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The Rescue Issue What We Can Do Right Now To Help
PLUS: Pet Sitting, Training, Dog Parks, Emergency Resources, Low-Cost Services ...
Franny & Pickles Liz’s Rescues
Maia Rebecca’s Rescue
TABLE OF CONTENTS 6 23 9 31 31 10
Adoption & Rescue Animal Communicator Cats Calendar Career Training Day & Overnight Care
Emergency & Health Services
12 Emergency Resources
16 Therapy & Rehabilitation
17 Veterinary Services
Identification & Licensing
27 Nutrition 21 30
Parks, Beaches & Trails Parties
Pet Shops & Boutiques
26 Shelters 28 Training 28 Dog Sports & Fitness
29 Service & Therapy Animals
30 Training Programs
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Boo & Roxy Tiffany’s Rescues
FROM LIZ: Can we ask you a favor? It’s nothing you have to sit down and prepare yourself for. Quite the contrary; this is something that is going to make you feel like a million dollars, loved more than any human on earth, and put a smile on your face that can only be surgically removed! Ready? Adopt or temporarily foster a pet—dog or cat. Last year more than 38,000 Southern California pets never found a home (you know what that means). While the number of euthanized animals in recent years has dropped (due in a large part to spay and neutering education), it is still 38,000 too many. Agreed? That’s where “we” come in. If everyone does their little something, maybe we can have an impact on reducing those numbers. What we’re proposing is a Dream Team: Petsguide + Petsguide readers create a Rescue Challenge (details on page 32). Interested? And, by “little something,” we know adopting or even fostering could be more than you’re up for, so we have other suggestions––good ones, like walking dogs, donating blankets, spaying/neutering the pets you’ve got. The editorial on pages 3-4 is loaded with options you’ll like. On board? We know if you’re reading Petsguide you’re already a pet lover, so the final part of the challenge is to ask three of your friends to do the same. That’s where it gets crazy—crazy good! Let’s make a difference ... together.
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If you’ve spent any time watching cute animal videos on Facebook (shhh, we won’t tell, you’re among friends here) you’ve seen the ones showing idyllic rescues. The plot is this: scared lonely animal gets rescued by human, gets good food, love and a decent haircut—everyone lives happily ever after. Press “like.” Done. But some animals don’t get the happy ending that they deserve. Of the over 110,000 animals that left Los Angeles Animal Services in a four month period in 2017, 63,636 were adopted or placed but 38,518 were euthanized. (Odd fact: a plucky 111 animals escaped.) In California, taxpayers spend more than $250 million annually to house and euthanize these displaced animals. The sheer number of these furry friends that need homes can seem overwhelming, especially during kitten season, but things are improving. Educating people about the importance of spaying or neutering has made a huge difference. “In the 80s or the 90s, there was a constant influx of animals—it just never seemed to end,” says Miriam Davenport, Vice President of spcaLA. But even though shelters are taking in fewer animals, overcrowded conditions still mean some savable pets don’t make it, even in “no kill” shelters. Animals can be put down for relatively minor or prevent-
most important thing you can do. It’s easy, relatively inexpensive and your pet won’t be permanently mad at you. Honest.
Ok, Got It, Spay and Neuter. But What Else Can I Do? Adopt!
Giving a pet a furever home is the most direct way you can make a difference in an animal’s life. And rescuing is overwhelmingly rewarding, starting with the instant gratification of springing that pet from the joint. Don’t believe it? Stand outside the shelter next Saturday and watch the dogs come out with their new families. Those dogs just know—nobody looks happier than a dog walking out of those shelter doors.
Where to Adopt
For the biggest selection, head to your local shelters. Shelters are full of lovable animals in all shapes and sizes, waiting to find a loving human. “In the past 25 years, we’ve been really able to educate people that a shelter animal is not necessarily broken or defective or an ‘irregular pile’ kind of thing—they’re really great pets,” says Davenport. Shelter dogs are fully vetted and trained by staff and volunteers.
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vironment at the Wallis Annenberg PetSpace in Playa Vista (www.annenbergpetspace.org). (There’s a new law starting in 2019 that will require that all dogs, cats and rabbits offered for sale to be from shelters or non-profit rescues.) Check the Petsguide directory under Shelters, and Adoption and Rescues for lots of options.
How to Pick a Pet
There is no one right pet that suits everyone, but there’s a right pet (or pets!) for you. “Our recommendation is that a family first evaluate what their lifestyle is like and then be very honest with themselves, and the rescue, as to what type of dog would thrive best in their household,” says Olivia Sudol at Thrive Animal Rescue. “If you’re active, let the rescue know. If you are looking for a couch potato, let the rescue know. If a dog that isn’t house
The Rescue Issue What We Can Do Right Now to Help
able conditions, including kittens who have ringworm or an upper respiratory infection or perfectly good dogs who develop behavioral problems after staying in the shelter too long. Bottom line: it’s getting better, but there’s still a long way to go. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can help out this very second. Do you love walking dogs, playing bingo or posting on social media? Are you a cat lady, a wanna be office worker, or a rich person with a stack of blank checks? Hey, there’s a place for you!
Gah! What to Do? 1. Spay or neuter your pets. 2. See #1.
One unspayed cat or dog can have 1-3 litters a year, depending on their size. And each of those kittens or puppies can have their own litters, and so on and so on. Google “exponential growth” and you’ll get the idea. From a numbers standpoint, spaying or neutering your pets is absolutely the more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
There are also scores of independent rescue organizations offering just about any kind of pet you’re looking for: specialty dogs like seniors and puppies, breed-specific rescues from Afghan Hounds to Yorkies, and more exotic rescues offering pot-bellied pigs, birds or reptiles. There are also some new, fun ways to hook up with a rescue. You can meet a potential pet over a latte at a cat or dog cafe like The Moon Cat Cafe (www.mooncatcafe.com) or The Dog Cafe (www.thedogcafela.com). Or check out a rescueonly pet store like Adopt and Shop in Lakewood (www.adoptandshop.org) or the interactive en-
trained would cause you to return them, let the rescue know. The most heartbreaking thing for a dog (and the rescue) is having a dog returned simply because of a trait that the family did not enjoy which is no fault of the dog’s.” Let the magic happen and give the pet a chance to decide, too. “Keep an open mind, the kitties usually pick their family. Sometimes you just connect with a kitty and those are the best connections,” says Kathy La Borde, Vice President of MeoowzResQ. petsguide winter/spring 2017/18 3
I Can’t Have A Pet— What Else Can I Do? Give $
The Top 10 Donations Shelters and Rescues Need
(Ask first, different places have different wish lists.)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Money Towels and blankets (new or gently used) Cat litter Unopened pet food, dry or wet Toys in good condition Pet beds Pet carriers Collars Pet store gift cards Topical flea medication like Advantage or Frontline
How Much Does It Cost?
Depending on where you go, adoption fees can range from $99 to about $500. Senior animals are usually less expensive and some rescues offer 2 for 1 deals if you adopt two kittens together. Shelters also offer special deals periodically. Fees usually cover what you need for a pet that’s good to go: spayed/neutered, de-wormed and de-fleaed, vaccinated and microchipped. Some rescues and shelters offer a free first vet exam too. Be sure to ask because every place is different.
If You Need a Little Help With Expenses
Some places offer discounts for rescues—just ask! (Try vets, groomers, trainers, boarders—whoever you want, depending on your level of moxie.) Long Beach Animal Care Services gives out money-saving vouchers for spaying and neutering. And check Petsguide’s Pet Assistance section for low-cost spay/neuter services, vaccinations and microchips as well as medical, financial and legal assistance or referrals.
Teach an Old (or New) Dog Some Tricks
Teach Rover to sit, stay and stop chewing up your shoes with a training class through your local rec department, at your shelter, or with a private trainer. See Training Programs for a list of resources.
What If It Doesn’t Work Out?
Number 1 on most rescue wish lists is plain ol’ money. “We don’t have a lot of space to store supplies, so monetary donations to be used towards vet care and supplies is the most needed,” says Allison Liska at Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Money allows rescues to buy supplies more cheaply in bulk and the flexibility to put money toward whatever is most needed in the moment. If you’re not feeling particularly flush—and who is?—band together with neighbors, a scout troop or a church group to figure out a way to raise cash as a group. Sell lemonade, collect cans or throw a talent show. It’s also super easy to start a solo fundraiser on Facebook and direct the proceeds to a favorite rescue group or shelter. You can also participate in an existing fundraiser—check Petsguide’s online Calendar for fun options like auctions, comedy nights and walks.
Give a Pet a Warm Safe Home
Fostering is a great way to make a difference during a transitional time in a pet’s life, plus it’s just plain fun. There are a ton of different ways to help out, with time commitments as long or short as you’d like. You can foster a litter of kittens too young to be adopted, a dog that needs a break from the shelter for a few days, or you can provide a home for a dog or cat awaiting adoption. Rescues usually cover most expenses—your job is provide a comfy lap and TLC.
...Or a Cool Drink of Water
Friends of El Dorado Dog Park President, Mary Matthiensen (and her three Yorkies) is now spearheading a drive to raise cash for new drinking fountains. “I have friends who love the park, I have friends’ dogs that love the park,” she said. “It’s just a nice community hub. I’m committed.” You will be, too!
Shelters have a never-ending need for basic supplies like comfy blankets and towels, cat litter and food. Call and ask what they most need— they’ll be delighted to hear from you. Give as you can, all is welcome—even little kids can braid old T-shirts into rope toys for dogs. If you want to hook up with a group that has lots of opportunities to give, try Operation Blankets of Love, an organization that donates comfort and care items to animals at over 700 shelters and rescue groups in the area. (Go to www.operationblanketsoflove.org for a list of drop-off centers, including the one at Petsguide.)
Give The Gift of You
Shelters and rescues need volunteers for just about everything. At German Shepherd Rescue of OC, they need dog walkers, washers and trainers, says Executive Director/Founder Maria Dales. At Second Chance Pet Adoptions, they need volunteers at their store location (Petco, 5961 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach) to clean, feed and play with the cats twice daily and volunteers who can transport cats to and from vet appointments, says Allison Liska. Every place needs people and has something there you’d be great at.
Not a dog or cat person?
You’re not off the hook. Work with a specialized rescue for birds, reptiles, rabbits, American mini pigs, Guinea pigs or horses and donkeys. Look at Petsguide’s Multi-Species Rescue section for ideas.
10 Creative Ways to Volunteer
1 Work an adoption event showing kitties to prospective adoptees. (MeoowzResQ, www.meoowzresq.org)
2 Set and monitor traps for street cats and drive trapped cats to the vet. (Second Chance Pet Adoptions, www.secondchancepetadoptions.org)
3 Foster a senior dog by providing a comfortable, reliable environment. (Thrive Animal Rescue, www.thriveanimalrescue.com)
4 Do social media promotion for adoption
events and fundraisers. (German Shepherd Rescue of OC, www.gsroc.org)
5 Collect bottles and cans for horses. (Red Bucket Equine Rescue, www.redbucketrescue.org)
6 Be a long-term foster for a dog or cat while its owner is in a domestic violence shelter. (spcaLA, www.spcala.com)
7 Feed bunnies carrots and hay. (Rabbit Rescue, www.rabbitrescue.com)
8 Play Bingo at a fundraiser. (Operation Blankets of Love, www.operationblanketsoflove.org)
9 Manage the playgroup in doggie daycare. (Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop, www.adoptandshop.org)
It happens. Most rescues and shelters will take a pet back, some even years later. A few rescues will give you some of your money back if it’s within a certain time, others won’t. Even if you’re positive you’ll never return the pet, things might not turn out as you expect—a family member might be seriously allergic, your cat might hate the dog. Make sure you understand the terms. 4 petsguide winter/spring 2017/18
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adoption & rescue Agencies that offer rescued pets for adoption and/or referrals for adoption. Many organizations have pictures of available pets on their website. An application process is required prior to adoption. Most animals are spayed/ neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Many organizations also provide rescue services, including owner surrenders (also see Pet Assistance), and volunteer opportunities, such as pet foster homes and adoption events. Also see: editorial on pages 3-4 for additional resources, the Calendar for adoption events, and Shelters. • Beagles and Buddies 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley (626) 444-9664 www.beaglesandbuddies.org B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary is open weekdays by appointment; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., with open-house-style adoptions. Email an application in advance so the rescue can get to know adopters before a visit to help make a good match. Applications also help them decide which dogs to bring to mobile adoption events (visit their website for dates and locations). Every dog is microchipped with prepaid registration, spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, dewormed, and leaves freshly bathed with leash/collar and all medical records. In the past 25+ years, B&B has rescued, rehabbed and re-homed more than 17,000 dogs. They will always accept the return of any of their grads—for any reason—for the rest of their lives. A great place to volunteer—contribute your time, and talents and support their therapy dog program (see Service and Therapy Animals for details). See ad on this page. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue (714) 528-4730 www.coastalgsr.org Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving
homes for abandoned German Shepherds in Southern California. Established in 2004, CGSR rescues dogs from high-kill shelters stretching from Central California to Mexico. Adoptable shepherds and shepherd mixes are available ranging in age from puppies to seniors (visit their website for a list of available dogs). Foster homes are always needed. Tax-deductible donations welcome. See the “Events” page on their website for upcoming adoptions. See ad on page 7. • 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 non-profit organization that rescues and rehomes purebred German Shepherds that have lost their homes due to unfortunate circumstances. Last year, they found loving homes for over 300 purebred dogs. Visit their website to donate, adopt, volunteer or surrender a dog. Adoption events are held every weekend at area pet retailers, see website for locations. See ad on page 7. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com In an effort to help ease over-population from nearby shelters, IVHC is housing nearly 50 rescue cats, and are seeking kitten bottle feeders, fosters and adopting families. Most of the cats are under one year old and well socialized, with great personalities. The cats are spay/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. $50 adoption fee; includes carrier and case of food. Come in for a meet ‘n greet! If not a purrrfect match, IVHC will accept the cat back. See ads on page 1 and back inside cover.
BFF K9 Rescue Small breeds only. www.bffk9rescue.org Cuddly Canines Rescue Rescues pregnant dogs and litters under eightweeks old from shelters. www.cuddlycanines.com Designer Dog Rescue www.designerdogrescue.com DogTag - You’re It Rescue www.dogtag.rescueme.org Dream Animal Rescue Mostly a cat rescue with a few dogs available. www.dreamanimalrescue.org Friends of OC’s Homeless Pets www.fochp.org Fur-Ever Home Rescue (949) 444-9154 Specializes in helping families keep their animals, rather than surrendering them, by offering temporary food, financial help (to those who qualify) and more. www.fur-ever-home.org Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (GRFF) www.ghettorescue.org Gimme Shelter Pets (714) 916-8884 Chihuahua and small-breed rescue. Also, provides free behavioral coaching to help pet owners avoid relinquishing their animals. www.gimmeshelterpets.org Good Dog - Good Talk Rescue Adoptable dogs viewable on their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/gooddogdogtalk I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue www.icaredogrescue.org
All-Breed Rescue Groups A Home 4 Ever Rescue www.ahome4everrescue.org
K9 Spirit Organization www.k9spirit.org
Animal Assistance League of OC (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.org
Karma Rescue www.karmarescue.org
Animals Rule Placement Foundation www.animalsrule.org
Live Love Pet Care www.livelovepetcare.com
Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement www.barksoflove.org
Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue www.marleysmutts.org
volunteer • sponsor • adopt • foster • attend classes
Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop (562) 531-2871 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. Additional location in Culver City. www.adoptandshop.org Mutt Hutt Rescue www.mutthutrescues.org New Beginnings for Animals (949) 348-8057 www.greatpets.org
Open House Adoptions at our 15-acre Sanctuary in Apple Valley Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am - 3pm Weekdays, by appointment only Before visiting, it’s best to email us an application at email@example.com 6 petsguide winter/spring 2017/18
No Stray Left Behind Small breeds. www.nostrayleftbehind.com
Noah’s Bark Dog Rescue www.noahs-bark.org more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
Paw Prints in the Sand (949) 203-4504 Also rescues small animals and farm animals. www.pawprintsinthesand.org Pet Adoption Connection (714) 494-6024 Rescues dogs and cats. www.petadoptionconnection.org Pet Project Foundation (949) 595-8899 Rescue partner with Coastal Animal Services Authority Shelter for Dana Point and San Clemente. www. petprojectfoundation.org Priceless Pets Rescue (909) 203-3695 Adoption centers in Chino Hills and Claremont. www. pricelesspetrescue.org Pups and Pals (562) 713-5103 Primarily a dog rescue, occasional cats, birds and small animals are available. www.pupsandpals.net Recycled Dog Rescue www.recycledlovedogrescue.org Rescue Me! Purebred and mixed animals from individuals, families, shelters and rescue groups needing to place them in an emergency. www.rescueme.org Sparky and the Gang and West Coast Animal Rescue www.tinyurl.com/sparkygang www.facebook.com/westcoastanimalrescue
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.
www.gsroc.org View our wish list to help our dogs! www.gsroc.org/donate.html The Zuri Pet Rescue www.thezuripetspa.com Thrive Animal Rescue www.thriveanimalrescue.com
American Maltese Rescue (707) 964-4592 www.americanmalteserescue.org (858) 229-4972
Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation (714) 328-8661 Specializes in rescue transport. www.waggintrails.org Wallis Annenberg PetSpace (424) 384–1801 Annenberg PetSpace is a unique community space featuring an interactive place for pet adoptions and an education center. www.annenbergpetspace.org Breed-Specific Rescue Groups Abandoned Terrier Rescue Assoc. Mostly rescues wire-fox terriers. www.atrarescue.com
Stella’s Hope www.stellashope.org
Adopt-A-Saint (949) 295-3641 www.adoptasaint.org
The Dog Cafe LA (323) 485-4077 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. www.thedogcafela.com
Afghan Hound Rescue of So. Cal. (909) 305-0552 www.ahrsc.org
The Little Red Dog Rescue www.thelittlereddog.com
Akita Angels www.akitaangels.org
The Pet Adoption Center of OC www.adoptocpets.org
The Pet Rescue Center www.thepetrescuecenter.org
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Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue www.akkrescue.com American Black and Tan Coon Hound Rescue www.coonhoundrescue.com
ARA Canine Rescue Inc. (951) 532-0491 Rescues and places huskies. www.alleysrescuedangels.org Aussie Rescue SoCal, Inc. www.aussierescuesocal.com Basset Hound Rescue of So. Cal. (949) 484-9065 www.bassethoundrescue.org Bichon FurKids Rescue www.bichonfurkids.org Border Collie Rescues Border Collie Rescue, www.bcrescue.net. Border Collies in Need, www.bordercolliesinneed.org. Boston Buddies (310) 364-4543 www.bostonbuddies.org Boxer Rescue LA www.boxer-rescue-la.com
Camp Cocker Rescue (800) 431-5911 www.campcocker.com Dachshund Rescues So. Cal. Dachshund Relief, (562) 694-6868, www. scdr.org. Dachshund Paws and Pals Rescue, www. dachshundpaws.org. Dachshund Rescue and Place-
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Pardon Me www.pardonmeinc.org
adoption & rescue
Having a hard time giving your pet their medicine?
OCPoundHounds Small Breed Rescue Pomeranian and papillon. www.ocpoundhounds.com Old English Sheepdog Rescue (310) 392-3366 www.oesrescue.com Orange County Pit Bull Rescue www.ocpbr.org
Tailored to your pet’s needs in flavors including: tuna, cheese, peanut butter & more!
800-231-8905 www.bbpharmacy.com 10244 Rosecrans Ave. Bellflower
ment, www.doxykeeper.net. Dachshund Rescue of LA, www.dachshundrescueoflosangeles.com.
Pug Rescues Pug Nation Rescue of LA, (310) 327-7871, www. pugnationla.org. Pugs ‘n Pals, (949) 262-7843, www.pugdogrescue.com.
Bunny and Rabbit Rescues Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue - Rabbits, chinchillas, Guinea pigs and other small animals. Free nail trims, gland cleaning and care sheets as well as classes. 10534 Bechler River Ave., Fountain Valley, (714) 8899755. Adoption center also in Montclair, 4601 Brooks St., (909) 631-9552. www.bunnybunch.org. Rabbit Rescue, (562) 862-8844, www.rabbitrescue.com.
Retrievers and Friends of So. Cal. (951) 696-2428 www.retrieversandfriends.com
Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter www.farmsanctuary.org
Russell Rescue California www.russellrescueca.com
Orange County Cavy Haven (714) 242-7548 Adoption of rescued Guinea pigs from shelters. www.facebook.com/cavyhaven
Pei People Shar Pei Rescue www.peipeople.com
Scottish Terrier Club of California (714) 893-5821 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Springer Rescue America www.springerrescue.org
Shiba Rescues Saving Shibas, www.savingshibasinc.org. Shiba Club of So. Cal., www.shibaclubofsocal.com.
French Bulldog Rescue Network www.frenchbulldogrescue.org
So. Cal. Bull Terrier Rescue (818) 594-4177 www.btrescue.us
German Shepherd Rescues Also see Coastal German Shepherd Rescue and German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County listed in this section. German Shepherd Safe Haven, (949) 363-5254, www.gssafehaven.org. Westside German Shepherd Rescue, www.sheprescue.org.
So. Cal. Bulldog Rescue www.socalbulldogrescue.org
Great Pyrenees Association So. Cal. (909) 887-8201 www.greatpyrrescue.org
So. Cal. Golden Retriever Rescue (866) 299-1899 www.scgrrescue.org Southland Collie Rescue (949) 858-0298, Orange County; and (310) 3665573, Los Angeles. www.collie.org
Greyhound Rescues CalGAP, www.calgap.org. Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, www.fastfriends.org. Grey Save, www. greysave.org. Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation, www.socaligrescue.com.
Southland Sheltie Rescue (562) 697-9784 www.adoptasheltie.com
Labrador Rescues Calif. Labradors Retrievers and More Rescue, (858) 273-5386, www.labsandmore.org. Labradors and Friends, www.labradorsandfriends.org. Labrador Rescuers, (619) 819-0234, www.labrescuers.org. So. Cal. Labrador Retriever Rescue, (888) 554-ALAB, www.sclrr.org.
Westie Rescue of OC and Beyond (all of California) www.westierescueoc.com.
Leonberger Rescue Pals www.lrpals.org
Maltese Rescue California www.malteserescuecalifornia.org Miniature Schnauzer and Friends Rescue www.msfr.org
United Yorkie Rescue www.unitedyorkierescue.org
Cat Rescues See Cats for kitten and cat rescues. Foster Homes for Animals Foster families take in animals that are waiting to find permanent “fur-ever” homes. Most adoption and rescue organizations need foster families and will provide for the needs of the animals, including food and medical care. An application process is usually required. The length of fostering can vary from a few days to several months. For details, inquire at the adoption and rescue organizations listed in this section. If You Lost or Found a Pet or Cannot Take Care of Your Pet See Emergency Resources.
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Multi-Species Rescue Pig Rescues California Potbellied Pig Assoc., (925) 937-9045, www.cppa4pigs.org. Honey, I Shrunk the Pigs, (714) 507-5588, www.honeyishrunkthepigs.com/rescue. SCAMPP (Southern Ca. Assoc. for Miniature Potbellied Pigs), www.scampp.com.
Red Bucket Rescue Rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of horses and donkeys. Tours and visiting hours, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 2885 English Road, Chino Hills. www.redbucketrescue.org Senior-Dog Rescue Find information and resources about adopting a senior pet. Ask rescues and shelters about senior dogs and “Seniors for Seniors” programs where adoption fees are often discounted or waived. Bichon Rescue of OC Seniors for Seniors www.bichonrescueoc.org
Frosted Faces Foundation www.frostedfacesfoundation.org
Grand-Paws Senior Sanctuary www.grandpawsrescue.org
Leave No Paws Behind www.leavenopawsbehind.org The Senior Dogs Project Resources and information about adopting a senior dog. www.srdogs.com Thrive Animal Rescue (858) 229-4972 Offers a Forever Foster program for senior dogs. www.thriveanimalrescue.com/forever-foster Shelter Adoption Most shelters offer adoption of unclaimed, healthy animals (full and mixed breeds) housed in their facilities. There is usually a small fee; spay/neuter and other veterinary services are often included or discounted. Unless the facility specifies otherwise, animals who are not adopted are euthanized after a set period of time. See Shelters for a list of local facilities. Web Resources The following websites offer current listings of adoptable pets available from local shelters and rescues: www.adoptapet.com, www.petharbor.com, www. petfinder.com and www.rescueme.org. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
• Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Emergency services are provided for cats 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. See complete listing under Emergency Resources; ad on page 15; coupon on page 31.
• Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Full service and emergency services for cats. Also, grooming and hair cuts, even for difficult-to-groom cats. See ad on page 17.
• Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets, including cats. See full listing under End-ofLife. See ad on page 5. • LaunderPet www.launderpet.com Self-service cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations, for just $12. See ad on page 20; coupon on page 30. Cat Rescues Also see: Adoption and Rescue. A Cat’s Tale www.acatstale.org
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Feline adoption, rescue, boarding and veterinary clinics, plus information on what to do if you find a feral cat. Also see your area of interest as services for cats are listed throughout Petsguide.
• Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com In an effort to help ease over-population from nearby shelters, IVHC is housing nearly 50 rescue cats, and are seeking kitten bottle feeders, fosters and adopting families. Most of the cats are under one year old and well socialized, with great personalities. The cats are spay/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. $50 adoption fee; includes carrier and case of food. Come in for a meet ‘n greet! If not a purrrfect match, IVHC will accept the cat back. See ads on page 1 and back inside cover.
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Caring Friends Cat Rescue www.caringfriendscatrescue.com Cat Paws The Helen Sanders Cat Protection and Welfare Society. www.helensanderscatpaws.com Cats In Need of Human Care www.catsinneed.com Crumbs and Whiskers LA’s first cat cafe—a coffee shop with rescue cats who are up for adoption. www.crumbsandwhiskers.com Dream Animal Rescue Mostly a cat rescue with a few dogs available. www.dreamanimalrescue.org Healthy Paws (562) 902-5700 Rescue cats available for adoption in store. 11151 First Ave., Whittier. www.healthypawsstore.com Kitty Bungalow Charm school for wayward cats. Street-cat rescue. www.kittybungalow.org Long Beach Felines www.longbeachfelines.org www.tinyurl.com/fblongbeachfelines MeoowzResQ www.meoowzresq.com
National Cat Protection Society (949) 650-1232 Adoptees receive a certificate for a free veterinary exam. Retirement center also offered. Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4:30 p.m. 6904 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. www.natcat.org OC Small Paws www.ocsmallpaws.org
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Second Chance (714) 487-1518 www.secondchancepetadoptions.org So. California Siamese Rescue cs.siameserescue.org www.tinyurl.com/SiameseFB
Stray Cat Alliance www.straycatalliance.org The Cat Cove www.thecatcove.com Zoey’s Place Rescue (310) 897-9422 www.facebook.com/zoeysplacerescue Cat-Only Boarding Also see Day and Overnight Care. Cats Luv Us Boarding Hotel (949) 582-1732 27601 Forbes Road, Ste. 25, Laguna Niguel www.catsluvus.com Cat-Only Clinics Cat Clinic 1680 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa www.catclinicvet.net
The Cat Care Clinic 2638 N. Tustin Ave., Orange www.catcare.com
T.H.E. Cat Hospital (949) 733-2287 3069 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.thecathospital.com If You Find a Feral Cat A feral cat is a cat who has either never had any contact with humans or their contact with humans has diminished over time. They are fearful of people and survive on their own outdoors. A feral cat is not likely to ever become a lap cat or enjoy living indoors. Ferals are most often found living outdoors in groups known as colonies. The cats in a colony share a common food source and territory and may include not only ferals, but also strays. Trap-Neuter-Return is an effective and humane way to stabilize community cat populations. Cats are humanely trapped and taken to a veterinarian, where they are neutered and vaccinated. Kittens and socialized cats are placed into loving homes. Healthy, adult community cats (cats who are weary of human contact) are returned to their colony site, where they are often provided continuing care by volunteers. Many of the cat rescues listed have resources or a TNR team that provides training and information on Trap-Neuter-Return. Call and visit their websites for more details. Keep in mind, if you choose to feed a community cat, be responsible and spay/neuter, vaccinate, license and provide veterinary care for the cat.
day & overnight care Day and overnight care for dogs, cats and other pets, in your own home or at a facility. For care at a boarding facility, always inquire about qualifications, check references and ask for a tour. For in-home care, verify that sitters and dog walkers are bonded, insured and members of professional associations, such as Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters; some may be animal-CPR and firstaid certified. Always check their qualifications and references. Boarding at Veterinarian Clinics and Hospitals Many veterinary clinics and hospitals offer day and overnight boarding for pets, check with your vet for availability. Boarding in Private Homes Rover and Wag connect dog owners with dog lovers in their community they can hire on-demand for walking, sitting, and boarding services, including inhome dog boarding and pet sitting. www.rover.com, www.wagwalking.com more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
• Home of Hunter Pet Care (714) 292-5071 Are you going on vacation? Home of Hunter Pet Care provides daily visits with your pets while you
are away. Are you busy, tired or feeling guilty? They also offer half-hour and 45-minute walks to give your pooch exercise and companionship while you’re at work or away for long hours. Medication administration, including insulin shots, is available. Rates start at just $20. Serves Huntington Beach and surrounding cities. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. See ad on page 10. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com While boarded at the clinic, each dog is given a complimentary exam by the veterinarian. Food is provided, dogs are walked two or more times a day, and the facility is clean and sanitized daily. Vet appointments and grooming services can even be scheduled along with boarding stays; vaccinations can be brought up to date if needed, along with administration of a Capstar tablet for flea prevention. Also see Cats, Groomers, Pet Assistance, and Veterinary Services. See ad on page 17 with coupons. • Kind To Canines 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com All dogs who board with Kind to Canines are trained personally by owner Dan Atkinson. The belief that most dogs benefit from a structured schedule of leash training and off-leash socialization is emphasized, rather than traditional boarding where dogs are not mentally and physically stimulated. Although
daycare services are not offered, dogs have the option of day training where they come in for the day to train with Dan as well as participate in off-leash socialization with groups of dogs. At the end of the day, Dan conducts a private lesson with the owner and assigns “homework.” See ad on page 29; coupon on page 30. • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) www.pawschateau.com Paws Chateau has developed the ultimate dog boarding experience. The resort is staffed by passionate pet professionals who provide your best friend with a safe, comfortable, clean and fun experience. Day camp is offered seven days a week. Luxury hotel suites, including penthouse suites, are available. 24-hour onsite care and live webcams provide constant reassurance. Bathing, massage, facials and aromatherapy, and a fitness center are available; see Dog Sports and Fitness for details. While you’re away, you can have peace of mind with Paws Chateau. See ad with discount coupon on page 12. • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) www.petbutler.com In additional to their poop removal services, Pet Butler now offers dog walking services in the Orange County area. Their walks are 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or 40 minutes long. Email: email@example.com. Also see Poop Removal. See ad on page 29.
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• Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda (714) 985-1330 Nestled off the beaten track in Yorba Linda, Country Care Pet Resort is a full-service board, care and grooming facility operated by caring animal lovers. As animal “parents” themselves, owners Debbie Kreutzkamp and Maria Dales understand the emotions pet owners experience at the thought of leaving their animal family members for boarding, so they have customized their services to ensure each animal guest is pampered and happy. The facility offers spacious accommodations for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and reptiles in a climate-controlled environment, as well as outdoor play areas, optional walks, doggie day care and kitty cuddling. Guests with special needs and those who require medications receive “VIP” treatment as needed. Debbie and Maria are most proud of the care and personalized attention provided by a compassionate team of “guest services personnel,” who treat boarding guests as their own family members. Professional grooming and bathing, Doggie Day Care, and in-kennel training are available upon request. Discounts for military, veterans, members of law enforcement, firefighters and senior citizens. Drop in for a tour any time. Take your pets to the country the next time you travel! IBPSA Certified. See ad on this page.
• Pooch Hotel 22251 S. Wilmington Ave., Carson (310) 847-6228 www.poochhotel.com Pooch Hotel South Bay, they’re here for you and your dog 24 hours a day, every day. With spacious play areas as well as deluxe boarding accommodations, they offer nothing but the best for your pets’ home away from home. Their Standard Suites feature natural lighting, spacious accommodations and webcam access during group playtime. With an upgrade to their Presidential or Palace Suites, your pup can enjoy a flat screen TV and you will have access to in-suite webcams. Whether they’re boarding or just hanging out for the day, they’ll get as much affection as they do at home. See ad on page 21 for a free day of play! • Sea Spot Walk (949) 910-6048 www.seaspotwalk.com All of Sea Spot Walk’s employee’s have passed a vigorous background check, and are pet CPR-certified. Each visit includes a detailed head-to-tail check, to help you be aware of your pet’s condition. All of their employee’s carry a first-aid kit, as well as water for your dog and waste bags. Your pet will be happier having gotten exercise and mental stimulation during their care; you will be happier knowing that your pet has had all his needs met and is better behaved! You will receive a detailed report of each visit by the method of your choosing: text message, email, phone call, or written paper note so that you know exactly how your pet is doing. With text message or email reports, they send you a link to view a map of the walk, and photos and/or videos. Also see Training Programs. See ad on page 27.
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serving the communities of Fountain Valley and parts of Costa Mesa, offering a variety of pet-sitting services. Boarding is provided in a loving, home environment. Thirty or sixty minute visits/walks are available while you are working long hours. Open seven days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. What’s Up Dog! is your dog’s home away from home. Check out their reviews on Yelp! Email: sbeck1963@gmail. com. See ad on page 10. • Your Animals Best Friend 15392 Assembly Lane, Unit A, Huntington Beach (714) 898-5800 www.youranimalsbestfriend.com Doggie sleepovers in a caring home environment or at Your Animals Best Friend Dog House––no crates, no cages––your dog is free to roam and play. All dogs must be social and up-to-date on all vaccinations. Doggie Daycare and Doggie Socialization groups are also available. Pet sitting at your home is offered too and includes customized services, such as: taking your dog for a walk in your neighborhood (picking up waste during walk), providing fresh water upon return home, giving treats (if you permit), playing with your dog and giving him or her love and attention. Walks start at only $15 with discounts for additional dogs. Additional charges may apply for large or aggressive dogs. Inquire about monthly dog-walking rates. If you get a competitive quote with the same services offered, please give them the opportunity to match or beat it. See ad on page 13.
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• TOP DOG Barkery, Bath & Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (866) TOP-DOG1 www.topdogbarkery.net Short-term, doggie daycare in HB’s new plaza Pacific City! Enjoy the beach with your pup, and then bring your furbaby over for daycare, so you can leisurely shop and eat in the new center! Also offering express “beach baths” to full grooming services as part of their daycare packages. TOP DOG will spoil your pup with fresh baked treats from the “Barkery” and a fun time for a few hours or all day! See ad with coupons on page 25.
Animal emergency facilities and resources, animal control contacts, end-of-life services, rehabilitation therapy, and specialty vets.
• Wagly Pet Campus 30202 Esperanza, RSM (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin (714) 970-4200 www.wagly.com Two state-of-the-art pet campuses offering boarding, veterinary care, daycare, grooming and training––all under one roof! Large and small group play environments that are climate controlled. Doggie cams allow you to watch your pooch while you’re away. Instead of being left in a room or kennel all day, guests enjoy up to 12 hours of play and exercise. Visit the website for more information. See ad on page 19.
Emergency services and resources for all animals. Also see: Adoption and Rescue, and in this section, End-of-Life and Veterinary Services.
• What’s Up Dog! Pet Sitting Services (714) 552-4537 www.whatsupdogpetsitting.com What’s Up Dog! Pet Sitting Services wants to make sure your pup receives the loving care he deserves! They are a trusted business in Huntington Beach also
emergency resources What is an emergency? Here are a few “need-to-go-to-the-emergencyroom-now” signs: 1) Difficulty, abnormal or no breathing. 2) Loss of consciousness or collapse. 3) Shock: weak, rapid pulse, pale gums, cool limbs, low body temperature. 4) Bloat: drooling, swollen belly, extreme anxiety, pacing, attempt to vomit or defecate unsuccessfully. 5) Any burns or gaping wounds. 6) Seizures. 7) Profuse, repeated vomiting or diarrhea. 8) Depression, lethargy, weakness, bumping into more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
things. 9) Near-drowning. 10) Electric shock. Whenever possible, call ahead before transporting, so the emergency clinic can be prepared.
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• Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. Services include emergency care, such as oxygen, suction, intubation and IV treatment; emergency, inter-hospital and long-distance transports; in-home euthanasia; body removal; and cremation services. Ambulance stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. All staff are registered veterinarian technicians and emergency medical technicians trained in animal first aid and CPR. The company is operated under a veterinarian license. See ad on page 15; and handy cut-out on page 31.
• Conveniently Located in Saddleback Valley Adjacent to Mission Viejo Animal Shelter
Animal Control Services include rescuing stray, trapped, injured, abandoned, deceased or wild animals; and investigating animal cruelty, animal bites and noise complaints. For non-emergency services and local and regional shelter information, see Shelters. Coastal Animal Services Shelter (949) 492-1617 Serves Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. www.tinyurl.com/danapointanimalcontrol Costa Mesa City Animal Control (714) 754-5311 Costa Mesa only. www.tinyurl.com/costamesaanimalcontrol Garden Grove Animal Care Services (714) 741-5565 Serves Garden Grove only. www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/animalcare Irvine Animal Services (949) 724-7092 Irvine only. www.tinyurl.com/Irvineanimalcontrolinfo LA County Downey Animal Shelter (562) 940-6898 Serves Artesia, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada and Whittier. www.tinyurl.com/downeyshelter
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(949) 364-6228 www.aucsoc.com 28085 Hillcrest Mission Viejo
Monday - Friday: 6 pm - 8 am Weekends: Noon Saturday - 8 am Monday 24 Hours on Major Holidays
La Habra Animal Control (562) 383-4352 La Habra only. www.tinyurl.com/LHanimalcontrol
Southeast Area Animal Control (562) 803-3301 Serves Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, La Palma, Lakewood, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, South El Monte, South Gate, Santa Fe Springs and Vernon. www.seaaca.org
Laguna Beach Animal Shelter (949) 497-0701 Serves Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods only www.puplagunabeach.org
Westminster Animal Control (714) 548-3201 Westminster only. Emergency line, (714) 548-3212. www.tinyurl.com/WestminsterAC
Long Beach Animal Care Services (562) 570-7387 Also serves Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. www.longbeach.gov/acs
Dog-Fighting, Cock-Fighting & Animal-Cruelty Hotlines Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force (213) 486-0450 24-hour notification hotline. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. org. www.tinyurl.com/LAanimaltaskforce
Mission Viejo Animal Services (949) 470-3045 Serves Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. www.cmvas.org Newport Beach Animal Control (949) 644-3717 Newport Beach only. www.tinyurl.com/nbanimalcontrol
LA Dog-Fighting Hotline (877) NO2FITE (662-3483) A 24-hour tip line for Los Angeles residents to report any information about dog-fighting rings, an upcoming dog fight or individuals involved in dog fighting. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still collect up to $5,000 if the information leads to an arrest or conviction. Please note, if there is a dog fight in progress, call 911. www.reportdogfight.com
OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848 Serves Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dove Canyon, El Modena, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Midway City, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rossmoor, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Tustin Foothills, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. www.ocpetinfo.com
Humane Society Dog-Fighting or Cock-Fighting Hotline (877) TIP-HSUS (847-4787) A nationwide tip line. Your identity is protected if you call to report tips about dog-fighting/cock-fighting or suspected fighting. Reward money for reporting is up to $5,000. www.tinyurl.com/humanesocietyhotlines
Santa Ana Animal Control (714) 245-8792 Santa Ana only. www.tinyurl.com/santaanaanimallicense
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After-Hours/Weekend Veterinarians Find vets in your area online (search: veterinary offices open after 6 p.m., plus your city).
Emergency Animal Hospitals When possible, notify staff of your situation prior to arrival. For information on non-emergency and specialty care, see Veterinary Services. Animal Emergency Referral Center (310) 325-3000 24-hour emergency services. 3511 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. A, Torrance. www.aercvet.com • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County (949) 364-6228 The Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian is not available. It is the only facility in the area designed and equipped as an emergency-only animal hospital from the ground up. Their doctors are trained and dedicated to meet the demands of emergency medicine. Patients enjoy the latest in diagnostic, monitoring and supportive equipment, including the highest quality digital radiology, an in-house laboratory, endoscopy and ultrasound. Should your pet require emergency surgery at any time, you are assured that the staff has the equipment and expertise you would expect from your own doctor. Open Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; and weekends, noon on Saturday - 8 a.m. Monday morning. 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. www.aucsoc.com. See ad on page 13. AVSG After Hours (949) 653-9300 24-hour emergency or urgent-care services. 20% discount for certified 501c3 rescues. 2965 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.avsg24.com Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital (949) 261-7979 Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; 24 hours on weekends. 3720 Campus Drive, Ste. D, Newport Beach. www.orangecountyemergencyvet.com Crossroads Animal Emergency Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. Huntington Beach: 18364 Beach Blvd., (714) 794-6900. Norwalk: 11057 Rosecrans Ave., (562) 863-2522. www. crossroadsanimal911.com Long Beach Animal Emergency (562) 735-5200 Monday - Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., Friday, 6 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m., and 24 hours on holidays. 4720 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach. www.lbervet.com Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; and Saturday, noon - Monday, 8 a.m. Locations: 12750 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, (714) 462-1829; and 3920 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 681-1979. www.er4yourpet.com. So. Cal. Veterinary Specialty Hospital (949) 833-9020 24-hour critical care. 1371 Reynolds Ave., Irvine. www.scvsh.com • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital, serving pet owners throughout Southern California. 14 petsguide winter/spring 2017/18
They are here for you 24 hours a day—they never close. Having multiple specialists working together under one roof allows them to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options. Los Angeles and Southbay, Specialty and Emergency Services, (310) 542-8018. Tustin, Outpatient Cardiology Services, (949) 559-0133. Woodland Hills, Outpatient Cardiology Services, (818) 436-4630. www. vcaadvancedveterinarycarecenter.com. Also see Therapy and Rehab, and Veterinary Services. See ad on page 17. VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital (562) 926-3600 24-hour emergency care. 10701 South St., Cerritos. www.vcahospitals.com/lakewood-ca VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists (949) 654-8950 ICU 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 3021 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.tinyurl.com/ocvetspecialist VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital Open daily, 24 hours, holidays included. 18300 Euclid St., Fountain Valley. (714) 241-9001. www. vcahospitals.com/west-coast Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (949) 201-4100 Emergency care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31896 Plaza Drive, Ste. C1, San Juan Capistrano. www.vmsg-oc.com Yorba Regional Animal Hospital (714) 921-8700 Emergency services offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Urgent care walk-ins available daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8290 E. Crystal Drive, Anaheim. www. yorbaregionalvets.com If You Cannot Care For Your Pet Most shelters accept pets brought in by owners who can no longer care for their pet, provided the owner lives within the region served by the shelter; fees may apply. The standard holding period for stray animals to be reclaimed does not apply to owner-surrendered pets, who may not be held long enough to be adopted prior to euthanization. Some rescue operations accept owner-surrendered pets, allowing the pets to be adopted; see Adoption and Rescue, Pet Assistance and Shelters. Lost and Found Pets If you have lost your pet: 1) Drive the neighborhood with a flashlight (after dark), whistle, your dog’s leash and a current photo, combing parks, schools and open areas. Bring a friend with you to field any phone calls on your cell phone. 2) Call your local animal control office (see Animal Control in this section) for recent pick-ups and found pet reports. 3) Search www.petharbor. com, a service of the Humane Society, for listings and pictures of animals brought into shelters, updated hourly. If you have not found your pet after searching, register your pet as lost to receive an email when matching animals are listed by a shelter or registered as found on the site. 4) Blanket a five-mile radius
with “Lost Dog” signs. Include a picture, breed, color and your phone number; listing a “reward” helps too. Leave flyers at houses on your street, shelters, pet-supply stores, vet offices, groomers, dog parks, supermarkets, the post office and coffee shops. Post “Lost Dog” ads on Craig’s List, social media, and Nextdoor for at least two weeks. 5) Personally visit all shelters in your area; neighboring cities often contract with different shelters. Visit as often as possible. If the shelter policy allows, leave your contact information with a recent photo of your pet; shelter staff cannot always provide notification, but most will provide as much assistance as possible. See Shelters for location information. 6) Visit www.amberalertforpets. com, www.findtoto.com, www.fidofinder.com, www. pipmypet.com, www.thecenterforlostpets.com and www.whistle.com, “Amber Alerts” for lost or stolen pets; fees apply. Tip: Always have your dog wear license and ID tags, and invest in an ID microchip (keep your contact information current) for quick returns. If you have found an animal without tags: 1) Check for ID tags or tattoos, or drive him to your vet’s office to have him scanned for an ID microchip. 2) You can also put him on a leash and tell him to “go home!” He might lead you straight to his door, or to neighbors who know him. 3) By law you’re required to register him at the local animal shelter, because that’s likely the first place his owner will look. If you decide to search for the owner on your own, call and register the dog at local shelters and register the pet as found at www. petharbor.com; matching descriptions will be emailed to owners who have registered lost pets. 4) If you decide to take the animal to a shelter, you can find your city’s shelter on page 26. At the shelter, the animal will be scanned for microchip ID and logged. Generally, stray animals are held for an owner-reclamation period prior to being available for adoption. If you are worried about the life of the animal, always ask the shelter about their policy before taking the animal in. Tip: Many rescue organizations offer advice and assistance, you can find rescues on pages 6-8. 5) If you cannot transport the animal to a shelter or find the owner on your own, call your local animal control office (see page 13). Pet CPR/First-Aid Classes The following locations offer pet first-aid classes and/or disaster preparedness classes. American Red Cross, www.redcross.org. Doggie and Me, (714) 742-8895, www.doggieandme.com. Pet Tech CPR and First-Aid Training, (760) 930-0309, www.pettech.net. Sirius K9 Academy, (714) 2969714, www.siriusk9training.com. Sunny-dog Ink, (818) 951-7962, www.sunnydogink.com and www. PetSafetyCrusader.com. Poison Helplines 24-hour hot lines for any animal poison-related emergency. ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, (888) 426-4435, $65 consultation fee may be applied, www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control. Pet Poison Helpline, (855) 764-7661, $59 per incident, www.petpoisonhelpline.com
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Wildlife Services Critter Catchers (949) 497-5046 Offers humane solutions to problematic wildlife. Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Email: email@example.com.
Cremation, burial, hospice and euthanasia services, plus pet loss and bereavement support groups and counseling. Also see: Emergency Resources, Pet Assistance and Mobile Vets listed under Veterinary Services.
Critter Control (800) 274-8837 Provides animal removal and animal prevention services. Serves Orange County and San Diego. www. crittercontrol.com
• Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Their goal in providing in-home euthanasia, body removal and cremation services is to make the transition easier for both your pet and your family. By providing this service at home, they can create a sense of comfort. Like us, pets are most comfortable at home—being able to pass at home with all the love and support that a family provides can make the process so much easier. See ad on this page; and handy cut-out on page 31.
International Bird Rescue of Los Angeles (310) 514-2573 Rescues aquatic birds in emergency situations. Find tips on their website, such as what to do if you find an injured bird. Volunteer opportunities available. 3601 S. Gaffey St., Box 3, San Pedro. www.bird-rescue.org Long Beach Animal Hospital (562) 434-9966 Assistance for found injured wildlife in Long Beach only. 3816 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. www.lbah. com/word/wildlife-care Marine Animal Rescue (800) 399-4253 (39-WHALE) For marine mammal and sea bird emergencies in Southern California. www.whalerescueteam.org Marine Mammal Care Center The center rescues and rehabilitates ill or injured seals and sea lions along the Los Angeles coast. Volunteer opportunities available. 3601 S. Gaffey St., #8, San Pedro. www.marinemammalcare.org National Marine Mammal Foundation (877) 360-5527 If you find a sick sea lion on the beach, give the animal space, do not touch it (it’s the law) and call the west coast regional hotline. www.nmmf.org Opossum Society of the U.S. Resource assistance with orphaned and/or injured opossums. In emergency situations, call Animal Control (see listing in this section). www. opossumsocietyus.org Pacific Marine Mammal Center (949) 494-3050 The center rescues, rehabilitates, and releases sick and injured marine mammals that are stranded on Orange County beaches. Volunteer opportunities available. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www.pacificmmc.org Songbird Care and Education Center (714) 964-0666 Assistance and resource for orphaned or injured songbirds. www.songbirdcareandeducation.org Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (714) 374-5587 The center provides assistance for emergency situations involving ill or injured wildlife. 21900 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. www.wwccoc.org more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
Hospice and Home Euthanasia When a pet is fighting a terminal disease or in the advanced stages of cancer, kidney failure or neurological disorders, there may come a point where the cost of treatment can become more than its benefit. Pet owners have the option of stopping aggressive treatment and letting their pets end their life comfortably in the surroundings of their own home through hospice care. There may also come a time when pet owners need to make the decision of euthanasia. Businesses listed in this section offer counseling concerning hospice care and euthanasia. Also see Mobile Vets listed under Veterinary Services, and Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County listed in this section. ASPCA Grief Counseling - Pet loss hotline and information about end-of-life care, (877) GRIEF-10, www.
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Andrea Keith, LMFT 4199 Campus Drive #550 Irvine, CA 92612
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tinyurl.com/ASPCAendoflife. Laura Lesneski - (949) 554-5971, www.petgrieflifecoach.com. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com It is important to Dr. Woods that each patient has a chance to a dignified progression of life. Whether it be a consultation for a wheelchair fitting or rental, electro acupuncture, pain management, or having to help a client make a challenging decision, Dr. Woods will be there to offer comfort and support. Saying goodbye to your beloved pet can be easier in the comfort of your own home. Often, it is soothing for them to be surrounded by the family they love in a familiar environment. Dr. Woods offers house calls to his patients for a variety of reasons to keep
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them comfortable and stress-free. See ads on page 1 and back inside cover. • Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets. They work with families on quality-of-life assessments, pain and anxiety management, end-of-life consultations and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of the pet’s favorite place—home. Because home is where the heart is. Helping families with peaceful end-of-life care in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura counties and the Inland Empire. See ad on page 5. Pet Cemeteries and Crematoriums Pet Haven Cemetery & Crematory, 18300 South Figueroa St., Gardena, (310) 532-2477, www. pethavencemeteryandcrematory.com. Paws and Claws Aquamation and Memorials, 2328 N. Batavia St., Ste. 106, Orange, (714) 363-3354, www. pawsaquamation.com. Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery, 19542 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, (714) 9627111, www.seabreezepetcemetery.com. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612 (949) 650-2442 www.time4therapy.com Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, the support group meets at 12:30 p.m., the first or second Saturday of each month (see Calendar for dates). No reservations required. $25 or pay what you can (PWYC). See ad on page 15.
therapy & rehab Therapy and rehabilitation, such as massage, chiropractic and/or holistic alternative medicine for dogs, cats, small animals and horses.
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• B & B Pharmacy - Compounding & Health Center 10244 Rosecrans Ave., Bellflower (562) 866-8363 www.bbpharmacy.com Having trouble giving your pet their medicines? Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs and size, B & B Pharmacy tailors dosages. By compounding the medication, this assures that your animal receives the proper dosage they need, and it also becomes a treat for the animal (tuna, cheese, peanut butter, etc.) and not a hassle for you. See Veterinary Services for complete listing. See ad on page 8. • Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) 18837 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance (310) 542-2727 www.beachanimalrehab.com Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a specialty clinic aimed at helping pets live longer,
healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach utilizing both Eastern and Western medicine techniques. Rehabilitation is performed by a combination of caring, qualified veterinarians and physical therapists certified in this growing field. Treatment can include acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapy modalities, such as LASER, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and manual therapies, as well as exercise, nutrition, supplements and other state-of-the-art technologies designed to provide pain relief, aid in recovery and provide overall improved functional mobility. Rehabilitation is beneficial in treating many conditions, including arthritis, postsurgical treatment, accidents or trauma, pain, gait abnormalities, hip or elbow dysplasia, knee injuries, disc disease, undiagnosed lameness, age-related issues, and weight loss/gain. See ad on this page. • Canine Chiropractic Care VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 Many of your pet’s everyday activities and injuries can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion, which may ultimately alter your pet’s health and/or cause pain. The chiropractor can help relieve your pet’s suffering through chiropractic care, restore quality of life, and is truly devoted to the health and well-being of your canine companion. Also see Veterinary Services. See ad on page 9. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com Dr. Woods has specialized in alternative veterinary medicine for 20 years. His passion started while at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he helped found a branch and served as president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He offers a plethora of options to help his patients get back on the path to wellness. Acupuncture, LLLT, pulsed electro-magnetic field therapy, Chinese herbs, homeopathy, homotoxicology, and nutraceutical therapy are avenues that allow for more options for rehabilitation. Also see Veterinary Services. See ads on page 1 and back inside cover. • Terri Steuben (714) 875-7194 www.TerriSteuben.com Animal communicator Terri Steuben has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies. Knowing where your pet feels pain can assist your veterinarian with diagnosis and treatment. She is also a trained Reiki Master of the Usui method, an alternative therapy that originated in Japan and is designed to align and balance the body in order to promote healing and pain relief. Terri uses Reiki with animals pre- and post-surgery, and with those that have cancer, kidney problems and other conditions. When your pet hurts, a 15-minute phone session with Terri can be an important step to relief and recovery. For complete listing, including information on books Terri has authored, see page 23. • Tranquil Pet, Canine Aquatics and Holistic Healing (310) 370-9241 www.tranquilpet.com Tranquil Pet specializes in warm-water swimming more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
• VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center 15926 Hawthorne Blvd., Lawndale (310) 542-8018 www.vcaadvancedveterinarycarecenter.com Does your pet suffer from problems such as paralysis, allergies, pain or other conditions? Acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicines and laser therapy can often benefit pets with these and other conditions, offered at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center. Acupuncture can improve problems in small animals such as arthritis, skin issues, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. Chiropractic therapy can help improve the imbalance of the nervous system by restoring the proper motion to the affected joints and stimulate neurologic reflexes. Herbal therapy can be utilized for health conditions such as dermatological, musculoskeletal, urogenital and neurological. Patients with spinal issues, arthritis, soft tissue or muscle injuries and slow-healing wounds can benefit from laser therapy. For a consultation, please call. See ad on this page. More Therapy and Rehabilitation Centers Most centers offer exercise programs, therapeutic massage, laser therapy, magnetic and pulsed signal therapy, EMF, TENS, myofascial-trigger therapy, massage, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, underwater and land treadmills, hydro-therapy and gait training, splinting, bracing, custom-cart fitting and more. Some may provide home care. California Animal Rehabilitation, Los Angeles, (310) 998-2273, www.calanimalrehab.com. Paws on the Go, Center for Animal Physical Rehabilitation and Mobility Solutions, Laguna Woods, (949) 707-1696, www.pawsonthego.net. Two Hands Four Paws, Los Angeles, (310) 475-8555, www.twohandsfourpaws. com. Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, Anaheim, (714) 921-8700, www.yorbaregionalvets.com.
veterinary services Veterinary services, clinics and hospitals offering care and specialized treatment pertaining to specific animals or fields of medicine. Also see: Emergency Resources, End-of-Life, Pet Assistance, and Therapy and Rehab. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
your elderly, arthritic, overweight, pre/post surgical dog, as well as for fun and fitness. Swimming is the perfect exercise for all dogs young or old because it provides a non-weight bearing activity avoiding stress and strain of exercising on hard ground. Massage and Reiki (energy healing) are incorporated into swim sessions. In addition to injury recovery, Tranquil Pet offers swim lessons for the fearful dog to help them get over their fear of water. Your veterinarian’s written approval will be required for all elderly and any dog under a vet’s care for a “current” condition. Please call to discuss: (310) 370-9241. Tranquil Pet, a wellness center for your dog’s body, mind and spirit. See ad on page 16.
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PET CANCER AWARENESS 10 POINTERS Maintain a regular schedule of wellness exams with your family veterinarian. If you notice any of the signs below, call them for an appointment right away.
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• Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. Services include emergency care, such as oxygen, suction, intubation and IV treatments; emergency, inter-hospital and long-distance transports; in-home euthanasia; body removal; and cremation services. Ambulance stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. All staff are registered veterinarian technicians, and emergency medical technicians trained in animal first aid and CPR. The company is operated under a veterinarian license. See ad on page 15; and handy cut-out on page 31. • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 364-6228 www.aucsoc.com Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian is not available. It is the only facility in our area designed and equipped as an emergency-only animal hospital from the ground up. Their doctors are trained and dedicated to meet the demands of emergency medicine. For complete listing and ad, see page 13. • B & B Pharmacy - Compounding & Health Center 10244 Rosecrans Ave., Bellflower (562) 866-8363 www.bbpharmacy.com Having trouble giving your pet their medicines? B & B Pharmacy has the answer! Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs, they tailor dosages relative to your pet’s size. This assures that your animal receives the proper dosage they need to get better, and stay healthy. Animals can become very picky when dealing with medicine. By compounding the medication, it becomes a treat for the animal and not a hassle for you. Great for dogs, cats, birds and other animals, in flavors they already love, including tuna, cheese, peanut butter, fruit and more! See ad on page 8. • Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) 18837 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance (310) 542-2727 www.beachanimalrehab.com Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a specialty clinic aimed at helping pets live longer, healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach combining both Eastern and Western medicine. Rehabilitation is performed by caring, qualified veterinarians and physical therapists certified to provide acupuncture, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, exercise and nutrition, and supplements to provide pain relief, aid in recovery and provide improved functional mobility. These approaches can be beneficial in treating arthritis, post-surgical treatment, pain, gait abnormalities, hip or elbow dysplasia, knee injury, disc disease, age-related issues, and weight loss/gain. See Therapy and Rehab for complete listing. See ad on page 16. • Canine Chiropractic Care VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 Their chiropractor is devoted to the health and well
being of your canine companion. Chiropractic care for pets focuses on the nervous system, which controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body. Many of your pet’s everyday activities and injuries can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion, which may ultimately alter your pet’s health and/or cause pain. Together with your veterinarian, the chiropractor’s philosophy is to relieve suffering through chiropractic care, and thereby restore quality of life. “Where experience and compassion for your pet make a difference.” See ad on page 9. • Eye Care for Animals www.eyecareforanimals.com The doctors and staff at Eye Care for Animals (ECFA) are committed to providing the highest level of medical and surgical ophthalmic care available. Animals can suffer from eye problems including cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, corneal ulceration, tumors of the eye, eyelid defects, retinal degeneration and many others. ECFA is continually exploring new technologies to provide the latest in diagnostics and treatment for your pet family member. Trust your pets’ eye care to Eye Care for Animals. Locations in Culver City, Palm Desert, Pasadena, San Diego, La Mesa, Torrance, Tustin, Upland and Woodland Hills. See ad on back cover. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com Dr. Woods prides himself on building a personal relationship with each patient. His clients are his extended family and he wants what’s best for them, like: limited ingredient and mercury-free vaccines, digital radiology, CO2 laser surgery, endoscopy, otoscopy, in-house labwork, ultrasonography and more. In conjunction with cutting-edge diagnostics, alternative medicine is his specialty. He can incorporate multiple treatment options together to provide a health plan specific to each patient’s needs. See ads on page 1 and back inside cover. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Surgical and medical veterinary care for dogs, cats, exotics, birds and reptiles. They specialize in orthopedics, de-clawing, spay/neuter and surgical procedures. The clinic treats emergency and walk-in patients during business hours. See ad on page 17 with coupons. • Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets. They work with families on quality-of-life assessments, pain and anxiety management, end-of-life consultations and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of the pet’s favorite place—home. See End-of-Life for complete listing; ad on page 5. Mobile Vets and Home Euthanasia 911 Vets, LA County only, (866) 491-1838, www.911vets.com. A Mobile Vet, South OC only, (949) 495-5475. Assist An Angel, (714) 838-9355, more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
• VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center Los Angeles and South Bay Emergency and Specialty Services (310) 542-8018 Tustin Outpatient Cardiology Services (949) 559-0133 Woodland Hills Outpatient Cardiology Services (818) 436-4630 www.vcaadvancedveterinarycarecenter.com A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital, serving pet owners throughout Southern California. Having multiple specialists working together under one roof allows them to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options. Whether you and your pet are referred by your veterinarian, or seeking a specialist or emergency services on your own, they are here for you 24 hours a day—they never close. They understand how strong the human-animal bond can be and strive to demonstrate that in all they do. Their staff provides high quality, compassionate care to your beloved pet and exceptional service to you and your referring veterinarian. They function as an extension of your veterinarian’s practice and will work in concert with him to provide seamless care for your pet, keeping you both apprised of your pet’s care, treatment and condition. Also see Emergency Resources, and Therapy and Rehab. See ad on page 17. • Veterinary Cancer Group Los Angeles (310) 558-6120 Orange County (949) 552-8274 San Fernando Valley (818) 888-6882 South Bay (310) 693-5890 www.vetcancergroup.com Veterinary Cancer Group is committed to taking the fear out of cancer; and replacing it with hope. They are staffed by leading board-certified medical and radiation oncologists who are passionate about improving the lives of pets with cancer by providing in-depth information and access to the latest treatments available. Veterinary Cancer Group does more than care for pets; they care for the families who love them. See ad on page 18. • Wagly Pet Campus 30202 Esperanza, RSM (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin (714) 970-4200 www.wagly.com Veterinary care, boarding, daycare, training and grooming––all under one roof. Full veterinary services including wellness visits, full surgical suite, internal medicine and dental procedures. The facilities are state of the art with the best equipment and an amazing team. Combining all of the services enables them to ensure all your pet’s needs are met. They offer a 24-hour staff so your pet is never left alone. Mention this listing and receive your first wellness exam for free! See ad on this page. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
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groomers Grooming services, plus DIY groomers. DIY groomers offer supplies including aprons, nail-trimming implements, ear-cleaning tools, flea control, anti-shedding treatments, dryers, brushes, combs, and various shampoos and conditioners; additional fees may apply. • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Self-service baths come in three levels ranging from basic to luxury. All baths include shampoo and conditioner, blueberry facials, ear-cleaning pads, brushes, Furminator, towels and aprons––all you have to do is
bring the dog! Bathers have a choice of shampoos: oatmeal, tearless, flea control and no-chemical for sensitive skin. The luxury-level baths also include top-of-the-line products, plus toothpaste and toothbrush and cologne. All bath stations are completely disinfected from top to bottom after every wash. Animalia is only minutes from Dog Beach, making it the perfect destination before heading home. Bathing hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ask about their frequentbather program for self-service wash. Full-service grooming is also available by appointment, seven days a week. Their groomers each have over 12 years experience and were voted “Best in Orange County 2017” for grooming. All breeds are welcome, from extra small to extra large. Call the store for an estimate and to schedule your appointment. See ad on page 25; coupon on page 30. • Celebrity Paw Spa, Pet Spa, Mobile Grooming 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton (714) 447-0141 www.celebritypawspa.com Celebrity Paw Spa is a luxury pet spa offering in-
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www.assistanangel.com. Dr. White’s Veterinary Mobile Clinic, South Bay, Long Beach and parts of North Orange County, (310) 517-1832 or (310) 9688370. Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California, (657) 221-7500, www.homepeteuthanasia.com. In Home Final Pet Care, (714) 924-7675, www. inhomefinalpetcare.com. Simply Housecalls, South OC Only, (949) 215-9119, www.drsilviamobilevet. com. Veterinary Housecalls, South Orange County, (949) 498-9588, www.vethc.com
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ing and professional styling. Appointments can be scheduled along with veterinary or boarding visits, or independently. A Capstar tablet for flea prevention can be administered if necessary. See ad on page 17 with coupons. • Kind To Canines 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com Let your dog be pampered while being groomed, and have a day of play at Kind to Canines, where dogs socialize together rather than being stuck in a crate all day. They specialize in grooming products that are primarily green and eco-friendly. See ad on page 29; coupon on page 30.
store grooming and mobile grooming services. Mobile services are offered in the Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Orange, Placentia, and Yorba Linda areas. The pet spa, formerly Lisha’s Grooming Salon, is professionally run since 1985. All groomers are pet first-aid and CPR certified. Gift cards and a rewards program are available. See ad on page 19. • Grooming Schools O.C. Academy of Pet Styling State-certified grooming school. See Career Training on page 31; ad on page 19. • Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda (714) 985-1330 Professional grooming and bathing for dogs and cats is available seven days a week. Show cuts, trims and soothing baths, according to your pet’s individual needs. Their groomer has been working in the industry for 25 years and he has a soothing way with even the most reluctant animal clients. See ad on page 11. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Grooming services include breed clip, hand dry-
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• LaunderPet Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 433-3605 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave., #113, Long Bch (562) 427-2551 Seal Beach 318 Main St., Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 www.launderpet.com Full-service grooming, food and supplies are offered at all three LaunderPet locations. Their grooming staff provides gentle and expert care and pampering for your best friend(s). Check out their great reviews on Yelp! Call them today for an appointment and let one of their talented groomers spoil your pet. Walk-ins are welcome as space and time permit. Self-service dog and cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations, for just $12. Their self-service wash has professional grooming tubs and tables; you make the mess and they clean it up! Provided supplies include towels, ear cleaner, brushes and a forced-air dryer. You can bring your own shampoo. Other products and services are available for an additional fee: shampoos, conditioners, nail trimming, ear cleaning and gland expulsion. Food and pet supplies are available for purchase at all three locations, and they also offer pick-up and delivery—call for details. Call or visit the website for each location’s hours. Also see Pet Shops and Boutiques. See ad on this page; coupon on page 30. • Linda’s K-9 Kastle 8229 Commonwealth Ave., Buena Park (714) 521-2280 Offers full service grooming for your dog by a friendly, caring and experienced staff. Services can include wash, cut and style, nail trimming, ear cleaning, flea treatments and more. They offer Frontline and Advantage in a single dosage if your dog is in need of one. See ad on page 21. • TOP DOG Barkery, Bath & Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (866) TOP-DOG1 www.topdogbarkery.net Let the pampering begin! Your dog receives topnotch treatment in their grooming salon inside of TOP DOG’s upscale boutique and bakery. Several packages to choose from with all-inclusive services from the basics in bathing with their “Silver Package” to the ultimate “Platinum Spa Day Package.” Your precious pup is like family to them, and will be spoiled
and treated to fresh-baked goodies while you shop around the plaza, or relax having a luxurious lunch in the restaurants nearby. Call today for an appointment. See ad on page 25. • Wagly Pet Campus 30202 Esperanza, RSM (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin (714) 970-4200 www.wagly.com Two state-of-the-art pet campuses offering grooming, boarding, veterinary care, daycare and training––all under one roof! Caring, gentle and experienced dog groomers offer breedcuts, puppy cuts, shavedowns, bath and brushout, dematting, skin care, furminator treatments, and nail and ear care. Your pup will receive expert care and handling; their goal is to ensure a stress-free grooming experience. See ad on page 19. • Wags to Whiskers 5505 E. Stearns St., Long Beach (562) 430-5161 www.wagsgrooming.com Wags to Whiskers has been voted “Best Pet Groomer” in Long Beach for years, and again in 2017! Check out their great reviews on Yelp! They specialize in allbreed pet grooming, de-matting, flea treatments, dental care, nail trimming/polishing and the FURminator®. The FURminator helps reduce your pet’s shedding by 60-80%. Wags to Whiskers has a professional grooming staff with many years experience to groom your poodles, Shih Tzus, Yorkies, Morkies, Malteses, Maltipoos and more. Premium foods and supplies too! See ad on this page; coupon on page 30. DIY Grooming Locations See www.petsguidemagazine.com for DIY grooming locations. Also see: Animalia and LaunderPet listed in this section.
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Resources for microchips, GPS collars and pet tags for identification, including information about where and how to license your pet. Identification GPS Collars - The GPS pet collar allows pet owners to locate their cat or dog anytime and anywhere. Most collars can locate a pet within a mile, display a pet’s position and movement, and track up to three pets simultaneously. The following websites offer GPS pet collars: www.amazon.com, www.gundogsupply.com, www.pettracker.com and www.secureapet.com. Microchips - Most veterinarians, shelters and rescues offer microchip identification and placement. Contact your local vet or shelter (see Shelters and Low-Cost Services under Pet Assistance) for fee information. Pet Tags - For instant tags, automated machines more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
may be found at larger pet stores. If you are looking for an alternative to the jingling “tin-tag,” consider slide-on tags, embroidered collars, wooden tags or rubber tag silencers. Licensing License discounts are often offered for spay and neutered animals and pets of senior citizens. Applications and fees are usually available on city websites and can be obtained in-person or by mail. The following agencies provide licenses for dogs and cats in Long Beach metro and Orange County. Costa Mesa Animal Control (714) 754-5235 Serves Costa Mesa only. 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.tinyurl.com/costamesapetlicense Dana Point, Garden Grove, Newport Beach and San Clemente Animal Licenses (800) 738-3463 Also serves Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, Balboa and Monarch Beach. By phone or online only. www. petdata.com Garden Grove Animal Care Services (714) 741-5565 Serves Garden Grove only. www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us/animalcare Irvine Animal Care Center (949) 724-7740 Animal adoptions and licensing Irvine pets. 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine. www.cityofirvine.org/animals Laguna Beach Animal Shelter (949) 497-3552 Serves Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods only. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www. puplagunabeach.org La Habra Animal Control (562) 383-4355 Serves La Habra. www.tinyurl.com/LHanimalcontrol Long Beach Animal Care Services (562) 570-7387 Serves Cerritos, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. 7700 E. Spring St. www. longbeach.gov/acs Mission Viejo Animal Services Center (949) 470-3045 Serves Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. www.cmvas.org OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848 See Animal Control on page 13 for a complete list of cities served. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. www.ocpetinfo.com Santa Ana Licensing (714) 647-5257 Serves Santa Ana only. 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. www.tinyurl.com/SAanimalcontrol
parks, beaches, & trails Dog-friendly parks, beaches and trails. Dog parks require that your dogs are current on vaccinations and that you clean up after your dogs. When visiting a leash-free dog park, keep them on leash before you go into the park and when you exit, and do not bring female dogs in heat. City and regional parks allow leashed dogs on trails and throughout other recreation areas. Park websites list additional rules and regulations. Trail use requires that all dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Many trails are shared by equestrians, bicyclists and pedestrians. All distances are approximate. Unless otherwise noted, no water or waste bags are provided, please trek with your dogs prepared and bring your own supplies. Also see Dog Sports and Fitness, and Training Programs. Note: Check water conditions at dog beaches at brc. healthebay.org, they also have an app for smart phones.
Anaheim La Palma Dog Park (714) 765-5191 Open: daily, Tuesday - Sunday, 5 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.; Monday, noon - 10:30 p.m. 229 W. La Palma Ave., Anaheim. www.lapalmadogpark.com Yorba Regional Park (714) 973-6615 A linear park over one-mile long situated in the mouth of Santa Ana Canyon, features trails and access to the Santa Ana River Trail. 7600 E. La Palma, Anaheim. www.ocparks.com/parks/yorba Bellflower Flora Vista Dog Park (562) 804-1424, Ext. 2268 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 9203 Flora Vista St. www. bellflower.org Brea Brea Wildcatters Dog Park Open: 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Thursday, 7 a.m. - noon for maintenance. Also closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Corner of Valencia Ave. and Santa Fe Road. www.tinyurl.com/breadogpark Carbon Canyon Regional Park (714) 973-3160 124-acre park with walking/hiking trails, plus a ten-acre grove of Coastal Redwoods. 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea. www.ocparks.com/ parks/carbon
Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (562) 803-3301 Serves Bellflower, Buena Park, La Palma, Lakewood and South Gate. 9777 Seaaca St., Downey. www. seaaca.org Westminster Animal Control Serves Westminster www.tinyurl.com/WestminsterAC
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Buena Park Bellis Dog Park (714) 236-3860 Open: daily, 8 a.m. - dusk; closed Thursday, 8-10 a.m. for maintenance. 7171 8th St. www.tinyurl. com/buenaparkdogpark Ralph B. Clark Regional Park (714) 973-3170 104-acre park with hiking trials. 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park. www.ocparks.com/parks/ralph Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Bark Park (714) 754-5300 Open: dawn - 9 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. TeWinkle Park, corner of Arlington Ave. and Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. www.tinyurl.com/ costamesabarkpark Talbert Regional Park (949) 923-2250 North Talbert offers 91 acres and South Talbert is 88 acres. The trail system allows linkage to other parks up and down the stream along the Santa Ana River. 1298 Victoria Ave., Costa Mesa. www. ocparks.com/parks/talbert Downey Downey Dog Park (562) 904-7126 Open: dawn to dusk. Rio San Gabriel Park, 9612 Ardine St. www.tinyurl.com/DowneyDP Fullerton Craig Regional Park (714) 973-3180 124-acre park with hiking trails. 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton. www.ocparks.com/parks/ted Fullerton Dog Trails (714) 738-6575 The Fullerton area offers the following dogfriendly trails, open 7 a.m. - sunset: Fullerton East Coyote Hills Trail - Three miles round trip, trail starts in Trail Rest Park and ends in Craig Regional Park. Fullerton Panorama Trail - Three miles round trip, trail head in Coyote Hills Golf Course. Hiltscher Park Trail - Three miles round trip, trail head at the corner of Bastenchury and W. Valley View Drive. Juanita Cooke Greenbelt and Trail - Five-and-a-half miles round trip, trail head at north end of Laguna Lake Park. www.tinyurl. com/fullertondogfriendlytrails
Dog Beach (714) 841-8644 1Â˝ miles of beach where dogs may be off-leash in the water and on wet sand daily, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Metered parking (currency, coins and Visa/MC). Annual parking permit is available; call the Marine Safety Division for rates, (714) 536-5281. Pacific Coast Hwy., between 21st and Seapoint streets. www.dogbeach.org Santa Ana River Bike Path/Hiking Trail Path that parallels the Santa Ana River channel is 29 miles one way, Huntington Beach to Yorba Regional Park to Green River Golf Course in Corona. Path is shared by cyclists, joggers and strollers. www.tinyurl.com/santaanarivertrail Wieder Regional Park (949) 923-2250 24-acre park features hiking trails. 19251 Seapoint Ave. www.ocparks.com/parks/harriett Irvine Central Bark (949) 724-6833 Open: daily, 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 6405 Oak Canyon, Irvine. www.tinyurl.com/Irvinecentralbark Orange County Great Park (949) 724-6247 Leashed dogs are allowed in all areas of the park, including most special events. They can even take a ride in the Great Park Balloon (rides $5-10). Park entrance, Sand Canyon and Marine Way, Irvine. www. ocgp.org Laguna Beach Dogs on the Beach (949) 246-2459 Leashed dogs are allowed on city and county beaches anytime of day through June. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Rules apply to both the city and county beaches in the City of Laguna Beach, except for Thousand Steps Beach where dogs are not allowed at any time of the year. Metered parking. www. tinyurl.com/lagunabeachdogs Laguna Niguel Laguna Niguel Pooch Park (949) 362-4300 Open: dawn to dusk. 31461 Golden Lantern. www. tinyurl.com/poochpark
Fullerton Pooch Park (714) 738-3330 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Wednesdays for maintenance. 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullerton. www. tinyurl.com/fullertonpoochpark
Laguna Woods Laguna Woods Dog Park (949) 639-0500 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. Ridge Route at Peralta Drive.
Garden Grove The Barking Lot (714) 741-5200 Open: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Ave. www.tinyurl.com/thebarkinglot
Lakewood Home Run Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Rynerson Park, 20711 Studebaker Road. (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408. www. tinyurl.com/lakewooddogpark
Huntington Beach Best Friend Dog Park and Huntington Beach Central Park (714) 536-5486 Central Park offers 350-acres with walking trails and dog park. The dog park is open daily, weekdays, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and weekends, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Golden West St. and Talbert Ave. www.tinyurl.com/ HBcentralpark
Long Beach (562) 570-6555, (562) 570-3111 www.tinyurl.com/LBdogparks Bixby Park (562) 570-1601 A new dog park at Alamitos Beach. Open: Monday Friday, 3-6 p.m. 130 Cherry Ave. Coolidge Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 352 Neece Ave.
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Downtown Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Lincoln Park, Broadway and Pacific Ave. El Dorado Regional Park and Dog Park More than 660 acres with walking trails. El Dorado West, 2800 Studebaker Road, (562) 570-3225. El Dorado East, vehicle entry: $5-8, cash only, annual passes available; 7550 E. Spring St., (562) 5701771. Dog park is located in El Dorado East, Area II; open daily, dawn to dusk, (562) 570-3150. Jackson Park Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 1432 Jackson St. K9 Corner Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Pacific Ave. and 9th St. Recreation Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Monday morning closure for maintenance. 5201 E. 7th St. Rosieâ€™s Dog Beach Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. One dog per adult; bring your own water and waste bags. Visit the website for additional rules. Metered parking. Belmont Shore, between Argonne and Roycroft. www. hautedogs.org/beach.html Seaside Dog Zone Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. East Village Arts District, E. Seaside Way and S. Linden Ave. Uptown Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Scherer Park, 4600 Long Beach Blvd. Wrigley Heights Dog Park (562) 570-3111 Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Monday morning closure for maintenance. 3401 Golden Ave. Mission Viejo Oso Creek Trail (949) 470-3000 Three miles round trip. Be cautious of wildlife, including coyotes and mountain lions. 27301 La Paz Road, Mission Viejo, www.cityofmissionviejo.org Murrieta Water Park for Dogs (951) 677-6031 Open swim, private swim, dock-diving class and club/group swim are available. All pets must pass an evaluation which can be booked or completed during open swim times. All pets need current vaccination records. 25817 Washington Ave., Murrieta. www. countrykennelsca.com Newport Beach Corona Del Mar, Newport and Balboa Beaches (949) 644-3717 Dogs on six-feet or shorter leashes are allowed on beaches or beachfront sidewalks before 10 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m., year round. Corona Del Mar State Beach, Iris St. and Ocean Blvd.; Newport and Balboa Beach, Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. www. tinyurl.com/dogsnewportbeaches Newport Beach Dog Park (949) 644-3151 Open: 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Wednesday morning until 9 a.m. for maintenance. 100 Civic Center Drive. www.tinyurl.com/NBdogpark more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
Placentia Tri-City Regional Park (714) 973-3180 40-acre park with paved and natural walking trails. 2301 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia. www. ocparks.com/parks/tri_city_park Rancho Palos Verdes Abalone Cove Shoreline Park (310) 544-5366 Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove beaches, tidepools, trails and scenic views. 5970 Palos Verdes Drive South. www.tinyurl.com/abalonepark Ocean Scenic Trails Behind Trump Golf Course Approximately 4.4 miles, features a picnic area with panoramic view of the ocean, cliff-side trails and a dog beach. 1 Trump National Drive. www.tinyurl.com/ dogtrailsandbeach Point Vicente Interpretive Center (310) 377-5370 Trek through coastal land and trails. Dogs must be leashed. Bring water. Waste bags are available. 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West. www.tinyurl.com/ pointvicente Rancho Santa Margarita RSM Dog Park (949) 216-9700 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Canada Vista Park, 24328 Antonio Pkwy. www.tinyurl.com/dogparkrsm San Clemente San Clemente Dog Park (949) 361-8264 Open: 6 a.m. - dusk; closed Tuesday until 1 p.m. for maintenance. 301 Avenida La Pata. www.tinyurl. com/SCdogpark San Onofre State Beach Campsite Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet at a campsite or confined in an enclosed vehicle, tent or pen. Leashed-dogs are welcome on trails 1 and 6. Dogs are not permitted on trails 2-5 or on the beach. www.sanonofreparksfoundation.org Seal Beach Arbor Dog Park (562) 431-2527 Open: dawn to dusk, seven days a week. License required, call for details. 4665 Lampson Ave., Seal Beach. www.tinyurl.com/SBarbordogpark Trabuco Canyon Cleveland National Forest (858) 673-6180 Dog-friendly trails are located in Trabuco Canyon, including Holy Jim Falls Trail (three miles round trip) and Trabuco Canyon Trail (five miles round trip). Hikers must purchase a day pass or a year Adventure Pass, available at sporting good stores and ranger stations. Bring your own water and waste bags. Open dawn to dusk. www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland Whittier Whittier Dog Park (562) 567-9240 Open: daily, sunrise to sunset; closed Thursday, 8-11 a.m. for maintenance. 12206 Philadelphia St., Whittier. www.tinyurl.com/Whittierdogpark more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
Whittier Narrows Recreation Area (626) 575-5526 Trails and a dog-sports field. 823 LexingtonGallatin Road, South El Monte. www.tinyurl.com/ whittiernarrowsdogfun
Upper Newport Bay (949) 923-2290 1,000 acres of open space and hiking trails. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. www. ocparks.com/parks/newport
pet assistance Low-cost spay/neuter services, vaccinations and microchips as well as medical, financial and legal assistance or referrals. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Mention “Petsguide” for a free exam on your pet’s first visit. Also offers affordable prices for spay/ neuter and vaccinations, weekdays only. Disney employees receive an additional 10% off the cost of medical services—ask for details. See ad on page 17 with coupons. Actors and Others for Animals (818) 755-6045 (818) 755-6323 www.actorsandothers.com Offers financial assistance and referrals for lowincome families in greater LA for spay/neuter and emergency veterinary procedures, plus feral cat assistance and pet-assisted therapy and humane education programs. Advocacy Groups Counseling and referral services for animal abuse or neglect cases. ASPCA www.aspca.org Humane Society of the U.S. (866) 720-2676 www.humanesociety.org Orange County SPCA (714) 964-4445 No Empty Bowls pet food pantry offers low-income and homeless persons pet food at six locations, visit their website or call for details. Animal Relief Fund (ARF) provides spay/neuter vouchers for uncomplicated spay/neuter for pet cats, dogs, and bunnies owned by low-income Orange County residents. OCCATS is a feral cat program where they issue vouchers to pay for the spay and neuter of feral cats. Financial and residential restrictions may apply. www. orangecountyspca.org Saddleback Valley Humane Society and SPCA (949) 262-5859 www.svhsspca.org spcaLA www.spcala.com
animal communicator • Terri Steuben (714) 875-7194 www.TerriSteuben.com Terri Steuben gives a voice to dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets through her abilities as an animal communicator. She can give you a better understanding of your pet, and help you solve behavior problems like biting, chewing, jumping, separation anxiety, scratching, sibling disputes and trauma. She assists with puppy education, health issues, comforting passing pets and connecting with deceased pets. Terri also has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies (see Therapy and Rehabilitation for details). Terri’s work with animals includes disaster response and she is regularly called in by the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane Association and other organizations; she works with veterinarians, helps save victimized animals, and performs search and rescue. Give her a call. All Terri needs is a name and she can talk to your pet. Check out Terri’s website for information about her how-to book on communication for pet owners, as well her memoir, “Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories,” about her experiences with animal rescue. See ad above.
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Animal Assistance League of Orange County 15102 Jackson St., Midway City (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.org The organization assists with pet-related problems, such as a free lost/found service, low-cost spay/ neuter referrals, as well as financial assistance and/ or referrals for low-income pet owners needing veterinary care and food supplies. Friends of Long Beach Animals (562) 988-SNIP (7647) www.folba.org Offers low-cost spay and neuter incentives for lowincome residents of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Provides humane education classes to the school district and Long Beach/Signal Hill civic groups. Plus, supports the adoption of homeless animals. Found Animals Foundation Offers low-cost microchipping at their Lakewood location, plus a web tool that locates low-cost spay/ neuter locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties. www.tinyurl.com/alteringlocations Fur-Ever Home Rescue See listing in Adoption and Rescue. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org All-volunteer 501(c)3 tax exempt “Military and Veteran Support Organization” (MVSO) trying to assist our active duty service members, wounded warriors, and veterans, through various programs, including the “Pet Foster Home” program. If You Can No Longer Take Care of Your Pet or If You Found or Lost a Pet See Emergency Resources. More Low-Cost Services AAA Animal Hospital (714) 536-6537 Spay and neuter starts at $95 for cats and $110 for dogs (cost depends on weight and gender). Low-cost vaccines are also available. Walk-ins only. 21632 Newland, Huntington Beach. www.myaaavet.net Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply (714) 992-2012 Low-cost vaccination clinic offers vaccines, deworming, blood tests, physical exams, microchip, etc. Sunday, 4-5:30 p.m. 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim. www. anaheimfeed.com Animal Discount Clinic (714) 537-0570 Provides low-cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs. Also offers low-cost dental cleaning, vaccinations, deworming, microchips and flea-control products. 13252 Euclid St., Garden Grove. www. communityvet.com Bellflower Pet Hospital and Hotel Vaccination Clinic (562) 925-5300 Low-cost vaccination clinics Tuesday - Thursday, 2-4 p.m. Call for fees and appointments. 10326 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower. www.bellflowerpethospital.com Fix Long Beach Provides free spay/neuter for pets (cat/dog) of lowincome Long Beach residents. www.fixlongbeach.com 24 petsguide winter/spring 2017/18
Golden State Humane Society Low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs, starting at $45-50 for cats and $55-75 for dogs. Pets over 30 pounds are $2.50 per pound starting at pound one. Low-cost vaccines and basic veterinary services are offered on a walk-in basis; schedule of fees are listed on their website. Two locations: 555 E. Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 423-8406; and 11901 Gilbert St., Garden Grove, (714) 638-8111. www.goldenstatehumanesociety.com
and dogs (by weight and gender), start at $90, plus bloodwork. 24861 Alicia Pkwy., Ste. D, Laguna Hills. www.lagunapetvet.com
Kahoots Low-cost vet clinic (exam, vaccines, anesthesia-free dental cleaning, microchipping). Second Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. 18681 Main St., #102, Huntington Beach, (714) 842-1841. www.kahootsfeedandpet.com
Operation Blankets of Love (818) 402-6586 www.operationblanketsoflove.com They collect, transport and distribute recycled or new pet-related items to animals in shelters and rescue groups. Visit their website for “wanted” items and drop-off locations. Petsguide HQ is a drop-off site for OBOL. If you are an “in-need” rescue, give them a call. Volunteer opportunities available.
Orange Veterinary Hospital and Tri-City Pet Hospital Low-Cost Vaccination Clinics If your pet is in good health and has had a physical exam from a vet within the past year, then he qualifies for this low-cost alternative to receive vaccines and parasite prevention. Sundays, Orange location: cats, 12-12:30 p.m., dogs, 2-4 p.m.; and Fullerton location: 9-11 a.m. No appointment; first-come, first-served basis. Orange Veterinary Hospital, (714) 997-8200, www.orangevethospital.com; and Tri-City Pet Hospital, (714) 870-9090, www.tri-citypet.com. Pet Food Bank in Long Beach Pet food bank every week on Thursdays. 9 a.m. noon. Christian Outreach In Action, 515 E. 3rd St., Long Beach. (562) 432-1440. www.coalongbeach.org Pet Stores The following big-box pet stores offer low-cost vaccination clinics at select locations: Petco, www.petco. com; and Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies, www. centinelafeed.com. Also check with your neighborhood pet store for mobile clinics, find a list in Pet Shops and Boutiques. Super Pets (714) 633-1841 Visit the monthly vaccination clinic. Second Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Call for fee details. 1807 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. www.superpetsonline.com Spay Neuter Project of LA (310) 574-5555 Low-cost spay or neuter services in San Pedro, Pico Rivera and mobile clinics, starting at $59 for cats and $134 for dogs. Low-cost vaccinations and dental cleaning also available. Discounts to low-income households, rescued pets and community cats. Visit their website for special promotions. www.snpLA.org The Pet Rescue Center (877) 277-7938 Pet Pantry for Seniors and the Unemployed makes pet food, cat litter, and other pet-related products available for free to those in need. Second Sunday of every month, 10-11 a.m. (Food and financial donations are accepted at any time.) Applications are available at The PRC and online. 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo. www.thepetrescuecenter.org/pet-pantry Trinity Pet Hospital (949) 768-1314 Full-service pet hospital with low-cost spay and neuter services for cats (by gender), start at $60;
Vet Care Pet Clinic (714) 793-0371 Low-cost spay/neuter for cats start at $50 and $100 for dogs (spay/neuter is based on age and weight). Plus, find the mobile clinic schedule on their website or call, (800) 988-8387. 12453 Valley View St., Garden Grove. www.vetcarepetclinic.com
Pet Assistance Foundation (877) 772-9738 www.petassistancefoundation.org The foundation provides referrals to callers seeking a low-cost spay/neuter veterinarian. They also provide financial assistance to qualified low-income pet owners (veterans, disabled, seniors on a fixed income, unemployed and homeless persons). PAF works with other non-profit humane charities to provide spay/ neuter support. Their toll-free number offers information on financial-assistance resources for medical emergencies. Pet Insurance Pet health insurance comes in all shapes and sizes, with the average plan costing only $27 a month. Plans usually have exclusions for pre-existing conditions. Plans can range from covering accidents only to any combination of accidents, illnesses, hereditary and congenital conditions. If you try to enroll after an illness or accident, your pet will be denied coverage. Learn important details about each pet insurance company and find the coverage that gives your pet the best chance at a longer, healthier life. Pay close attention to things like annual limits, benefit schedule, co-pays, congenital conditions, deductibles, exclusions, hereditary conditions, and more. Be sure to ask about discounts. Compare pet insurance rates and benefits through the following websites: www.petinsurancereview. com and www.petinsuranceu.com. Roadie - Ride Sharing Service for Pets www.roadie.com/pet-transport From getting pets to the vet, groomer, doggie daycare, or moving cross country, Roadie is a ride-sharing service for transporting pets, available in all 50 states. Pet owners can take advantage of the benefits—like the ability to personally select their pet’s driver, track them in real-time on the app, the convenience of door-todoor delivery and 24/7 customer support. RUFF Rescue (949) 580-1092 www.ruffrescue.org Helps pet owners with financial assistance for veterinary care, including spay/neuter vouchers. They also support rescues from high-kill shelters. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
pet shops & boutiques Retail stores providing food and supplies for animals. Also see: Cats. • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Voted “Best Boutique in OC” by Orange County Hot List. The store, for dog and cat lovers, offers a variety of specialty foods, toys, apparel and treats from basic to luxury. Animalia specializes in raw, super premium and organic diets for dogs and cats. Raw food and fresh refrigerated food are available, along with highquality treats provided by local bakers; nutritional supplements, too. Large selection of US-made toys, treats, super premium, and organic and raw foods containing no wheat, corn, soy or by-products, clothing items for teacups to large dogs, puppy gear, collars, treats from local bakers, healthy goodies, flower essences and much more. Pets are welcome on a leash or in a carrier. Special orders are welcome too! Animalia is open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Also see Groomers. See ad on this page; coupon on page 30. Bird Stores See www.petsguidemagazine.com for bird stores that specialize in birds and their supplies. • LaunderPet Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 433-3605 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave., #113, Long Bch (562) 427-2551 Seal Beach 318 Main St., Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 www.launderpet.com LaunderPet offers an extensive line of dog and cat food and supplies, including Canidae, Felidae, Orijen, Honest Kitchen, Zignature, Fussie Cat, Taste of the Wild and many more. They sell frozen, raw foods by Primal and Bravo too. If they do not have something in stock, they are happy to order it for you. They also offer pick-up and delivery—call for details. Call or visit the website for each location’s hours. Also see Groomers. See ad on page 20; coupon on page 30. Reptiles and Exotics Stores See www.petsguidemagazine.com for stores that specialize in reptiles, amphibians, tortoises, arachnids and more. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
• TOP DOG Barkery, Bath & Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (866) TOP-DOG1 www.topdogbarkery.net Delightful pastries are just the tip of the iceberg at TOP DOG where a bakery case full of “K9 Cakes” and cupcake minis, Pup Pies, fancy K9 Cookie Cups and fresh-baked pastries––all look good enough for you to eat! All USA-made treats and dog foods with human-quality ingredients, top-of-the-line dog products and unique gift items come with top-notch customer service for you and your four-legged BFF at this doggie haven. TOP DOG is “The Dog Lover’s Boutique and Bakery!” See ad on this page. • JustFoodForDogs www.justfoodfordogs.com JustFoodForDogs makes daily meals and treats for healthy dogs and cats, and prescription and customformulated diets for pets with special health issues. All recipes are handmade locally with ingredients certified by the USDA for human consumption. Veterinarian developed and scientifically proven to be balanced for canine nutrition and to boost the immune system. Now making cat food too! Kitchens and pantries located throughout Southern California! See Nutrition on page 27 for a complete list. See ad on the front inside cover. More Pet Stores Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply (714) 992-2012 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim www.anaheimfeed.com Blacksmith’s Corner (562) 531-0386 17647 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower www.tinyurl.com/blacksmithcorner
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Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies Costa Mesa, 2320 Harbor Blvd., (714) 540-4036; Lakewood, 4243 Woodruff Ave., (562) 608-4007; and Long Beach, 4700 PCH, (562) 494-1660. Long Beach also offers doggie day care and DIY grooming. www.centinelafeed.com Chateau Le Pooch Store and Spa (714) 482-0452 860 W. Imperial Hwy., Ste. M, Brea www.chateaulepooch.com Circle Pet and Tropical Fish Center (562) 597-0619 2201 Redondo Ave., Signal Hill www.circlepetlongbeach.com
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The Pet Care Center Los Angeles 2009 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles (323) 294-4030 www.thepetcarecenter.org A full service, non-profit veterinary hospital that will never turn away a patient for their inability to pay. Not a free clinic, but relies on donated funds and community support.
Coast Pet Supply (949) 497-6580 880 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach www.coastpetsupplyandgrooming.com
Pet Country (949) 951-7387 22485 El Toro Road, Ste. A, Lake Forest www.petcountryweb.com
The Sand Bar Pet Shop (949) 768-0422 25571 Marguerite Pkwy., #1-J, Mission Viejo www.sandbarpet.com
Collar and Leash Pet Shop (714) 530-4490 9772 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove www.collarandleashpetshop.com
Pet Food Express (562) 728-1737 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach www.petfoodexpress.com
Dogma Irvine, 6755 Quail Hill Pkwy., (949) 737-5950; and Newport Coast, 21113 Newport Coast Drive, (949) 640-6072. www.dogmaoc.com
Petian (714) 992-5030 235 N. Euclid St., Fullerton. www.petian.net
Unleashed by Petco Laguna Niguel, 27281 La Paz Road, (949) 4488014; San Clemente, 979 Avenida Pico, (949) 4982107; Long Beach #1, 600 Redondo Blvd., (562) 433-6357; Long Beach #2, 6331 E. Spring St., (562) 429-4105; Long Beach #3, 1910 Ximeno Ave., (562) 498-1372. www.petco.com
EarthWise Pet Huntington Beach (657) 204-2840 8901 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach www.earthwisepet.com/huntingtonbeach Feed Barn (949) 548-3151 2300 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa Furly’s Pet Supply (949) 707-5060 26321 Dimension Drive, Lake Forest www.furlys.com Healthy Paws 11151 First Ave., Whittier www.healthypawsstore.com
Healthy Spot Costa Mesa, 1880 Newport Blvd., (949) 877-0350; Long Beach, 6433 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Unit A-5, (562) 596-6800; Silverlake, 2550 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, (424) 305-5300. www.healthyspot.com. Kahoots 18681 Main St., #102, Huntington Beach, (714) 842-1841. wwwkahootsfeedandpet.com Kriser’s Brea, 3341 E. Imperial Hwy., (657) 444-2766; Irvine, 5365 Alton Pkwy., (949) 551-4100; Laguna Niguel, 23894 Aliso Creek Road, (949) 360-0145; and Newport Beach, 1044 Irvine Ave., (949) 515-0000. www. krisers.com Local Pet Market (714) 962-9272 18900 Beach Blvd., #109, Huntington Beach www.localpetmarket.com Long Beach spcaLA Marketplace (562) 570-4926 Proceeds benefit spcaLA’s shelter pets. 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach. www.spcala.com Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop (562) 531-2871 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. Additional location in Culver City. www.adoptandshop.org
Pet Lingo 23600 Rockfield Blvd., Ste. 2G, Lake Forest www.thepetlingo.com PetSmart (888) 839-9638 More than 20 locations throughout greater Long Beach and Orange County. Veterinary services and grooming also offered. www.petsmart.com Pets Plus Laguna Niguel, 28991 Golden Lantern, #D101, (949) 495-0500; Mission Viejo, 25502 Marguerite Pkwy., (949) 951-1126; San Clemente #1, 638 Camino De Los Mares, #A-140, (949) 496-8400; San Clemente #2, 415 Avenida Pico, Ste. O, (949) 361-8907; San Juan Capistrano, 32022 Camino Capistrano, (949) 248-3400; Torrance, 17440 Crenshaw Blvd., (310) 719-7088. www.petsplusca.com Pet Stop Warehouse (949) 305-0532 27690 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Ste. D, Mission Viejo www.petstopwarehouse.com Pet Supply Fountain Valley, 18545 Brookhurst St., (714) 9645585; Huntington Beach, 21425 Brookhurst St., (714) 962-8800; Irvine #1, 14370 Culver, #K, (949) 726-1226; Irvine #2, 6224 Irvine Blvd., (949) 681-8056; Trabuco Canyon, 21612 Plano Trabuco Road, (949) 216-9081; and Rancho Santa Margarita, 22372 El Paseo, (949) 713-6930. www. orangecountypetsupply.com PJ’s Pet Cafe (562) 386-2348 Pet store, dog bakery, and a pet day care. 3412 E. 7th Street, Ste. A, Long Beach www.tinyurl.com/pjspetcafe Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar 4818 E. 2nd St., Long Beach www.pussyandpooch.com
Roland Pet Supply (949) 831-8678 27932 La Paz Road, Ste. A, Laguna Niguel www.rolandpetsupply.com
Naked Dog Bistro (949) 715-9900 424 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach www.nakeddogbistro.com
Salt Water Licks (562) 592-0875 “Birthday Pawtys” also offered. 16543 22nd St., Sunset Beach. www.saltwaterlicks.com
Paw Shoppe Pet Center (562) 425-5131 6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach www.pawshoppepetcenter.com
Super Pets 1807 E. Chapman Ave., Orange www.superpetsonline.com
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Wiener Dog Store (714) 402-7327 Hosts wiener dog races. 7561 Center Ave., #38, Huntington Beach. www.wienerdogstore.com Wild’s Animal Supplies (949) 488-0025 Dana Point, 32880 Pacific Coast Hwy., #30. Your Elegant Pet 4332 South St., Lakewood www.yourelegantpet.com
shelters Government, non-profit or private animal shelters, commonly called “the pound,” provide shelter and care for stray, lost or abandoned animals. All shelters offer healthy animals for adoption; there is usually a fee. Most provide pictures of adoptable and found/stray animals on their website. Animals are kept at the shelter until claimed by their owners; adopted to new owners; placed with a rescue or adoption organization; or euthanized. Most shelters accept animals from residents of specific cities only. For animal control services, including found/stray animals, see Emergency Resources under Emergency and Health Services. Also see Adoption and Rescue for rescues that accept owner-relinquished pets or animals from the public. Note: Shelters fall into two categories: open or limited admission. An “open admission” facility accepts animals from animal control and the public no matter the circumstance. “Limited admission” facilities have restrictions on incoming animals brought in by the public; however, they accept any animals brought to them by animal control. Most shelters practice euthanasia for a variety of reasons and circumstances. There are few true nokill facilities. All shelters work with rescue groups, sanctuaries and other animal-welfare organizations to find families for homeless animals. If you can no longer take care of your pet or if you found or lost a pet, see Emergency Resources for tips on what to do. If you are concerned about the life of an animal, ask about the shelter’s policy before you take the more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
animal in. Many adoption and rescue organizations offer advice and/or referrals about found/lost/stray animals (see Adoption and Rescue for a list of organizations). Coastal Animal Services Authority 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente (949) 492-1617 www.tinyurl.com/danapointshelter Provides care for stray animals found in Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Irvine Animal Care Center 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine (949) 724-7740 www.cityofirvine.org/animals Available animals for adoption. Provides for stray animals found within Irvine only. Accepts Irvine resident owner-relinquished pets by appointment; fee applies. Foster opportunities available. Seniors (62+) can adopt a senior pet for free. LA County Downey Animal Shelter 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey (562) 940-6898 www.tinyurl.com/downeyshelter A branch of the LA Department of Animal Care provides temporary care for animals found in designated cities. Find cities they serve on their website. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Laguna Beach Animal Shelter 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach (949) 497-3552 www.puplagunabeach.org Provides care for stray animals found in Laguna Beach or Laguna Woods only. Does not accept owner-surrendered pets or animals brought in by the public, but can provide referrals for alternative options. Long Beach Animal Care Services 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-7387 www.longbeach.gov/acs Provides services for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Long Beach, Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. Services also include dog training, low-cost clinics, spay/neuter assistance and humane investigations. Shares site with spcaLA (see listing in this section for more information). Volunteer opportunities available. Mission Viejo Animal Services Center 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 470-3045 www.cmvas.org, www.dawg.org Provides care for stray animals, owner-relinquished animals and animal control services for the residents of Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita only. Staff is available after hours for emergency services only. Applications required for owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Newport Beach Animal Shelter Home Free Rescue and Sanctuary 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (949) 644-3656 www.tinyurl.com/nbanimalshelter Newport Beach Police Department provides care to more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
JustFoodForDogs www.justfoodfordogs.com Anaheim (657) 387-9595 Downtown LA (213) 709-2963 Capistrano Beach (949) 441-4949 Costa Mesa (949) 662-1414 Glendale (747) 221-4057 Long Beach (562) 374-9494 Manhattan Beach (310) 683-2899 Sherman Oaks (747) 208-6900 San Diego (858) 252-7222 West Hollywood (323) 471-4242 Mission Viejo coming soon!
JustFoodForDogs began with one simple, primary objectiveâ€”to increase the quality and length of life for as many dogs as possible through a complete and balanced, healthy, whole-food diet. JFFD makes daily meals and treats for healthy dogs and cats, and prescription and custom-formulated diets for pets with special health issues, such as obesity, digestive disorders, pancreatitis, cancer, food allergies, diabetes, and liver and kidney disease. All recipes are handmade locally with ingredients certified by the USDA for human consumption. Veterinarian developed and scientifically proven to be balanced for canine nutrition and to boost the immune system. Now making cat food too! See ad on the front inside cover. petsguide winter/spring 2017/18 27
poop removal • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) www.petbutler.com Wanna be “poop free?” Leave the dirty job to Pet Butler! They come to your home and clean up after your pet, making life more convenient, enjoyable and safe for pets and their owners. Simply put, it’s what they “doo.” Pet Butler also provides pet stations and supplies to individual yards, parks and multi-family communities. As the largest, oldest and most respected poop scooping service, they have been cleaning up poop and deodorizing the outdoors for close to 20 years. Yes, Pet Butler really is #1 in the “#2” business. Discounts for seniors, disabled and pet-care professionals. Also offers an all-natural odor eliminator spray for yards. In addition to pet waste removal, Pet Butler now offers dog walking services, too! See Day and Overnight Care for details. See ad on page 29.
found animals in Newport Beach only. Donations and volunteers needed. OC Animal Care 561 The City Drive South, Orange (714) 935-6848 www.ocpetinfo.com Provides animal control and shelter services for many Orange County cities (see Emergency Resources for a complete list of cities). Found exotic pets, including reptiles and birds, are adopted by a drawing every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Visit the website for additional services and information, such as Orange County pet laws. Educational tours and volunteer opportunities available. For after-hours information, call (714) 935-7158. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Orange County Humane Society 21632 Newland Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 536-8480 www.ochumanesociety.com Provides care for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Costa Mesa and Garden Grove. Seal Beach Animal Care Center 1700 Adolfo Lopez Drive, Seal Beach (562) 430-4993 www.sbacc.org Provides care and adoption services for stray dogs and cats from Seal Beach only. Southeast Area Animal Control Authority 9777 Seaaca St., Downey (562) 803-3301 www.seaaca.org SEAACA provides temporary care for animals found
within various LA County cities as well as Buena Park and La Palma (see Animal Control under Emergency Resources for a list of cities). They also provide lowcost vaccinations to the public. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-7722 www.spcaLA.com Provides sheltering and adoptions for homeless animals, conducts cruelty investigations, disaster animal rescue, animal training, and humane education programs. Shares site with Long Beach Animal Care Services (see listing in this section). Does not accept owner-relinquished pets or animals brought in by the public. If you adopt a pet, you’ll receive discounts at the Grooming Salon, Marketplace, and training for your dog. Volunteer opportunities available.
training Dog sports, service and therapy animals, and training programs for basic manners, advanced tricks, and behavior correction.
dog sports & fitness Dog-sport classes and clinics. Also see: Parks, Beaches and Trails for places to take your dog, and Training Programs, including city recreation departments for sports classes. All Breed Herding Training www.faswebdesign.com/jerstew/index.htm Classes are available year round to teach all breeds of dogs how to herd sheep. Jerome Stewart teaches class once a week in Long Beach. Class is two hours for $40; preregistration is not required. No previous experience necessary. Email: email@example.com. American Treibball Association (202) 875-9782 www.americantreibballassociation.org Treibball is a reward-based communication game between dog and handler which uses a combination of classic obedience and herding cues. Find local trainers, rules about the sport and more on their website. DASH Dog Agility Sport Handlers www.dashagility.com Regular practice sessions, mentoring program, work-
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shops and seminars, lending library, and annual AKC, USDAA and CPE competitions. Disc Dogs in Southern California www.d2isc.com D2ISC organizes a series of informal play days/clinics for members and prospective members. They also run disc-dog competitions throughout the year, which are open to both club members and non-club members alike. The D2ISC demonstration team performs for dog-related charities, humane societies, and sporting and corporate events. Visit their website for clinic dates, event schedules and contact information. Dog Sports Facilities Classes may include recreational and competition agility, Frisbee, obedience, rally, conformation, musical freestyle, K9 nose work, flyball and treibball. Jump Start Dog Sports - Yorba Linda, (714) 9851555, www.jumpstartdogsports.com. Wags & Wiggles - Tustin, (714) 368-7077; and Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 635-9655, www.wagsandwiggles. com. Zoom Room - Huntington Beach, (714) 7949663, www.zoomroomonline.com. Dog Walking Groups at Meetup.com Visit the website, type “dog walk” in the interest area and your zip code for a list of groups you can join. www.meetup.com Flyball Flyball is a relay race/agility-based team sport for dogs. Local teams include: Surf City Flyball - Classes and tournaments, www.surfcityflyball.com. The Woof Gang Flyball Team - Local classes for the novice and expert, www.woofgangflyballclub.com. For more information, visit the North American Flyball Association at www.nafaflyball.com. • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) www.pawschateau.com Does your pooch never seem to run out of energy? The fitness center at Paws Chateau provides fun and exercise for dogs with one-on-one playtime, a treadmill and a Pit-Ball. See ad with discount coupon on page 12. • Tranquil Pet, Canine Aquatics and Holistic Healing (310) 370-9241 www.tranquilpet.com Do you own a pool? Does your dog “run around” the pool, barking at everyone because he or she is afraid of the water? Have a performance or service dog? Does your dog need to lose weight? Or, does your dog just love to swim? Elderly? Arthritic? Pre/post surgical? Then Tranquil Pet’s warm-water pool is the place for your dog. Animal Massage, Reiki and Pet First-Aid classes also offered (for more details, see Therapy/Rehab). See ad on page 16. Urban Mushing www.urbanmushing.com Mushing-type activities include dog scootering, carting, bikejoring, canicross, skijoring, weight-pulling and dogsledding. Local clinics and meetings are offered. Monthly newbie classes available. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
quality partnerships. Donations welcome and volunteer opportunities (including puppy raising) available. www.cci.org
Programs and organizations that sponsor and/ or train service or therapy animals. • Beagles and Buddies 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley (626) 444-9664 www.beaglesandbuddies.org Beagles and Buddies’ Dogs Help Heal Center partners with Veteran Service Dogs to provide exceptional expert service, rehabilitation, basic and service dog training to safer-tested eligible dogs. Greg Sidberry, head trainer, and Roger Suders prepare and administer certification to trainees and their companions for AKC CGC, APDT class, and Foundation for Service Dog Support. Mr. Sidberry and Mr. Suders have many years of experience in this field, as well as effective training techniques for both canines and humans. Their demeanor is calm, relatable and professional. Please contact B&B to enroll in classes starting January 2018. Also see Adoption and Rescue. See ad on page 6. Service Animals The following organizations provide referrals, information, training and/or service animals, plus ongoing support. Volunteer opportunities available. Canine Angels (888) 592-6457 Places professionally-trained assistance dogs with children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 25 that have physical and developmental disabilities. www.canine-angels.org Canine Companions (800) 572-2275 Provides free, trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, plus ongoing support to ensure
service & therapy animals
Canine Support Teams (951) 301-3625 Provides specially trained assistance/service dogs to people with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational independence. Ask about PAWZ for Wounded Veterans, Prison Pups Program and how to become a puppy raiser. www. caninesupportteams.org Dogs4Diabetics (925) 246-5785 Provides quality medical alert dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement and follow-up services. www.dogs4diabetics.com Guide Dogs for the Blind (800) 295-4050 Provides guide dogs free of charge to individuals with impaired sight. Volunteers and puppy raisers needed. www.guidedogs.com Guide Dogs of America (818) 362-5834 Provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women. Donations welcome and puppy raising opportunities available. www.guidedogsofamerica.org Paws With A Cause (800) 253-7297 Enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained assistance dogs. PAWS increases awareness of the rights and roles of assistance dog teams through education and advocacy. Foster homes and puppy raisers always needed. www.pawswithacause.org Therapy Animals Organizations that sponsor therapy animals that work with schools, libraries, hospitals and convalescent homes. Some city recreation departments offer therapy training for dogs. BARK Therapy Dogs (562) 235-8835 BARK provides therapy dogs to schools and libraries to encourage children to read. BARK dogs also attend community events and visit colleges, hospitals,
• Basic Obedience • Puppy Socialization • Advanced Training • Problem Solving • In-Home Training
senior centers and nursing homes. They evaluate new teams every few months, provide all supplies, and will try to find a location near you. They are a recognized AKC Therapy Dog group. www.barkdogs.org Orange County SPCA (714) 964-4445 Offers four pet-assisted therapy programs. PAWS dogs (Pets Are Wonderful Support) and their owners visit hospitals, assisted living facilities, women’s shelters, and children’s homes throughout Orange County. The Canine Literacy program helps reduce the anxiety students feel when reading aloud. Kindness Kids is a humane education program for grades K-5. PANDA is an innovative program with the Orange County District Attorney’s office where dogs comfort child victims of abuse while their cases are being prepared for trial. www.orangecountyspca.org Pet Prescription Team (562) 694-8090 Assists pet owners in training their pets to become therapy animals. They offer therapy training classes,
• In-Kennel Training • Pre Puppy Set-Ups • Training with Kids • AKC Good Citizen Training • K-9 Socialization
Now offering full service grooming! Dan Atkinson, Certified Trainer (714) 545-2404 • www.KindtoCanines.com more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
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party animals • Animalia Birthday Cakes and Cookies 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Birthday cakes and cookies available. See ad on page 25; coupon on this page.
therapy certification and AKC CGC testing for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, special institutions, libraries and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. www.petprescriptionteam.com
training programs Behavior training for dogs. Also see Dog Sports and Fitness in this section and Parks, Beaches and Trails for places to take your dog. City Recreation Department Training Classes City recreation departments offer a variety of lowcost dog-training classes. Classes may include Dog Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning Flyball, Beginning Frisbee, K9 Work and Play, Canine Agility and more. Contact the following city recreation departments for programs: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Lakewood, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Orange, San Clemente, Seal Beach, Tustin, Westminster, Whittier and Yorba Linda.
16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach 714.377.7630
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• TOP DOG Barkery, Bath & Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (866) TOP-DOG1 www.topdogbarkery.net Made-to-order “Pawty” cakes personalized for any occasion! Birthday? Training graduate? Puppy shower? Call TOP DOG to place your doggie cake order, and they’ll make any four-legged celebration
• Kind to Canines Obedience Training 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com A range of obedience training options to best suit you and your pet. From puppy socialization to problem solving, they do it all. Their in-home training program allows you to be hands-on with your dog’s training from the start. Don’t have the time? They also have training at their kennel located in Newport Beach for 100% obedience in all commands. Whatever the problem, Kind to Canines has a positive solution. Visit their website for in-depth case studies, alumni and testimonials. Also see Day and Overnight Care, and Groomers. See ad on page 29; coupon on this page. • Sea Spot Walk (949) 910-6048 www.seaspotwalk.com/obediencetraining Training your dog can mean the difference between a stressful, anxious, difficult pet and a loving, enjoyable relationship. Dogs and humans communicate in very different ways and Sea Spot Walk is here to bridge that gap! With positive, effective training techniques, they can help solve problem behaviors, teach basic obedience, and show you how to maintain these lessons. They offer a free consultation to determine your dog’s training needs and create a program that works for you. All training sessions are approximately one hour in length and are held in the client’s home or a nearby location depending on the client’s needs. Also see Day and Overnight Care. See ad on page 27.
First Grooming or $3 off next visit*
Grooming • Food • Supplies Seal Beach: 318 Main St., 562-430-7196 Long Beach: Belmont Heights, 3429 E. Broadway, 562-433-3605; Bixby Knolls, 4102 Orange Ave. #113, 562-427-2551; Wags to Whiskers, 5505 E. Stearns St., 562-430-5161 *Grooming - One coupon per customer - $30 min. Products & services vary by location Call for info. Exp. 6/30/18
fun and delicious with one of their fresh-baked creations. Let TOP DOG host your pup’s birthday party! Bring your friends and their dogs to have a fun time celebrating and sampling all the goodies! TOP DOG Barkery is “The Dog Lover’s Boutique and Bakery!” See ad on page 25.
• TOP DOG Barkery, Bath & Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (866) TOP-DOG1 www.topdogbarkery.net Puppy Training Basics, “Kindergarten” classes are held every Tuesday evening. Socialization for young pups is critical for good behavior with other dogs. They develop eye contact and focus skills on mommy and daddy. They offer basic training for pups up to 7 months of age, including sit, stay, down, etc. Four one hour classes for just $99. Call for more information. See ad on page 25. • Wagly Pet Campus 30202 Esperanza, RSM (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin (714) 970-4200 www.wagly.com Two state-of-the-art pet campuses offering training, boarding, veterinary care, daycare and grooming––all under one roof! Obedience training will help your dog learn to listen to your instructions, even when around distractions. Techniques are based on the individual temperament; ensuring a more positive outcome. Certified trainers work with all breeds, sizes and ages, offering basic training and behavior modification, such as overcoming aggression and anxiety issues. They use proven and lasting reward-based methods, providing expert instruction at both ends of the leash. See ad on page 19.
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• Coastal German Shepherd Rescue Visit their website for upcoming events. (714) 5284730. www.coastalgsr.org • German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 974-7762. www.gsroc.org • Animalia’s Food Drive and Teeth Cleaning 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach. (714) 377-7630. www.animaliapetspecialty.com. See ad on page 25; coupon on page 30. Ongoing: Food Drive at Animalia sponsors “No Empty Bowls,” a year-round food drive for homeless animals. The food is distributed by volunteers from OCSPCA. Donations are always needed and most appreciated. Monthly: Low-cost anesthesia-free teeth cleaning and polish. There is a vet on site that gives a checkup (included), vaccines and flea treatments are available for purchase. Crumbs and Whiskers Ongoing: Visit Los Angeles’ first cat cafe—a coffee shop with rescue cats who are up for adoption. Make a reservation online, then hang out with adoptable cats while sipping on coffee or tea. Monday - Tuesday, and Thursday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. Closed Wednesday. Weekday reservations: $22; weekends, $25. 7924 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 8799389. www.crumbsandwhiskers.com • Katella Animal Clinic Vaccine Clinic Thursdays Thursdays: Up to 35% discount offered on all vaccines for dog and cats. 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim. (714) 535-6791. www.katellaclinic.com. See ad on page 17. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County First or second Saturdays: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, support group meets at 12:30 p.m., the first or second Saturday of each month, January - June. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com
CALENDAR Visit website for year-round dates. No reservations required. $25 or pay what you can (PWYC). 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612. (949) 6502442. www.time4therapy.com. See ad on page 15. The Dog Cafe LA Wednesday - Sunday: Play with pups as you grab your coffee fix. All dogs are rescues looking for their forever homes and fosters. Wednesday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. $15 for 55 minutes. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Kids under the age of 5 are not permitted, kids age 5-17 must be with their own parent/legal guardian. Please view detailed minors policy on their website. The Dog Cafe LA, 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. (323) 485-4077. www.thedogcafela.com • TOP DOG Barkery, Bath & Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (866) TOP-DOG1. www.topdogbarkery.net. See ad on page 25. Second Sundays: BOW WOW Brunch - Join TOP DOG Barkery for coffee and donuts for humans, and yummy samples and Woffles for your pups! Second Sunday of every month from 10 a.m. - noon. Sundays: Monthly Meetups - “Sunday Funday” when you book the date to come in with your group for two free hours of hang-out fun. Dogs enjoy the new doggie daycare room plus free samples.
So Cal Pet Expo in Pomona January 6-7: Bring your pet to the So Cal Pet Expo! Check out special appearances, 200+ pet-friendly exhibitors, live demos provided, low-cost vaccinations, giveaways, contests, and much more. Plus a megaadoption event. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission. Fairplex, 101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. www.socalpetexpo.com America’s Family Pet Expo 2017 April 27-29: The Pet Expo is a celebration of pets! Featuring pet accessories and gadgets, animal welfare organizations, pet clubs and associations, petting zoos, pony rides, and animal-centered performances. Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $1015; tickets available at gate and online; check their website for discounts. O.C. Fair and Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.petexpooc.com. Personal pets are not permitted. • Beagles and Buddies’ Big Sunday Service Month in Apple Valley May 1-31: Sign-up to join an existing team or form a team of your own (with family, friends, coworkers) to help Beagles and Buddies with their Big Sunday service month. Bring your camping gear or RV and sleep under the stars and be fed and hydrated by Paw Projects #44, 45 and 46. Volunteers help with adoptions, bathing, walking, and sanctuary ground maintenance. BigSunday. org’s mantra is “Absolutely Everyone has some way that they can help somebody else.” B&B celebrates the entire month with creative activities to help dogs and the people who love them. (323) 549-9944. www.beaglesandbuddies.com, www. bigsunday.org. See ad on page 6.
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career training - groomer • O.C. Academy of Pet Styling 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton, (714) 883-3440 www.ocacademyofpetstyling.net Learn a rewarding career in pet styling. O.C. Academy offers a state-certified grooming school. Lindell and the instructors are trained in the “Golden Paw Method,” celebrating over 50 years of grooming education. Students of all ages can master all of the basic grooming skills with an emphasis on fine finishing. Tool usage and maintenance, safety, cleaning and sanitation, prepping, bathing, blow drying, styling and speed techniques are covered in depth. Accelerated course with limited class size. Call today for a tour! See ad on page 19.
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• Beagles and Buddies Friday - Sunday: Open-house-style adoptions. The rescue would like to receive an emailed application before a visit to get to know adopters better. Since they know their dogs well, they can help pair a good match. Friday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (until 4 p.m. during summer hours). B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary, 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley. Mobile adoptions: Petsmart, 21848 Valley Blvd., City of Industry, Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and Petco, 7262 N. Rosemead Blvd., San Gabriel, Sundays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (until 5 p.m. during summer). Maps/directions and special events, including other mobile adoptions in Costa Mesa, Irvine and other venues, can be found on their website. (626) 444-9664. www. beaglesandbuddies.org
First Fridays: Yappy Hours - Celebrate Yappy Hours at TOP DOG Barkery every month. Fridays, 5-7 p.m.
Rescue Challenge Together we can make a difference! Join Petsguideâ€™s Rescue Challenge! Perform one (or more) of the Acts of Pet Kindness. Then, challenge 3 friends to do the same. Tell us about your good work by email or social media and weâ€™ll enter you to win tickets to the Pet Expo, gift cards and other great prizes.
Acts of Pet Kindness
Send your acts of awesomeness to: firstname.lastname@example.org or post them at www.facebook.com/PetsguideMagazine
1. Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue organization 2. Donate needed goods to local shelters/rescues 3. Volunteer your time at a shelter or pet event 4. Become a pet foster parent 5. Donate cash to an animal organization 6. Other: Be creative and do your own sweet thing! See pages 3-4 for more ideas!
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The Rescue Issue. Find out how to help pets in need, from adopting and fostering to donating your time and needed supplies. Plus, pet resour...
Published on Dec 27, 2017
The Rescue Issue. Find out how to help pets in need, from adopting and fostering to donating your time and needed supplies. Plus, pet resour...