Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Alert! Vets Warn About Treats Poisoning Pets


"Petco, one of the country's largest pet retailers, announced Monday that it has pulled all Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its shelves, citing concerns that the foreign made pet foods could be linked to a series of yet unexplained sicknesses and deaths among pet dogs in the United States. The move, the first by a national pet store, comes despite the FDA's inability to tie the illnesses specifically to Chinese-made pet foods. And there's reason to believe it might signify the beginning of a swift industry-wide precautionary movement away from such imports."   Source:  The Washington Post January 6, 2015

And yet,  recently, a coworker's young dog experienced kidney failure and found out that these treats are still in the stores for sale! Even though they may say "made in USA" the ingredients may still be sourced in China and merely assembled here.  

Read the articles -  stay informed - keep your pet safe!

ALERT!  Vets Warn About Treats from China Poisoning Dogs

Pet stores are pulling Chinese-made dog treats after years of mystery dog illnesses and deaths




2017 Animal Communication Classes


Learn to Speak With the Animals

Saturday, February 4, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
 4pm - 6pm 

Awakenings Bookstore


$100 at the door

$35 for returning students  www.paypal.me/FrancesGreenspan/35

Price includes a free copy of the book 
“Learn to Speak with the Animals - by Developing Your Intuitive Abilities”
(949)412-9554

Yes, you can communicate with animals! 

This class is open to anyone wanting to learn about animal communication and how to connect with animals at a deeper level. It’s designed to help you develop or expand upon that ability through learning about what animal communication is, how it works, and the perspective of animals. Learn how to open your heart and mind to receive animals' messages. 

Exercises and individual attention to each participant's learning process are provided in a safe, supportive, empowering environment. Each person is requested to bring a photo of an animal (alive or even those who have passed on) for each person to speak with them individually while Frances helps to fine-tune your reception skills to help build your confidence in your abilities. 

  • How animals communicate
  • The perspective of life from the animals’ point of view 
  • The spiritual essence of animals 
  • Psychic abilities: seeing, hearing, knowing, sensing, feeling (physical and emotional) 
  • How to communicate: basics 
  • Understanding your innate abilities 
  • Addressing blocks to clear communication 
  • Knowing yourself prior to communication
  • Techniques for clearing the mind and focusing the heart 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Give the Gift of Animal Communication


Give the Gift of Animal Communication and Receive a Bonus for You

Present your loved one with a Gift Certificate

This is chance to offer those dear to you a gift of an Animal Communication Reading for up to 30 minutes in-home animal communication reading at a special rate of $125.00 (per pet) instead of the usual price of $150.00.  In home readings are limited to Orange County, California – however phone readings are also available at a special rate of $85.00 instead of the usual price of $100.00.

Gift Certificates for my Learn to Speak with the Animals Class are also available at a special rate of $65.00 instead of the usual price prepaid price of $75.00 ($100 at the door).

As a way of thanking you for your generosity to others, this year there is an added bonus for those who purchase a Gift Certificate: If you gift someone with a Gift Certificate, you can purchase one for yourself at the same discounted price.  Gift Certificates will be issued and emailed to the purchaser directly.

The Fine Print - please read carefully

1. Discounts are only applicable to gift readings/classes and those purchasing a gift reading/classes. 

2. In order to qualify for a discounted animal communication reading/class for yourself, you must purchase at least one gift reading/class. Payment for both must be made at the same time. 

3. All gift purchases must be made by December 20, 2016 and must be used by December 20, 2017.

4. It is not necessary to purchase a discounted pet reading/class for yourself in order to gift someone else.

5. It is permissible to purchase multiple gift readings.

6. Payment must be made by the person gifting the animal communication reading to paypal.me/francesgreenspan


7. Gift Certificates will be issued for the gift readings/classes and emailed to the purchaser directly.

8. Once the order is complete and you have presented the Gift Certificate, the recipient will contact me directly to schedule a date/time for the sitting/class.

9. It is not necessary for the recipient to submit the gift certificate at the time of the reading/class.




Monday, November 21, 2016

101 Dog Friendly Stores, Restaurants, Hotels & Airlines

Source:  The Naked Dog Post


Since our dogs are family, we think it’s only appropriate that they should join us on trips to the store, hotel, and restaurant patio. As the rest of the world comes around on this sentiment, though, it’s still hard to know exactly where you’re allowed to take your pup when you go out on the town, or just to run errands. How can you know which places are dog-friendly?

So instead of guessing and hoping, check out this massive, yet well-organized list of major chains that allow dogs to join in the festivities!




Thursday, November 10, 2016

Free Pet Adoptions!

Photo credit & source info from Patch.com

Its the perfect time for your family to adopt a new pet from Orange County's OC Animal Care, the county run animal services center.  Adoption fees will be waived for qualified applicants.

Based in the city of Orange, the OC Animal Care is county run, and has been operating at over 95-percent capacity for nearly a month, since they took in a large quantity of rabbits from an area residence.

The facility is currently housing approximately 630 animals.

According to the shelter, that is over 200 more animals than the services typically works with.

“High numbers of animals increases the impact on the physical and mental health of shelter animals,” Dr. Jennifer Hawkins, director of OC Animal Care said. “By removing fee barriers to adoption and encouraging visitors to the shelter, it is our goal to unite adoptable shelter pets with families.”

On October 25, the Orange County supervisors agreed in unanimous vote to authorize OC Animal Care to waive adoption fees anytime its animal population grows more than 80 percent of capacity. The free fees will continue until it drops below 60 percent.

Adoption fees normally average $167 for dogs, $171 for cats and $77 for rabbits.

That cost covers spaying and neutering animals, veterinary services, implanting and registering microchips, and administering vaccinations.

Take note, even with the fee waiver, adoptive families of their new pets will still have to pay for a rabies-vaccination certificate to the tune of $27.

No animals can be surrendered at the shelter until the number of animals in residence drops back to 60-percent.



Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Notes from Happy Students


Hi Frances,
I want to thank you for the class today. My road to developing my intuitive abilities has been a bumpy one thus far, and after this last week I was feeling pretty vulnerable and defeated, not sure if I wanted to keep going with it. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to come today,as I was very down this morning,  but I’m so glad I did, as it put the wind back in my sail. The exercises we did were fun and easy to do, you were so kind and calming. The messages I received from Isabelle and her mom were very healing. It was wonderful to be in a group with such lovely people. Thank you so much again, you are amazing! ~ J

Friday, September 30, 2016

Should I Smash a Window?



The "Right to Rescue" act provides legal immunity for a person who damages a car in a good faith effort to save an animal from dangerous conditions while trapped in a hot car.  


The Right to Rescue Act" will save lives. We all know how hot our cars get sitting in the heat, but so many people don’t recognize that leaving your dog in the car for even a few minutes in these conditions can be fatal.  More than anything, we hope that AB 797 will raise awareness of this danger so pet owners remember to leave their dogs at home.” - Assemblyman Marc Steinorth


To receive legal immunity, a person must comply with all of the following requirements:
  1. Determine the car is locked or there is no other reasonable method to remove the animal from the vehicle;
  2. Have a reasonable and good faith belief that the animal is in imminent danger if not immediately removed;
  3. Contact law enforcement prior to entering the vehicle;
  4. Use no more force than necessary to enter the vehicle; and,
  5. If the person does enter the vehicle, the person must remain nearby with the animal in a safe location until law enforcement arrives. The person may not leave the scene.
What if you see a dog in a hot car?  Not sure how to determine signs of heat-related distress?  

  • Anxiety
  • Wide eyes
  • Fervent barking as if in distress
  • Intense scratching or digging at windows or doors trying to escape
  • Excessive panting with exaggerated long tongue
  • Extreme drooling, salivating
  • Change in color of the gums (blueish purple, bright red or pale from lack of oxygen)
  • Increased heart rate
  • Labored or trouble breathing
  • Disorientation, stumbling or poor coordination
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Collapse or loss of consciousness
  • Seizure
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Coma