Dog Days in Descanso

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

See what great friends they are? The dog and the pig even sleep in one bed.

Students at Phoenix House Academy in San Diego know that pets make wonderful friends and are a great help in recovery. The Academy, located on extensive grounds in Descanso and surrounded by mountains, parks, and ranches, is an ideal location for keeping pets and living close to nature. Currently, three dogs, four chicken, and a huge pig stay at the facility. The dogs and the pig are free to roam the grounds, but the chickens have to stay at home, due to a threat from coyotes.
For the same reason, there cannot be any cats, unless they were permanently locked up indoors: they’d quickly become food for the wily coyotes. Local wildlife, often seen on the premises, includes coyotes, deer, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossum, lots of birds and a variety of snakes.

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  • Aw how cute.Its piggy and aloha..This picture is too cute!

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