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Local animal news in brief, Jan. 18, 2017

Clinic offers open houses

A new Santa Fe veterinary clinic that features holistic services is hosting a series of open houses to meet its staff and learn about its care.

Integrative Veterinary Wellness, 2001 Vivigen Way, Suite B, offers acupuncture, counseling, Bach flower remedies, Reiki, preventive screenings, immunotherapy and discounted dental care. The open houses are scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and Feb. 25, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 and Feb. 22.

Veterinarians at the clinic include Peter Seitz, Louise SaintOnge and Sophia Krajewski. For more information about services and appointments, call 505-467-8037.

Kindred Spirits hosts party

A Valentine’s Day party is set for Saturday, Feb. 11, at a Santa Fe area animal sanctuary.

Kindred Spirits, which cares for hospice dogs, horses and poultry, will offer dog smooching and kisses, plus a tour of the sanctuary, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The tour will take place around 2 p.m. The event is called For The Love of our Animals.

The sanctuary is located on N.M. 14 near Lone Butte General Store. For more information, visit the website at or call 505-471-5366.

Dog hiking gets canines going

A new business offers safe, structured pack hikes for dogs on the trails surrounding Santa Fe.

High Desert Dog Hikes, founded by Caitlin Goettel, provides an insured and bonded service for dog owners. The company’s mission is to support happy and balanced dogs in their overall wellness, through exercise, socialization and outdoor adventure, Goettel said.

Daily hikes are available, in packs of up to six dogs for 1 ½ to 2-hour adventures. Services also include senior dog hikes and full-day excursions; pick-up and drop-off are included in the cost.

For more information, email, call 505-470-3681, or visit the website at

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