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Fire Mountain Home and Garden Sale to benefit Canine Companions for Independence

Screen Shot 2016-06-03 at 6.17.28 AM Don’t miss the annual Fire Mountain Home and Garden sale happening today and tomorrow!

This is not a typical “yard sale”, this is a highly curated neighborhood sale with hundreds of succulents and other plants, plus gently used upscale home decor, small appliances, garden items,dishes, unique pottery, jewelry and more!Canine_Companions_for_Independence.svg

The sale is happening today and tomorrow:
June 3-4, 2016 – 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
2305 Fire Mountain Drive, Oceanside

All proceeds go to CCI, the Oceanside-based service dog organization.
If you have questions about the sale or CCI you can click here to email Kris.


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Oceanside City Council to Consider Ban on Retail Puppies

Following in the footsteps of Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Chula Vista, San Diego and many others, the City of Oceanside will consider a ban on the retail sale of puppies, kittens, and bunnies.

The ordinance went into effect in San Diego in August and with only one exception was implemented by all pet stores. The City of Carlsbad also passed a similar ordinance last week.

While the ban allows pet stores that sell some puppies and kittens obtained from shelters and rescues to continue to do business, it specifically targets those stores that do not obtain pets through local or humane sources.

The vote will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 5:00 pm at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting.


This is a follow-up to an earlier story.


Oceanside Residents Protest Puppy Mills


Last weekend Oceanside residents and animal lovers protested in front of a newly opened puppy store on Oceanside Blvd.

Protesters stated that the puppies are trucked in from puppy mills in Missouri instead of coming from local shelters and their goal is to rally support in the city of Oceanside to create a ban on the sale of puppies, kittens, and bunnies at retail storefronts.

Over a dozen cities in California including Los Angeles, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, Chula Vista, and San Diego have adopted ordinances placing restrictions on the sale of animals from commercial breeders. The ban was created to stop the flow of puppy-mill puppies into those cities, which increases the number of  dogs left languishing in shelters, effectively increasing the number of animals euthanized each year and costing cities money.

As one of the protesters put it, “We want them to be here. We love the business. We just don’t want them to sell puppy-mill dogs. It would be wonderful if they would take puppies from our shelters because we have hundreds of them.”

Follow the link for the full story in the Union Tribune: Oceanside-pet-store-protest

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SPOT Rummage, Plant and Bake Sale – October 24, 2010

SPOT Rummage, Plant, and Bake Sale Sunday, October 24th •  8am-3pm

Held at the Discount Tire Parking Lot – 2281 El Camino Real—it’s on the corner of Vista Way , just up north from the 78.

Park just above us in the big Target mall parking lot.

Join us for a fabulous sale of treasures and tasty food, plus succulents and cacti—all

benefiting the dogs and cats of Oceanside!

SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time) is an Oceanside rescue group dedicated to helping find homes for stray and abandoned pets—and we have collected a TON of great stuff to sell.

You’ll find tables filled with home décor items, fine china, crystal, baby clothes, kids clothes and toys, water-wise plants, vintage and new designer clothes and accessories, electronics, crafting stuff, jewelry, cameras, antique and vintage items, dog supplies, hanging banners and kites, linens, kitchen supplies—why, we even have a kitchen sink faucet—BRAND NEW!

So come and spend some time with the Spotties, spend some cash at our outstanding bake sale and buy yourself a little something—prices are good and the money all goes to animals!

Contact us at

Download the flyer here: FINAL RUM SALE FLYER

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Saturday on Fire Mountain- Gone to the Dogs!

One of our Fire Mountain Friends sent us this morning round up of who they met on a morning walk.

Too many cute furry friends not to notice!