Why Dogs Howl At Sirens

Did you ever wonder why your dog barks at the sound of sirens passing by?

Interestingly enough, dogs interpret high pitch sounds such as a siren as a form of communication. High pitch sounds are a preferred choice of communication for dogs due to the fact that they travel longer distances. You may also notice that when one dog howls, other dogs in the neighborhood may chime in as well. That’s because they feel a need to connect and communicate with another pack of dogs from a far.

However, not all dogs respond to sirens. It’s believed that dogs who don’t respond, often feel confident and secure where they are and choose to ignore the sound.

So the next time you hear your dog howl don’t be alarmed, it’s what dogs do! Remember, dogs are descendants of wolves and howling is how wolves communicate; just like your dog may do!

Charity Dog Wash Success!

This past Saturday, July 14th at the Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies on Pico Blvd, we had our first charity dog wash! The wash began at 10am with a line of dogs waiting to get pampered in the new grooming facility. Over 15 dogs, large and small enjoyed getting washed and massaged in a spa like experience for $15. The experience included shampoo, conditioner, and a blow dry.

We are very grateful for the Centinela Feed & Pet Supplies for hosting the event as they donated all the proceeds to Pacific Pups Rescue! To make the event that much better, we had a few Pacific Pup Rescue alumni come in for a visit and a wash including Vika!


(Picture: Vika’s owner, Vika, Pacific Pup Rescue Founder Kiah)

The event was a great success, we can’t wait for the next one! For information on our next dog wash and adoption events, follow us on instagram @PacificPupsRescue

(Picture: A lucky dog getting the towel treatment as his owner captures the moment!)

(Picture: It got busy at times but our helpful volunteers did an amazing job!)