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Kids & Pets

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table of contents Adoption & Rescue...............................5 Animal Communicator..........................8

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PUBLISHER LIZ DAVIS

Calendar..............................................31 Career Training...................................34 Cats.....................................................10 Day & Overnight Care.........................11 Dog Sports & Fitness..........................29 Emergency Resources........................12 End-of-Life..........................................16 Groomers............................................20 Identification & Licensing..................22 Parks, Beaches & Trails......................22 Parties.................................................18 Pet Assistance....................................24 Pet Shops & Boutiques.......................26 Poop Removal.....................................22 Products..............................................32 Service & Therapy Animals................29 Shelters...............................................28

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE It’s inevitable. If you have kids, sooner or later, they’re going to ask for a pet. And it won’t be a casual ask––it will be a pullat-your-heartstrings question, where your answer will make you look like a total hero or total jerk. (Case in point: my ask was followed by placing pictures of adorable pups in every pocket of my dad’s clothing…he was a “hero”). We want to make sure you’re ready with plenty of resources when that time comes. After all, you’re adding a family member that is going to be with you for the next 15 years (see Average Lifespan on page 4) and there are things you need to know. What do you look for in a shelter dog to make sure they’re good with kids? What if the dog you bring home doesn’t work out? What is the real reason your kids need to feed the dog? And poop––will they ever pick it up? Pages 3-4, written by writer Jill Hamilton, has answers to these questions and more. The remaining 32 pages of goodness are filled with every pet resource you could possibly need, from emergency services to blueberry facials...for your dog! This year Petsguide celebrates its 10th anniversary! A big heartfelt thanks to the advertisers that make it possible and to our loyal readers and listors that change the lives of animals every day. You’re our heros!

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Therapy & Rehab................................17 Training Programs..............................30 Veterinary Services............................18

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Kids

&Pets How to Find a BFF for the Whole Family

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dding a new pet to the family is kind of like getting a new baby. Whether it’s for your family, a relative or friend, there’s a lot to get used to, most of it involving poop that’s not your own. But a new cat or dog really is another family member and it’s important to find the right furry friend for your brood. But, fear not, there’s no paws for alarm (sorry), we’ll walk you through the process of pick-

ing out a pet you can love up (and vice versa) for years to come.

What age is right for kids to have a pet? Experts recommend waiting until kids are over 3 before adding a pet. Before that, you already have enough going on in your house. (C’mon, you know this!) Plus pets and very young kids both think any toy on the ground is theirs to chew. This is not good.

How to avoid “We want them all!” syndrome. Scope out some suitable candidates before bringing your kids along. Let the kids know that choosing a pet is a big deal—you’re adding a new family member—and it might take a few visits to a shelter (or shelters) to find the right one. “Set up the expectation that you will probably not end up going home with a new dog or cat today,” counsels Miriam Davenport, spcaLA Senior Director of Development, adding “It’s hard to do!” (Repeat this “maybe no pet today” mantra a million times to the kids and don’t forget to remind yourself as well.)

What’s the secret to knowing if a shelter dog/cat is going to be good with kids? Spend time with a potential pet, outside the cage if possible. “It’s best to let them come to you—sit in the cattery and let the right cat solicit petting or allow the dog to approach you for petting,” suggests Davenport. Look for one that interacts well with your children and seems “right”—a lot of it just comes down to how everyone’s personalities match up. See how the animal reacts to noise and sudden movements. Avoid pets with fearful body language. For dogs, that’s ears pinned back, no eye contact, cowering or tail between the legs. Cats show they’re miffed by swiping their tail back and forth, cowering in a corner or hissing. (More miffed than usual, that is. They are cats.)

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By Jill Hamilton

Aren’t shelter animals a mixed bag? Yep, and that’s kinda what’s so good about them. Shelters are filled with loving pets of all shapes and sizes who need a home. And rest assured, pets have been fully vetted (both medically and in general) and screened for adoptability. Shelter workers might not have the entire back story, but they’ll have a pretty good sense of a pet’s temperament, know which animals have worked with kids, and which ones might be good bets for your family. Make sure you mention other pets at home and what kind of lifestyle you lead. Are you an active family who spends the weekends hiking or are you just looking for a furry friend to cuddle with on the couch? Are people around during the day? Do you have super young children?

Teach your kids animal language. Get your Dr. Doolittle on and talk to your child about how to act around a pet (i.e. approach slowly, don’t try to take their food or pull on tails, etc...). Teach them animal body language—especially the signs of fear or aggression in a dog, like raised fur on the back or a lowered tail. Dan Atkinson, dog trainer and owner of Kind to Canines (kindtocanines.com) reports that 60-70% of the dog bite cases he sees are from “human error,” that is, when kids aren’t correctly reading a scared dog’s body language. “Dogs give humans a lot of notice before they finally bite, especially with kids. The dog has been as patient as they can be and tried to communicate with the kid over and over, then it happens,” he says. (Those bitten tend to be boys between 5 and 9 years old.)

Create a game plan before getting a pet. Where will it sleep? What is your training plan? How will you handle behavior issues? Figure out which training classes you can take with your kids. Petsguide has a list of recreation departments on page 30 that offer classes families can take together to train their dog.

And don’t forget cost. Most people waaay underestimate how much pets cost. The average cost per year for a cat is $1,000

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Average Lifespan SMALLER DOGS: 10-15 years MEDIUM DOGS: 10-13 years LARGE DOGS: 8-12 years INDOOR CATS: 10-15 years OUTDOOR CATS: 7 years FUN FACT: The average lifespan of a goldfish is 5-10 years, or in my childhood home, about 20 days.

and for a dog it’s $1,200–3,200. Over the pet’s lifetime, a cat can run you between $21,000-31,000 and a dog, $27,000-42,000. Expenses include food, supplies and vet visits, and will increase with multiple pets, illness, boarding/pet sitting and whether or not you think they need a fancy Halloween costume.

Before you bring your new pet home. Clear out hazards like poisonous plants and remove things you can’t bear to have chewed up, scratched or otherwise pet mangled. Have your supplies ready. For a dog or puppy, you need food and water dishes, food, toys, and a leash and collar. For a cat or kittens, you need food and water dishes, food, litter box, litter and scoop, a few toys, and a carrier to bring them home.

What responsibilities can kids take on? Like, realistically. Preschoolers can feed pets, play with them and train them. Elementary schoolers can do any of the above, plus an occasional litter box cleaning/backyard poo sweep and holding a dog’s leash on walks with supervision. ‘Tweens over 12 can add walking dogs alone if they’ve been properly trained on how to deal with common hazards like aggressive dogs, curious little kids, and the enemy of all dogs, the Common Jerky Squirrel.

“Why do I have to feed the dog?” Well, why should they? Giving kids little jobs is not only good for lightening your To-Do list and teaching them responsibility, blah blah blah, but is actually a big help in training, especially with dogs. “The dog has to have respect for the child before the child is going to be able to grab the leash. That respect starts with feeding the dog, doing little treat exercises, playing fetch—these also happen to be the most impor4 petsguide summer/fall 2017

tant things to a dog. The sooner you can start, the better,” says Atkinson, who recommends that kids start teaching dogs tricks as early as 3. Caveat: No matter what jobs the kids have, you are going to end up filling in the gaps. And those “gaps” will probably be considerable. When the dog or cat barfs on the floor in the middle of the night, guess who is going to be the one dragging their butt out of bed to scrape it up? (Hint: you, again.)

I’m allergic? Can I still rescue? Yes! If there’s an allergy issue—or if you simply must have a certain type of dog—you can still rescue! Contact a breed-specific rescue. They are different from breeders—instead of breeding dogs, they find homes for abandoned dogs. Check the Petsguide Adoption and Rescue section for organizations specializing in breeds from German shepherds to beagles to border collies.

Should we foster first?

ey cats who toy with your affections.) Adopt dogs or cats one at a time, but kittens in pairs so they can keep each other company.

What if it doesn’t work out? Sometimes someone’s allergic, sometimes it’s just not a good fit. It happens. Ask your rescue agency before you adopt what their policy is if a pet isn’t the right fit for your family. Is it there a trial period? Will they take the animal back? At the spcaLA, you can return a pet any time during the pet’s lifetime. This is also true at many other shelters and rescues.

Wait, I have a pet but no kid! If you don’t have kids but would like your dogs to be around them and get some of that great kid energy, there are programs that your dog can be part of like READ with Dogs at the library. Check page 30 for resources.

Fostering is an ideal way to get some fast, inhome reality about pet ownership. It’s all kinds of fun, as well as an all-family good deed, to take care of a pet when they’re in between homes. Adoption and Rescue organizations (pages 5-9) are always looking for foster volunteers. SpcaLA doesn’t have programs to foster a specific dog or cat, but they do have programs for fostering animals who need a little extra TLC, like kittens who are bottle feeding, older pets who need a break from the shelter and nursing mothers and their kittens. The only caveat is to make sure that your kids—and you!—can deal with the part where the pet moves away. For a lot of people, it’s too traumatic and they end up keeping the pet. It’s so common that the spcaLA has a term for it, “foster failure.”

Puppy or older dog? Cat or kitten? One or two? Depends on what you’re looking for. Older dogs are often calmer, way less work and more in need of homes. Puppies are less set in their ways and easier to train. Choose a cat if people aren’t around a lot, and kittens if you want the cutest little things in the world. (Note: happy little kittens become glarmore at www.petsguidemagazine.com


GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE OF ORANGE COUNTY

adoption & rescue Agencies that offer rescued pets for adoption and/or referrals for adoption. Many 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. Many organizations also provide rescue services, including owner surrenders (also see Pet Assistance), and volunteer opportunities, such as pet foster homes and adoption events. Also see: Calendar for adoption events and Shelters. • Beagles and Buddies 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley (626) 444-9664 www.beaglesandbuddies.org B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary is open weekdays by appointment; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., with open-house-style adoptions. Email an application in advance so the rescue can get to know adopters before a visit to help make a good match. Applications also help them decide which dogs to bring to mobile adoption events (visit website for dates and locations). Every dog is microchipped with prepaid registration, spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, dewormed, and leaves freshly bathed with leash/collar and all medical records. In the past 25+ years, B&B has rescued, rehabbed and re-homed more than 17,000 dogs. They will always accept the return of any of their grads—for any reason—for the rest of their lives. A great place to volunteer—contribute your time, and talents and support their therapy dog program (see Service and Therapy Animals for details). See ad on this page.

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.

www.gsroc.org View our wish list to help our dogs! www.gsroc.org/donate.html ing 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 www.gsroc.org German Shepherd dogs are legendary for their intelligence, beauty and loyalty. German Shepherd Res-

• Coastal German Shepherd Rescue (714) 528-4730 www.coastalgsr.org Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding lov-

cue 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. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center (IVHC) 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com In an effort to help ease over-population from nearby shelters, IVHC is housing nearly 50 rescue cats, and are seeking kitten bottle feeders, fosters and adopt-

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cuing bulldogs from shelters, as well as saving those surrendered by owners and abandoned at vet offices. The rescue network consists of many volunteers who foster, perform home checks, transport, and place bulldogs into homes. They help find suitable homes; during the last seven years, more than 1,000 bulldogs have been placed through rescue. So Cal Bulldog Rescue relies entirely on donations and fundraisers for support. Like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ southerncaliforniabulldogrescue. See ad on this page. All-Breed Rescue Groups A Home 4 Ever Rescue and Mutts in Need www.ahome4everrescue.org www.muttsinneed.org Animal Assistance League of OC  (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.org Animals Rule Placement Foundation www.animalsrule.org Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement www.barksoflove.org BFF K9 Rescue Small breeds only. www.bffk9rescue.org Canine Crusaders www.caninecrusaders.org

(310) 937-7949

Cuddly Canines Rescue Rescues pregnant dogs and litters under eightweeks old from shelters. www.cuddlycanines.com Designer Dog Rescue www.designerdogrescue.com DogTag - You’re It Rescue www.dogtag.rescueme.org Dream Animal Rescue Mostly a cat rescue with a few dogs available. www.dreamanimalrescue.org Friends of OC’s Homeless Pets www.fochp.org Fur-Ever Home Rescue  (949) 444-9154 Helps families keep their animals, rather than surrendering them, by offering temporary food, financial help (to those who qualify) and more. www.fur-ever-home.org ing families. Most of the cats are under one year old and well socialized, with great personalities. The cats are spay/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. $50 adoption fee; includes carrier and case of food. Come in for a meet ‘n greet! If not a purrrfect match, IVHC will accept the cat back. See ad on page 1.

Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (GRFF) www.ghettorescue.org

• Southern California Bulldog Rescue (714) 612-0265 www.socalbulldogrescue.org So Cal Bulldog Rescue specializes in rescuing abandoned and homeless English bulldogs in the Southern California area. The non-profit rescue focuses on res-

Good Dog - Good Talk Rescue Adoptable dogs viewable on their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/gooddogdogtalk

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Gimme Shelter Pets (714) 916-8884 Provides free behavioral coaching for pet owners who are thinking of relinquishing their animals. www. gimmeshelterpets.org, www.GetawayPetCare.com

Karma Rescue  www.karmarescue.org

(310) 512-7833

Live Love Pet Care www.livelovepetcare.com Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue  www.marleysmutts.org

(661) 556-717

Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop  (562) 531-2871 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. Additional location in Culver City. www.adoptandshop.org New Beginnings for Animals  www.greatpets.org

(949) 348-8057

No Stray Left Behind Small breeds. www.nostrayleftbehind.com Noah’s Bark Dog Rescue www.noahs-bark.org Pardon Me www.pardonmeinc.org Paw Prints in the Sand  (949) 203-4504 Also rescues small animals and farm animals. www.pawprintsinthesand.org Pet Adoption Connection  Rescues dogs and cats. www.petadoptionconnection.org

(714) 494-6024

Pet Project Foundation  (949) 595-8899 Rescue partner with Coastal Animal Services Authority Shelter for Dana Point and San Clemente. www. petprojectfoundation.org Priceless Pets Rescue  (909) 203-3695 Adoption centers in Chino Hills and Claremont. www. pricelesspetrescue.org Pups and Pals  (562) 713-5103 Primarily a dog rescue, occasional cats, birds and small animals are available. www.pupsandpals.net Recycled Dog Rescue  www.recycledlovedogrescue.org

(424) 257-0341

Rescue Me! Purebred and mixed animals from individuals, families, shelters and rescue groups needing to place them in an emergency. www.rescueme.org Sparky and the Gang and West Coast Animal Rescue www.tinyurl.com/sparkygang www.facebook.com/westcoastanimalrescue Stella’s Hope www.stellashope.org

I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue www.icaredogrescue.org

The Dog Cafe LA  (323) 485-4077 Play with pups as you grab your coffee fix. All dogs are rescues looking for their forever homes and fosters. 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. www.thedogcafela.com

K9 Spirit Organization www.k9spirit.org

The Little Red Dog Rescue www.thelittlereddog.com more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


The Pet Adoption Center of OC  www.adoptocpets.org

(949) 858-1000

Bird Rescues See Birds and Reptiles for an avian rescue.

American Maltese Rescue  (707) 964-4592 www.americanmalteserescue.org

The Pet Rescue Center  www.thepetrescuecenter.org

(877) 277-7938

Breed-Specific Rescue Groups Abandoned Terrier Rescue Assoc. Mostly rescues wire-fox terriers. www.atrarescue.com

ARA Canine Rescue Inc.  (951) 532-0491 Rescues and places huskies. www.alleysrescuedangels.org

Adopt-A-Saint  (949) 295-3641 www.adoptasaint.org

Aussie Shepherd Rescue of So. Cal. www.aussierescuesocal.com

Afghan Hound Rescue of So. Cal.  (909) 305-0552 www.ahrsc.org

Basset Hound Rescue of So. Cal.  (949) 484-9065 www.bassethoundrescue.org

Akita Angels www.akitaangels.org

Bichon FurKids Rescue www.bichonfurkids.org

Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue www.akkrescue.com

Border Collie Rescues Border Collie Rescue, www.bcrescue.net. Border Collies in Need, www.bordercolliesinneed.org.

The Zuri Pet Rescue www.thezuripetspa.com Thrive Animal Rescue  www.thriveanimalrescue.com

(858) 229-4972

Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation  (714) 328-8661 Specializes in rescue transport. www.waggintrails.org Wallis Annenberg PetSpace (424) 384–1801 Annenberg PetSpace is a unique community space featuring an interactive place for pet adoptions, an education center, and a leadership institute. www. annenbergpetspace.org

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Boxer Rescue LA  www.boxer-rescue-la.com

(310) 862-0044

Camp Cocker Rescue  (800) 431-5911 www.campcocker.com Dachshund Rescues So. Cal. Dachshund Relief, www.scdr.org. Dachshund Paws and Pals Rescue, www.dachshundpaws. org. Dachshund Rescue and Placement, www. doxykeeper.net. Dachshund Rescue of LA, www. dachshundrescueoflosangeles.com. English Springer Rescue America www.springerrescue.org

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, www.gssafehaven.org. Westside German Shepherd Rescue, www.sheprescue.org. (909) 887-8201

Greyhound Rescues CalGAP, www.calgap.org. Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, www.fastfriends.org. Grey Save, www. greysave.org. Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation, www.socaligrescue.com.

animal communicator • Terri Steuben (714) 875-7194 www.TerriSteuben.com 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 Rehab for details). 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 memoir, “Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories,” about her experiences with animal rescue. See ad above. 8 petsguide summer/fall 2017

Labrador Rescues Labradors and Friends, www.labradorsandfriends.org. Calif. Labrador Retrievers and More Rescue, (858) 273-5386, www.labsandmore.org. Labrador Rescuers, (619) 819-0234, www.labrescuers.org. So. Cal. Labrador Retriever Rescue, (888) 554-ALAB, www.sclrr.org. Leonberger Rescue Pals www.lrpals.org

So. Cal. Bull Terrier Rescue  (818) 594-4177 www.btrescue.us So. Cal. Bulldog Rescue  See ad and listing on page 6.

(714) 612-0265

So. Cal. Golden Retriever Rescue  (866) 299-1899 www.scgrrescue.org Southland Collie Rescue (949) 858-0298, Orange County; and (310) 3665573, Los Angeles. www.collie.org

French Bulldog Rescue Network www.frenchbulldogrescue.org

Great Pyrenees Assoc. So. Cal. www.greatpyrrescue.org

Shiba Rescues Saving Shibas Rescue, www.savingshibasinc.org. Shiba Club of Southern California, www.shibaclubofsocal.com.

(866) 757-7257

Maltese Rescue California www.malteserescuecalifornia.org Miniature Schnauzer and Friends Rescue www.msfr.org OCPoundHounds Small Breed Rescue Pomeranian and papillon. www.ocpoundhounds.com Old English Sheepdog Rescue  (310) 392-3366 www.oesrescue.com Orange County Pit Bull Rescue www.ocpbr.org Pei People Shar Pei Rescue www.peipeople.com Pug Rescues Pug Nation Rescue of LA, (310) 327-7871, www. pugnationla.org. Pugs ‘n Pals, (949) 262-7843, www.pugdogrescue.com. Retrievers and Friends of So. Cal.  (951) 696-2428 www.retrieversandfriends.com

Southland Sheltie Rescue  (562) 697-9784 www.adoptasheltie.com United Yorkie Rescue www.unitedyorkierescue.org Westie Rescue of OC and Beyond (all of California) www.westierescueoc.com Cat Rescues See Cats for kitten and cat rescues. Foster Homes for 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. If You Lost or Found a Pet or Cannot Take Care of Your Pet See Emergency Resources. Multi-Species Rescue Pig Rescues California Potbellied Pig Association, plus adoptions and education, (925) 937-9045, www.cppa4pigs. org. Honey, I Shrunk the Pigs, (714) 507-5588, www. honeyishrunkthepigs.com/rescue. SCAMPP (Southern California Association for Miniature Potbellied Pigs), www.scampp.com. Bunny and Rabbit Rescues Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue - Adoption of rescued rabbits, chinchillas, guinea pigs and other small animals. Free nail trims, gland cleaning and care sheets as well as classes. 10534 Bechler River Ave., Fountain Valley, (714) 889-9755. Adoption center also in Montclair, 4601 Brooks St., (909) 631-9552, www. bunnybunch.org. Rabbit Rescue - (562) 862-8844, www.rabbitrescue.com. Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter www.farmsanctuary.org Orange County Cavy Haven  (714) 242-7548 Adoption of rescued Guinea pigs from shelters. www.facebook.com/cavyhaven more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


Red Bucket Rescue Rescue and adoption of horses and donkeys. Tours and visiting hours, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 2885 English Road, Chino Hills. www.redbucketrescue.org Reptile Rescue See Birds and Reptiles for rescues. Senior-Dog Rescues Frosted Faces Foundation  www.frostedfacesfoundation.org Grand-Paws Senior Sanctuary  www.grandpawsrescue.org

(715) 574-6320 (661) 286-2066

• Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets, including birds. See End-of-Life for complete listing. See ad on back inside cover. Bird Retail Stores BirdStuff  210 South Tustin St., Orange www.birdstuff.com

(714) 639-6039

Canary World Exotic Bird Farm  (562) 921-8543 13250 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk Exotic Birds by Fran  (714) 761-0868 9215 Valley View St., Cypress www.facebook.com/birdsandsuppliesbyfran

Leave No Paws Behind www.leavenopawsbehind.org The Senior Dogs Project Resources and information about adopting a senior dog. www.srdogs.com

Fins ‘N Feathers  (562) 929-2157 14423 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk

Thrive Animal Rescue  (858) 229-4972 Offers a Forever Foster program for senior dogs. www.thriveanimalrescue.com/forever-foster

Magnolia Bird Farm  8990 Cerritos Ave., Anaheim www.magnoliabirdfarms.com

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.

Omar’s Exotic Birds 23507 El Toro Road, Lake Forest (949) 472-3962 903 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea  (714) 572-8353 www.omarsexoticbirds.com

Web Resources The following websites offer current listings of adoptable pets available from local shelters and rescues: www.adoptapet.com, www.petharbor.com, www. petfinder.com and www.rescueme.org.

birds & reptiles Rescues and retail stores offering a variety of birds and supplies, exotic reptiles, amphibians plus bird-only clinics and a sanctuary rescue. Also see: Pet Shops and Boutiques. Bird Rescue Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue www.thelilysanctuary.org

(714) 442-9474

Bird-Only Clinic Bird Clinic  (714) 633-2910 200 South Tustin St., Ste. E., Orange www.thebirdclinic.com If You Found an Injured or Deceased Bird See Wildlife Services or Animal Control under Emergency Resources. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

Pottsee’s Exotics  9929 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower

(714) 527-3387

(562) 804-2220

Wild Birds Unlimited  (714) 985-4928 Backyard bird/hummingbird supplies. 17611 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. www.yorbalinda.wbu.com Reptile and Exotic Rescues Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Network (RARN)  (323) 301-3360 The organization 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. www.rarn.org 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. Adoption, education, rehabilitation, consulting, boarding and parties/photo/video/film shoots. 22762 Aspan St., Ste. 208, Lake Forest. www.reptilerescueoc.org Reptile and Exotic Specialty Stores La Habra Exotic Pets  (562) 697-7110 1919 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra www.lhreptilehouse.com Prehistoric Pets  (714) 964-3525 The Reptile Zoo onsite and parties also available. 18822 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley www.prehistoricpets.com Reptropolis  (949) 492-6598 34215 Doheny Park Road, Capistrano Beach www.reptilesreptropolis.com

PET CANCER AWARENESS 10 POINTERS 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.

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 Los Angeles (310) 558-6120 9599 Jefferson Blvd. • Culver City

Orange County (949) 552-8274 2887 Edinger Ave. • Tustin

San Fernando Valley (818) 888-6882 20051-I Ventura Blvd. • Woodland Hills

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cats Feline adoption, rescue, boarding and veterinary clinics, plus information on what to do with feral cats. Also see your area of interest as services for cats are listed throughout Petsguide.

Dream Animal Rescue Mostly a cat rescue with a few dogs available. www.dreamanimalrescue.org Healthy Paws  (562) 902-5700 Rescue cats available for adoption in store. 11151 First Ave., Whittier. www.healthypawsstore.com

• Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Emergency services are provided for cats 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. See complete listing under Emergency Resources; handy cut-out on page 34; ad on page 15.

Kitty Bungalow Charm school for wayward cats. Street-cat rescue. www.kittybungalow.org

• Integrative Veterinary Health Center (IVHC) 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com In an effort to help ease over-population from nearby shelters, IVHC is housing nearly 50 rescue cats, and are seeking kitten bottle feeders, fosters and adopting families. Most of the cats are under one year old and well socialized, with great personalities. The cats are spay/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. $50 adoption fee; includes carrier and case of food. Come in for a meet ‘n greet! If not a purrrfect match, IVHC will accept the cat back. See ad on page 1.

MeoowzResQ  www.meoowzresq.com

• Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Full service and emergency services for cats. Also, grooming and hair cuts, even for difficult-to-groom cats. See ad on page 15 with coupons. • Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets, including cats. See full listing under End-ofLife; ad on back inside cover. Cat Rescues Also see: Adoption and Rescue. A Cat’s Tale www.acatstale.org Blue Bell Foundation for Cats  (949) 494-1586 Appointments required for visiting. Volunteer opportunities available. 20982 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www.bluebellcats.org Caring Friends Cat Rescue www.caringfriendscatrescue.com Cat Paws The Helen Sanders Cat Protection and Welfare Society. www.helensanderscatpaws.com 10 petsguide summer/fall 2017

Crumbs and Whiskers Los Angeles’ first cat cafe—a coffee shop with rescue cats who are up for adoption. See Calendar for full listing. www.crumbsandwhiskers.com

Long Beach Felines  (562) 453-7377 www.longbeachfelines.org www.tinyurl.com/fblongbeachfelines (714) 997-0868

National Cat Protection Society  (949) 650-1232 Adoptees receive a certificate for a free veterinary exam. Retirement center also offered. 6904 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. www.natcat.org OC Small Paws  www.ocsmallpaws.org

(714) 815-4300

Second Chance  (714) 487-1518 www.secondchancepetadoptions.org Stray Cat Alliance www.straycatalliance.org The Cat Cove www.thecatcove.com Zoey’s Place Rescue  (310) 897-9422 www.facebook.com/zoeysplacerescue Cat-Only Boarding Also see: Day and Overnight Care for facilities that offer cat boarding. Cats Luv Us Boarding Hotel (949) 582-1732 27601 Forbes Road, Ste. 25, Laguna Niguel. www. catsluvus.com Cat-Only Clinics All About Cats Health and Wellness Center  (714) 692-8CAT (8228) 23661 La Palma Ave., Yorba Linda www.all-about-cats.com Cat Clinic  1680 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa www.catclinicvet.net

(949) 642-3494

The Cat Care Clinic  (714) 282-2287 2638 N. Tustin Ave., Orange www.catcare.com more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


T.H.E. Cat Hospital  (949) 733-2287 3069 Edinger Ave., Tustin www.thecathospital.com If You Find a Feral Cat A feral cat is a cat who has either never had any contact with humans or their contact with humans has diminished over time. They are fearful of people and survive on their own outdoors. A feral cat is not likely to ever become a lap cat or enjoy living indoors. Ferals are most often found living outdoors in groups known as colonies. The cats in a colony share a common food source and territory and may include not only ferals, but also strays. Trap-Neuter-Return is an effective and humane way to stabilize community cat populations. Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian, where they are neutered and vaccinated. Kittens and socialized cats are placed into loving homes. Healthy, adult community cats (cats who are weary of human contact) are returned to their colony site, where they are often provided continuing care by volunteers. Many of the cat rescues listed have resources or a TNR team that provides training and information on Trap-Neuter-Return. Call and visit website for more details. Keep in mind, if you choose to feed a community cat, be responsible and spay/neuter, vaccinate, license and provide veterinary care for the cat.

day & overnight care Day and overnight care for dogs, cats and other pets, in your own home or at a facility. For care at a boarding facility, always inquire about qualifications, check references and ask for a tour. For in-home care, verify that sitters and dog walkers are bonded, insured and members of professional associations, such as Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters; some may be animalCPR and first-aid certified. Always check their qualifications and references. • Back Bay Veterinary Hospital 4263 Birch St., Newport Beach (949) 756-0554 www.bbvh.com 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 19. Boarding at Veterinarian Clinics and Hospitals Many veterinary clinics and hospitals offer day and overnight boarding for pets, check with your vet for availability. Boarding in Private Homes Rover and Wag connect dog owners with dog lovers in their community they can hire on-demand more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

for walking, sitting, and boarding services, including in-home dog boarding and pet sitting. www. rover.com, www.wagwalking.com • 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: homeofhunter@aol.com. See ad on page 12.

• Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com 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 Cats, Groomers, Pet Assistance, and Veterinary Services. See ad on page 15 with coupons.

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and Fitness for details. While you’re away, you can have peace of mind with Paws Chateau. See ad with discount coupon on page 13. • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) www.petbutler.com In addition 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: draymond@petbutler.com. Also see Poop Removal. See ad on page 23. • Pooch Hotel 22251 S. Wilmington Ave., Carson (310) 847-6228 www.poochhotel.com The Pooch Hotel loves dogs. At Pooch Hotel South Bay, they’re here for you and your dog 24 hours a day, every day. With spacious play areas as well as luxury boarding accommodations, they offer nothing but the best for your pets’ home away from home. Their Standard Suites feature natural lighting, spacious accommodations and webcam access during group playtime. With an upgrade to their Presidential or Palace Suites, your pup can enjoy a flat screen TV and you will have access to in-suite webcams. Whether they’re boarding or just hanging out for the day, they’ll get as much affection as they do at home. See ad on page 11.

• Kind To Canines 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com 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 daycare services are not offered, dogs have the option of day training where they come in for the day to train with Dan as well as participate in off-leash socialization with groups of dogs. At the end of the day, Dan conducts a private lesson with the owner and assigns “homework.” See ad on page 29; coupon on page 35. • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) www.pawschateau.com Paws Chateau has 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. Day camp is offered seven days a week. Luxury hotel suites, including penthouse suites, are available. 24-hour onsite care and live webcams provide constant reassurance. Bathing, massage, facials and aromatherapy, and a fitness center are available; see Groomers, and Dog Sports

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• Sea Spot Walk (949) 910-6048 www.seaspotwalk.com Sea Spot Walk caters to the specific needs of you and your “Spot.” From high-needs dogs like puppies and seniors to extra pampering like baths and brushing, they pride themselves on making sure Spot is well taken care of while you are away. They provide personal love and attention to each of their clients and ensure that they always come home tired and content. Call today for a free meet and greet! Also see Training Programs. See ad on page 10. • TOP DOG - barkery, bath, boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (866) TOP-DOG1 www.topdogbarkery.net Short-term, doggie daycare in HB’s new plaza Pacific City! Enjoy the beach with your pup, and then bring your furbaby over for daycare, so you can leisurely shop and eat in the new center! Also offering express “beach baths” to full grooming services as part of their daycare packages. TOP DOG will spoil your pup with fresh baked treats from the “Barkery” and a fun time for a few hours or all day! See ad on page 27. • Wagly Pet Campus 30202 Esperanza, RSM  (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin (714) 970-4200 www.wagly.com Two state-of-the-art pet campuses offering boarding, veterinary care, daycare, grooming and training––all under one roof! Large and small group play environments that are climate controlled. 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. Visit the website for more information. See ad on page 11.

• What’s Up Dog Pet Sitting (714) 552-4537 What’s Up Dog Pet Sitting Services wants to make sure your pup receives the loving care he deserves! They are a trusted business in Huntington Beach also serving the communities of Fountain Valley and parts of Costa Mesa, offering a variety of pet sitting services. Boarding is provided in a loving, home environment. Thirty or sixty minute visits/walks are available while you are working long hours. Open seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. What’s Up Dog is your dog’s home away from home. Email: sbeck1963@gmail.com. See ad on page 25. • Your Animals Best Friend 15392 Assembly Lane, Unit A, Huntington Beach (714) 898-5800 www.youranimalsbestfriend.com Doggie sleepovers in a caring home environment or at Your Animals Best Friend Dog House––no crates, no cages––your dog is free to roam and play. All dogs must be social and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Doggie Daycare and Doggie Socialization groups are also available. Pet sitting at your home is offered too and includes customized services, such as: taking your dog for a walk in your neighborhood (picking up waste during walk), providing fresh water upon return home, giving treats (if you permit), playing with your dog and giving him or her love and attention. Walks start at only $15 with discounts for additional dogs. Additional charges may apply for large or aggressive dogs. Inquire about monthly dog-walking rates. If you get a competitive quote with the same services offered, please give them the opportunity to match or beat it. See ad on page 13.

emergency & health services Animal emergency facilities and resources, animal control contacts, end-of-life services, rehabilitation therapy, and specialty vets.

emergency & health services

emergency resources Emergency services and resources for all animals. Also see: Adoption and Rescue, and in this section, End-of-Life and Veterinary Services. What is an emergency? Here are a few “need-to-go-to-the-emergencyroom-now” signs: 1) Difficulty, abnormal or no more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


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, so the emergency clinic can be prepared. After-Hours Veterinarians Many veterinarian offices are open after 6 p.m. and on weekends. Find vets in your area online (search: veterinary offices open after 6 p.m., plus your city). • Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com 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; and handy cut-out on page 34. 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 nonemergency 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. www.tinyurl.com/danapointanimalcontrol Costa Mesa City Animal Control  (714) 754-5311 Serves Costa Mesa only. www.tinyurl.com/costamesaanimalcontrol

Garden Grove Animal Care Services  (714) 741-5565 Serves Garden Grove only. www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/animalcare Irvine Animal Services  (949) 724-7092 Serves Irvine only. www.tinyurl.com/Irvineanimalcontrolinfo LA County Downey Animal Shelter  (562) 940-6898 Serves Artesia, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada and Whittier. www.tinyurl.com/downeyshelter La Habra Animal Control  (562) 383-4352 Serves La Habra only. www.tinyurl.com/LHanimalcontrol Laguna Beach Animal Shelter  (949) 497-0701 Serves Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods only. www.puplagunabeach.org Long Beach Animal Care Services  (562) 570-7387 Also serves Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. www.longbeach.gov/acs Mission Viejo Animal Services  (949) 470-3045 Serves Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. www. cmvas.org Newport Beach City Animal Control (949) 644-3717 Serves Newport Beach only. www.tinyurl.com/nbanimalcontrol OC Animal Care Services  (714) 935-6848 Serves Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dove Canyon, El Modena, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Midway City, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rossmoor, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Tustin Foothills, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. www.ocpetinfo.com Santa Ana Animal Control  (714) 245-8792 Serves Santa Ana only. www.tinyurl.com/santaanaanimallicense

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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. www.seaaca.org Westminster Animal Control  (714) 548-3201 Serves Westminster only. Emergency line, (714) 548-3212. www.tinyurl.com/wanimalcontrol Dog-Fighting, Cock-Fighting & Animal-Cruelty Hotlines Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force  (213) 486-0450 24-hour notification hotline. Email: actf@lapd.lacity. org. www.tinyurl.com/LAanimaltaskforce LA 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 dog fighting. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still collect up to $5,000 if the information leads to an arrest or conviction. Please note, if there is a dog fight in progress, call 911. www.reportdogfight.com Humane Society Dog-Fighting or Cock-Fighting Hotline (877) TIP-HSUS (847-4787) A nationwide tip line. Your identity is protected if you call to report tips about dog-fighting/cock-fighting or suspected fighting. Reward money for reporting is up to $5,000. www.tinyurl.com/humanesocietyhotlines 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 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. A, Torrance. www.aercvet.com • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County  (949) 364-6228 The Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary 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 14 petsguide summer/fall 2017

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. www.aucsoc.com. See ad on this page. AVSG After Hours  (949) 653-9300 24-hour emergency or urgent-care services. 2965 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.avsg24.com Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital  (949) 261-7979 Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; 24 hours on weekends. 3720 Campus Drive, Ste. D, Newport Beach. www.orangecountyemergencyvet.com 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. crossroadsanimal911.com Long Beach Animal Emergency  (562) 735-5200 Monday - Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. only. Friday, continuously, 6 p.m. - Monday, 8 a.m. 24 hours on holidays. 4720 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach. www.lbervet.com Orange County Emergency Pet Clinics Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; Saturday, continuously, noon - Monday, 8 a.m. Garden Grove, 12750 Garden Grove Blvd., (714) 537-3032; Fullerton, 3920 N. Harbor Blvd., (714) 441-2925. www.er4yourpet.com. So. Cal. Veterinary Specialty Hospital  (949) 833-9020 24-hour critical care. 1371 Reynolds Ave., Irvine. www.scvsh.com • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital, serving pet owners throughout Southern California.

They are here for you 24 hours a day—they never close. Having multiple specialists working together under one roof allows them to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options. 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. www. vcaadvancedveterinarycarecenter.com. Also see Therapy and Rehab, and Veterinary Services. See ad on page 19. VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital  (562) 926-3600 24-hour emergency care. 10701 South St., Cerritos. www.vcahospitals.com/lakewood-ca VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists  (949) 654-8950 ICU 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 3021 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.tinyurl.com/ocvetspecialist VCA West Coast Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital  (714) 241-9001 Open 24 hours, holidays included. 18300 Euclid St., Fountain Valley. www.vcahospitals.com/west-coast Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group  (949) 201-4100 Emergency care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31896 Plaza Drive, Ste. C1, San Juan Capistrano. www.vmsg-oc.com 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. www. yorbaregionalvets.com 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 (see Animal Control in this section) for recent pick-ups and found pet reports. 3) Search www.petharbor. com, 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, supermore at www.petsguidemagazine.com


markets, the post office and coffee shops. Post “Lost Dog” ads on Craig’s List, social media, and Nextdoor 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.findtoto. com, www.fidofinder.com, www.pipmypet.com, www.thecenterforlostpets.com and www.whistle. com, “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.petharbor.com; 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 28. 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 pages 5-9. 5) If you cannot transport the animal to a shelter or find the owner on your own, call your local animal control office (see page 13).

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emergency. ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, (888) 426-4435, $65 consultation fee may be applied, www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control. Pet Poison Helpline, (800) 764-7661, $59 per incident, www.petpoisonhelpline.com

International Bird Rescue of Los Angeles  (310) 514-2573 Rescues aquatic birds in emergency situations. Volunteer opportunities available. 3601 S. Gaffey St., Box 3, San Pedro. www.bird-rescue.org

SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART) In a disaster, they provide temporary animal sheltering and support rescue efforts. Animal Evacuation Shelter classes also offered. For a pet emergency disaster kit checklist, visit their website under “News and Information.” www.scart.us

Long Beach Animal Hospital  (562) 434-9966 Assistance for found, injured wildlife in Long Beach only. 3816 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. www.lbah.com/word/wildlife-care

Wildlife Services Critter Catchers  (949) 497-5046 Offers humane solutions to problematic wildlife. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Email: crittercatchers@cox.net. Critter Control  (800) 274-8837 Provides animal removal and prevention services. Serves Orange County and San Diego. www.crittercontrol.com

Marine Animal Rescue (800) 399-4253 (39-WHALE) For marine mammal and sea bird emergencies in Southern California. www.whalerescueteam.org Marine Mammal Care 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. www.marinemammalcare.org National Marine Mammal Foundation  (877) 360-5527 If you find a sick sea lion on the beach, give the ani-

Pet CPR/First Aid Classes American Red Cross Resources on first aid, CPR, poisoning and preparation for disasters such as flood or fire. www.redcross.org Doggie and Me  (714) 742-8895 First-aid classes include how to build a pet firstaid kit and CPR. Portion of all proceeds benefit pet oxygen masks for fire departments. www. doggieandme.com Pet Tech CPR and First-Aid Training  (760) 930-0309 PetSaver (eight-hour course) and Instructor Training (three-day course). www.pettech.net Sirius K9 Academy  (714) 296-9714 Pet first-aid and CPR classes for groups and individuals. www.siriusk9training.com Sunny-dog Ink  (818) 951-7962 First Aid and CPR, Pet Disaster Preparedness and Senior Pet Care, plus emergency preparedness kits. www.sunnydogink.com, www.petsafetysrusader.com Poison Helplines 24-hour hot lines for any animal poison-related more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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mal space, do not touch it (it’s the law) and call the West Coast regional hotline. www.nmmf.org Opossum Society of the U.S. Resource assistance with orphaned and/or injured opossums. In emergency situations, call Animal Control (see listing in this section). www. opossumsocietyus.org Pacific Marine Mammal Center  (949) 494-3050 The center rescues, rehabilitates, and releases stranded and injured marine mammals from Orange County beaches. Volunteer opportunities available. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www.pacificmmc.org Songbird Care and Education Center  (714) 964-0666 Assistance and resource for orphaned or injured songbirds. www.songbirdcareandeducation.org Wetlands and WildlifeCare Center  (714) 374-5587 The center provides assistance for emergency situations involving ill or injured wildlife. 21900 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. www.wwccoc.org

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end-of-life Cremation, burial, hospice and euthanasia services, plus pet loss and bereavement support groups and counseling. Also see: Emergency Resources in this section, Pet Assistance, Mobile Vets listed under Veterinary Services, and pull out on page 35. • Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Their goal in providing in-home euthanasia, body removal and cremation services is to make the transition easier for both your pet and your family. By providing this service at home, they 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; and handy cut-out on page 34. Hospice and Home Euthanasia 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. 16 petsguide summer/fall 2017

ASPCA Grief Counseling - Pet loss hotline and information about end-of-life care, (877) GRIEF-10, www. tinyurl.com/ASPCAendoflife. Laura Lesneski - (949) 554-5971, www.petgrieflifecoach.com. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com 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 front inside cover. • Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to inhome, 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 the Inland Empire. See ad on back inside cover. Pet Cemeteries and Crematoriums Paws and Claws Aquamation  (714) 363-3354 2328 N. Batavia St., Ste. 106, Orange www.pawsaquamation.com Pet Haven Cemetery & Crematory  (310) 532-2477 18300 South Figueroa St., Gardena www.pethavencemeteryandcrematory.com Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery  (714) 962-7111 19542 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach www.seabreezepetcemetery.com • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612 (949) 650-2442 www.time4therapy.com Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, the support group meets at 12:30 p.m., the first or second Saturday of each month (see Calendar for dates). No reservations required. $25 or pay what you can (PWYC). See ad on this page. • Reema Sayegh, Certified Holistic Animal Consultant (714) 749-3058 Dr. Reema Sayegh is skilled in working with geriatric pets and animal hospice care. To help aid your pet’s comfort, she utilizes homeopathy, flower essences, and body work, including Reiki. Also see Therapy and Rehab. See ad on page 17. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


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therapy & rehab Therapy and rehabilitation, such as massage, chiropractic and/or holistic alternative medicine for dogs, cats, small animals and horses. • B & B Pharmacy - Compounding & Health Center 10244 Rosecrans Ave., Bellflower (562) 866-8363 www.bbpharmacy.com Having trouble giving your pet their medicines? Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs and size, B & B Pharmacy tailors dosages. By compounding the medication, this assures that your animal receives the proper dosage they need, and it also becomes a treat for the animal (tuna, cheese, peanut butter, etc.) and not a hassle for you. See Veterinary Services for complete listing. See ad on page 18. • Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) 18837 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance (310) 542-2727 www.beachanimalrehab.com Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a specialty clinic specifically aimed at helping pets live longer, healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach combining both Eastern and Western medicine techniques. Rehabilitation is performed by a combination of caring, qualified veterinarians and physical therapists specifically certified in this growing field. Treatment can include acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapy modalities such as LASER, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and manual therapies, as well as exercise, nutrition, supplements and other state-of-the-art technologies designed to provide pain relief, aid in recovery and provide overall improved functional mobility. Rehabilitation is beneficial in treating many conditions including arthritis, post-surgical treatment, accidents or trauma, pain, gait abnormalities, hip or elbow dysplasia, knee injuries, disc disease, undiagnosed lameness, age-related issues, and weight loss/gain. See ad on this page.

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 front inside cover. • Laser Therapy with Dr. Youkey (303) 668-2220 www.laser-riffic.com If your pet suffers from arthritis, ear infections, hot spots, pain, gingivitis, skin disorders, allergies, trauma, injuries, cuts, splinters, or other conditions, high-tech cold therapy laser treatment offered by Dr. Youkey, in the comfort and privacy of your home, can help. Laser therapy reduces pain and speeds healing, all without the side effects or dangers associated with traditional drugs. Laser-Puncture is the new integration of high-tech with the 3,000-year-old practice of Chinese acupuncture—without needles. Treatment can be provided either by appointment with one of their veterinarians, or laser that pet owners can rent or purchase, provided by Dr. Youkey. Email: dryoukey@mac.com. See ad on page 16. • Reema Sayegh, Certified Holistic Animal Consultant (714) 749-3058 Dr. Reema Sayegh is a Certified Pet Nutrition Specialist, who offers custom—and natural—pet care. Her custom diet for your dog, made up of whole-food, species-appropriate nutrition, may aid in recovery from trauma or medical treatment, help in weight loss and maintenance, and more. Dr. Reema also specializes in using herbs, homeopathy and flower essences to address specific pet ailments, and can incorporate body work, including Reiki. She is skilled in working with special needs pets and geriatric care. Also see End-ofLife. See ad on this page.

• Canine Chiropractic Care VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos  (562) 598-8621 Many of your pet’s everyday activities and injuries can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion, which may ultimately alter your pet’s health and/or cause pain. The chiropractor can help relieve your pet’s suffering through chiropractic care, restore quality of life, and is truly devoted to the health and well-being of your canine companion. Also see Veterinary Services. See ad on page 7.

• Terri Steuben (714) 875-7194 www.TerriSteuben.com Animal communicator Terri Steuben has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies. Knowing where your pet feels pain can assist your veterinarian with diagnosis and treatment. She is also a trained Reiki Master of the Usui method, an alternative therapy that originated in Japan and is designed to align and balance the body in order to promote healing and pain relief. Terri uses Reiki with animals pre- and post-surgery, and with those that have cancer, kidney problems and other conditions. When your pet hurts, a 15-minute phone session with Terri can be an important step to relief and recovery. For complete listing, including information on books Terri has authored, see page 8.

• Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com 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

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ground. Massage and Reiki (energy healing) are incorporated into swim sessions. In addition to injury recovery, Tranquil Pet offers swim lessons for the fearful dog to help them get over their fear of water. Your veterinarian’s written approval will be required for all elderly and any dog under a vet’s care for a “current” condition. Please call to discuss: (310) 370-9241. Tranquil Pet, a wellness center for your dog’s body, mind and spirit. See ad on page 16. • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center 15926 Hawthorne Blvd., Lawndale (310) 542-8018 www.vcaadvancedveterinarycarecenter.com Does your pet suffer from problems such as paralysis, allergies, pain or other conditions? Acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicines and laser therapy can often benefit pets with these and other conditions, offered at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center. Acupuncture can improve problems in small animals such as arthritis, skin issues, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. Chiropractic therapy can help improve the imbalance of the nervous system by restoring the proper motion to the affected joints and stimulate neurologic reflexes. Herbal therapy can be utilized for health conditions such as dermatological, 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. See ad on page 19. 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, www.calanimalrehab.com. Paws on the Go, Center for Animal Physical Rehabilitation and Mobility Solutions, Laguna Woods, (949) 707-1696, www.pawsonthego.net. Two Hands Four Paws, Los Angeles, (310) 475-8555, www.twohandsfourpaws. com. Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, Anaheim, (714) 921-8700, www.yorbaregionalvets.com.

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veterinary services Veterinary services, 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 Rehab. • Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com 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 treatments; 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; and handy cut-out on page 34. • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 364-6228 www.aucsoc.com Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian is not available. It is the only facility in our area designed and equipped as an 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 and ad, see page 14. • B & B Pharmacy - Compounding & Health Center 10244 Rosecrans Ave., Bellflower (562) 866-8363 www.bbpharmacy.com Having trouble giving your pet their medicines? B&B Pharmacy has the answer! Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs, they tailor dosages relative to your pet’s size. This assures that your animal receives the proper dosage they need to get better, and stay healthy. They can also combine many medications into fewer, so there’s less for your pet to take. Animals can become very picky when dealing with medicine. By compounding the medication, it becomes a treat for the animal and not a hassle for you. Great for dogs, cats, birds and other animals, in flavors they already love, including tuna, cheese, peanut butter, fruit and more! See ad on this page. • Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) 18837 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance (310) 542-2727 www.beachanimalrehab.com Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a specialty clinic aimed at helping pets live longer, healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach combining both Eastern and Western medicine. Rehabilitation is performed by caring, qualified veterinarians and physical therapists certified to provide acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, exercise and nutrition, and supplements to provide pain relief, aid in recovery and provide improved functional mobility. These approaches can be beneficial in treating arthritis, post-surgical treatment, pain, gait abnormalities, hip or elbow dysplasia, knee injury, disc disease, age-related issues, and weight loss/gain. See Therapy and Rehab for complete listing. See ad on page 17. • Back Bay Veterinary Hospital 4263 Birch St., Newport Beach (949) 756-0554 www.bbvh.com Full-service small animal veterinary hospital providmore at www.petsguidemagazine.com


ing 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 daycare facility (see Day and Overnight Care). See coupon for a free first exam on this page. • Canine Chiropractic Care VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 Their chiropractor is devoted to the health and well being of your canine companion. Chiropractic care for pets focuses on the nervous system, which controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body. Many of your pet’s everyday activities and injuries can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion, which may ultimately alter your pet’s health and/or cause pain. Together with your veterinarian, the chiropractor’s philosophy is to relieve suffering through chiropractic care, and thereby restore quality of life. “Where experience and compassion for your pet make a difference.” See ad on page 7. • Eye Care for Animals www.eyecareforanimals.com 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 Diego, La Mesa, Torrance, Tustin, Upland and Woodland Hills. See ad on back cover. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com 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 front inside cover.

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• Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Surgical and medical veterinary care for dogs, cats, exotics, birds and reptiles. They specialize in orthopedics, de-clawing, spay/neuter and surgical procedures. The clinic treats emergency and walk-in patients during business hours. See ad on page 15 with coupons. • Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to inhome, end-of-life care for pets. They work with families on quality-of-life assessments, pain and anxiety more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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management, end-of-life consultations and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of the pet’s favorite place— home. See End-of-Life for complete listing; ad on back inside cover. Mobile Vets and Home Euthanasia 911 Vets, LA County only, (866) 491-1838, www.911vets.com. A Mobile Vet, South OC only, (949) 495-5475. Assist An Angel, (714) 838-9355, www.assistanangel.com. Dr. White’s Veterinary Mobile Clinic, South Bay, Long Beach and parts of North Orange County, (310) 517-1832 or (310) 968-8370. Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California, (657) 221-7500, www.homepeteuthanasia. com. In Home Final Pet Care, (714) 924-7675, www. inhomefinalpetcare.com. Simply Housecalls, South OC only, (949) 215-9119, www.drsilviamobilevet. com. Veterinary Housecalls, South OC, (949) 4989588, www.vethc.com. • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center Los Angeles and South Bay Emergency and Specialty Services (310) 542-8018 Tustin Outpatient Cardiology Services (949) 559-0133 Woodland Hills Outpatient Cardiology Services  (818) 436-4630 www.vcaadvancedveterinarycarecenter.com 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 Rehab. See ad on page 19. • Veterinary Cancer Group Los Angeles  (310) 558-6120 Orange County  (949) 552-8274 San Fernando Valley  (818) 888-6882 South Bay  Coming Soon www.vetcancergroup.com Veterinary Cancer Group is committed to taking

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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. Veterinary Cancer Group does more than care for pets; they care for the families who love them. See ad on page 9.

• Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com 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 frequentbather program for self-service wash. See ad on page 27; coupon on page 30.

• Veterinary Concierge Services (303) 668-2220 www.laser-riffic.com Veterinary Concierge Services is a supplemental program in addition to yearly exams by your veterinarian. Membership allows you access to a vet via email and text, 24/7 every day, including holidays, for any general questions (not for diagnosing conditions). Two membership plans are available, which also allow subscribers to have access to discounted medications. Email: dryoukey@mac.com. See ad on page 19.

• Celebrity Paw Spa, Pet Spa, Mobile Grooming 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton (714) 447-0141 www.celebritypawspa.com Celebrity Paw Spa is a luxury pet spa offering in-store 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. See ad on page 21.

• Wagly Pet Campus 30202 Esperanza, RSM  (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin  (714) 970-4200 www.wagly.com Veterinary care, boarding, daycare, training and grooming—all under one roof. Full veterinary services including wellness visits, full surgical suite, internal medicine and dental procedures. The facilities are state of the art with the best equipment and an amazing team. Combining all of the services enables them to ensure all your pet’s needs are met. They offer a 24-hour staff so your pet is never left alone. Mention this listing and receive your first wellness exam for free! See ad on page 11.

• Grooming School O.C. Academy of Pet Styling O.C. Academy offers a state-certified grooming school. For details, see Career Training on page 34; ad on page 21.

groomers Grooming services, 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.

• Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com 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 on page 15 with coupons. • Kind To Canines 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com Let your dog be pampered while being groomed, and have a day of play at Kind to Canines, where dogs socialize together rather than being stuck in a crate all day. They specialize in grooming products that are primarily green and eco-friendly. See ad on page 29; coupon on page 35. • 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 www.launderpet.com Full-service grooming, food and supplies are offered more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


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. 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 on this page; coupon on page 31. • 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 page 20. • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) www.pawschateau.com 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 Day and Overnight Care. See ad with discount coupon on page 13. • TOP DOG - barkery, bath, boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (866) TOP-DOG1 www.topdogbarkery.net Let the pampering begin! Your dog receives topnotch treatment in their 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 “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. Call today for an appointment. See ad on page 27. • Wagly Pet Campus 30202 Esperanza, RSM  (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin (714) 970-4200 www.wagly.com Two state-of-the-art pet campuses offering grooming, boarding, veterinary care, daycare and training––all under one roof! Caring, gentle and experienced dog groomers offer breedcuts, puppy cuts, shavedowns, bath and brushout, dematting, skin care, furminator treatments, and nail and ear care. Your pup will receive expert care and handling; their more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

goal is to ensure a stress-free grooming experience. See ad on page 11. • Wags to Whiskers 5505 E. Stearns St., Long Beach (562) 430-5161 www.wagsgrooming.com Wags to Whiskers has been voted “Best Pet Groomer” in Long Beach for years, and again in 2017! Check out their great reviews on Yelp! They specialize in allbreed pet grooming, de-matting, flea treatments, dental care, nail trimming/polishing and the FURminator®. The FURminator helps reduce your pet’s shedding by 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; coupon on page 31. DIY Grooming Locations Also see: Animalia and LaunderPet listed in this section. Bark Bath Self Serve Dog Wash  (949) 514-3264 2263 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa www.barkbath.com Bixby Knolls Car Wash and Pet Wash  (562) 595-6666 Full service car wash and self-serve dog wash. 577 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach. www.tinyurl.com/bixbypetwash Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies  (562) 494-1660 4700 PCH, Long Beach. www.centinelafeed.com Dirty Dog Wash  (714) 960-7002 504 Main St., Ste. C, Huntington Beach www.dirtydogwash.com

EarthWise Pet Huntington Beach  (657) 204-2840 8901 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach www.earthwisepet.com/huntingtonbeach

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

Penny’s Pup Wash  (949) 287-6815 445 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa www.pennyspupwash.com

Doggie Spa  (714) 374-8777 19365 Main St., #103, Huntington Beach www.thedoggiespa.net

Pet Food Express (562) 728-1737 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach www.petfoodexpress.com

Dogtopia of Anaheim  (714) 706-3838 4570 E. Eisenhower Circle, Anaheim. www.dogtopia.com

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poop removal • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) www.petbutler.com 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 Day and Overnight Care. See ad on page 23.

Sudsy Dog (562) 377-1360 6410 E. Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood www.sudsydogwash.net 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. www.supersuds.com The Mud Puppy  (949) 951-3414 22902 Los Alisos, Unit O, Mission Viejo www.ocmudpuppy.com The Paw Spa  (562) 433-1330 4110 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach www.thepawspa.com Your Elegant Pet  (562) 529-8414 4332 South St., Lakewood. www.yourelegantpet.com

identification & licensing Resources for microchips, GPS collars and pet tags for identification, including information about where and how to license your pet. Identification GPS Collars and Trackers - The GPS pet collar/ tracker allows pet owners to locate their cat or dog anytime and anywhere. Most collars can locate a pet 22 petsguide summer/fall 2017

within a mile, display a pet’s position and movement, and track up to three pets simultaneously. Search online for GPS/trackers for purchase.

Santa Ana Licensing  (714) 647-5257 Serves Santa Ana only. 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. www.tinyurl.com/SAanimalcontrol

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. Note: Make sure to keep your contact information up to date. Also see Calendar for low-cost microchip clinics.

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

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 tags or rubber tag silencers. Licensing The following agencies provide licenses for dogs and cats in Long Beach metro and Orange County. Costa Mesa Animal Control  (714) 754-5235 Serves Costa Mesa only. 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.tinyurl.com/costamesapetlicense Dana Point, Garden Grove, Newport Beach and San Clemente Animal Licenses  (800) 738-3463 Also serves Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, Balboa and Monarch Beach. By phone or online only. www. petdata.com

Westminster Animal Control  (714) 548-3201 Serves Westminster and Stanton. 8200 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. www.tinyurl.com/WestminsterAC

parks, beaches & trails

Laguna Beach Animal Shelter  (949) 497-3552 Serves Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods only. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www. puplagunabeach.org

Dog-friendly parks, beaches and trails. 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. Park websites list additional rules and regulations. Trail use requires that all dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Many trails are shared by equestrians, bicyclists and pedestrians. Unless otherwise noted, no water or waste bags are provided, please trek with your dogs prepared and bring your own supplies. Also see Dog Sports and Fitness, and Training Programs.

La Habra Animal Control  (562) 383-4355 Serves La Habra. 150 N. Euclid St., La Habra. www. tinyurl.com/LHanimalcontrol

Note: Check water conditions at dog beaches at brc.healthebay.org, they also have an app available for smart phones.

Long Beach Animal Care Services  (562) 570-7387 Serves Cerritos, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. 7700 E. Spring St. www. longbeach.gov/acs

Anaheim La Palma Dog Park  (714) 765-5191 Open: daily, Tuesday - Sunday, 5 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Monday, noon - 10:30 p.m. 229 W. La Palma Ave., Anaheim. www.lapalmadogpark.com

Garden Grove Animal Care Services  (714) 741-5565 Serves Garden Grove only. 13802 Newhope St., Garden Grove. www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/animalcare Irvine Animal Care Center  (949) 724-7740 Animal adoptions and licensing Irvine pets. 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine. www.cityofirvine.org/animals

Mission Viejo Animal Services Center  (949) 470-3045 Serves Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. www.cmvas.org OC Animal Care Services  (714) 935-6848 See Animal Control on page 13 for a complete list of cities served. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. www.ocpetinfo.com

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. www.ocparks.com/parks/yorba Bellflower Flora Vista Dog Park  (562) 804-1424, Ext. 2268 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 9203 Flora Vista St. www. bellflower.org Brea Brea Wildcatters Dog Park Open: 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Thursday, 7 a.m. - noon more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


for maintenance. Also closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Corner of Valencia Ave. and Santa Fe Road. www.tinyurl.com/breadogpark

dog park. The dog park is open, weekdays, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and weekends, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Golden West St. and Talbert Ave. www.tinyurl.com/HBcentralpark

Carbon Canyon Regional Park  (714) 973-3160 124-acre park with walking/hiking trails, plus a ten-acre grove of Coastal Redwoods. 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea. www.ocparks.com/parks/carbon

Dog Beach  (714) 841-8644 1½ miles of beach where dogs may be off-leash in the water and on wet sand daily, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Metered parking (currency, coins and Visa/MC). Annual parking permit is available; call the Marine Safety Division for rates, (714) 536-5281. Pacific Coast Hwy., between 21st and Seapoint streets. www.dogbeach.org

Buena Park Bellis Dog Park (714) 236-3860 Open: daily, 8 a.m. - dusk; closed Thursday, 8-10 a.m. for maintenance. 7171 8th St., Buena Park. www.tinyurl.com/buenaparkdogpark Ralph B. Clark Regional Park  (714) 973-3170 104-acre park with hiking trials. 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park. www.ocparks.com/parks/ralph Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Bark Park  (714) 754-5300 Open: dawn - 9 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. TeWinkle Park, corner of Arlington Ave. and Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. www.tinyurl.com/costamesabarkpark Talbert Regional Park  (949) 923-2250 North Talbert offers 91 acres and South Talbert is 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. www. ocparks.com/parks/talbert Downey Downey Dog Park  (562) 904-7126 Open: dawn to dusk. Rio San Gabriel Park, 9612 Ardine St., Downey. www.tinyurl.com/downeydogpark Fullerton Craig Regional Park  (714) 973-3180 124-acre park with hiking trails. 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton. www.ocparks.com/parks/ted

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. www.tinyurl.com/santaanarivertrail Wieder Regional Park  (949) 923-2250 24-acre park features hiking trails. 19251 Seapoint Ave. www.ocparks.com/parks/harriett Irvine Central Bark  (949) 724-6833 Open: daily, 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 6405 Oak Canyon, Irvine. www.tinyurl.com/Irvinecentralbark Orange County Great Park  (949) 724-6247 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. www.ocgp.org Laguna Beach Dogs on the Beach  (949) 246-2459 Leashed dogs are allowed on city and county beaches anytime of day through September 10; before 9 a.m. 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. www.tinyurl. com/lagunabeachdogs Laguna Niguel Laguna Niguel Pooch Park  (949) 362-4300 Open: dawn to dusk. 31461 Golden Lantern. www. tinyurl.com/poochpark Laguna Woods Laguna Woods Dog Park  (949) 639-0500 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. Ridge Route at Peralta Drive. Lakewood Home Run Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Rynerson Park, 20711

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-a-half miles round trip, trail head at north end of Laguna Lake Park. www. tinyurl.com/fullertondogfriendlytrails Fullerton Pooch Park  (714) 738-3330 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Wednesdays for maintenance. 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullerton. www. tinyurl.com/fullertonpoochpark Garden Grove The Barking Lot  (714) 741-5200 Open: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Ave. www.tinyurl.com/thebarkinglot Huntington Beach Best Friend Dog Park and Huntington Beach Central Park (714) 536-5486 Central Park offers 350-acres with walking trails and more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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Studebaker Road, Lakewood. (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408. www.tinyurl.com/lakewooddogpark Long Beach (562) 570-6555, (562) 570-3111 www.tinyurl.com/LBdogparks Bixby Park  (562) 570-1601 A new dog park in Alamitos Beach expected to open in early July. Check website for open date and hours. 130 Cherry Ave., Long Beach. Coolidge Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 352 Neece Ave., Long Beach. Downtown Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Lincoln Park, Broadway and Pacific Ave, Long Beach. El Dorado Regional Park and Dog Park More than 660 acres with walking trails. El Dorado West, 2800 Studebaker Road, (562) 570-3225. El Dorado East, vehicle entry: $5-8, cash only, annual passes available. 7550 E. Spring St., (562) 5701771. Dog park is located in El Dorado East, Area II; open daily, dawn to dusk, (562) 570-3150. Jackson Park Dog Park  (562) 570-3100 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 1432 Jackson St., Long Beach. K9 Corner Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Pacific Ave. and 9th St., 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., Long Beach. 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. www.hautedogs.org/beach.html Seaside Dog Zone Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. East Village Arts District, E. Seaside Way and S. Linden Ave., Long Beach. Uptown Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd. Wrigley Heights Dog Park  Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Monday morning closure for maintenance. 3401 Golden Ave., Long Beach. Mission Viejo Oso Creek Trail  (949) 470-3000 Three miles round trip. Be cautious of wildlife, including coyotes and mountain lions. 27301 La Paz Road, Mission Viejo. www.cityofmissionviejo.org Murrieta Water Park for Dogs  (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 booked or completed during 24 petsguide summer/fall 2017

open swim times. All pets need current vaccination records. 25817 Washington Ave., Murrieta. www. countrykennelsca.com Newport Beach Corona Del Mar, Newport and Balboa Beaches  (949) 644-3717 Dogs on six-feet or shorter leashes are allowed on beaches or beach front sidewalks before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., year round. Corona Del Mar State Beach, Iris St. and Ocean Blvd.; Newport and Balboa Beach, Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. www. tinyurl.com/dogsnewportbeaches Newport Beach Dog Park  (949) 644-3151 Open: 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Wednesday morning until 9 a.m. for maintenance. 100 Civic Center Drive. www.tinyurl.com/NBdogpark Upper Newport Bay  (949) 923-2290 1,000 acres of open space and hiking trails. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. www. ocparks.com/parks/newport Orange Irvine Regional Park  (714) 973-6835 Features paved and unpaved walking/hiking trails. Parking, $3-7. 1 Irvine Park Road. www. ocparks.com/irvinepark 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, Orange. www.ocparks.com/parks/santiago Placentia Tri-City Regional Park  (714) 973-3180 40-acre park with paved and natural walking trails. 2301 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia. www. ocparks.com/parks/tri_city_park 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. www.tinyurl.com/abalonepark Ocean Scenic Trails Behind 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. www.tinyurl.com/dogtrailsandbeach 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, Rancho Palos Verdes. www.tinyurl.com/pointvicente Rancho Santa Margarita RSM Dog Park  (949) 216-9700 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Canada Vista Park, 24328 Antonio Pkwy. www.tinyurl.com/dogparkrsm

San Clemente San Clemente Dog Park  (949) 361-8264 Open: 6 a.m. - dusk; closed Tuesday until 1 p.m. for maintenance. 310 Avenida La Pata. www.tinyurl.com/SCdogpark San Onofre State Beach Campsite Dogs must be on a leash, six-feet or shorter, 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. www.sanonofreparksfoundation.org Seal Beach Arbor Dog Park (562) 431-2527 Open: dawn to dusk. License required. 4665 Lampson Ave., Seal Beach. www.tinyurl.com/SBarbordogpark 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. www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland Whittier Whittier Dog Park  (562) 567-9240 Open: daily, sunrise to sunset; closed Thursday, 8-11 a.m. for maintenance. 12206 Philadelphia St., Whittier. www.tinyurl.com/Whittierdogpark Whittier Narrows Recreation Area  (626) 575-5526 823 Lexington-Gallatin Road, South El Monte. www. tinyurl.com/whittiernarrowsdogfun

pet assistance 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. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com 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 on page 15 with coupons. Actors and Others for Animals (818) 755-6045, (818) 755-6323 www.actorsandothers.com Offers financial assistance and referrals for low-income more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


families in greater LA for spay/neuter and emergency veterinary procedures, plus feral cat assistance and petassisted therapy and humane education programs. Advocacy Groups Counseling and referral services for animal abuse or neglect cases. ASPCA www.aspca.org Humane Society of the U.S.  (866) 720-2676 www.humanesociety.org Orange County SPCA  (714) 964-4445 No Empty Bowls pet food pantry offers low-income and homeless persons pet food at four locations, visit their website or call for details. Animal Relief Fund (ARF) provides spay/neuter vouchers for pet cats, dogs or rabbits and also helps with financial assistance for emergency vet care. OCCATS is a feral cat voucher program. Financial and residential restrictions may apply. www.orangecountyspca.org Saddleback Valley Humane Society and SPCA  (949) 262-5859 www.svhsspca.org spcaLA                  (888) 772-5721 www.spcala.com Animal Assistance League of Orange County 15102 Jackson St., Midway City (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.org 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. Friends of Long Beach Animals (562) 988-SNIP (7647) www.folba.org Offers low-cost spay and neuter incentives for lowincome residents of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Provides humane education classes to the school district and Long Beach/Signal Hill civic groups. Plus, supports the adoption of homeless animals. 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. www.tinyurl.com/alteringlocations Fur-Ever Home Rescue See listing in Adoption and Rescue. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org All-volunteer 501(c)3 tax exempt “Military and Veteran Support Organization” (MVSO) trying to assist our active duty service members, wounded warriors, and veterans, through various programs, including the “Pet Foster Home” program. If You Can No Longer Take Care of Your Pet or If You Found or Lost a Pet See Emergency Resources. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

More Low-Cost Services AAA Animal Hospital  (714) 536-6537 Spay and neuter starts at $35 for cats and $110 for dogs (depends on weight and gender). Low-cost vaccines are also available. Walk-ins only. 21632 Newland, Huntington Beach. www.myaaavet.net Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply  (714) 992-2012 Low-cost vaccination clinic offers vaccines, deworming, blood test, physical exams, microchip, etc. Sunday, 4-5:30 p.m. 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim. www. anaheimfeed.com 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. www.communityvet.com Bellflower Pet Hospital and Hotel Vaccination Clinic  (562) 925-5300 Low-cost vaccination clinics every Tuesday - Thursday, 2-4 p.m. Call for fees and appointments. 10326 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower. www.bellflowerpethospital.com Fix Long Beach Provides free spay/neuter for pets (cat/dog) of lowincome Long Beach residents. www.fixlongbeach.com Golden State Humane Society Low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs, starting at $45-50 for cats and $55-75 for dogs. Pets over 30 pounds are $2.50 per pound starting at pound one. Low-cost vaccines and basic veterinary services are offered on a walk-in basis; schedule of fees are listed on their website. Long Beach, 555 E. Artesia Blvd., (562) 423-8406; Garden Grove, 11901 Gilbert St., (714) 638-8111. www.goldenstatehumanesociety.com Kahoots Low-cost vet clinic (exam, vaccines, anesthesia-free dental cleaning, microchipping). First Saturdays, 10 am. - 1 p.m. 18681 Main St., #102, Huntington Beach, (714) 842-1841. www.kahootsfeedandpet.com

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Call for fee details. 1807 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. www.superpetsonline.com Spay Neuter Project of LA  (310) 574-5555 Low-cost spay or neuter services in San Pedro, Pico Rivera and mobile clinics, starting at $59 for cats and $134 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. www.snpLA.org The Pet Rescue Center  (877) 277-7938 Pet Pantry for seniors and the unemployed makes pet food, cat litter, and other pet-related products available for free to those in need. Second Sunday of every month, 10-11 a.m. Applications are available in store and online. 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo. www. thepetrescuecenter.org/pet-pantry

Orange Veterinary Hospital and Tri-City Pet Hospital Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics If your pet is in good health and has had a physical exam from a vet within the past year, then he qualifies for this low-cost alternative to receive vaccines and parasite prevention. Sundays, Orange location: cats, 12-12:30 p.m., dogs, 2-4 p.m.; and Fullerton location: 9-11 a.m. No appointment; first-come, first-served basis. Orange Veterinary Hospital, 1100 W. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 997-8200, www. orangevethospital.com; and Tri-City Pet Hospital, 1145 South Placentia Ave., Fullerton, (714) 8709090, www.tri-citypet.com. Pet Stores The following big-box pet stores offer low-cost vaccination clinics at select locations: Petco, www.petco. com; and Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies, www. centinelafeed.com. Also check with your neighborhood pet store for mobile clinics, find a list in Pet Shops and Boutiques. Super Pets  (714) 633-1841 Monthly vaccination clinic second Sundays, 1-3 p.m. petsguide summer/fall 2017 25


Trinity Pet Hospital  (949) 768-1314 Full-service pet hospital with low-cost spay and neuter services for cats (by gender), starts at $60; and dogs (by weight and gender), starts at $90, plus blood work. 24861 Alicia Pkwy., Ste. D, Laguna Hills. www.lagunapetvet.com Vet Care Pet Clinic  (714) 793-0371 Low-cost spay/neuter for cats start at $50 and $100 for dogs (spay/neuter is based on age and weight). Plus, find the mobile clinic schedule on their website or call, (800) 988-8387. 12453 Valley View St., Garden Grove. www.vetcarepetclinic.com Operation Blankets of Love (818) 402-6586 www.operationblanketsoflove.com They collect, transport and distribute recycled or new pet-related items to animals in shelters and rescue groups. Visit their website for “wanted” items and drop-off locations. Petsguide HQ is a drop-off site for OBOL. If you are an “in-need” rescue, give them a call. Volunteer opportunities available. Pet Assistance Foundation (877) 772-9738 www.petassistancefoundation.org 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 on financial-assistance resources for medical emergencies. Pet Insurance Pet health insurance comes in all shapes and sizes, with the average pet insurance costing only $27 a month. Plans usually have exclusions for pre-existing conditions. Plans can range from covering accidents only to any combination of accidents, illnesses, hereditary and congenital conditions. If you try to enroll after an illness or accident, your pet will be denied coverage. Learn important details about each pet insurance company and find the coverage that gives your pet the best chance at a longer, healthier life. Pay close attention to things like annual limits, benefit schedule, co-pays, congenital conditions, deductibles, exclusions, hereditary conditions, and more. Be sure to ask about discounts. Compare pet insurance rates and benefits through the following websites: www.petinsurancereview. com and www.petinsuranceu.com. • Farmer’s Pet Insurance through Pets Best (909) 597-7797 www.petsbest.com Pets are not just animals to anyone, they’re family. Just like any other family member, when it comes to medical treatments and paying medical bills, we take a big gulp, close our eyes, and hand over our credit cards. With Farmer’s Pet Insurance through Pets Best, they’re here to take a part of that burden off your hands. Their plans cover accidents, illness, and even routine care. Contact them at (909) 597-7797 for more information and help finding the right plan for your furry friend. See ad on page 19. 26 petsguide summer/fall 2017

PoundWishes www.poundwishes.com Works with rescues and shelters to give homeless pets a second chance. Roadie - Ride Sharing Service for Pets www.roadie.com/pet-transport From getting pets to the vet, groomer, doggie daycare, or moving cross country, Roadie is a new ridesharing service for transporting pets, available in all 50 states. Pet owners can take advantage of the benefits—like the ability to personally select their pet’s driver, track them in real-time on the app, the convenience of door-to-door delivery and 24/7 customer support. RUFF Rescue (949) 580-1092 www.ruffrescue.org Helps pets and owners with financial assistance for veterinary care, including spay/neuter vouchers. They also support rescues from high-kill shelters. The Pet Care Center Los Angeles 2009 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles (323) 294-4030 www.thepetcarecenter.org A full service, non-profit veterinary hospital that will never turn away a patient for their inability to pay. Not a free clinic, but relies on donated funds and community support.

pet shops & boutiques Retail stores providing food and supplies for animals. • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com 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. Animalia specializes in raw, super premium and organic diets for dogs and cats. Raw food and fresh refrigerated food are available, along with highquality treats provided by local bakers; nutritional supplements, too. 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. Also see Groomers. See ad on page 27; coupon on page 30. Bird Stores See Birds and Reptiles 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 www.launderpet.com 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 21; coupon on page 31. Reptiles and Exotics Stores See Birds and Reptiles for stores that specialize in reptiles, amphibians, tortoises, arachnids and more. • TOP DOG - barkery, bath, boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (866) TOP-DOG1 www.topdogbarkery.net 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!” See ad on page 27. More Pet Stores Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply  (714) 992-2012 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim www.anaheimfeed.com Blacksmith’s Corner  (562) 531-0386 17647 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower www.tinyurl.com/blacksmithcorner Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies Costa Mesa, 2320 Harbor Blvd., (714) 540-4036; Lakewood, 4243 Woodruff Ave., (562) 608-4007; and Long Beach, 4700 PCH, (562) 494-1660. Long Beach also offers doggie daycare and DIY grooming. www.centinelafeed.com Chateau Le Pooch Store and Spa (714) 482-0452 860 W. Imperial Hwy., Ste. M, Brea www.chateaulepooch.com Circle Pet and Tropical Fish Center (562) 597-0619 2201 Redondo Ave., Signal Hill. www.circlepetlongbeach.com more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


Coast Pet Supply  (949) 497-6580 880 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach www.coastpetsupplyandgrooming.com

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

Collar and Leash Pet Shop  (714) 530-4490 9772 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove www.collarandleashpetshop.com

Pet Food Express  (562) 728-1737 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach www.petfoodexpress.com

Dogma Irvine, 6755 Quail Hill Pkwy., (949) 737-5950; and Newport Coast, 21113 Newport Coast Drive, (949) 640-6072. www.dogmaoc.com

Petian  (714) 992-5030 235 N. Euclid St., Fullerton. www.petian.net

EarthWise Pet Huntington Beach  (657) 204-2840 8901 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach www.earthwisepet.com/huntingtonbeach Feed Barn  (949) 548-3151 2300 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa Furly’s Pet Supply  (949) 707-5060 26321 Dimension Drive, Lake Forest www.furlys.com Healthy Paws  (562) 902-5700 11151 First Ave., Whittier www.healthypawsstore.com Healthy Spot Costa Mesa, 1880 Newport Blvd., (949) 877-0350; Long Beach, 6433 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Unit A-5, (562) 596-6800; Silverlake, 2550 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, (424) 305-5300. www.healthyspot.com Kahoots  (714) 842-1841 18681 Main St., #102, Huntington Beach www.kahootsfeedandpet.com Kriser’s Brea, 3341 E. Imperial Hwy., (657) 444-2766; Irvine, 5365 Alton Pkwy., (949) 551-4100; Laguna Niguel, 23894 Aliso Creek Road, (949) 360-0145; and Newport Beach, 1044 Irvine Ave., (949) 515-0000. www. krisers.com Local Pet Market  (714) 962-9272 18900 Beach Blvd., #109, Huntington Beach www.localpetmarket.com Long Beach spcaLA Marketplace    (562) 570-4926 Proceeds benefit spcaLA’s shelter pets. 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach. www.spcala.com

PetSmart  (800) 738-1385 More than 20 locations throughout Long Beach metro and Orange County. Veterinary services and grooming also offered. www.petsmart.com Pets Plus 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) 248-3400; Torrance, 17440 Crenshaw Blvd., (310) 719-7088. www.petsplusca.com

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Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop (562) 531-2871 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. Additional location in Culver City. www.adoptandshop.org Naked Dog Bistro  424 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach www.nakeddogbistro.com

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Paw Shoppe Pet Center (562) 425-5131 6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach www.pawshoppepetcenter.com Petco  (888) 824-7257 30+ locations throughout greater Long Beach and Orange County. www.petco.com more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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The Sand Bar Pet Shop  (949) 768-0422 25571 Marguerite Pkwy., #1-J, Mission Viejo www.sandbarpet.com 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; San Clemente, 979 Avenida Pico, (949) 498-2107. www.petco.com Wiener Dog Store  (714) 402-7327 Hosts wiener dog races. 7561 Center Ave., #38, Huntington Beach. www.wienerdogstore.com Wild’s Animal Supplies Dana Point, 32880 Pacific Coast Hwy., #30, (949) 488-0025; and Laguna Niguel, 27932 La Paz Road, Ste. A, (949) 831-8678. Your Elegant Pet  (562) 529-8414 4332 South St., Lakewood www.yourelegantpet.com

shelters 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, see Emergency Resources under Emergency and Health Services. Also see Adoption and Rescue for rescues that accept ownerrelinquished 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 have restrictions on incoming animals brought in by the public; however, they accept any animals brought to them by animal control.

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Most shelters practice euthanasia for a variety of reasons and circumstances. There are few true nokill facilities. All shelters work with rescue groups, sanctuaries and other animal-welfare organizations to find families for homeless animals.

Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita only. Staff is available after hours for emergency services only. Applications required for owner-relinquished pets; fee applies.

If you can no longer take care of your pet or if you found or lost a pet, see Emergency Resources for tips on what to do.

Newport Beach Animal Shelter Home Free Rescue and Sanctuary 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (949) 644-3656 www.tinyurl.com/nbanimalshelter Newport Beach Police Department provides care to found animals in Newport Beach only. Donations and volunteers needed.

If you are concerned about the life of an animal, ask about the shelter’s policy before you take the animal in. Many adoption and rescue organizations offer advice and/or referrals about found/ lost/stray animals (see Adoption and Rescue for a list of organizations). Coastal Animal Services Authority 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente (949) 492-1617 www.tinyurl.com/danapointshelter 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 www.cityofirvine.org/animals Available animals for adoption. Provides for stray animals found within Irvine only. Accepts Irvine resident owner-relinquished pets by appointment; fee applies. Foster opportunities available. LA County Downey Animal Shelter 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey (562) 940-6898 www.tinyurl.com/downeyshelter A branch of the LA Department of Animal Care provides temporary care for 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 www.puplagunabeach.org 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 E. Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-7387 www.longbeach.gov/acs 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 listing in this section for more information). Volunteer opportunities available. Mission Viejo Animal Services Center 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 470-3045 www.cmvas.org, www.dawg.org Provides care for stray animals from Mission

OC Animal Care Services 561 The City Drive South, Orange (714) 935-6848 www.ocpetinfo.com 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 ownerrelinquished pets; fee applies. Orange County Humane Society 21632 Newland Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 536-8480 www.ochumanesociety.com Provides care for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Costa Mesa and Garden Grove. Seal Beach Animal Care Center 1700 Adolfo Lopez Drive, Seal Beach (562) 430-4993 www.sbacc.org 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 www.seaaca.org 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 lowcost vaccinations to the public. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-7722 www.spcaLA.com 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 listing in this section). Does not accept owner-relinquished pets or animals brought in by the public. Volunteer opportunities available. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


DASH Dog Agility Sport Handlers www.dashagility.com Regular practice sessions, mentoring program, workshops and seminars, lending library, and annual AKC and CPE competitions.

training Dog sports, service and therapy animals, and training programs for basic manners, advanced tricks, and behavior correction.

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dog sports & fitness Dog-sport classes and clinics. Also see: Parks, Beaches and Trails for places to take your dog, and Training Programs, including city recreation departments for sports classes. All-Breed Herding Training www.faswebdesign.com/jerstew/index.htm Classes to teach all breeds of dogs how to herd sheep. Jerome Stewart teaches two hour classes ($40) once a  week in Long Beach. No previous experience necessary. Email: jerstew@verizon.net. American Treibball Association (303) 718-7705 www.americantreibballassociation.org Treibball is a reward-based communication game between dog and handler which uses a combination of classic obedience and herding cues. Find local trainers, rules about the sport and more on their website.

Disc Dogs in Southern California www.d2isc.com D2ISC organizes play days/clinics for members and prospective members. They also run disc dog competitions which are open to both club members and non-club members. The D2ISC demonstration team performs for dog-related charities, humane societies, and events. Visit their website for clinic dates, event schedules and contact information. Dog Sports Facilities Classes may include recreational and competition agility, Frisbee, obedience, rally, conformation, musical freestyle, K9 nose work, flyball and treibball. Jump Start Dog Sports - Yorba Linda, (714) 9851555, www.jumpstartdogsports.com. Wags & Wiggles - Tustin, (714) 368-7077; and Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 635-9655, www.wagsandwiggles. com. Zoom Room - Huntington Beach, (714) 7949663, www.zoomroomonline.com. Flyball Flyball is a relay race/agility-based team sport for dogs. Local teams include: Surf City Flyball - Classes and tournaments, www.surfcityflyball.com. The Woof Gang Flyball Team - Local classes for the novice and expert, www.woofgangflyballclub.com. For more information, visit the North American Flyball Association at www.nafaflyball.com. • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) www.pawschateau.com 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. See ad with discount coupon on page 13.

• Basic Obedience • Puppy Socialization • Advanced Training • Problem Solving • In-Home Training

• Tranquil Pet, Canine Aquatics & Holistic Healing (310) 370-9241 www.tranquilpet.com Do you own a pool? Does your dog “run around” the pool, barking at everyone because he or she is afraid of the water? Have a performance or service dog? Does your dog need to lose weight? Or, does your dog just love to swim? Elderly? Arthritic? Pre/post surgical? Then Tranquil Pet’s warm water pool is the place for your dog. Animal Massage, Reiki and Pet First-Aid classes also offered (for more details, see Therapy/Rehab). See ad on page 16. Urban Mushing www.urbanmushing.com Mushing-type activities include dog scootering, carting, bikejoring, canicross, skijoring, weight-pulling and dogsledding. Local clinics and meetings are offered. Monthly newbie classes available.

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service & therapy animals Programs and organizations that sponsor and/ or train service or therapy animals. • Beagles and Buddies 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley (626) 444-9664 www.beaglesandbuddies.org Beagles and Buddies’ Dogs Help Heal Center partners with MentalHealthDogs.net to provide service, therapy and emotional support companion dogs to the disabled, PTSD veterans, victims of violence, depressed, unemployed, seniors, stressed students and others in need. Dr. Rhonda McCloud, Psy.D, administers behavior testing to determine which

• In-Kennel Training • Pre Puppy Set-Ups • Training with Kids • AKC Good Citizen Training • K-9 Socialization

Now offering full service grooming! Dan Atkinson, Certified Trainer (714) 545-2404 • www.KindtoCanines.com more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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Contact the following city recreation departments for programs: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lakewood, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Orange, San Clemente, Seal Beach, Tustin, Westminster, Whittier and Yorba Linda.

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www.animaliapetspecialty.com dogs are good candidates for training. In addition to her many years of experience in this field, Dr. McCloud is calm, caring, and offers effective training techniques for both canines and humans. Their very beneficial class on Loss and Grieving will be offered in the fall. Please contact B&B to enroll in classes or to apply for a trained dog. Also see Adoption and Rescue. See ad on page 5. Service Animals The following organizations provide referrals, information, training and/or service animals, plus ongoing support. Volunteer opportunities available. Canine Angels  (888) 592-6457 Places professionally-trained assistance dogs with children and young adults (5-25) that have physical and developmental disabilities. www.canine-angels.org Canine Companions  (800) 572-2275 Provides free, trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, plus ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Donations welcome and volunteer opportunities (including puppy raising) available. www.cci.org Canine Support Teams  (951) 301-3625 Provides specially trained assistance/service dogs to people with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational independence. Ask about PAWZ for Wounded Veterans, Prison Pups Program and how to become a puppy raiser. www. caninesupportteams.org Dogs4Diabetics  (925) 246-5785 Provides quality medical alert dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement and follow-up services. www.dogs4diabetics.com Guide Dogs for the Blind  (800) 295-4050 Provides guide dogs free of charge to individuals with impaired sight. Volunteers and puppy raisers needed. www.guidedogs.com Guide Dogs of America  (818) 362-5834 Provides guide dogs and instruction, free of charge, to the blind and visually impaired. Donations welcome and puppy raising opportunities available. www.guidedogsofamerica.org Paws With a Cause  (800) 253-7297 Enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities through custom-trained assistance dogs. PAWS increases awareness of the

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16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach 714.377.7630 rights and roles of assistance dog teams through education and advocacy. Foster homes and puppy raisers needed. www.pawswithacause.org Therapy Animals Organizations that sponsor therapy animals that work with schools, libraries, hospitals and convalescent homes. Some city recreation departments offer therapy training for dogs. BARK Therapy Dogs  (562) 235-8835 BARK 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 regularly and provide all supplies. They are a recognized AKC Therapy Dog group. www.barkdogs.org Orange County SPCA  (714) 964-4445 Offers four pet-assisted therapy programs. PAWS dogs (Pets Are Wonderful Support) and their owners visit hospitals, assisted living facilities, women’s shelters, and children’s homes throughout Orange County. The Canine Literacy program helps reduce the anxiety students feel when reading aloud. Kindness Kids is a humane education program for grades K-5. PANDA is an innovative program with the Orange County District Attorney’s office where dogs comfort child victims of abuse while their cases are being prepared for trial. www.orangecountyspca.org 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. LA, OC and San Diego counties. www. petprescriptionteam.com

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training programs Behavior training for dogs. Also see Dog Sports and Fitness in this section and Parks, Beaches and Trails for places to take your dog. City Recreation Department Training Classes City recreation departments offer a variety of lowcost dog-training classes, contact for programs. Classes may include Dog Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning Flyball, Beginning Frisbee, K9 Work and Play, Canine Agility and more.

• Kind to Canines Obedience Training 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com A range of obedience training options to best suit you and your pet. From puppy socialization to problem solving, they do it all. Their in-home training program allows you to be hands-on with your dog’s training from the start. Don’t have the time? They also have training at their kennel located in Newport Beach for 100% obedience in all commands. Whatever the problem, Kind to Canines has a positive solution. Visit their website for in-depth case studies, alumni and testimonials. Also see Day and Overnight Care, and Groomers. See ad on page 29; coupon on page 35. • Sea Spot Walk (949) 910-6048 www.seaspotwalk.com/obediencetraining Training your dog can mean the difference between a stressful, anxious, difficult pet and a loving, enjoyable relationship. Dogs and humans communicate in very different ways and Sea Spot Walk is here to bridge that gap! With positive, effective training techniques, they can help solve problem behaviors, teach basic obedience, and show you how to maintain these lessons. They offer a free consultation to determine your dog’s training needs and create a program that works for you. All training sessions are approximately one hour in length and are held in the client’s home or a nearby location depending on the client’s needs. Also see Day and Overnight Care. See ad on page 10. • TOP DOG - barkery, bath, boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (866) TOP-DOG1 www.topdogbarkery.net Puppy Training Basics, “Kindergarten” classes are held every Tuesday 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 pups up to 7 months of age, including sit, stay, down, etc. Four one hour classes for just $99. Call for more information. See ad on page 27. • Wagly Pet Campus 30202 Esperanza, RSM  (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin  (714) 970-4200 www.wagly.com Two state-of-the-art pet campuses offering training, boarding, veterinary care, daycare and grooming–– all under one roof! 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. See ad on page 11. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


ongoing Adoption Events Visit www.petsguidemagazine.com for additional adoption events, updated regularly. • Beagles and Buddies Open house-style mobile adoptions in Costa Mesa, Irvine, San Gabriel and other venues. Email an application in advance, so the rescue can get to know adopters before a visit, to help make a good match. The beauty of visiting B&B’s sanctuary is that you can see all currently adoptable dogs (up to 90), as well as the Dogs Help Heal Center, where there are several playgrounds for you to meet and greet dogs in private settings. You are invited to bring your current dog(s) with you too. Find maps/directions for their mobile adoptions and other special events on their website. B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary, 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley. (626) 444-9664. www.beaglesandbuddies.com. See ad on page 5. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 528-4730. www.coastalgsr.org. See ad on page 5. • German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 974-7762. www.gsroc.org. See ad on page 5. • Southern California Bulldog Rescue Second Saturdays: Meet adoptable bulldogs and save a life. Monthly adoption day and meeting of adoptable English Bulldogs. 9-11 a.m. 434 S. Tustin St., Orange. www.socalbulldogrescue.org. See ad on page 6. • Animalia’s Food Drive and Teeth Cleaning 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach. (714) 377-7630. www.animaliapetspecialty.com. See ad on page 27; coupon on page 30. 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: Low-cost anesthesia-free teeth cleaning and polish. There is a vet on site that gives a check-up (included) and vaccines are available for purchase. BARK Therapy Dogs Ongoing: Kids increase their reading skills and selfconfidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. If you have a friendly, well-behaved dog, read through the testing requirements on their website and schedule testing to join a BARK team. Days, times and locations vary. www.barkdogs.org

CALENDAR tion desk when visiting for daily schedule. Check site for dates and times. Free. 12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista. www.annenbergpetspace.org/events Crumbs and Whiskers Ongoing: Visit Los Angeles’ first cat cafe—a coffee shop with rescue cats who are available for adoption. Make a reservation online, then hang out with cats while sipping on coffee or tea. Monday - Tuesday, and Thursday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. Closed Wednesday. Weekday reservations: $22; weekend reservations, $25. 7924 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 879-9389. www.crumbsandwhiskers.com Free Pet Care Workshop for Kids in Torrance First Sundays: During this 25-minute workshop kids (4-9) learn basic dog grooming and care, including dog anatomy, brushing, de-shedding, combing, ear cleaning, and nail filing. Plus, information on general animal care, including feeding and poop cleaning. Do not bring your own dog, they will provide stuffed dogs for the kids. Parent 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) 3508274. www.bubblespetspa.homestead.com Holiday Photo Shoots for Small Animals with Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue Ongoing: Throughout the year, the Bunny Bunch hosts photo shoots to raise money for the rescue. Holidays include Valentine’s Day, Bunny Bunch Picnic (May), 4th of July or Life’s a Beach (June or July), Halloween, and Christmas and Hanukkah. 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. www.bunnybunch.org • Monthly Pup Meet-UP’s at TOP DOG - barkery, bath, boutique Sundays: “Sunday Funday” when you book the date to come in with your group for two free hours of hang-out fun. Dogs enjoy the new doggie daycare room plus free samples. Pacific City, 21010 Pacific

Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. (866) TOP-DOG1. www.topdogbarkery.net. See ad on page 27. Paws and Pages at PetSpace Sundays: Help your young reader build communication skills and self-confidence by reading with adoptable pets or listening to a story. Check-in at the reception desk when visiting for daily schedule. Noon - 12:30 p.m. 12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista. www.annenbergpetspace.org/events Pet Grief Support Group in Lake Forest Wednesdays: Certified professional life coach Laura Lesneski, specializing in Pet Grief, offers a support group every week. 7-8:30 p.m. 23072 Lake Center Drive, Ste. 209, Lake Forest. (949) 554-5971. www. petgrieflifecoach.com • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County Saturdays: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, the support group meets at 12:30 p.m., the first or second Saturday of each month. No reservations required. $25 or pay what you can (PWYC). 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612. (949) 650-2442. www.time4therapy.com. See ad on page 16. The Dog Cafe LA Wednesday - Sunday: America’s first Dog Cafe is 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. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. $15 for 55 minutes. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Kids under the age of 5 are not permitted. Kids (5-17) must be with a parent/legal guardian. 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. (323) 485-4077. www. thedogcafela.com The Pet Rescue Center’s Pet Pantry for Seniors and Unemployed  Second Sundays: See listing in Pet Assistance for details. 10-11 a.m. 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo. www.thepetrescuecenter.org/pet-pantry • Your Animals Best Friend 15392 Assembly Lane, Ste. A, Huntington Beach (714) 898-5800 www.youranimalsbestfriend.com Your Animals Best Friend offers the following programs throughout the year. See ad on page 13.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of PetSpace Ongoing: Take a unique behind-the-scenes tour with the PetSpace staff and view the inner workings of the health center for an exclusive look at PetFit, the operating room, and more. Check-in at the recepmore at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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• Pet Utopia 3 Tiers Into 1 (503) 730-0079 www.3tiersinto1.com Pet Utopia organizes all of your pets’ belongings in one location, in one beautiful piece of furniture. Not only is it a decorative storage system for all of your pet supplies, it includes a pullout dried food dispenser that can be put away and out of sight when not in use. There are also handy hooks to store your leashes on, and easily grab when it’s time to take your dog out for their walks. Designed and hand-built locally in California, each piece is made-to-order—a true piece of craftsmanship. Pet Utopia is made of solid wood, and can be made in natural, cherry, and espresso woods. It can also be stained to match a color you like from your kitchen, or wood floor. Because Pet Utopia is built to last, it can be passed on to the next generation as a gift. See ad on page 33. • Safe Kennel (949) 540-9234 Coyotes are found in all areas of Orange County, and your neighborhood is no exception. Several residents have lost their pets to these skilled predators. Keep your pets safe with Safe Kennel. This steel, fully enclosed pet kennel is the best there is when it comes to keeping your pets safe. It works for small, intermediate and large pets. The black coat finish is perfect for any backyard setting and offers complete protection for your pets. Free delivery to any location in Orange County; can be delivered within 7-10 days. Includes one-year limited warranty. Patent-pending. See ad on page 23. • The Antser LLC (925) 686-4437 www.theantser.com Stop ants. The Antser is the universal platform that keeps ants off of whatever you put on it! It prevents ant infestation without pesticides; it works with your pets’ favorite bowl; and has a patented internal water barrier. The Antser is made in the USA and offers a 30-day, moneyback guarantee. See ad on page 33. • Tiny Bird Studios - Sarah Redinger (909) 856-5698 www.tinybirdstudio.com Tiny Bird Studio is a small, one-woman studio specializing in pet portraits. The artist, Sarah, is a local Southern Californian and a self-taught artist who loves all animals, especially her parakeet and scruffy rescued dog. All the portraits are created based on a photograph that you submit. The work is done in pastel, which is like a chalky crayon, on a stiff board. All animals welcome, not just cats and dogs! See ad on page 33. 32 petsguide summer/fall 2017

Ongoing: Kids Talk Dogs Club - 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. Ongoing: Photo Sessions - Remember your best friend for a lifetime! Pet-photo sessions are available with a professional photographer. Please call for a customized quote and availability.

july • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County July 8: See “Ongoing” for more details. German Heritage Day Wiener Dog Races July 9: Its 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. Also offered August 20 at the Plum Festival, throughout Octoberfest, September 10 - October 29, and December 3. Sunday, 2 p.m. Free admission. Old World in Huntington Beach, 7561 Center Ave. (714) 898-5111. www.wienerdogstore. com, www.oldworld.ws 11th Annual Dog Day Afternoon at the Cathedral in Downtown LA July 12: 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, $8. RSVP on their website. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Plaza, 555 West Temple St., Los Angeles. www.downtownla.com Annual Shiba Club Summer Picnic and Fundraiser in Anaheim July 15: Join the club for games, a raffle, food and a silent auction to benefit rescued Shiba and Jindo dogs. The club’s mission is to find homes for rescued Shibas and Jindos, assisting in veterinary care and mobile pick up from owners who need to surrender their dog. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $5 park entrance fee. Yorba Regional Park, shelter #4, 7600 E. La Palma, Anaheim. (310) 328-4972. www.shibaclubofsocal.com Catopia at OC Animal Care Services July 15: Join OC Animal Care Services as they celebrate cats! There will be lots of adorable kittens and wonderful adult cats available for adoption. OC Animal Care Services will provide fee-free adoptions (does not include license or microchip). Saturday, call for times. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. www.ocpetinfo.com  • TranquilPet’s Dog Day Afternoon in Gardena July 16: Visit Dog Day Afternoon, a TranquilPet sponsored event, including dog swim and trick

demonstrations, dog massage tips, a free light lunch, silent auction, raffles, giveaways, and more. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free when you register online or $5 donation at the door. Camp Run-AMutt Doggie Daycare, 945 W. 190th St., Gardena. (310) 370-9241. www.tranquilpet.com/events. See ad on page 16. Foster Class in Long Beach July 22: 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 to be placed into forever homes. Potential foster parents must fill out and submit an application prior to attending a foster class (found at www.spcala.org). Also offered August 20, September 16 and October 22. Saturday, 10 a.m. - noon. P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Education Center, 7700 E. Spring St. www.spcala.com/events Wiener Dog Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course July 22: During this 22nd annual event, dachshunds will 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. The first race begins at 6:30 p.m., with the championship race at approximately 9:15 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Adults, $3; kids (17 and under), free. Los Alamitos Race Course, 4961 Katella Ave., Cypress. (714) 820-2690. www.tinyurl.com/wienernationals • Laugh-A-Bull, Annual Comedy Fest, Benefitting SoCal Bulldog Rescue July 23: Includes buffet, general admission seating and comedy show. Arrive early for the preshow “Red Carpet Photo Session.” All proceeds benefit Southern California Bulldog Rescue. $40 at the door. The Hacienda, 1725 College Ave., Santa Ana. See ad on page 6. Annual Benefit for the Animals in Long Beach July 27: 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 Guys and Dolls. Thursday, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. (562) 988-7647. $30. Purchase tickets online. www.friendsoflongbeachanimals. org, www.tinyurl.com/FOLBeventbrite Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point July 27: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes romping and playing on The Dana Lawn. Canines enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver-flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines, with proceeds going to support the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter. Also offered August 24 and September 28. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5038. www.thediamondball.org/yappy-hour more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


august Dog Days of Summer at the Fullerton Market August 3: Tonight is a night just for the dogs! Bring your furry friend to the Fullerton Market for a night of dog contests, demonstrations, dog-related vendor booths and more. A DJ will be performing throughout the night. Thursday, 4-8:30 p.m. Free. Fullerton Downtown Plaza, 121 E. Wilshire Ave., Fullerton. (714) 7386545. www.tinyurl.com/fullertonmarketdays Beach Blanket Bassets August 12: 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 Rycroft Ave.) (949) 4849065. www.bassethoundrescue.org • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County August 12: See “Ongoing” for details. CatCon LA August 12-13: CatConLA is a two-day weekend event celebrating ground-breaking products and ideas in art and design, pop culture, and attitude… for cat people. Part expo, part symposium, CatConLA showcases the world’s top cat-centric merchandise, including furniture, art, toys and clothing for those who possess a great love of the feline, as well as conversations with some of the top cat experts in the world. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit website for ticket prices. Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Feline family members will not be allowed into this event. www.catconla.com Low Cost Vaccination Clinic August 15: The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center will conduct a public low-cost animal vaccination and microchip clinic for pet owners in Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills. For more information and price list, visit www.cmvas.org. Tuesday, 5:30-8 p.m. 28095 Hillcrest. (949) 4703045. www.cmvas.org Clear the Shelters Event at OCACS August 19: Help the Orange County Animal Care Services “clear the shelter” by adopting a new family member. $17 adoptions (does not include license or microchip). Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. www.ocpetinfo.com The Westie Boat Parade August 19: Cruise Newport Harbor in electric boats to raise money for Westie Rescue OC. Each boat will have a captain who guarantees a safe, fun 1½ hour tour. Seating is limited to 8-9 people and 4-5 Westies per boat. Dogs must be on a more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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. Newport Harbor, 3101 West Coast Hwy., #160, Newport Beach. www.westierescueoc.com Drag Queen Bingo Pug Fundraiser in LA August 20: Join Pug Nation Rescue of LA for a fun fundraiser with $20 bingo. Sunday, 6-8 p.m. Hamburger Mary’s, 8288 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. Pug Nation Rescue of LA, (310) 327-7871. www.pugnationla.org Foster Class at South Bay August 20: See “July 22” for details. Sunday, 10 a.m. - noon. South Bay Pet Adoption Center, 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne. www.spcala.com/events Wiener Dog Races at Plum Festival in Huntington Beach August 20: See “July 9” for details. Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point August 24: See “July 27” for details. National Dog Day August 26: Celebrate your four-legged friends today on National Dog Day. It’s as easy as giving them a big hug and kiss (if they like that sort of affection)! Make it a special day with your favorite canine or canines. Go to a favorite place or try somewhere new! www.nationaldogday.com

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career training - groomer • O.C Academy of Pet Styling 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton. (714) 883-3440 www.ocacademyofpetstyling.net 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 Grooming method of teaching, which is celebrating over 50 years of grooming education. 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 page 21.

september • Dog Dayz of Summer Bark-BQ at TOP DOG September/October: Join in for a post-summer celebration of fresh-off-the-grill hot dogs for dogs and people! Call for date. TOP DOG - barkery, bath and boutique, Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. (866) TOP-DOG1. www.topdogbarkery.net. Labor of Love Adoption Event September 2: Join OC Animal Care Services for free adoptions (does not include licensing and microchip). Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. www.ocpetinfo.com  • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County September 9: See “Ongoing” for details. Wine and Brew for the Rescue September 9: Join Priceless Pets at a private residence in Chino Hills for a Wine and Brew fundraiser to help animals, featuring a casino night with dinner, live music, auctions and a raffle. Saturday, 6-11 p.m. $75 per person (21+). www.pricelesspetrescue.org Octoberfest Wiener Dog Races September 10 - October 29: See “July 9” for details. Foster Class in Long Beach September 16: See “July 22” for details.

Surf City Surf Dog September 22-24: Enjoy “3-Days of Doggone Fun” at the Annual Unleashed Surf City Surf Dog. Friday night is the opening ceremonies, including Yappy Hour and a costume contest. Saturday features a SUP with Your Pup hosted by Pirate Coast Paddle Company. Sunday is the world-famous Surf Dog Competition at Huntington Beach Dog Beach. 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 100 Goldenwest St. and PCH. www.tinyurl.com/surfcitydog Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point September 28: See “July 27” for details.

october Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade October: 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. Call for date, time, and location. www.Howloween.info • Howl’oween Party and Costume Contest at TOP DOG - barkery, bath, boutique October: Join TOP DOG for fun festivities including a party with free samples and prizes for costumes. Plus, professional photo session; costume prizes at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Call for date. Free to attend. Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. (866) TOP-DOG1. www.topdogbarkery.net.

Annual Crusty Classic, UFO Local and Golden State Championship in Lancaster October 7-8: This event determines the Best Disc Dog team in the West as well as the Golden State Champion for 2017. For more information, visit their website. Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park, 43011 N. 10th St. West, Lancaster. www.d2isc.com/calendar.htm • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County October 14: See “Ongoing” for details. Race for the Rescues in Los Angeles October 14: Join the 12th 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 that annually save the lives of thousands of dogs, cats and horses. 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, 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 tax deductible donation. Saturday, 7 a.m. - noon. $1555. Visit their website for schedule and to register. Rose Bowl Pasadena, 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena. www.racefortherescues.org Falling in Love Adoption Event at OC Animal Care Services October 21: Join OC Animal Care Services for discounted adoptions (does not include licensing and microchip). Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. www. ocpetinfo.com  Foster Class at South Bay October 22: See “July 22” for details. Sunday, 10 a.m. - noon. (323) 730-5300. 12910 Yukon Ave., Hawthorne. www.spcala.com/events Yappy Howl-O-Ween Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point October 26: Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of HowlO-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show. Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Contest entry, $10 per canine. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5038. www.thediamondball.org/yappy-hour 6th Annual Pugtacular in LA October 28: Join Pug Nation Rescue of LA for an afternoon of contests, adoptions, vendors, food and more! Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Torrance Park, 2001 Santa Fe Ave., Torrance. Pug Nation Rescue of LA, (310) 327-7871. www.pugnationla.org National Pit Bull Awareness Day October 28: National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. Visit their website

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and www.petsguidemagazine.com for an event near you. www.nationalpitbullawarenessday.org SoCal Corgi Beach Day in Huntington Beach October 28: Grab your corgi, get on your corgi-kinis, and head to the beach! Visit the main booth to sign-in and grab some merch, then head to the Kissing Booth for smooches, enter raffles to win dog food for a year, enter or watch contests and more! Saturday, 10 a.m. 3 p.m. Huntington Beach Dog Beach, 100 Goldenwest St. www.socalcorgibeachday.com/events 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! Cats always love presents, look through Petsguide to find a pet store to grab a purrfect gift. www.nationalcatday.com

november AFRMA Fancy Rat and Mouse Show November 4: 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. www.afrma.org • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County November 4: See “Ongoing” for details. Santa Claws in the Park in Huntington Beach November 4: 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, 21377 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach. www.westierescueoc.com Animals for Armed Forces Adoption Event in Orange November 11-12: Free adoptions (doesn’t include cost of license or microchip) honoring and thanking dedicated service men and women. Adoption discount applies to active duty, reserve and veterans of all armed forces branches. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. OC Animal Care Services, 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. www.ocpetinfo.com  Friends of El Dorado Dog Park Presents Holiday Bone-Anza November 19: Join an afternoon of playing in the snow, including activities like shopping, food, music, opportunity drawings and more! Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Good Neighbor Park, 2800 Studebaker Road, Long Beach. www.friendsofeldoradodogpark.com

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Wiener Wonderland Dog Races December 3: See “July 9” for details.

december Operation Santa Paws December: An annual collection of pet toys, shelter supplies and treats that are delivered to shelter and rescue dogs and cats. Program details and drop-off locations on the Haute Dog website. Call for date, time, and location. (562) 439-3316. www.hautedogs.org/ santapaws.html • Santa Paws at TOP DOG - barkery, bath, boutique December: Bring your fur babies to visit and take photos with Santa. Photos are free and there are lots of free samples to enjoy. Call for dates and times. Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. (866) TOP-DOG1. www.topdogbarkery.net • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County December 2: See “Ongoing” for details.

Yappy Howl-iday Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point December 3: This festive gathering of canines and their companions provides Fido with the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself— Santa Claus. Plus, treats for canines and humans alike. In keeping with the resort’s Season of Giving, guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, blankets, treats or dog toys to be donated to the shelter. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5038. www. thediamondball.org/yappy-hour Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair at Irvine Animal Care Center December 10: The event features dozens of petrelated vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping and an opportunity drawing. Each animal available for adoption is spayed or neutered, microchipped and evaluated by a veterinarian. Cats and dogs are vaccinated appropriate to age. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Check the website for prices and location.  www. cityofirvine.org/animals

helping kids deal with pet loss ... Pet loss is inevitable and often one of the first ways kids learn about “Big Life Issues” like disease, accidents and mortality. Dr. Mary Gardner from Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice recommends smoothing the process for kids by preparing them for the loss, being open and honest about what’s going on and giving them a chance to say goodbye. Dr. Mary also recommends these ideas for helping kids through the passage: 1. Honor the Pet – This could be in a letter to the pet that can be buried or cremated with the pet, a celebration of life ceremony or even a donation to a shelter or organization of the child’s choosing.

3. Memorialize the Pet – Create a shadow box with pictures, collars, toys, etc. that can help everyone remember the good times. Pet loss counseling and support groups are also available. See the End-ofLife section on page 16 for resources, including home hospice, euthanasia and pet cemeteries.

2. Make a Bucket List – Create a list of all the things you want to do and say to the pet before they pass.

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The Kids and Pets Issue: How to pick the perfect pet. How to teach your kids to care for pets. Plus adoption and rescues, pet sitting, dog t...

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The Kids and Pets Issue: How to pick the perfect pet. How to teach your kids to care for pets. Plus adoption and rescues, pet sitting, dog t...