds support the ‘Third Chance Program’, and help pay for the care provided pets up for adoption at the IACC.

How can you help? Do you need a special friend in your house to share all the love and warmth this holiday season? How about bringing a pet that needs a home into your life! We dogs and cats don’t need much, but we definitely need a loving human and a forever home.

Please join our special staff members volunteering at our booth at the ‘Home for the Holidays’ event this December 8th. Follow the link here to learn all about it!

Do you have a great thank you story to share with me? Please do! Drop me a line at

Sending you my special love and kisses for a special and loving Thanksgiving- Lizzie!

IVS Donates a Dollar for every Bath & Groom in November!

cat-bathCome in this month for a Bath and Groom and help make a difference. For every Bath & Groom IVS is donating a dollar to the Irvine Animal Care Center.

In the month of November, Irvine Veterinary Services will donate a dollar to the Irvine Animal Care Center in support of their Third Chance program for every bath or groom performed.

DOG-BATHThe Third Chance program transfers animals from overcrowded Southern California shelters where they may have limited chances for adoption, and brings them to the Shelter for a chance at finding their forever home. Since these animals come from outside of Irvine, their care is funded entirely through donations.



Join the IVS team at the IACC 7th Annual Pet Adoption Fair!

DOG-IN-GIFT-BAGHome for the Holidays started seven years ago, bringing together rescues and shelters to find homes for hundreds of homeless animals. This event takes place in one afternoon, at one easy-to-navigate, enclosed location. There will be adoptable dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals, as well as dozens of pet product vendors and a silent auction.

Join the IVS staff at our booth for low-cost microchips and free vet and trainer advice!


IRVINE-ANIMAL-CARE-CENTERThe Irvine Animal Care Center (IACC) is a progressive and innovative municipal animal shelter that continually strives to strengthen the human-animal bond and improve the welfare of animals by promoting their humane care and treatment. The Center’s 3.73 acre, park-like facility cares for thousands of homeless, neglected and abused animals every year. All animals in their care receive veterinary care, high-quality food, soft bedding and daily socialization.

To find out more about IACC or the Home for the Holidays Event, click on the Link Below

Grateful For A ‘Third Chance’

Irvine Veterinary Services proudly supports the Third Chance Program through Irvine Animal Care Center. We invite you to read this heartwarming testimonial from Lucky’s Mom, who adopted him through the program, to see how he is doing now.

post-luckySirena, the wonderful assistant at University Veterinary Services, has asked me to write a follow-up, about my life with Lucky, my beautiful terrier, who came from the Irvine Animal Shelter. I guess it is more than fair to say, that Lucky is what keeps me going, each day. Lucky has been with me, every step of the way. He gets the first bite of food at every meal, and the last bite of food. It is a privilege to have his abiding love, affection, native intelligence, faithfulness, good naturedness and protectiveness in my life. How can I count the ways of how Lucky has enhanced my life? He has been my constant companion. We have taken every single walk together since he came to live with me, in every season. We have shared our days, our nights. He has shared my laughter, endless conversation and also, all of my tears. I have told him secrets that no-one knows, and he has never once betrayed my trust. As far as I am concerned, Lucky is an angel that has come to walk with me on my journey. I cannot put into words, how blessed I am to have him in my life. My faith in the world may falter and my trust in humankind may grow dim at times, but Lucky’s pure love and innate goodness, gives me faith and courage, every step of the way.

Click on the Link Below to Read More about Lucky and other Pet’s Adopted Through the Third Chance Program

Keeping Your Pet Safe During the Holidays

CAT-WITH-TINSELThe holidays are a bustling time for most– with guests coming and going frequently, new sights, sounds, and smells bring with them a sensory overload that may cause your pets stress levels to rise. The winter holidays, after the 4th of July, are the number one time of the year that pets are usually lost.

CHRISTMAS-DOG-STRESSWe all want what’s best for our pets, and even with the best intentions, sometimes the unexpected happens. No matter how many precautions we take, the fact remains, sometimes pets runaway or get lost. It is important for your pet to wear a collar and tag (be sure to use a collar with a safety release for your cat). However, it is not uncommon for collars and tags to be lost or forgotten– because of this, we recommend microchipping your pet. Microchipping greatly increases the chances of your pet returning home by offering a secure and reliable form of identification.

Find Out More About Microchipping Your Pet By Clicking On The Link Below

Going Out of Town for the Holidays?

It is that time of year again…it’s a time we share with our friends and family, but for some of us, spending that time with our friends and family means travel. Here at IVS we provide extra-special care for your pet when you are out of town.

We Invite You to Watch this Video Introducing our Great Kennel Staff




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