Petsguide 2020

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Table of Contents Featured Articles 3

Rescue vs. Shelter: What’s the Difference?


What You Should Know Before You Surrender Your Pet


Animal Emergency Resources


MAKING PET LIFE BETTER Liz Davis Publisher Tiffany Salter Ad Sales

10 When It’s Time: End-of-Life Resources 20 What to Do if You Lost/Found a Pet Resources 4 Rescues 6 Shelters 7 8

Pet Assistance Emergency Services

Pet Services Directory 12 Animal Communicators 12 Boarding & Daycare 13 Cat Services 14 Dog Parks & Beaches 15 Dog Sports 15 Groomers 16 Feral Cats 16 Rehab & Therapy 17 Service & Therapy Animals 17 Training 18 Veterinary Services 19 Event Calendar

Guggenheim (Guggie) This dog is the reason for this issue. A few months ago, while delivering donated blankets and towels to the shelter, I saw him—scared, barking, shaking in his enclosure. He was owner surrendered. For whatever reason, his family could not keep him (or his sister), and felt their only choice was the shelter. Immediately, I went to the front desk to ask about his availability, and found a man in front of me, eyes filled with tears, surrendering his dog to the shelter too. Things happen for a reason and the reason became instantly clear: Petsguide’s mission is to let pet lovers know they have choices––people and resources are out there to help them keep their pet, or at the very least, help them surrender their BFF to a warm loving home, instead of the harsher environment of a shelter. Don’t get me wrong. Shelters do important work and get as many animals as possible into loving homes. But what we want people to know is that there are alternatives to give animals an easier transition into their new life by contacting a rescue instead (pages 4-6) or a pet assistance organization (pages 7-8) that can help troubleshoot the problem to keep pet families together.

Alina Na Content Editor & Graphics Wendy Reece Content Editor Franny & Pickles Security

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Tons of other resources are listed throughout this issue, from critical emergency information to playful places to take your dog. Keep it handy. Pick up extra copies for friends and family. Forward the digital link to pet families you know. This information can make a meaningful difference.

Wendy • Duchess • Ziggy • Tommy “Petsguide® Copyright 2020. Liz Davis. All rights reserved. No portion of this magazine may be used for a derivative work, reproduced or copied—mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying—distributed, or displayed without prior written permission of the publisher. The materials herein are provided on an “as is” basis and the publisher of this magazine, KIDSGUIDE, Inc., expressly disclaims all warranties, including without limitation the warranties of currentness, correctness, completeness, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, noninfringement of intellectual property, and freedom from errors. KIDSGUIDE, Inc. assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or injury arising out of errors, omissions, uses, or participation as a result of publication of all magazine editions to the fullest extent permitted by law. KIDSGUIDE, Inc. is not in any way recommending or endorsing any program, business, activity, or advertiser listed within this magazine. Names, addresses, fees, descriptions, and services listed in KIDSGUIDE are subject to change. We sincerely request that any errors be brought to the publisher’s attention so that they may be corrected in future editions.”

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Regarding the inspiration for this issue: we named him Guggenheim––a big name for a dog that inspired big things. We found him a loving home in Del Mar... thanks to a rescue. D - Liz

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How You Can Help Animals in Need Private Organization & Volunteer-Run A rescue is usually a private organization, consisting of a group of good-willed volunteers.

Usually Government-Run Facility Shelters can be your local pound and be governmentowned. They generally serve one or more cities.

Helps Specific Breeds, Ages, Species, Situations If you’re looking for a particular breed, chances are there’s a rescue for it. Some rescues also specialize in senior dogs or may only rescue dogs from special situations (cruelty, medical needs, behavioral issues, etc.).

Takes in Large Number of Animals Shelters usually take in a large number of animals from various situations (abandonment, stray, surrender, confiscation, etc.). Animal Control officers and local law enforcement could also bring in animals from cruelty or hoarding cases.

Uses Foster Network / No Facility Since rescues usually do not have a facility, they rely solely on a network of foster parents who open their home and agree to care for the animal until it’s adopted. Volunteers/Fosters Know Animals Better Animals could stay with a foster family anywhere from a few weeks to a few years. This means fosters have a longer period of time to get to know the animal’s personality, temperament, and needs. Rigorous Screening Process To make sure you’re the right fit for your potentially new best furiend, rescues generally have rigorous requirements. The process could include an extensive application, home inspections, meeting all household members, and multiple interviews. Higher Adoption Fees Before adopting out a pet, rescues will assess the animal’s health and medical needs. Adoption fees help cover expenses for veterinary care (including exams, procedures, lab tests, and vaccinations.) Spay/ neuter and microchipping are also often included. Rescues rely on grants and donations from supporters. Animals Are Typically Healthier Rescues strive to make sure their animals regularly receive proper veterinary and dental care. This way, you have a better idea of your new pet’s healthcare. Involved Follow-Up Process Rescues may continue to check in with you even months after the adoption. This is to ensure you and your new pet are doing well together. If it’s not working out, the rescue may accept the pet back. To find a rescue, see pages 4-6.

Higher Rate of Euthanization Due to the high amount of animals coming in, shelters are almost always over capacity. This leads to euthanization if an animal is not quickly adopted or rescued. Shorter Screening Process Since an animal at the shelter may have a limited number of days, the screening process is likely easier than adopting from a rescue. Lower Adoption Fees Adoption fees would cover minor health conditions, spay/neuter, and microchipping. Severe health issues are less likely to be addressed in the short amount of time a pet is at the shelter.

Volunteer Time – Pages 4-6 lists over 100 rescue groups waiting for your call. They are looking for help with events and fundraisers, doing home checks, maintaining websites, updating social media, sending emails, photography, dog training, and lots more. Shelters are often looking for dog walkers, kitten cuddlers, treat givers. Volunteer applications are usually found on their websites. Foster – Save an animal from shelter stress by providing a temporary home. Most rescue organizations need fosters and will provide for the needs of the animals, including food and medical care. An application process is usually required. The length of fostering can vary from a few weeks to a few years. Inquire at the organizations listed on pages 4-6. Give Goods – Sturdy toys, blankets and towels, leashes, collars, unopened food or treats, and more. Rescues and shelters will often have a list of needed items on their website. Drop off goods directly or donate through Operation Blankets of Love, which has 50+ drops-offs in SoCal (including Petsguide!). Visit

Staff May Not Know Animal Well Unlike a foster home, shelter animals might not have daily socialization with people. Due to a variety of reasons an animal could end up in the shelter, it’s difficult to fully know their background. Luckily, many shelters have basic training programs in place, and volunteers to help care for animals and get to know them. Animals May Not Make a Great First Impression Shelter animals might not be on their best behavior because the shelter can be a scary place for a pet who is not used to a confined space with other animals. So, when meeting a shelter animal for the first time, know that it could be frightened and anxious. To find a shelter, see pages 6-7.

Should You Adopt from a Rescue or a Shelter? It depends. Go with what you feel is best for your circumstances. Each rescue and shelter has a different adoption process. Find out which one works for you and take it from there. No matter what, you’re saving an animal, and in our eyes, that makes you pawsome. *Note: Veterans in California are now able to adopt dogs and cats from public shelters for free. Veterans will need to present a valid identification card with the veteran designation on it. The screening process and additional costs, such as licensing, may still apply. more at

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RESCUES Agencies that offer rescued pets for adoption and/or referrals for adoption. Most organizations do not have a facility (unless otherwise noted), instead animals are living in foster care until a forever home can be found. Pictures of available pets are usually found on their website, along with a calendar of adoption events. An application process is required prior to adoption. Most animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Many organizations also provide rescue services, including owner surrenders (also see Pet Assistance), and volunteer opportunities, such as pet foster homes and events. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue (714) 528-4730 Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds in Southern California. Established in 2004, CGSR rescues dogs from high-kill shelters stretching from Central California to Mexico. Adoptable shepherds and shepherd mixes are available ranging in age from puppies to seniors (visit their website for a list of available dogs). Foster homes are always needed. Tax-deductible donations welcome. See the “Events” page on their website for upcoming adoptions. See ad on page 5. • Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation (714) 328-8661 Rescues, and rehomes or transports, companion animals in danger of imminent death in overcrowded shelters. They have volunteers throughout California that assist in rescuing, evaluating, fostering and transporting abused and neglected animals to like-minded partner rescues in neighboring states and western Canada. Each dog is spayed/neutered, vaccinated, deemed medically sound, and ready for adoption. They are a 100% volunteer organization. Also, you’re invited to Wags N Wine, a dog-friendly, wine, food and fun extravaganza (see Calendar). See ad on page 19.

All-Breed Rescues A Home 4 Ever Rescue Adoption events at PetSmart, Costa Mesa, and by appointment. 427 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Animal Assistance League of OC (714) 891-PETS 15102 Jackson St., Midway City. Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation (747) 998-5568 Rescues abused and neglected animals—locally, internationally and throughout the Asian dog meat 4 petsguide winter/spring 2020

trade. 14456 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks.

Mutts in Need Orange-County based.

Animals Rule Placement Foundation Senior placement program is also available. Adoption events most Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Kennels are located at Creative Pet Supply, 305 N. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro.

Mutt Hut Rescue Dogs, cats and reptiles.

Barks of Love (714) 855-5009 All-breed, foster-based dog rescue in Orange County. Cuddly Canines Dedicated to rescuing pregnant dogs, nursing moms, or orphaned bottle babies. No owner surrenders. Friends of OC’s Homeless Pets

(714) 280-4993

Fur-Ever Home Rescue (949) 444-9154 Specializes in helping families keep their animals, rather than surrendering them, by offering temporary food, financial help (to those who qualify) and more. Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (714) 924-GRFF Serves low-income, high-crime-rate communities. They rescue street dogs, along with dogs in high-kill shelters. They also provide vaccine clinics and fund veterinary services for lower income families, including the homeless population. Gimme Shelter Pets (714) 916-8884 Chihuahua and small-breed rescue. Also provides free behavioral coaching to help pet owners avoid relinquishing their animals. GreenDog Foundation (951) 609-0765 Adoption events at Pets Plus in San Juan Captistrano. Happier Tails Rescue (714) 222-7169 Rescues abused, abandoned, and red-listed dogs in shelters and local communities. I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue K9 Spirit Organization Orange-County based, focused on small dogs and herding breeds. Adoption events most Saturdays at PetSmart in Brea. Live Love Animal Rescue (213) 282-7297 Long Beach-based rescue that provides rehabilitation, training, care and placement for dogs, including those with extreme behavior and medical issues. Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop (562) 531-2871 Cats and dogs come from local shelters and all sales go toward saving more pets. 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. Additional location in Culver City.

New Beginnings for Animals (949) 348-8057 Rescues dogs and cats with focus on adults and seniors in need of medical care. Adoption events on weekends at PetSmart, Aliso Viejo. No Stray Left Behind Adoption events most Sundays at the Tustin Marketplace PetSmart. OCPoundHounds Primarily pomeranians, papillons, chihuahuas and toy hairless breeds. Pardon Me Small-dog and cat rescue. Adoption events held weekends at Petco, Anaheim Hills. Paw Prints in the Sand (949) 203-4504 All-animal, foster-based rescue––cats, dogs, sheep and rabbits. Pet Project Foundation (949) 595-8899 Partners with the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente. Priceless Pets Rescue Operates out of storefront adoption centers with locations in Chino Hills, Claremont and Costa Mesa. Pups and Pals (562) 713-5103 Focus on rescuing dogs, occasionally cats or small animals. They accept owner surrenders. Adoption events usually once a month. Recycled Dog Rescue Adoption events on Saturdays at a variety of Orange County locations. Saving Shelter Souls Adoption events at PetSmart in Long Beach and Buena Park. The Dog Cafe (323) 485-4077 Space for humans and dogs to hang out with each other, away from overcrowded shelters. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. $15 for one hour. Reservations recommended. 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. The Little Red Dog Rescue (949) 427-0925 Adoption events at Lake Forest PetSmart. The Pet Adoption Center of OC (949) 858-1000 Located in Lake Forest, they accept pets from local shelters, animal welfare organizations, and owner surrenders. The Zuri Pet Rescue (949) 429-7223 Based in San Juan Capistrano, they partner with Zuri Pet Spa to foster their dogs and cats prior to adoption. more at

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace (424) 384–1801 Unique community space featuring an interactive place for pet adoptions (dogs, cats, small animals) and an education center. Check website for weekly classes and events. 12005 Bluff Creek Dr., Playa Vista.

Breed-Specific Rescues Abandoned Terrier Rescue Association Mostly rescues wire-fox terriers. Adopt-A-Saint (949) 295-3641 Afghan Hound Rescue of So. Cal. (909) 305-0552 Akita Angels

(818) 925-4822

American Black and Tan Coon Hound Rescue Coonhounds and bloodhounds. Aussie Rescue SoCal Basset Hound Rescue of So. Cal. (949) 484-9065 Bean’s Beagles Dog Rescue Bichon Rescues Bichon FurKids Rescue, (858) 408-1937, www. Bichon Rescue of OC, (866) 822-7909, Border Collie Rescues Border Collies in Need, www.bordercolliesinneed. org, and Border Collie Rescue, Boston Buddies (310) 364-4543 Boxer Rescue LA

(310) 862-0044

Bulldogs (714) 612-0265 Southern California Bulldog Rescue Bull Terrier Rescue (818) 594-4177 So. Cal. Bull Terrier Rescue, Camp Cocker Rescue

(800) 431-5911

Dachshund Rescues Dachshund Paws and Pals, www.dachshundpaws. org. Dachshund Rescue and Placement, www. Dachshund Rescue of LA, www., (310) 948-3754. So. Cal. Dachshund Relief, (562) 694-6868, www. Dachshund and Friends, (818) 489-1513,

Leonberger Rescue Pals

(866) 757-7257

Maltese Rescues American Maltese Rescue, (619) 392-1395, www. Maltese Rescue California, Miniature Schnauzer and Friends (310) 374-7701 Adoption events every Saturday at the Petco in Redondo Beach, noon - 3 p.m. Old English Sheepdog Rescue

(310) 392-3366

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue

English Springer Rescue America

Pit Bulls Orange County Pit Bull Rescue,

German Shepherd Rescues Coastal German Shepherd Rescue, see ad on this page. German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County, (714) 974-7762, German Shepherd Safe Haven, (949) 363-5254, Westside German Shepherd Rescue, 3016 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, (310) 202-7283,

Pug Rescues Pug Nation Rescue of LA, (310) 327-7871, www. Pugs ‘n Pals, (949) 262-7843,

Great Pyrenees Association So. Cal. (909) 887-8201

Russell Rescue California

Greyhound Rescues California Greyhound Adoption Promotion, CalGAP,, (949) 275-0916. Grey Save, (866) 473-9728, Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation - Southern California, (949) 2074139,

Saving Shibas

Husky Rescues ARA Canine Rescue, rescues and places Siberian Huskies, (951) 532-0491, www.alleysrescuedangels. org. Shadow Husky Rescue, (949) 290-3217, www. Labrador Rescues Calif. Labradors, Retrievers and More Rescue, (858) 273-5386, Labs and Friends, So. Cal. Labrador Retriever Rescue, (888) 554-ALAB,

Retrievers and Friends of So. Cal. (951) 696-2428

Scottish Terrier Rescue SoCal (714) 893-5821 So. Cal. Golden Retriever Rescue (866) 299-1899 Southland Collie Rescue (714) 469-5546, Orange County; and (310) 3665573, Los Angeles. Southland Sheltie Rescue (562) 697-9784 Westie Rescue of OC and Beyond (714) 960-1083

Placing German Shepherds throughout Southern California. Adoptable shepherds from puppies to seniors. Volunteers needed. Foster homes needed. Donations welcome. non-profit 501(c)3 public charity (714) 528-4730 more at

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Yorkie Rescue United Yorkie Rescue, Yorkie Rescue of America,

Cat Rescues A Cat’s Tale Blue Bell Foundation for Cats (949) 494-1586 Provides a permanent home and sanctuary to ownerrelinquished or sponsored stray cats who are accepted for placement. Caring Friends Cat Rescue Adoption events at Tustin Marketplace PetSmart, Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Cat Cafes Cat Cafe´ Lounge - West LA, 1736 S. Sepulveda Blvd., (310) 254-7246; and Downtown LA, 551 S. Spring St., (818) 613-0756, www.catcafelounge. com. Catmosphere Laguna - 381 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, (949) 619-MEOW, www.catmospherelaguna. com. Crumbs and Whiskers - 7924 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 879-9389, www.crumbsandwhiskers. com. Feline Good Social Club - 301 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, (562) 900-6127, www.felinegoodsocialclub. com. Knead Catffeine - 3560 Grand Ave., Unit J, Chino Hills, Moon Cafe Mobile cat cafe in LA and OC, visit website for locations, Cats In Need of Human Care Cat PAWS (562) 280-4450 The Helen Sanders Cat Protection and Welfare Society. Dream Animal Rescue

(949) 484-9228

Healthy Paws In-store adoptions. 11151 First Ave., Whittier. (562) 902-5700. Kitty Bungalow Charm school for wayward cats. Street-cat rescue. Long Beach Felines (562) 453-7377 MeoowzResQ (714) 997-0868 Check their website for Orange County Petco adoption locations. National Cat Protection Society (949) 650-1232 Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4:30 p.m. 6904 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

OC Small Paws (714) 815-4300 Second Chance (714) 487-1518 Kitten and cat adoptions at Huntington Beach Petco on Springdale and Murrieta Petco. www. So Cal Siamese Rescue

(818) 830-3380

Stray Cat Alliance

(310) 281-6973

The Cat Cove Adoption events at PetSmart at Long Beach Town Center and Long Beach Exchange. www.thecatcove. com The Little Lion Foundation Specializes in neonatal, orphaned, and specialneeds kittens as well as trauma cases. Weekly adoptions in Long Beach, Cerritos or Garden Grove. Zoey’s Place Rescue (310) 897-9422

Rabbit Rescues Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue, Fountain Valley and Montclair, (833) 372-2248, Rabbit Rescue, adoption center at 7640 Rosecrans Ave., Paramount, (562) 862-8844,

Senior Dog Rescues Frosted Faces Foundation

(715) 574-6320

Grand-Paws Senior Sanctuary (661) 286-2066 Primarily large breed senior dogs. Leave No Paws Behind Specializing in seniors, terminal and end-of-life animals, and pets with special needs. The Senior Dogs Project Resources and information about adopting senior dogs.

Additional Adoption/Rescue Resources: For a list of city shelters offering adoptable pets, see page 6-7. Adoptable pets are also found on the following websites:, www.petharbor. com,, and If you have lost or found a pet or cannot take care of your pet, see Pet Assistance on page 7, and Lost and Found checklist on page 20.

Thrive Animal Rescue (858) 229-4972 Forever Foster Program where they cover medical expenses while providing food, a warm bed and love.

Multi-Species Rescues


Equine Rescue Hanaeleh Horse Rescue and Advocacy, Trabuco Canyon, (949) 842-7408, Red Bucket Rescue, rehab and adoption of horses and donkeys, plus tours and visiting hours, 2885 English Road, Chino Hills, (909) 627-2524, www. Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter Rescues, rehabilitates, and provides adoption or lifelong care for hundreds of farm animals. Weekend guided tours are offered. 5200 Escondido Canyon Road, Acton. Orange County Cavy Haven (714) 242-7548 Adoption of rescued Guinea pigs from shelters. Adoption events are held at Kahoots in Huntington Beach. Pig Rescues Adopt a Pig California, (619) 478-4500, www. California Potbellied Pig Assoc., Southern California Association for Miniature Potbellied Pigs (SCAMPP), (951) 685-0467 or (714) 889-9787,

Wise Tails – A Senior Dog Sanctuary (805) 738-8123.

Coastal Animal Services Authority 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente (949) 492-1617, Provides care for stray animals found in Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Irvine Animal Care Center 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine (949) 724-7740, Provides for stray animals in Irvine. Accepts resident owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Foster opportunities available. Seniors can adopt a senior pet for free. LA County Downey Animal Shelter 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey (562) 940-6898, A branch of the LA Department of Animal Care provides temporary care for animals found in designated cities (cities found on their website). Accepts ownersurrenders; fee applies. Note: this shelter does not serve Downey (see SEACCA in this section). Laguna Beach Animal Shelter 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach

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(949) 497-3552, Provides care for stray animals found in Laguna Beach or Laguna Woods only. Long Beach Animal Care Services & spcaLA Pitchford Animal Village 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village is the home of Long Beach Animal Care Services and spcaLA; two agencies jointly deliver care to the animals that enter the Village. Both offer volunteer opportunities. Long Beach Animal Care Services - Provides services for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Long Beach, Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. Services also include dog training, low-cost clinics, spay/neuter assistance and humane investigations. (562) 570-7387. www. spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center - Provides sheltering and adoptions, conducts cruelty investigations, disaster animal rescue, animal training, and humane education programs. Does not accept owner-relinquished pets or animals brought in by the public. If you adopt a pet, you’ll receive discounts at the Grooming Salon, Marketplace, and training for your dog. (562) 2162542. Mission Viejo Animal Services Center 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 470-3045, Provides care for stray animals, owner-relinquished animals and animal control services for the residents of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita only. Staff is available after hours for emergency services only. Newport Beach Animal Shelter and Home Free Rescue and Sanctuary 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (949) 718-3454, The City of Newport Beach, partnered with Home Free Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, provides boarding and care of animals collected by the police department’s Animal Control Division. Visit website to view adoptable animals. OC Animal Care 1630 Victory Road, Tustin (714) 935-6848, Provides animal control and shelter services for many OC cities (visit website for complete list of cities). Found exotic pets, including reptiles and birds, are held for a minimum of seven days and are subject to the same adoption process as other shelter pets. Educational tours and volunteer opportunities available. Accepts owner-relinquished pets. Orange County Humane Society 21632 Newland Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 536-8480, Provides care for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Garden Grove. Check website for senior pet special. Seal Beach Animal Care Center 1700 Adolofo Lopez Drive, Seal Beach (562) 430-4993, more at

Volunteer-run shelter providing care and adoption services for stray dogs and cats from Seal Beach only. Southeast Area Animal Control Authority SEAACA 9777 SEAACA St., Downey (562) 803-3301, Provides temporary care for animals found within various LA County cities as well as Buena Park and La Palma (see Animal Control on page 10 for a list of cities). They also provide low-cost vaccinations to the public. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. WAGS Pet Adoption 6621 Westminster Blvd., Westminster (714) 887-6156, Shelter and adoption group serving Westminster and Stanton.

PET ASSISTANCE Actors and Others for Animals Offers financial assistance and referrals for lowincome families in the greater LA area for spay/ neuter, emergency veterinary procedures, humane education, pet-assisted therapy, and feral cat assistance. (818) 755-6045, (818) 755-6323. www. Advocacy Groups ASPCA (212) 876-7700 Investigates cruelty cases, provides humane education, offers animal poison control resources, free spay and neuter for qualified residents, animal relocations and more. Humane Society of the U.S. (866) 720-2676 Provides care, rescue and services for animals in crisis. Passes and enforces laws to protect animals. Helps corporations reform their animal welfare policies. Produces anti-cruelty awareness campaigns and investigations. Orange County SPCA (714) 964-4445 No Empty Bowls pet food pantry offers low-income and homeless persons pet food at five locations. Animal Relief Fun (ARF) provides assistance with emergency veterinary care and spay/neuter vouchers for uncomplicated spay/neuter for pet cats, dogs, and bunnies owned by low-income OC residents. OCCATS is a feral cat program issuing vouchers to pay for the spay and neuter of feral cats. Animal Safe House helps develop a plan to assist with boarding animals while domestic violence victims receive treatment. Saddleback Valley Humane Society and SPCA (949) 262-5859 Offers financial assistance for veterinary care and spay/neuter to residents in Central or South OC only. Assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis. 25108 Marguerite Pkwy., Ste. A-267, Mission Viejo.


Before You Surrender Your Pet Before you think about surrendering your pet, know that there are resources to help you in various situations including financial hardship. Financial Assistance Services • Actors and Others for Animals (LA Area) • Brown Dog Foundation • Fur-Ever Home Rescue Also see • Orange County SPCA Pet Assistance • Pet Food Bank in Long Beach section. • Pets of the Homeless • RedRover Relief • Saddleback Valley Humane Society • spcaLA • The Sam Simon Foundation (LA) • Waggle (pet-dedicated crowdfunding) • Waggle Assistance Referrals for Low-Cost Veterinary Care • ASPCA • Animal Assistance League of Orange County • Animal Health Foundation (LA & OC) • Cats in Need (of Human Care) (SoCal) • FixNation (LA) • Friends of Long Beach • Golden State Humane Society • LA Animal Services • Michelson Found Animals Foundation • Pet Assistance Foundation • Pet Orphans of Southern California • Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends (RUFF) • Spay Neuter Project of LA • SEAACA (Downey)

If All Else Fails… Contact a rescue first before surrendering to a shelter. Shelters can have short hold periods before the animal is at risk of being euthanized. Contact a rescue (pages 4-6) to discuss relinquishing your pet. Once your pet is surrendered, they will find a foster home, ensure your pet has proper veterinary care, and find the right forever family.

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Serving South Orange County Since 1979 • Experienced Veterinarian on Premises • Fully Equipped to Handle Any Emergency • Caring, Compassionate Staff Trained in Emergency Care • Conveniently Located in Saddleback Valley Adjacent to Mission Viejo Animal Shelter

(949) 364-6228 28085 Hillcrest Mission Viejo

Monday - Friday: 6 pm - 8 am Weekends: Noon Saturday - 8 am Monday 24 Hours on Major Holidays

spcaLA (888) 772-2521 Donation-run programs and services, including cruelty investigations, disaster animal response team, humane education and a variety of shelter services. Animal Assistance League of Orange County No-kill humane society aiding in lost and homeless pets. Provides free email and telephone pet helpline that takes lost and found reports, and advises owners of necessary steps that will help them locate their pets. Also offers veterinary referrals for low-cost spay/neuter, vaccinations and pet care. 15102 Jackson St., Midway City. (714) 893-4393. Fix Long Beach Provides free spay/neuter for dogs and cats of lowincome Long Beach residents. Check website for clinic times and to request an appointment. Mobile clinics also offer low-cost microchipping, vaccinations, flea meds, and nail trimming. No appointment necessary. Friends of Long Beach Animals Offers low-cost spay and neuter incentives for lowincome residents of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Provides humane education classes to the school district and Long Beach/Signal Hill civic groups, and promotes animals for adoption at Long Beach Animal Shelter. (562) 988-SNIP (7647). Golden State Humane Society Low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs. Low-cost vaccines and basic veterinary services are offered on a walk-in basis; schedule of fees are listed on their website. 555 E. Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 423-8406; and 11901 Gilbert St., Garden Grove, (714) 638-8111. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet Military and Veteran Support Organization (MVSO) providing support to active duty service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and their companion animals through various programs, including the “Pet Foster Home” and “Military Pet Assistance” programs. (254) 248-1818. Ida’s Walkers “Keeping Pets and Seniors Together” Dog walking and pet care program for low income older adults that can no longer provide the physical 8 petsguide winter/spring 2020

activity or care that a pet needs. (562) 570-3548. Low-Cost and Free Spay and Neuter Clinics In addition to many agencies listed in this section, the following businesses offer low-cost services for spay and neuter for dogs and cats: Animal Medical Center - Fountain Valley, (714) 5311155, Community Vet Hospital Garden Grove, (714) 537-0570, www.communityvet. com. Community Animal Network - Newport Beach, (949) 759-3646, www.communityanimalnetwork. org. Pro Pet Fix - Fullerton, (714) 738-3492, www. Santa Ana Friends for the Animals Santa Ana, (714) 760-7352, Trinity Pet Hospital - Laguna Hills, (949) 232-1788, Vet Care Pet Clinic - Garden Grove, (714) 895-8600, Michelson Found Animals Foundation Offers low-cost microchipping. Also offers a web tool that locates low-cost spay/neuter locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties, spay-neuter. Store locations in Lakewood and Culver City. Operation Blankets of Love They collect, transport and distribute pet food and recycled or new pet-related items to animals in shelters, rescue groups, foster caretakers, pets of the homeless, and wildlife sanctuaries. Visit their website for “wanted” items and drop-off locations. Petsguide HQ is a drop-off site for OBOL. If you are an “in-need” rescue, give them a call. Volunteer opportunities available. (818) 402-6586. Pet Assistance Foundation They offer a toll-free spay/neuter hotline and referrals for low-cost spay/neuter services. They also provide information on vouchers offered by city or county; information on special programs from other humane societies; and subsidies to pet guardians who demonstrate financial need. 877-SPAY PET or (877) 7729738. Pet Food Bank in Long Beach Provides food for cats, dogs, birds and rabbits.

Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - noon. Christian Outreach in Action, 515 E. 3rd St., Long Beach. (562) 432-1440. Pets of the Homeless Focused on feeding and providing emergency care to pets of homeless people. Offers an online database of resources. RUFF Rescue Non-profit organization dedicated to helping pets and their owners with financial assistance for spay/ neuter and veterinary care. (949) 580-1092. www. Spay Neuter Project of LA Affordable spay/neuter and veterinary wellness, lowcost vaccine clinics, neonatal kitten nursery, and community outreach and advocacy to low-income residents in San Pedro, Los Angeles, Mission Hills and mobile clinics. (310) 574-5555.

EMERGENCY SERVICES Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911, Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services include emergency care; emergency, inter-hospital and longdistance transports; in-home euthanasia; body removal; and cremation services. Ambulance stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Animal Control Costa Mesa City Animal Control (714) 754-5311 Costa Mesa only. Coastal Animal Services (949) 492-1617 Serves Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. Garden Grove Animal Care Services (714) 741-5565 Serves Garden Grove only. Irvine Animal Services (949) 724-7092 Irvine only. LA County Downey Animal Shelter (562) 940-6898 Visit website for a list of cities served (note: LA County Downey Shelter does not provide service to Downey, see SEAACA). downeyshelter Laguna Beach Animal Shelter (949) 497-0701 Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods only. La Habra Animal Control (562) 383-4352 La Habra only. more at

Animal Emergency Resources VETERINARIAN


ANIMAL POISON CONTROL ASPCA poison control: (888) 426-4435* Pet Poison Helpline: (800) 764-7661* *fees may apply

Signs of an Emergency: • Difficulty or abnormal breathing • Burns, gaping wounds, or excessive bleeding • Seizure, collapse, or loss of consciousness • Profuse, repeated vomiting or diarrhea • Depression, lethargy, weakness • Near-drowning • In shock: week, rapid pulse, pale gums, cool limbs, low body temperature • Bloat: drooling, swollen belly, extreme anxiety, pacing, attempt to vomit or defecate If your pet shows any of these signs, call your emergency vet immediately! They can give instructions over the phone (i.e. to help stop bleeding or induce vomiting), and prepare for your arrival.

If Your Pet Ingested a Poison: 1. Don’t panic, but act quickly. 2. Call your vet, local animal emergency hospital, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, or Pet Poison Helpline. Fees may apply. 3. Tell the operator what your dog ingested, when and how much. Know your dog’s size, age, weight, and if there are any medical conditions. 4. Save the packaging or take a picture of the poisonous substance for reference.

Animal Ambulance (24-hour) (866) 4PET-911 (473-8911) Ambulances stationed throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. more at

Emergency Animal Centers Animal Emergency Referral Center (24-hour) (310) 928-2249,, Torrance

VCA Yorba Regional Animal Hospital (24-hour) (714) 921-8700, Anaheim

• Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County (949) 364-6228,, Mission Viejo

Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (24-hour) (949) 201-4100, San Juan Capistrano

BluePearl Pet Hospital (949) 833-9020,, Irvine

Animal Cruelty Hotlines

Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital (949) 261-7979, Newport Beach

Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force (213) 486-0450,

Crossroads Animal Emergency Huntington Beach: (714) 462-5764 Norwalk: (562) 863-252

Call 911 if you are witnessing animal cruelty.

LA Dog-Fighting Hotline (877) NO2FITE (662-3483), 24-hour tip line for Los Angeles residents.

Long Beach Animal Emergency (24-hour) (562) 354-0107,, Long Beach

Humane Society Dog-Fighting or Cock-Fighting Nationwide Hotline (877) TIP-HSUS (847-4787)

Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic Garden Grove, (714) 462-1829 Fullerton, (714) 681-1979

Injured Wildlife Services

• VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center (24-hour) LA & South Bay: (310) 542-8018 Tustin: (949) 559-0133 VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital (24-hour) (562) 926-3600, Lakewood VCA OC Veterinary Specialists (24-hour) (949) 654-8950, Tustin VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital (24-hour) (714) 241-9001, Fountain Valley

Animal Control Services may pick up injured animals. See page 8; also see Wildlife Services on page 12. California Department of Fish and Wildlife Rehabilitation Facilities If you find a wild animal (including birds, opossums, skunks, etc.) in distress, contact a wildlife rehabilitation facility in your area. Visit CAWildlifeRehabilitation for a comprehensive list of rehabilitators and the animals they specialize in. Marine Animal Rescue - Southern California (800) 399-4253, Marine Mammal Care Center - Los Angeles Coast (310) 548-5677, Pacific Marine Mammal Center - Orange County (949) 494-3050, petsguide winter/spring 2020 9

Long Beach Animal Care Services (562) 570-7387 Also serves Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. Mission Viejo Animal Services (949) 470-3045 Serves Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita.

THESE RESOURCES CAN HELP Few things in life are as painful as saying goodbye to a best friend. When that time comes, it’s comforting to know that there are resources in our community that can help with the grief, loss, and even logistics. While some pets pass of old age, some become seriously ill, or get injured to a point that it diminishes their quality of life. Your veterinarian will be the best-qualified person to help guide you through this difficult time. Some veterinarians specialize in at-home euthanasia, allowing both the pet and family to share their last moments together in the comfort of their own home. They may also offer transport, burial or cremation services, and memorial keepsakes. Fees are usually determined by weight of the animal. Before the procedure is scheduled, it’s a good idea to make sure all family members have time with the pet to say goodbye, and if you have children, prepare them for the loss of the pet in advance.

IN-HOME HOSPICE & EUTHANASIA • A Pet’s Farewell Provides in-home veterinary hospice and euthanasia services. Serving OC, Long Beach and surrounding areas, Dr. Feldman’s goal is to relieve suffering and provide the best possible quality of life with palliative care. And once you’ve decided it’s time to say goodbye, they will help walk you through the process so your pet can spend their final moments relaxed in their home, surrounded by loved ones. “When It’s Time To Say Good Bye, There’s No Place Like Home.” (949) 375-7908.

MOBILE VETS THAT COME TO YOU 911 Vets (LA County only) (323) 238-9019, A Mobile Vet (South OC only) (949) 495-5475, Animal Ambulance - See listing on page 8. Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California (657) 255-8611, In-Home Final Pet Care (714) 924-7675, Simply Housecalls (South OC only) (949) 215-9119,

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Veterinary Housecall (South OC) (949) 498-9588,

PET CEMETERIES & CREMATORIUMS Pet Haven Cemetery and Crematory 18300 South Figueroa St., Gardena (310) 532-2477 Paws and Claws Aquamation and Memorials 2328 N. Batavia St., Ste. 106, Orange (714) 363-3354, Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery 19542 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach (714) 962-7111

PET COUNSELING & SUPPORT • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, the support group meets at 12:30 p.m., the first or second Saturday of each month; 2020 dates: February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5. No reservations required. $25 or pay what you can (PWYC). 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612. (949) 650-2442, www.time4therapy. com. See page 11 for additional information.

Newport Beach City Animal Control (949) 644-3717 Newport only. OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848 Serves Anaheim, Brea, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Orange, Placentia, San Juan Capistrano, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda and Santa Ana (shelter services only). They also serve many unincorporated areas. Visit their website for full list. Santa Ana Animal Control (714) 245-8792 Santa Ana only. Southeast Area Animal Control (562) 803-3301 SEAACA serves Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, La Palma, Lakewood, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, South El Monte, South Gate, Santa Fe Springs and Vernon. Westminster Animal Control (714) 548-3201 Westminster only. Emergency line, (714) 548-3212. Dog-Fighting, Cock-Fighting and Animal-Cruelty Hotlines Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force (213) 486-0450 24-hour notification hotline. Email: actf@lapd.lacity. org. LA Dog-Fighting Hotline (877) NO2FITE (662-3483) 24-hour tip line for Los Angeles residents to report information about dog-fighting rings, an upcoming dog fight or individuals involved in dog fighting. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still collect up to $5,000 if the information leads to an arrest or conviction. Please note, if there is a dog fight in progress, call 911. Humane Society Dog-Fighting or Cock-Fighting Hotline (877) TIP-HSUS (847-4787) A nationwide tip line. Your identity is protected if you call to report tips about dog-fighting/cock-fighting or suspected fighting. Reward money for reporting is up to $5,000. Emergency Animal Hospitals When possible, notify staff of your situation prior to arrival. For information on non-emergency and specialty care, see Veterinary Services. Animal Emergency Referral Center (310) 928-2249 24-hour emergency services. 3511 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. A, Torrance. • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County (949) 364-6228 The Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarmore at

ian is not available. It is the only facility in the area designed and equipped as an emergency-only animal hospital from the ground up. Their doctors are trained and dedicated to meet the demands of emergency medicine. Patients enjoy the latest in diagnostic, monitoring and supportive equipment, including the highest quality digital radiology, an in-house laboratory, endoscopy and ultrasound. Should your pet require emergency surgery at any time, you are assured that the staff has the equipment and expertise you would expect from your own doctor. Open Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; and weekends, noon on Saturday 8 a.m. on Monday morning. 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. See ad on page 8.

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BluePearl Pet Hospital (949) 833-9020 24-7 emergency care. 1371 Reynolds Ave., Irvine.

Speaks telepathically with animals. To those present‌ and those who have passed on.

Phone: 949-412-9554

Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital (949) 261-7979 Open 24 hours on weekends. Weekdays, Monday Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; Friday, 6 p.m. - 11:59 p.m. 3720 Campus Drive, Ste. D, Newport Beach. Crossroads Animal Emergency Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. Huntington Beach: 18364 Beach Blvd., (714) 462-5764. Norwalk: 11057 Rosecrans Ave., (562) 863-2522. www. Long Beach Animal Emergency (562) 354-0107 24-hour emergency care. 4720 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach. Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; and Saturday, noon - Monday, 8 a.m. 12750 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, (714) 462-1829; and 3920 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 681-1979. • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center Multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital open 24 hours a day. Having multiple specialists under one roof allows them to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options. Los Angeles and South Bay, (310) 542-8018. Orange County, (949) 559-0133. www. Also see listings on page 16 and 18; ad on page 18. VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital (562) 926-3600 24-hour emergency care. 10701 South St., Cerritos. VCA OC Veterinary Specialists (949) 654-8950 ICU 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 3021 Edinger Ave., Tustin. VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital (714) 241-9001 Open daily, 24 hours, holidays included. 18300 Euclid St., Fountain Valley. VCA Yorba Regional Animal Hospital (714) 921-8700 24-hour emergency services, seven days a week. Urgent care walk-ins available daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8290 E. Crystal Drive, Anaheim. www.vcahospitals. com/yorba-regional more at

Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (949) 201-4100 Emergency care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31896 Plaza Drive, Ste. C1, San Juan Capistrano. Pet CPR/First Aid Classes • Dachs 2 Danes (714) 533-2275 Dachs 2 Danes offers classes in pet first aid, pet care and CPR training. Their most comprehensive program, PetSaver™ Training, includes CPR techniques, first-aid skills, dental care, senior care, and health and wellness information for dogs and cats. All of their classes include their PetSaver 40page handbook and upon successful completion, a certificate and wallet card. See ads on this page and page 13. 227 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim.

American Red Cross Resources on pet first aid, CPR, poisoning and preparation for disasters. Doggie and Me (714) 742-8895 First-aid classes include building a pet first-aid kit and CPR. Pet Tech CPR and First-Aid Training (760) 930-0309 PetSaver (five and eight-hour courses) and Instructor Training (three-day course). Sirius K9 Academy (714) 296-9714 Pet first-aid and CPR classes for groups and individuals. Offers discounts to rescues that partner with them. Pet Safety Crusader

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TERRI STEUBEN Give Your Pets a Voice

Terri can tell you about your pets’ wants, needs and feelings.

Animal Communicator Reiki Master Medical Intuitive

Phone & In-Home Sessions Available Books Written by Terri Secrets of a Pet Whisperer: Stop Telling Your Animals to Misbehave

Marine Animals Marine Animal Rescue - For marine mammal and sea bird emergencies, (800) 399-4253, www. Marine Mammal Care Center Rescues and rehabilitates ill or injured seals and sea lions, 3601 S. Gaffey St., #8, San Pedro, (310) 548-5677, National Marine Mammal Foundation - West Coast regional hotline, (877) 360-5527, Pacific Marine Mammal Center - Rescues, rehabilitates, and releases sick and injured marine mammals that are stranded on OC beaches, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 494-3050, Opossum Society of the U.S. Resource assistance with orphaned and/or injured opossums. In emergency situations, call Animal Control (see listing on page 8). Songbird Care and Education Center (714) 222-6817 Assistance and resource for orphaned or injured songbirds. Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (714) 374-5587 Provides assistance for emergency situations involving sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. 21900 PCH, Huntington Beach.

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First Aid and CPR, Pet Disaster Preparedness, and Senior Pet Care, plus emergency preparedness kits. SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART) In a disaster, they provide temporary animal sheltering and support rescue efforts. Animal evacuation shelter classes also offered. For a pet emergency disaster kit checklist, visit their website under “News and Information.” Wildlife Services Critter Catchers - Wild Life (949) 497-5046 Humane solutions to problematic wildlife. Critter Control (858) 271-1112 Provides humane wildlife removal and animal prevention services. Serves LA, OC and San Diego counties. International Bird Rescue of LA (310) 514-2573 Rescues aquatic birds in emergency situations. Find tips on their website, such as what to do if you find an injured bird. Volunteer opportunities available. 3601 S. Gaffey St., San Pedro. Open daily, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Long Beach Animal Hospital (562) 434-9966 Assistance for found injured wildlife in Long Beach only. 3816 E. Anaheim St.

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ANIMAL COMMUNICATORS • Frances W. Greenspan Animal Communicator (949) 412-9554, Frances W. Greenspan is an animal communicator, author and teacher who speaks with animals both here and to those who have crossed over. She is the author of five books on the topic, including Learn to Speak with the Animals—all available on Amazon and Kindle. She tunes in telepathically to their spirit/higher self to ask questions and receives their answers. She is able to do phone readings as this connection is direct to the spirit of the animal. She assists her clients by reading for pets that are rescues, have behavioral issues, or have passed on. See ad on page 11. • Terri Steuben (714) 875-7194, Terri Steuben gives a voice to dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets through her abilities as an animal communicator. She can give you a better understanding of your pet, and help you solve behavior problems like biting, chewing, jumping, separation anxiety, scratching, sibling disputes and trauma. She assists with puppy education, health issues, comforting passing pets and connecting with deceased pets. Terri also has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies (see Rehab and Therapy for details). Terri’s work with animals includes disaster response for the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane Association and other organizations; she works with veterinarians, helps save victimized animals, and performs search and rescue. Give her a call. All Terri needs is a name and she can talk to your pet. Check

out Terri’s website for information about her how-to book, “Secrets of a Pet Whisperer: Stop Telling Your Animals to Misbehave,” and “Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories,” about her experiences with animal rescue. See ad on this page.

BOARDING & DAYCARE For care at a boarding facility, always inquire about qualifications, check references and ask for a tour. For in-home care, verify that sitters and dog walkers are bonded, insured and members of professional associations, such as Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters; some may be animal-CPR and first-aid certified. Make sure your pet is current on all vaccines. Boarding in Private Homes Rover and Wag connect dog owners with dog lovers in their community. Hire on-demand for walking, sitting, and boarding services, including in-home boarding., www. • Dachs 2 Danes, Academy of Pet Care 227 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim (714) 533-2275, “Where your pet is part of our pack.” At their facility, Dachs 2 Danes offers dog daycare, dog boarding, cat boarding (see Cats), and even boarding for small pets (hamsters, rabbits, mice, amphibians, reptiles and more). They can also help with additional pet care needs for dog walking and behavioral training. Also, check out their new Certified Pet Sitter Program: includes hands-on training with live animals for real-world job experience; pet first aid and CPR certification; plus how to set up your business and market yourself. Also see Groomers. See ads on page 11 and 13. • Kind To Canines 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 All dogs who board with Kind to Canines are trained personally by owner Dan Atkinson. The belief that most dogs benefit from a structured schedule of leash training and off-leash socialization is emphasized, rather than traditional boarding where dogs are not mentally and physically stimulated. Although day care services are not offered, dogs have the option of day training where they come in for the day to train with Dan as well as participate in off-leash socialization with groups of dogs. At the end of the day, Dan conducts a private lesson with the owner and assigns “homework.” See ad on page 1; coupon on page 17. • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297), Paws Chateau has developed the ultimate dog boarding experience. The resort is staffed by pasmore at

Pet Services Directory sionate pet professionals who provide your best friend with a safe, comfortable, clean and fun experience. Day camp is offered seven days a week. Luxury hotel suites, including penthouse suites, are available. 24-hour onsite care and live webcams provide constant reassurance. Bathing, massage, facials and aromatherapy, and a fitness center are available (see page 15 for details). While you’re away, you can have peace of mind with Paws Chateau. See ad with discount coupon on this page. • Your Animals Best Friend 15392 Assembly Lane, Unit A, Huntington Beach (714) 898-5800, Doggie sleepovers in a caring home environment or at Your Animals Best Friend Dog House––no crates, no cages––your dog is free to roam and play. All dogs must be social and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Doggie Daycare and Doggie Socialization groups are also available. Pet sitting at your home is offered too and includes customized services, such as: taking your dog for a walk in your neighborhood (picking up waste during walk), providing fresh water upon return home, giving treats (if you permit), playing with your dog and giving him or her love and attention. Walks start at only $15 with discounts for additional dogs. Additional charges may apply for large or aggressive dogs. Inquire about monthly dog-walking rates. If you get a competitive quote with the same services offered, please give them the opportunity to match or beat it. See ad on this page.

CAT SERVICES Also see Rescues and Day Care & Boarding. Cat-Only Boarding Cats Luv Us Boarding Hotel (949) 582-1732 27601 Forbes Road, Ste. 25, Laguna Niguel Club Cat Hotel and Resort for Felines 1360 Reynolds Ave., #120, Irvine. (949) 988-3999.

Cat-only Clinics Cat Clinic (949) 642-3494 1680 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa. The Cat Care Clinic (714) 282-2287 2638 N. Tustin Ave., Orange. T.H.E. Cat Hospital (949) 733-2287 3069 Edinger Ave., Tustin. • Cat Wash & Grooming at LaunderPet Self-service cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations, for just $15. Full service grooming is available at all locations; see ad and listing on page 15 for contact information; see coupon on page 17. • Dachs 2 Danes 227 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim (714) 533-2275, With overnight cat boarding at Dachs 2 Danes, each cat (or family of cats) gets their own private, spacious cat condo, complete with potty amenities and fresh water, allowing your cat to experience less stress and enjoy their time away from home. They can climb, scratch, crawl, and pounce as they “huntâ€? toys to help stimulate their minds during

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Pet Services Directory their stay. Full service cat grooming is also available, so your kitty can go home looking fresh. Also see Boarding and Daycare, and Groomers. See ads on page 11 and 13.

DOG PARKS & BEACHES Dog parks require that your dogs are current on vaccinations and that you clean up after your dogs. When visiting a dog park, keep them on leash before you go into the park and when you exit, and do not bring female dogs in heat. City and regional parks allow leashed dogs on trails and throughout other recreation areas. Park websites list additional rules and regulations. Anaheim La Palma Dog Park (714) 765-5155 Open daily, Tuesday - Sunday, 5 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., and Monday, noon - 10:30 p.m. 229 W. La Palma Ave. Bellflower Flora Vista Dog Park (562) 804-1424, Ext. 2268 Open daily, dawn to dusk. Flora Vista St. Brea Brea Wildcatters Dog Park (714) 671-4437 A third of an acre is dedicated to small dogs, weighing less than 25 pounds; and the other area, which is almost the size of a football field, is for large dogs, weighing over 25 pounds. Open: 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Thursday, 7 a.m. - noon for maintenance. 3450 E. Santa Fe Road. Buena Park Bellis Dog Park (714) 236-3860 Grassy, fenced area for off-leash play, plus drinking fountains and shade trees. Open: daily, 8 a.m. - dusk; closed Thursday, 8-10 a.m. for maintenance. 7171 8th St. Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Bark Park (714) 754-5300 Two-acre fenced in park with separate small and large dog play areas, fresh water, grass, trees, benches, trash cans, and poop bags. After the sun sets, the park is lit by LED lights until closing. Check website for dedicated breed nights. Open Thursday - Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 890 Arlington Drive. Downey David R. Gafin Dog Park (562) 904-7126 Located in Rio San Gabriel Park, the park features a 200-foot by 200-foot fenced dog run with a large dog and small dog section. Open: dawn to dusk. 9612 Ardine St.

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Fullerton Fullerton Pooch Park (714) 738-3330 Small dog (under 25 pounds), large dog and wood-chip areas (open to all sizes). Open: daily, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Wednesdays for maintenance. 201 S. Basque Ave. Garden Grove The Barking Lot (714) 741-5200 Separate play areas for large and small dogs. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Ave. Huntington Beach Best Friend Dog Park (714) 536-5486 Areas for small dogs and puppies, and large dogs. Open daily, weekdays, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and weekends, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Golden West St. and Talbert Ave. Dog Beach (714) 841-8644 1½ miles of beach where dogs may be off-leash in the water and on sand daily, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Metered parking. Annual parking permit is available; call the Marine Safety Division for rates, (714) 536-5281. See website to volunteer for beach clean-up days, shop, or memorialize your pup. PCH, between Goldenwest and Seapoint streets. Irvine Irvine Central Bark (949) 724-6833 Features almost three acres of open field for off-leash play. Main yard has a separate fenced area for small or frail dogs. Open daily, 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 6405 Oak Canyon. Laguna Beach Laguna Beach Dog Park (949) 497-3311 Two-acre fenced area for dogs to run, and a smaller area for small breeds to play. Open daily, 6 a.m. to dusk; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 20672 Laguna Cayon Road. Laguna Niguel Laguna Niguel Pooch Park (949) 425-5100 Fully-fenced, one-acre, off leash-dog park including picnic tables with shade shelters and a restroom. Open daily, dawn to dusk. 31575 Golden Lantern. Lakewood Home Run Dog Park (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408 Two-acre park includes fenced area for big and small dogs. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Closed Monday, 7-10 a.m. for maintenance. Rynerson Park, 20711 Studebaker Road. Long Beach Bixby Park (562) 570-1601 Separate large and small dog areas. Open daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 130 Cherry Ave. Coolidge Dog Park Quarter-acre park features perimeter fencing, doublegate entry, separation between large and small dog areas, a drinking fountain, benches and waste bag dispensers. Open daily, dawn to dusk. 352 Neece Ave.

Downtown Dog Park (562) 570-3111 Spaces for large and small dogs, benches for owners, and free waste bags. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Lincoln Park, Broadway and Pacific Ave. El Dorado Dog Park (562) 570-1771 1.5-acre off-leash dog park located in El Dorado East, Area II. Open daily, dawn to dusk, Closed for maintenance Tuesday, 7-11 a.m. Jackson Park Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Large and small dogs play together at this park. Open daily, dawn to dusk. 1432 Jackson St. K9 Corner Water fountains, seating, evening lighting and separate areas for large and small dogs. Open daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. 9th St. and Pacific Ave. Recreation Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Three-acre, off-leash park open daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Monday morning closure for maintenance. 5201 E. 7th St. Rosie’s Dog Beach (562) 570-3100 Off-leash dog beach open daily, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. One dog per adult; bring your own water and waste bags. Metered parking. 5000 E. Ocean Blvd. in Belmont Shore, between Argonne and Roycroft. www. Seaside Dog Zone Double-gate entry for separation between large and small dog areas. Open daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. East Village Arts District, E. Seaside Way and S. Linden Ave. Uptown Dog Park Provides separate areas for small and large dogs to play off leash. Open daily, dawn to dusk. 4600 Long Beach Blvd. on the West side of Scherer Park. Wrigley Heights Dog Park (562) 570-3111 Small and large dogs socialize and exercise together in this co-mingling environment. Open daily, 6 a.m. 10 p.m.; Monday morning closure for maintenance. 3401 Golden Ave. Newport Beach Newport Beach Dog Park (949) 644-3151 Large and small dog areas. Open daily, 7 a.m. dusk; closed Wednesday morning until 9 a.m. for maintenance. 100 Civic Center Drive. www.tinyurl. com/NBdogpark Orange Orange Dog Park Areas for large and small dogs, dog drinking fountains, pooper scoopers, and poop bags. Open daily, 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 190 S. Yorba St. Rancho Santa Margarita RSM Dog Park (949) 216-9700 Features separate large and small dog areas, agility equipment, and shaded seating. Open daily, dawn to dusk. Canada Vista Park, 24328 Antonio Pkwy. www. San Clemente Baron Vo Willard Memorial Dog Park (949) 361-8264 more at

Pet Services Directory Two fenced areas, one for large dogs and one for smaller or less active dogs. Open daily, 6 a.m. - dusk; closed Tuesday until 1 p.m. for maintenance. 301 Avenida La Pata.

Flyball A fun and fast-paced dog sport, merging obedience and agility skills. Surf City Flyball offers training classes and tournaments.

Seal Beach Arbor Dog Park (562) 431-2527 Open daily, dawn to dusk. License required, call for details. 4665 Lampson Ave. SBarbordogpark

• Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297), Does your pooch never seem to run out of energy? The fitness center at Paws Chateau provides fun and exercise for dogs with one-on-one playtime, a treadmill and a Pit-Ball for their day camp and boarding guests. Also see Boarding and Daycare. See ad with discount coupon on page 13.

Signal Hill Dog Park Signal Hill Dog Park (562) 989-7330 Half an acre with dog areas, play equipment for canines, dog water fountains, and waste bags. Open 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. 3100 California Ave. www. Whittier Whittier Dog Park (562) 567-9240 Separate areas for large dogs and small dogs. Open daily, sunrise to sunset; closed Thursday, 8-11 a.m. for maintenance. 12206 Philadelphia St.

DOG SPORTS All-Breed Sheep Herding Training Jerry Stewart - Preregistration not required, no previous experience necessary; $50, cash only, Long Beach location. Email: www. On The Lamb Herding - 45 minutes, $78, reservations required. Camarillo. (805) 421-6099. DASH Dog Agility Sport Handlers OC-based agility club holding practice sessions, mentoring, workshops, and annual AKC, USDAA, ASCA, and CPE competitions. Membership is $20/year for individuals or $25/year for a family. Members must contribute four hours of volunteer work per year. Disc Dogs in Southern California D2ISC organizes play dates and training clinics for people and their canines interested in this interactive dog sport. Demonstration team performs for dog-related charities, humane societies, and sporting and corporate events. Disc-dog competitions throughout the year. Club dues are $25 for a single membership and $35 for a family membership, per year. Clinics are free to club members and $5 per non-member team (dog and handler), which includes a free disc. Dog Sports Facilities Classes may include recreational and competition agility, Frisbee, obedience, rally, conformation, musical freestyle, K9 nose work, Flyball and Treibball. Wags & Wiggles - Tustin, (714) 368-7077; and Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 635-9655, www.wagsandwiggles. com. Zoom Room - Huntington Beach, (714) 794-9663, more at

Gentle expert care free food program Belmont LaunderPet 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 433-3605 Seal Beach LaunderPet 318 Main St., Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 Bixby Knolls LaunderPet 4102 Orange Ave. #113, Long Beach (562) 427-2551


Wags to Whiskers 5505 E. Stearns St., Long Beach (562) 430-5161 •

• Celebrity Paw Spa Pet Spa and Mobile Grooming 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton (714) 447-0141, Celebrity Paw Spa is a luxury pet spa offering in-store grooming and mobile grooming services. Mobile services are offered in the Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Orange, Placentia, and Yorba Linda areas. The pet spa, formerly Lisha’s Grooming Salon, is professionally run since 1985. All groomers are pet first-aid and CPR certified. See ad on this page. • Dachs 2 Danes 227 N. State College Blvd., Anaheim (714) 533-2275, Bring your dog or cat in to Dachs 2 Danes for The Works, and get a full day of daycare for the half-day price! Full-service grooming includes bath, brush, blow dry, nail trim, anal expression, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, and a few magic touches to make your pet look his best. They also offer a la carte services, for when your pooch just needs some light maintenance. See Boarding and Daycare for more details. See ads on page 11 and 13. • Kind To Canines 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach

$5 OFF FIRST GROOMING or $3.00 Off Next Grooming Visit

One coupon per customer - $30 min. Products & services vary by location. Call for info. Exp: 12/31/20 (949) 903-1408, Let your dog be pampered while being groomed, and have a day of play at Kind to Canines, where dogs socialize together rather than being stuck in a crate all day. They specialize in grooming products that are primarily green and eco-friendly. See ad on page 1; coupon on page 17. • LaunderPet Belmont Heights (562) 433-3605 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach Bixby Knolls (562) 427-2551 4102 Orange Ave., #113, Long Bch Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 318 Main St., Seal Beach


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Feral Cats Feral cats have either never had any contact with humans or their contact has diminished over time. They survive on their own outdoors, usually in a colony. Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) is an effective and humane way to stabilize community cat populations. Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian, where they are spayed/neutered and vaccinated. Kittens and socialized cats are put up for adoption. Healthy adults are returned to their colony site. TNR services: Second Chance Pet Adoptions (714) 487-1518 FixNation (818) 524-2287 OC Community Cats (714) 866-8075 OC Animal Care Shelter (714) 935-6848

your pet’s shedding by 60-80%. Wags to Whiskers has a professional grooming staff with many years experience to groom your poodles, doodles, Shih Tzus, Yorkies, Morkies, Malteses, Maltipoos and more. Premium foods and supplies too! See ad on page 15; coupon on page 17.

laundry. Buy 10 self-washes and get the 11th free. 250 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach.

DIY Groomers Do-it-yourself grooming spots offer supplies, including aprons, shampoos, conditioners, brushes and dryers. Nail-trimming and ear-cleaning tools, flea control, and anti-shedding treatments are usually available for an additional fee. Some locations offer full grooming services, too. Also see LaunderPet listed in this section.

The Paw Spa (562) 433-1330 4110 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

Animalia (714) 377-7630 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach Bark Bath Self Serve Dog Wash (949) 514-3264 2263 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa. Bixby Knolls Car Wash & Pet Wash (562) 595-6666 577 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies Fullerton, 218 W. Commonwealth Ave., (714) 8823285. Huntington Beach, 18582 Beach Blvd., (714) 794-6760. Long Beach, 4700 PCH, (562) 494-1660 Dirty Dog Wash (714) 960-7002 504 Main St., Ste. C, Huntington Beach Full-service grooming, food and supplies are offered at all three LaunderPet locations. Their grooming staff provides gentle and expert care and pampering for your best friend(s). Check out their great reviews on Yelp! Call them today for an appointment and let one of their talented groomers spoil your pet. Walk-ins are welcome as space and time permit. Self-service dog and cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations, for just $15. Their self-service wash has professional grooming tubs and tables; you make the mess and they clean it up! Provided supplies include towels, shampoo, conditioner, ear cleaner, brushes and a forced-air dryer. Other services are available for an additional fee: nail trimming, ear cleaning and gland expulsion. Food and pet supplies are available for purchase at all three locations. Call or visit the website for each location’s hours. See ad on page 15; coupon on page 17.

Dirty Paws (562) 420-2277 4501 E. Carson Ave., Ste. 102, Long Beach

• Wags to Whiskers 5505 E. Stearns St., Long Beach (562) 430-5161, Wags to Whiskers has been voted “Best Pet Groomer” in Long Beach for years, and again in 2019! Check out their great reviews on Yelp! They specialize in all-breed pet grooming, de-matting, flea treatments, dental care, nail trimming/polishing and de-shedding treatments to help reduce

Pet Food Express (562) 728-1737 Buy three, get the fourth wash free. 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach.

Doggie Spa (714) 374-8777 “Yappy Hour” special, $12 on weekdays after 4 p.m. Free self-service dog wash when you show proof of OC Animal Shelter adoption. 19365 Main St., #103, Huntington Beach. EarthWise Pet Huntington Beach (657) 204-2840 8901 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach My Pretty Puppy (714) 828-1480 4947 Lincoln Ave., Cypress. Penny’s Pup Wash 445 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa

(949) 287-6815

spcaLA Pet Hotel and Grooming Salon (562) 206-1375 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach Super Suds Laundromat and Dog Wash (562) 436-1859 For $8, you can wash your dog while waiting for your

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The Mud Puppy (949) 951-3414 22902 Los Alisos, Unit O, Mission Viejo

Your Elegant Pet 4332 South St., Lakewood

(562) 529-8414

REHAB & THERAPY • Canine Chiropractic Care VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 Many of your pet’s everyday activities and injuries can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion, which may ultimately alter your pet’s health and/or cause pain. The chiropractor can help relieve your pet’s suffering through chiropractic care, restore quality of life, and is truly devoted to the health and well-being of your canine companion. Also see Veterinary Services. See ad on page 1. • Terri Steuben (714) 875-7194, Animal communicator Terri Steuben has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies. Knowing where your pet feels pain can assist your veterinarian with diagnosis and treatment. She is also a trained Reiki Master of the Usui method, an alternative therapy that originated in Japan and is designed to align and balance the body in order to promote healing and pain relief. Terri uses Reiki with animals pre- and post-surgery, and with those that have cancer, kidney problems and other conditions. When your pet hurts, a 15-minute phone session with Terri can be an important step to relief and recovery. For complete listing, including information on books Terri has authored, see page 12. • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center 15926 Hawthorne Blvd., Lawndale (310) 542-8018 Does your pet suffer from problems such as paralysis, allergies, pain or other conditions? Acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicines and laser therapy can often benefit pets with these and other conditions, offered at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center. Acupuncture can improve problems in small animals such as arthritis, skin issues, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. Chiropractic therapy can help improve the imbalance of the nervous system by restoring the proper motion to the affected joints and stimulate neurologic reflexes. Herbal therapy can be utilized for health conditions such as dermatological, musculomore at

Pet Services Directory skeletal, urogenital and neurological. Patients with spinal issues, arthritis, soft tissue or muscle injuries and slow-healing wounds can benefit from laser therapy. For a consultation, please call. Also see Emergency Animal Hospitals. See ad on page 18. More Therapy and Rehabilitation Centers Most of the following centers offer acupuncture, physical therapy, massage, and laser therapy; hydrotherapy (which can include underwater treadmills); therapeutic ultrasound and electrical stimulation; gait training, splinting, bracing, orthotics, prosthetics and mobility aids, including custom-cart fitting; and exercise and nutrition programs that include weight management, geriatric care, and supplements. Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) - 18837 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, (310) 542-2727, www. California Animal Rehabilitation - Veterinarians and physical therapists certified in canine rehabilitation offer in-clinic programs, 2237 Colby Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 998-2273, Paws on the Go, Center for Animal Physical Rehabilitation and Mobility Solutions - 24310 Moulton Pkwy., Ste. N, Laguna Woods, (949) 813-4107, Two Hands Four Paws - Day care and fun swim sessions also available, 2240 Federal Ave., Los Angeles, (310) 475-8555,

SERVICE & THERAPY ANIMALS Service Animals The following organizations provide referrals, information, training and/or service animals, plus ongoing support. Volunteer opportunities (including fostering and puppy raising) available. Canine Angels (888) K9 ANGLS Service dogs placed with children and young adults, ages 12-25, who can benefit from help with physical tasks, such as retrieving dropped items, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, providing stability when transferring in and out of wheelchairs, beds, and bathtubs, and seeking help during emergencies. Canine Companions (800) 572-2275 Provides free, trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, plus ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Donations welcome and volunteer opportunities (including puppy raising) available. Canine Support Teams (951) 301-3625 Provides trained service dogs to people with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational independence. Ask about PAWZ for Wounded Veterans, Prison Pups Program, and how to become a puppy raiser. Dogs4Diabetics (925) 246-5785 Provides medical-alert service dogs to insulin-depenmore at

Belmont LaunderPet 3429 E. Broadway Long Beach (562) 433-3605

Seal Beach LaunderPet 318 Main St. Seal Beach (562) 430-7196


Bixby Knolls LaunderPet 4102 Orange Ave. #113 Long Beach (562) 427-2551

Wags to Whiskers 5505 E. Stearns St. Long Beach (562) 430-5161

One coupon per customer - $30 min. Products & services vary by location. Call for info. Exp: 12/31/20

gentle expert care

or $3 Off Next Grooming Visit

dent diabetics through programs of training, placement and follow-up services.

abuse while their cases are being prepared for trial.

Guide Dogs for the Blind (800) 295-4050 Provides guide dogs to individuals with impaired sight. All services are free of charge, including personalized training, extensive post-graduation support, and financial assistance for veterinary care, if needed. Volunteers and puppy raisers needed.

Pet Prescription Team (562) 694-8090 Assists pet owners in training their pets to become therapy animals. They offer therapy training classes, therapy certification and AKC Canine Good Citizen testing for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, special institutions, libraries and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. Los Angeles and San Diego counties.

Guide Dogs of America (818) 833-6429 Empowers people who are blind and visually impaired to live with increased independence, confidence and mobility by providing expertly matched guide dog partners. Paws With A Cause (616) 877-7297 Trains service dogs for physical disabilities, debilitating chronic illness or neurological disorders, hearing disorders, seizure response dogs, and dogs for children with autism. Therapy Animals Organizations that sponsor therapy animals that work with schools, libraries, hospitals and convalescent homes. Some city recreation departments offer therapy training for dogs. BARK Therapy Dogs (562) 235-8835 BARK is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and selfconfidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. They are a recognized AKC Therapy Dog group. Orange County SPCA (714) 964-4445 Four pet-assisted therapy programs: PAWS dogs (Pets Are Wonderful Support) and their owners visit hospitals, assisted living facilities, and children’s homes throughout Orange County. The Canine Literacy program helps reduce the anxiety students feel when reading aloud. Kindness Kids is a humane education program for grades K-5. PANDA is an innovative program with the Orange County District Attorney’s office where dogs comfort child victims of

TRAINING City Recreation Department Training Classes Many city recreation departments offer low-cost dog-training classes. Group classes may include Dog Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning Flyball, Beginning Frisbee, K9 Work and Play, Canine Agility and more. Contact your local department for availability. • Kind to Canines Obedience Training 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 Kind to Canines offers a range of obedience training options to best suit you and your pet. From puppy socialization to problem solving, they do it all. Their in-home training program allows you to be hands-on with your dog’s training from the start. Don’t have the time? They also have training at their kennel located in Newport Beach for 100% obedience in all commands. Whatever the problem, Kind to Canines has a positive solution. Visit their website for in-depth case studies, alumni and testimonials. Also see Boarding and Daycare, and Groomers. See ad on page 1; coupon on this page.

FREE CONSULTATION! AT KIND TO CANINES - $50 VALUE Dan Atkinson, Certified Trainer (714) 545-2404 • See our ad on page 1 and listings on pages 12, 15, and 17.

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Advanced Veterinary Care Center A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital.

• Emergency Care • Internal Medicine • Diagnostic Imaging • Pain Management

• Cardiology • Surgery • Radiology • Ophthalmology

Having multiple specialists working together under one roof allows us to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options. We function as an extension of your veterinarian’s practice and will work with your primary veterinarian to provide seamless care for your pet, keeping you both apprised of your pet’s care, treatment and condition every step of the way.

Los Angeles/South Bay

Orange County

15926 Hawthorne Blvd. Lawndale, CA 90260 (310) 542-8018

3021 Edinger Ave. Tustin, CA 92780 (949) 559-0133


• A Pet’s Farewell (949) 375-7908, A Pet’s Farewell provides in-home veterinary hospice and euthanasia services in Southern California. Serving Orange County, Long Beach and surrounding areas. “When It’s Time To Say Good Bye, There’s No Place Like Home.”

• Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 364-6228, Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian is not available. It is the only facility in our area designed and equipped as an emergencyonly animal hospital from the ground up. Their doctors are trained and dedicated to meet the demands of emergency medicine. For a complete listing, see page 10 and ad on page 8.

• Canine Chiropractic Care VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 Their chiropractor is devoted to the health and well being of your canine companion. Chiropractic care for pets focuses on the nervous system, which controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body. Many of your pet’s everyday activities and injuries can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion, which may ultimately alter your pet’s health and/or cause pain. Together with your veterinarian, the chiropractor’s philosophy is to relieve suffering through chiropractic care, and

Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County EMERGENCY-ONLY ANIMAL HOSPITAL Monday - Friday: 6pm - 8am Weekends: Noon Saturday - 8am Monday

• Eye Care for Animals The doctors and staff at Eye Care for Animals are committed to providing the highest level of medical and surgical ophthalmic care available. ECFA is continually exploring new technologies to provide the latest in diagnostics and treatment for your pet family member. Locations in Culver City, La Mesa, Pasadena, San Diego, Tustin, Upland and Woodland Hills. See ad on the back cover. • Qualified Pet Dental (714) 831-1371, (800) 454-9624, Ext. 101 At Qualified Pet Dental, they believe that the anesthesia-free approach is often the best choice for maintaining your pet’s dental health, yet it should only be practiced by properly trained, dedicated professionals. As a mobile provider of on-site veterinary clinics in partnership with independent pet retailers, grooming spas, and doggy daycare facilities, they specialize in anesthesia-free dental cleaning, vaccinations, and non-surgical veterinary services. Their 7-step anesthesia-free procedure completely cleans all tooth surfaces, including below the gumline. This service also includes a wellness exam and evaluation by the staff veterinarian. Post-treatment antibiotics (when necessary) and other common Rx medications can be prescribed and dispensed on-site. Low-cost cat and dog vaccinations are available with no package requirements and no hidden fees. Prescription-only Comfortis, NexGard or Revolution flea protection is available, at internet-competitive pricing. See ad on front inside cover. • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center Los Angeles and South Bay Emergency and Specialty Services (310) 542-8018 Tustin Outpatient Cardiology Services (949) 559-0133 A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital, serving pet owners throughout Southern California. Having multiple specialists working together under one roof allows them to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options. Whether you and your pet are referred by your veterinarian, or seeking a specialist or emergency services on your own, they are here for you 24 hours a day— they never close. They understand how strong the human-animal bond can be and strive to demonstrate that in all they do. Their staff provides high quality, compassionate care to your beloved pet and exceptional service to you and your primary veterinarian. They function as an extension of your primary veterinarian’s practice and will work in tandem with him to provide seamless care for your pet, keeping you both apprised of your pet’s care, treatment and condition. Also see Emergency Animal Hospitals, and Rehab and Therapy. See ad on this page.

(949) 364-6228 | | 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo Emergency care for pets during the hours your primary veterinarian is not available.

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Event Calendar Pet Loss Counseling & Support Group February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 7, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5: See page 10 for details. Low-Cost Dog and Cat Vaccine Clinic in Tustin February 6: Update your pet’s vaccines or get a microchip. Fleas and tick control and anal gland expression are also available. Bring vaccination records if possible. Dogs must be on a leash; cats in carriers. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. OC Animal Care Center, 1630 Victory Road. Rad Dogs Mud Run in Valley Center February 8: Rad Dogs Mud Run is the only 5K mud run designed specifically for people and dogs! Get dirty, overcome obstacles, and most of all, have fun! After the race, socialize, unwind, and tell ‘tails’ of your adventures with live music, food and drinks for purchase, as well as a retail vendors. Bates Nut Farm, 15954 Woods Valley Road. www. Bulldog Beauty Contest in Long Beach February 9: Join the 16th annual event featuring an adoption fair, food trucks, vendors, and hundreds of bulldogs strutting their stuff for bragging rights in categories including Best Ears, Best Butt, and Cutest Dog. Marine Stadium, 5225 Paoli Way. Paws Fur Pink 5K Dog Run/Walk for Breast Cancer in Orange February 22: Never underestimate the healing power of pets. Run, walk, or wag your way to better health while raising funds to beat cancer! Join the 8th annual Paws FUR Pink OC! The event offers a 5K run/walk, one mile walk yoga/doga session in the park and a costume contest for you and your four-legged BFF. The course is mostly flat on paved trails. Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange. Walk for Horses Who Heal Humans in Huntington Beach March 1: Free Rein Foundation rescues horses and then works with them in equine-assisted therapy programs for kids, vets and adults. Meet the rescued horses, enjoy food, activities, prizes and more at this 3K Walk For Horses on National Horse Protection Day. Sunday, 8-10 a.m. $35 at the gate, kids under 6 are free. Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center, 6956 Ellis Ave., Huntington Beach. South County Pet Expo in Lake Forest March 28: Animal lovers and their pets are invited to join the Pet Adoption Center of Orange County for this pawsome good time for the whole family. There will be rescue groups with pets to adopt, live entertainment, K9 demonstrations, pet vendors, supplies and more at

services, food trucks and giveaways. Plus, Bruce Cameron, author of “A Dogs Way Home” will be there with Bella for photos and autographs. Saturday 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Free to attend. Lake Forest Sports Park, 28000 Rancho Pkwy., Lake Forest. Goldie Palooza, 2020 in Silverado April 19: Enjoy Golden Village, a Golden Carnival, concert, food trucks, an unofficial world record group picture, and a red carpet. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $10 day of event. Proceeds benefit Golden Retriever Rescues. Oak Canyon Park in Orange, 5305 Santiago Canyon Rd. America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa April 26-28: Join the world’s largest pet and pet products expo! Everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet. Listen to the feline stylings of Mo-Show the Cat Rapper. Watch a bird show or the thrilling acrobatics of the All-Star Stunt Dogs. Pet a turtle, hold a giant snake, walk through the Butterfly Pavilion, build an aquarium. Adoptions will be available. Dogs are welcome. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive. • Wags N Wine—Fundraising Event Benefiting Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation May 3: Wags N Wine, Orange County is a dog friendly, wine, food and fun extravaganza held annually during late spring at the Paséa Hotel and Spa in Huntington Beach. Guests enjoy premium wines. Fine restaurants serve their favorite bites while guests enjoy live music, live and silent auction, and a Pooch Pageant. Dog adoptions are available. This is truly an event that has it all and is not to be missed. Don’t forget to bring your pooch! (714) 328-8661., www. See ad on this page.




Pet Care Patch Workshop for Young Animal Lovers in Long Beach May 16 and 30: Designed for young animal lovers (6-12). Earning this patch teaches participants more about animals, including responsible ways to care for pets and ways to help animals in their communities. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m - 1 p.m. spcaLA, 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach. www. SoCal Wienerfest in Huntington Beach May 16: Bring your pup for a day of fun in the sun at the SoCal Wienerfest! There will be Dachshund rescues with adoptable low-riders, wiener races, giveaways, vendors, raffles, contests for the best outfit and best trick, food trucks, and lots of adorable doxies. Don’t forget your sunscreen and plenty of water for yourself and your pooch. Free to attend. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Huntington Beach Dog Beach,100 Goldenwest St. SoCalWienerFest20

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Start a Search Party Drive through the neighborhood and start looking around. Bring a leash, treats, and a recent photo of your pet. Have someone help you look and answer phone calls and maybe have someone stay home in case your pet shows up. Post on Social Media Post to platforms like NextDoor, Facebook (especially groups involving your city), Instagram, etc. Use a recent photo, describe name, breed, colors, age, and distinct markings. Don’t forget to list your contact info. Listing a “reward” helps. Post Flyers Blanket a five-mile radius with “Lost Pet” flyers. Leave flyers at nearby parks, vet offices, groomers, shops, etc.

Check Tags Call the phone number on the tag. Take the pet to the vet’s office to have it scanned for a microchip.

Orange County Super Pet Adoption in Irvine June 7: Adopt your newest family member from pet rescue groups or shelters, browse people- and pet-related vendors, enjoy food trucks, and more at the 14th annual Super Pet Adoption event. Irvine Animal Shelter, 6443 Oak Canyon. www.tinyurl. com/IrvineAnimalEvents

Search & Post to Social Media Most owners will post to NextDoor, Facebook (especially groups involving nearby cities), etc. Look for posts matching a description of the pet. Post a “Found Pet” with a picture, breed, colors, and where it was found.

Dog Beach Clean Up in Huntington Beach Check website for July date: Help keep Dog Beach clean! Volunteers will scour the sand and waterline to pick up all the trash they can find. Volunteer waiver required. Sundays, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 100 Goldenwest St.

Keep an Eye Out for Flyers It’s an old school method that still works. Lookout for flyers around the area you may have found the pet. Post your own “Found Pet” flyers.

Cat Con in Pasadena August 29-30: Part expo, part symposium, CatCon engages, educates and entertains thousands of fans, featuring the latest in groundbreaking products and ideas for cats and their people. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. LA Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St.

Call Animal Control Contact your local animal control office (see Animal Control on page 8) for recent pick-ups and found pet reports.

Register the Pet at the Animal Shelter By law, you’re required to register the lost pet at the local animal shelter, because that’s likely the first place the owner will look. If you decide to search for the owner on your own, call to register the pet at the shelter and visit the websites below to register a found pet.

Visit Nearby Shelters Often Personally visit shelters in your area; neighboring cities often contract with different shelters. Visit as often as possible. Be sure to look in all areas of the shelter and ask about pets in quarantine or medical departments. If the shelter policy allows, leave your contact information with recent pet photo; shelter staff cannot always provide notification, but most will assist as much as possible. See Shelters on page 6 for locations.

Where to Leave the Pet If you cannot care for the pet, you could take the animal to the shelter. However, if you’re concerned about the life of the animal, call the shelter first and ask about their policies. Generally, stray animals are held for an owner-reclamation period prior to being available for adoption, and are then subject to euthanization guidelines. A better approach would be to contact a rescue first for advice and assistance (see pages 4-6 for a list of rescues).

Scour the Internet Constantly search social media for posts on lost/found pets and visit the following websites for more help: Also, search, a service of the Humane Society, for listings and pictures of animals brought into shelters, updated hourly. You can also register your pet as lost to receive an email when matching animals are listed as found on the site.

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Job Shadow Class: Veterinarian in Long Beach June 6 and 21: Fish can get sick too! Interact with animal care staff, tour the veterinarian facility, observe staff perform a procedure on an animal, diagnose and treat a “sick” stuffed animal, discover tricks to give finicky ocean friends their medicine and much more. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. noon. Ages 13-17, $39. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way.

Doggie Street Festival in Los Angeles September 12: Bring your friendly dog and join thousands of people to celebrate companion animals. The adopt-a-thon includes dog, cat, parrot and rabbit adoptions. Enjoy music, food, vet tips, pet products and services, kids art area, auction, contests and more! Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Check website for location. Surf City Surf Dog Competition September 26: Get stoked for the Huntington Beach Surf Dog Competition, where fearless surFUR dogs will jump on their boards and hang 20! This event brings together the community, surfers, dog lovers, families and pets for some doggone fun! Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free. Huntington Dog Beach, 100 Goldenwest St. and PCH. www. Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade in Long Beach Check website for October date: The parade is expected to include hundreds of dogs in costume with lots of fun costume contests and vendor booths. Marina Vista Park, 5355 East Eliot St. Wiener Nationals at Oktoberfest in Huntington Beach Check website for October date: Cheer on the running of the wieners at the Wiener Nationals during Oktoberfest at Old World Huntington Beach! Handlers will plead with the willful little dogs to focus on racing to the finish line, instead of the interesting sights, sounds, and smells along the route. 7561 Center Ave.

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Make Shelter Pets Happy Donate needed goods to pet shelters or drop off items at Petsguide. We partner with Operation Blankets of Love and regularly donate to local shelters in need. DROP OFF ANYTIME! 10313 Los Alamitos Blvd. Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Blankets & Towels Dog/Cat Food and Treats Collars & Harnesses Leashes Sturdy Toys

Let’s Make Those Tails Wag! Anyone who says “money can’t buy happiness” has never paid an adoption fee.

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