Petsguide Summer/Fall 2016

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Adoption & Rescue


Animal Communicator




Boarding & Day Care






Clubs & Social Groups


Dog Sports & Fitness


Emergency Resources

16 End-Of-Life 18



Identification & Licensing


Nutrition & Health




Pet Assistance


Pet Shops & Boutiques


Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers


Poop Removal

31 Products 26 Recreation 30

Reptiles & Exotics

29 Shelters 30

Therapy & Rehabilitation


Therapy & Service


Training Programs


Veterinary Services

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE G.O. (Get Outside)! That’s the movement we’re starting over here at Petsguide. And that’s what we’re asking you––our amazing readers––to join. Being outside in the fresh air, getting exercise, a little vitamin D (AKA sunshine), smelling the scents of city and nature, improves health and fitness, mood and sleep…not only for us, but for our pets, too! Petsguide is devoting the next six months to encouraging you to get outside with your BFF in new and creative ways: hot air balloon rides with Fido, check; sheep herding and agility classes, yep; dock diving activities, we have those; surfing, of course, dude! That’s just the beginning. The editorial (pages 3-4) starts with dog parks. We’re lucky enough to have more than 20 good ones in our area. Our information provides a playbook of where to find them, and dos and don’ts to make the experience a positive one. Since dog parks are not for every hound, you’ll find lots of other options, from fitness and sports activities (page 13) to dog beaches and parks with hiking trails that allow leashed dogs (pages 26-28). Check often, where you’ll find updated outdoor events and classes to keep you loving the outdoors. Added bonus: Join our “movement” and we’ll send you a snazzy little G.O. magnet (details on page 40) to show the world just how outdoorsy you are. Now...GO!


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ruff out there. With yards to guard, mailmen to hassle and snails to chase, sometimes a dog’s got to cut loose and blow off some steam. That’s where dog parks come in. Ever since the City of Berkeley opened the country’s first Experimental Dog Park in 1979, benevolent park planners across America have recognized that canines need a place to run free. To wrestle compadres. To sniff trees. To be dogs. According to the non-profit Trust for Public Land, the number of off-leash dog parks has gone bazingo in the last two decades, jumping 34 percent from 2005 to 2010 alone. Dogs now have their pick of more than 1,200 off-leash parks across the USA—and some of the best are right here in Southern California. Ready to discover the fun inside the fence? Bone up before you go, with these tips from Petsguide.

cally—show far fewer health and behavioral problems. (After a park trip, your pooch will be much more likely to take a long nap than to gnaw on your Nikes.) And as proponents point out, well-behaved dogs are much less likely to end up in shelters. Dog parks are also a proven mood booster for pet owners. We dare you not to laugh watching a goofy Golden Retriever gallop around with pals. And, let’s admit it, a round of fetch in the great outdoors can clear your head faster than any yoga class.

By Audrey Efychiou

Take Your Pick

They can be big or small, plain or plush, but all dog parks have the same basic purpose: to let pooches run around and play without a leash. Of-

A solid dog park has a secure fence or gate, shady spots, drinking water and plenty of room to run. Even better parks have a separate area for small dogs, clean-up stations, and double gates to prevent escapes or premature greetings. You can find more than 20 great options on pages 26-29. And 47-year dog trainer and author Gail S. Green has probably been to every one of them. A die-hard dog-park fan since she helped Berkeley open the first one, Green and her Boston terrier, Twyla, personally sampled 237 pooch playgrounds for her 2009 book, “Dog Parking It!

ten backed by committed volunteers or non-profit groups, most official dog parks are now run by city parks and recreation departments, who make sure they’re clean and orderly. The investment’s worth it: these doggie wonderlands give our pets a chance to polish their social skills—reading body language, sniffing out strangers, ditching their fears and making new friends. Dogs that exercise—mentally and physi-

A Comprehensive Guide to Fenced Dog Parks in California.” Beyond the basics, Green recommends parks where the water trough is away from the entrance, so that dogs can safely take a breather. A bench against a fence can be a launching pad for escapees, she warns, and there shouldn’t be any large sheds, gazebos or hills to block your view of your pooch. Wide-open grass gives aggressive dogs a

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straight shot at victims, she said, but “interrupters,” like a tree, boulder or signpost can help slow them down. Great parks also have the local veterinarian posted, in case of emergencies. And don’t sniff at less-than-perfect parks. Green’s favorite was a dirt-clod lot in Venice. “No trees, no water, no sign, nothing,” she said. But the park turned out to be a community hot spot that hosted workshops, vaccination clinics, spay-andneuter fundraisers and socials. “Sometimes it’s more about the people,” she said.

Is Your Dog Ready?

Your Ultimutt Playbook What to Know Before You Go

So dog parks are a ton of fun, but they aren’t just for any Tom, Dick or Fluffy. Here’s how to gauge if your pooch is park-perfect. First, hold off on bringing any little ones. Most dog parks require that guests be at least four months old, with a license and current vaccinations. Why? Not only are inexperienced, untrained puppies at risk of being trampled or spooked, their little unvaccinated bodies are more susceptible to everything from parvo to distemper. Wait a few months to join the fun. Before your first visit, your dog should be spayed or neutered, NEVER in heat or pregnant. She should reliably obey basic commands, get along fairly well with other dogs and humans, and be in shape for action. Most important, you should know your pet. The dog park is no place for bullies, nervous Nellies, possessive petsguide summer/fall 2016 3

pets who will guard a tennis ball to their death, or even dorky dogs who come on too strong. (We all have an uncle like that.) Some perfectly lovable dogs are never ready for the dog park, and that’s perfectly AOK.

Your First Outing Ready to park it? Follow these steps for a great first impression: Download the Dog Park Assistant app by Sue Sternberg to learn all about doggie body language, troubleshooting and more. Go alone first and check it out. Like what you see? Is everyone following the rules, or are they sipping and chatting while their dogs tear up the place? If you’re not happy, try somewhere else. For your dog’s first trip, aim for off-peak hours. Sunday morning might be a circus, while your newbie would do better with a mellow Monday. Bring a leash, water for you and your dog, poo bags (just in case) and toys. Don’t bring tripping hazards, like lawn chairs, strollers, backpacks or picnic blankets, and leave your treats in the car. Once you’re there, watch what’s going on inside

the fence. Any bullies or non-neutered males? Packs of dogs chasing little ones? Loudmouth humans ignoring their pets? “If you’re seeing interactions that are making you uncomfortable,” Green said, “don’t walk right into it.” If things look fine, hang outside the gate for a while. Dogs often rush over to size up new arrivals. Let the excitement die down before you step inside. Once you’re in, immediately take off the leash and let your dog use her dog skills to meet friends, figure out who’s who and assert herself. Leaving the leash on creates “barrier frustration,” Green said, which can make your dog snappy. Quick sniffs are fine, but don’t let your dog charge, mount or dominate. Stay as long as your dog’s happy. If she’s tired or crabby, or if other dogs are getting wild, call it a day. If she’s having a blast, stay a little longer. “Leave the park on a positive note,” Green said. Don’t pick her up (see Do’s and Don’ts), or drag her away on the leash. Let her say her goodbyes while you cheer her on through the gate.

Support Your Local Dog Park Once you’ve become a regular, consider lending a hand to keep your local dog park perfect. Join the mailing list. Donate supplies or cash. Show up at fundraising events. Pitch in on cleanup days. Fill that spot on the board of directors. The Friends of El Dorado Dog Park is just one organization that offers memberships, accepts PayPal donations, sells T-shirts and trinkets, hosts an annual Holiday Bone-Anza and counts more than 1,600 supporters as Facebook friends (find them at Working with the City of Long Beach, the group has helped educate pet owners while funding numerous park improvements. Seven-year President Mary Matthiensen (and her three Yorkies) is now spearheading a drive to raise cash for new drinking fountains. “I have friends who love the park, I have friends’ dogs that love the park,” she said. “It’s just a nice community hub. I’m committed.” You will be, too!

Do’s and Don’ts of Dog Park Etiquette DO have your dog go naked, wearing just his collar and tags. Take off his leash, any pronged collars or training harnesses that could take someone’s eye out (or worse.) DO leave your Doritos, and any other canine or human food, in the car. That noisy bag of snacks is a huge distraction for dogs who are there to play, and we all know from high school how Doritos can start fights. (Be sure to check pages 28-29 for useful tips on preventing and breaking up dog fights.) DON’T let your pee wee run with the big dogs—and vice versa. Stay in the right-sized yard, so no one gets trampled, chased or terrified. DO let another dog join in on your fetch game. But if your dog is naturally protective of his stuff, leave the toys at home. DON’T use the dog park to “socialize” your pet—he should already be trained, friendly and good to go. Forcing a skittish dog to play, or letting your aggressive dog loose in the middle of a pooch party, never ends well. (Need help with training? Find a pro on page 32, or contact your local recreation department for classes.) DO keep your phone in your pants. Dogs know when you’re distracted and you can be sure they’ll take advantage while you’re playing with Snapchat filters. Whatever’s on your phone can wait. DO take the opportunity to chat with other dog lovers. You might meet a new BFF, or hear about a great deli that welcomes dogs. DON’T be a know-it-all. Leave any advice to the pros, who have specialized training and experience. DO help break up “packs.” Dogs get amped up when they’re in groups. You can help prevent this by having your dog follow you to a different area of the park every few minutes. DON’T scoop up a small dog to protect him from a bigger one. Ever see a dog chase a squirrel up a tree? You’re the tree. DON’T discipline someone else’s dog. Everyone has different ideas on what’s OK. Ask the owner politely for help. If the dog (or his owner) is truly unhinged, make your exit. DO check page 15 for instructions on “Lost and Found Pets” if a dog has been abandoned in the park. DO think twice before bringing your kids. (Some dog parks don’t even allow them!) High-pitched squeals, rough petting or pulled tails and ears could invite bites, or a dog might see your little one as prey. Bring older kids along if they understand how to act around dogs, and if you can fully supervise your kiddo and your pet. DO clean up after yourselves, and bring a few extra potty bags to share. DO check out additional sources for outdoor fun: hiking trails and beaches for pets on pages 28-29. DO relax and enjoy—take a cue from your dog, that’s what parks are for! 4 petsguide summer/fall 2016

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Purebred German Shepherd Dogs of all ages, colors and sizes seeking loving, forever families. To learn more about adoption event dates and locations and to view available dogs, please visit our website.

You—to the Rescue! Many rescue organizations have pictures of available pets on their website. An application process is required prior to adoption. Most animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Most organizations also provide rescue services, including owner surrenders (also see “Pet Assistance”), and volunteer opportunities, such as pet foster homes and adoption events.

Agencies that offer rescued pets for adoption and/or referrals for adoption. Also see: “Shelters.” • Beagles and Buddies 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley (626) 444-9664 B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary is located in Apple Valley in San Bernardino County, just east of Victorville. They are open weekdays by appointment; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (until 4 p.m. during summer), with open-house-style adoptions. They like to receive an emailed application in order to familiarize themselves with adopters; since they know their dogs well, they can help with a good match. And, that helps them to decide who to bring to their mobile events (contact for dates and locations). Each of their dogs is microchipped with prepaid registration, spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, dewormed, and leave freshly bathed with leash/collar and all medical records. In the past 25 years, they have rescued, rehabbed and re-homed more than 17,000 dogs. B&B will always accept the return of

View our wish list to help our dogs! any of their grads—for any reason—for the rest of their lives. A great place to volunteer—contribute your time, talents and support their therapy dog program for the disabled, PTSD veterans, and others in need. See ad on page 7. • 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 this page. • German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (714) 974-7762 German Shepherd dogs are legendary for their intelligence, beauty and loyalty. German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehomes purebred German Shepherds that have lost their homes due to unfortunate circumstances. Last year, they found loving homes for over 300 purebred dogs. Visit their website to donate, adopt, volunteer or surrender a dog. Adoption events are held every weekend at area pet retailers, see website for locations. See ad on this page.

• The Pet Rescue Center 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo (877) 277-7938 A non-profit adoption center that works with the community, shelters, veterinarians and animal rescue groups to save the lives of dogs and cats at risk of euthanasia due to overpopulation. They provide education, rescue programs, and a nokill, veterinary-supervised, temporary sanctuary for these pets while working to locate an adopting family. Volunteer opportunities available, apply online at All-Breed Rescue Groups A Home 4 Ever Rescue Adopt & Shop (562) 531-2871 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. Additional location in Culver City. All Paws Rescue Rehabilitation and Education (909) 437-0309 Animal Assistance League of OC (714) 893-4393 Animal Network of OC

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Animals Rule Placement Foundation

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 info at

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“Give Your Pets a Voice”

Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement BFF K9 Rescue Small breeds only. Canine Crusaders (310) 937-7949 Cuddly Canines Rescue Rescues pregnant dogs and unwanted litters under eight-weeks old from shelters. DogTag - You’re It Rescue

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• Terri Steuben 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 “Therapy and Rehabilitation”). Terri’s work with animals includes disaster response and she is regularly called in by 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 on communication for pet owners, as well her new book, “Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories,” about her experiences with animal rescue. (714) 875-7194.

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Dream Animal Rescue Mostly a cat rescue with a few dogs available. 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 Foundation (714) 924-4733 Gimme Shelter Pets (714) 916-8884 Provides free behavioral coaching for pet owners who are thinking of relinquishing their animals. www.

Paw Prints in the Sand (949) 203-4504 Also rescues small animals and farm animals. Pawlosophy Pet Adoption Connection (714) 494-6024 Also rescues cats. Pet Project Foundation (949) 595-8899 Rescue partner with Coastal Animal Services Authority Shelter for Dana Point and San Clemente. Priceless Pets Rescue

(909) 203-3695

Pups and Pals (562) 713-5103 Primarily a dog rescue, occasional cats, birds and small animals are available. Recycled Dog Rescue Rescue Me! Purebred and mixed animals from individuals, families, shelters and rescue groups needing to place them in an emergency. Rover Rescue (310) 379-0154 Sparky and the Gang and West Coast Animal Rescue

Good Dog - Good Talk Rescue

Stella’s Hope

I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue

The Little Red Dog Rescue (949) 427-0925

K9 Spirit Organization

Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation (714) 328-8661 Specializes in rescue transport.

Karma Rescue (310) 512-7833 Labs and Friends Also rescues other dog breeds. Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue (661) 750-2875 Modjeska Ranch Rescue (714) 608-3119 Also rescues farm animals, such as horses and goats. New Beginnings for Animals (949) 348-8057 No Stray Left Behind Noah’s Bark Dog Rescue Pardon Me

Bird Rescues See “Birds” for an avian rescue. Breed-Specific Rescue Groups Abandoned Terrier Rescue Assoc. (818) 347-1029 Mostly rescues wire-fox terriers. Adopt-A-Saint (949) 295-3641 Afghan Hound Rescue of So. Cal. (909) 305-0552 Akita Angels Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue Alley’s Rescued Angels (951) 532-0491 Rescues and places huskies. more info at

American Black and Tan Coon Hound Rescue

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American Maltese Rescue (949) 838-7929 Australian Shepherd Rescue Basset Hound Rescue of So. Cal. (949) 484-9065 Bichon FurKids Rescue

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Border Collie Rescue Boston Buddies (310) 364-4543 Brussels Griffon Rescue Greyhound Rescues: CalGAP, Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, Camp Cocker Rescue

Open House Adoptions at our 15-acre Sanctuary in Apple Valley Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am - 3pm Weekdays, by appointment only

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Dachshund Rescues: Dachshund Paws and Pals Rescue, Dachshund Rescue and Placement, Dachshund Rescue of LA, So. Cal. Dachshund Relief, (562) 694-6868, English Springer Rescue America French Bulldog Rescue Network German Shepherd Rescues: Also see Coastal German Shepherd Rescue and German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County listed in this section. German Shepherd Safe Haven, (949) 363-5254, Westside German Shepherd Rescue, Great Pyrenees Assoc. in So. Cal. (909) 887-8201 Labrador Rescues: Labrador Rescuers, (619) 8190234, Calif. Labradors Retrievers and More Rescue, (858) 273-5386, www. So. Cal. Labrador Retriever Rescue, (888) 554-ALAB, Leonberger Rescue (866) 443-4542 Lhasa Happy Homes Rescue (310) 74-LHASA Lhasa Apso, Shih Tsu, Maltese and other small dogs. Miniature Schnauzer and Friends Rescue OCPoundHounds Small Breed Rescue Pomeranian and papillion. more info at

Old English Sheepdog Rescue

(310) 392-3366


Southland Sheltie Rescue (562) 697-9784

Orange County Pit Bull Rescue

Vizsla Rescue

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue

Westie Rescues: Westie Rescue of California. Seven Western States,; and Westie Rescue of OC and Beyond (all of California),

Pug Rescues: Pug Nation Rescue of LA, (310) 327-7871, www. Pugs ‘n Pals, (949) 262-7843, Retrievers and Friends of So. Cal. (951) 696-2428 Shiba and Jindo Rescues: Jindo Project Rescue, Saving Shibas Rescue, www. Shiba Club of Southern California, Southern California Bulldog Rescue

(714) 612-0265

Cat Rescues See “Cats” for kitten and cat rescues. Foster Homes for Homeless Animals Foster families take in animals that are waiting to find permanent “fur-ever” homes. Most adoption and rescue organizations need foster families 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 days to several months. For details, inquire at the adoption and rescue organizations listed in this section.

So. Cal. Bull Terrier Rescue (818) 594-4177

If You Lost or Found a Pet or Cannot Take Care of Your Pet See “Emergency Resources.”

Southland Collie Rescue (949) 858-0298, Orange County; and (310) 3665573, Los Angeles.

Multi-Species Rescue Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres

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Long Beach Shelter Rescue (562) 618-8638 Adoptions of rabbits, rodents, hamsters and Guinea pigs rescued from local shelters. Email: Meadowbrook Animal Sanctuary & Haven (951) 743-5975 Rescue, rehabilitation, care and placement of injured, crippled, abused and slaughter-bound horses, barnyard animals, wild animals, puppy-mill mothers, and abandoned and abused pets. Volunteers needed. Orange County Cavy Haven (714) 242-7548 Adoption of rescued Guinea pigs from shelters. Pig rescues: California Potbellied Pig Association, adoption and education, (925) 937-9045, www. Honey, I Shrunk the Pigs, (714) 985-9954, SCAMPP (Southern California Association for Miniature Potbellied Pigs), Rabbit Rescue (562) 862-8844 Red Bucket Rescue Rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of horses and donkeys. Tours and visiting hours, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 2885 English Road, Chino Hills. The Bunny Bunch (714) 889-9755 Adoption of rescued rabbits, chinchillas, Guinea pigs and other small animals. Free nail trims, gland cleaning and care sheets as well as classes. 15434 Bechler River Ave., Fountain Valley. Adoption center also in Montclair, 4601 Brooks St., (909) 6319552.

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Reptile Rescue See “Reptiles and Exotics” for rescues. Senior-Dog Rescues In addition to the following rescues, also ask rescues and shelters about senior dogs and “Seniors for Seniors” programs where adoption fees are often discounted or waived. Frosted Faces Foundation

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Grand-Paws Senior Sanctuary

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The Senior Dogs Project Resources and information about adopting a senior dog. Thrive Animal Rescue (858) 229-4972 Offers a Forever Foster program for senior dogs. Shelter Adoption Most shelters offer adoption of unclaimed, healthy animals (full and mixed breeds) housed in their facilities. There is usually a small fee; spay/neuter and other veterinary services are often included or discounted. Unless the facility specifies otherwise, animals who are not adopted are euthanized after a set period of time. See “Shelters” for a list of local facilities. Web Resources The following websites offer current listings of adoptable pets available from local shelters and rescues:,, and

Boarding Brief When looking for a place to board your pet, always inquire about qualifications, check references and ask for a tour. Advanced reservations from one week up to two months may be required, especially around vacation season and major holidays. Many veterinary clinics and hospitals offer day and overnight boarding for pets; check with your vet for availability.

Day, overnight and extended boarding and care for dogs, cats and other pets. Other services may be offered. Also see: “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.” • Alicia Pet Care Center 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo (949) 768-1313 Both a full service veterinary hospital as well as a new boarding facility. They offer large, comfortable, sanitized, and well-maintained accommodations that are outfitted with fresh bedding and 100% pure filtered water at all times. Their enclosures are outfitted with safety glass, all of which helps to minimize your pet’s stress and maximize their comfort. Doctor supervision is provided during the entire stay, along with individualized care by the skilled and loving staff. Attention is paid to special dietary and medication needs, including diabetic care. Grooming services are available: baths, nail trimming and dental services. Also see “Veterinary Services.” • Animal Inns of America 10852 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove (714) 636-4455, (562) 424-5429 Animal Inns provides the ultimate in pet care, including valet pick-up and delivery services via their own pet limousine. Their comfort care packages include canine suites in a variety of sizes with exercise area, cat apartments with sunning windows, daily grooming, snack and playtime. Every pet receives human touch contact at least six times a day. Detailed records are kept on every guest and a “report card” of daily activities is gone over with the pet owner. Staff veterinarians are available daily, plus a fully-equipped animal clinic is just steps away from the facility. Pets may be checked in or picked up 365 days a year, including holidays. Animal Inns encourages pet owners to visit and make more info at

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a personal inspection of the facility. Come by for a visit! Family run since 1978. See ad on page 11. • Back Bay Veterinary Hospital 4263 Birch St., Newport Beach (949) 756-0554 Boarding for dogs and cats. Large and spacious facility with enclosed outdoor play yard, large indoor runs, soft elevated beds, fleece blankets, treats, exercise and playtime in the grassy area, cat condos, and plenty of daily attention. See coupon on page 35.

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• Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda 92886 (714) 985-1330 Nestled off the beaten track in Yorba Linda, Country Care Pet Resort is a full-service board, care and grooming facility operated by caring animal lovers. As animal “parents” themselves, new owners Debbie Kreutzkamp and Maria Dales understand the emotions pet owners experience at the thought of leaving their animal family members for boarding, so they have customized their service to ensure each animal guest is pampered and happy. The facility offers spacious accommodations for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and reptiles in a climatecontrolled environment, as well as outdoor play areas, optional walks, doggie day care and kitty cuddling. Animal guests with special needs and those who require medications receive “VIP” treatment as needed. Debbie and Maria are most proud of the care and personalized attention provided by a compassionate team of “guest services personnel,” who treat boarding guests as if they are their own family members. Professional grooming and bathing, Doggie Day Care, and in-kennel training are available upon request. Discounts for military, veterans, members of law enforcement, firefighters and senior citizens. Drop in for a tour any time. Take your pets to the country the next time you travel! IBPSA Certified. See ad on page 9. • Doggietown USA 7466 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 841-3330 An indoor, climate-controlled, cage-free day care and boarding facility. Their canine guests are considered extended family and are treated as such. The staff knows every dog coming through the door and who their guest’s favorite friends are. Clients love giving their dogs the opportunity to take part in a “supervised slumber party.” At Doggietown USA, dogs sleep together with other similar-sized canine guests on cots in an open environment, and the attentive staff is with the dogs 24/7 to take care of them and keep their sleeping areas clean. All employees are certified in animal first aid and CPR. Doggietown USA is “The Place for Pets to Play and Stay.” See ad with coupon for a free first one-day visit on page 8. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 While boarded at the clinic, each dog is given a complimentary exam by the veterinarian. Food is provided, dogs are walked two or more times a day, and the facility is clean and sanitized daily. Vet appointments and grooming services can even be scheduled along

with boarding stays; vaccinations can be brought up to date if needed, along with administration of a Capstar tablet for flea prevention. Also see “Veterinary Services.” See ad on page 7. • 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.” Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Sundays. See ad on page 1; coupon on page 20. • My Doggies Daycare and Overnight Boarding 30314 Esperanza, Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 709-4600 Voted the best dog facility in Orange County by the OC Register! Large group play environment, with separate air-conditioned areas for small and large dogs. Doggie cams allow you to watch your pooch while you’re away. Instead of being left in a room or kennel all day, guests enjoy up to 12 hours of play and exercise. Groomers and trainers are on-site. Visit the website for more information and internet specials. Mention this listing and receive a free first day of daycare! • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) At Paws Chateau, they have developed the ultimate dog boarding experience. The resort is staffed by passionate pet professionals who provide your best friend with a safe, comfortable, clean and fun experience. Dog day camp is offered seven days a week. Luxury hotel suites, including penthouse suites, are available. 24-hour onsite care and live web cams provide constant reassurance. Additional services include bathing, massage, facials and aromatherapy, as well as a fitness center; see “Groomers” and “Nutrition and Health” for details. While you’re away, you can have peace of mind, knowing your pet is at their home away from home. See ad with coupon for one free night on this page. • Ruff House Pet Resort 3065 Edinger Ave., Tustin (949) 559-4200 3035 Chicago Ave., Riverside (951) 588-1200 Ruff House Pet Resort offers boarding in a fun and active environment. Overnight accommodations include Suites and Deluxe Kennels with plenty of space and all the comforts of home. Boarding includes day care with play time. Dogs are grouped by size and temperament into climate-controlled play areas. Customers can access live web cameras and watch with peace of mind while away from home. Located near the OC airport and open seven days a week for more info at

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your convenience. Schedule a tour and see why Ruff House Pet Resort is recommended as a fun vacation for dogs! See ad on this page for 1st Night Free promotion. Also see “Training Programs.” • Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (714) 960-DOGS

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New short-term, doggie day care in HB’s new Pacific City! Enjoy the beach with your pup, and then bring your furbaby over to Top Dog for day care, so you can leisurely shop and eat in the new center! Also offering express “beach baths” to full grooming services, as part of their day care packages. Top Dog will spoil your pup with fresh baked treats from the “Barkery” and have a fun time while mom and dad have their fun elsewhere for a few hours, or all day! Also see “Groomers,” “Pet Shops and Boutiques” and “Training Programs.”

• Wags & Wiggles 14402 Chambers Road, Tustin (714) 368-7077 23171 Arroyo Vista Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 635-9655 Wags and Wiggles is a canine activity center which offers a variety of services, including day care, boarding, training options (see “Training Programs”), and group classes (see “Dog Sports”)— all at competitive rates. Staff is highly trained in

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BIRDS Retail stores offering a variety of birds and supplies, plus bird-only clinics and a sanctuary rescue. Also see: “Pet Shops and Boutiques.” Bird-Only Clinics Animal and Bird Clinic of Mission Viejo 24912 Chrisanta Drive

(949) 768-3651

Bird Clinic (714) 633-2910 200 South Tustin St., Ste. E., Orange If You Found an Injured or Deceased Bird See Wildlife Services or Animal Control under “Emergency Resources.” Bird Rescue and Sanctuary Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue (714) 442-9474 Retail Stores BirdStuff (714) 639-6039 210 South Tustin St., Orange. Canary World Exotic Bird Farm (562) 921-8543 13250 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk Exotic Birds by Fran (714) 761-0868 9215 Valley View St., Cypress Fins ‘N Feathers (562) 929-2157 14423 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk Magnolia Bird Farm (714) 527-3387 8990 Cerritos Ave., Anaheim Omar’s Exotic Birds 23507 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest (949) 472-3962 903 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea (714) 572-8353 Pottsee’s Exotics (562) 804-2220 9929 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower Wild Birds Unlimited (714) 985-4928 Backyard bird/hummingbird supplies. 17611 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda.

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K9 behavior, and they promote positive, friendly interactions. After a day full of play, dogs sleep all night in comfortable, individual kennels, which include clean bedding, fresh water and a cookie on the pillow. Wags and Wiggles is unique: dogs learn to come to their name and sit in the playgroup; their staff controls the pack using positive reinforcement. Staff is onsite 24 hours a day, and you can view your pet via their doggy webcam. They even offer a pickup service at the RSM location! See their ad on page 9 for details about a first day of doggy day care or boarding, free! • 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 Day Care and Doggie Socialization groups are also available. See ad on page 25.

• Luma-Tech Light Therapy Treatment for Cats (949) 272-1060 LumaSoothe is the home-use, non-invasive, stateof-the-art, low-level-light-therapy treatment device for cats. It helps relieve symptoms of arthritis, hip dysplasia, back and joint pain and deep muscle tissue; skin and hair conditions; infections; and significantly aids in faster wound healing. Additionally, it’s an ideal device for preventative therapy for athletic cats! For complete listing, see “Therapy and Rehabilitation.” Email: See ad on page 8. • World’s Best Cat Litter™ Tired of giant boxes of litter that don’t perform? Switch to World’s Best Cat Litter™ and get a cleaner litter box with less litter! Only World’s Best Cat Litter™ harnesses the concentrated power of corn to quickly trap odor and form tight clumps on contact. The result is less smell, less cleanup and less trips to the store! Even the smallest bag lasts one cat 30-plus days! Find it near you at See ad on back outside over. Cat Rescues For more rescues, see “Adoption and Rescue.”

CATS A Purr-fect Retirement When their owners can no longer keep them, lucky cats can live out their golden years at these non-profit rest homes, providing warm, loving lifetime care. Call for details, to volunteer or to make a tax-deductible donation. Blue Bell Foundation for Cats, 20982 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 4941586. Email: National Cat Protection Society, 6904 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. (949) 650-1232.

A Cat’s Tale Caring Friends Cat Rescue Cat Paws The Helen Sanders Cat Protection and Welfare Society. Cats In Need of Human Care Dream Animal Rescue Mostly a cat rescue with a few dogs available. Kitty Bungalow Charm school for wayward cats. Street-cat rescue. Long Beach Felines (562) 453-7377 MeoowzResQ (714) 997-0868

Feline adoption, rescue, boarding and veterinary clinics. Also see your area of interest as services for cats are listed throughout Petsguide. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 Provides full service and emergency services for cats. They also offer grooming and hair cuts, even for difficult-to-groom cats. Mention “Petsguide” for $5 off cat boarding, and a heartworm special. See ad with coupons on page 7.

OC Small Paws (714) 815-4300 Second Chance (714) 487-1518 Stray Cat Alliance Cat-Only Boarding Cats Luv Us Boarding Hotel, 27601 Forbes Road, Ste. 25, Laguna Niguel, (949) 582-1732, www. Also see “Boarding and Day Care” for facilities that offer cat boarding. more info at

Cat-Only Clinics All About Cats Health and Wellness Center (714) 692-8CAT (8228) 23661 La Palma Ave., Yorba Linda The Cat Care Clinic (714) 282-2287 2638 N. Tustin Ave., Orange Cat Clinic of Orange County (949) 631-1454 1680 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa T.H.E. Cat Hospital (949) 733-2287 3069 Edinger Ave., Tustin

DOG SPORTS & FITNESS Herd That All Breed Herding Training classes are available year round to teach all breeds of dogs how to herd sheep. Jerome Stewart has been teaching herding since 1988, and currently teaches two classes per week in Long Beach and Sun City. Each class is two hours for $40; preregistration is not required. No previous experience is necessary. Email:

Dog sport classes and clinics, including agility, herding, frisbee, flyball and urban mushing, plus information on referrals and competitions. Also see: “Recreation” and “Training Programs.” • Wags & Wiggles’ Sport Dog, Agility and K9 Nose Work Classes 14402 Chambers Road, Tustin (714) 368-7077 23171 Arroyo Vista Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 635-9655 Every active canine, agility star, weekend hiker, running companion or couch potato benefits from the Sport Dog program offered at Wags & Wiggles. This includes an introduction to agility, obedience (competition and rally), and musical freestyle. Agility classes satisfy the needs of high-energy dogs as well as builds confidence in shy dogs. Sport Dog classes work dogs’ bodies and minds—from targeting, balancing and crawling, to backing up and navigating obstacles. K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activmore info at

ity that is easy to learn, and increases focus in many dogs, while providing a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise. Classes can be just for fun, or can lead to competition, as well as strengthen owner’s offleash trust with their dogs. Also see “Boarding and Day Care” and “Training Programs.” See ad with discount coupons on page 9. American Treibball Association (303) 718-7705 Treibball is a reward-based communication game between dog and handler which uses a combination of classic obedience and herding cues. The game consists of the dog working off-leash and obeying the handler’s cues, using his nose or shoulders to “herd” eight balls into a goal within 10 minutes. Find local trainers, rules about the sport and more on their website. DASH Dog Agility Sport Handlers Regular practice sessions, mentoring program, workshops and seminars, lending library, and annual AKC and CPE competitions. Disc Dogs in Southern California D2ISC organizes a series of informal play days/clinics for members and prospective members. They also run disc dog competitions throughout the year, which are open to both club members and non-club members alike. The D2ISC demonstration team performs for dog-related charities, humane societies, and sporting and corporate events. Visit their website for clinic dates, event schedules and contact information. Dock Diving Find events and how to participate: American Diving Dogs,; and SoCal Dockdogs, Dog Sports Facilities Also see Wags & Wiggles in this section. Classes may include recreational and competition agility, Frisbee, obedience, rally, conformation, musical freestyle, K9 nose work, flyball and treibball. Jump Start Dog Sports, 4691 Valley View, Yorba Linda, (714) 985-1555, Zoom Room, 19069 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, (714) 794-9663, Flyball The following organizations offer flyball, a relay race/agility-based team sport for dogs. For more information, visit the North American Flyball Association at Surf City Flyball Classes and tournaments, The Woof Gang Flyball Team - Local classes for the novice and expert. Practice times and tournament calendar available, Urban Mushing Home of the Southern California Working Snow Dogs, a group of humans and their canine companions indulge in different dog-powered activities. A variety of “mushing” type activities include dog scootering,

CLUBS & SOCIAL GROUPS Clubs, social networking and activities. American Kennel Club (AKC) A directory of dog clubs based on the type of breed, training, services and competition. Dog Scouts of America A national organization that promotes responsible dog care and ownership, the important role of the human/canine bond, and challenges people and dogs to learn how to better serve each other. The dog is the “Scout” and earns badges, the handler can be an adult or child. Junior programs and information on starting your own troop are available. • Kids Talk Dogs Club at Your Animals Best Friend 15392 Assembly Lane, Ste. A Huntington Beach (714) 898-5800 Join other pet lovers for a fun evening club designed to teach members all about animal training, handling, grooming, health, socialization and pet-related jobs. Mingle with other members your age while learning about something you’re passionate about. Two groups are offered, grades 5-8 and high school. Sign up today. $40 registration fee is required for the annual club. Volunteer opportunities and scholarships available. See ad on page 25. Meetup Offers meetup groups in your area or create one of your own. To find groups of your interest, type the breed or species in the interest area and enter your zip code. Social Media Networks for Pets Mix and mingle with fellow pet lovers with help from these social networking sites: www. (dating community for pets and pet lovers), (like Yelp for the pet community),,,, www. (social media training tool) and, (similar to YouTube, but for pets only).

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on weekends. Find vets in your area online (search on: veterinary offices open after 6 p.m., plus your city). Keeping a list of these offices on hand could save you the expense of a trip to the emergency room. • Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. Services include emergency care, such as oxygen, suction, intubation and IV treatment; emergency, inter-hospital and long-distance transports; in-home euthanasia; body removal; and cremation services. Ambulance stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. All staff are registered veterinarian technicians and emergency medical technicians trained in animal first aid and CPR. The company is operated under a veterinarian license. See ad on page 15; handy cutout on page 34.

carting, bikejoring, canicross, skijoring, weight-pulling and dogsledding. Clinics and meetings are offered throughout Southern California. Monthly newbie classes available.

EMERGENCY RESOURCES What is an emergency? Here are a few “need-to-go-to-the-emergencyroom-now” signs: 1) Difficulty, abnormal or no breathing. 2) Loss of consciousness or collapse. 3) Shock: weak, rapid pulse, pale gums, cool limbs, low body temperature. 4) Bloat: drooling, swollen belly, extreme anxiety, pacing, attempt to vomit or defecate unsuccessfully. 5) Any burns or gaping wounds. 6) Seizures. 7) Profuse, repeated vomiting or diarrhea. 8) Depression, lethargy, weakness, bumping into things. 9) Near-drowning. 10) Electric shock. Whenever possible, call ahead before transporting your pet, so the emergency clinic can be prepared.

Emergency services and resources for all animals. Also see: “Adoption and Rescue,” “Endof-Life,” “Shelters” and “Veterinary Services.” After-Hours Veterinarians Many veterinarian offices are open after 6 p.m. and

Animal Control The following organizations provide emergency animal control services for the cities indicated. Services include rescuing stray, trapped, injured, abandoned, deceased or wild animals; and investigating animal cruelty, animal bites and noise complaints. Most animal control services are provided by your city’s shelter or a branch of a local police department; the number listed may be a police dispatch. For non-emergency services and local and regional shelter information, see “Shelters.” Coastal Animal Services Shelter (949) 492-1617 Serves Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. Costa Mesa City Animal Control (714) 754-5311 Costa Mesa only. Irvine Animal Services (949) 724-7092 Irvine only. LA County Downey Animal Shelter (562) 940-6898 Serves Artesia, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada and Whittier. La Habra Animal Control (562) 383-4352 La Habra only. Laguna Beach Animal Shelter (949) 497-0701 Serves Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods only. 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 Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo. Newport Beach City Animal Control Newport Beach only.

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OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848 Serves Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dove Canyon, El Modena, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Midway City, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rossmoor, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Tustin Foothills, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. Santa Ana Animal Control (714) 245-8792 Santa Ana only. Southeast Area Animal Control (562) 803-3301 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. Deceased Animal Pickup/Removal Orange County Animal Care Services, (714) 9356848 or (949) 249-5160,; and LA County Department of Animal Care and Control, (800) 253-3555, Dogfighting, Cockfighting and Animal-Cruelty Hotlines Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force (213) 486-0450 24-hour notification hotline. Email: Los Angeles Dog Fighting Hotline (877) NO2FITE (662-3483) A 24-hour tip line for Los Angeles residents to report any information about dog fighting rings, an upcoming dog fight or individuals involved in dogfighting. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still collect up to $5,000 if the information leads to arrest or conviction. Please note, if there is a dog fight in progress, call 911. Humane Society of the United States Dogfighting or Cockfighting Hotline (877) TIP-HSUS (847-4787) A nationwide tip line. Your identity is protected if you call to report tips about dogfighting/cockfighting 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) 325-3000 24-hour emergency services. 3511 PCH, Ste. A, Torrance. • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County (949) 364-6228 Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency more info at

care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian 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. Monday morning. 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. See ad on this page.

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AVSG After Hours (949) 653-9300 24-hour emergency or urgent-care services. 2965 Edinger Ave., Tustin. • Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital (949) 261-7979 The veterinarians at the Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital are highly trained and have extensive experience treating a wide range of animal emergencies. They have a doctor on the premises at all times during the hours of operation. It is the premier emergency veterinary center serving pet owners and primary-care veterinarians in Newport Beach, Irvine, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Laguna, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Garden Grove, Tustin and Orange. Open Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; 24 hours on weekends and holidays. 3720 Campus Drive, Ste. D, Newport Beach. See ad on page 14. Crossroads Animal Emergency Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. Huntington Beach: 18364 Beach Blvd., (714) 794-6900. Norwalk: 11057 Rosecrans Ave., (562) 863-2522. www. Long Beach Animal Emergency (562) 735-5200 Monday - Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., Friday, 6 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m., and 24 hours on holidays. 4720 E. PCH, Long Beach. Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; and Saturday, noon - Monday, 8 a.m. Locations: 12750 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, (714) 537-3032; and 3920 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 441-2925. Toll Free 1-866-473-8911 veterinarian, or seeking a specialist or emergency services on your own, they are here for you 24 hours a day—they never close. Los Angeles and Southbay, Specialty and Emergency Services, (310) 542-8018. Tustin, Outpatient Cardiology Services, (949) 559-0133. Woodland Hills, Outpatient Cardiology Services, (818) 436-4630. Also see “Therapy and Rehabilitation” and “Veterinary Services” and See ad on page 35. VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital (562) 926-3600 24-hour emergency care. 10701 South St., Cerritos. VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists (949) 654-8950 Emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 3021 Edinger Ave., Tustin. Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (949) 201-4100 Emergency care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31896 Plaza Drive, Ste. C1, San Juan Capistrano.

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If You Cannot Care For Your Pet Most shelters accept pets brought in by owners who can no longer care for their pet, provided the owner lives within the region served by the shelter; fees may apply. The standard holding period for stray animals to be reclaimed does not apply to ownersurrendered pets, who may not be held long enough to be adopted prior to euthanization. Some rescue operations accept owner-surrendered pets, allowing the pets to be adopted. See “Adoption and Rescue,“ “Pet Assistance” and “Shelters.” Lost and Found Pets If you have lost your pet: 1) Have someone stay behind to field phone calls, and then drive the neighborhood with a flashlight (after dark), whistle, your dog’s leash and a current photo, combing parks, schools and open areas. 2) Call your local animal control office

Serving South Orange County Since 1979 • Experienced Veterinarian on Premises • Fully Equipped to Handle Any Emergency

So. Cal. Veterinary Specialty Hospital (949) 833-9020 24-hour critical care. 1371 Reynolds Ave., Irvine. • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center 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

Yorba Regional Animal Hospital (714) 921-8700 Emergency services offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Urgent care walk-ins available daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8290 E. Crystal Drive, Anaheim.

• Caring, Compassionate Staff Trained in Emergency Care • Conveniently Located in Saddleback Valley Adjacent to Mission Viejo Animal Shelter

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(see “Animal Control” in this section) for recent pick-ups and found pet reports. 3) Search www., a service of the Humane Society, for listings and pictures of animals brought into shelters, updated hourly. If you have not found your pet after searching, register your pet as lost to receive an email when matching animals are listed by a shelter or registered as found on the site. 4) Blanket a five-mile radius with “Lost Dog” signs. Include a picture, breed, color and your phone number; listing a “reward” helps too. Leave flyers at houses on your street, shelters, pet-supply stores, vet offices, groomers, dog parks, supermarkets, the post office and coffee shops. Post “Lost Dog” ads on Craig’s List and in the local newspapers for at least two weeks. 5) Personally visit all shelters in your area; neighboring cities often contract with different shelters. Visit as often as possible. If the shelter policy allows, leave your contact information with a recent photo of your pet; shelter staff cannot always provide notification, but most will provide as much assistance as possible. See “Shelters” for location information. 6) Visit www.amberalertforpets. com,,, www., and, “Amber Alerts” for lost or stolen pets; fees apply. Tip: Always have your dog wear license and ID tags, and invest in an ID microchip (keep your contact information current) for quick returns. If you have found an animal without tags: 1) Check for ID tags or tattoos, or drive him to your vet’s office to have him scanned for an ID microchip. 2) You can also put him on a leash and tell him to “go home!” He might lead you straight to his door, or to neighbors who know him. 3) By law you’re required to register him at the local animal shelter, because that’s likely the first place his owner will look. If you decide to search for the owner on your own, call and register the dog at local shelters and register the pet as found at www.; matching descriptions will be emailed to owners who have registered lost pets. 4) If you decide to take the animal to a shelter, you can find your city’s shelter on page 29. At the shelter, the animal will be scanned for microchip ID and logged. Generally, stray animals are held for an owner-reclamation period prior to being available for adoption. If you are worried about the life of the animal, always ask the shelter about their policy before taking the animal in. Tip: Many rescue organizations offer advice and assistance, you can find rescues on page 5. 5) If you cannot transport the animal to a shelter or find the owner on your own, call your local animal control office. Pet CPR/First-Aid Classes American Red Cross Pet First Aid Topics include breathing emergencies, CPR, lifethreatening bleeding, injuries and illnesses, such as seizures, poisoning and heat emergencies. Doggie and Me (714) 742-8895 First-aid classes are offered throughout the year

and include how to build a pet first-aid kit and CPR. Portion of all proceeds benefit pet oxygen masks for fire departments. Pet Tech CPR and First-Aid Training (760) 930-0309 PetSaver (eight-hour course) and Instructor Training (three-day course). Sirius K9 Academy (714) 296-9714 Pet first-aid and CPR classes for groups and individuals. Sunny-dog Ink (818) 951-7962 First aid and CPR, Pet Disaster Preparedness and Senior Pet Care, plus emergency preparedness kits. Poison Helplines 24-hour hot lines for any animal poison-related emergency. ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, (888) 426-4435, $65 consultation fee may be applied, Pet Poison Helpline, (800) 764-7661, $49 per incident, SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART) In a disaster, they provide temporary animal sheltering and support rescue efforts. Classes also offered. For a pet emergency disaster kit checklist, visit their website under “News and Information.” Wildlife Services Critter Catchers (949) 497-5046 Offers humane solutions to problematic wildlife. Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Email: Critter Control (800) 274-8837 Provides animal removal and animal prevention services. Serves Orange County and San Diego. International Bird Rescue Center (310) 514-2573 Rescues aquatic birds in emergency situations. Find tips on their website, such as what to do if you found an injured bird. Volunteer opportunities available. 3601 S. Gaffey St., Box 3, San Pedro. Long Beach Animal Hospital (562) 434-9966 Assistance for found injured wildlife in Long Beach. 3816 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. www. Marine Animal Rescue (800) 399-4253 (39-WHALE) For marine mammal and sea bird emergencies in Southern California. Marine Mammal Care Center (310) 548-5677 The center rescues and rehabilitates ill or injured seals and sea lions along the Los Angeles coast. Volunteer opportunities available. 3601 S. Gaffey St., #8, San Pedro. National Marine Mammal Foundation (866) 767-6114 If you find a sick sea lion on the beach, give the animal space, do not touch it (it’s the law) and call the West Coast regional hotline.

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Opossum Society of the U.S. Assistance with orphaned and/or injured opossums. In emergency situations, call Animal Control (see listing in this section). Pacific Marine Mammal Center (949) 494-3050 The center rescues and rehabilitates ill or injured marine mammals from Orange County beaches. Volunteer opportunities available. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Songbird Care and Education Center (714) 964-0666 Assistance and resource for orphaned or injured songbirds. Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (714) 374-5587 The center provides assistance for emergency situations involving ill or injured wildlife. 21900 PCH, Huntington Beach.

END-OF-LIFE The Ever After Staffed by caring professionals, these local agencies make saying goodbye to your beloved pet just a bit easier. With options ranging from eco-friendly cremation to full-service funerals, they’ll handle every last detail—so you can focus on happy memories. Paws and Claws Aquamation and Memorial 2328 N. Batavia St., Ste. 106, Orange, (714) 363-3354. Pet Haven Cemetery and Crematory - 18300 South Figueroa St., Gardena. (310) 532-2477. Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery - 19542 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. (714) 962-7111.

Cremation, burial, hospice and euthanasia services, plus pet loss and bereavement support groups and counseling. Also see: “Emergency Resources,” “Pet Assistance” and Mobile Vets listed under “Veterinary Services.” • Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 In-home euthanasia, body removal and cremation services. Their goal in providing these services is to make the transition easier for both your pet and your family. By providing this service at home, they more info at

can create a sense of comfort. Like us, pets are most comfortable at home—being able to pass at home with all the love and support that a family provides, can make the process so much easier. See ad on page 15; handy cut-out on page 34. • Dr. Robert E. Woods, DVM, CVA (714) 539-0755 It is important to Dr. Woods that each patient has a chance to a dignified progression of life. Whether it be a consultation for a wheelchair fitting or rental, electro acupuncture, pain management, or having to help a client make a challenging decision, Dr. Woods will be there to offer comfort and support. Saying goodbye to your beloved pet can be easier in the comfort of your own home. Often, it is soothing for them to be surrounded by the family they love in a familiar environment. Dr. Woods offers house calls to his patients for a variety of reasons to keep them comfortable and stress-free. See ad on page 21. • Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets. They work with families on quality-of-life assessments, pain and anxiety management, end-of-life consultations and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of the pet’s favorite place—home. Because home is where the heart is. Helping families with peaceful end-of-life care in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura Counties and Inland Empire. See ad on this page.

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Hospice and Home Euthanasia Information When a pet is fighting a terminal disease or in the advanced stages of cancer, kidney failure or neurological disorders, there may come a point where the cost of treatment can become more than its benefit. Pet owners have the option of stopping aggressive treatment and letting their pets end their life comfortably in the surroundings of their own home through hospice care. There may also come a time when pet owners need to make the decision of euthanasia. Businesses listed in this section offer counseling concerning hospice care and euthanasia. Also see Mobile Vets listed under “Veterinary Services” and Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County listed in this section. ASPCA Grief Counseling, available daily, noon to midnight (EST), (877) GRIEF-10, www.aspca. org/pet-care/pet-loss. Dr. Monica Diedrich, (714) 772-2207, Julie Clemens, LCSW, appointment only, (562) 714-7938. PetLoss Partners, Ellie Freedman, Orange County, (949) 315-5616; and Sandra Grossman, LA County, (818) 421-1516. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County (949) 650-2442 Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Fa-


Andrea Keith, LMFT 4199 Campus Drive #550 Irvine, CA 92612

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cilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, the support group meets at 12:30 p.m., typically on the first or second Saturday of each month (see “Calendar” for dates). 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612. No reservations required. Individual, couples and family counseling sessions are also available, by appointment only. See ad on this page.

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GROOMERS Squeaky Clean It may be tempting to suds-up your pooch with your Costco-sized bottle of human shampoo. But veterinarians warn that peopleproducts strip away an important layer that protects your pooch from bacteria, parasites and viruses. (You may notice him itching and stinking.) Instead, look for doggie shampoo with natural moisturizers and no artificial fragrances or colors, and plan on a bath every month or so.

Grooming services and instruction, plus DIY and mobile groomers. DIY groomers offer supplies including aprons, nail-trimming implements, ear-cleaning tools, flea control, anti-shedding treatments, dryers, brushes, combs, and various shampoos and conditioners; additional fees may apply. Mobile groomers travel to your home or business for all of your pet’s grooming needs. • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 Self-service baths come in three levels ranging from basic to luxury. All baths include shampoo and conditioner, blueberry facials, ear-cleaning pads, brushes, Furminator, towels and aprons–– all you have to do is bring the dog! Bathers have a choice of shampoos: oatmeal, tearless, flea control and no-chemical for sensitive skin. The luxury-level baths also include top-of-the-line products, plus toothpaste and toothbrush and cologne. All bath stations are completely disinfected from top to bottom after every wash. Animalia is only minutes from dog beach, making it the perfect destination before heading home. Bathing hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ask about their frequent-bather program for self-service wash. See ad on page 23; coupon on page 32.

• Celebrity Paw Spa, Pet Spa, Mobile Grooming & School 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton (714) 447-0141 Celebrity Paw Spa is a luxury pet spa offering instore grooming and mobile grooming services. Mobile services are offered in the Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Orange, Placentia, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills 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. Gift cards and a rewards program are available. A statecertified grooming school is also offered, see listing in this section under O.C. Academy of Pet Styling. See ad on page 19. • Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda 92886 (714) 985-1330 Professional grooming and bathing for dogs and cats is available seven days a week. Show cuts, trims and soothing baths, according to your pet’s individual needs, are offered. See ad on page 9. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 Grooming services include breed clip, hand drying and professional styling. Appointments can be scheduled along with veterinary or boarding visits, or independently. A Capstar tablet for flea prevention can be administered if necessary. See ad with $5 off grooming on page 7. • Kind To Canines 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 Let your dog be pampered while being groomed, and have a day of play at Kind to Canines, where all 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 20. • LaunderPet Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 433-3605 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave., #113, Long Bch (562) 427-2551 Seal Beach 318 Main St., Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 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. Walkins are welcome as space and time permit. Selfservice dog and cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations, for just $12. Their self-service wash has professional grooming tubs and tables; you make the mess and they clean it up! Provided supplies include towels, ear cleaner, brushes and a forced-air dryer. You can bring your own shampoo, and other products and services are available for an additional fee: shampoos, conditioners, nail trimming, ear cleaning and gland expulsion. Food and pet supplies are available for purchase at all three locations, and they also offer pick-up and delivery—call for details. Call or visit the website for each location’s hours. Also see “Pet Shops and Boutiques.” See ad page 19; coupon on 37. • Linda’s K-9 Kastle 8229 Commonwealth Ave., Buena Park (714) 521-2280 Offers full service grooming for your dog by a friendly, caring and experienced staff. Services can include wash, cut and style, nail trimming, ear cleaning, flea treatments and more. They offer Frontline and Advantage in a single dosage if your dog is in need of one. See ad on this page. • MJ’s Pet Spaw Mobile Grooming (949) 784-9337 The professional groomers of MJ’s Pet Spaw will bring their mobile pet spa to you! Equipped with all of the amenities, they’ll wash your pooch on site at any local destination. Mobile grooming is especially great for senior citizens and others who cannot leave their home easily. They hand-scissor every dog and cat getting groomed and hand brush every dog or cat after their bath for a customized pet experience. As an added bonus, every pet gets a nail trim and ear cleaning. Their expert groomers always use natural pet products that are gentle and soothing on your pet’s sensitive skin. Offering service within 20 miles of 92612. Email: Also see “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.” See ad on page 19; coupon on page 37. • My Doggies Grooming 30314 Esperanza, Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 709-4600 Caring, gentle and experienced dog groomers offer breedcuts, puppy cuts, shavedowns, bath and brushout, dematting, skin care, Furminator treatments, nail and ear care. Your dog never has to go in a kennel and most grooms are completed in two hours or less. Your pup will receive expert care and handling; their goal is to ensure a stress-free grooming experience. Mention this listing and receive $5 off your first groom! • O.C Academy of Pet Styling Grooming School Celebrity Paw Spa, Pet Spa & Mobile Grooming 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton (714) 883-3440 Learn a rewarding career in pet styling. O.C. Academy offers a state-certified grooming school. Lindell and the instructors are trained in the “Golden Paw

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Method,” which is a step-by-step method designed and refined over a 35-year period. Students of all ages can master all of the basic grooming skills with an emphasis on fine finishing. Tool usage and maintenance, safety, cleaning and sanitation, prepping, bathing, blow drying, styling and speed techniques are covered in depth. Accelerated course with limited class size. Call today for a tour! See ad on this page. • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) Does your best friend deserve a spa day? If so, the Paws Chateau Spa provides bathing services, rejuvenating massages, facials and aromatherapy. Your dog will enjoy the ultimate in five-star luxury with their very own spa day experience. Also see “Boarding and Day Care” and “Nutrition and Health.” See ad with coupon on page 10. • Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar 4818 E. 2nd St., Long Beach (562) 434-7700 A modern pet bathing and grooming salon is located within P&P, which is designed for comfort, convenience, and a pleasant spa-like experience. The grooming facility is outfitted with professionalgrade equipment, featuring full-sized bathing tubs and premium, natural spa products. Walk-in clients are first-come, first-served; appointments recommended. Reduce your “pet carbon paw print” with their many biodegradable and green pet care and grooming products. Experience the difference and treat your pet with a trip to the Bathhouse! Also see “Pet Shops and Boutiques” and “Calendar” See ad on page 23; coupon on page 39. • Sudsy Dog 6410 E. Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood (562) 377-1360 Lakewood’s premiere self-serve dog wash provides waist-high tubs and features all organic products. They also have full-service grooming too. Being environmentally friendly, they donate a tree for every 50 dogs washed. Discounts are given for service dogs and newly adopted or rescued dogs and cats. Self-service, open Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; weekends, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Full-service grooming, by appointment only, Tuesday - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Top Dog - Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (714) 960-DOGS Let the pampering begin! Your dog receives topnotch treatment in their new grooming salon inside of Top Dog’s upscale boutique and bakery. Several packages to choose from with all-inclusive services from the basics in bathing with their “Silver Package” to the ultimate “Top Dog’s Platinum Spa Day Package.” Your precious pup is like family to them, and will be spoiled and treated to fresh-baked goodies while you shop around the plaza, or relax having a luxurious lunch in the restaurants nearby. more info at

Call today for an appointment and see the difference in your Top Dog. • Wags to Whiskers 5505 Stearns St., Long Beach (562) 430-5161 Wags to Whiskers has been voted “Best Pet Groomer” in Long Beach for many years, and again in 2016! Check out their great reviews on Yelp! They specialize in all-breed pet grooming, de-matting, flea treatments, dental care, nail trimming/polishing and the FURminator®. The FURminator helps reduce your pet’s shedding 60-80%. Wags to Whiskers has a professional grooming staff with many years experience to groom your poodles, Shih Tzus, Yorkies, Morkies, Malteses, Maltipoos and more. Premium foods and supplies too! See ad on this page; and coupon on page 37.

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Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, 562-433-3605 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave. #113, 562-427-2551 Wags to Whiskers 5505 E. Stearns St. 562-430-5161

DIY Grooming Locations Also see Animalia, Launderpet and Sudsy Dog listed in this section. Bark Bath Self-Serve Dog Wash (949) 514-3264 2263 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa Bixby Knolls Car Wash and Pet Wash (562) 595-6666 Full-service car wash with a self-service dog wash. 577 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach. www.

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Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies (562) 494-1660 4700 PCH, Long Beach. Dirty Dog Wash 504 Main St., Huntington Beach

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Dirty Paws (562) 420-2277 4501 E. Carson Ave., Ste. 102, Long Beach Doggie Spa (714) 374-8777 19365 Main St., #103, Huntington Beach Pet Food Express (562) 728-1737 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Penny’s Pup Wash 445 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa

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Soggy Dog (562) 432-6934 344 E. 4th St., Long Beach. spcaLA Pet Hotel and Grooming Salon (562) 570-3079 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach. Super Suds Laundromat and Dog Wash (562) 436-1859 While your clothes are washing and drying, you can also bathe your dog. 250 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. The Mud Puppy (949) 951-3414 22902 Los Alisos, Unit O, Mission Viejo The Paw Spa (562) 433-1330 4110 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach Wagadoodle (949) 493-7297 653 Camino De Los Mares, #100, San Clemente

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IDENTIFICATION & LICENSING Licensing: Why and How All dogs over the age of four months are required by law to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. The licensing law was implemented as a health issue related to rabies. It also keeps an updated record of ownership. Residents having custody of any dog must license the dog within 15 days after the license becomes due. Residents must provide proof of a California-approved rabies vaccination to obtain a license. License discounts are often offered for spay/neutered pets of senior citizens. Applications and fees are usually available on city websites and can be obtained in-person or by mail.

Resources for microchips, GPS collars and pet tags for identification, including information about where, how and why to license your pet. Identification GPS Collars - The GPS pet collar allows pet owners to locate their cat or dog anytime and anywhere. Most collars can locate a pet within a mile, display a pet’s position and movement, and track up to three pets

simultaneously. The following websites offer GPS pet collars:,, and Microchips - Most veterinarians, shelters and rescues offer microchip identification and placement. Contact your local vet or shelter (see “Shelters” and Low-Cost Services under “Pet Assistance”) for fee information. Also see “Calendar” for low-cost microchip clinics. Pet Tags - For instant tags, automated machines may be found at larger pet stores. If you are looking for an alternative to the jingling “tin-tag,” consider slide-on tags, embroidered collars, wooden or rubber tag silencers. Licensing: Where The following agencies provide licenses for dogs and cats in our area: Costa Mesa Animal Control (714) 754-5235 Serves Costa Mesa only. 99 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. Dana Point, Newport Beach and San Clemente Animal Licences (800) 738-3463 Also serves Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, Balboa and Monarch Beach. By phone or online only. Irvine Animal Care Center (949) 724-7740 Serves Irvine only. 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine. La Habra Animal Control (562) 383-4355 Serves La Habra only. Laguna Beach Animal Shelter (949) 497-3552 Serves Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods only. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. Long Beach Animal Care Services (562) 570-7387 Serves Cerritos, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. 7700 E. Spring St. www. Mission Viejo Animal Services Center (949) 470-3045 Serves Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo. 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848 See the “Animal Control” section on page 14 for a complete list of cities served. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. Santa Ana Licensing (714) 647-5257 Serves Santa Ana only. 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana.


Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (562) 803-3301 Serves Bellflower, Buena Park, La Palma, Lakewood and South Gate. 9777 Seaaca St., Downey.

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Westminster Animal Control (714) 898-3315, Ext. 3201 Serves Westminster only.

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Businesses specializing in pet health and nutrition products. Also see: “Pet Shops and Boutiques.”

NUTRITION & HEALTH Top 3 Pet-Nutrition Tips 1. Serve Clean - Make sure your pet food package has a “nutritional adequacy statement” from the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Add fresh fruits and veggies now and then, but remember some people foods are poison to pets. Find the full list at 2. Perfect the Portions - Factor in your pet’s breed, age and activity level. If your dog or cat starts to plump up, cut back on portions and treats. Take questions to your vet. 3. Watch Your Timing - Set out their food at the same time every day. After 30 minutes, toss the food and wash the bowl every time with hot, soapy water (to prevent bacteria).

• Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 Voted “Best Boutique in OC” by Orange County Hot List. Animalia specializes in raw, super premium and organic diets for dogs and cats. They carry foods that do not contain wheat, corn, soy or by-products. Raw food and fresh refrigerated food are available, along with high-quality treats provided by local bakers; nutritional supplements, too. See ad on page 23; coupon on page 32. • 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 play time, a treadmill and a Pit-Ball. Does your best pet-friend deserve a spa day? They also provide rejuvenating massages, facials and aromatherapy (see “Groomers” for details). Also see “Boarding and Day Care” and ad with coupon on page 10.

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PET ASSISTANCE Drop Off Some Love Yay! Petsguide headquarters (10313 Los Alamitos Blvd. in Los Alamitos) is one of dozens of Southland drop-off sites for Operation Blankets of Love, a non-profit that collects and distributes recycled or new pet goods to local shelters and rescue groups. Cozy blankets are just the start. Check www. for their wish list and collection centers, or to lend a hand.

Low-cost spay/neuter services, vaccinations and microchips as well as medical, financial and legal assistance or referrals. Also see: “Calendar” for additional low-cost clinics. Actors and Others for Animals (818) 755-6045, (818) 755-6323 Offers financial assistance and referrals for low-income families in greater LA area for spay/neuter and emergency veterinary procedures, plus feral cat assistance and pet-assisted therapy and humane education programs.

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Advocacy Groups ASPCA

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Humane Society of the U.S. (866) 720-2676 OCSPCA

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Saddleback Valley Humane Society and SPCA (949) 262-5859 Animal Assistance League of Orange County 15102 Jackson St., Midway City (714) 893-4393 The organization assists with pet-related problems, such as a free lost/found service, low-cost spay/ neuter referrals, as well as financial assistance and/ or referrals for low-income pet owners needing veterinary care and food supplies.

• Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 Mention “Petsguide” for a free exam on your pet’s first visit. Also offers affordable prices for spay/neuter and vaccinations, weekdays only. Disney employees receive an additional 10% off the cost of medical services—ask for details. See ad with coupons on page 7. More Low-Cost Services AAA Animal Hospital (714) 536-6537 Spay and neuter starts at $30 for cats and $85 for dogs (cost depends on weight and gender). Lowcost vaccines are also available. Walk-ins only; no appointment necessary. 21632 Newland, Huntington Beach. Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply (714) 992-2012 Low-cost vaccination clinic offers vaccines, deworming, blood test, exams, microchip, etc. Sunday, 4-5:30 p.m. 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim. Animal Discount Clinic (714) 537-0570 Provides low-cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs. Also offers low-cost dental cleaning, vaccinations, deworming, microchips and flea-control products. 13252 Euclid St., Garden Grove. Bellflower Pet Hospital and Hotel Vaccination Clinic (562) 925-5300 Low-cost vaccination clinics every Tuesday - Thursday, 3-5 p.m. Call for fees and appointments. 10326 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower. Fix Long Beach Provides free spay/neuter for pets (cat/dog) of lowincome Long Beach residents. Mobile clinics or by appointment.

Animal Donation Advocate (714) 973-9288 Programs include pet-care assistance for elderly pet owners, promoting spay/neuter campaigns, and working with other pet-related organizations.

Found Animals Foundation Offers low-cost microchipping at their Lakewood location, plus a web tool that locates low-cost spay/ neuter locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Friends of Long Beach Animals (562) 988-SNIP (7647) Offers low-cost spay and neuter incentives for low-income residents of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Provides humane education classes to the Long Beach Unified School District and Long Beach/Signal Hill civic groups. And, supports the adoption of homeless animals.

Golden State Humane Society Low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs, starting at $39.50 for cats and $49.50 for dogs. Lowcost vaccines and basic veterinary services are offered on a walk-in basis; schedule of fees are listed on their website. Two locations: 555 Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 423-8406; and 11901 Gilbert St., Garden Grove, (714) 638-8111.

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet National military and veteran support organization (MVSO) assists active duty service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and their companion animals or assistance service animals through various programs, including the Military and Veteran Pet Foster Home Program, Military Pet Assistance Fund and more. Unless stated otherwise, programs are available in all 50 states and all branches of service as well as National Guard and Reserves.

Orange Veterinary Hospital and Tri-City Pet Hospital Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic If your pet is in good health and has had a physical exam from a vet within the past year, then he qualifies to receive low-cost vaccines and parasite prevention. Sundays. Orange location: 2-4 p.m. Fullerton location: 9-11 a.m. No appointment; first-come, first-served basis. Orange Veterinary Hospital, 1100 W. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 997-8200,; and Tri-City Pet Hospital, 1145 South Placentia Ave., Fullerton, (714) 870-9090,

If You Can No Longer Take Care of Your Pet or If You Found or Lost a Pet See “Emergency Resources.”

Pet Stores The following big-box pet stores offer low-cost more info at

vaccination clinics at select locations: Petco, www.; and Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies, Also check with your neighborhood pet store for mobile clinics. Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (310) 574-5555 Low-cost spay or neuter services in San Pedro, Pico Rivera and Van Nuys, starting at $50 for cats and $125 for dogs. Low-cost vaccinations and dental cleaning also available. Discounts to low-income households, rescued pets and community cats. Visit their website for special promotions. Trinity Pet Hospital (949) 768-1314 Full-service pet hospital with low-cost spay and neuter services for cats (by gender), starting at $60; and dogs (by weight and gender), starting at $90, plus bloodwork. 24861 Alicia Pkwy., Ste. D, Laguna Hills. Vet Care Pet Clinic (714) 793-0371 Low-cost spay/neuter for cats start at $50 and $100 for dogs (spay/neuter cost is based on gender, age and weight). Plus, find the mobile clinic schedule on their website or call, (800) 988-8387. 12453 Valley View St., Garden Grove. Pet Assistance Foundation (877) 772-9738 The foundation provides referrals to callers seeking a low-cost spay/neuter veterinarian. They also provide financial assistance to qualified low-income pet owners (veterans, disabled, seniors on a fixed income, unemployed and homeless persons). PAF works with other non-profit humane charities to provide spay/neuter support. Their toll-free number offers information for financialassistance resources for medical emergencies. PoundWishes Through fundraising, PoundWishes connects pet lovers with shelters and animal rescue groups that need help to rehabilitate and find forever homes for in-need pets. RUFF Rescue (949) 580-1092 The rescue helps pets and owners with financial

assistance for veterinary care, including spay/ neuter vouchers. They also support rescues from high-kill shelters.

PET SHOPS & BOUTIQUES Save Big at Pet Shops 1. Flip through Petsguide and check our website for money-saving coupons. 2. Look for stores’ frequent buyer programs, which could translate into free swag. 3. Follow your favorite shops on social media or sign up for their newsletters for insider deals.

Retail stores providing food and supplies for animals. Also see: “Birds,” “Nutrition and Health” and “Reptiles and Exotics.” • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 Voted “Best Boutique in OC” by Orange County Hot List. The store, for dog and cat lovers, offers a variety of specialty foods, toys, apparel and treats from basic to luxury. Large selection of US-made toys, treats, super premium and organic and raw foods containing no wheat, corn, soy or by-products, clothing items for teacups to large dogs, puppy gear, collars, treats from local bakers, healthy goodies, flower essences and much more. Pets are welcome on a leash or in a carrier. Special orders are welcome too! Animalia is open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. See ad on this page; coupon on page 32.

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Bird Stores See “Birds” for bird stores that specialize in birds and their supplies. • LaunderPet Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 433-3605 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave., #113, Long Bch (562) 427-2551 Seal Beach 318 Main St., Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 LaunderPet offers an extensive line of dog and cat food and supplies, including Canidae, Felidae, Orijen, Honest Kitchen, Zignature, Fussie Cat, Taste of the Wild and many more. They sell frozen, raw foods by Primal and Bravo too. If they do not have something in stock, they are happy to order it for you. They also offer pick-up and delivery—call for details. Call or visit the website for each location’s hours. Also see “Groomers.” See ad on page 19; coupon on page 37. • Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar 4818 E. 2nd St., Long Beach (562) 434-7700 222 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 624-1199 An innovative and unique pet lifestyle boutique geared toward modern pets and their owners. A neighborhood urban oasis, P&P offers a colorful and interactive social setting featuring distinctive, yet moderately priced, high-quality products and everyday essentials (food and supplies) with a focus on healthy nutrition and green living for pets. P&P is home to the one-of-a-kind Pawbar®, where furry friends can feast on made-to-order meaty pet meals or enjoy pet bakery treats and personalized cakes. It’s also home to the Bathhouse which offers pet grooming and spa services. P&P is dedicated to its communities and hosts regular mixers for pets and their parents, including Mutt Mingles, pet adoptions, pet-centric charity events, pet nutritional guidance and more (see “Calendar”). Also see “Groomers.” See ad on page 23; coupon on page 39. • Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (714) 960-DOGS Delightful pastries are just the tip of the iceberg at Top Dog where a bakery case full of “K9 Cakes” and cupcake minis, Pup Pies, fancy K9 Cookie Cups and fresh-baked pastries, all look good enough for you to eat! All USA-made treats and dog foods with human-quality ingredients, top-of-the-line dog products and unique gift items come with top-notch customer service for you and your four legged BFF at this doggie haven. Top Dog is “The Dog Lover’s Boutique and Bakery!” Reptiles and Exotics Stores See “Reptiles and Exotics” for stores that specialize in reptiles, amphibians, turtles, tortoises, arachnids and other herpatiles.

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More Pet Stores Adopt & Shop (562) 531-2871 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. Additional location in Culver City.

Long Beach spcaLA Marketplace (562) 570-4926 Proceeds benefit spcaLA’s shelter pets. 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach.

Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply (714) 992-2012 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim.

Muttropolis Dog and Cat Boutique (949) 717-6888 865 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

Auntie Lucy’s Pet Feed (562) 612-4603 4125 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach

Naked Dog Bistro 424 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach

Blacksmith’s Corner (562) 531-0386 17647 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower

Paw Shoppe Pet Center (562) 425-5131 6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach

Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies 2320 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, (714) 540-4036; 4243 Woodruff Ave., Lakewood, (562) 608-4007; and 4700 PCH, Long Beach, (562) 494-1660. Long Beach also offers doggie day care and DIY grooming.

Pet Country (949) 951-7387 22485 El Toro Road, Ste. A, Lake Forest

Chateau Le Pooch Store and Spa (714) 482-0452 860 W. Imperial Hwy., Ste. M, Brea Circle Pet and Tropical Fish Center (562) 597-0619 Free bird grooming and aquarium-water testing. 2201 Redondo Ave., Signal Hill. Coast Pet Supply (949) 497-6580 880 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach Collar and Leash Pet Shop (714) 530-4490 9772 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove Discount Pets 501 N. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim

(949) 887-3796

Dogma 6755 Quail Hill Pkwy., Irvine, (949) 737-5950; and 21113 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast, (949) 640-6072. Feed Barn (949) 548-3151 2300 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa

(949) 715-9900

Pet Food Express (562) 728-1737 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Pet Pantry (714) 998-2060 1500 E. Village Way, Ste. 2248, Orange Pet Pantry - Signal Hill (562) 989-1929 1929 E. 28th St., Signal Hill. Pet Stop Warehouse (949) 305-0532 27690 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Ste. D, Mission Viejo Pet Supply 18545 Brookhurst St., FV (714) 964-5585 21425 Brookhurst St., HB (714) 962-8800 14370 Culver, A-100, Irvine (949) 726-1226 21612 Plano Trabuco Road, TC (949) 216-9081 PetCo (888) 824-7257 30+ locations throughout greater Long Beach and Orange County. Petian (714) 992-5030 235 N. Euclid St., Fullerton.

Healthy Spot 1880 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, (949) 877-0350; and 6433 E. PCH, Unit A-5, Long Beach, (562) 5966800.

Pets Plus Locations: Laguna Niguel, 28991 Golden Lantern, #D101, (949) 495-0500; Mission Viejo, 25502 Marguerite Pkwy., (949) 951-1126; San Clemente #1, 638 Camino De Los Mares, #A-140, (949) 496-8400; San Clemente #2, 415 Avenida Pico, Ste. O, (949) 361-8907; San Juan Capistrano, 32022 Camino Capistrano, (949) 2483400; Torrance #1, 17440 Crenshaw Blvd., (310) 719-7088; and Torrance #2, 2539 PCH., (310) 539-5700.

Kriser’s 5365 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, (949) 551-4100; and 1044 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, (949) 515-0000.

PetSmart (800) 738-1385 More than 20 locations throughout greater Long Beach and Orange County. Vet services and grooming also offered.

Local Pet Market (714) 962-9272 18900 Beach Blvd., #109, Huntington Beach

Salt Water Licks (562) 592-0875 “Birthday Pawtys” also offered. 16543 22nd St., Sunset Beach.

Furly’s Pet Supply (949) 707-5060 26321 Dimension Drive, Lake Forest. Healthy Paws (562) 902-5700 11151 First Ave., Whittier.

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The Sand Bar Pet Shop (949) 768-0422 25571 Marguerite Pkwy., #1-J, Mission Viejo Unleashed by PetCo Laguna Niguel, 27281 La Paz Road, (949) 4488014; Long Beach #1, 600 Redondo Blvd., (562) 433-6357; Long Beach #2, 6331 E. Spring St., (562) 429-4105; Long Beach #3, 1910 Ximeno Ave., (562) 498-1372; and San Clemente, 979 Avenida Pico, (949) 498-2107. Wiener Dog Store (714) 402-7327 Hosts wiener dog races. 7561 Center Ave., #38, Huntington Beach. Wild’s Animal Supplies 27932 La Paz Road, Ste. A, LN (949) 831-8678 32880 PCH, #30, Dana Point (949) 488-0025 Your Elegant Pet (562) 529-8414 4332 South St., Lakewood.

PET SITTERS & DOG WALKERS Take a Walk on the Safe Side Make sure your pet sitter is bonded, insured and a member of professional associations, such as Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters; even better if they are animal-CPR and first-aid certified. Always ask a pet sitter or dog walker for their qualifications and check their references.

In-home pet sitting and dog walking services. Also see: “Boarding and Day Care.”

Dog Walking Groups at Visit the website, type “dog walk” in the interest area and your zip code for a list of groups you can join. • Home of Hunter Pet Care (714) 292-5071 Are you going on vacation? Home of Hunter Pet Care provides daily visits with your pets while you are away. Are you busy, tired or feeling guilty? They also offer half-hour and 45-minute walks to give your pooch exercise and companionship while you’re at work or away for long hours. Medication administration, including insulin shots, is available. Rates start at just $15. Serves Huntington Beach and surrounding cities. Email: See ad on this page. • MJ’s Pet Spaw (949) 784-9337 At MJ’s Pet Spaw, they get it—finding the time to walk your pup as much as he or she needs can be almost as hard as finding a trusty dog walker. If your dog needs walking, one of MJ’s friendly employees can come to your home or business to walk them for as long as needed with their dog walking service. For added peace of mind, all MJ’s employees are background checked and guaranteed animal lovers, so you know your pooch is in good hands. One-hour session, $25; half-hour session, $20. Offering service within 20 miles of 92612. Email: For information about their mobile grooming services, see “Groomers.” See ad on page 19; coupon on page 37. • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) In additional to their poop removal services, Pet Butler now offers dog walking services in the Orange County area. Their walks are 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or 40 minutes long. Email: Also see “Poop Removal.” See ad on page 26.

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. Multiple visits and overnights for when you are out of town in a caring home environment or at Your Animals Best Friend Dog House. See ad on this page.

• Your Animals Best Friend 15392 Assembly Lane, Unit A, Huntington Beach (714) 898-5800 Customized services include: taking your dog for

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RECREATION Dog Park 101 Dog park use requires that your dogs are current on vaccinations and that you clean up after your dogs. When visiting a leash-free 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. Trail use requires that all dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Trek with your dogs prepared and bring your own water and waste bags. For additional tips, see pages 3, 4, 28 and 29.

POOP REMOVAL Animal waste removal services, primarily for dogs and cats. Costs for services vary depending on number and species of animals and frequency of service. • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) Wanna be “poop free?” Leave the dirty job to Pet Butler! They come to your home and clean up after your pet, making life more convenient, enjoyable and safe for pets and their owners. Simply put, it’s what they “doo.” Pet Butler also provides pet stations and supplies to individual yards, parks and multi-family communities. As the largest, oldest and most respected poop scooping service, they have been cleaning up poop and deodorizing the outdoors for close to 20 years. Yes, Pet Butler really is #1 in the “#2” business. Discounts for seniors, disabled and pet-care professionals. Also offers an all-natural odor eliminator spray for yards. In addition to pet waste removal, Pet Butler now offers dog walking services, too! See “Pet Sitting and Dog Walking.” See ad on this page. • Your Animals Best Friend (714) 898-5800 Are you a busy executive, overloaded mom or just someone who needs a hand? Going out of town for vacation, emergency or business? Your Animals Best Friend offers waste pick-up and removal, plus a variety of other services, such as home sitting, plant care, errand running and project help. All services are customized to your needs. See ad on page 25.

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Dog-friendly beaches, parks and trails. Plus, a variety of dog-training classes offered through city recreation departments. Also see “Dog Sports and Fitness” and “Training Programs.” Note: Check water conditions of dog beaches at, they also have an app. City Recreation Department Training Classes Most city recreation departments listed offer a variety of low-cost dog-training classes, call or visit their website for programs such as “Dog Obedience,” “Puppy Kindergarten,” Beginning Flyball,” “Beginning Frisbee,” “K9 Work and Play,” “Canine Agility” and more.

Carbon Canyon Regional Park (714) 973-3160 124-acre park with walking/hiking trails, plus a tenacre grove of Coastal Redwoods. 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea. Brea Wildcatters Dog Park Open: 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Thursday, 7 a.m. - noon for maintenance. Also closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Corner of Valencia Ave. and Santa Fe Road. Buena Park (714) 236-3860 Bellis Dog Park Open: daily, 8 a.m. - dusk; Thursday, 10 a.m. - dusk. 7171 8th St. Ralph B. Clark Regional Park (714) 973-6618 104-acre park with hiking trials. 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park. Costa Mesa (714) 532-3647 Costa Mesa Bark Park (714) 754-5300 Open: dawn - 9 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. Partial renovations throughout 2016. TeWinkle Park, corner of Arlington Ave. and Newport Blvd. Fairview Park Trail Six miles round trip. Water fountain and dog-waste bags available. Corner of Placentia and Adams. Talbert Regional Park (949) 923-2250 North Talbert offers 91 acres and South Talbert, 88 acres. The trail system allows linkage to other parks up and down the stream along the Santa Ana River. 1298 Victoria Ave., Costa Mesa.

Cities include: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Orange, San Clemente, Tustin, Westminster, Whittier and Yorba Linda. See their listings in this section for contact information.

Cypress (714) 229-6798

Anaheim (714) 765-5191

Downey Downey Dog Park (562) 904-7126 Open: dawn to dusk. Rio San Gabriel Park, 9612 Ardine St.

Yorba Regional Park (714) 973-6615 A linear park over one mile long situated in the mouth of Santa Ana Canyon, features trails and access to the Santa Ana River Trail. 7600 E. La Palma, Anaheim. Bellflower Flora Vista Dog Park (562) 803-3301 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 9203 Flora Vista St. www. Brea (714) 990-7100

Dana Point (949) 248-3530

Fullerton (714) 738-6317 Fullerton Dog Trails (714) 738-6575 The Fullerton area offers the following dog-friendly trails, open 7 a.m. - sunset: Fullerton East Coyote Hills Trail - Three miles round trip, trail starts in Trail Rest Park and ends in Craig Regional Park. Fullerton Panorama Trail - Three miles round trip, trail head in Coyote Hills Golf Course. Hiltscher Park Trail - Three miles round trip, trail head at the corner of Bastenchury and W. Valley View Drive. Juanita Cooke Greenbelt and Trail - Five and more info at

a half miles round trip, trail head at north end of Laguna Lake Park. Fullerton Pooch Park (714) 738-3330 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Wednesdays for maintenance. 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullerton.

Laguna Beach Bark Park (949) 497-3311 Open: daily, dawn to dusk; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 20652 Laguna Cayon Road. www.

Garden Grove (714) 741-5200

Laguna Beach (949) 246-2459 Leashed dogs are allowed on city and county beaches anytime of day between June 14 - September 11; before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m from June 15 - September 10. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Rules apply to both the city and county beaches in the City of Laguna Beach, except for Thousand Steps Beach where dogs are not allowed at any time of the year. Metered parking.

The Barking Lot (714) 741-5200 Open: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Ave.

Laguna Niguel (949) 362-4300


Huntington Beach (714) 536-5486

Laguna Niguel Pooch Park (949) 362-4300 Open: dawn to dusk. 31461 Golden Lantern.

Dog Beach (714) 841-8644 1.5 miles of beach where dogs may be off-leash in the water and on wet sand daily, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fresh water and dog bags are available. Free and open to the public. Donation-based memberships are available to support the beach. Metered parking (currency, coins and Visa/MC). Pacific Coast Highway, between 21st and Seapoint streets.

Laguna Woods A Place for Paws (949) 639-0500 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. Ridge Route at Peralta Drive.

Maintain a regular schedule of wellness exams with your family veterinarian. If you notice any of the signs below, call them for an appointment right away.

Craig Regional Park (714) 973-3180 124-acre park with hiking trails. 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton.

Wieder Regional Park (949) 923-2250 24-acre park features hiking trails. 19251 Seapoint Ave. Best Friend Dog Park and Huntington Beach Central Park (714) 960-8847 Central Park offers 350-acres with walking trails and dog park. The dog park is open daily, weekdays, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and weekends, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Golden West St. and Talbert Ave. www.hbdogpark. com, Santa Ana River Bike Path/Hiking Trail Path that parallels the Santa Ana River channel is 29 miles one way, Huntington Beach to Yorba Regional Park to Green River Golf Course in Corona. Path is shared by cyclists, joggers and strollers. Irvine (949) 724-6610 Central Bark (949) 724-6833 Open: daily, 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 6405 Oak Canyon, Irvine. Orange County Great Park (866) 829-3829 Leashed dogs are allowed in all areas of the park, including most special events. They can even take a ride in the Great Park Balloon (rides $5-10). Park entrance, Sand Canyon and Marine Way, Irvine. Laguna Beach (949) 497-7050 more info at

Lakewood (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408. Home Run Dog Park Rynerson Park, 20711 Studebaker Road. www. Long Beach (562) 570-3111 Coolidge Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 352 Neece Ave. Downtown Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Lincoln Park, Broadway and Pacific Ave. El Dorado Regional Park and Dog Park 660 acres with walking trails. Vehicle entry, $5-7. Annual passes available. Dog park is located in El Dorado West, across from the Nature Center; open daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. East, (562) 570-1771; and West, (562) 570-3225. K9 Corner Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Pacific Ave. and 9th St.


1. Unusual swellings that persist or grow 2. Sores that do not heal 3. Weight loss 4. Loss of appetite 5. Unusual bleeding or discharge 6. Offensive odor 7. Difficulty eating or swallowing 8. Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina 9. Persistent lameness or stiffness 10. Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating

Jackson Park Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 1432 Jackson St.

Los Angeles (310) 558-6120

Long Beach Recreation Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Monday morning closure for maintenance. 5201 E. 7th St.

Orange County (949) 552-8274

Rosie’s Dog Beach Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. One dog per adult; bring your own water and waste bags. Visit the website for additional rules. Metered parking. Belmont Shore, between Argonne and Roycroft.

9599 Jefferson Blvd. • Culver City 2887 Edinger Ave. • Tustin

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Uptown Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd. Wrigley Heights Dog Park (562) 570-3111 Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Monday morning closure for maintenance. 3401 Golden Ave.

STOP A SCUFFLE BEFORE IT STARTS It pays to learn a thing or two about doggie body language before you head to the park. Happy dogs are goofy, and playful wrestling, chasing, gnawing and even growling are normal. It’s also perfectly fine for dogs to signal they don’t want to play by ignoring, freezing, moving slowly or “snapping” at the air. Watch for these signs that things are getting out of hand: • Dogs start moving in groups—instinct kicks in and they can get aggressive. • A very big dog is playing with a very little dog. If the little one squeals or darts, the big dog might see her as prey. • “Play” is getting louder and more intense, and the dogs aren’t taking a break. Their bodies become stiffer and tenser, and their movements are quicker and less bouncy. • One or more dogs is repeatedly knocking down, standing over or mounting another dog. • One or more dogs is chasing another dog that’s obviously trying to get away. • A dog is hiding behind someone or under a table or chair, or looks intimidated, with darting eyes and a tucked or drooping tail. If your dog’s the playground bully, step in right away and give him a timeout. On the receiving end? It’s not worth it to stay when things get too rowdy. Save yourself a possible trip to the vet and head home.


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Rancho Palos Verdes Abalone Cove Shoreline Park (310) 377-1222 Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove beaches, tidepools, trails and scenic views. 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Los Alamitos (562) 430-1073

Point Vicente Interpretive Center (310) 377-5370 Trek through coastal land and trails. Dogs must be leashed. Bring water. Waste bags are available. 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, RPV. www.tinyurl. com/pointvicente

Mission Viejo Oso Creek Trail (949) 470-3000 Three miles round trip. Be cautious of wildlife, including coyotes. 27301 La Paz Road, Mission Viejo.

Ocean Scenic Trails at Trump Golf Course Approximately 4.4 miles, features a picnic area with panoramic view of the ocean, cliff-side trails and a dog beach. 1 Trump National Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes.

Newport Beach (949) 644-3151

Rancho Santa Margarita RSM Dog Park (949) 216-9700 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Canada Vista Park, 24328 Antonio Pkwy.

Newport Beach Dog Park Open: 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Wednesday morning until 9 a.m. for maintenance. Avocado Ave. and MacArthur Blvd., just north of San Miguel. www.

San Clemente (949) 361-3366

Corona Del Mar, Newport and Balboa Beaches (949) 644-3717 Dogs on six-feet or shorter leashes are allowed on beaches or beachfront sidewalks before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., year round. Fresh water is available at all beaches. Waste bags are available at Corona Del Mar Beach. Corona Del Mar State Beach, Iris St. and Ocean Blvd.; Newport and Balboa Beach, Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. Upper Newport Bay (949) 923-2290 1,000 acres of open space and walking/hiking trails. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. www. Orange (714) 744-7274 Orange Dog Park Open: daily, 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 190 South Yorba St. Irvine Regional Park (714) 973-6835 Features paved and unpaved walking/hiking trails. Parking, $3-7. 1 Irvine Park Road. www. Santiago Oaks Regional (714) 973-6620 1,758-acre park features hiking trails that provide access to the Anaheim Hills trail system that connects several parks. 2145 N. Windes Drive. Placentia Tri-City Regional Park (714) 973-3180 40-acre park with paved and dirt walking and hiking trails. 2301 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia. www.ocparks. com/parks/tri_city_park

San Clemente Dog Park (949) 361-8264 Open: 6 a.m. - dusk; closed Tuesday morning until 1 p.m. for maintenance. 310 Avenida La Pata. San Onofre State Beach Campsite Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet at a campsite or confined in an enclosed vehicle, tent or pen. Leashed-dogs are welcome on trails 1 and 6. Dogs are not permitted on trails 2-5 or on the beach. Seal Beach Arbor Dog Park Open: dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Nonresident user license is $12 per year, call (562) 430-4993. 4665 Lampson Ave., Seal Beach. Trabuco Canyon Cleveland National Forest (858) 673-6180 Dog-friendly trails are located in Trabuco Canyon, including Holy Jim Falls Trail (three miles round trip) and Trabuco Canyon Trail (five miles round trip). Hikers must purchase a day pass or a year Adventure Pass, available at sporting good stores and ranger stations. Bring your own water and waste bags. Open dawn to dusk. Tustin (714) 573-3326 Westminster (714) 895-2860 Whittier (562) 567-09430 Whittier Narrows Recreation Area (626) 575-5526 Walking and hiking trails and a dog-sports field. more info at

823 Lexington-Gallatin Road, South El Monte. Whittier Dog Park Open: daily, sunrise - sunset; closed Thursday, 8-11 a.m. for maintenance. 12206 Philadelphia St., Whittier. Water Park for Dogs 25817 Washington Ave., Murrieta (951) 677-6031 Open swim, private swim, dock-diving class and club/ group swim are available. All pets must pass an evaluation which can be done during open swim times. Yorba Linda (714) 961-7160

SHELTERS A Second Chance for Stray Pets If you are concerned about the life of an animal, ask about the shelter’s policy before you take the animal in. Most shelters practice euthanasia for a variety of reasons and circumstances. There are few true no-kill facilities. All shelters work with rescue groups, sanctuaries and other animal welfare organizations to find families for homeless animals. Many adoption and rescue groups offer advice and/or referrals about found/lost/stray animals (see “Adoption and Rescue” for a list of organizations).

Government, non-profit or private animal shelters, commonly called “the pound,” provide shelter and care for stray, lost or abandoned animals. All shelters offer healthy animals for adoption; there is usually a fee. Most provide pictures of adoptable and found/stray animals on their website. Animals are kept at the shelter until claimed by their owners; adopted to new owners; placed with a rescue or adoption organization; or euthanized. Most shelters accept animals from residents of specific cities only. For animal control services, including found/stray animals, please see “Emergency Resources.” Also see “Adoption and Rescue” for rescues that accept owner-relinquished pets or animals from the public. Note: Shelters fall into two categories: open or limited admission. An “open admission” facility accepts animals from animal control and the public no matter the circumstance. “Limited admission” facilities more info at

have restrictions on incoming animals brought in by the public; however, they accept any animals brought to them by animal control. If you can no longer take care of your pet or if you found or lost a pet, see “Emergency Resources.” Animal Assistance League of Orange County 15102 Jackson St., Midway City (714) 893-4393 A non-profit, no-kill humane shelter dedicated to aiding lost and homeless pets, helping people with pet-related problems, promoting responsible pet ownership and pet population control, and preventing cruelty to animals through educational programs. 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 found in Irvine only. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Foster opportunities available. LA County Downey Animal Shelter 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey (562) 940-6898 A branch of the LA Department of Animal Care and Control provides temporary care for stray animals found in designated cities. Find cities they serve on their website. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Laguna Beach Animal Shelter 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach (949) 497-3552 Provides care for stray animals found in Laguna Beach or Laguna Woods only. Does not accept owner-surrendered pets or animals brought in by the public, but can provide referrals for alternative options. Long Beach Animal Care Services 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-7387 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. Shares site with spcaLA (see their listing in this section for more information). Volunteer opportunities available.

BREAK UP A FIGHT LIKE A BOSS It happens, dogs get into snarls. Most of the time, it’s just a quick spat over something silly. (Like you, snapping at your sister-in-law over a coleslaw recipe.) But it’s always a good idea to shut down a fight before someone gets hurt. Here’s how to do it safely: • Prevent fights in the first place by watching your pet. (See page 28.) • If a fight breaks out, stay calm. Freaking out will add to the chaos. • Never grab your dog in the middle of a skirmish. Even if she loves you to the moon, she’ll likely whip around and bite you. • Make noise by clapping, yelling or banging objects together. Or carry a key chain alarm or mini air horn for emergencies. • Spray the dogs with water if there’s a hose or water bottle handy. • If the dogs are still going at it after a few seconds, team up with the other dog owner and separate them at the same time. (“On three!”) • Grab and lift your dog’s legs just under the hips (no lower), back her up like a wheelbarrow and swivel her away from the other dog. • Once your dog is cooled off, and there’s plenty of room to roam, take her to play in another corner of the park. If she’s still looking for blood, call it a day and leave. • If a fight did break out and one or both dogs were injured, be sure to exchange contact information with all involved.

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REPTILES & EXOTICS Rescues and retail stores that offer a variety of exotic reptiles, amphibians and supplies. Also see: “Pet Shops and Boutiques.” Reptile and Exotic Rescues Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Network (RARN) (323) 301-3360 Cares for sick and injured, stray and abandoned reptiles and amphibians, primarily from shelters and other rescues. When animals are healthy, they are adopted out to qualified homes. Reptile Rescue OC (949) 291-0701 As a non-profit exotic animal welfare organization, RROC specializes in rehabilitating and finding homes for reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and all other exotics. Services include adoption, education, rehabilitation, consulting, boarding and parties/photo/video/film shoots. Reptile and Exotic Specialty Stores La Habra Pets (562) 697-7110 1919 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra Paw Shoppe Pet Center (562) 425-5131 6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach Prehistoric Pets (714) 964-3525 Reptile zoo onsite. 18822 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. Reptropolis (949) 492-6598 1310 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente World Serpent Exotics (562) 426-1090 4236 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach


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Provides care for stray animals from Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo only. Staff is available after hours for emergency services only. Applications required for owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Newport Beach Animal Shelter Home Free Rescue and Sanctuary 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (949) 644-3656 Newport Beach Police Department provides care to found animals in Newport Beach only. Donations and volunteers needed. OC Animal Care 561 The City Drive South, Orange (714) 935-6848 Provides animal control and shelter services for many Orange County cities (see “Emergency Resources” for a complete list of cities). Found exotic pets, including reptiles and birds, are adopted by a drawing every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Visit the website for additional services and information, such as Orange County pet laws. Educational tours and volunteer opportunities available. For after-hours information, call (714) 935-7158. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Orange County Humane Society 21632 Newland Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 536-8480 Provides care for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Costa Mesa only. Seal Beach Animal Care Center 1700 Adolofo Lopez Drive, Seal Beach (562) 430-4993 Provides care and adoption services for stray dogs and cats from Seal Beach only. Southeast Area Animal Control Authority 9777 SEAACA St., Downey (562) 803-3301 SEAACA provides temporary care for animals found within various LA County cities as well as Buena Park and La Palma (see Animal Control under “Emergency Resources” for a list of cities). They also provide low-cost vaccinations to the public. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-7722 Provides sheltering and adoptions for homeless animals, conducts cruelty investigations, disaster animal rescue, animal training, and humane education programs. Shares site with Long Beach Animal Care Services (see their listing in this section for more information). Does not accept owner-relinquished pets or animals brought in by the public. Volunteer opportunities.

THERAPY & REHABILITATION Cone-Free Alternatives That big plastic neck cone is meant to keep your pet from licking, scratching and rubbing a spot while it heals. But some pets hate them. Ask your vet about these more comfy options, and see what works: 1. A BiteNot collar ( 2. A blow-up travel neck pillow 3. A paper collar 4. No-lick sprays and bandages 5. Undies, sweaters, booties, baby onesies or other clothing to keep it covered

Therapy and rehabilitation, such as massage, chiropractic and/or holistic alternative medicine for dogs, cats, small animals and horses. • Canine Chiro VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 VCA All Care, Fountain Valley (714) 963-0909 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, and restore quality of life; and is truly devoted to the health and well-being of your canine companion. See ad on page 1. • Dr. Robert E. Woods, DVM, CVA (714) 539-0755 Dr. Woods has specialized in alternative veterinary medicine for over ten years. His passion started while at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he helped found a branch and served as president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He offers a plethora of options to help his patients get back on the path to wellness. Acupuncture, LLLT, pulsed electro-magnetic field therapy, Chinese herbs, homeopathy, homotoxicology, and nutraceutical therapy are avenues that allow for more options for rehabilitation. Also see “Veterinary Services.” See ad on page 21. • Luma-Tech Light Therapy Treatment (949) 272.1060 Luma-Tech introduces LumaSoothe—the homeuse, non-invasive, state-of-the-art, low-level-lighttherapy treatment device for dogs and cats! Two more info at

treatment modules: Deep Therapy Module helps relieve the painful symptoms of arthritis, hip dysplasia, back and joint pain and deep muscle tissue. The Shallow Therapy Module treats various skin and hair conditions such as mange, seborrhea, psoriasis, malasserzia, infections and significantly aids in faster wound healing. Additionally, it’s an ideal device for preventative therapy for athletic dogs and cats! Email: See ad on page 8. • 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. Terri’s how-to book, “Secrets of a Pet Whisperer: Stop Telling Your Animals to Misbehave,” teaches her simple, two-step process for effective communication with all of your pets. See videos of Terri in action on her website today! Also check out Terri’s latest book, “Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories,” about her experiences with animal rescue. See ad on page 6. • 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. 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, musculoskeletal, 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 “Veterinary Services.” See ad on page 35. More Therapy and Rehabilitation Centers Most centers offer exercise programs, therapeutic massage, laser therapy, magnetic and pulsed signal therapy, EMF, TENS, myofascial trigger therapy, massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, underwater and land treadmills, hydro-therapy and gait training, splinting, bracing, custom-cart fitting and more. Some may provide home care. California Animal Rehabilitation, Los Angeles, (310) 998-2273, Paws on the Go, Center for Animal Physical Rehabilitation and Mobility Solution, Laguna Woods, (949) 707-1696, Two Hands Four Paws, day care and fun swim sessions also available, Los Angemore info at

les, (310) 475-8555, Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, Anaheim, (714) 9218700,

THERAPY & SERVICE ANIMALS Giving Back as a Therapy Dog Does your pooch have major people skills? He might dig a career as a therapy dog! These specially trained canines, of all ages, breeds and sizes, share their love at hospitals, schools, libraries, retirement homes—even college dorms during finals week. With even more training, they can provide invaluable support to people with disabilities or medical issues. Get started by finding a reputable therapy-dog organization (listed in this section) to evaluate and train your four-legged friend. Once he’s certified, the agency will tip you off to volunteer opportunities in your area.

Programs and organizations that sponsor and/ or train service or therapy animals. • Animal Health Foundation Caring Creatures - Pet Partners Program Los Angeles and Orange Counties (800) 939-0936 AHF sponsors Pet Partner Team’s registration fees once the team successfully passes the Pet Partner evaluation conducted by AHF. Teams visit hospitals and care facilities on an ongoing basis, interacting with patients, their families and medical staff, helping to relieve stress and create a sense of well being. AHF R.E.A.D. volunteers visit school sites promoting literacy and encouraging students to read aloud to their companion therapy dog. Volunteer opportunities available. See “Calendar” for Pet Partners Workshop and Pet Partners Evaluation dates. Service Animals The following organizations provide referrals, information, training and/or service animals, plus ongoing support to assist the blind, hearing impaired or physically/mentally disabled. Volunteer opportunities available. Canine Angels (888) 592-6457 Canine Angels places professionally-trained assistance dogs with children and young adults between

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PRODUCTS • Vinyl Pet Doors (949) 306-3613 No need to leave your door wide open simply so that your pet can go in and out. With Vinyl Pet Doors, which are customizable, so that they fit right, you will feel safe and secure. Vinyl Pet Doors are made with a tough double pane that has outside tempered glass to reflect the sun and keep the heat out. They also include a secure lock-out panel to keep pets inside or outside; locking kit that works with your sliding glass door lock; weather tight seal to stop drafts; limited lifetime warranty. Vinyl Pet Doors...“For the Dogs and Cats We Love.” See ad on this page. • Luma-Tech Light Therapy Treatment (949) 272-1060 LumaSoothe is the home-use, noninvasive, state-of-the-art, low-level-light-therapy treatment device for dogs and cats. It helps relieve symptoms of arthritis, hip dysplasia, back and joint pain and deep muscle tissue; skin and hair conditions; infections; and significantly aids in faster wound healing. For complete listing, see “Therapy and Rehabilitation.” See ad on page 8. • World’s Best Cat Litter™ Tired of giant boxes of litter that don’t perform? Switch to World’s Best Cat Litter™ and get a cleaner litter box with less litter—less smell, less cleanup and less trips to the store! Find it near you on their website. See “Cats” for complete listing; and ad on back outside cover.

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You’re Going To Love This Store! the ages of 5 and 25 that have physical and developmental disabilities. Canine Companions (800) 572-2275 Canine Companions provide 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 Providing specially trained assistance/service dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness to support personal, social and occupational independence. Ask about the Pawz for Wounded Veterans, Prison Pup Program and how to become a puppy raiser. Dogs4Diabetics (925) 246-5785 The organization provides quality medical alert dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement and follow-up services. www. Guide Dogs for the Blind (800) 295-4050 GDB provides guide dogs free of charge to individuals with impaired sight. Volunteers and puppy raisers needed. Guide Dogs of America (818) 362-5834 GDA provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women. Donations welcome and puppy raising opportunities available.

16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach 714.377.7630 PAWS With a Cause (800) 253-7297 Enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained assistance dogs. PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of assistance dog teams through education and advocacy. Foster homes and puppy raisers always needed. Therapy Animals The following organizations sponsor therapy animals who work with schools, libraries, hospitals and convalescent homes. See “Recreation” for therapy-animal classes offered through city recreation departments. BARK Therapy Dogs (562) 235-8835 BARK provides therapy dogs to schools and libraries to encourage children to read. BARK dogs also attend community events and visit colleges, senior centers and nursing homes. They evaluate teams at least once monthly, provide all supplies, and will try to find a location near you. They are a recognized AKC Therapy Dog group. 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 CGC testing for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, special institutions, libraries and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Orange County SPCA (714) 964-4445 The OCSPCA’s Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS)

program has volunteer/dog teams who visit children’s homes, hospitals, nursing and assistedliving facilities, rehabilitation centers and autism programs throughout Orange County. Canine Literacy volunteer/dog teams visit schools to help children build self esteem by improving their comprehension skills and teaching the joy of reading.

TRAINING PROGRAMS 3 Need-to-Know Commands You adore your rowdy little free spirit, but even she should know these basic commands to keep her out of harm’s way. 1. Sit: to keep her calm and seated during any situation. 2. Come: to keep her from bolting through your open front door or after a squirrel. 3. Leave It: so that she’ll drop that turkey bone or the neighbor’s Chihuahua. Take an obedience class or teach her yourself with tips from

Behavior training for dogs. Also see “Dog Sports and Fitness” and “Recreation.” • Four Paws U (714) 710-9114 Serving Orange County. Therapy animal handler’s classes available taught by a licensed Pet Partner instructor and evaluator. Their goal is to enhance your relationship with your dog using humane methods that build a trusting bond. Private and semi-private sessions cover behavior and socialization, how dogs communicate with each other and us, plus basic “Real Life Manners.” They work with you and your dog on an individual basis. Private sessions are scheduled at your convenience. Private behavior consultations are also available. Group field trips are scheduled to practice those “Real Life Manners” in public settings. See ad on page 33; coupon on page 22. • Kind to Canines Obedience Training 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 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 train-

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ing 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 Day Care” and “Groomers.” See ad on page 1; coupon on page 20. • My Doggies Daycare and Overnight Boarding 30314 Esperanza, Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 709-4600 Obedience training will help your dog learn to listen to your instructions, even when around distractions. Techniques are based on the individual temperament; ensuring a more positive outcome. Certified trainers work with all breeds, sizes and ages, offering basic training and behavior modification, such as overcoming aggression and anxiety issues. They use proven and lasting reward-based methods, providing

expert instruction at both ends of the leash. Mention this listing and receive a free evaluation! • Ruff House Pet Resort 3065 Edinger Ave., Tustin (949) 559-4200 3035 Chicago Ave., Riverside (951) 588-1200 Ruff House Pet Resort offers training programs customized to meet each dog and owner’s specific needs. Puppy Package or private lessons are recommended at an early age, but an old dog is never too old to teach new tricks. Board and Train is ideal for family dogs needing exercise and fun mixed into a structured training routine. Boot Camp, In-Home Lessons, Canine Manners and Group Classes are all offered through Ruff House Pet Resort. Their certified trainers are on staff full-time and use reward-based training with structure, boundaries, and routines needed to reshape bad behaviors. Start your dog as early as eight weeks old and you’ll have a happy, well-adjusted dog that can be enjoyable for many years. Also see “Boarding and Day Care.” See ad on page 11.

• Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (714) 960-DOGS Puppy “Kindergarten” classes at Top Dog are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Socialization for young pups is critical for good behavior with other dogs. They develop eye contact and focus skills on mommy and daddy. They offer “basic training” for new puppies, including sit, stay, down, etc. Four classes for $99. Call for more information and to register your pup. • Wags & Wiggles 14402 Chambers Road, Tustin (714) 368-7077 23171 Arroyo Vista Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 635-9655 Wags and Wiggles offers private training, boardand-train, and group classes. Certified trainers provide canine coaching with options to fit every dog, every owner, every problem (including fear

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and aggression), every budget. They use a combination of food, praise, toys, real-life rewards and clicker training at their 7,000-square-foot indoor training centers, which are matted, lighted and air conditioned. Every instructor has over 300 hours of hands-on training time, and offers a professional experience where the instructor-to-student ratio at 1:8. Ask for a free phone consultation. Also see “Boarding and Day Care” and ”Dog Sports.” See ad with coupons on page 9.

VETERINARY SERVICES Plug in These Numbers Our pets can get hurt or sick in the blink of an eye, day or night. Save precious minutes by programming your vet’s phone number and hours into your phone. Include the contact information and address for an afterhours vet’s office or emergency hospital. Always call when you’re on your way so you can alert them to the situation you’re bringing through their door.

Veterinary clinics and hospitals offering care and specialized treatment pertaining to specific animals or fields of medicine. Also see: “Emergency Resources,” “End-of-Life,” “Pet Assistance” and “Therapy and Rehabilitation.” • Alicia Pet Care Center 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo (949) 768-1313 Alicia Pet Care Center’s motto is “We’re Taking Care of Your Babies,” and is a full-service veterinary hospital that is committed to providing the highest quality care available for your pets in a gentle and compassionate manner. They have provided medical, surgical, boarding and dental services for dogs and cats for over 30 years, enabling the doctors and staff to develop specialized services in preventative medicine, dermatitis,

geriatric care and surgery. Member of the SCVMA, CVMA and AVMA. Also see “Boarding and Day Care.”

“Where experience and compassion for your pet make a difference.” See ad on page 1.

• Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully equipped units. Services include emergency care, such as oxygen, suction, intubation and IV treatment; emergency, inter-hospital and long-distance transports; in-home euthanasia; body removal; and cremation services. Ambulance stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. All staff are registered veterinarian technicians, and emergency medical technicians trained in animal first aid and CPR. The company is operated under a veterinarian license. See ad on page 15; handy cut-out on this page.

• Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital 3720 Campus Drive, Ste. D, Newport Beach (949) 261-7979 The veterinarians at the Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital are highly trained and have extensive experience treating a wide range of animal emergencies. They’re open Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; 24 hours on weekends and holidays. See “Emergency Services” for complete listing. See ad on page 14.

• Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 364-6228 Animal Urgent Care 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 emergency-only 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 14; and ad on page 15. • Back Bay Veterinary Hospital 4263 Birch St., Newport Beach (949) 756-0554 Full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Their state-of-the-art facility features a fully-equipped surgery center, and a large and spacious boarding and day-care facility (see “Boarding and Day Care”). See coupon for a free first exam on page 35. • Canine Chiro VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 VCA All Care, Fountain Valley (714) 963-0909 Their chiropractor is devoted to the health and well being of your canine companion. His 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 thereby restore quality of life.

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• Dr. Robert E. Woods, DVM, CVA (714) 539-0755 Dr. Woods prides himself on building a personal relationship with each patient. His clients are his extended family and he wants what’s best for them, like: limited ingredient and mercury-free vaccines, digital radiology, CO2 laser surgery, endoscopy, otoscopy, in-house labwork, ultrasonography and more. In conjunction with cutting-edge diagnostics, alternative medicine is his speciality. He can incorporate multiple treatment options together to provide a health plan specific to each patient’s needs. See ad on page 21. • Eye Care for Animals The doctors and staff at Eye Care for Animals (ECFA) are committed to providing the highest level of medical and surgical ophthalmic care available. Animals can suffer from eye problems including cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, corneal ulceration, tumors of the eye, eyelid defects, retinal degeneration and many others. ECFA is continually exploring new technologies to provide the latest in diagnostics and treatment for your pet family member. Trust your pets’ eye care to Eye Care for Animals. Locations in Culver City, Palm Desert, Pasadena, San Juan Capistrano, Torrance, Tustin, Upland and Woodland Hills. See ad on the front inside cover. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 Surgical and medical veterinary care for dogs, cats, exotics, birds and reptiles. They specialize in orthopedics, declawing, spay/neuter and surgical procedures. The clinic treats emergency and walk-in patients during business hours. See ad with coupons on page 7. • Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to in-home end-of-life care for pets. They work with families on quality-of-life assessments, pain and anxiety management, end-of-life consultations and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of the pet’s favorite place—home. See “End-ofLife” for complete listing. See ad on page 17. Mobile Vets and Home Euthanasia 911 Vets, LA County only, (866) 491-1838, A Mobile Vet, south OC only, (949) 495-5475. Assist An Angel, (714) 964-9304, Dr. Paul Lynch, DVM, (714) 309-6372. Dr. White’s Veterinary Mobile Clinic, South more info at

Bay, Long Beach and parts of North Orange County, (310) 517-1832 or (310) 968-8370. Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California, (714) 454-4080, www. In Home Final Pet Care, (714) 924-7675, Simply Housecalls, South OC only, (949) 215-9119, www. Veterinary Housecalls, South Orange County, (949) 498-9588, • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center Los Angeles and South Bay (310) 542-8018 Emergency and Specialty Services Tustin (949) 559-0133 Outpatient Cardiology Services Woodland Hills (818) 436-4630 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 referring veterinarian. They function as an extension of your veterinarian’s practice and will work in concert with him to provide seamless care for your pet, keeping you both apprised of your pet’s care, treatment and condition. Also see “Emergency Resources” and “Therapy and Rehabilitation.” See ad on this page. • Veterinary Cancer Group Los Angeles (310) 558-6120 Orange County (949) 552-8274 San Fernando Valley (818) 888-6882 Veterinary Cancer Group is committed to taking the fear out of cancer; and replacing it with hope. They are staffed by leading board-certified medical and radiation oncologists who are passionate about improving the lives of pets with cancer by providing in-depth information and access to the latest treatments available. The Veterinary Cancer Group does more than care for pets; they care for the families who love them. See ad on page 27.

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CALENDAR ONGOING Adoption Events For additional adoption events and locations, visit • Beagles and Buddies - Monthly, contact for dates: Open-house-style mobile adoptions at Petsmarts in OC and Petco San Gabriel. The rescue would like to receive an emailed application before a visit to get to know adopters better. Since they know their dogs well, they can help pair a good match. B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary, 23430 US Hwy 18, Apple Valley. Maps/ directions and special events, including other mobile adoptions in Costa Mesa, Irvine and other venues, can be found on their website. (626) 444-9664. See ad on page 7. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue - Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 5284730. See ad on page 5. • German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County - Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 974-7762. See ad on page 5. • The Pet Rescue Center - Browse through their adoptable pets on their website. To meet a pet you are interested in adopting, first complete the online application, then set up a by-appointment-only to visit their no-kill, veterinary-supervised, temporary sanctuary. 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo. (877) 2777938. • Animalia’s Food Drive and Teeth Cleaning 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach. (714) 377-7630. See ad on page 23; coupon on page 32. Ongoing: Food Drive at Animalia sponsors “No Empty Bowls,” a year-round food drive for homeless animals. The food is distributed by volunteers from OCSPCA. Donations are always needed and most appreciated. Monthly: Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning and polish. There is a vet on site that gives a check-up (included) and vaccines are available for purchase. Free Pet Care Workshop for Kids in Torrance First Sundays: During this 25-minute workshop, kids (5-9) learn basic dog grooming and care, including, basic dog anatomy, brushing, de-shedding, combing, ear cleaning, and nail filing. Plus, information on general household animal care, including feeding and poop cleaning. Do not bring your own dog, they will provide stuffed dogs for the kids. Parents must be present during workshop. Sundays, 4:30 p.m. Free. Limited space; registration

required by phone or through their website. Bubbles Pet Spa, 22242 Palos Verdes Blvd.,Torrance. (866) 350-8274. Holiday Photo Shoots for Small Animals with The Bunny Bunch Ongoing: Throughout the year, The Bunny Bunch hosts several photo shoots to raise money for the rescue. Holidays include 4th of July or Life’s a Beach (summer), Halloween (October), and Christmas and Hanukkah (December). Dates are announced on their website. $10 donation for a framed photo, and a $15 donation for a framed photo and three emailed photos. Fountain Valley, (714) 889-9755; and Montclair, (909) 631-9552. Microchip Mondays at Adopt & Shop in Lakewood Mondays: Low-cost microchip placement at Adopt and Shop. With a microchip, your pet has a much greater chance of finding you if they become lost. Call for times and details. 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. (562) 531-2871. Monthly Low-Cost Vet Clinic at Kahoots in Huntington Beach First Saturdays: Join Kahoots for a low-cost vet clinic (exam, vaccines, anesthesia-free dental cleaning, microchipping). 9:30-11 a.m. Visit their website for fees. • Monthly Meetups at Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique Sundays: Make an appointment to come in with your group for two free hours of hang-out fun. Dogs can enjoy the new doggie day care room plus free samples. Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique, Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (714) 960-DOGS. • Mutt Mingles and Holiday Events at Pussy & Pooch Monthly: Join the monthly Mutt Mingle mixer and enjoy special treats, toasts, and plenty of in-store tailwagging. Mutt Mingles are a great way for your dog to learn valuable social skills. It’s a chance for them to experience and interact in a social setting—with food, drink and plenty of other distractions. Their indoor facility provides for a very comfortable setting and fun atmosphere. Visit their website for days and locations. Free. Also, enjoy their “12 Days of Twinkle” December festivities through December 25, and order a fresh Holiday Pet Meal through December 31. See ad on page 23; discount coupon on page 39. The Dog Cafe LA Tuesday - Sunday: America’s first Dog Cafe is now open in Los Angeles! Play with pups as you grab your coffee fix. All dogs are rescues looking for their forever homes and fosters. The Dog

Cafe offers a comfortable and fun space for humans and dogs to hang out with each other, away from overcrowded shelters. They offer the opportunity for people unable to have pets of their own to spend quality time with furry friends (and vice versa) without the commitment of adoption. Tuesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. $10 for 55 minutes. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Kids under the age of 5 are not permitted, kids ages 5-17 must be with parent or guardian. The Dog Cafe LA, 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. (213) 810-2872. Yappy Hour at the Healthy Spot in Costa Mesa and Long Beach Monthly: Join Yappy Hour for social fun and treats for pups and parents. Theme changes monthly, call for details. First Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. at 6433 E. PCH, Unit A-5, Long Beach, (562) 596-6800. First Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. at 880 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, (949) 877-0350.

JULY SoCal Corgi Beach Day in Long Beach July 2: Grab your corgi and get on your corgi-kini and head to the beach! Visit the main booth to signin and grab some corgi merchandise, then head to the Kissing Booth for smooches, enter raffles to win dog food for a year, enter or watch contests, including best talent, best “momo” (Japanese for dog-butt) and costume, take a group photo, limbo contest and more. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Rosie’s Dog Beach. Foster Class in Long Beach July 9: spcaLA is looking for foster parents for pets of all ages and needs. Foster parents provide temporary homes for pets that are too young for adoption or in need of socialization or extra TLC until they are ready for adoption and a forever home. Potential foster parents must fill out and submit an application prior to attending a foster class (found at Saturday, 10 a.m. - noon. P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center, 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County July 9: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Also offered August 13, September 10, October 1, November 12 and December 3. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, support groups meet at 12:30 p.m., typically on the first or second Saturday each

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month. 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612. No reservations required. (949) 650-2442. www. See ad on page 17. Pups at the Park with the Dodgers July 9: Fans that purchase a special event ticket in the Coca-Cola All-You-Can-Eat Right Field Pavilion are invited to bring their dogs to the park and help cheer on their home team as the Dodgers host the San Diego Padres. Saturday, gate opens and check-in, 1:45 p.m.; pre-game Pup Activity Center, 2:15-3 p.m.; Pup Parade on the field, 3-3:30 p.m.; and game at 4:15 p.m. All dogs must have a ticket. Tickets available online only. UFO World Cup Major Tournament in Pasadena July 9: Bring your furry friend along for some exciting family fun. Beginners and advanced competitors are welcome. The divisions include Novice Throw and Catch ($10), Intermediate Throw and Catch ($15), Intermediate Freestyle ($15), Open Throw and Catch ($15), Open Freestyle ($15) and Open Combined (Open Throw and Catch plus Open Freestyle, $30 total). Saturday, registration, 8:309:15 a.m. Lower Arroyo Park, 100 Stoney Drive, Pasadena. German Heritage Day Wiener Dog Races July 10: It’s German Heritage Day! Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as hundreds of spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track. Top three winners of each race day receive trophies and gift certificates for the Wiener Dog Store. Sunday, 3 p.m. Also offered August 21 at the Plum Festival and throughout Octoberfest, September 11 - October 30. Spectate, $2; entry fee, $16. Old World in Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave. (714) 898-5111., 10th Annual Dog Day Afternoon at the Cathedral in Downtown LA July 13: Bring your well-behaved, leashed pooch for a festive evening of mingling, music, local pet vendors, and pet adoptions. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. Free admission; parking, $5. RSVP on their website. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Plaza. Annual Benefit for the Animals in Long Beach July 14: Celebrate pets and support the Friends of Long Beach Animals. The evening reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with wine, appetizers, and music. Bid on items in the silent auction, and purchase tickets for the raffle. At 7:30 p.m., a performance of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” Thursday, reception at 6:30 p.m.; and show at 7:30 p.m. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. (562) 988-7647. Call for ticket prices and where to purchase. • AHF Pet Partners Therapy Animal Handler Workshop July 16: Special Instructions: In order to be sponsored by AHF Caring Creatures Pet Partners, you must attend the AHF Pet Partner Therapy Animal Handler Workshop. Prior to attending, you must observe at least four individual team evaluations more info at

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(these are not a Pet Partner requirement). AHF sponsorship includes the Pet Partner registration fees, a vest for your animal, R.E.A.D. materials, additional insurance and 1,000 trading cards featuring your animal and additional insurance coverage. Workshop fee $50. Reservations are required. Please visit or call (800) 939-0936 to get information on the prerequisites necessary to be part of this amazing team. Annual Shiba Club and Jindo Project Summer Picnic and Fundraiser in Anaheim July 16: Join the club for games, a raffle, food and a silent auction to benefit rescued shiba and jindo dogs. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $5 park entrance fee. Yorba Regional Park, shelters #4 and #5, 7600 E. La Palma, Anaheim. (310) 328-4972., Wiener Dog Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Track July 16: More than 80 dachshunds dash 50 yards to qualify to compete for the title of Fastest Wiener Dog in the Nation. Proceeds benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. Saturday, 6 p.m. $3, kids (17 and under), free. Los Alamitos Racecourse. (562) 430-4993.; www. Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point July 21: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes playing on The Dana Lawn. Canines enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lap up bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions purchase burgers, brews and wines, with proceeds going to support the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter. Also offered August 21, September 15, October 27 and December 4. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5088. Clear the Shelters Event at OCACS July 23: Help Orange County Animal Care Services “clear the shelter” by adopting a new family mem-

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ber. Fee-free adoptions (does not include license or microchip). Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. Clear the Shelters with spcaLA in Long Beach July 23: Find your new family member with the “Clear the Shelters” event. Pet adoptions are discounted to $20. Saturday, call for times. spcaLA PD Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Education Center, 7700 E Spring St., Long Beach. (888) 772-5721. Bow Wow and Meow Days in Lakewood July 31: Convenient pet licensing and pet care. The one-stop event offers required rabies vaccinations at only $6 each. Other products and services offered include dog licensing on site, individual vaccines and discounted vaccination packs, micro-chipping, nail trimming, physical exams and flea control products. Information regarding low-cost spaying/neutering and health care for dogs and cats will also be available. Sunday, 9 a.m. - noon, northeast corner lot of Clark Ave. and Del Amo Blvd., near the Lakewood Civic Center.

AUGUST Beach Blanket Bassets August 6: Join the Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California for a beach day full of fun. Includes the Hound Swimsuit Competition (prize awarded). Have fun splashing around in the very gentle surf with your favorite hound(s). Activities planned. Saturday, 10 a.m. - noon. Rosie’s Dog Beach, 4800 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach (between Granada and Roycroft Ave). (949) 484-9065, Dog Days of Summer at the Fullerton Market August 6: Tonight is a night just for the dogs! Bring your furry friend to the market for a night of dog

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contests, demonstrations, dog-related vendor booths and more. Plus, a DJ performs throughout the night. Thursday, 4-8:30 p.m. Doggie competitions and entertainment held from 5-8 p.m. Free. Fullerton Downtown Plaza, 121 E. Wilshire Ave. (714) 7386545. Foster Class at South Bay August 6: See “July 9” for details. Saturday, 10 a.m. noon. South Bay Pet Adoption Center, 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne. • Animal Health Foundation Pet Partners Evaluations August 13: Do you think your pet might make a good therapy animal? Animal Health Foundation is offering evaluations to test you and your pets ability to be part of the Animal Therapy Team. Must have attended and observed AHF Caring Creatures Pet Partners evaluations and taken the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Workshop prior to being evaluated. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Reservations are required. Please visit or call (800) 939-0936 to get information on the additional prerequisites necessary to be part of this amazing team. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County August 13: See “July 9” for details. Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point August 18: See “July 21” for details. Catopia at OC Animal Care Services August 20: Lots of adorable kittens and wonderful adult cats available for adoption. OC Animal Care offers fee-free adoptions (does not include license or microchip). Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. The Westie Boat Parade in Huntington Beach August 20: Cruise Newport Harbor in electric boats to raise money for WROC. Each boat will have a captain who guarantees a safe, fun 1½-hour tour. Seating is limited to 8-9 people per boat and to 4-5 Westies. Dogs must be on a leash and well behaved. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. $60 per person, includes the tour, box lunch and water. BYOB of your favorite beverage and a small cooler are welcome. Pre-registration is required. 3101 West Coast Hwy., #160, Newport Beach. Wiener Dog Races at Plum Festival at Old World Huntington Beach August 21: See “July 10” for details Kittenpalooza Adoption Event August 27: Enjoy a day of pet adoption with the cutest kitties in all of Los Angeles. Pet adoptions, vendor booths, bag for adopters and feline adoption specials. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. spcaLA South Bay Pet Adoption Center, 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne; and P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Education Center, 7700 E. Spring Street, Long Beach.

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Turtle and Tortoise Show in La Habra August 28: Join the California Turtle and Tortoise Club for a fun day with more then 30 species of turtles and tortoise, photo op with a Galapagos tortoise, kids’ area with games and coloring, adoption information, education/care materials, vendors and food/drink for purchase. Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults, $3; kids (6-12), $1. Free parking. La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. National Dog Day August 31: Make it a special day with your furry best friend(s). Go to a favorite place or try somewhere new!

SEPTEMBER • Animal Health Foundation Pet Partners Evaluations September 10: See “August 13” for details. Dog Gone! Scavenger Hunt in San Diego September 10: Join the hunt with your favorite four-legged friend for the first Dog Gone Scavenger Hunt. The scavenger hunt drives each participant into specific on-site locations throughout the shopping area of Westfield UTC. Figure out clues to collect dog treats and toys for your sidekick. Bring your walking shoes and your favorite pooper scooper. This scavenger hunt will require a QR reader app. Saturday, registration at 10 a.m., hunt at 11 a.m., and prizes at 1 p.m. $35-40. $5 per additional dog. All tickets may be purchased during the day of the event, however tickets are limited. Westfield UTC – Dog Park, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County September 10: See “July 9” for details. Octoberfest Wiener Dog Races September 11 - October 30: See “July 10” for details.

Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Pug Nation Rescue of LA, (310) 327-7871. Foster Class in Long Beach September 18: See “July 9” for details. MVP Adoption at Orange County Animal Care September 24: Join the OC shelter for discounts on adoption fees. Bring a new family member home today. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. Surf City Surf Dog September 23-25: Enjoy “Three Days of Doggone Fun” at the 8th Annual Surf City Surf Dog. Friday Night offers opening ceremonies, including Yappy Hour and costume contest. Saturday features a dog-surfing exhibit at the International Surf Museum. Sunday is the Surf Dog Competition at Huntington Beach Dog Beach, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. www. Dog Adoption, Pet Fair and 2K Dog Walk in Villa Park September 24: Join a dog walk and fair for a good cause—helping homeless animals. Sign up your dog and yourself for the 2K dog walk, then browse booths at the pet fair and enter a raffle. Looking for a new family member? Many rescues will be onsite with pets looking for their fur-ever homes! Plus, bring your used blankets, patio cushions, towels, etc. to donate to rescue groups. Saturday, 9 a.m. - noon. $15, registration for 2K walk. Greenbelt at Wanda and Lincoln in Villa Park. Email: www. Annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-Off in Laguna Beach September 25: Join the 20th Annual Laguna Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off. Pet contest includes most handsome male, prettiest female, cutest baby (12 mos or younger), best costume and most gorgeous senior pet (10 years old or older). Plus, kids entertainment. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and pet registration, 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Adults, $10; kids, $5. Tivoli Too!, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point September 15: See “July 21” for details. Doggie Street Festival in Los Angeles September 17: Join the Doggie Street Festival, a family-friendly celebration of companion animals featuring pet products and services, food vendors, vet tips, music, kids area and much more! Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free to attend. Visit their website for location. Wine and Brew for the Rescue September 17: Join Priceless Pets at a private residence in Chino Hills for a Wine and Brew fundraiser to help animals. Saturday, 6-11 p.m. $70 per person (21+). Drag Queen Bingo Pug Fundraiser in LA September 18: Join Pug Nation Rescue of LA for a fun fundraiser with $20 bingo. Also offered December 11. Sunday, 6-8 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s, 8288

OCTOBER Annual Crusty Classic, UFO Local and Golden State Championship n Lancaster October 1-2: This event determines the Best Disc Dog team in the West as well as the Golden State Champion for 2016. This tournament is held in conjunction with the Lancaster Bark at the Park pet fair (benefits the LA County Animal Shelter). For more information on rules, dates, time, location, lodging, map and pre-registration, visit their website. www. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County October 1: See “July 9” for details. more info at

• AHF Pet Partners Therapy Animal Handler Workshop October 8: See “July 16” for details. Pugtoberfest in Costa Mesa October 8: Grab your pugs and other quadrapeds and join in pugtastic festivities, including an adopted dog parade, auctions, adoption fair, vendor booths, “Ask the Vet” Q and A, ear cleaning, nail clipping, and contests, such as best kisser, best costume, find-your-pug and dog race. Saturday, visit their website for times and admission. All proceeds benefit Pugs ‘n Pals Rescue. Free parking. TeWinkle Park, 970 Arlington Drive. (949) 262-7843. A CatBaret Fundraiser in Los Angeles October 15: A one-night only celebrity musical celebration of felines! The cat-and-cabaret-themed benefit concert and musical revue is filled with performances of humorous cat-themed songs, accompanied by a live band. Produced by Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats. Saturday, show at 6 p.m.; VIP party at 9 p.m. Visit their website for ticket prices, includes pre-show happy hour. Plus, an opportunity to mingle with the celebrities at a VIP after party. After-party tickets can be purchased with show tickets. Avalon Theater, 1735 Vine St., Hollywood. Bark for Life of Chino Valley October 15: Bark for Life of Chino Valley is a walk for dogs and their people to fight back against cancer, paying tribute to canines and raising funds and awareness. Activities include sheep herding, dog adoptions, agility and barn hunting. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., gates open at 8:30 a.m. $15 for first dog; $10 for second dog. Register online. Race for the Rescues in Los Angeles October 15: Join the 11th annual Race For The Rescues! This is a 5K, 10K, 1K Dog Walk and Kid’s Fun Run to raise funds for 30 non-profit 501(c)3 animal welfare organizations. Highlights include dog and cat adoptions, a Rockin’ Adoption show, incentive prizes for all fundraisers, awards, pet psychics, silent auction and raffle, food trucks, vendors, face painting for the kids and much more. Go on out to run, walk, shop or adopt! Join as an individual or start a team. Or be there in spirit by registering for the Couch Potato race or by making a donation. Sunday, 7 a.m. - noon. $15-45. Visit their website for schedule and to register. Rose Bowl, area H. www.racefortherescues.orgg Foster Class in South Bay October 16: See “July 9” for details. Sunday, 10 a.m. - noon. 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne. www. Interfaith Blessing of the Animals in Long Beach October 16: Join the 16th annual Blessing of the Animals with Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team. About 300 animals and their owners/handlers receive blessing from a menagerie of faith leaders. Sunday, 5:40 p.m. Free event for all. Granada Ave. Boat Launch Ramp.

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Meet Your Mature Match in Orange October 22: Bring an older (but new to you!) family member home. Fee-free adoptions on pets aged four years or older, (does not include license or microchip). Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. National Pit Bull Awareness Day October 22: National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bull breeds and their responsible owners. Visit their website for an event near you. Yappy Howl-O-Ween Hour at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point October 27: This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges determine which canine takes home the prize in categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show. Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Costume contest, $10 per canine. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 2405088. 5th Annual Pugtacular in LA October 29: Join Pug Nation Rescue of LA for an afternoon of contests, adoptions, vendors, food and more. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location to be determined, visit their website closer to the event date. Pug Nation Rescue of LA, (310) 327-7871. AFRMA Fancy Rat and Mouse Show October 29: The AFRMA judges various categories of rats and mice including pets, stud buck, breeder’s group, brood doe, and progeny. Entry forms are found on the website. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Woodcrest Community Center, 17156 Krameria Ave., Riverside. National Cat Day October 29: It is National Cat Day today! Celebrate with your favorite feline or felines by making a special dinner and adding more play time to their day. Or head to their favorite store to pick up a special treat. SoCal Corgi Beach Day in Huntington Beach October 29: Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Huntington Beach Dog Beach. See “July 2” for details.

Howl’oween Parade and Pet Adoption Fair in Long Beach October 30: Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host the biggest Halloween pet event in the world. The highlight of the day is the 500+ costumed dogs parading a few blocks in front of a few thousand gawkers and a panel of judges. Vendor and pet adoption fair from 12:30-4:30 p.m.; parade at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. $10 (in advance) for each dog entering the parade. There is no charge for humans to walk in the parade (with or without costumes), and it’s free to spectate. Front-row chairs can be rented on-site for $5 (cash only). Marina Vista Park.

NOVEMBER Fall Pet Days at the OC Market Place November 5-6: Shop for your pet, visit educational booths, donate to a pet organization, watch demos, listen to guest speakers, and maybe adopt a new family member. Free face painting for kids. No personal pets allowed. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. $2; kids (12 and under), free. Bring unopened/unexpired dog or cat food and receive free admission. Orange County Market Place. Santa Claws in the Park in Huntington Beach November 5: Just in time for the holiday season and Christmas cards, Julie Megill, will be taking photos of Westies in an adorable holiday setting. Plus, stay for a picnic lunch, boutique and silent auction. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Edison Park. My Best Friend’s Brunch in Laguna Beach November 6: Help support the Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park with a brunch at Tivoli Too! Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $25 per person, purchase tickets on their website or by mail. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. • Animal Health Foundation Pet Partners Evaluations November 12: See “August 13” for details. Animals for Armed Forces Adoption Event November 12-13: *Free adoptions honoring and thanking dedicated service men and women. Adoption discount applies to active duty, Reserve and

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Veterans of all armed forces branches. *Free adoption does not include the cost of license or microchip. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848.


• Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County November 12: See “July 9” for details.

Operation Santa Paws December 1-16: An annual collection of pet toys, shelter supplies and treats delivered to homeless dogs and cats at shelters. Program details and drop-off locations on the Haute Dog website. Petsguide headquarters is also a drop-off location, bring your items to donate to the address on page 2. Deliveries made on Saturday, December 17: Long Beach Animal Care Services at 11:45 a.m., spcaLA in Long Beach at 12:15 a.m., Seal Beach Animal Care Services at 1:30 p.m., and Orange County Animal Care Services in Orange at 3 p.m. (562) 439-3316.

Purrmoting Pawsitive Health Discount Weekend at OC Animal Care November 19-20: Enjoy a special weekend of free spay/neuter and vaccinations. Call for details. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. www. Tofurkey Trot 2016 November 24: The 5K (3.1 miles) is a run, trot or walk open to all levels of physical fitness. It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and benefits the National Museum of Animals and Society. Thursday, race-day registration, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; pre-race yoga, 7:45 a.m.; race starts at 9 a.m. Registration, $15-37. Rose Bowl, Pasadena. Well-behaved dogs on a short leash are welcome to join the fun. Prizes for doggie best costume. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable, vegan food and other donations for the homeless and their animal companions.

• Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County December 3: See “July 9” for details. Santa Photos at OC Animal Care December 3, 10, 17 and 18: Bring your pet for a holiday photo with Santa at OC Animal Care. All attendees will receive a free digital photo. Saturdays and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848.

Yappy Howl-iday Hour at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point December 4: Canines and their companions have an opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself—Santa Claus. Plus, treats for canines and humans alike. Guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, blankets, treats or dog toys to be donated to the Laguna Beach shelter. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5088. • Animal Health Foundation Pet Partners Evaluations December 10: “August 13” for details. Santa Paws in Mission Viejo December 10: Have your pet’s picture taken with Santa for a good cause. 100% of the proceeds benefit the homeless animals at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center. Friendly and social pets are welcome. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. $20; photos will be printed immediately following the sitting. Winter Wonderland Village in the Kershaw Garden at the City’s Civic Center, 200 Civic Center. (949) 470-3045. Pawliday Dog Adoption Event at OC Animal Care December 17: Join OC Animal Care as they present a special Pawliday Dog Adoption event. Dog, cat and bunny adopters receive a discount on their adoption fees as well as free toys and goodies. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848.

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