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Adoption & Rescue.............................5
Going on vacation and want to take your pet? No problem. Want your pet to stay home but aren’t thrilled about leaving them alone? No problem there, either. The world of pets and travel has changed over recent years offering more choices than ever. From Pet Airways, a new pet-only airline to hotel chains with dogfriendly packages, you can now take your dog or cat just about anywhere. And with pet sitters offering “slumber parties,” and pet boarding spas with pools, cabanas and misters, gone is the guilt of leaving them home alone.
Animal Communicators......................8 Aquariums & Ponds............................9 Beaches ............................................10 Birds..................................................10 Boarding & Daycare .........................11 Boutiques & Bakeries.......................14 Breeders ...........................................16 Calendar............................................52 Clubs & Associations .......................16 Coupons ......................................51-56 Dog Sports & Fitness .......................17 Emergency Resources......................19 End of Life.........................................21 Groomers ..........................................22
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This issue of Petsguide is devoted to the ins and outs of pet travel: dos and don’ts, destinations and options. Between the editorial on pages 3 and 4, tips throughout the magazine, and our travel-related chapters (“Boarding and Daycare,” “Pet-Friendly Places,” “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers” and “Travel”) you are on your way to becoming a travel expert. Warn those around you, as you may find yourself quoting airline statistics on the number of lost pets! This summer/fall Petsguide also features new sections: “Pet-Friendly Living,” “Urban Trails” and “Volunteering.” These chapters offer great resources to expand your petcentric life. Not to mention the 26 moneysaving coupons on pages 51-56 to expand your wallet-centric life!
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hen you get down to it, what's the point of travel if you can't share the experience with someone special? A special someone who won't dismiss the sublime majesty of the Grand Canyon as “a big hole.” A special someone who never complains about your car radio presets or asks if you're going to finish your airline peanuts. And it's for those reasons, not to mention issues of personal space and butt-outiness, that more and more people have decided they'd like to share their travel experiences with their pet. According to recent statistics, more than 80 percent of pet owners say they travel with their pets in their car and/or RV. And taking pets with you on a trip that
Travel How-tos, Where-tos, Must-dos, Don’tdos ... and Everything in Between!
requires air travel has become so popular that it has spawned a pet-centric airline called, fittingly enough, Pet Airways, that allows dogs and cats to experience the wonder of inflight magazines. Of course, even when you're not traveling with your pet, you're still traveling with your pet. Because, wherever you are, part of you is with the little fella, wondering how they're doing, if they're safe and healthy and if they are obeying your explicit directions to steer clear of your collectible set of Punky Brewster action figures. I speak from experience. I once cut short a fabulous river rafting trip in Oregon because I got a call from the facility where we had boarded our golden retriever, Tug. We were told Tugger was in a terrible state, having shown no interest in food or life for that matter. We drove non-stop, rushed into the facility where I caught a glance of my nearly dead dog who, upon seeing me, immediately began jumping about, wagging his tail and giving me that unmistakably look of “So, what's for dinner because I am up for anything.” It was at that moment that I realized that I should have taken more time to pick the right boarding situation for Tug. And, indeed, whether you're taking them with you or leaving them with a friend or professional, the thing with travel and pets is not to do anything at the last minute. This requires a good deal of time and thought and should be entered into carefully. You should give yourself plenty of options and, wouldn't
you know it, one of the best places for local pet travel/boarding options is right here in the pages of Petsguide. Have a look, sooner than later. “This should never be a last minute thing,” said Kelli Meadows of the Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital. “This should be well-planned out and researched. There are a lot of things that go into traveling with a pet, or leaving them behind. You really need to prepare well.” Let's start.
BEFORE YOU GO-GO Now, you may be excited about the prospect of showing your beagle the wonders of the world's largest thermometer but is your beagle? (Or your wife? But that's a question for another magazine … and couples therapy, perhaps.) The point is that before you travel with a pet, you should make sure that this is something your pet can do and will enjoy. The most basic consideration is the physical health of the animal. Travel for just about anyone who doesn't own a tour bus and/or private jet is pretty stressful. You're being thrown out of your comfort zone into a strange world, i.e. you could find yourself stuck in a car for hours listening to Wham! But at least you have chosen this and are somewhat aware of the forces at work around you. Your pet has made no such choice and is probably pretty stressed about their new surroundings. Animals, after all, are literally creatures of habit and when they are suddenly taken from the familiar to a situation fraught with stress, raised voices and, heaven help them, George Michaels, it can be terrifying. So, you are going to want to take your pet for a physical before you take a trip. This isn't just recommended, it's required if you're going to be crossing state lines. According to Kelli Meadows, who has worked with vets for 20 years, federal law requires that a pet have a health certificate. If you don't have one, a state health official could put your pet into quarantine. There is another thing to consider, and that is whether your pet has the temperament. If your pet is outgoing, doesn't freak out with new things, they can be good candidates for travel. Of course, you can do things to ease the transition. Animal communicator Terri Steuben says that the usual stresses that accompany an approaching trip can stress out your pets. “If you're anxious and worried, your pets are going to pick up on that right away,” she said. “If you're stressed, your dog is going into guard mode and your cat into fear mode.
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“But you have to listen to them also. If you go out with them on little trips around town, and they're hunkered down yelling all the way, that's probably a hint that you should do something different next time out.” A few books to help with travel preparation: Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA Petbook, available at AAA offices Dogfriendly.com's California and the West Dog Travel Guide, By Tara Kain and Len Kain. Have Dog Will Travel, California Edition By Barbara Whitaker. (Both available at local book stores and www.amazon.com)
BY CAR Now, admit it. When you saw this was about traveling with, or without, your pet you probably jumped ahead to the airline travel bit because that seems mysterious and dangerous and stressful. But travel by car? Easy. Do it all the time. Just throw the pup in the car, let 'em wander about and stick their head out the window and wash the drool off the side of the car when you get home. Yeah, no. The fact is, when you talk to people whose business it is to care for pets you find out that most of us travel
in our cars incorrectly and, to be honest, somewhat dangerously with our pets. So here are the do's and don'ts… mostly don'ts. Don't let your dog or cat just wander about the car. This is not only dangerous for them but for everyone in the car. People who study this kind of stuff say that an unsecured 25-pound
Things are going to happen on road, some of them you'll be able to handle with a properly equipped pet first aid kit. Here's what experts say you should bring along:
3 Powder Styptic (toenail bleeding) 3 Latex Gloves (personal protection from blood) 3 Sterile Gauze Bandage (wrap wounds) 3 Adhesive Tape (secure bandage) 3 Eye & Skin Wash (flush wounds) 3 Triple Antibiotic Ointment (wound) 3 Hydrocortisone Cream (rashes, itching) 3 Iodine Antiseptic wipes (sterilization) 3 Insect sting wipes (apply to insect bites/stings) 3 Gauze Pad (apply to wounds) 3 Scissors (trim hair and cut bandage or tape) 3 Antiseptic Towelettes (clean wound or hands) 3 Cotton Swabs (apply ointments or creams) 3 Pet Care Card (detailed first aid instructions) 3 Pet Emergency Card (record your vet's emergency #'s) 3 Plastic Forceps (splinters/tick removal) dog can become a 1,000-pound mass flying about in a 40 mph crash. That means not only serious injury to the dog but those in the car. Depending on size and body type, dogs can be restrained either by a seatbelt or harness designed specifically for dogs that can be found at any pet store, pet supply Web site or in the “Travel” section on page 46. Similarly an unrestrained cat in a car poses dangers, albeit different ones. A cat should always be in a crate, cage or pet car seat secured by a seatbelt. An unrestrained cat may not pose the flying mass problem of a dog, but they could even be more dangerous if they crawl down around a driver’s feet. And I know it looks cute and it's something we all liked to imitate when we were kids, but please do not let your dog hang its head out the window. Besides the obvious dangers of an object coming by the car, hitting them and causing injury or death, dirt and dust from outside can get into your dog's ears, eyes and/or throat and cause a myriad of health problems. OK? Just don't let 'em do it. And, just so we're on the record, don't leave your pet in a hot or cold parked car. If you don't know why, perhaps you should rethink having a pet. OK, enough of the Aunt Bea routine. Here are some things that you should do. One, bring along a supply 4 | petsguide summer/fall
of fresh, cold water for your pet. Also, have some food available in the car for them. Allow them a small meal or two and water. This could help keep them calm and it may well help put off the effects of car sickness (though health professionals say that, like some humans, some animals are simply more susceptible to car sickness. In such cases, you should either consider not bringing them along or bringing them along with a healthy supply of paper towels). And you should factor into your travel time the fact that you're gonna need to stop every couple of hours to let your pet stretch its legs and go to the bathroom. You know, like you already do for Uncle Saul.
BY AIR When you think about it, you start preparing your pet, especially your dog, the day you get them. That's because if you have done what most experts say you should, teach them that a crate is a place of safety, then the idea of going into one when required to fly will not stress them out, it will actually comfort them. “This is why you never, never use a crate as a place of punishment,” Meadows said. “This is a place of safety for them, a refuge. That's going to be really important in this situation.” Meadows also says that you should consider the weather when traveling by air. While you'll be up in a climate controlled cabin, your pet will be in the plane's cargo hold where comfort is less of a concern. If you're flying when it is extremely hot or cold, that could adversely affect your pet's health. Meadows says to avoid times when weather is going to be extreme–Chicago in March, Phoenix in August, Chicago in August … pretty much any time in Chicago. Airline experts suggest that when traveling anywhere in summer you consider flying in the early morning and late evenings. During winter, midday is a good bet. They also suggest flying nonstop whenever possible. This figures to lessen your pet's stresslevel and means you have to pretend one-less time that you're actually paying attention to the preflight instructions. Your pet should be in good shape to travel. Pregnant, injured or senior pets are at a higher risk when traveling. Certain breeds of dogs, such as collies and pugs, could struggle in the cargo area due to their particular respiratory issues. And that health certificate we strongly suggested getting when traveling by car? You'll be required to show a general health certificate and a rabies vaccination certificate to airline officials. The certificate should be issued within 10 days of your trip. Now much of this has to do with all the stresses of a pet having to travel in the cargo hold along with the luggage and snowboards. Alysa Binder couldn't stand the thought of her pet traveling in cargo so she co-founded Pet Airways which transports pets in the main cabin of a Beech 1900 turbo-prop that can carry up to 50 pets a flight. The airline has some great introductory prices – NY to LA is $149 – and flies out of Hawthorne Municipal Airport. As of now, you can fly your pet to Washington D.C./Baltimore, New York, Chicago and Denver. Besides comfort and safety, Pet Airways can be very convenient. You drop off your pet at least two hours before your scheduled flight – there's also a “Paws Lodge” that allows you to drop off your pet a day or so
before your flight. Attendants make sure each pet gets a potty break before boarding the plane and then delivers your pet to the pet lounge in the arriving airport. Pretty good deal.
BYE-BYE It may be that having considered all these, well, considerations, you come to the conclusion that traveling with your pet is not the best idea. So you figure you'll have the neighbor kid or a friend take care of your pet while you're gone. OK, but make sure that whoever it is not only has the time to feed your pet and take them on potty breaks but also is able to spend quality time with the pet that includes time for play. “Without interaction dogs can get depressed just like people,” said Sherri Loomer, who runs Your Animals Best Friend, which provides both in-home and boarding care for dogs. The fact is that there are many, many options when it comes to boarding. You can have someone who comes to your house multiple times during the day. There are pet sitters who will take care of your pet in their home. There are traditional boarding facilities with dog runs and play time. There are free-range facilities where pets roam free. There are facilities that will not only watch your dog, but train them as well. There are even luxury boarding facilities. The options are out there, it's up to you, and your dog, to determine what works best. Loomer says it is absolutely essential that pets and their owners check out the people and the facilities they may use. “We always suggest that people meet with us not just once, but multiple times,” she said. “We want to see if it's a good match, so we offer multiple visits to your house and doggie sleepovers. That's the only way to find out if it's going to work.” Loomer says that when it does work, it can be pure heaven for the dogs. “We have some people who travel every other weekend and leave their dogs with us and it works out great,” she said. “In fact, sometimes the dogs don't want to leave because they're having such a great time. It's like their parents show up to take them from a really great party and they're going, “Already?” There are lots of Web sites to help with travel prep, loaded with great ideas and good information. Here's just a few: www.Bringfido.com www.Petsit.com www.Bringyourdogalong.com www.Dogfriendly.com www.Petflight.com www.Petswelcome.com www.Petfriendlytravel.com www.Pettravelcenter.com www.Pettravel.com (international information) www.Petvacationhomes.com. www.Takeyourpet.com www.Travelinpets.com
adoption&rescue The following organizations offer rescued pets for adoption and referrals for adoption; many have pictures of available pets on their Web sites. Application process is required prior to adoption. Most animals are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Many organizations also provide rescue services and volunteer opportunities. Also see: “Shelters.” Adopt A Saint (888) 231-8713 www.adoptasaint.org Saint Bernards stay with foster families until they are adopted. Foster homes needed. Animal Match Rescue Team (562) 897-5282 www.amrt.net Rescue and adoption for cats and dogs. From the Web site, click “Long Beach Special Dogs.” Adoptions held every Sunday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. PetCo, 6500 PCH, Long Beach. Foster homes needed. Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement Services www.barksoflove.org Orange County and Los Angeles based organization
that advocates, rescues and places dogs saved from death row and special needs lists from local shelters. All animals reside in foster homes prior to adoption and are health checked, vaccinated, microchipped and spayed/neutered. Referrals to other rescued animals are available as well as general adoption advice. Volunteers and foster homes needed. Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California (805) 524-9353 www.bhrsc.org Sanctuary for healing and placement of distressed, abandoned, injured or homeless basset hounds. Volunteer opportunities available. Beagles and Buddies (626) 444-9664 www.beaglesandbuddies.com Rescues purebred and mixed beagles, as well as other hounds and small dogs. Open Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Blue Bell Foundation for Cats 20982 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach (949) 494-1586 www.dovecanyon.org/bluebell This non-profit organization provides a permanent home and sanctuary to owner-relinquished or sponsored stray cats who are accepted for placement. At least one visit is required prior to adoption and new owners must agree to return cats to the foundation if the cats can no longer be kept. Appointments required. Volunteer opportunities available. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boston Buddies (310) 364-4543 www.bostonbuddies.org Adoption, placement and rescue of purebred and mixed Boston terriers. • Canine Heritage Breed Test (800) 362-3644 www.canineheritage.com How often have you been asked: “What kind of dog is that?” See complete listing in “Products for Pets.” See ad on page 17 and coupon on page 55. Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort (949) 240-1735 www.capoanimalrescue.com A rescue organization for stray cats and dogs found in San Juan Capistrano after they have been taken to the OC Animal Care Shelter and have not been found by a possible owner. Dog adoption is by appointment only. Cat adoption is held every Saturday, noon - 4 p.m at the PetSmart of San Juan Capistrano or at the Ortega Animal Care Center. Cats In Need (909) 622-0121 www.catsinneed.com Promoting the adoption of cats for 16 years. Web site lists adoption locations, dates and times. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue P.O. Box 50726, Irvine (714) 528-4730
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Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue and Retreat (714) 442-9474 www.lilysanctuary.org A parrot rescue and retreat that promotes rescue, education, rehabilitation and adoption.
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www.coastalgsr.org (714) 528-4730 www.coastalgsr.org Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German shepherds in Southern California. Adoptable shepherds are available from puppies to seniors (visit their Web site for a list of available shepherds). Foster homes always needed. Tax-deductible donations welcome. See their “Events” page on their Web site for upcoming adoptions. See ad on this page. Cuddly Canines Rescue www.cuddlycanines.com A non-profit rescue dedicated to saving pregnant dogs and unwanted litters under eight weeks old from area shelters. All puppies live in foster homes until permanent homes are found. Visit the Web site for application. E-mail: email@example.com. Dachshund Haven of Garden Grove (714) 747-8891 www.dhogg.com Adoption, placement and rescue of purebred and mixed dachshunds. Foster Homes for Animals Foster families take in animals that are waiting to find a permanent home. Fostering is a highly rewarding experience and saves lives by improving an animal’s chances for adoption. Most adoption and rescue organizations need foster families and will provide for the needs of animals, including food and medical care. An application process is usually required. For details, inquire at the adoption and rescue facilities listed in this section. Friends of Orange County’s Homeless Pets (714) 280-4993 www.fochp.org Animals are kept in foster homes until adopted. Web site lists available pets and adoption locations. • 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 Rescue of Orange County is a nonprofit organization that rescues and rehomes purebred German shepherds that have lost their homes due to unfortunate circumstances. Last 6 | petsguide summer/fall
Leonberger Rescue (866) 443-4542 www.leonberger-rescue.org Assists in rescue and placement of Leonberger dogs. Volunteer and foster opportunities available.
year, they found loving homes for more than 300 purebred dogs. Visit their Web site to donate, adopt, volunteer or surrender a dog. Adoptions are held every Saturday at area pet retailers, see Web site for locations. See ad on page 9.
Long Beach Felines (562) 453-7377 longbeachfelines.googlepages.com Rescue and adoption for kittens and cats. Adoptions are held Saturdays, noon - 3:30 p.m., at Centinela Feed and Pet Supply, 4700 PCH, Long Beach. Long Beach Shelter Rescue Rescues and places rabbits and rodents from local shelters. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Pyrenees Association of So. Cal. Rescue (909) 887-8201 www.greatpyrrescue.org Rescues and fosters adoptable purebred and mixed Great Pyrenees. Volunteer opportunities available.
MASH Rescue (951) 505-7871 MASH is a multi-species haven for horses, burros, potbelly pigs, emus, dogs and farm-raised deer. Donations accepted to provide feed and care. Some animals are available for adoption.
Greyhound Adoptions and Rescues The following organizations offer rescue and adoption of greyhounds and ex-racing greyhounds. Check the Web sites for “show and tell” and adoption locations, dates and times. Greyhound Pets of America, (800) 298-5743, www.fastfriends.org; and California Greyhound Adoptions Promotion, (949) 468-8689, www.calgap.org.
Modjeska Ranch Rescue (714) 649-4406 www.modjeskaranchrescue.org A rescue organization dedicated to finding homes for neglected and abandoned animals. Visit the Web site to view available animals, find adoption locations or to schedule an adoption appointment.
Half Moon Husky (888) 391-7646 www.halfmoonhusky.com Rescues and places purebred Siberian huskies. Hearts for Hounds www.heartsforhounds.com A non-profit organization that rescues unwanted dogs from shelters. Adoption events are held every Sunday, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Alamitos Bay Marina Farmer’s Market, East Marina Drive, Long Beach. Hemopet 11330 Markon Drive, Garden Grove (714) 891-2022 www.hemopet.org A unique rescue-donor adoption program. Hemopet, a licensed facility, houses adoptable, rescued greyhounds of universal blood type, screened for an inclusive list of pathogens and current on all vaccinations. Jindo Project (888) 343-4364 www.jindoproject.org Rescue and educational organization dedicated to saving Korean jindo dogs in the U.S. and Canada.
National Cat Protection Society 6904 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach (949) 650-1232 www.natcat.org Adoption and rescue for kittens and cats. Adoptees receive a certificate for a free veterinary exam. Open Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4:30 p.m. Orange County Cavy Haven (714) 242-7548 www.cavyhaven.org Adoption and rescue of guinea pigs from shelters in Orange County, LA County and the Inland Empire. Pet Pro Life (714) 964-3593 www.petprolife.org Adoption and rescue of dogs. Volunteer and foster opportunities available. Pig Harmony www.pigharmony.com Adoptions of potbellied pigs, plus referrals and education. Volunteer and foster opportunities available. Pit Bull Rescue Central www.pbrc.net Organization offers information and referrals about pit bulls and pit bull mixes including an online community.
Pugs 'n Pals (949) 262-7843 www.pugdogrescue.com Rescues and places pugs and pug mixes. Pups and Pals (562) 713-5103 www.pupsandpals.net Volunteers in Orange and LA counties that rescue dogs and cats and place them into homes. Occasionally, birds and other animals are available for adoption. Volunteers and foster homes needed. Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Network (310) 815-1318 www.rarn.org Rescues sick or injured reptiles and amphibians, mostly from shelters and other agencies. Rover Rescue (310) 379-0154 www.roverrescue.com
Rescues and places homeless dogs. Adoptions held every other Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Centinela Feed, 413 Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. Save the Dals www.savethedals.org Rescues and places purebred dalmatians. Shelter Adoption Most shelters offer adoption of the unclaimed, healthy animals housed in their facilities. There is usually a small fee; spay and 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 â€œSheltersâ€? for a list of local facilities. Skunk Haven (440) 327-4349 www.skunkhaven.net Skunk rescue, shelter and education. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available.
Southern California Bulldog Rescue (714) 612-0265 www.socalbulldogrescue.org Rehabilitation and adoption of homeless bulldogs. So. California Labrador Retriever Rescue (888) 554-2522 www.sclrr.org Volunteering and foster home opportunities. Labs are rescued from shelters. Owner relinquished accepted. Southland Collie Rescue www.collie.org Rescues and places purebred rough and smooth collies. Volunteer and foster home opportunities. The Bunny Bunch (909) 626-3946 www.bunnybunch.org Rescues and places rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs. Supplies are offered for sale on the Web site.
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ridingwithcats! Holistic veterinarian Dr. Jean Hofve has four tips for driving with cats: 1) Don’t feed your cat on the day of travel to reduce stomach upset. 2) Bring your kitty’s current health certificate with you because you may need to present it when crossing state lines or if they get sick. 3) Select pet carriers big enough for your cat to turn around and curl up in. Keep the carrier in the back seat, tethered to a seatbelt. 4) Limit car travel and make sure to include frequent breaks. For more tips, visit her site at www.littlebigcat.com. Free nail trims and light grooming as well as educational classes offered. Volunteers needed. • The Pet Rescue Center 25800 Jeronimo Road, Suite 100, Mission Viejo (877) 277-7938 www.thepetrescuecenter.org The Pet Rescue’s goal is to work with the communities of California, shelters, veterinarians and animal rescue groups to save the lives of dogs and cats at risk of euthanasia due to overpopulation through education, spay/neuter and rescue programs. In this effort, they provide a no-kill, veterinary-supervised, temporary sanctuary for these pets while working to locate an adopting family. By providing a low cost alternative for voluntary spay and neuter of pets, they hope to lessen the amount of dogs and cats that are euthanized at shelters due to overpopulation. Additionally, The Pet Rescue Center allocates financial grants to provide critical or lifesaving treatments for pets with special needs, to their rescues and to the public. For volunteer opportunities, inquiries and donations, e-mail email@example.com. Also see The Affordable Spay and Neuter of OC in “LowCost Services.” Additional Resources The following Web sites offer current listings of adoptable pets available from local facilities: www.petharbor.com and www.petfinder.com.
animal communicators Animal communicators use various methods, including telepathy, to “talk” with animals. Communicators may receive pictures, feelings, words, thoughts or emotions from animals, including reasons for undesirable behavior; descriptions of overall physical, emotional and mental state; and likes and dislikes, including food, family members, other animals, leashes or saddles, sitters, trainers, etc. Animal communicators can also determine if the animal you are looking to adopt will enjoy your lifestyle or if your pet is ready to pass on.
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Animal Talk (928) 776-9709 www.animaltalk.net Penelope Smith’s Web site offers links to her books, audio, video and Species Link magazine publications, courses, events and extensive information about interspecies communication. Bonnie Taplin (949) 636-5500 www.bonnietaplin.com Bonnie telepathically communicates with animals (living or passed) in-person or with photos and, depending on distance, over the phone in 30 or 60-minute consultations. Energy healing (Reiki), classes and lectures also available. Brigitte Noel (619) 295-5504 www.brigittenoel.com In a session, Brigitte Noel uses information shared by the animal and the person to get to the underlying core of emotional issues, offering effective holistic behavioral solutions. In-person and phone consults. Flower essences also available. Charlene Boyd (877) 907-1741, (949) 858-6717 www.talk-to-animals.com In addition to interspecies communication, Charlene Boyd offers flower-essence therapy for animals and Animal Communication 101, a home-tutorial with CDs, workbook and online interaction with instructor and students. Price range, $95-165. Lydia Hiby (760) 796-4304 www.lydiahiby.com With more than 20 years of experience, Lydia Hiby telepathically communicates with pets on the phone or in person. No lost or deceased pets. $40 for 15 minutes. Classes and seminars available. Marla Lombard (562) 212-9100 Communication with animals large and small, including loved ones who have passed on. Special discount of $10 off any reading of 15, 30 or 60 minutes (code “Petsguide”). E-mail: MarlaLombard@me.com. • Messages From Your Animal Companion by Angelica del Mar - 55 Card Deck www.angelicascards.com Beautiful deck of 55 cards lovingly created to help
people better understand their animal companions. Many different types of animals are featured, including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, fish and horses; it works for all types of animals, including companion, farm, wild and sea. It is simple to learn and easy to use and may be used regularly or periodically. Combined with your intuition, you can get meaningful and helpful information. Topics include Emotional State: happy, sad, fear; Needs: variety (food or toys), gear (new leash, collar or bowl), cleansing (bath, milder shampoo); and Desires: playtime, exercise. Sometimes the messages are more about you than your best buddy (calm, work imbalance). The deck won a best new product award at SuperZoo and was a “Pick of The Litter” by Modern Dog Magazine. Visit the Web site to view samples of the cards, to read testimonials, and to see the list of stores that carry them. A portion of the proceeds benefits animal rescue and advocacy organizations. Wholesale opportunities available. Email: AngelicasCards@yahoo.com. Pet Talk with Erika (714) 738-8255, (714) PET-TALK www.pettalkwitherika.com For 30 years Erika has consulted with pets of all sorts and people, along with those on the other side. Consultations by phone, no pictures required. If you have many pets in your household, only one cost to read all. Classes and gift certificates available. All proceeds are donated to feeding pets who have become homeless due to foreclosure. Pet Whispering (888) 432-5738 www.petwhispering.com Intuitive services for companion, equine and exotic animals, specializing in pets suffering from trauma, illness or who have passed on. Phone, email or in-person sessions from 15 minutes to one hour. Workshops also available. Local contact: Leeann Austin, (714) 336-2236. Stephanie L. Brown (310) 318-PETS www.stephanielbrown.com, www.solarnexus.com Stephanie L. Brown, a veterinary technician with a Ph.D. in Metaphysics, provides soul-to-soul communication with living and deceased pets. Consultations by phone, e-mail or in person. • Terri Steuben (714) 875-7194 www.calmhealer.com Terri Steuben gives a voice to dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets through her abilities as an animal communicator. She will give you a better understanding of your pet and teach you communication techniques you can use with success every day. Terri will help you solve behavior problems like biting, chewing, jumping, separation anxiety, scratching, sibling disputes and trauma. She can assist with puppy education, health issues, locating lost pets, 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. She is a trained
Reiki Master of the Usui method, a form of hands-on healing that originated in Japan and helps heal the emotional auras around the physical body. Terri uses Reiki with animals pre- and post-surgery, and with those that have cancer, kidney problems and other health-related issues. Terri’s work with animals includes disaster response and she is regularly called in by the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane Society, United Animal Nations and other organizations. For example, Terri worked with veterinarians and performed search and rescue in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and during Hurricane Rita. She provided assistance during both the San Diego and Trabuco Canyon fires in 2007. Give her a call – all Terri needs is a name and she can talk to your pet. See ad on this page.
aquariums&ponds Aquarium and pond retail stores and services, including maintenance and design, for aquatic pets. Also see: “Pet Stores.”
Coral Island Tropical Fish (714) 939-8797 1711 West Chapman Ave., Orange.
Reef Tropical Fish (714) 635-1123 1048 North State College Blvd., Anaheim.
Discount Tropical Fish (562) 691-2037 561 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra.
• Sanbar Tropical Fish and Pets (949) 548-5015 Sanbar is also a full-service pet store, see their listing on page 35. 250 E. 17th St., Suite E, Costa Mesa. See ad with discount coupon on the back outside cover.
Gold Coast Aquarium, Inc. (949) 831-8649 Aquarium design and maintenance only. 1259 South Wright St., Santa Ana. www.goldcoastaquarium.com
7 Seas (562) 421-9519 5472 Del Amo Blvd., Long Beach.
Jeff’s Exotic Fish 2330 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa 804 North Tustin St., Orange
(714) 540-0880 (714) 771-2073
So Cal Aquatic Life Service (714) 632-9494 Maintenance and design only; no retail store. 700-C South Van Buren St., Placentia. www.socalaquaticlife.com
Age Of Aquariums (800) 586-4308 Also offers design, set-up and maintenance. 2642 Cherry Ave., Long Beach. www.ageofaquariums.biz
Laguna Koi Ponds (949) 494-5107 Maintenance and design. 20452 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www.lagunakoi.com
Strictly Fish (562) 421-9106 Also offers maintenance and design. 6903 Carson St., Lakewood. www.strictlyfishlakewood.com
All About Fish (562) 438-4148 Also offers maintenance and design. 2535 E. Broadway, Long Beach.
New Wave Tropical Fish 1960 North Tustin St., Orange.
The Reef Room (949) 248-3333 34085 Pacific Coast Highway, #105, Dana Point. www.thereefroom.com
Andrew’s Koi International (714) 778-8888 1650 South Brookhurst St., Anaheim. www.andrewskoi.com
OC Aquatic Tropical Fish 10110 Adams Ave., www.ocaquatic.com
(714) 965-7888 Huntington Beach.
The Sand Bar Pet Shop (949) 768-0422 Also offers maintenance and design. 25571 Marguerite Parkway, #1-J, MIssion Viejo.
Orca Aquatics (310) 519-7366 Also offers design and maintenance. 311 W. 7th St., San Pedro.
Tom’s Tropical Fish (562) 423-2445 4925 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach.
Carson Topical Fish (562) 924-7685 21600 Norwalk Blvd., Hawaiian Gardens.
P and P Tropical Fish 5020 Ball Road, Cypress.
Tong’s Tropical Fish 15250 Whittier Blvd., Whittier.
Circle Pet (562) 938-8056 1940 Ximeno Ave., Long Beach.
Red Sea Fish and Reptiles (562) 944-9787 15041 Leffingwell Road, Whittier.
Atlantic Tropical 18343 Pioneer Blvd., Artesia.
Tong’s Tropical Fish (714) 842-2733 8976 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley.
GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE OF ORANGE COUNTY 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 at
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travelID In addition to a standard pet tag (labeled with your name, home address and phone number), your pet's collar should include a travel tag with information on where you are staying while away from home. Should your pet become lost, this will allow you to be contacted locally. You may consider buying a GPS collar for additional safety, such as the Secure A Pet collar on page 19.
Toyoma Koi 17721 Anglin Lane, Tustin
beaches Southern California beaches that welcome on- and off-leash dogs, plus Web sites listing dog-friendly beaches throughout the country. A printable map of local beaches is available at www.petsguidemagazine.com. • BeachHounds.com Dog Beach Adventures (888) DOG-BEACH www.BeachHounds.com One-hour adventures to the dog beach, where your canine can frolic in the surf and sand. First trip is free. See “Dog Sports” for details. See ad on page 18. Corona Del Mar, Newport and Balboa Beaches Dogs on six-feet or shorter leashes are allowed before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m., year-round. Tickets are issued for off-leash dogs, and owners are required to clean up after their pets. Fresh water is available at all beaches. Dog-waste bags are available at Corona Del Mar beach. Corona Del Mar State Beach, Iris St. and Ocean Blvd., Corona Del Mar, (949) 644-3151; Newport and Balboa Beach, Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach, (949) 644-3211. Doggie Bus OC www.doggiebus.com A free bus ride for dogs and their people from Laurel Glenn Park in Tustin to the Huntington Beach Dog Beach on most Sunday afternoons for an hour of play. The bus accommodates up to 12 people and 8 dogs, reservations recommended. Web site lists weekly bus schedule. No stops along the way. Register via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Huntington Beach - Dog Beach (714) 841-8644 www.dogbeach.org Almost a mile of beach where dogs may be offleash in the water and on wet sand daily, 5 a.m. 8 p.m. Fresh water and dog bags are available. 10 | petsguide summer/fall
Free and open to the public. Donation-based memberships are available to support the beach. Metered parking. Pacific Coast Highway between 21st and Seapoint streets. See “Surf City Surf Dog” event on page 25. Laguna Beach (949) 497-3311 www.lagunabeachcity.net Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach from dawn to dusk, September 17 - May 31; and from 6 p.m. 8 a.m., June 1 - September 15. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Waste bags are available. Metered parking. Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach. Long Beach - Dog Beach Zone (562) 570-3100 www.dogzone.org The only legal, off-leash dog beach in LA County, features a three-acre, unfenced site open daily, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. One dog per adult; no water or dogbags are available. Visit the Web site for details and rules. Metered parking. Belmont Shore, between Argonne and Roycroft avenues in Long Beach. • Ugly Dog Adventures (714) 585-3868 www.uglydogadventures.com See full listing in "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." See ad on page 16. Additional Resources For a list of dog-friendly beaches in the U.S., visit www.dogfriendly.com, www.petfriendlytravel.com. For a list of local dog-friendly beaches in Southern California, visit www.hautedogs.org/offleash.html.
birds Retail stores offering a variety of birds and supplies for tamed and wild birds, plus sanctuaries that offer adoption and bird training. Also see: “Pet Stores.” Bird Stuff 210 South Tustin St., Orange (714) 639-6039 www.birdstuff.com, www.birdstuffonline.com Boutique-style store offers bird supplies, including pelleted diets, treats, toys and cages. Does not sell birds. Bird boarding available. Exotic Bird Grooming (949) 586-2373 Professional services for birds of all feathers. Exotic Birds by Fran 9215 Valley View St., Cypress (714) 761-0868 Customers are invited to play with the uncaged birds, while the knowledgeable staff can help you
match the right pet bird for your family. Bird supplies, grooming and boarding also available. Heather’s Feathers Aviary and Behavioral Consultation (562) 884-7659 www.heathersfeathers.net Heather works with bird owners and their birds to ensure the best possible environment for companion parrots and to reduce problem behaviors, including biting and screaming. Also offers lowstress hygienic toenail and wing grooming. Lily Sanctuary Rescue and Retreat (714) 442-9474 www.lilysanctuary.org Parrot rescue and retreat promotes rescue, education, adoption and rehabilitation. Magnolia Bird Farm 8990 Cerritos Ave., Anaheim (714) 527-3387 www.magnoliabirdfarms.com Since 1955, the store has offered birds of all breeds and sizes, plus bird supplies, including seed mixes blended in their seed warehouse. Bird grooming and boarding are available. Omar’s Exotic Birds 23507 El Toro Road, Lake Forest (949) 472-3962 1192 E. Imperial Hwy., Placentia (714) 572-8353 www.omarsexoticbirds.com Complete bird supplies and more than 30 species of hand-fed birds, including cockatiels and African Grays. Birds are not caged and customers are free to interact with birds in the store. The store periodically offers classes on birds and bird care. Paradise Birds 7201 Greenleaf Ave., #D, Whittier (562) 698-2546 A variety of birds and their supplies. Birds only. Rainbow Feathers 4100 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach (562) 597-7099 www.rainbowfeather.com Hand-fed birds of all breeds, plus bird supplies. Military families with ID receive a 5% discount. Wild Birds Unlimited Huntington Beach (714) 963-8300 Mission Viejo (949) 472-4928 Yorba Linda (714) 985-4928 www.wbu.com Birdfeeding and nature stores that aim to bring nature and people together through backyards. Call for wild bird advice and upcoming educational events. 19680 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach; 24481 Alicia Parkway #1-A, Mission Viejo; 17611 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. Additional Resources The following Web sites offer products for birds and helpful tips for bird owners: www.4zbirds.com; www.allbirdproducts.com; www.avianweb.com; www.whitefeatherbirdproducts.com.
boarding&daycare Day, overnight and extended boarding and care for dogs, cats and other pets. Pet interviews may be required prior to boarding. Vaccinations must be current; many facilities will require copies. Food, grooming, shuttle service and various discounts may be offered. Most providers are bonded, insured and members of professional associations, such as the American Boarding Kennel Association; some are animal-CPR and firstaid certified. Always inquire about qualifications, check references and ask for a tour. Advanced reservations from one week up to two months may be required, especially around vacation season and major holidays. Also see: “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.” • Alicia Pet Care Center 25800 Jeronimo Road, Suite 100, Mission Viejo (949) 768-1313 www.mypetsdr.com Alicia Pet Care Center is both a full service veterinary hospital as well as a brand new boarding facility. They offer large, comfortable, sanitized and well-maintained accommodations that are outfitted with fresh bedding and 100% pure filtered water at all times; their enclosures are outfitted with safety glass, all of which helps to minimize your pet’s stress and maximize their comfort. Doctor supervision is provided during the entire stay, along with individualized care by the skilled and loving staff. Attention is paid to special dietary and medication needs, including diabetic care. Grooming services are available, including baths, nail trimming and dental services. Also see “Veterinary Services.” All Paws Daycare, Boarding and Hospice 18918 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley (714) 964-9304 www.allpawsdogdaycare.com Veterinarian owned and operated, All Paws specializes in medically fragile pets. Amenities include 24hour supervision, climate control, air purifiers and fresh sod in potty area. • Animal Friends Pet Hotel and Grooming 13220 Euclid St., Garden Grove (714) 537-4500 www.communityvet.com Open 365 days. 80 private all-indoor dog suites, 45 private cat apartments with sunning windows and 20 kitty penthouse apartments with skylights. Services include cookie time, daily playtime in yard with covered patio, prescription diets, natural lighting with central air and heat. Additional options can include pet photography, frozen yogurt treats, grooming and bathing, massage sessions and extra playtimes for your pets. Dog obedience group classes or private lessons also available. Veterinarian care is offered in conjunction with Community Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
Bark! Bark! Daycare and Grooming 301 Atlantic Ave., Unit D. Long Beach (562) 437-3655 www.barkbarkdaycare.com First day of day care is free. Full- and self-service grooming also available. Boarding at Veterinarian Clinics and Hospitals Many veterinary clinics and hospitals offer day and overnight boarding for dogs, cats, birds, etc.; check with your vet for availability. Large runs are usually available. Vaccinations must be current. Grooming services may be offered. BZY Feet Kennel 20321 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-9116 www.bzyfeetkennels.com Boarding and daycare for dogs includes exercise and socialization several times a day, heated and air-conditioned indoor/outdoor runs and music played 24 hours a day. Multiple dog discount; local veterinarian available. Open daily. Grooming, swimming, pickup/delivery and training available. Camp Bow Wow Anaheim (714) 533-2267 San Clemente (949) 218-7387 www.campbowwowusa.com Camp Bow Wow offers day and overnight care. Webcam accessible. Visit the Web site for coupons. Coast Canine Resort Ranch 606 West Collins, Orange (714) 639-0219 www.coastcanineresortranch.com Dog boarding, specializing in terriers. No poodles or “fancy” dogs. Grooming also available. Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda (714) 985-1330 www.countrycarepetresort.com Boarding features dog suites with bedroom and play area, cat condos with or without a view, a yearround temperature of 68º to 70º, individual playtime for each animal and 24-hour on-site staff. Crossroads Country Club Pet Resort 10832 Knott Ave., Stanton (800) 823-4283
Doggie Daycare & Cage Free Boarding The Place for Dogs to Play & Stay. Dogs play in a safe, cage-free, leash-free, playground. Staff is certified in animal CPR & first aid. Facility is staffed 24/7. Boarding dogs enjoy a supervised “slumber party!”
(714) 841-3330 www.doggietownusa.com 7466 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach
FREE 1-Day Visit Includes FREE Consultation New clients only. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 12/15/09.
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Dedicated to one-on-one love and affection for your pets!
See coupon on page 51.
BOARDING & CARE Veterinarian owned & family-operated since 1981 Very large, clean & climate-controlled 3 story kitty condos FREE Hydro Surge bath with any 2 Night or More Stay 3 outdoor daily dog walks with one-on-one play time Healthy diets and bedding provided Lots of discounts available! 27622 Camino Capistrano, Suite A, Laguna Niguel
(949) 582-0660 • www.myparkapet.com www.crossroadspetresort.com “Bed and Breakfast” boarding for dogs and cats. Separate play area for puppies and small dogs. Dogs must be healthy and a socialization test is required. No size/age limit or breed restriction; inquire about boarding other species. Daily, weekly and monthly pricing. Grooming also offered. Dog Day Afternoon 5391 Old Pirate Lane, Huntington Beach (714) 840-5263 ca.local.yahoo.biz/hbdogdayafternoon Cage-free boarding and daycare on a half-acre of open space. • Doggie in the Window 4106 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach (562) 494-7085 www.doggieinthewindow.net No boarding, day care only. Daycare for all dogs starting at 7 a.m. Daily, weekly and monthly pricing. Webcam available. Full pet store and grooming services also available. See ad on back cover. • Doggietown USA, LLC 7466 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 841-3330 www.doggietownusa.com Doggietown USA is an indoor, climate controlled, cage-free daycare and boarding facility. Their canine guests are considered extended family and are treated as such. They know every dog coming through the door and who their guest’s favorite friends are. Clients like boarding their pets with Doggietown USA, giving their dogs the opportunity to take part in a “supervised slumber party” where dogs sleep together with other similar sized canine guests on cots in an open environment. The attentive staff is with the dogs 24/7 to take care of them and keep their sleeping areas clean. All of the staff is certified in animal first aid and CPR. Doggietown USA is “The Place For Pets To Play and Stay.” See ad on page 11.
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Fetch! Pet Care (866) FETCH-ME www.fetchpetcare.com In-home and private boarding, plus dog walks and day care. K-9 City 28052 Camino Capistrano, #101, Laguna Niguel (949) 364-3300 www.k-9city.com Boarding for dogs, plus grooming and training. • 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. Veterinarian appointments and grooming services can be scheduled along with your dog’s boarding visits, or independently. All dogs must be vaccinated, and vaccinations can be brought up to date by the clinic if needed. A free Capstar tablet for flea prevention can be administered if necessary. Also see “Grooming,” “Low-Cost Services” and “Veterinary Services.” For discounts off their already affordable prices, see ad on page 48. • 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 with the focus that most dogs benefit from a structured schedule of leash training and off-leash socialization rather than traditional boarding where dogs are not being mentally and physically stimulated. Although day care services are not offered, dogs have the option of day training where they come in for the day to train with Dan and participate in off-leash socialization with groups of dogs. At the end of the day Dan conducts a private lesson with the owner and assigns "homework." Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Sundays. Also see "Groomers" and “Training Programs." See ad on page 44; coupon on page 54. • Long Beach Room & Groom 1354 Obisbo Ave., Long Beach (562) 597-9587 Boarding is offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week; daycare is offered Monday - Saturday. Very large, indoor/outdoor runs are available for the dogs to relax in and there are grassy yards for them to play and exercise in. All dogs receive individual play time with the staff as well as the opportunity to socialize with other dogs. There is an attendant on the premises at all times as well as 24-hour surveillance cameras ensuring the safety of each pet. Upon request, you can also have your dog or cat receive full-service grooming while being boarded (see “Groomers”). Non-anesthetic teeth brushing is available. Free vet-
erinary consults on Wednesdays, by appointment only. See ad on page 23; coupon on page 52. Mar Mel Inn 1374 Gladys Ave., Long Beach (562) 439-2993 Full-service boarding and grooming for cats and dogs. Separate room for cats; dogs are exercised twice a day with supervised play. Mrs. Petlove’s Bed and Breakfast Inn 951 West Bastanchury Road, Fullerton (714) 871-3000 www.sunnycrestanimalcare.com Veterinary practice that offers boarding for cats and dogs. Grooming also available. Muttmates Doggie Daycamp (949) 831-6888 www.muttmates.com Muttmates serves Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano. Pick-up and dropoff included; no overnights, day care MondayFriday only. Rates start at $30 per day. • My Doggies Daycare and Overnight Boarding 30314 Esperanza, Rancho Santa Margarita, 92688 (949) 709-4600 www.MyDoggiesDaycare.com Voted the best dog facility in Orange County by the Orange County Register! My Doggies Daycare offers a large group play environment, with separate air-conditioned areas for small and large dogs. Doggie cams allow you to watch your pooch while you’re away. Instead of being left in a room or kennel all day, guests enjoy up to 12 hours of play and exercise. Groomers and trainers are on-site for your convenience. Visit the Web site for more information and internet specials. Mention this listing and receive a free first day of daycare! Pampered Pets Day Spa 2508 E. Chapman Ave., Orange (714) 453-2870 Long-term boarding available. Grooming also offered. • Park-A-Pet (949) 582-0660 www.myparkapet.com Since 1981, Park-A-Pet has been providing loving care and high quality service for pets. All of their guests enjoy spacious, clean, climate controlled quarters. K-9 friends enjoy daily outdoor exercise and one-on-one playtime. A relaxing HydroSurge bath comes complimentary with a two or more night stay. Feline families enjoy multiple level “Kitty Condos” that stand over six-feet tall. Veterinarian owned and family operated, Park-A-Pet ensures a great visit. See ad on this page and discount coupon on page 51. Paws Pet Resorts (800) 964-7297 www.pawspetresorts.com Locations in Lake Forest and San Clemente, offering both boarding and day camp. As a resort and spa for dogs, “guests” have access to luxury-suite boarding, private and group play areas, indoor pool,
training, massages and gourmet treats. Grooming or training are also available. • Pet Suites 19 Journey, Aliso Viejo (949) 425-0700 www.petsuites.com Deluxe accommodations for dogs and cats with color television in each pavilion of suites, which also feature individual themes. Nine secure play and exercise yards for individual, supervised playtime. Pet Suites offers boarding as well as day care, including Doggie Camp, where dogs play in a group setting with dogs of similar size; Doggie Daycare is designed for dogs that prefer not to mingle with other dogs or who need one-on-one care. All camp dogs receive four hours of free-play time and are given a healthy treat during “Yappy Hour.” Rates vary depending on dogs’ needs. Food is included, unless furnished by owner. Veterinarian-owned. Member of the American Boarding Kennel Association. Also see “Groomers.” See ad on page 11; coupon on page 56. • Pooch Sitters (714) 633-4821 www.poochsitters.com Pooch Sitters offers in-our-home, cage-free boarding. Dogs must be social with other dogs. Offered on a limited basis, call for pricing and availability. Also see “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers” and “Taxi Service.” • Rebel Run Canine Suites 20312 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 751-5068 www.rrcaninesuites.com “Rebel Run is a Residential Boarding Kennel that is Family Owned, Operated and Onsite 24 Hours a Day.” They take pride in the extra love and attention they give your "kids" by getting to know each dog individually, so they can make their boarding experience a happy one. Every dog receives one-on-one lovey time, plus ample time to romp and play. They offer three types of boarding areas, all of which are temperature controlled: indoor/outdoor runs are available for the bigger, more active boarders; the bed and breakfast features indoor rooms and a separate play yard for the smaller, older or shyer dogs; and the new Romper Room and play yard which is offered for daycare participants and boarders who like to play all day and sleep "Slumber Party Style" with other dogs. Prices are all inclusive, including food (serving premium all-natural food), 4-6 playtimes a day, medication administration, cookies and tons of love and TLC. Rebel Run won "Best Pet Services" on Citysearch.com, see testimonials and check out their ratings. Open daily, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. See ad on this page; coupon on page 54. • Sirius K9 Academy (714) 296-9714 www.siriusk9training.com A unique boarding experience for your dog, Sirius K9 Training offers boarding at their trainer’s homes. Limited to six dogs at any given time and limited to two dogs for in-kennel training, guest dogs are given the utmost attention and comfortable accommodations. Dogs must be current on vaccinations, healthy
and injury-free. See pictures of boarding locations on their Web site. Rates start at $35 per day. Also see “Training Programs.” Sleepover Rover (866) 817-0500 www.sleepoverrover.com In-home dog boarding is an alternative to kennel care. Certified host families welcome your dog into their home as a houseguest for day or overnight sitting. Applications are also accepted for host families.
individual boarding suites with jumping shelves for cats, temperature-controlled buildings and piped-in music. Special care available for senior or special-needs animals.
spcaLA’s Pet Hotel and Grooming Salon 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-3079 Indoor dog kennels with outdoor access to play yards with real grass and private cat condos with an “outdoor” atrium for play time. Boarding services are offered to spcaLA donors who have given $75 or more in the 12 months prior to boarding date. Proceeds benefit spcaLA’s programs. Tails A Wag Inn 8066 E. Woodsboro Ave., Anaheim Hills (714) 336-9869 www.bandb4dogs.com An overnight bed and breakfast where dogs have the run of the house and yard, and are walked at the park across the street. Medication administration and special service for elderly dogs available. $50 for one dog and $75 for two; discounts available with extended stays. E-mail: email@example.com. The Dog Ranch Bed and Biscuit 20401 Sun Valley Drive, Laguna Beach (949) 494-0484 www.thedogranch.com Three enclosed outdoor play areas with Fieldturf grass, trees, a salt-water doggie pool surrounded by a deck and a cabana with misters. Overnight guests sleep inside the house. Webcam available daily, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Pet Set 3960 Cherry Ave., Long Beach (562) 595-5889 www.petsetlb.com An indoor/outdoor facility with private or communal boarding for cats and dogs. Daycare provides separate areas for small and big dogs. Webcam accessible. Grooming also offered. Vinjon’s Kennel 17651 Imperial Hwy., Yorba Linda (714) 528-8734 3890 Walnut Ave., Chino (909) 627-2212 www.vinjonskennel.com Vinjon’s provides indoor/outdoor runs for dogs,
thegreatcratedebate! Acclimate your pet to the carrier months or weeks in advance of your trip. Let your pet explore the carrier; place her food dish inside and confine her for brief periods. Put her in the carrier and take short drives around the neighborhood. If properly introduced to car travel in a crate, most dogs and cats will quickly adjust to and even enjoy the trip. petsguide summer/fall | 13
available. For additional services, see ad on page 5; see coupon on page 53.
A Unique Place for People and their Pets
fun & fashionable clothing & accessories holistic food & organic goodies fresh baked treats (949) 715 DOGS (3647) 1330 South Coast Hwy www.barkandsniffboutique.com Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Wags and Wiggles 23171 Arroyo Vista, RSM (949) 635-9655 14402 Chambers Road, Tustin (714) 368-7077 www.wagsandwiggles.com A full-service dog facility that offers the first day free. Webcam accessible. Training programs also offered. • Yorba Regional Animal Hospital 8290 East Crystal Drive, Anaheim (714) 921-8700 www.yorbaregionalvets.com Boarding for your dogs and cats. With a doctor on duty 24-hours every day, you can be assured that your pet is in good hands. Special-needs boarding also offered. You will pick-up a happy (and bathed!) pet with a “report card” of his or her stay. Webcams
motionsick? Take along ice cubes, which are easier on your pet than large amounts of water. Keep feeding to a minimum during travel, and provide a light meal 2-3 hours before you leave if traveling by car, or 46 hours before if traveling by air. Allow small amounts of water periodically in the hours before the trip. 14 | petsguide summer/fall
boutiques &bakeries The following boutiques and bakeries offer pet accessories and supplies, plus baked goods and treats, such as cakes for special occasions. Also see: “Pet Stores.” • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Voted one of the “Best Pet Suppliers in OC” on the My Fox LA Hot List! For their complete listing, see page 33. Also see ad on page 35 and coupon on page 53. • Bark and Sniff Boutique 1330 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach 949) 715-DOGS (3647) www.barkandsniffboutique.com Bark and Sniff Boutique specializes in fun and fashionable clothing and accessories for your furry friend, including the latest in Juicy Couture, genuine Swarovski Crystal Collars, toys, beds, feeders and lots more! They also put an emphasis on holistic nutrition and organic goodies. Stop by and purchase a fresh-baked treat! Open Monday Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. See ad on this page. Barney’s Barkery 322 Marine Ave., Balboa Island (949) 675-0364 www.barneysbarkery.com Barney’s offers pet treats, special-occasion cakes baked in-store each day, designer clothing, accessories, custom dog houses, pet portraits painted by a local artist and in-store events. • Chateau Le Pooch Store and Spa 860 W. Imperial Highway, Suite M, Brea (714) 482-0452 ww.chateaulepooch.com Clothing and pet accessories for teacup to small breed dogs, plus all-natural dog food, treats, chews and bakery items. Full service grooming available for dogs and cats. For their additional services and events, see their listings under "Groomers," "Parties" and "Calendar"; see ad on page 15. • Cosmopawlitan Boutique (562) 354-6040 4107 Viking Way, Long Beach www.cosmopawlitanboutique.com Fun apparel, jewelry, collars, toys, high quality food and healthy treats for dogs. Every Wednesday, they offer 15% off any purchase $30 or more. You can even host a fun and unique
themed-party for your doggy at the boutique or attend any of their weekly events and special holiday celebrations together (see "Parties" and “Calendar”). Other on-site services include furtography (see "Photography and Art"); training classes (see "Training Programs"); Doga and doggy massage classes (see “Dog Sports” and “Pet Therapy”); and parties for your dear dog (see “Parties”). See ad on page 15; see coupon on page 56. Dogma 6755 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine (949) 737-5950 21113 Newport Coast, Newport (949) 640-6072 www.4dogma.com Carries premium pet foods, fresh baked goods and nutritional supplements, as well as quality pet products and supplies, such as toys, clothes and collars. Five Star Fido 23501 Ridge Route Drive, Suite E, Laguna Hills (866) 512-2740 www.fivestarfido.com Boutique and online store for dogs, including clothes, beds, accessories, gourmet food, treats and supplements. House of Pets 2122 East Lincoln Ave., Anaheim (714) 817-7387 www.houseofpets.com A variety of accessories for dogs and cats. Grooming also available. • Lauren's Poochie Snacks (866) 755-8101 www.laurenspoochiesnacks.com Lauren's Poochie Snacks are gourmet dog treats that are made with human-grade ingredients and naturally preserved. They take a very simple approach to their products by not adding any artificial color, flavors or preservatives. They took their love of their own pets and turned it into a family owned business in 2005. Four delicious flavors to choose from: bacon, peppermint, peanut butter and a gluten-free product, Ocean Brown Rice. Please visit their Web site, www.laurenspoochiesnacks.com or find them at the Paw Shoppe Pet Center, 6416 E. Spring St. Long Beach. See ad on page 27. Le Woof Dog Bakery and Boutique 18306 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda (714) 985-0046 www.lewoofshop.com The boutique carries high-end items such as Juicy Couture pet fashion and John Paul Pet grooming products. Fresh treats baked daily. Birthday or special occasion cakes are made to order. Premium foods such as Innova, Evo and Wellness are also available. Muttropolis Dog and Cat Boutique 865 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach (949) 717-6888 www.muttropolis.com “A Utopia for Pets and Their Parents,” Muttropolis
offers a variety of pet accessories, including ecofriendly clothes and toys. They specialize in parties for dogs and cats. Paws at the Coffee Mill 7561 Center Ave., #38, Huntington Beach (714) 898-511, (714) 402-7327 www.WienerDogStore.com Dog boutique located in Old World, specializing in harnesses for small and medium dogs. Unique dog-themed gifts, accessories and apparel for various breeds. Call for store hours. Dachshund races are held monthly, see “Calendar.” Pawsitively For Dogs Marina Pacifica Shopping Center, Long Beach (562) 608-8190 Kiosk offers novelty dog clothing and accessories, including padded harnesses. Located in front of Jamba Juice. Pet Treasures U-Wash Pet Spa and Boutique 653 Camino De Los Mares, #100, San Clemente (949) 493-7297 Toys, collars and apparel in teacup to large-breed sizes, plus holistic treats and dog food. Self-serve pet spa also offered; rates start at $16. • Puppy Shop Boys 688 Baker St., #5, Costa Mesa (714) 641-1717 www.puppyshopboys.com The newest, trendiest and luxurious boutique shop for canine pets, Puppy Shop Boys is the place to browse for small dog clothing and accessories, or relax and have a cup of coffee in the Pet Lounge. They have Miniature Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua and Shih Tzu available for sale, all from reputable breeders. Their many accessories include imported fashions, sparkling collars, stylish carrier bags, comfy bedding and more. Their staff will happily assist you with your questions regarding dog breeds, grooming, nutrition and potty training, and will help you choose your perfect best friend for you and your entire family. Visit their online Poochie Portraits to see adorable pictures of available puppies. Open Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 12-6 p.m.; closed Monday. Also see “Groomers.” See ad on this page.
Salt Water Licks 16543 22nd St., Sunset Beach (562) 592-0875, (866) 552-3641 www.saltwaterlicks.com Specializing in treats and made-to-order cakes, also hosts birthday parties. All items are free of preservatives and chemicals. The Laguna Beach Dog Company 384 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach (949) 494-7200 www.thelagunabeachdog.com Unique collars, leashes, carriers, clothes, jewelry, toys and treats. Three Dog Bakery 924 Avocado, Newport Beach (949) 760-3647 Distinct collars, clothing, toys and other pet accessories, plus freshly baked treats for dogs and cats, such as “Pup Tarts,” gift baskets, made-to-order celebration cakes and party supplies, seasonal treats and daily specials. • Ugly Dog Adventures (714) 585-3868 www.uglydogadventures.com See full listing in "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." See ad on page 16. Web Resources for Pet Wear and Accessories: www.celebritypetwear.com www.doggienation.com (sports apparel for dogs) www.doggonegoodstore.com
Trendy, luxury boutique for canine pets and their people! Small dog clothing & accessories Enjoy a cup of coffee in the Pet Lounge
Toy Breeds and Grooming Available Maltese • Yorkshire Terrier • Chihuahua • Shih Tzu Teddy Bear Cut • Lion’s Cut • Pom Pom Girl
www.puppyshopboys.com (714) 641-1717 • 688 Baker St., Costa Mesa (corner of Baker/Bristol, behind Wahoo’s Fish Taco)
The place where you can get accessories and necessities for your dear dog" ••• Fun Apparel • Parties & Events • Doggie Massage Companion Loss Support Group • Doga Classes Anesthesia-Free Dental • Personalized Doggie Videos Treats & More • Discount coupon on page 56
4107 Viking Way, Long Beach • (562)354-6040 • www.Cosmopawlitanboutique.com petsguide summer/fall | 15
Answering the Call of the Wild! Standard Walks Hiking Trips Extreme Sports
All Breeds Welcome
(714) 585-3868 www.uglydogadventures.com www.fouronthefloorpetwear.com www.funstufffordogs.com www.georgispetwear.com www.gingerpuplane.com www.neopaws.com (hiking boots for dogs) www.newpupcity.com www.petexpress.net www.petflys.com www.ruffruffandmeow.com www.ruffwear.com www.sunpups.net (custom-fits and handmade) www.tailsbythelake.com (outdoor gear for dogs) Web-Based Bakeries The following Web-based bakeries offer treats and goodies, including cakes for special occasions like birthday “pawties”: California K9 Kitchen, www.californiak9kitchen.com; Grandma Lucy’s (800) 906-5829, www.grandmalucys.com; HealthyDogDesserts.com, LLC, (949) 646-3449, www.HealthyDogDesserts.com; Lucky Dogs’ Day, (714) 800-9282, www.luckydogsday.com; Ruff Ruff Bakery, (310) 822-4736, www.ruffruffbakery.com Wiskers Pet Beastro and Bowteek 4818 E. 2nd., Long Beach (562) 433-0707 www.wiskers.com Pet accessories and premium foods, plus in-store pet photography and grooming.
breeders Local breeders and Web resources to locate breeders throughout the country. Also see: “Adoption and Rescue,” “Pet Stores” and “Shelters” for information on adopting or purchasing specific breeds. Admiration Standard Poodles (714) 234-6367 www.poodledog.com All puppies have guarantees and first immunizations. Boarding also available. • Calico Golden Retrievers (714) 525-4838, (714) 788-8806 www.calicogoldenretrievers.com Breeding quality golden retrievers since 1982. Puppies are raised in a loving home environment and well socialized. Pet and show puppies are available with champion AKC pedigrees and health 16 | petsguide summer/fall
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clearances on parents. Puppies are started on first vaccinations and receive health exams. Stud services also available. See Web site for photos. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. • Reproductive Services at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital www.yorbaregionalvets.com State-of-the-art reproductive services offered, including breeding timing, transcervical/surgical insemination and whelping. As an official center of the International Canine Semen Bank (ICSB), they offer “Pupsicles,” semen collection, freezing and storage service. Consultations available. For additional services, see ad on page 5; see coupon on page 53. Tugboat Bulldogs (760) 365-1398 Bulldogs by Jonda Zeller; 20 years’ experience. Wee-r-Yorkies and Maltese (949) 597-0085 www.wee-r-yorkies.com Specializing in Yorkshire terriers and Maltese dogs for more than 20 years. Parents are normally on the premises; most come from champion lines. All puppies are AKC-registered, receive their first shots and a veterinary health check, and are guaranteed. Interview required for interested parties. E-mail: email@example.com. Additional Resources The following Web sites offer sources for specific animal breeds and breeders throughout the U.S.: www.acfacats.com www.akc.org www.breeders.net www.breedersclub.net www.cfainc.org www.dogbreedinfo.com www.nextdaypets.com www.petfinder.com www.petharbor.com www.puppyfind.com www.tica.org www.sw-tica.com What to Look For in a Reputable Breeder The following Web sites offer information on choosing a breeder: www.hsus.org, offers a breeder checklist; www.dogbreedinfo.com/findingbreeder.htm, helpful tips and questions to ask about puppies; and www.dogplay.com, breeding information, including the breeder’s code of ethics, breed health issues and a checklist for responsible breeders.
clubs&associations Pet and animal clubs and associations; many provide educational resources for pet owners. American Animal Hospital Association (800) 252-2242 www.healthypet.com Information about accreditation for animal hospitals, as well as medical information for pet owners. American Veterinary Medical Association (847) 925-8070 www.avma.org Established in 1863, the AVMA represents more than 76,000 veterinarians, whether private, corporate, government, industry, academia and uniformed services. The Web site provides animal medical resources and current scientific data. Dog Scouts of America www.dogscouts.org A national organization that promotes responsible dog ownership, the important role of the human/canine bond and challenges people and dogs to learn how to better serve each other. The dog is the Scout and earns badges, the handler can be an adult or child. Junior programs and information on starting your own troop are available. National Dogscouts Camp is held in Michigan, June 22-27 and July 13-18. Humane Society of the United States (202) 452-1100 www.humanesociety.org The humane society’s mission is to celebrate animals and confront cruelty. Their Web site contains information about the humane treatment of animals, including current legislation and legal actions, plus national and international resources for disaster services and useful information about pets and pet care. Meetup www.meetup.com Find meetup groups in your area. Type “breed or species of your interest” in the interest area and enter your zip code for a list of groups with similar interests. National Association of Professional Pet Sitters www.petsitters.org A national association for pet sitters and pet owners. The Web site features a pet-sitter search and educational information about pet sitting and pet care. Online Communities The following Web sites offer online social networking communities for pets and their people: www.catster.com and www.dogster.com
www.mycatspace.com and www.mydogspace.com www.datemypet.com www.dogpawfile.com www.dogphoria.ning.com www.pettalez.com.
Southwestern Herpatologists Society www.swhs.org
American Cat Fanciers Association www.acfacats.com
The Rat Fan Club www.ratfanclub.org
• Pooch Club (714) 633-4821 www.poochclub.net Join the Pooch Club, and you and your dogs can participate in group hikes with club members. Additional social events include group walks, meet-ups at the dog beach and more. It’s a great way for you and your dog to socialize and exercise! Also see “Calendar.”
American Rabbit Breeders Association www.arba.net
spcaLA and ASPCA (888) 772-2521 www.spcala.com The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Los Angeles is a 131-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals through education, law enforcement and intervention. Their Web site provides information on adopting pets, humane education, animal protection services and animal training. Extensive programs and services offered. Volunteer and foster opportunities available. For national information, visit www.aspca.org.
California Hamster Association www.geocities.com/calhamassoc
Specific Breed and Species Clubs The following Web sites offer memberships or searches for local clubs and communities for specific breeds and species:
American Rat Fancy Association www.afrma.org
Avicultural Society of America www.asabirds.org
The following organizations provide dog sport classes or clinics, including agility, herding, frisbee, flyball and urban mushing, plus information on referrals and competitions.
California Potbellied Pig Association www.cppa4pigs.org, www.pigharmony.com California Turtle and Tortoise Club www.tortoise.org Cat Fanciers’ Association www.cfainc.org Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen Club of America (949) 262-9282. www.gbgv.net International Cat Association www.tica.org
All Breed Herding Training home1.gte.net/jerstew Classes are available year-round to teach all breeds of dogs how to herd sheep. Jerome Stewart has been teaching herding classes since 1988, and currently teaches three classes per week in Long Beach, Anaheim and Perris. Each class is 2 1⁄2 hours for $30; pre-registration is not required. No previous experience necessary. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. American Kennel Club (919) 233-9767 www.akc.org The American Kennel Club provides information about competitions and dog sports training nationwide, including dog shows.
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FIRST TRIP FREE! Pet First Aid And CPR Certified 1.2 Miles Of Pristine Beach Warm Water Shower 4 To 5 Dogs Per Trip
Disc Dogs in Southern California www.d2isc.com D2ISC organizes a series of informal play days and clinics throughout the year where members and prospective members can exchange training ideas. They also plan several competitions and a variety of shows throughout the year for dogrelated charities, humane societies, sporting events and schools. Members include regional, national and world competition finalists. Clinic dates, event schedules and contact information are available on their Web site. Jump Start Dog Sports 4691 Valley View, Yorba Linda (714) 985-1555 www.jumpstartdogsports.com Classes include agility, frisbee, competition, rally, conformation and musical freestyle. They also offer family pet classes, including basic puppy training and tricks for kids and their puppies. North American Flyball Association (800) 318-6312 www.flyball.org Official site for flyball includes a list of regional teams, a national and international tournament
happytails! Experts say that exercise really does a pet good prior to a long drive. They'll be worn out, and as a result, calmer. You can further relieve pet’s anxiety by packing something familiar from home–familiar bedding, a cuddly blanket, or a couple of favorite toys. Happy trails! 18 | petsguide summer/fall
San Clemente (949) 361-8264 Canine Agility Games Course; Flyball Fun for Dogs; Frisbee Fun for Dogs. Seal Beach Frisbee Fun for Dogs.
calendar, world records and statistics, and news and official rules.
Westminster Frisbee Fun for Dogs.
Orange Crush Flyball Club www.ocflyball.org “The heart of flyball in Orange County.” The Web site provides local listings of tournaments, practices and classes.
Yorba Linda (714) 961-7160 Canine Games Agility Course; Frisbee Fun for Dogs.
Licensed Bonded and Insured
• BeachHounds.com Dog Beach Adventures (888) DOG-BEACH www.BeachHounds.com Your dog’s first trip is free to 1.2 miles of pristine beach with Beach Hounds. Exercise and socialization with four or five dogs per trip is included while they “unleash the adventure in your dog.” A warm water shower wraps up the day. Serving LA and Orange Counties. Pet first aid and CPR certified. Licensed, bonded and insured. See ad on this page.
Saddleback/Mission Viejo (949) 768-0981 Canine Agility Games Course; Flyball Fun for Dogs; Frisbee Fun for Dogs.
Recreation Department Classes The following city recreation departments offer dog sport classes ranging from one-day workshops to nine-week sessions. Also see “Therapy and Service Animals” and “Training Programs.” Anaheim Canine Games Agility Course.
Costa Mesa (714) 327-7525 Flyball Fun for Dogs; Frisbee Fun for Dogs. Dana Point (949) 248-3530 Canine Agility Games; Flyball Fun for Dogs; Frisbee Fun for Dogs. Fountain Valley (714) 839-8611 Frisbee Fun for Dogs; Wee Willie Obedience and Agility. Fullerton (714) 738-6317 Canine Agility Games Course; Frisbee Fun for Dogs; Rally Obedience. Garden Grove (714) 741-5200 Flyball Fun for Dogs; Frisbee Fun for Dogs. Irvine (949) 724-6610 Flyball Fun for Dogs; Frisbee Fun for Dogs; Canine Agility Games Course. La Habra (562) 905-9700 Frisbee Fun for Dogs; Canine Agility Games Course. Laguna Niguel (949) 425-5100 Canine Agility Games Course; Flyball Fun for Dogs. Long Beach (562) 570-6555 Canine Agility Games Course; Frisbee Fun for Dogs. Newport Beach Flyball Fun for Dogs.
Placentia (714) 993-8232 Canine Agility Games Course; Frisbee Fun for Dogs.
• Soccer Collies (714) 501-4074 www.soccercollies.com Invite the Soccer Collies out for your next birthday party, corporate or pet event. Your party guests play the goal keeper position, and the dogs bring the ball and score goals. Goal keeper and soccer dog training are available as well. Thank Dog! Bootcamp (888) DOG-HALO www.thankdogbootcamp.com A fitness workout for you and your dog. Certified dog and physical fitness trainers are dedicated to motivate, inspire and support all participants with challenging activities. Bootcamp locations in Long Beach, North Orange County and South Orange County. • Trick Classes and Doga at CosmoPAWlitan Boutique (562) 354-6040 www.cosmopawlitanboutique.com In Trick Class, your dog will learn to roll over, dance, bang!, play dead, crawl and more. In Doga (dog + yoga), bond with your dog doing sun salutations, downward facing position and upward paw pose. A workout for both you and your dog. Also see “Boutiques and Bakeries” and “Calendar” for details. See ad on page 15; see coupon on page 56. • Ugly Dog Adventures (714) 585-3868 www.uglydogadventures.com See full listing in "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." See ad on page 16. Urban Mushing www.urbanmushing.com Home of the Southern California Working Snow Dogs, a group of humans and their canine companions indulge in different fun dog-powered activities for the working dog, through various “mushing” type activities, such as dog scootering, carting, bikejoring, canicross, skijoring, weight-pulling and dogsledding. Clinics and meetings offered. E-mail: email@example.com What is Flyball? Flyball races match two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51-foot-long course. Each dog must run in relay fashion down the
jumps, trigger a flyball box, releasing the ball, retrieve the ball and return over the jumps. The next dog is released to run the course but can’t cross the start/finish line until the previous dog has returned over all four jumps and reached the start/finish line. The first team to have all four dogs finish the course without error wins the heat.
hoteletiquetteforpups! While staying at a pet-friendly hotel, remember these few tips: 1) At check-in, inquire about areas to walk your pet and any area where he or she may not be permitted. 2) Ask about any rodent or insect poisons in use, many of these may be toxic to pets. 3) In the room, place food and water bowls on a mat or in the bathroom for easy clean-up should a spill occur. 4) Avoid leaving pets alone in the room, if you have to, inform the front desk, leave the radio or TV on and make sure your pet is crated to avoid a pet escaping through the door when the housekeeper enters, or worse, attacking the housekeeper.
Emergency services for all animals. Also see: “Adoption and Rescue,” “End of Life,” “Safety,” “Shelters,” “Veterinary Services” and “Volunteering.” Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Animal emergency services provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. Services include emergency care, inter-hospital and long-distance transports; in-home euthanasia, body removal and cremation services. All staff are registered veterinarian technicians, and emergency medical technicians trained in animal first aid and CPR. 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 a branch of a local police department; the number listed may be a police department dispatch. For non-emergency services and local and regional shelter information, see “Shelters.” Costa Mesa City Animal Control (714) 754-5311 Harbor Animal Care and Control Shelter (888) 452-7381 Serves the cities of Carson, Gardena, Harbor City, Lomita, San Pedro, Torrance and Wilmington. Irvine Animal Services
LA County Shelter (562) 940-6898 Artesia, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada and Whittier. La Habra Animal Control (562) 905-9771 Long Beach Animal Care Services (562) 570-7387 Also serves Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. Mission Viejo Animal Services (949) 470-3045 Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel only. Newport Beach Animal Control
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hotdogs! And not the good kind, either. Pet advocates and law enforcement discourage leaving pets in the car for any period of time. Even with the car window partially open, temperatures inside the vehicle can reach a scorching and stifling 120 degrees, according to the Humane Society of the United States. With that kind of heat, pets can suffer brain damage or die of heat stroke. Check out the site www.mydogiscool.com; its purpose is to help people save dogs from dying in hot cars. They offer printable flyers and “cool” tips!
OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848 Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dove Canyon, El Modena, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, La Palma, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Midway City, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rossmoor, Santa Ana (shelterservices only), San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Tustin Foothills, Villa Park, Yorba Linda. San Clemente-Dana Point Shelter (949) 492-1617 Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. Santa Ana Animal Control
Southeast Area Animal Control (562) 803-3301 Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, Lakewood, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, South Gate and Vernon. Westminster Animal Control
Animal Poison Control Center (ASPCA) (888) 426-4435 A 24-hour hotline for any animal poison-related emergency. A consultation fee applies. Critter Catcher (949) 497-5046 Critter Catcher offers humane solutions to problematic wildlife such as bat exclusion, ducks in swimming pools or raccoons in attics; also removes deceased wildlife and offers repairs that wildlife may have caused such as holes in roofs or fences. Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Deceased Animal Pickup/Removal The following organizations provide animal body removal: Orange County Animal Care Services, (714) 935-6848; LA County Bureau of Sanitation, (800) 20 | petsguide summer/fall
773-2489, press 3; and LA County Department of Animal Care and Control, (562) 940-6898. Also see “Animal Control” listing in this section. Dog Bites The following Web site offers resources concerning dog bites, including the California Civil Code section 3342 regarding bites: www.dogbitelaw.com. Emergency Animal Hospitals When possible, notify staff of your situation prior to arrival. For information on non-emergency and specialty care, see “Veterinary Services.” Advance Critical Care and Internal Medicine (949) 654-8950 Veterinary facility provides 24-hour emergency, trauma management, surgery, internal medicine and critical care. 3021 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.accim.net Animal Emergency Referral Center (310) 325-3000 24-hour emergency services. 3511 PCH, Suite A, Torrance. www.animalemergencyreferral.com Animal Urgent Care of South OC (949) 364-6228 Providing emergency and urgent care. Monday Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; Saturday, noon - Monday, 8 a.m. Open 24 hours on holidays. 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. www.aucsoc.com • Crossroads Animal Emergency and Referral Center 11057 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk (562) 863-2522 www.CrossroadsAnimal911.com Emergency and urgent care for your pet when other practices are closed–all night, all weekend and every major holiday. Crossroads uses the latest advancements including digital x-ray, ultrasound and patient monitoring. Monday - Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; Friday, 6 p.m. - Monday, 8 a.m.; and 24 hours on major holidays. Also see “Veterinary Services.” See ad on page 50. • Irvine Regional Animal Emergency Hospital 1371 Reynolds Ave., Irvine (949) 833-9020 www.iraeh.com Open weekdays, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays, Irvine Regional Animal Emergency Hospital’s dedicated team of after-hours emergency veterinarians and board-certified specialists are there for you when your veterinarian can't be. Their caring medical staff is committed to excellence with a compassionate, common sense approach that keeps an eye on the bottom line. See ad on page 49; discount coupon on page 55. • Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic Garden Grove (714) 537-3032 La Habra (714) 441-2925, (562) 690-2925 Founded in 1975 by 41 local veterinarians, the clinic is committed to providing quality, after-hours emergency care for pets. Both hospital locations are equipped with the latest emergency medical
technology and offer an on-site pharmacy, lab and radiology. All doctors and technicians specialize in emergency/critical care. The clinic is open nights, weekends and 24 hours on the major holidays: Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; Saturday, noon Monday, 8 a.m. Appointments are not necessary. The Web site offers quick and easy-to-understand tips for treating your pet on their “Emergencies” page. Major credit cards accepted. Member of the American Animal Hospital Association. Locations: 12750 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove; 1474 S. Harbor Blvd., La Habra. www.er4yourpet.com. See ad on page 21. VCA All Care Animal Referral (714) 963-0909 24-hour emergency services; financial ad available. 18440 Amistad St., Fountain Valley. www.acarc.com. Yorba Linda Pet Care Center (714) 777-1677 A full service veterinary hospital that offers a range of care, including 24-hour emergency services, including surgery and treatment for serious conditions. 4935 Yorba Ranch Road, Ste. C, Yorba Linda. www.yorbalindapetcare.com • Yorba Regional Animal Hospital 8290 East Crystal Drive, Anaheim (714) 921-8700 www.yorbaregionalvets.com State-of-the-art facility open 24-hours, in the event of a pet accident or emergency. Offers emergency surgery, digital radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, fluid therapy, oxygen support, onsite blood work and laboratory testing plus 24-hour monitoring. If your pet's primary veterinarian's office is closed, the experienced emergency care team at Yorba Regional will provide treatment, then follow-up with your pet's vet and fax all records and lab results. For additional services, see ad on page 5; see coupon on page 53. Lost and Found Pets If you have lost your pet: 1) Call your local animal control office (see “Animal Control” listing in this section) for recent activity in your area, including pick-ups and found pet reports. 2) 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 e-mail when a matching animal is listed by a shelter or registered as found on the site. 3) Personally visit all of the local and regional shelters in your area to look for your pet; neighboring cities often contract with different shelters. Visit as often as possible as animals are brought in continuously. 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 contact and location information. 5) Visit www.findtoto.com, an “Amber Alert” for lost or stolen pets; fees apply. If you have found a domesticated animal without tags: 1) Register the pet as found at www.petharbor.com;
matching descriptions will be e-mailed to owners who have registered lost pets. 2) Check “Shelters” for a shelter that will accept animals found in your city; if possible, take the animal to a no-kill shelter. At the shelter, the animal will be scanned for microchip ID and logged. Stray animals are generally held for a owner-reclaimation period prior to being available for adoption; unless it is a no-kill shelter, the animal may be euthanized if the animal is not claimed or adopted. 3) Call your local animal control office to report the animal as found. If necessary, they will transport the animal to the local shelter. 4) For additional no-kill options, contact the appropriate rescue organization (see “Adoption and Rescue”). Opossum Society of the U.S. (714) 536-3538 www.opossumsocietyus.org For orphaned and/or injured opossums, call for assistance or visit the Web site for more information. In emergency situations, call Animal Control, see listing in this section. Pacific Marine Mammal Center 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach (949) 494-3050 www.pacificmmc.org The center rescues ill or injured marine mammals from Orange County beaches. Volunteer opportunities available. • Secure A Pet ® (888) 811-8123 www.secureapet.com Prevent the trauma of losing your pet with a wireless GPS pet-tracking collar by Secure A Pet ®, which provides pet owners with an "on-demand" request for location when their pets should stray. They offer 24/7 customer support and their Web site search utilizes GPS technology and Google Maps to locate your pet quickly. Their mission: “Bringing Them Home.” See “Identification and Licensing” for details. See ad on page 19; coupon on page 55. Songbird Care and Education Center www.songbirdcareandeducation.org Assistance and resource for orphaned or injured songbirds. Squirrel Rescue The following Web sites offer information and rescue tips for squirrels: www.squirrel-rescue.com and www.mary.cc/squirrels. Surf City Animal Response Team (SCART) 18685-A Main St., PMB 458, Huntington Beach (714) 349-1047 www.scart.us SCART provides animal sheltering, and can provide search and rescue support after a disaster. Volunteer opportunities available, see “Volunteering.” Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center 21900 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach (714) 374-5587 www.wwccoc.org The center provides assistance for emergency sit-
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home or away. www.2dawgnite.com Also see “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.” See ad on page 32. Home Pet Euthanasia of So. Cal. (714) 454-4080 www.homepeteuthanasia.com Tara Haddad D.V.M, (714) 964-9304 Also offers pet loss counseling and support. www.allpawsdogdaycare.com
endoflife Cremation, burial and euthanasia services, plus pet loss support groups and bereavement counseling. Also see: “Emergency Resources” and Mobile Vets listed under “Veterinary Services.” Care and Counseling 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. The following people offer counseling concerning hospice care and euthanasia. Also see Mobile Vets in “Veterinary Services.” Consultation is required before hospice care is started. • 2 Dawg Nite (949) 515-4222 A certified veterinary technician administers and provides expert, reliable care of your pets with medications, insulin injections, sub-Q fluids, who can also provide hospice care for in-need pets while you are
Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups The following people and organizations provide counseling and support groups or resources during pet loss. Andrea Keith, LMFT, CEAP (949) 650-2442 Licensed psychotherapist specializing in pet loss. Support groups available. www.time4therapy.com, www.pet-loss-therapy.com Animal Chaplains - Bereavement and animal ministry resource in addition to an opportunity to become an animal chaplain. www.animalchaplains.com • Animal Companion Loss Support Group (562) 354-6040 Offered for those who are anticipating, or coping with, the loss of a beloved companion animal. Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations recommended. Cosmopawlitan Boutique. 4107 Viking Way, Long Beach. www.cosmopawlitanboutique.com ASPCA Grief Counseling (877) GRIEF-10 Dr. Stephanie LaFarge, Senior Director, Counseling Services. She can be reached at the 24-hour hotline, and will return your call the same day. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.aspca.org
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For additional information regarding pet loss, including support groups and counselors, contact: Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, www.aplb.org or www.petbereavement.com; Animal Love and Loss Network, www.alln.org; Pet Loss Grief Support, www.petloss.com; and Rainbow Bridge, www.rainbowbridge.com.
Pet Haven Cemetery and Crematory 18300 South Figueroa St., Gardena (310) 532-2477 www.pethavencemeteryandcrematory.com Pet Haven offers pre-need plans, cremation, burials, markers and borders. Each pet is cremated individually and cremains can be returned to the owner, scattered in the Memory Garden at no cost or interred in the cemetery in waterproof or satin-lined wooden caskets. Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. After-hours phone service provided.
• Animal Friends Pet Hotel 13220 Euclid St., Garden Grove (714) 537-4500 www.communityvet.com Open 365 days. In addition to their boarding and day care, services can include: bathing and hair styling with quality shampoos and conditioners, soothing massage sessions, nail trims, ear cleaning and anal glands expression.
Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery 19542 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach (714) 962-7111 www.seabreezepetcemetery.com Lawn burials are offered with separate burial grounds for cats. Cremations are completed on an individual basis; cremains may be taken home in an urn or interred on the grounds. Granite headstones, urns, caskets and flower containers are available. Pre-need plans are offered. Additional Resources For listings of pet cemeteries and crematories outside of California, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico, visit the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories Web site at www.iaopc.com. For more information regarding memorial or funeral merchandise such as caskets, urns, journals, books, memorial cards, poems and prayers or spirit boxes, visit: www.angelashes.com; www.ashestoashes.com; www.foreverpets.com;
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The following facilities provide grooming services and/or grooming instruction. Also see: “Groomers/DIY” and “Groomers/Mobile.”
• Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Animalia offers self-serve bathing for dogs and cats 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: spa, massage, flea control and no-chemical for sensitive skin. The luxury level baths also include top-of-theline 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. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Come in an hour before closing as they completely disinfect from top to bottom after every bath. See ad on page 35; coupon on page 53. • BethLisa Mobile Dog Spa (562) 493-8510 www.bethlisamobiledogspa.com. See complete listing under “Groomers/Mobile.”
• Celebrity Paw Spa 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton (714) 447-0141 www.ocacademyofpetstyling.net Celebrity Paw Spa is a luxury spa offering instore grooming, day care and a boutique, plus mobile grooming services. Mobile services are offered in the Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra Heights, Orange, Placentia and Yorba Linda areas. The spa, formerly Lisha’s Grooming salon, is professionally run with 23 years experience. All groomers are pet first-aid and CPR certified. A state-certified grooming school is also offered; see O.C. Academy of Pet Styling listed in this section. See ad on this page. • Chateau Le Pooch Store and Spa 806 W. Imperial Hwy., Ste. M, Brea (714) 482-0452 www.chateaulepooch.com The spa environment is calming and stress free. They are an approved John Paul Pet Spa offering full service grooming (dogs and cats), including hair dying, pawdicures and non-anesthesia dentistry for all size breeds. Each customized grooming appointment is finished with a stylish bow or bandanna. Nominated and placed 2nd for My Fox’s LA Hot List “Best of OC – Grooming” 2009. Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. See ad on page 15. • Doggie in the Window 4106 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach (562) 494-7085 www.doggieinthewindow.net Full-service grooming for all breeds, large and small. Day care and pet store also on site. See ad on the back cover. • Groomingdales Pet Salon 31441 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Ste. E Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 709-7400 www.groomingdalesOC.com Whether it’s a dog or cat, Groomingdales loves making your pet as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside! Their caring and experienced groomers offer specific breed hand-clipping, bath and brush-out, dematting, skin care, furminator treatments, nail and ear care. All grooming is done in plain view, and you are welcome to see for yourself the expert care and handling provided by their groomers. Mention this listing and receive $5 off your first groom! • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Katella Animal Clinic offers grooming services, which can be scheduled along with your veterinarian services or boarding visits, or independently. A free Capstar tablet for flea prevention can be administered if necessary. Also see “Boarding and Daycare,” “Low-Cost Services” and “Veterinary Services.” For $5 off grooming services and discounts off their already affordable prices, see ad on page 48.
• Kind To Canines 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com Let your dog be pampered and have a day of play at Kind to Canines. The difference of a day at the groomer at Kind to Canines is that all dogs socialize together rather than being stuck in a crate all day. They specialize in products that are primarily green and eco-friendly. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Sundays. Also see "Boarding and Daycare" and "Training Programs." See ad on page 44; coupon on page 54. • LaunderPet Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 433-3605 Seal Beach 318 Main Street, Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave. #113, Long Bch (562) 427-2551 www.launderpet.com Full service grooming, food and supplies are offered at all three LaunderPet locations. Their grooming staff provides gentle and expert care and pampering for your best friend(s). Call them today for an appointment and let one of their talented groomers spoil your pet. Walk-ins are welcome as space and time permit. Self-service dog and cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations for just $10. Their self-service wash has elevated tubs with warm water; 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, or other products are available for an additional fee: shampoos, conditioners, nail trimming and kennel dryers. Food and supplies are available for purchase at all three locations, and they also offer pick-up and delivery–call for details. Call or visit the Web site for each location's hours. Visit their Web site for a discount coupon. Also see “Pet Stores.” See ad with discount coupon on this page. • Long Beach Room & Groom 1354 Obisbo Ave., Long Beach (562) 597-9587 The kennel is equipped with a full service grooming salon, offering baths, nail trims, hair cuts, flea treatments and more. Grooming services can be scheduled along with boarding stay (see “Boarding and Daycare”), or on it’s own; they also service walk-ins. Non-anesthetic teeth brushing is available. Free veterinary consults on Wednesdays, by appointment only; vaccine services are available. See ad on this page; coupon on page 52.
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sanitation, prepping, bathing, blow drying, styling and speed techniques are covered in depth. Classes are limited to eight students. See ad on page 22. • Pet Hospital 3411 East Chapman Ave., Orange (714) 771-3261 www.pethospitalorange.com Pet Hospital offers full service grooming for both dogs and cats. All pets are bathed with the HydroSurge system, which is a deep cleansing, massaging bath, and then hand dried. Every pet in for grooming is checked by their qualified staff to ensure there are no medical concerns, such as ear infections, dry skin, bumps, etc. Along with the bathing, additional services offered include haircuts, hot oil treatments, Blueberry Facials, Furminator treatments and teeth brushing. Open daily. Also see “Photography and Art” and “Veterinary Services.” See ad on page 51; coupon on page 54. • Pet Suites 19 Journey, Aliso Viejo (949) 425-0700 www.petsuites.com Pet Suites is ready to satisfy all of your pet's bathing and grooming needs. Featuring state-of-the-art HydroSurge bathing and gentle Snyder dryers, their expert staff of professional groomers are skilled in caring for all breeds of dogs. For a special treat, try one of their signature, relaxing blueberry facials. Also see “Boarding and Daycare." See ad on page 11; coupon on page 56.
• Puppy Shop Boys 688 Baker St., #5, Costa Mesa (714) 641-1717 www.puppyshopboys.com At Puppy Shop Boys, they believe bathing and grooming are essential to a healthy pet. They offer state-of-the-art dog grooming facilities with professional grooming stylists. From basic grooming services, including shampoos, hair cuts and flea treatment, to exotic styling and moisturizing treatments, your pampered poochie will go home looking great as well as feeling great. Their entire line of dog grooming services are available daily, by appointment. Also see “Boutiques and Bakeries.” See ad on page 15. • Sudsy Dog (562) 377-1360 6410 E. Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood See complete listing under “Groomers/D.I.Y.” • Wags to Whiskers Pet Grooming 5505 Stearns St., Long Beach (562) 430-5161 www.wagsgrooming.com Wags to Whiskers Pet Grooming has been voted the best in Long Beach for five years. They specialize in all-breed pet grooming, de-matting, flea treatments, dental care, nail trimming and polishing and the FURminator®! The FURminator® will help reduce your pets shedding 60-80%. Wags to Whiskers has a professional grooming staff with 50 years experience to groom your poodles, Shih Tzus, Yorkies, Morkies, Malteses, Maltipoos and more. Please call for questions or checkout www.wagsgrooming.com.
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• 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 Method” which is a step-by-step method designed and refined over a 35-year period. Students of all ages can master all of the basic grooming skills with an emphasis on fine finishing. Tool usage and maintenance, safety, cleaning and
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• Yorba Regional Animal Hospital 8290 East Crystal Drive, Anaheim (714) 921-8700 www.yorbaregionalvets.com “A Day at the Spa” includes shampoos and conditioners tailored to your pet's needs; hand fluff drying as necessary; haircut or style; nail trim and file; ear cleaning and ear hair removal as necessary; anal gland release; sanitary clip and conditioning cologne. For additional services, see ad on page 5; see coupon on page 53. Grooming Schools The following schools offer programs to become an animal groomer. Animal Behavior College (800) 795-3294 Mention Petsguide and receive $100 off tuition. www.AnimalBehaviorCollege.com California Paw Grooming School (714) 226-9040 Programs available in English, Korean and Spanish. www.capawgroomingschool.com • O.C. Academy of Pet Styling (714) 883-3440 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton. www.ocacademyofpetstyling.net. See complete listing in this section and ad on page 22.
Bixby Knolls LaunderPet (562) 427-2551 See complete listing under "Groomers” in this section; see ad with discount coupon on page 23. Mud Puppy Dog Wash (949) 951-3414 22902 Los Alisos, Unit O, Mission Viejo. www.themudpuppydogwash.com Pet Treasures U-Wash Pet Spa (949) 493-7297 653 Camino De Los Mares, #100, San Clemente.
All of Greater Long Beach and Orange County Aussie Pet Mobile (800) 738-6624 Grooming appointments for dogs and cats by phone or online. www.aussiepetmobile.com
Soggy Dog (562) 432-6934 Tubs can accommodate large dogs up to 300 lbs. 344 East 4th St., Long Beach. www.soggydoglb.com
Fritzy’s Pet Care Pros (877) Fritzys Also serves the Inland Empire. Discount coupon on Web site. www.fritzyspetcarepros.com
• Sudsy Dog (562) 377-1360 Lakewood’s premiere self-serve dog wash provides waist-high tubs and features all organic products. Being environmentally friendly, they donate a tree for every 50 dogs washed. Discounts are given for service dogs, puppies-intraining and newly adopted or rescued dogs and cats. Open Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; weekends, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 6410 E. Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood. www.sudsydogwash.com
Greater Long Beach Animal Crackers (310) 831-4637 Also serves areas of the South Bay.
Tidy Dog (562) 433-1330 4110 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. www.tidydog.com
Do-it-yourself grooming allows you to groom your dog without the messy clean-up. Most offer grooming supplies including aprons, nail trimming implements, ear cleaning tools, flea control, anti-shedding treatments, dryers, brushes, combs and various shampoos and conditioners; fees sometimes apply. Bath sessions start at $15, some offer specials. Also see: “Groomers” and “Groomers/Mobile.”
Mobile groomers travel to your home or business for all of your pet’s grooming needs, including bathing, ear cleaning, nail trimming, brushing and detangling, hair clipping, anal gland expression, flea treatments and de-shedding treatments. Most offer additional services such as facials, specialized shampoos and conditioners, aromatherapy and discounted services, such as weekly/bi-weekly/monthly maintenance programs. Some mobile groomers offer cat grooming as well. Also see: “Groomers” and “Groomers/D.I.Y.”
• Animalia (714) 377-7630 See complete listing under “Groomers”; see ad on page 35; discount coupon on page 53. Bark! Bark! Daycare & Grooming (562) 437-3655 301 Atlantic Ave., Unit D. Long Beach www.barkbarkdaycare.com Dirty Dog Wash (714) 960-7002 504 Main St., Huntington Beach www.dirtydogwash.com Doggie Spa (714) 374-8777, (949) 559-DOGG 19365 Main St., Huntington Beach; and 5405 Alton Parkway, Irvine. www.thedoggiespa.net K9 Krazy Do-It-Yourself Dog Wash (949) 768-7387 21991 El Toro Road, #3, Lake Forest. www.k9krazygrooming.com • LaunderPet Belmont Pets and LaunderPet 24 | petsguide summer/fall
ers and styling products. Appointments are scheduled Monday - Saturday, and they are currently accepting new clients for their Deluxe Spa Package. Please call or e-mail to schedule a Deluxe Spa for your loving pet.
• BethLisa Mobile Dog Spa (562) 493-8510 www.bethlisamobiledogspa.com BethLisa Mobile Dog Spa provides full-service styling and bathing services for your pampered pooch at your home or office. Owned and operated by Beth and Lisa Jury, they serve Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and parts of Long Beach. Their Deluxe Spa Package includes de-shedding, teeth brushing, warm hydro-massage bath, blueberry facial, warm air hand dry, anal gland expression, ear cleaning, nail trimming, plus trimming of the feet, face and sanitary area. Their Premium Spa Package adds full breed or customized styling. Hand-stripping available for select breeds. They exclusively use Isle of Dogs shampoos, condition-
• BethLisa Mobile Dog Spa (562) 493-8510 www.bethlisamobiledogspa.com. See complete listing in this section. Coastal Dog Grooming (562) 244-0942 Specializing in cats and large breed dogs. Long Beach, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach only. • Lara’s Mobile Grooming (562) 494-3739 Operated by the owner of Doggie in the Window. www.doggieinthewindow.net. Mutt Hutt Mobile Pet Grooming www.mutt-hut.net
Pet Cutz’ Mobile Salon www.petcutzmobilesalon.com
All of Orange County Bathing Beauties (714) 973-6284 Specializing in nervous and elderly pets. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Bow Wow Meow (714) 537-3792 www.bowwowmeowmobile.com North Orange County Top Dog Mobile Grooming (714) 903-3208 www.topdogmobilegrooming.com Mid-Orange County Groomingdales Express (949) 552-9003 Specializes in large dogs and lion clips for both cats and dogs. www.groomingdalesexpress.com Dogs Day Out (714) 842-7387 Serving Garden Grove, Westminster, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and surrounding areas. South Orange County Noah’s Bark www.noahsbarkgrooming.com
Pinky’s Mobile Grooming (949) 643-1010 Cat grooming also available. www.pinkysmobilegrooming.net Red Rover Mobile Grooming Grooming for cats also offered.
Super Mutts www.supermuttsmobile.com
Waggin’ Wagon www.wagginwagon.net
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• Secure A (888) 811-8123 www.secureapet.com Prevent the trauma of losing your pet with a wireless GPS pet-tracking collar by Secure A Pet ®. The service plan provides pet owners with an "ondemand" request for location when their pets should stray. Keep your best friend safe with Secure A Pet GPS Collar; it's simple, lightweight, easy-to-use, rugged and water resistant with environmentally-friendly rechargeable batteries. They offer 24/7 customer support including reminder services and their Web site search utilizes GPS technology and Google Maps to locate your pet quickly. See ad on page 19; coupon on page 55. GPS Collars The GPS pet collar allows pet owners to locate their cat or dog anytime and anywhere. Most collars can locate a pet within a mile, display a pet’s position and movement and track up to three pets simultaneously. The following Web sites offer GPS pet collars: www.roameoforpets.com; www.gundogsupply.com; www.petsmobility.com; and www.secureapet.com. Licensing: Where, Why and How All dogs over the age of four months are required by law to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. The licensing law was implemented as a health issue related to rabies. It also keeps an updated record of ownership. Residents owning or having custody of any dog must license the dog within 15 days of acquisition or within 15 days after the license becomes due. Residents must provide proof of a California-approved rabies vaccination to obtain a license (OCCO 4-1-70). License discounts are often offered for spay or neutered animals and for senior citizens. Applications and fees are usually available on the Web site. The following city agencies provide licenses to dogs and cats:
www.SurfCityDog.com La Habra Animal Control (562) 905-9771 Serves La Habra only. www.ci.la-habra.ca.us La Mirada Animal Licenses (562) 902-2960 Licensing in person at the sheriff’s station. 13716 La Mirada Blvd. www.cityoflamirada.org Long Beach Animal Care Services (562) 570-7387 Serves Cerritos, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. www.longbeach.gov Mission Viejo Animal Services (949) 470-3045 Serves Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel only. www.cmvas.org Newport Beach Animal Licenses (949) 644-3141 Also serves Corona Del Mar, Balboa and Monarch Beach. www.city.newport-beach.ca.us OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848, (949) 249-5160 See “Emergency Resources” for a complete list of cities. www.ocpetinfo.com San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter Also serves Capistrano Beach.
Lakewood (call number listed); Norwalk, (562) 9295711; Paramount, (562) 220-2018; Santa Fe Springs, (562) 409-1850; and Southgate (call number listed). www.seaaca.org Westminster Animal Control (714) 898-3315 Westminster only. www.ci.westminster.ca.us Microchips Most veterinarians offer placement of microchip identification. Contact your local vet for fee information. Veterinarians - The vet injects a tiny chip about the size of a grain of rice under a pet’s skin between the shoulder blades. The number on the chip is then entered into the microchip company’s database. When a lost pet is found, any animal hospital, shelter or humane society can use a special handheld microchip scanner to read the microchip’s unique ID number. A one-time fee of approximately $50 includes the microchip and its injection. Side effects possible. Have site of injection checked at pet’s yearly exam.
Santa Ana Animal Control (714) 647-5257 Serves Santa Ana. www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (562) 803-3301 Serves Bellflower (call number listed); Buena Park (call number listed); Downey, (562) 904-7246;
Microchip Companies - The vet chooses a microchip company (usually AVID or HomeAgain) that offers additional services, that may include a network of professionals looking for your pet if he or she should become lost; e-mail alerts (including your pet’s picture) instantly sent to shelters; vet clinics and other members of the network; counselors to guide and assist you until your pet is recovered; medical information upon recovery of your pet to facilitate imme-
Costa Mesa Animal Control (714) 754-5311 Serves Costa Mesa only. www.ci.costa-mesa.ca.us Irvine Animal Care Center (949) 724-7740 Serves Irvine only. www.irvineshelter.org Laguna Beach Animal Shelter Serves Laguna Beach.
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My Hanks Depot My Hanks Depot Natural & Holistic Pet Care Products: food h vitamins & supplements h arthritis medication pet pest control products h pet kidney treatments
www.myhanksdepot.com h (800) 699-0664 diate medical care if needed; a “lost pet poster” with your pet’s picture; your contact information; and the location where your pet was lost so you can immediately begin the search for your pet. These additional services range from monthly fees (approximately $15) to a one-time fee (approximately $50) depending on the company. Animal Assistance League of Orange County - The league offers a microchip. The cost is $45, which includes AVID microchip placement by a veterinarian and AVID registration to the owner. All net proceeds from the microchip program will help ill or injured animals in the AALOC community. 15102 Jackson St., Midway City. (714) 373-0771. www.aaloc.com. Pet Tags The following Web sites offer a variety of pet identification tags engraved with three or four lines of text such as name, address and phone number. www.boomerangtags.com; www.pettags.com; www.loveyourpets.com; www.luckypet.com; and www.tagz4tailz.com. Automated pet tag machines are also an option and may be found at your local pet store, such as PetSmart or PetCo.
The following businesses offer pet health insurance. Also see “Pet Assistance.” Pet Insurance Providers Embrace Pet Insurance (800) 511-9172 www.embracepetinsurance.com (877) 738-7237
Progressive Auto Insurance (800) PROGRESSIVE Pet injury coverage comes complimentary with your auto collision coverage. www.progressive.com PurinaCare www.purinacare.com
VPI Pet Insurance www.petinsurance.com
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Additional Resources The following Web site offers the opportunity to compare pet insurance rates and benefits for your pet: www.petinsurancereview.com.
legalservices The following businesses offer legal services for pet owners including wills, trusts and consequences from animal bites or mishaps. For information about what to do in case of a dog bite, see “Emergency Resources.”
insurance Pets Best Insurance www.petsbest.com
as vaccines. 2) For puppies and kittens, consider a policy that covers vaccinations, spaying/neutering, deworming and microchips. 3) Consider how much you spend on medications and look for a policy that may cover that cost. 4) For senior pets, consider a policy that covers dental, medications and tests such as blood work, EKGs and x-rays. 5) Consider your pet’s chronic or recurring conditions. Look for a policy that covers pre-existing conditions and hereditary or congenital defects that may occur in specific breeds. 6) Consider alternative medicine and look for a policy that covers acupuncture, chiropractic work and/or holistic medicine. 7) Also ask about available discounts too.
Estate Planning for Pets The following Web sites offer information about including pets in estate plans: www.hsus.org, search on “estate planning”; and estateplanningforpets.org. Additional Resources The following Web sites offer resources, tips and information about California animal laws: www.animallaw.info; www.animalcare.lacounty.gov; and www.ocgov.com.
low-costservices The following organizations provide low-cost spay and neuter services, vaccinations and pet medications. Also see: “Pet Assistance” and Ongoing Events in the “Calendar” for pet stores that offer monthly low-cost clinics.
• Affordable Spay and Neuter of Orange County 24861 Alicia Parkway, Suite D, Laguna Hills (949) 768-1314 www.affordablespays.com Low-cost spay and neuter services for cats, starting at $50, and dogs, starting at $75. All patients are given high quality care, and sent home with pain medication at no extra charge. • Animal Discount Clinic 13252 Euclid St., Garden Grove (714) 537-0570 www.communityvet.com Low-cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs. Also offers dental cleaning, vaccinations, de-worming, microchips and flea control products. Animal Medical Center 16540 Harbor Blvd., #A, Fountain Valley (714) 531-1155 Low-cost services include cat and dog spay and neuter, vaccinations and exams. • Brookhaven Pet Hospital 10092 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove (714) 530-2200 They offer low-cost spay and neuter services for cats, starting at $35; dogs, starting at $58; and exotics starting at $50. Also offers low-cost exams and vaccinations, deworming, dental cleaning, microchips and flea control products. All services are by appointment only. City of Mission Viejo Animal Services Center 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 470-3045 www.cmvas.org Vaccination clinic is held four times a year. Shots include: Rabies, $6 (dogs and cats, 4 months and older); 6-in-1, $14 (dogs 4 weeks and older); Bordetella, $11 (dogs, 4 weeks and older); and 4-in-1 (FVRCPP), $14 (cats 8 weeks and older). Call for clinic dates and times. Rates subject to change. Clinico (888) 937-7295 www.clinico.org The clinic offers low-cost spay or neuter services. Call for appointment. Two locations: 957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro and 9325 Slauson Ave., Pico Rivera. Fullerton HIlls Pet Clinic 1805 North Euclid St., Fullerton (714) 879-5560 Low-cost spay and neuter for dogs and cats. Female dogs start at $195; male dogs, $140. Female cats start at $115; male cats, $78. Golden State Humane Society 555 Artesia Blvd., Long Beach (562) 423-8406 11901 Gilbert St., Garden Grove (714) 638-8111 Low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs, by appointment. Low-cost vaccines and basic veterinary services are offered on a walk-in basis.
• 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, and receive 20% off Katella Animal Clinic’s already affordable prices for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Weekdays only. Also see “Boarding and Daycare,” “Groomers” and “Veterinary Services.” See ad for additional savings on page 48. Low-Cost Online Pet Medication The following Web sites offer modestly-priced pet medication. Some sites also offer pet food and accessories. www.1800petmeds.com www.canadavet.com www.healthypets.com www.medi-vet.com www.nextdaypets.com www.petcarerx.com www.petmedsonline.org www.petrx.com www.universalpetmeds.com OC Animal Care 561 The City Drive South, Orange (714) 935-6848 www.ocpetinfo.com Low-cost rabies vaccination on the first Tuesday of each month, 7-8:30 p.m. Call for a schedule of fees (see “Emergency Resources” for a complete list of cities). Pet Stores & Mobile Clinics The following pet stores offer low-cost vaccination clinics at select locations: Petco, www.petco.com; and Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies, www.centinelafeed.com. Also visit www.mobilepetcare.com for a low-cost mobile clinic schedule in your city. Plaza Pet Hospital 3 Rancho Circle, Lake Forest (949) 581-7979 Low-cost vaccinations are offered Thursday to Saturday by appointment only. Tri-City Pet Hospital 1145 South Placentia, Fullerton (714) 870-9090 www.tri-citypet.com Pets must be in good health and have had a physical exam from a veterinarian within the past year to participate in the vaccination clinics. Sundays, 9-11 a.m.; first-come, first-serve basis. Call for fees. Yorba Lake Pet Clinic 18561 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda (714) 693-0911 www.yorbalakepetclinic.com Low-cost spay and neuter for dogs and cats. Female dogs start at $156; male dogs, $112. Female and male cats start at $85. Call for lowcost vaccine and microchip clinic dates.
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nutrition The following pet stores and pet food providers specialize in pet nutrition often offering hard-to-find foods such as organic and raw diets or homemade dinners. Also see: “Boutiques and Bakeries” and “Pet Stores.” • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Animalia specializes in raw, super premium and organic diets for dogs and cats. They carry foods that do not contain wheat, corn or soy. Four brands of raw food and fresh refrigerated food are available, along with high quality treats provided by local bakers; nutritional supplements too. Animalia is a pet specialty store (see “Pet Stores”) and offers self-grooming (see “Groomers”). Open Monday Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. 6 p.m. See ad on page 35; coupon on page 53. • Bark and Sniff Boutique 1330 South Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach (949) 715-DOGS (3647) www.barkandsniffboutique.com Bark and Sniff Boutique carries top-of-the-line holistic nutritional food and organic treats, such as Orijen, Honest Kitchen, Timberwolf, etc. Bark and Sniff Boutique also offers fresh baked goodies for your pooch. Come by and sniff them out! See ad on page 14. • Doggie in the Window 4106 East Anaheim St., Long Beach (562) 494-7085 www.doggieinthewindow.net Dog and cat foods for holistic, raw, prescription and all-natural food diets. Grooming and daycare also available.
• Lauren’s Poochie Snacks (866) 755-8101 www.laurenspoochiesnacks.com Gourmet dog treats made with human-grade ingredients and naturally preserved. Their products do not contain any artificial color, flavors or preservatives. Available in four flavors: bacon, peppermint, peanut butter and a gluten-free product, Ocean Brown Rice. See ad on this page. • My Hanks Depot (800) 699-0664 www.myhanksdepot.com Natural pet care products are My Hanks Depot’s specialty. These include premium natural dog and cat food, natural pet supplements, natural pet arthritis medication, natural pet pest control products, natural pet kidney treatments, vitamins, and a wide variety of other natural pet health supplies for dogs, cats and horses. Web-based company also offers special recipes for allergies, arthritis, fungal care, skin therapy, kidney treatments, plus flower essences and supplements. Hank also offers advice and answers to questions you may have concerning pet health issues. See ad on page 26. • Natura Pet Products www.NaturaPet.com Natura Pet Products (maker of INNOVA, EVO, CaliforniaNatural, HealthWise and Karma Organics) was founded nearly two decades ago in California as a health food company for pets utilizing healthy and wholesome ingredients. Today, Natura is also known for its leadership in the natural pet food industry and manufacturing excellence of the healthiest pet foods in the world, operating two of its own USDA, ISO 22000:2005, ISO 9001:2000 and AIB Certified manufacturing facilities. Made in
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America. For more information log on to www.NaturaPet.com or see the ad on the back outside cover. • OC Doggie Dinners (714) 528-3022 www.ocdoggiedinners.com In response to health problems developed by their own family of dogs, OC Doggie Dinners has developed recipes made of some of the best homemade food possible. In an effort to encourage other pet owners to serve their beloved dogs’ natural food, they have developed this quality line of foods for dogs. All their dinner products contain all-natural raw super food supplements; contain no additives, preservatives, fillers or synthetic ingredients; and are cooked fresh and frozen daily. OC Doggie Dinners wants to help you keep your dog healthy, and make your life easier, too. See ad on page 27. Pet Chef Express (949) 515-9600 www.petchefexpressca.com Costa Mesa-based company delivers all-natural, pet foods for dogs and cats. Serves Orange County, Inland Empire and Long Beach areas. • Petlane - Terry Gunn, Pet Advisor (714) 841-0742, (714) 381-7174 PetLane sells their own brand of dog food, Pure Woof, made from two sources of antibiotic-free, hormonefree protein: chicken and pork meal. All grains are pesticide free and excellent natural sources of Omega 6 fatty acids to help keep your dog’s skin and coat healthy and shiny. Pure Woof contains humangrade fruits and vegetables such as carrots for BetaCarotene, Peas for Vitamin A and Blueberries, an incredible source of antioxidants. The food for older dogs even features pharmaceutical grade glucosamine to renew and rebuild joint cartilage, improve joint flexibility, and help reduce pain in arthritic dogs. Puppy food and a variety of all-natural, high-quality treats and bones are also available. Petlane has a 100% money back guarantee on every product and has its own pet food program, “PerPetual Replenisher,” with a 5% discount by signing up for automatic home delivery. See ad on page 41. • Ugly Dog Gourmet (714) 585-3868 www.uglydoggourmet.com Just what the “Dogtor” ordered! Ugly Dog Gourmet offers 100% ready-to-eat natural health food for dogs focusing on dogs with allergies, sensitive stomachs and other health problems. They believe that a special formulated diet that is hand prepared in small batches is the best option for dogs that require an alternative diet. All ingredients are USDA regulated, human-grade products. Each batch is tested for quality and taste on their own dogs. Satisfaction is guaranteed or your money back. Free delivery to veterinary offices within Orange County. They love unwanted, street, shelter, abandoned, "ugly" dogs and are proud to participate in the efforts to try and save the ugly dogs of the world through animal awareness, shelter adoptions and charitable donations. Ugly Dog Gourmet is a conscientious choice for canine lovers. See ad on page 16. 28 | petsguide summer/fall
VIP Pet Food Delivery (714) 847-7387 www.vippetfooddelivery.com Pet food delivery to Orange County and the greater Long Beach area. Rolling pet store offers over 30 different brands of dog food, plus toys and flea control. Additional Resources The following Web sites offer information about pet nutrition: www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com; www.petdiets.com; and www.aspca.com.
parties The following locations offer party supplies and/or host pet parties. See also: “Boutiques and Bakeries.” • Chateau Le Pooch 806 W. Imperial Hwy., Ste. M, Brea (714) 482-0452 www.chateaulepooch.com A wide variety of party supplies, including madeto-order "party-goodie" bags and birthday cakes (bakery is not on premises) are available. For additional services and events, see their listings under "Boutiques and Bakeries," "Groomers" and "Calendar"; see ad on page 15. • Cosmopawlitan Boutique 4107 Viking Way, Long Beach (562) 354-6040 www.cosmopawlitanboutique.com This adorable boutique hosts themed parties and unique holiday celebrations, including: puppy showers, barkday parties, adoption celebrations and bark mitzvahs. See “Boutiques and Bakeries” for complete listing. See ad on page 15; see coupon on page 56. Muttropolis Dog and Cat Boutique 865 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach (949) 717-6888 www.muttropolis.com Store specializes in parties for dogs and cats: birthdays or a four-legged social. • Petlane - Terry Gunn, Pet Advisor (714) 841-0742, (714) 381-7174 Host a Petlane Pawty. Petlane opens the door on a new era of fun, intellectual stimulation, safety, and healthy diets for America’s dogs, cats and birds. Petlane markets its unique products through independent Pet Advisors who offer home demonstrations (parties) and personal shopping, to better serve and educate the consumer and online at www.petlanegal.com. Petlane has a 100 % money back guarantee on every product. See ad on page 41. Salt Water Licks 16543 22nd St., Sunset Beach (562) 592-0875, (866) 552-3647
www.saltwaterlicks.com Birthday parties with “Barkday” cakes for your dog’s special day. Bakery goods available. Soccer Collies (714) 501-4074 www.soccercollies.com Invite the Soccer Collies out for your next birthday party, corporate or pet event. Your party guests play the goal keeper position, and the dogs bring the ball and score goals. Additional Resources The following sites contain information about pet parties including tips and etiquette, plus ideas for games and party favors: www.petbirthdayparty.com www.dog-birthday-parties.com www.partymerchant.com/pet_parties.htm
petassistance The following organizations offer free to lowcost services, medical or financial assistance or referrals. Also see “Low-cost Services.” Actors and Others for Animals (818) 755-6045 www.actorsandothers.com The organization offers financial assistance and referrals for spay/neuter, pet care and emergency medical help. They also provide pet-assisted therapy as well as control and care of feral cats and humane education. Volunteer opportunities. Animal Assistance League of Orange County (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.com The organization assists with pet-related problems, such as a free lost and found service; low cost spay/neuter referrals as well as financial assistance; and donations to assist low-income pet owners with emergency veterinary care and food supplies. Animal Network of Orange County and Community Animal Network (949) 759-3646 www.animalnetwork.org www.communityanimalnetwork.org Medical-based rescue offers free and low-cost spays for cats in need of homes, and helps people that have found abandoned animals with spays/neuters, vaccination, etc., as well as placement. Foster homes needed. CareCredit (800) 677-0718 www.carecredit.com Healthcare financing for people and their pets. It’s similar to a credit card, with no interest financing for a specified period of time (3-18
months, depending on the plan). CareCredit is accepted by most veterinary providers. Apply online for approval and to locate a list of participating vet offices. Downtown Dog Rescue (818) 407-4145 www.downtowndogrescue.com Designed to assist the homeless community of dog owners, specifically aiding in spay/neuter, vaccination and licensing of their dogs, as well as offering a variety of services including crisis care for the life of the dog. Friends of Long Beach Animals www.friendsoflongbeachanimals.org Friends of Long Beach Animals promote the spay and neutering, humane education of animals to the community, sponsor adoption events and assist local shelters by providing funds for supplies and medical bills. They also provide vouchers to lowincome pet households for Long Beach and Signal Hill residents. Pet Assistance Foundation (877) 772-9738 www.petassistancefoundation.org The foundation refers pet owners to a select group of veterinarians who offer low-cost services to low-income households such as senior and disabled persons. Press #3 for Long Beach metro and press #7 for Orange County. Long Beach offers adoption and rescue events; see “Calendar” for details.
pet-friendlyliving The following locations offer housing accommodations for you and your pet. • Las Brisas Del Mar, The Maddox and The Sandpiper Apartment Communities Las Brisas Del Mar (714) 840-3990 The Maddox (714) 842-8788 The Sandpiper (714) 847-9595 www.forrent.com/lasbrisasdelmar www.forrent.com/maddox www.forrent.com/sandpiper-hb All three of these popular pet-friendly communities are centrally located in Huntington Beach and are just minutes from the dog beach, as well as the dog park near the beautiful central library, lake and equestrian area. Large dogs are welcome and most breeds are accepted. Las Brisas Del Mar is near the Harbour Mall; The Maddox has beautiful architecture and features a charming courtyard; The Sandpiper is on six acres of grass, flowers and trees with plenty of room for dog-walking. In all three communities, you will find yourself among friendly fellow pet-lovers. Huntington Beach locations: Las Brisas Del Mar, 16552 Sell Circle; The Maddox, 7051 Maddox Drive; and The Sandpiper, 8081 Holland Drive. See ad on this page.
Pet Friendly Living
• PetaPotty (866) 738-7297 www.petapotty.com Renters and home owners benefit by maintaining beautiful, stain-free, lush grass, with PetaPOTTY, while yacht/boat owners can keep their “sea” legs while keeping a PetaPOTTY onboard. Find a dealer near you on their Web site. Also see: "Poop Removal" and “Products.” See ad on the back inside cover; see coupon on page 51. • Purrfect Realty (714) 932-9503 www.purrfectrealty.com Make buying or selling your next home a fulfilling experience and help homeless pets in the process, with the help of Purrfect Realty. The creation of Purrfect Realty was inspired by the needs of our four legged friends and their medical, shelter and food requirements. When you use the services of Purrfect Realty, not only will you be making the stressful process of buying or selling your home a smoother one, you will also be helping homeless pets because 100% of the profits of the sale or purchase of your home is used for their care. Serving North Orange County and vicinity. See ad on page 31; coupon on page 54. Additional Resources The following Web sites provide listings of petfriendly apartments: www.homewithpets.com; www.fidofriendlyapartments.com; www.peoplewithpets.com; www.pets911.com and www.petrent.net.
Three communities to choose from! Las Brisas Del Mar 16552 Sell Circle, Harbour Area www.forrent.com/lasbrisasdelmar (714) 840-3990
8081 Holland Dr., Huntington Beach www.forrent.com/sandpiper-hb (714) 847-9595
Large Dogs Welcome ! No Pet Rent ! Acres of scenic grounds to play with and walk your dog ! Grass, tall trees, park-like settings.
7051 Maddox Dr., Huntington Beach www.forrent.com/maddox (714) 842-8788 petsguide summer/fall | 29
pet-friendlyplaces Entertainment and dining destinations that welcome pets. Also see: “Beaches,” “Calendar,” “Recreation and Parks,” “PetFriendly Living” and “Urban Trails.”
“Pleasures for the heart and food for the soul” for dogs and their parents. Built with dog patrons in mind. Open breakfast and lunch. Landscaped backyard with garden café. Unique outdoor setting for special events. Gifts for the garden and home. Open 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. 320 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach (949) 494-0137 www.madisonsquare.com
seek-a-vet! When planning a trip with your pet, be sure to locate animal clinics and hospitals along your route or at your destination. Make sure your pet is current on all vaccinations and bring proof of vaccination with you. This way you will be prepared in case of emergency. 30 | petsguide summer/fall
Alice’s Breakfast in the Park 6622 Lakeview Drive, Huntington Beach (714) 848-0690 www.breakfastinthepark.com Dogs are always welcome on the patio. Homemade dog biscuits are available, plus home-style breakfast, lunch and baked goods for humans. Reservations accepted. No credit, debit or ATMs. Open daily. 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fashion Island 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach (949) 721-2000 www.shopfashionisland.com Leashed pets are allowed on the premises except in or near food courts and restaurants. Most Fashion Island stores allow leashed pets, provided the dog is curbed prior to entering. Be sure to visit Muttropolis Dog and Cat Boutique and Russo’s Pet Experience while you are there. Lazy Dog Cafe 16310 Beach Blvd., Westminster (714) 500-1140 1623 West Katella Ave., Orange (714) 769-7020 3525 Carson St., Torrance (310) 921-6080 www.thelazydogcafe.com Dogs are allowed at the outside tables. A “Puppy Dog” menu is available for kids; a verbal menu for your dog. • Madison Square and Garden Cafe 320 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach (949) 494-0137 www.madisonsquare.com “A horn of plenty in a house of plenty,” Madison Square was built more than 10 years ago with dog patrons in mind with an incredible landscaped backyard. They provide “pleasures for the heart and food for the soul” for dogs and their parents. The menu includes delicious items from categories such as “Flapjacks, Grains and Things With Holes in Them” and “Good Eggs and Eggs That Must Be Whipped” for breakfast, as well as “Lettuce Present Our Salads,” “Good Witch, Bad Witch…Sandwich” and “Grill Me All You Want…I’ll Never Tell” for lunch. Beer and wine menu available. Unique outdoor garden offers a delectable setting for special events (catering and planning available). Gifts for the garden and home, landscape planning and design offered. See ad on this page. Ruby’s Crystal Cove Shake Shack 7703 E. Coast Highway, Newport Coast (949) 464-0100 www.rubys.com Formerly the Date Shack and now owned by Ruby’s
Diners, the Shake Shack sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. There’s a great picnic area where you can sit and enjoy the view with your dog. Water bowls available. • Sky Bark 1026 South Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles (213) 891-1722 www.skybark.com The Sky Bark is the only dog-friendly night club of its kind. Dogs are made as comfortable as people as they enjoy a large sod area, dog toys, cocktail waitresses serving dog treats and water served in martini glasses. The facility is open to the public four to five times a year, and is also available for private party rental. Check the Web site for upcoming events. Terra Nova’s “Paws and Claws” Wyndham Hotel 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa (714) 442-8593 Pets and pet owners can enjoy an outdoor breakfast buffet, lunch or dinner. The hotel also offers a daily “Yappy Hour,” 4-7 p.m., featuring discount drinks and treats, and “Paws and Claws,” an overnight package with extra amenities for guests’ pets. The Park Bench Cafe 17732 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach (714) 842-0775 www.parkbenchcafe.com Serves breakfast and lunch for dogs and their owners. Dogs can choose from plates such as the “Wrangler Roundup” or “Rover Easy” and for dessert, “Chilly Paws” or “Peanut Butter Churro Bites.” Check Web site for menus (dog and human) and pet-centered events. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Open daily during summer.
petsitters &dogwalkers In-home pet sitting and dog walking services. Home care, such as switching on and off lights and watering plants, is usually offered. Dog field trips are often included with sitting services. Most providers are bonded, insured and members of professional associations, such as Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters; some are animal-CPR and first-aid certified. Always ask for their qualifications and check their references. Also see: “Boarding and Daycare.” • 2 Dawg Nite (949) 515-4222 www.2dawgnite.com 2 Dawg Nite provides daily dog walking and pet
care including overnight stays and more. They care for all pets, including dogs, cats, small animals, exotics, horses and livestock. They specialize in caring for your special-needs pets and have a vet tech on duty to administer any medications, sub-Q fluids or hospice care when needed. Equine services and care also offered as well as holistic health and nutrition counseling. They have been family owned and operated since 1994, are fully licensed, bonded, insured and trained in pet first aid and CPR. Also see listings in "End of Life" and "Taxi Service." See ad on page 32. • BeachHounds.com Dog Beach Adventures (888) DOG-BEACH www.BeachHounds.com Your dog’s first trip is free to 1.2 miles of pristine beach with Beach Hounds. Exercise and socialization with four or five dogs per trip is included while they “unleash the adventure in your dog.” A warm water shower wraps up the day. Serving LA and Orange Counties. Pet first aid and CPR certified. Licensed, bonded and insured. See ad on page 18.
the very aggressive. Licensed, bonded and insured. Serving all of Long Beach. See ad on this page. • Critter Sitting Individuals (949) 274-6130 www.csipetsitting.com CSI pet sitting services make it possible for you to leave your pets in the comfort of your own home, where they get the attention and care you would give them yourself. Their professional service eliminates the discomfort of caged boarding and exposure to other pets and the transmission of disease. Services include feeding, daily walks (including mid-day walks, too), medication administration if necessary, and a report card with detailed notes about each visit. Free extras include mail and newspapers pick up, plant and garden watering, and care of other small animals. Pet taxi service to and from vet or groomer appointments is also available. Call today to set up a complimentary interview. Insured, licensed and bonded. Serving the south Orange County area. See ad on this page; discount coupon on page 55.
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reliable and affordable care for pets in the midOrange County area. Pooch Sitters treat your pets and home with the same love, care and respect they use to treat their own. They nurture pets in their home environment following a consistent and reliable schedule so that you return to a happy and healthy pet. Services can include pet sitting, midday walks, taxi service, group dog hikes, Pooch Sitter Camp, training and park outings. Visit the Web site for discount coupons. Also see “Boarding and Daycare” and “Taxi Service.”
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$5off any service (949) 515-4222 h www.2dawgnite.com Dog Walking Groups at Meetup.com www.meetup.com Socialize, exercise and walk your dog too! Visit the Web site, type in “dog walk” in the interest area, then enter your zip code for a list of groups you can join. • Happy Paws Pet Nanny TLC For Pets. Peace-Of-Mind For Pet Owners. (714) 650-5605 www.happypawspetnanny.com Does your pet need a daytime friend or an overnight buddy? Whether your pets have fur, feathers or fins, a Happy Paws Pet Nanny professional will visit them during the day or stay with them overnight. When you use their pet sitting service, you won’t need to kennel your pets or impose on friends, family or neighbors. Your pets stay in the comfort and security of their own home and maintain their regular routine of food, exercise and playtime. Happy Paws Pet Nanny dog walking service provides exercise and potty breaks while you’re at work or away. Pets will enjoy private walks with their nanny. Training and good behavior will be reinforced on each visit or walk. Extra perks include “Happy Paws Updates,” your choice of an e-mail, text message or letter with a brief description of the visit or walk and a photo of your pet. Your pet will have a friend they are comfortable with and can count on when you cannot be there. City licensed, Red Cross Pet First-Aid certified and insured by Pet Sitter Associates. Serving Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Orange, Villa Park and Placentia. See coupon on page 54. 32 | petsguide summer/fall
• 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 hour 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. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. See ad on page 33. Pet Sitters International (336) 983-9222 www.petsit.com Education, membership and accreditation to pet sitters, plus sitter locator service and tips for what to look for in a pet sitter on their Web site. • Petropolis Pet Sitting and Beyond (562) 843-4221 www.petropolispetcare.com Petropolis Pet Sitting and Beyond is a professional, bonded and insured pet sitting service that specializes in maintaining a stress-free environment for your pet while you’re away. Filled with lots of love, fun and play, services can include “Potty Break,” “Sleepover,” “Mix ‘n’ Mingle” and even basic house sitting services. Also see “Taxi Service.” See ad on page 33. • Pharr Better Pet Care (714) 697-7387 www.PharrBetterPetCare.com Accommodating the busy pet-parents of Orange County and the needs of their furry children, is Pharr Better Pet Care. They offer in-home pet sitting, care and love to all pets, great and small. At work all day? Let them give Fido a mid-day potty walk. Traveling? They do overnight care, which they have labeled pet pajama parties. Have an anxious pet? Pharr Better enables your pet to feel secure because they come to the environment your pet calls home. High maintenance pets are welcome, as they specialize in spoiling. As their motto states, "Pharr Better Pet Care is the far better way to care for your pet." Services, prices and referrals can be viewed via their Web site. Licensed, insured, bonded and experienced in medication administration. See coupon on page 54. • Pooch Sitters (714) 633-4821 www.poochsitters.com Professional, in-home pet care providing loving,
• Ugly Dog Adventures (714) 585-3868 www.uglydogadventures.com Ugly Dog Adventures is answering the call of the wild! Why book your dogs for a traditional, ordinary walk when they can go on an adventure? Your dogs will not be grouped in with the pack here. Ugly Dog stands apart from the rest due to the multitude of activities and a unique single dog to single adventure leader experience. They develop an adventure for each dog that caters to their individual needs, based on the dog's breed, overall health, age, size, weight and more. No breed is discriminated against! They have found that dogs enjoy different activities from cart and trike rides to extreme mountain hiking. Adventure levels range from easy, intermediate, advanced and are categorized as green, blue and black dog adventures. New Black Dog adventures feature the Diggler FS Original Mountain Scooter for the Scooter Joring adventure and the Dog Buster dry land sled cart for the Urban Mushing adventure. Canine sports could be your dog's missing link! Routine exercise and fitness training can help cure behavioral issues. Get more bang for your bark at the Ugly Dog! Make your dog's day and reserve an adventure today! See ad on page 16. • Waggle Time (562) 221-4422 www.waggletime.com Serving Orange and Los Angeles counties, Waggle Time is a professional pet care service that is licensed, insured and certified in dog first aid. Each visit is uniquely catered for your pets’ spectrum of personalities and needs. Compassionate and patient in every approach, services include potty breaks, dog walks and play time; available morning, afternoon and evenings. Pet sitting is available for dogs, cats and small pets, as well as home and plant care. Consider it an affordable recess time for your pet! See ad on this page. • Your Animals Best Friend Services (714) 230-6541 or (949) 375-1832 www.youranimalsbestfriend.com Customized services include: taking your dog for a walk in your neighborhood, picking up waste during a 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 33.
Additional Resources For a listing of pet sitters and dog walkers in your area, visit the Petsguide Web site, click on the “Directory” tab: www.petsguidemagazine.com. Also see: www.petsitters.org; www.petsit.com; www.petsitusa.com; www.sittercity.com.
essences and much more. Pets are welcome on a leash or in a carrier. Special orders are welcome too! Animalia also offers anesthesia-free teeth cleaning on the second Thursday and fourth Friday of each month, and monthly animal massage. Animalia is open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. See additional listings in “Groomers” and “Nutrition.” See ad on page 35; coupons on page 53 and the back cover.
Barkworks Brea Mall, Brea (714) 256-4393 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos (562) 402-9237 The Shops at Mission Viejo Mall (949) 364-4384 Westminster Mall, Westminster (714) 892-8367 www.barkworks.com Pure-bred and cross-bred puppies and kittens, veterinarian technician on staff and a free veterinary visit with each puppy purchased. Barkworks guarantees all pets with a 15-day guarantee against any medical problem and a one-year warranty against any hereditary or congenital problem. Special orders available.
The following stores provide food, accessories and supplies for animals; live animals, including puppies and kittens, are available at many locations. Also see: “Boutiques and Bakeries.” A Favorite Pet Center 11918 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk (562) 864-2061 Full-line of pet supplies. Grooming also available. • Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply 1730 North Lemon St., Anaheim (714) 992-2012 www.anaheimfeed.com Family owned and operated since 1946, Anaheim Feed carries food and supplies for barn and household animals. If you do not find what you need, they are happy to special order it for you. The store offers a large variety of holistic and natural dog and cat foods, as well as vitamins and supplements. A low-cost vaccination clinic is offered every Sunday. Printable coupons are available on the Web site. See ad on the back cover. • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Voted one of the “Best Pet Suppliers in OC” on the My Fox LA Hot List! The store, for dogs and cats only, offers a variety of specialty foods, toys, apparel and treats from basic to luxury. Large selection of US made toys, super premium and organic and raw foods containing no wheat, corn or soy, clothing items for teacups to XXX large dogs, puppy gear, collars, treats from local bakers, healthy goodies, flower
Bird Stores For a listing of local stores, see “Birds.” Blacksmith’s Corner 17647 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower (562) 531-0386 www.blacksmithscorner.com Variety of live animals including goat, rabbit, peacock, goose and duck, plus supplies for common pets, such as dogs, cats and birds.
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California Pets 1807 E. Chapman Ave., Orange (714) 289-7755 www.californiapetsoc.com Puppies, kittens, parrots and fish, plus their supplies. Nail and wing trimming is offered for a fee, plus grooming services. Children’s parties on site. Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies 2320 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa (714) 540-4036 4700 PCH, Long Beach (562) 494-1660 www.centinelafeed.com In addition to a wide range of pet supplies for all animals, select stores offer adoption, veterinary services, low-cost vaccinations and grooming. Visit their Web site for in-store events.
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• Coast Pet Supply 880 North Coast Highway, Laguna Beach (949) 497-6580 www.coastpetsupply.com Coast Pet Supply offers a variety of all-natural and organic foods as well as raw food for your dogs and cats. As a full-line pet supply store, Coast caters to a wide variety of animals. Their knowledgeable staff can help you select the most appropriate products for your pets. They also offer “Grooming by Debbie” (by appointment only). Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m.7 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. See ad on the back cover.
My Pets 14537 Telegraph Road, La Mirada (562) 903-7400 www.shopmypets.com Puppies for sale, plus pet hotel and grooming. Discount coupons are available on their Web site.
Supplies, accessories and food for: dogs, cats, fish, birds, small animals and reptiles.
Collar and Leash Pet Shop 9772 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove (714) 530-4490 Full-line store carries raw and holistic foods and supplements, plus pet accessories. Grooming is available. The store is open 7 days a week.
Food includes: raw, holistic, all-natural, treats and “live.”
• Creative Pet Supply 305 N. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro (310) 832-9929 www.creativepet.com Creative Pet Supply’s warehouse stocks thousands of items from pizzles to marmoset diets. Supplies available for dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, marine and freshwater fish, and all types of small animals. Fax in orders 24-hours a day, (310) 832-9982. Creative Pet Supply also contributes to the community by providing space and supplies for Animals Rule, a 503(c)3 rescue and adoption organization for dogs; www.animalsrule.org. Adoptable dogs are available every Saturday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. See ad on the back cover.
• Paw Shoppe Pet Center 6416 E. Spring St., LB (562) 425-5131 8121 E. Wardlow Road, LB (562) 795-0360 www.pawshoppepetcenter.com Since 1976, Paw Shoppe Pet Center has offered high-end dog, cat, fish, bird and reptile supplies. Products include accessories such as collars, leashes and bowls as well as food, including treats, "live," raw, holistic and all-natural. They also offer Advantage, Frontline, the Furminator and anesthesia-free teeth cleaning. Their Web site features the "Library," which is filled with informative articles about your pet's health. Now with two locations to serve you! Open: Monday - Saturday; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. See ad on this page; see coupon on page 55.
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wingedpets! Be informed of the consequences and statistics of pets flying as cargo by visiting the site www.petflight.com. They report animal loss, injury and/or death by airline, and also provide useful travel tips. Also see www.hsus.org, search “air travel.”
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• Doggie in the Window 4106 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach (562) 494-7085 www.doggieinthewindow.net Pet supplies and speciality dog and cat food, including holistic, raw, prescription and natural foods. Teeth cleaning clinic conducted by a veterinarian every Thursday at 4 p.m. Day care, in-store grooming and mobile grooming also available. See ad with coupon on the back cover. • LaunderPet Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 433-3605 Seal Beach 318 Main Street, Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave. #113, Long Bch (562) 427-2551 www.launderpet.com LaunderPet offers an extensive line of pet food and supplies, including PETaPOTTY. They carry supplies for all of your dog's and cat's needs, and carry some supplies for reptiles, fish, birds and small animals at the Belmont Heights store. 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 Web site for each location's hours. Visit their Web site for a discount coupon. Also see “Groomers.” See ad with discount coupon on page 23.
P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village Pet Supply Center 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-4926 Pet food, toys, clothing and spcaLA merchandise. Proceeds benefit spcaLA’s programs and services. Grooming and boarding also available.
Pet City 3010 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa (714) 966-6674 11011 Brookhurst, Garden Grove (714) 533-2800 7041 Katella Ave., Stanton (714) 229-9969 14718 Whittier Blvd., Whittier (562) 698-3277 www.petcitypuppies.com Stores offer purebred and designer puppies, a range of pet supplies and food, plus tropical fish departments. Additional services may include grooming, self-wash, training classes and low-cost vet clinics. Pet Country 22485 El Toro Road, Suite A, Lake Forest (949) 951-7387 www.petcountryweb.com Specializing in hand-tamed exotic birds and parrotlets. The store also sells supplies for all pets, plus holistic dog and cat food. Vaccinations and training classes also available. Pet Pantry 1500 E. Village Way, Suite 2248, Orange (714) 998-2060 www.thepetpantry.com The store carries puppies, kittens, birds, reptiles and fish, plus their supplies. Special orders are accepted. Free wing trimming for birds. Pet Partners 1062 Broadway, Long Beach (562) 590-7200 Pet center that offers free delivery to local area. Grooming also available.
• Pet Supply Fountain Valley (714) 964-5585 Huntington Beach (714) 969-2800 Trabuco Canyon (949) 216-9081 www.petsupplyonline.net Pet Supply, offering three Orange County locations, specializes in high-end cat and dog foods, including raw diets, and supplies for small animals, fish, reptiles and birds. Beds, toys, crates, containment systems, along with hundreds of other pet products are available at some of the lowest prices you will find! Local delivery is offered, plus an extensive online shop at www.petsupplyonline.net. Locations: 18545 Brookhurst, Fountain Valley; 7051 Yorktown, Huntington Beach; and 21612 Plano Trabuco Road, Trabuco Canyon. See ad on back cover. PetCo (888) 824-7257 www.petco.com In addition to pet supplies, select stores include grooming, canine education, adoptions, vaccinations, pet insurance and boarding. 24 local stores. Petian 235 N. Euclid St., Fullerton (714) 992-5030 www.petian.net Supplies, small-breed puppies and grooming. • Pets Plus Laguna Niguel (949) 495-0500 Mission Viejo (949) 951-1126 San Clemente (949) 496-8400 San Clemente (949) 361-8907 Torrance (310) 719-7088 www.petngo.com A full-service pet store providing supplies for dogs, cats, rabbits, reptiles, fish and more. Dog training classes are available in addition to vaccination clinics (call stores for dates). Open Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Printable coupons are available on the Web site. Locations: 28991 Golden Lantern, #D101, Laguna Niguel, (949) 495-0500; 25502 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, (949) 951-1126; 638 Camino De Los Mares, #A-140, San Clemente, (949) 496-8400; 415 Avenida Pico, Suite O, San Clemente, (949) 361-8907; and 17440 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, (310) 719-7088. See ad on back cover. PetSmart www.petsmart.com 20 local stores offer a full-line of pet supplies, and select sites offer grooming, training, boarding, day care, adoptions and veterinary services. • Puppy Shop Boys 688 Baker St., #5, Costa Mesa (714) 641-1717 www.puppyshopboys.com This is the boutique to browse for small dog clothing and accessories, including imported fashions, sparkling collars, stylish carrier bags and more. Basic dog supplies, including food and treats, also on hand. See “Boutiques and Bakeries” and “Groomers” for details. See ad on page 15.
Pure Pet Pups 488 East 17th St., Costa Mesa (949) 574-0019 www.purepetoc.com Puppies and kittens and all pet accessories. Royal Pet Center 12218 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada (562) 902-3030 Full-service pet store that carries dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles, and all of their supplies. • Sanbar Tropical Fish and Pets 250 E. 17th St., Suite E, Costa Mesa (949) 548-5015 Full-service pet store offers puppies, kittens, birds, hamsters, mice, reptiles and a tropical fish department. They also take orders for special requests. The Sand Bar carries supplies for all your pet’s needs, including high-quality, hard-to-find foods, treats, accessories and “live” food for your hungry reptiles and fish. See ad on back cover. • Scraps 17767 Santiago Blvd., #609, Villa Park (714) 998-BARK (2275) www.scrapsoc.com Owned and operated by Mabury Ranch residents Greg and Connie Rush, Scraps is a the premier pet store offering holistic food for dogs and cats. Innova, Canidae, Blue Buffalo and Natural Balance are just a few of the exceptional dry and canned food selections. Various treats and the raw food diet from Nature’s Variety, Primal and Steve's are also available. There is a large selection of pet toys, clothes, collars, beds and accessories. Scraps is conveniently located to service residents of Villa Park, Orange and Anaheim Hills. See ad on back cover; coupon on page 53. Soggy Dog 344 E. 4th St., Long Beach (562) 432-6934 www.thesoggydog.com Soggy Dog carries supplies for dogs and cats, specializing in items for bully breeds, as well as raw foods. Drop-off your old leashes and collars that they in-turn donate to no-kill shelters. Self-service and full-service dog grooming also available. The Sand Bar Pet Shop 25571 Marguerite Parkway, #1-J , Mission Viejo (949) 768-0422 Full-service store carries supplies and pets, including puppies, kittens, fish, birds, rodents and reptiles. They also offer aquarium design and maintenance. The Zoo Pet Store 23062 Alicia Parkway, #B, Mission Viejo (949) 595-0757 The store carries puppies, kittens, reptiles and small animals, plus all pet supplies. Doggie day care is now offered on site. Special orders available. TLC Pet Shop and Grooming 12932 Newport Ave., #17, Tustin (714) 838-5492 Dog foods, pet accessories, plus grooming services.
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DPetHotelisd’bomb! Located in nearby Hollywood and catering to the pets of celebrities and executives, D Pet Hotel offers human-sized boarding suites that include orthopedic beds, flat screen TVs and décor similar to the W Hotel and The Standard. They also have an indoor dog park and a gym with dog treadmills. High-end services include weight-loss programs, rehabilitation, training and grooming with spa-like treatments such as body-wraps, massages, hair dye and nail polish. (323) 464-PETS. www. dpethotels.com Wild’s Animal Supplies Laguna Niguel (949) 831-8678 Dana Point (949) 488-0025 San Clemente (949) 542-4180 Wild’s offers birds, fish, reptiles and small animals such as hamsters. They also carry all-natural products.
pettherapy The following businesses offer therapy for pets such as massage, chiropractic and/or holistic alternative medicine for dogs, cats, small animals and horses. Also see: “Animal Communicators.” • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Animalia offers holistic massage for your pet by a certified massage and acupressure practitioner. She uses acupressure, Reiki and aromatherapy for your dog or cat. Massage improves circulation of the blood, flexibility, digestion, stress management, and is a pain reliever through the release of endorphins. Please call the store to make an appointment. See ad on page 35; coupon on page 53. California Animal Rehabilitation 3200 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica (310) 998-2273 www.calanimalrehab.com The center offers pet physical therapy administered by both a veterinarian and doctors of physical therapy for pre/post-op surgeries, non-surgical treatment, such as ACL tears, paralysis, injuries, obesity and senior pet issues. A variety of therapeutic tools and services are used, including personalized exercise programs, massage, laser, magnified and pulsed therapy, acupuncture, hydro-therapy and gait training, splinting, bracing and cart fitting. • Canine Chiro 10832 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 www.caninechiro.com Dr. Wasserman’s chiropractic care for pets focuses on the nervous system, which controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body. 36 | petsguide summer/fall
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. Dr. Wasserman’s philosophy to relieve suffering through chiropractic care, and thereby restore quality of life, has been his goal for more than 25 years. As a chiropractitioner for pets, his life work is devoted to the health and well-being of your canine companion. The helpful www.caninechiro.com Web site is full of useful tips on your pet’s nutrition, health, home products, and recommended reading. See ad on page 7. • Doggy Massage and Doga at CosmoPAWlitan Boutique 4107 Viking Way, Long Beach (562) 354-6040 www.cosmopawlitanboutique.com Doggy Massage and Doga (dog + yoga!) classes. See ad on page 15; see coupon on page 56. Hands on Paws (949) 235-3320 www.handsonpaws.com Massage therapy, Reiki and nutritional consultation. Pet first-aid certification workshops are available. • Jane Adair, Animal Homeopathy (562) 493-8421 Jane Adair, practitioner in homeopathy and Psych-K® for animals (and people too) can aid your pet with ailments such as skin conditions, behavior problems or anxiety, digestive troubles, metal poisoning and other health-related issues. Treatments can include balancing, homeopathy, Korean hand/paw-therapy and lifebonding sessions. Jane’s therapies, while they do not take the place of regular vet visits, can compliment your pet’s health care. Private sessions and presentations are available. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. See ad on page 37. Lend A Paw: Therapy-Dog Training Many recreation departments offer a course for dog owners looking to become certified pet-therapy volunteers with their dog. See “Dog Sports and Fitness”’ for a list of recreation departments. Pawsitive Feelings Dog Massage (949) 872-3000 www.pawsitivefeelings.com Terry Senko is a certified canine massage provider from the Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage. She specializes in mas-
sage for older and arthritic dogs, as well as athletic dogs and dogs suffering from anxiety. Massage sessions are conducted in the dogs’ home. For those interested in learning to massage their own dogs, Terry also offers seminars and a do-it-yourself DVD. • Pet Ramps USA (949) 375-5202 www.petrampsusa.com Ramps by Pet Ramps USA are extremely useful in facilitating pets with genetic disorders such as hip dysplasia and other medical-related issues, including those who need after-surgery assistance. Their ramps also facilitate small and/or elderly animals, enabling them easier access to high places like furniture and vehicles. They are adjustable, and travel and store easily. See “Products for Pets” for details. See ad on page 43. Southern California Equine and Canine Chiropractic (949) 400-5100 www.equine-align.com Dr. Norman “Rod” Block has more than 36 years of animal chiropractic experience. Post-surgical rehabilitation and seminars also available. • Terri Steuben, The Calm Healer (714) 875-7194 www.calmhealer.com Terri Steuben is an animal communicator who will give a voice to your pets and help you understand and address their health issues. She 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. Terri is also a trained Reiki Master of the Usui method, a form of hands-on healing that originated in Japan and helps heal the emotional auras around the physical body. 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. See ad on page 9. • Yorba Regional Animal Hospital 8290 East Crystal Drive, Anaheim (714) 921-8700 www.yorbaregionalvets.com Therapy for pets offered at Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, in addition to traditional veterinary care, can include acupuncture, stem cell therapy and animal behavior consultations. For additional services, see ad on page 5; see coupon on page 53. You Leave ‘em, We Love ‘um (949) 903-3295 www.k9kat.com Pet care service offers pet massage and Rieki. Additional Resources The following Web sites include information about pet massage and acupressure: www.petmassage.com and www.animalacupressure.com.
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photography&art The following is a list of photographers and artists specializing in pet portraiture and video. • Doggie Videos and Photo Shoots at CosmoPAWlitan 4107 Viking Way, Long Beach (562) 354-6040 www.cosmopawlitanboutique.com CosmoPAWlitan’s Doggie Video service will catch your dog in action doing his or her favorite activities, the best memory you can keep of your dog. Photography is also offered weekends and by appointment by Stephanie Warner, professional pet photographer, who will take your dog to the park for a photo shoot. Christian Pierre Photography is also offered. Packages, holidaythemed photos and family portraits available. See “Boutiques and Bakeries” for complete listing. See ad on page 15; see coupon on page 56. • Pet Hospital 3411 East Chapman Ave., Orange (714) 771-3261 www.pethospitalorange.com Photos can be done after grooming, vet visit or by scheduling an appointment on most days at Pet Hospital. A variety of fun costumes and backgrounds are available. Pet photos make wonderful keepsakes and gifts. Also see “Groomers” and “Veterinary Services.” See ad on page 51; coupon on page 54. • Your Animals Best Friend Services (714) 230-6541 or (949) 375-1832 www.youranimalsbestfriend.com Remember your best friend for a lifetime! Pet photo sessions are available with a professional photographer (Stephanie) who has over 15 years experience in photography and design. Please call for a customized quote and availability. To view samples of her work, visit www.albumexperts.com/p/portraits.html. See ad on page 33.
Jane Adair Homeopathy and Psych-K® Practitioner for Animals and People too!
(562) 493-8421 email@example.com Homeopathy and Psych-K® , while they do not take the place of regular vet visits, can compliment your pet's health care.
poopremoval The following businesses provide animal waste removal services, primarily for dogs and cats. Costs vary depending on number and species of animals and frequency of service. • 2 Dawg Nite (949) 515-4222 www.2dawgnite.com They offer poop removal and cleaning cage/litter box services. See complete listing in "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." See ad page 32. • Doody Dude, Dog Poop Removal Service (866) 888-POOP www.doodydude.com Doody Dude aims to make life easier for pet owners by cleaning up and removing dog waste from yards and commercial properties. Clean-up service is provided for any animal, and they will check feces for problems such as worms, blood, etc. Equipment and shoes are disinfected after cleaning every yard. Mention “Petsguide” for 50% off your first month of service. Serves Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Locally owned and operated. Licensed, bonded and insured. See ad with discount coupon on page 38.
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Specialties (aPaws), licensed, bonded and carries liability insurance on all employees. Contact them today for a free quote. See ad on this page. Pawsby PooPatroller™ www.pawsby.com Looking for a way to help your child develop responsibility with their pet? Pawsby PooPatroller™ is the fun and green answer! A concealed pooper scooper, an attached hemp leash and collar, an attached crank flashlight, and a removable water bowl in one compact recycled plastic unit helps to develop your child as the responsible dog walker. Say good-bye to wasteful plastic bags, and to battling with your child over their poop-scooping chore! • Pee Pad Pals www.peepadpals.com This remarkable product trains your dog to pee on a pad instead of your furniture. Especially effective with male dogs who do not respond to regular indoor training pads, it is ideal for use in apartments, boats and hotel rooms. See “Products for Pets” for more information. See ad on page 39. • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) www.petbutler.com Wanna be “poop free?” Leave the dirty job to Pet Butler, which provides professional pet waste clean-up and removal services. They come to your home and clean up after your pet, making life more convenient, enjoyable and safe for pets and their owners, as well as giving you more quality time with your pets and family. Simply put, it’s what they “doo.” Pet Butler also provides pet stations and supplies to individual yards, parks and multi-family communities across North America. As the world’s largest, oldest, most respected and first coast-to-coast poop scooping service, they have been cleaning up poop and deodorizing the outdoors for close to 20 years. They provide reliable, professional service to over 10,000 clients each week in more than 1,500 towns nationwide (only about 29,000 more to
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go!). Yes, Pet Butler really is #1 in the “#2” business. Discounts for seniors, disabled and petcare professionals. Additional services include an all-natural odor eliminator spray for yards, “don’t go there” training aids for dogs, all-natural flea, tick and mosquito spray for yards, lawn repair for yellow dog spots, lawn disinfectant, patio sprayoff and even small trash clean-up. See ad on page 37; coupon on page 53. • PetaPotty (866) 738-7297 www.petapotty.com New pups can enjoy the PetaPOTTY as a potty training tool, while busy professionals living in the city can enjoy the freedom of not having to walk their pet every hour. Home owners benefit by maintaining beautiful, stain-free, lush grass. Yacht/boat owners can keep their “sea” legs while keeping a PetaPOTTY onboard. Pet professionals such as veterinarians, store owners, dog breeders and trainers all appreciate a clean, hygienic space for their pets to “go.” PetaPOTTYs come in a variety of sizes, and with accessories such as colorful hydrants, Smell’u’lator, drainage kits, and their newest item, the PlayPen. Also choose from real grass or synthetic grass. Find a dealer near you on their Web site or visit their showroom in Los Angeles. Also see "Products for Pets" and “Pet-Friendly Living.” See ad on page 57; see discount coupon on page 51. • Your Animals Best Friend Services (714) 230-6541 or (949) 375-1832 www.youranimalsbestfriend.com Are you a busy executive, overloaded mom or just someone who needs a hand? Going out of town for vacation, emergency or business? Your Animals Best Friend offers waste pick-up and removal, plus a variety of other services, such as home sitting, plant care, errand running and project help. All services are customized to your needs. See ad on page 33. Poop Removal Accessories Web sites offering accessories for poop removal: www.dogpoopbags.com; www.poopbags.com; www.biobagusa.com and www.walkthedogmfg.com.
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productsforpets The following pet products range from the unusual to the efficient. • 4 Pets 2 Luv Pet Products (714) 348-8638 www.4Pets2Luv.com With 18 years working in the pet industry, local Orange resident, Susan Lopez, has created a unique Web-based store with adorable items for your special pet. The product-line includes colorful doggie tutus, pet accessories, toys and fun pet clothing. As 4 Pets 2 Luv’s motto says, “Nothing helps to bring out a smile like a dressed up pet!” See ad on page 51. • Canine Covers (866) 592-6837 www.caninecovers.com Created for the traveling dog with “protection for your vehicle and comfort for your dog” in mind, Canine Covers makes seat covers for your car, from the compact to the SUV. Covers are custom tailored with various options such as patterns, fabrics, sizes and more. Dog beds also available. See “Travel” for details. See ad on page 39. • Canine Heritage Breed Test (800) 362-3644 www.canineheritage.com How often have you been asked: “What kind of dog is that?” This DNA-based diagnostic test can give you the answer by comparing your dog’s DNA to over 100 of the most popular breeds. Easy and pain-free, the test uses only a cheek swab that you return in the postage-paid mailer. See ad on page 17; coupon on page 55. • DanJo Patio Pet Doors 16632 Burke Lane, Huntington Beach (714) 847-0330 www.DanJoWindows.com Patio doors custom built for your pet’s needs–screen doors too! DanJo builds custom sliding doors with a built-in pet door in five sizes for pets up to 120 pounds. Their pet doors are made of impact-resistant, super-strong thermoplastic and have a clear flap that allows pets to see if the slide is in place, a floating bottom threshold for a perfect seal, plus magnetically secured flaps that reduce escaping air for energy efficiency. DanJo also offers custom pet screen doors with pet flaps and pet-proof screens. Visit their Web site or showroom to see the complete line. See ad on page 41; discount coupon on page 53. • DSPY Dog (866) 987-7772 www.dspydog.com DSPY Dog™ pet products are designed to suit the active lifestyles of pet owners and pets who love to
travel together. Headquartered in Southern California, their products are functional for pet owners to use and transport during short or long trips, yet are also comfortable for their pets to enjoy. Their materials are soft, durable, washable and beautiful. Their signature product is the Travel Pet Bed, a lightweight, practical and attractive carry-on that unfolds into a plush, comfortable bed. It easily stores in the car, and can be taken for short or overnight trips, including to the park, camping or hotel. Harnesses and customized T-shirts for your furry friends are also available. Enter "Petsguide" at checkout for 15% off. See ad on page 47; see coupon on page 53. • Hot Bows www.hotbows.com Hot Bows are hip, trendy and blingy hair bows for your pets that love to express their fun side. Hot Bows all have two latex bands and are easy to attach top knots, ears or collars. Hot Bows will keep their stylish design and dazzling color. Fashionably priced Hot Bows are a must for all dogs. Visit the Web site to view their online catalog. See ad on page 25. • Lauren’s Poochie Snacks (866) 755-8101 www.laurenspoochiesnacks.com Gourmet dog treats made with human-grade ingredients and naturally preserved. For a complete description, see their ad and listing on page 27. • Messages from your Animal Companion by Angelica Del Mar, 55 Card Deck www.angelicascards.com An easy-to-use, beautiful deck of 55 cards lovingly created to help people better understand their animal companions. Combined with your own intuition, the cards help you get meaningful information from your pet on topics such as their emotional state, needs, desires and more. See “Animal Communicators” for details. • Pee Pad Pals www.peepadpals.com This remarkable product trains your dog to pee on a pad instead of your furniture. Glenn Nagao, owner and inventor, has been in the grooming business for over 15 years. He noticed male dogs wouldn't use an indoor training pad; he realized they needed something to lift their leg on, and the idea for Pee Pad Pals was born. Treated to attract your dog to the pee pad, it is ideal for use in houses, apartments, condos, boats, RV's, hotel rooms and more. See ad on this page. • Pet Ramps USA (949) 375-5202 www.petrampsusa.com Ramps by Pet Ramps USA are extremely useful in facilitating pets with genetic disorders such as hip dysplasia and other medical-related issues, including those who need after-surgery assistance. Their ramps also facilitate small and/or elderly animals, enabling them easier access to high places like furniture and vehicles such as SUVs. Pet Ramps USA are durable and easy to
use as they are made with streamlined solid wood construction. They store easily in closets, vehicles or under the bed, as well as adjusts and travels effortlessly. Choose from standard and large sizes. Not available in stores. Made in the USA. See ad on page 43. • PetaPotty (866) 738-7297 www.petapotty.com New pups can enjoy the PetaPOTTY as a potty training tool, while busy professionals living in the city can enjoy the freedom of not having to walk their pet every hour. Home owners benefit by maintaining beautiful, stain-free, lush grass. Yacht/boat owners can keep their “sea” legs while keeping a PetaPOTTY onboard. Pet professionals such as veterinarians, store owners, dog breeders and trainers alike can all appreciate a clean, hygienic space for their pets to “go.” PetaPOTTYs come in a variety of sizes to fit your pooch, from the mini to the XXXL-Mega and with accessories such as colorful hydrants, Smell’u’lator, drainage kits, and their newest item, the PlayPen. Also choose from real grass or synthetic grass. Find a dealer near you on their Web site or visit their showroom in Los Angeles. Also see "Pet-Friendly Living” and “Poop Removal." See ad on the back inside cover; see coupon on page 51. • Petlane Terry Gunn, Pet Advisor (714) 841-0742, (714) 381-7174 Petlane opens the door on a new era of fun, intellectual stimulation, safety and healthy diets for America’s dogs, cats and birds. Petlane products are unique, durable, affordable and nutritious as toys, accessories, treats and food. Petlane currently offers 252 products; 163 for dogs, 74 for cats and 15 for birds. Petlane has a 100% money-back guarantee on every product and has its own “PerPetual Replenisher” program to auto-ship pet food on your own schedule (receive an extra 5% discount by signing up for automatic monthly home delivery). Petlane regularly teams up with animal charities and philanthropies to raise funds for shel-
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havebedwilltravel The Travel Pet Bed by DSPY Dog is the must-have item for any pet parent traveling with their small to medium-size dog (14-35 lbs.). It’s a lightweight carry-on that unfolds into a plush bed. (866) 9877772. www.dspydog.com. Enter "Petsguide" at checkout for 15% off! ters and other rescue activities. For more information on fund-raising, Petlane products, setting up a Petlane party or franchise opportunities, please call the number listed. See ad on page 41. • HB Wipeout (714) 593-0703 www.HBWipeout.com HB Wipeout is the new, all-purpose cleaner and pet stain remover. After many years of research and development, Blue Ocean Products created HB Wipeout, which is environmentally safe, biodegradable, non-toxic, non-flammable and non-abrasive. For pets, kids and adults who have allergies, HB Wipeout is the answer, and it is totally odorless. Can be used on fabrics, upholstery, carpets, clothing, leather and plastics. It can be used to remove pet stains in your home, office, and cars. HB Wipeout is a unique product unlike any other on the market. See ad on page 1, coupon on page 56. • Secure A Pet ® (888) 811-8123 www.secureapet.com The wireless GPS pet-tracking collar by Secure A Pet ® provides pet owners with an "on-demand" request for location when their pets should stray. Their Web site search utilizes GPS technology and Google Maps to locate your pet quickly. See “Identification and Licensing” for details. See ad on page 19; coupon on page 55. Additional Resources: For a complete list of Petsguide’s favorite products, visit the Web site and click on the “Directory” tab.
recreation&parks Dog parks throughout Southern California. Park use requires that your dogs are current on vaccinations and that you clean up after your dog, keep them on leash before you go into the park and when you exit, and that you do not bring female dogs in heat. Park Web sites list additional rules and regulations. A printable map featuring local dog parks is available at www.petsguidemagazine.com. A Place for Paws Ridge Route at Peralta Drive, Laguna Woods (949) 639-0500 Open daily. No big dogs allowed from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.; 40 | petsguide summer/fall
small dogs only. From 1-7 p.m., big and small dogs are welcome to socialize together. Fresh water and two dog waste bag dispensers are available. Arbor Dog Park in Arbor Park 4665 Lampson Ave., Seal Beach (562) 431-2527 www.arbordogpark.com Open dawn to dusk; closed Thursday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., for maintenance. Arbor Dog Park is entirely fenced. Dog waste bag dispensers and drinking fountains for both dogs and owners are available. Bellis Dog Park 7171 8th St., Buena Park (714) 236-3860 Open 8 a.m. - dusk; closed Wednesday, 10 a.m. dusk for maintenance. No more than three dogs per owner. No pet or human food allowed. Water and dog waste bag dispenser available. Best Friend Dog Park Central Park Edwards and Talbert, Huntington Beach (714) 536-5672 Open weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This fenced, off-leash dog park is 1.7 acres with separate areas for small and large dogs. Central Bark 6405 Oak Canyon, Irvine (949) 724-6833 Open 6:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. The park features almost three acres of open field for off-leash play. The park also includes a watering facility for dogs, a main yard with a separate fenced area for small or frail dogs and portable toilet facilities. Dog waste bags available. Costa Mesa Bark Park TeWinkle Park Arlington Ave. and Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa (949) 733-4101 www.cmbarkpark.org Open dawn to 9 p.m.; closed Tuesdays. Facilities include double-gated entrance, parking, benches, water dispensers for the dogs, dog waste bags and a restroom. The park also has a separate area for small, elderly and disabled dogs. There is a limit of four dogs per adult, per visit. No food of any kind is allowed. Fullerton Pooch Park 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullerton (714) 738-6575 www.fullertonpoochpark.com Open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Wednesdays for main-
tenance. An off-leash dog park with fresh water and dog waste bag dispensers. The park offers one section for small, timid, senior or disabled dogs, and a larger one for big, active and high-energy dogs. No more than three dogs per adult. Laguna Beach Bark Park 20652 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach (949) 497-3311 www.lagunabeach.com/points/dogpark Open dawn to dusk; closed Wednesday for maintenance. Professional dog training, spike or pinched collars, sports activities, bicycles and picnics are not permitted. Fresh water and dog waste bag dispensers are available. Laguna Niguel Pooch Park 31461 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel (949) 362-4300 Open daily, dawn to dusk. This park is a fully fenced, one-acre, off leash-dog park with picnic tables, shade shelters and a restroom facility. There is also a water facet with hose, a non-functional fire hydrant and dog waste bag dispensers. Long Beach Recreation Dog Park 5201 E. 7th St., Long Beach (562) 570-3100 Open daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. This 13⁄4 acres, offleash park, located in Recreation Park includes a 5foot chain-link fence, a small-dog park located at the far west end of the park, watering stations and dog waste bags. Orange Dog Park 190 South Yorba St., Orange (714) 633-2980 www.orangedogpark.com Open daily, dawn to dusk; closed Wednesday for maintenance. Newly grassed park includes fencedoff area for small dogs. Lawn chairs may be brought into the park and set along the fence that separates the big and small dog areas. Chairs must be taken out each night. Benches, fresh water and dog waste bags are available. Rancho Santa Margarita Dog Park 24328 Antonio Parkway, Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 635-1800 www.cityofrsm.org Open daily, dawn to dusk. Part of Canada Vista Park, a leash-free, gated dog park. Three dogs maximum per person. Water and dog waste bags available. San Clemente Dog Park 310 Avenida La Pata, San Clemente (949) 361-8264 www.sanclementedogpark.com Open 6 a.m. to dusk; closed Tuesday until 1 p.m. for maintenance. Two fenced areas, one for large dogs and one for small. The larger area is about two acres of decomposed granite. The smaller area is a nice grass enclosure for smaller, less active or mature dogs. Water and dog waste bags available.
• Ugly Dog Adventures (714) 585-3868 www.uglydogadventures.com See full listing in "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." See ad on page 16. Additional Resources The following sites offer information on dog parks throughout California and the United States: www.dogfriendly.com and www.dogpark.com.
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reptiles&exotics The following stores offer a variety of exotic reptiles and amphibians. Most stores offer special orders. Also see: “Adoption and Rescue” and “Pet Stores.” • Paw Shoppe Pet Center 6416 E. Spring St., LB (562) 425-5131 8121 E. Wardlow Road, LB (562) 795-0360 www.pawshoppepetcenter.com Since 1976, Paw Shoppe Pet Center has specialized in everything reptiles including carrying "live" food for hungry herpatiles, plus all their supplies. They also offer pet supplies for dogs, cats and birds. Now with two locations to serve you! See ad on page 34; see coupon on page 55.
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Terry Gunn 714-841-0742 or 381-7174 • www.petlanegal.com www.radicalreptiles.com Radical Reptiles carries various types of reptiles, from snakes and lizards to scorpions and tarantulas. Traveling shows and parties available. Red Sea Fish and Reptiles 15041 Leffingwell Road, Whittier (562) 944-9787 A variety of snakes, turtles, lizards, fish and more. Reptile Island 3960 Prospect Ave., Ste. S, Yorba Linda (714) 524-8442 Extensive selection of reptiles, amphibians, turtles, tortoises, aracnids and invertabrates, and supplies. Also provides animals for children’s birthday parties.
Prehistoric Pets 18822 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley (714) 964-3525 www.prehistoricpets.com Reptile “super store” carries pythons, geckos, boas, lizards, colubrids, monitors, turtles, tortoises, amphibians, inverts and more. Parties available.
Reptiles Unlimited 4218 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach (562) 426-1090 www.adventureswithreptiles.com Specializes in family-friendly exotic pets, including lizards, snakes, turtles and spiders, plus supplies. Also provides animals to children’s birthday parties.
Radical Reptiles 7157 Katella Ave., Stanton (714) 826-6600
Reptropolis 1502 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente (949) 492-6598
An all-reptile and amphibian store that carries snakes, spiders, lizards, turtles, tortoises and more, including accessories.
safety The following is a list of resources for keeping your pet safe, including classes in firstaid and safety products. Also see: “Emergency Resources.” American Red Cross Pet First Aid 3150 East 29th St., Long Beach (562) 595-6341 www.greaterlongbeachrc.org The American Red Cross offers a 21⁄2 -hour course that provides the skills needed to issue temporary care to injured or sick animals until a veterinarian can give medical care. Topics include breathing emergencies, CPR, life threatening bleeding, various injuries and sudden illnesses such as seizures, poisoning and heat emergencies. Separate classes for cat and dog. Pet first aid book included. Fee: $40. Call for dates and times.
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don’tleavehomewithout... Petsguide’s picks for car must-haves: Canine Covers to protect your car, www.caninecovers.com; BatziBelt seat belt, www.batzi.com; Kurgo's Skybox booster seat and Tru-Fit Smart Harness and Auto Zip Line, www.kurgo.com; Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed, www.sleepypod.com; Pet Ramps USA, www.petrampsusa.com; and if your pet insists on sticking their head out the window (BTW: not recommended), Doggles, www.doggles.com. Hands on Paws (949) 235-3320 www.handsonpaws.com Classes and workshops covering pet CPR and firstaid techniques. Workshops are offered periodically and can be scheduled for private groups. Medibag (480) 444-2332 www.me4kidz.com A pets’ first-aid kit that is USA made of 100% recycled plastic, assembled by the disabled. Also found at PetSmart and Costco. Kids’ first-aid kit also available. PET-PAC, LLC (213) 999-3490 www.pet-pac.com Emergency survival packs for your dog or cat. Duffle includes three to four-day food and water supply, can opener, can cover, bowls, collar and leash, potty bags, shovel and gloves, toys, treats, pet brush, sleeping pad, pet first-aid book, glow sticks and more. Survival pack for cats also features a pet carrier, portable litter box and liners. Other pet safety and travel items also available. • Secure A Pet ® (888) 811-8123 www.secureapet.com The wireless GPS pet-tracking collar by Secure A Pet ® provides pet owners with an "on-demand" request for location when their pets should stray. Their Web site search utilizes GPS technology and Google Maps to locate your pet quickly. Their mission: “Bringing Them Home.” See “Identification and Licensing” for details. See ad on page 19; coupon on page 55. Sunny-dog Ink (818) 951-7962 www.sunnydogink.com Animal first-aid and CPR classes. Web site features pet safety information and tips, as well as pet safety products, including first-aid kits. Surf City Animal Response Team (SCART) 18685-A Main St., PMB 458, Huntington Beach (714) 349-1047 www.scart.us Classes offered in animal disaster preparedness, sheltering in a disaster, and compassion fatigue/ communications, plus first aid and CPR. They also provide animal sheltering and can support search and rescue efforts after a disaster. Volunteer opportunities are available. 42 | petsguide summer/fall
Additional Resources The following sites offer safety tips and information: www.aspca.org (offers general safety information and a free pet safety pack); www.barkbuckleup.com (offers a pet safety program); www.hsus.org (offers general safety information such as pet diets, dog bites and more); www.mydogiscool.com (offers safety information about leaving dogs in cars); and www.petautosafety.com (offers car safety for pets). The following Web sites offer safety products, such as dog car seats and boosters, cooling jackets, life jackets and pet doors: www.radiofence.com; www.petsafe.net; and www.hunterk9.com.
shelters The following is a list of government, nonprofit or private animal shelters, commonly called “the pound,” that provide shelter and care for stray, lost or abandoned animals. All shelters offer healthy animals for adoption; there is usually a small fee. Animals are kept at the shelter until claimed by their owners; adopted to new owners; placed with a rescue or adoption organization; or euthanized. Most shelters accept animals from residents of specific cities only. For animal control services, including found/stray animals, please see the listing under “Emergency Resources.” Also see “Adoption and Rescue.” Kill vs. No-Kill Shelters Most city shelters perform euthanasia on animals. Animals that are euthanized typically have temperament problems, are unhealthy, or have exceeded the capacity of the shelter. No-kill shelters will keep all healthy animals until adopted; however, they do perform euthanasia on animals that are un-adoptable. Sometimes these shelters are called pro-humane rather than no-kill, but they are very similar. There are a few shelters that practice a true no-kill policy, those that do will turn animals away if their shelter is full. If you have found an animal and need to take it to a shelter, but you are worried about the life of the 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). Most shelters provide pictures of adoptable and found/stray animals on their Web site. Animal Assistance League of Orange County (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.com No-kill rescue kennel for homeless dogs and cats. Also provides education programs to the community. • Canine Heritage Breed Test (800) 362-3644 www.canineheritage.com How often have you been asked: “What kind of dog is that?” See complete listing in “Products for Pets;” ad on page 17; coupon on page 55. Harbor Animal Care and Control Shelter 957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro (888) 452-7381 www.laanimalservices.com Euthanizing shelter serves Carson, Gardena, Harbor City, Lomita, San Pedro, Torrance and Wilmington. Irvine Animal Care Center 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine (949) 724-7740 www.irvineshelter.org Euthanizing shelter provides for stray animals found in Irvine or Costa Mesa. Web site offers a search for adoptable animals; counseling is also provided. LA County Downey Animal Shelter 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey (562) 940-6898 Euthanizing shelter contracted to provide services to many LA County cities. Services include pet adoption; licensing; humane investigations; emergency rescues during natural disasters; enforcement of animal control laws; and temporary care for stray animals found in designated cities. Laguna Beach Animal Shelter 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach (949) 497-3552 www.petfinder.com/shelters/CA25.html Pro-humane shelter provides pet adoption, as well as temporary care for stray, sick or injured animals found in Laguna Beach or Laguna Woods only. Adoptable pets are viewable on the Web site. Does not accept owner-surrendered pets. Mission Viejo Animal Services Center 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 470-3045 www.cmvas.org Pro-humane shelter provides pet adoption, licensing, temporary care for stray animals from Aliso Viejo, Mission Viejo and Laguna Niguel. Check Web site for adoption events and vaccination clinics. National Cat Protection Society 6904 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach (949) 650-1232 www.natcat.org Non-euthanizing shelter; all healthy cats stay until
adopted. Accepts owner-relinquished cats and kittens only for a $50 fee. Acceptance is dependent upon available space. Also offers permanent retirement homes for cats whose owners have passed away or can no longer care for their pet. Newport Beach Animal Shelter 2075 Newport Blvd., #112, Costa Mesa (949) 722-7387 www.dovershoresvet.com Euthanizing shelter provides adoption and temporary care for stray animals found in Newport Beach. OC Animal Care 561 The City Drive South, Orange (714) 935-6848 www.ocpetinfo.com Euthanizing shelter provides animal control and shelter services for many Orange County cities. Services include pet adoption, licensing, lost and found listings, and temporary care of stray animals. Found exotic pets, including reptiles and birds, are adopted by a drawing every Wednesday at 4 p.m.
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public, as well as temporary care for animals found within the designated cities.
specialneeds Adoption, education, products, referrals and support for special-needs pets.
P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village and Long Beach Animal Care Services 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-7722, spcla (562) 570-7387, LBACS www.spcaLA.com, www.longbeach.gov/acs The village is split into three parts: spcla shelter, Long Beach animal care services and shelter, and an spcla pet store that offers grooming and boarding. The spcla side is a non-euthanizing shelter that takes in as many pets as space provides from the Long Beach shelter. Long Beach animal shelter is a euthanizing shelter that provides animal control and takes in owner-relinquished and found pets. Educational tours and children’s summer camp are also available.
• 2 Dawg Nite (949) 515-4222 www.2dawgnite.com Certified veterinary technician administers and provides expert, reliable care of your pets, with medications, insulin injections, sub-Q fluids, and can also provide hospice care for in-need pets while you are home or away. See complete listing in "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." See ad on page 32.
San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente (949) 492-1617 www.petprojectfoundation.org Euthanizing shelter; all adoptable animals stay until reclaimed or adopted. Services include pet adoption, as well as care for animals found in San Clemente and Dana Point.
Deaf or Hearing Impaired Pets The following Web sites offer education, resources, referrals, support and tips for pet lovers who have deaf or hearing impaired pets: www.deafdogs.org; www.deafdogs.com; www.deafk9.com; www.deafdogsatlas.com.
Seal Beach Animal Care Center 1700 Adolofo Lopez Drive, Seal Beach (562) 430-4993 www.sbacc.org Non-euthanizing shelter; all healthy animals stay until reclaimed or adopted. Services include pet adoption, as well as care for stray or owner-surrendered dogs and cats from Seal Beach. Staffed by volunteers. Southeast Area Animal Control Authority 9777 SEAACA St., Downey (562) 803-3301 www.seaaca.org Euthanizing shelter. SEAACA provides animal control and shelter services for various LA County cities as well as Buena Park (see “Emergency Resources” for a list of cities). Services include pet adoption, licensing and low-cost veterinarian services for the
Blind or Visually Impaired Pets The following Web sites offers education, resources, referrals and support for pet lovers who have a blind or visually impaired pet: www.blinddogs.com; www.blinddogs.net; and www.blinddog.info.
Eddie’s Wheels for Pets (888) 211-2700 www.eddieswheels.com Wheelchair manufacturer offers one-of-a-kind and front wheel carts for pets. Used carts also available. Handicapped Pets.com (888) 811-PETS
www.handicappedpets.com The Web site offers products, services and support for elderly, disabled and handicapped pets, such as wheelchairs, diapers, special-needs beds, portable potties, referrals to rehabilitation facilities, grief counseling and newsletters. • Pet Ramps USA (949) 375-5202 www.petrampsusa.com Pet Ramps USA ramps are extremely useful in facilitating pets with genetic disorders such as hip dysplasia and other medical-related issues, including those who need after-surgery assistance. Their ramps also facilitate small and/or elderly animals, enabling them easier access to high places like furniture and vehicles. They are adjustable, travel and store easily. See “Products for Pets” for details. See ad on this page. Pets with Cancer The following Web sites offer education, resource and referrals for pet lovers who have a pet with cancer: www.petcancerawareness.org; and www.acfoundation.org. Pets with Diabetes The following Web site offers education, resources, referrals and support for pet lovers who have a pet with diabetes: www.caninediabetes.org. Pets with Epilepsy The following Web sites offer education, resources, referrals and support for pet lovers who have a pet with epilepsy: www.canine-epilepsy.com; and www.canine-epilepsy.net. Special Needs Pets Online Information and Support Communities The following Web sites offer information, support, resources and referrals for pet lovers with a special needs or disabled pet: www.petswithdisabilities.org (also offers rescue, adoption and wheelchair assistance); www.specialneedspets.org; and for older dogs and cats, www.seniorpetproducts.com.
dogdaysatthebeach Dogs can get sunburned (especially short- or white-haired dogs or those with pink-skin), so apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to visiting the beach. If your dog is out of shape, don’t encourage running on the sand as they can easily pull a tendon or ligament. Ocean water can make a dog sick, don’t allow too much to be ingested. Rinse off your dog’s coat before leaving as salt and other minerals in the ocean can be damaging to fur.
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• Problem Solving • In-Home Training • In-Kennel Training
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taxiservice The following is a list of businesses offering pet shuttle services. Also see: “Boarding and Daycare” and “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.” • 2 Dawg Nite (949) 515-4222 www.2dawgnite.com 2 Dawg Nite offers taxi service for your pet either to the vet or groomer. They also offer daily dog walking and pet care including overnight stays; see “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers” for details. They are fully licensed, bonded, insured and trained in pet first aid and CPR. See ad on page 32. • Bow Wow Meow Petcare www.bowwowmeowlb.com (562) 221-7211 Not enough time in the day? If your pet has an important appointment or play date, call Bow Wow Meow Petcare. They provide a reliable pet taxi service that is always safe and on time. You can take comfort in knowing that they are there when you can’t be. Serving the Long Beach area. Also see "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." See ad on page 31. • Critter Sitting Individuals (949) 274-6130 www.csipetsitting.com Serving south Orange County. Pet taxi services are available to and from vet or groomer appointments. A $25 fee is charged for a round trip within five miles of the pet's home. Pet sitting and dog walking is also offered. See ad on page 31; discount coupon on page 55. • Happy Paws Pet Nanny TLC For Pets. Peace-Of-Mind For Pet Owners. (714) 650-5605 www.happypawspetnanny.com Call Happy Paws Pet Nanny when your pet has plans! They provide safe transportation to and from vet or grooming appointments, play dates, the airport or anywhere else your pet needs to go! Your pet will enjoy their ride with a familiar friend, and 44 | petsguide summer/fall
you can be confident that they’ll get where they need to go. Happy Paws Pet Nanny also offers pet sitting, dog walking and poop-scooping services. City licensed, Red Cross Pet First-Aid certified and insured by Pet Sitter Associates. Serving Anaheim Hills, Yorba Linda, Orange, Villa Park and Placentia. See coupon on page 54. L.A. Pet Taxi (310) 575-1985 www.lapettaxi.com Serves Los Angeles and Orange counties. Provides 24-hour transportation for animals. • Petropolis Pet Sitting and Beyond (562) 843-4221 www.petropolispetcare.com Petropolis Pet Sitting and Beyond is a professional, bonded and insured pet sitting service that offers a convenient taxi service for your pet. Petropolis chauffeurs your pet safely to and from grooming appointments, vet visits, or just for a fun ride around the block. Also see “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.” See ad on page 33. • Pooch Sitters See listing in "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." www.poochsitters.com • Ugly Dog Adventures (714) 585-3868 www.uglydogadventures.com See full listing in "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." See ad on page 16.
therapy& serviceanimals Programs that sponsor animals who work with schools, hospitals and convalescent homes or service animals who assist the blind, hearing impaired or physically/mentally disabled.
• Animal Health Foundation Pet Partners (714) 710-9114 www.animalhealthfoundation.net AHF sponsors Pet Partner Teams that visit hospitals and care facilities on an ongoing basis, interacting with patients, their families and medical staff, helping to relieve stress and create a sense of well-being. AHF R.E.A.D. volunteers visit school sites promoting literacy and encouraging students to read aloud to their companion therapy dog. Volunteering opportunities available. Beach Animals Reading with Kids (562) 235-8835 www.readingdogs.org BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids) provides certified therapy dogs to elementary schools and libraries. Teachers find that children who read to therapy dogs increase their reading skills, selfesteem and test scores. Canine Companions for Independence (800) 572-2275 www.cci.org CCI is a national non-profit organization that provides free, trained, assistance dogs for people with disabilities, plus ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Donations welcome and volunteer opportunities (including puppy raising) are available. Guide Dogs of America (818) 362-5834 www.guidedogsofamerica.org GDA provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women from the Untied States and Canada. Donations welcome and puppy raising opportunities available. Paws 4 Healing (714) 542-9233 www.paws4healing.info Members and registered pets provide animal therapy for assisted-living and convalescent homes, hospitals and shelters. R.E.A.D. program provides therapy animals to schools and libraries to increase literacy. Paws With a Cause (714) 309-7654, (800) 253-7297 www.pawswithacause.org This organization trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities, provides lifetime team support and promotes assistance dog awareness through education. Foster homes and puppy-raisers always needed. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Psychiatric Service Dog Society (571) 216-1589 www.psychdog.org PSDS provides resources and information about psychiatric service dog education, advocacy, research and training facilitation for persons disabled by severe mental illness, who wish to train a service dog to assist with management of symptoms. Does not train and place dogs, only provides training guidance.
Therapy Dogs of Southern California (714) 573-0260 www.therapydogsofsocal.org A chapter of Therapy Dogs International, volunteers visit hospitals, nursing homes, juvenile facilities, jails and any place where people would benefit from time spent with a therapy dog, including demonstrations to educate the public about therapy dogs at fairs, expos and schools. Volunteer opportunities available.
Association of Pet Dog Trainers (800) 738-3647 www.apdt.com Professional organization of individual dog trainer members seeking continuing education. The Web site offers a searchable database for pet owners to find local pet trainers that are members of APDT, as well as information about choosing a trainer. • Brat Dog (714) 745-6287 www.bratdog.biz Theresa Botello began working as a professional dog trainer in 1987. Over the years, she has worked with thousands of dogs of all breeds and
skill levels (and their people) in group classes and private training situations throughout Orange County. As a behaviorist, she focuses on skills to effectively communicate with your dog in terms that they can understand. In doing so, you will have the ability to achieve important goals such as stopping unwanted behavior, creating an appropriate ranking system and bonding with your dog. Theresa addresses any and all behavioral issues from aggression to fear to simple inhome manners. Each training program takes into account the age and nature of the dog. Structure, follow-through, assertion and consistency delivered with patience, kindness and compassion are the cornerstones of her training method. See ad on this page.
The following businesses offer behavior training for dogs. Also see “Dog Sports and Fitness” and “Therapy and Service Animals.” • All American Dog Training (714) 323-2346 www.AllAmericanDogTraining.us.com Offers in-home, private lessons to conquer common behavior problems and teach basic obedience skills to your dog. Utilizing positive reinforcement instruction and dog psychology, all members of the family are taught how to communicate with the dog. With All American Dog Training, you will truly experience freedom from any and all of your dog’s behavioral issues. See ad on this page; discount coupon on page 52.
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Group Classes & Private Lessons
• Cosmopawlitan Boutique 4107 Viking Way, Long Beach (562) 354-6040 www.cosmopawlitanboutique.com Offered by appointment and as group classes, by Cindy Scott of Dogs, Etc. Topics can include: Pee Wee Puppy, basic manner classes and obedience, K-9 Good Citizen and more. See “Boutiques and Bakeries” for complete listing. See ad on page 15; see coupon on page 56. • Four Paws U (714) 710-9114 Serving Orange County. Private sessions cover behavior and socialization, how dogs communicate with each other and us, plus basic "Real Life Manners." They work with you and your dog on an individual basis. Sessions are scheduled at your convenience. Private behavior consultations are also available. Group field trips are scheduled to practice those "Real Life Manners" in public settings. Their goal is to enhance your relationship with your dog using humane methods to build a trusting bond. See ad on page 47; coupon on page 55. • Gold Touch Dog Training by Mary Thompson (714) 788-8806, (714) 537-4500 Mary Thompson helps you to create a well-balanced dog that is easy to live with and a joy to behold. She offers basic obedience and problem solving for your dogs, so that you can bring them out of the backyard and into your home. Group and private lessons available. E-mail: email@example.com. See ad on this page. • Kind to Canines Obedience Training 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com Kind to Canines Dog Training is proud to offer 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 right 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 Web site for in-depth case studies, alumni and 46 | petsguide summer/fall
testimonials. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Sundays. Also "Boarding and Daycare" and "Groomers." See ad on page 44; coupon on page 54. • My Doggies Daycare and Overnight Boarding 30314 Esperanza, Rancho Santa Margarita 92688 (949) 709-4600 www.MyDoggiesDaycare.com Training opens up a line of effective communication which is necessary to instruct your dog about what you want him/her to do. Come, sit, down, stay, walk on leash, and off commands are just the beginning. Obedience training will help your dog learn to listen to your instructions, even when around distractions. Techniques used at My Doggies Daycare are based on the individual temperament of your dog; ensuring a more positive outcome. They work with dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages, offering basic training and behavior modification plus overcoming aggression and anxiety issues. Their gentle and experienced trainers use proven and lasting reward-based methods, providing expert instruction at both ends of the leash. Mention this listing and receive a free evaluation! • Sirius K9 Academy 3920 Prospect Ave., Ste. E, Yorba Linda (714) 296-9714 www.siriusk9training.com Located in Yorba Linda, Sirius K9 Academy offers private in-home training, group classes, seminars, certifications, in-kennel training and boarding at their facility. They provide a wide-variety of classes for dogs of all breeds and ages, including: Puppy, basic, intermediate, advanced and competition obedience; AKC Canine Good Citizen testing and certification; Therapy Dog classes and certification; Agility, Tracking and Trick classes; and Basic to Advanced Personal Protection training/certification. Narcotics Detection Training also available. Also see “Boarding and Daycare.” Additional Resources: For a list of additional private dog and cat training businesses, visit our Web site and click on the “Directory” tab. www.petsguidemagazine.com
travel Travel and relocation resources for pets, plus safety accessories and information. Also see our editorial on pages 3 and 4 and the tip boxes found throughout Petsguide. Airport Parks The following airports offer a designated pet rest area to accommodate your traveling pet: LAX - Los Angeles International Airport has two small dog parks for traveling pooches. One pet rest area is located at the southeast end of the Central Terminal Area near terminals 7 and 8 (United Airlines); the other rest area is located in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Dog waste bags are available. (310) 646-5252. www.lawa.org/lax LGB - Long Beach Airport has a small grassy area on the northside of the terminal by the flag poles where traveling dogs may curb themselves, dog waste bags are available. (562) 570-2619. www.longbeach.gov ONT - The Ontario airport’s pet rest area is located on the west end of Terminal 2. The pet area includes dog waste bags. (909) 937-2700. www.lawa.org/ont BatziBelt (888) Pet-Belt or (714) 526-8413 www.batzi.com The BatziBelt keeps both you and your pets safe while riding in any car. This easy-to-use restraint fastens to all seat belts and adjusts to any harness, allowing your dog (small or large) to sit up or lie down. Harnesses are sold separately, or you can use your favorite walking harness. Truck bed restraint system also available. • Canine Covers (866) 592-6837 www.caninecovers.com Created for the traveling dog with “protection for your vehicle and comfort for your dog” in mind, Canine Covers makes seat covers for your car, from the compact to the SUV. Covers are custom tailored and come with various options such as patterns, padding, liners, fabrics, sizes (including bucket seats option) and even embroidery. Whether it’s a short trip to the local dog park, or a long road trip, Canine Covers are the ideal item for both your dog and car. Dog beds also available. See ad on page 39. • DSPY Dog (866) 987-7772 www.dspydog.com DSPY Dog™ is a young line of pet products designed to suit the active lifestyles of pet owners and pets who love to travel together.
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Headquartered in Southern California, they develop products that are functional for pet owners to use and transport during short or long trips, yet are also comfortable for their pets to enjoy. Their materials are soft, durable, washable and beautiful. Their signature product is the Travel Pet Bed, a lightweight, practical and attractive carry-on that unfolds into a plush, comfortable bed. It easily stores in the car, and can be taken for short or overnight trips, including to the park, camping or hotel; it's a "grab, zip and load" away from an enjoyable travel experience for both you and your pet. Enter "Petsguide" at checkout for 15% off. See ad on this page; see coupon on page 53.
Puppies h Adult Dogs Personal Training h Problem Solutions Real Life Manners h Therapy Animal AKC Canine Good Citizen
Fido Rido www.fidorido.com Fido Rido offers booster car-seats with built-in, adjustable safety strap (for dogs up to 30 lbs. or two small dogs with combined weight of 30 lbs.). Pet buckle travel kits are also available for larger dogs.
Using Humane Reward Based Methods to Improve Communication based on Trust not Intimidation Professional Member of APDT Delta Society Evaluator h AKC CGC Evaluator
Pet Airways (888) 738-2479 www.petairways.com Launching summer 2009 with service in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles. Pets flying with Pet Airways fly in the main cabin, not in cargo. Rates start at $149 (one-way). Passengers are pets only, no humans. Pet Relocation/Travel The following businesses offer relocation services for pets: Pet Relocation.com, international relocation company, (877) Pet-Move, www.petrelocation.com and www.mypetmove.com, an online community to get information, answers to questions, and research a pet’s move; Universal Pet Travel offers flight arrangements including pick-up and delivery, comfort stops and boarding services, for international and domestic travel, (310) 539-0101, www.universalpettravel.com; and We Move Pets, door-to-door and coast-tocoast transportation for relocations or seasonal travel, (310) 269-5099, www.wemovepets.com. Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed (877) 763-6963 www.sleepypod.com Sleepypod mobile pet bed is a 3-in-1 product. Zip Sleepypod’s mesh top onto the washable bed liner
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that is surrounded by luggage-grade ballistic nylon, strap the seat belt around the Sleepypod, or stow the mini version below an airline seat and your pet is ready to travel in its own bed. Available in a variety of sizes. Extra bedding and bed warmer also available. Travel Resources The following Web sites offer information for outof-the-area, pet-friendly places including hotels, destinations and airline policies: www.bringfido.com www.bringyourdogalong.com www.dogfriendly.com www.petflight.com www.petswelcome.com www.petfriendlytravel.com www.pettravelcenter.com
A dog’s dream come true...
www.pettravel.com (international information) www.petvacationhomes.com The following books provide out-of-the-area destinations for your pets: (AAA) Automobile Club’s 2009 “Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA Petbook,” available at Auto Club offices; Dogfriendly.com’s “California and the West Dog Travel Guide,” and “Have Dog Will Travel,” both available at local book stores and www.amazon.com. Tips About Traveling with Pets The following Web sites offer information about pet travel: barkbuckleup.com; www.hsus.org, search on “Pet Travel”; www.mydogiscool.com; and www.petautosafety.com. Also see the Pet Travel editorial on pages 3 and 4.
I love my Travel Bed!
• No more carrying around bulky, unattractive, and dog hair-filled beds. • The Lounge Cot “travels” like a suitcase and unzips into a plush bed. • Cleans easily. • Can be stored in your vehicle for future and frequent use.
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Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92804 (714) 535-6791 • firstname.lastname@example.org www.katellaclinic.com Established 1950
Providing surgical and medical veterinary care for your dogs, cats, exotics, birds, and reptiles. Specializing in orthopedics, declaw, neuter, spay, and all surgical needs. Grooming & boarding also available. ¥ Get a FREE EXAM on first visit.
¥ Receive an extra 20% OFF our already affordable prices for spay, neuter and all vaccines on weekdays.
¥ FREE pre-op blood screen with our low price dental care. ¥ $5 OFF next groom visit plus FREE vet exam, and a FREE Capstar tablet for flea prevention.
Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
We See EMERGENCIES and WALK-INS during business hours.
urbantrails The following is a list of dog-friendly hiking trails in and around Orange County and Long Beach metro. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than six-feet. Many trails are shared by equestrians, bicyclists and pedestrians. All distances are approximate. Unless otherwise noted, no water or waste bags are provided, please trek with your dog prepared and bring your own supplies. A printable map of trails is available at www.petsguidemagazine.com. Cleveland National Forest Dog Trails Cleveland National Forest offers the following dogfriendly trails located in Trabuco Canyon. Hikers must purchase a $5 day parking pass or pre-purchase an Adventure Pass, available at local sporting good stores. Bring your own water and dog poop bags. Open dawn to dusk. (909) 736-1811. www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland Holy Jim Falls Trail - Three miles round trip. Skill level: Moderate to strenuous. Hiking time: 1.5 hours. The trail ascends the canyon on the left side of the parking lot. Trabuco Canyon Trail - Five miles round trip. Skill level: Moderate. Hiking time: 3 hours. The trail features the tallest oaks, sycamores and pines in Orange County.
dogfriendlyinns When looking for pet-friendly hotels, you may want to start with these five national chains: Holiday Inn, Howard Johnson, Motel 6, Westin and Sheraton.
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Fairview Park Trail Corner of Placentia and Adams, Costa Mesa (714) 754-5300, (714) 754-5698 Six miles round trip. Skill level: Easy. Hike time: 2.5 hours. Begin along an asphalt trail parallel to the parking lot and continue through the Talbert Nature Preserve. Water fountain and dog waste bags available. Fullerton Dog Trails (714) 738-6575 The Fullerton area offers the following dog trails, open 7 a.m. - sunset. Fullerton East Coyote Hills Trail - Three miles round trip. Skill level: Moderate. Estimated hike time: 1.5 hours. Trail starts in Trail Rest Park and ends in Craig Regional Park. Parking is available in nearby shopping centers. Fullerton Panorama Trail - Three miles round trip. Skill level: Moderate. Hike time: 1.5 hours. Trail head in Coyote Hills Golf Course. Hiltscher Park Trail - Three miles round trip. Skill level: Easy. Estimated hike time: 1.5 hours. Corner of Bastenchury and West Valley View Drive. Juanita Cooke Greenbelt and Trail - Five and a half miles round trip. Skill level: Easy. Hike Time: 2.5 hours. North end of Laguna Lake Park. Oso Creek Trail 27301 La Paz Road, Mission Viejo (949) 470-3000 Three miles round trip. Skill level: Easy. Hike time: 1 hour. Partially paved. Free parking area. This is a wilderness area, be cautious of wildlife. Point Vicente Interpretive Center 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West Rancho Palos Verdes (310) 377-5370 www.palosverdes.com Spot whales and trek through coastal lands. Dogs must be leashed. Bring water. Waste bags are available. • Ugly Dog Adventures (714) 585-3868 www.uglydogadventures.com
See full listing in "Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers." See ad on page 16. Upper Newport Bay Irvine Ave. and University Ave., Newport Beach (949) 923-2290 Three miles round trip. Skill level: Easy. Hiking time: 1.5 hours. Free parking in lot. Some sections of the trail are paved. Dog waste bags and water are available. Additional Resources The following Web sites offer tips, resources, meetups and out-of-the area dog-friendly trails: www.caninehikers.com; www.hikewithyourdog.com; and www.wolfpacks.com.
veterinaryservices The following veterinary clinics and hospitals offer veterinary care, particularly specialized treatment and care pertaining to specific animals or field of medicine. Also see “Emergency Resources” and “Pet Therapy.” Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group 2965 Edinger Ave., Tustin (949) 653-9300 www.avsg.net AVSG is a coalition of individual specialty practices assembled in one location to help pet owners and local veterinarians manage difficult or special cases. They offer services in surgery, oncology, dermatology, ophthalmology, internal medicine, dentistry, nuclear imaging and 24-hour emergency care. Visit the Web site for in-depth descriptions of each specialty practice. • Alicia Pet Care Center 25800 Jeronimo Road, Suite 100, Mission Viejo (949) 768-1313 www.mypetsdr.com With a motto like “We’re Taking Care Of Your Babies,” Alicia Pet Care Center is a full service veterinary hospital that is obviously committed to providing the highest quality care available for your pets in a gentle and compassionate manner. They have provided medical, surgical, boarding and dental services for dogs and cats for over 30 years, enabling the doctors and staff to develop specialized services in preventative medicine, dermatitis, geriatric care and surgery. Member of the SCVMA, CVMA and AVMA. Also see “Boarding and Day Care.” American Animal Eye Care Center 1301-F South Beach Blvd., La Habra (562) 943-3728, (714) 526-6600 www.americananimaleye.com Clinic provides animals with ophthalmic services including microsurgery, prostheses, contact lenses,
cataract removal and glaucoma treatment. Canine Eye Registration Foundation exams are also performed. Emergency services and Saturday hours available. Care credit and pet insurance accepted. American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association www.ahvma.org The association’s Web site provides a search for local holistic veterinarians. Holistic veterinary medicine includes acupuncture, Bach flower remedies, Chinese herbs and glandular therapy to name a few. Animal and Bird Clinic of Mission Viejo 24912 Chrisanta Drive, Mission Viejo (949) 768-3651 www.abcofmv.vetsuite.com Full-service veterinary medical facility, including emergency, surgical, dental and mobile care. They cater to a wide variety of birds, reptiles and small mammals. • Animal Dental Care (949) 258-4402 www.animaldentalcare.info Imagine how your teeth would look and feel if you didn't brush them daily. The same applies to your pets' teeth. Bad breath and stained teeth are unappealing, but many pet owners aren't aware that these may be symptoms of serious gum disease. Unless you are regularly providing some form of dental care, you are neglecting an important factor in the overall health of your pet. Animal Dental Care provides anesthesia-free dental care to dogs and cats through licensed veterinary facilities throughout California. They strive to provide the best possible oral care for pets and to help educate pet owners on how good dental care contributes to the overall good health of pets. For the past 15 years, they have established a solid reputation among a network of over 300 veterinarians for their professionalism and gentle way with animals. To learn more about them and to watch an informational video, visit their Web site. See ad on the front inside cover; coupon on page 51. • Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital 6222 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach (562) 961-0028 www.belmontshorevet.com
FREE Initial Exam New clients only. Limit one per household.
6222 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach 90803 For more than 35 years, Belmont Shore Veterinary Hospital has been providing Long Beach area pets and their owners with compassionate, professional care. Their doctors and staff are focused on providing outstanding veterinary care while exceeding expectations of service. The Vet Store offers home delivery for many products including medications. Veterinary services include physical exams, preventative medicine, radiology including x-ray and ultrasound, palliative care, anesthesia free dental cleaning, vaccinations and more. Their innovative Pet Portals system allows you to manage your pets health care and medication schedule, to communicate with doctors and staff online, and to learn more about your pet’s individual health and life-stage issues. See ad with coupon for free exam on this page. Bird Clinic 200 South Tustin St., Suite E., Orange (714) 633-2910 www.thebirdclinic.com The clinic only treats pet birds, including pet chickens, ducks, geese and other avians. Pet insurance accepted. Appointments required. • Brookhaven Pet Hospital 10092 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove (714) 530-2200 They offer low cost spay and neuter services for cats, starting at $35; dogs, starting at $58; and exotics starting at $50. Also offers low-cost exams and vaccinations, deworming, dental cleaning,
microchips and flea control products. All services are by appointment only. • Canine Chiro 10832 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 www.caninechiro.com Dr. Wasserman’s 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. Dr. Wasserman’s philosophy to relieve suffering through chiropractic care, and thereby restore quality of life, has been his goal for more than 25 years. As a chiropractitioner for pets, his life work is devoted to the health and wellbeing of your canine companion. The helpful www.caninechiro.com Web site is full of useful tips on your pet’s nutrition, health, home products and recommended reading. See ad on page 7. Cat-Only Clinics All About Cats Wellness Center (714) 692-8228 23661 La Palma Ave., Yorba Linda. www.all-about-cats.com Cat Clinic of Orange County (949) 631-1454 1680 Tustin Ave. www.catclinicofoc.com The Cat Hospital 3069 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.thecathospitalonline.com
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(562) 863-2522 • Crossroads Animal Emergency and Referral Center 11057 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk (562) 863-2522 www.CrossroadsAnimal911.com Emergency and urgent care for your pet when other practices are closed – all night, all weekend and every major holiday. Crossroads uses the latest advancements including digital x-ray, ultrasound and patient monitoring. In Crossroads’ daytime surgery department, the most recent additions include the new, state-of-the-art knee repair procedure, “Tightrope,” and Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy for arthritis and soft tissue repair. See “Emergency Resources” for hours; see ad on this page. Eye Care for Animals 3025 Edinger Ave., Tustin (949) 733-8271 www.eyecareforanimals.com Clinic specializes in eye care for all animals. • Irvine Regional Animal Emergency Hospital 1371 Reynolds Ave., Irvine (949) 833-9020 www.iraeh.com Open weekdays, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays, Irvine Regional Animal Emergency Hospital’s dedicated team of emergency veterinarians and board-certified specialists are there for you when your veterinarian can't be. Their caring medical staff is committed to excellence with a compassionate, common sense approach that keeps an eye on your bottom line. See ad on page 49; discount coupon on page 55. • 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. Also see “Boarding and Daycare,” “Groomers” and “Low-Cost Services.” For a free exam, and discounts off their already affordable prices, see ad on page 48. Long Beach Animal Hospital (562) 434-9966 www.lbah.com Specializes in treating exotics, reptiles, birds and even tarantulas. Holistic medicine and acupuncture also offered. 50 | petsguide summer/fall
Mobile Vets The following is a list of mobile veterinarians. Mobile vets typically provide hospice to elderly or sick pets and home euthanasia. A benefit of mobile veterinarians is to keep pets comfortable in their own environment. 911 Vets (866) 491-1838 Greater Long Beach only. www.911vets.com Dr. Paul Lynch
Dr. Silvia (949) 310-5012 South OC only. www.drsilviamobilevet.com Dr. Susan Beever Serves Lakewood area.
• Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic Garden Grove (714) 537-3032 La Habra (714) 441-2925, (562) 690-2925 www.er4yourpet.com Founded in 1975 by 41 local veterinarians, the clinic is committed to providing quality, after-hours emergency care for pets. Both hospital locations are equipped with the latest emergency medical technology, and offer an on-site pharmacy, lab and radiology. All doctors and technicians specialize in emergency/critical care. The clinic is open nights, weekends, and 24 hours on major holidays: Monday Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; Saturday, noon - Monday, 8 a.m. Appointments are not necessary. The Web site offers quick and easy-to-understand tips for treating your pet on their “Emergencies” page. Major credit cards accepted. Member of the American Animal Hospital Association. Locations: 12750 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove; and 1474 S. Harbor Blvd., La Habra. See ad on page 21. • Pet Hospital 3411 East Chapman Ave., Orange (714) 771-3261 www.pethospitalorange.com Pet Hospital emphasizes preventative health care for pets as well as providing thorough client education for the pet owner. In addition to their traditional full-service veterinary and hospital services, Pet Hospital offers specialty services, including chiropractic care, surgical (including laser) procedures, a vaccine clinic, microchipping, pet photography, dental services, boarding and grooming. They treat cats, dogs, birds, rodents and reptiles, and carry a wide variety of products for your pets. Visit their Web site for valuable coupons, including savings on grooming services, spay/neuter discounts, as well as a free physical exam for your pet. Open daily.
Also see “Groomers” and “Photography and Art.” See ad on page 51; coupon on page 54. • Veterinary Surgical Specialist 2965 Edinger Ave., Tustin (949) 936-0055 www.vssoc.com Veterinary Surgical Specialists have been providing surgical care for the Southern California community since 1991. Their board certified specialists are supported by a skilled and compassionate team. Conveniently located in Tustin, CA, shared with the Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group. Open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Saturday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Services provided include all aspects of orthopedic, neurologic and general surgery such as: total hip replacement, arthroscopy, TTA, TPLO, fracture fixation, laparoscopy and cancer surgery. • Yorba Regional Animal Hospital 8290 East Crystal Drive, Anaheim (714) 921-8700 www.yorbaregionalvets.com Primary and preventative care, surgical and dental services are available at this state-of-the-art facility. Specialized services include endoscopy, reproductive services, exotic care, orthopedic surgery, ultrasound, soft tissue laser surgery, laparoscopic surgery and spaying (one of their unique services is laparoscopic laser surgery for large dogs to prevent twisting for bloat), stem cell therapy, behavior consultations and acupuncture. Early morning dropoffs, evening and weekend appointments available. For additional services, see ad on page 5; see coupon on page 53. Additional Resources PetSide - The Web site offers Pet Vet, powered by the ASPCA, a medical search engine for cats or dogs. Click the “Pet Vet” tab, then enter your pet’s symptoms or changes in behavior to find possible conditions. www.petside.com
volunteering The following animal-centered organizations offer volunteer opportunities. Also see “Adoption and Rescue,” “Pet Assistance,” “Therapy and Service Animals” and “Shelters.” • Animal Health Foundation Pet Partners (714) 710-9114 www.animalhealthfoundation.net AHF sponsor’s Pet Partner Teams that visit hospitals and care facilities on an ongoing basis, interacting with patients, their families and medical staff, helping to relieve stress and create a sense of well-being. AHF R.E.A.D. volunteers visit school sites promoting literacy and encouraging students to read aloud to their companion therapy dog.
• German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (714) 974-7762 www.gsroc.org Rescue volunteers often assist in adoption events, garage sales, bake sales, transportation of dogs from local kennels, events and veterinarians, event organizing, fund-raising, phone calls, fostering and more. Interested people need to be 18 years or older. Application form may be found on the Web site. See ad on page 9. Additional Opportunities: Animal Network of Orange County and Community Animal Network (949) 759-3646 Weekend volunteers needed for pet adoption at Fashion Island. Orientation held third Saturdays, 56:30 p.m. Call for location. www.animalnetwork.org and www.communityanimalnetwork.org Beach Animals Reading with Kids (562) 235-8835 Volunteers with a friendly dog and one hour per week are needed. www.readingdogs.org Irvine Animal Care Center (949) 724-7740 Volunteers (15+) are asked to commit at least eight hours per month. www.irvineshelter.org Marine Mammal Care Center (310) 548-5677 Volunteers (18+) commit for one year. 360 South Gaffey St., San Pedro. www.marinemammalcare.org National Cat Protection Society Volunteers are needed to spend time playing, grooming, and socializing cats and kittens. See “Adoption and Rescue” for contact information.
Pet Hospital 3411 E. Chapman Ave., Orange OPEN LATE 7 DAYS Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8am – 7pm Sat. & Sun. 8am – 6pm DOGS • CATS • EXOTICS Chiropractic • Grooming Laser Surgery • Online Store Stem Cell Therapy
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Noah’s Wish (916) 939-9474 Rescues and shelters animals during disasters. www.noahswish.info OC Bird of Prey Center (949) 837-0786 Rehabilitates injured raptors and releases them back into the wild Pacific Marine Mammal Center (949) 494-3050 Volunteers (18+) commit to at least one shift a week. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www.pacificmmc.org SCART Surf City Animal Response Team (714) 349-1047 Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. 18685-A Main St., PMB 458, Huntington Beach. www.scart.us Southeast Area Animal Control (562) 803-3301 Volunteer opportunities available for adults and, with parent consent, kids age 15 or older. 9777 SEAACA St., Downey. www.seaaca.org
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Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (714) 374-5587 Prospective volunteers (18+) are required to take a class provided by the center. 21900 PCH, Huntington Beach. www.wwccoc.org Web site: www.volunteermatch.org Web site offers a search component to find volunteer opportunities with animals in your area. petsguide summer/fall | 51
petsguidecalendar ongoing Adoption Events Saturdays: C.A.R.E adoptions, noon - 4 p.m., Petsmart, 33963 Doheny Park Road, San Juan Capistrano, (949) 240-1735; Long Beach Felines Adoptions, noon - 3:30 p.m., Centinela Feed and Pet Supply, 4700 PCH, Long Beach, (562) 453-7377; Pet Assistance Foundation, 1-6 p.m., PetCo, 5215 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood, (877) 772-9738; Rover Rescue, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Centinela Feed, 413 PCH, Redondo Beach. (310) 379-0154. Sundays: Animal Match Rescue Team, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., PetCo, 6500 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, (562) 897-5282; Bark and Sniff Adoptions, third Sundays, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., 1330 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, (949) 715-DOGS (3647); Hearts for Hounds Adoptable Dogs, 10 a.m. 1 p.m., Alamitos Bay Marina Farmer’s Market, East Marina Drive, Long Beach; and Pet Assistance Foundation,1-6 p.m., Centinela Feed, 4700 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, (877) 772-9738. Saturdays and Sundays: Animal Network of OC, noon - 4 p.m., Fashion Island, Newport Beach, (949) 759-3646; and Pet Pro Life Adoptions, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Fountain Valley PetSmart, 17940 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, (714) 964-3593. • CosmoPAWlitan Monthly Events 4107 Viking Way, Long Beach (562) 354-6040 www.cosmopawlitanboutique.com First Sundays: Anesthesia-Free Dental Clinics. Animal Dental Care and their qualified technicians perform a thorough dental cleaning consisting of subgingival scaling, teeth polishing, as well as a comprehensive dental exam. Call for appointment.
Wednesdays and Sundays: Basic Manners and Pee Wee Group Classes (pups, 9 weeks - 5 months). Learn the basic commands: come, sit, down, stay and walk on a leash. “Fun” puppy discussions also include jumping, chewing, digging, housebreaking and playful biting. Call for times. Limited to 10 dogs per class, reservations required. Third Thursdays: Animal Companion Loss Support Group. Whether you are anticipating, or coping with, the loss of a beloved companion animal, the group recognizes your pain and offers compassion. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. Saturdays: Doga (dog + yoga). A workout for both you and your dog. You’ll both do sun salutations, downward facing position, upward paw pose and more. 11 a.m. See ad on page 15; coupon on page 56. Bark! Bark! Daycare Yappy Hour Last Sundays: Dogs and their humans are invited to socialize during Yappy Hour. Complimentary refreshments provided, including Dog Beer for the pooches. Visit their Web site for rules. Last Sundays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reservation required at least one week prior to event as space is limited. Free. 301 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach. (562) 4373655. www.barkbarkdaycare.com Doggie Bus OC Most Sundays: A free bus ride for dogs and their people from Laurel Glenn Park in Tustin to the Huntington Dog Beach on most Sunday afternoons for an hour of play on the sand. Rules: There are no stops along the way and the bus can accommodate up to 12 people and at least 8 dogs, so book the Doggie Bus early. Weekly schedule found on the Web site, www.doggiebus.com. Register via e-mail: email@example.com. • Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic Sundays: Low-cost vaccination clinic offers vac-
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cines, deworming, blood test, physical exams, microchip, etc. Call for details. Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply, 1730 North Lemon St., Anaheim. (714) 992-2012. See ad on back cover. • Pooch Club Weekly: Group walks, meet-ups at dog beach, pack hikes and more. Visit the Web site for activities, www.poochclub.net. (714) 633-4821. The Leash Club of Long Beach Monthly: Dog-friendly events at local watering holes, parks and dog beach. Meet-up days vary, see online calendar for upcoming activities. Long Beach. http://activedogs.meetup.com/316 • Teeth Cleaning & Massage At Animalia Monthly: Animalia offers anesthesia-free teeth cleaning on the second Thursday and fourth Friday of each month. Call for an appointment. Appointments are also taken for animal massage. A massage therapist comes in once a month. Animalia, 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach, (714) 377-7630. www.animaliapetspecialty.com. See ad on page 35; coupon on page 53. Wiener Dog Races Monthly: Dachshunds compete to win the title of fastest Wiener dog. Sundays, 2 p.m., June 21, July 12, August 23, and every Sunday, September 6 November 1 for Oktoberfest. Paws at the Coffee Mill at Old World, 7561 Center Ave. #38 Huntington Beach. (714) 898-5111 or (714) 402-7327. www.WienerDogStore.com
june Pet Fair at OC Animal Care Services June 27: See the latest in pet care needs, products and services. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6301. www.ocpetinfo.com • Pet Pix at Chateau Le Pooch Boutique and Spa June 27: Pet Pix will be at Chateau le Pooch. For pets and people! Memories are priceless and Pet Pix will capture the true personality of your pet through quality photographs that you'll treasure for years to come. Several backgrounds available, Pictures available 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Also offered August 9 and October 8. Chateau Le Pooch Boutique and Spa, 860 W. Imperial Highway, Suite M, Brea. (714) 482-0452. www.chateaulepooch.com. See ad on page 15. Annual Dawg Walk, Pet Faire and Adoption June 27: Bring your leashed, well-mannered pooch for a fund-raising pet adoption and fair. Saturday, 8 a.m. - noon. Register early by phone or online.
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Surfing Paws Dog Jam in Huntington Beach July 11: Sign up to compete or just bring your dog along to watch. Saturday, 9-11 a.m. All ages and all abilities welcome, $25 to register by June 30 to participate. HB Dog Beach. www.SurfinPaws.com
• Scraps for Pets Anniversary Party July 11: Scraps’ one year anniversary party will be held on July 11, 2009, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and will include refreshments, free samples and drawings throughout the day for prizes. Call for details, (714) 998-BARK (2275). 17767 Santiago Blvd., #609, Villa Park. www.scrapsoc.com. See ad on the back cover; coupon on this page. • Yappy Hour at Chateau Le Pooch Boutique and Spa July 16: Relax while sipping a glass of wine while your pooch samples a selection of doggie treats. Yappy Hour, 6-7 p.m. Chateau Le Pooch Boutique and Spa, 860 W. Imperial Highway, Suite M, Brea. (714) 482-0452. www.chateaulepooch.com. See ad on page 15. Summer Pooch Party and Ice Cream Social in Newport Beach July 18: The social features frozen organic treats, goody bags for the first 30 customers, games and contests, ideas on throwing a successful pooch party, health and wellness advice from pet nutrition experts and give-aways. Saturday, 11 a.m. 865 Newport Center Drive. (949) 717-6888. www.muttropolis.com Pool Party at Three Dog Bakery July 25: For the dog days of summer, the party will have several kiddie pools for dogs to play and wade in. Also games, contests and photography. Saturday, noon - 3 p.m. 924 Avocado, Newport Beach. (949) 760-3647.
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exhibitors, a pet adoption fair and live entertainment. Thursday, 4-8:30 p.m. Free. Fullerton Downtown Plaza, 121 E. Wilshire Ave. (714) 738-6545. Bastille Day August 15: Fund-raising dog wash and pet fair. Bring your dog for a fun outing while helping the Bark Park. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. TeWinkle Park, corner of Arlington Ave. and Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. (949) 733-4101. www.cmbarkpark.org 4th Annual S.C.A.R.T Pet Fair August 23: Vendors for pets, police K-9 and agility demonstrations, disaster preparedness, $20 microchipping and more. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Park Bench Cafe, 17732 Golden West St., Huntington Beach. www.scart.us
september 12th Annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-Off in Laguna Beach September 13: Fair and pet contest. Sunday, noon 3 p.m. Register early. (949) 497-2474. • Yappy Hour in Brea September 24: See "July 16" for details. See ad on page 15.
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8th Annual Pet Trek in Irvine September 26: Walkathon features vendors, food, silent auction and entertainment. Saturday, 8 a.m. noon. Woodbridge Community Park, 20 Lake Road, Irvine. (949) 724-7740. Wag 'n' Walk in Seal Beach September 26: Events include a dog walk, raffles, adoptable dog show, training demonstration and contests. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Seal Beach Pier. (562) 430-4993. www.sbacc.org
october “Spooktacular” Pooch Party Call for date: Pets enjoy "barks and crafts" and games. Costumes are highly encouraged. Proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center. Muttropolis at Fashion Island. 865 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 717-MUTT. www.muttropolis.com Dachshund Haven Fund-raising Event Call for date: The first annual fund-raiser and adoption picnic. Dogs welcome. Check Web site or call for location, date and time. (714) 747-8891. www.dhogg.com • Halloween Fun at Scraps Call for date: Scraps premier pet store will host a fun-filled, dog-friendly Halloween event. Call for details. 17767 Santiago Blvd., #609, Villa Park.
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