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Celebrate Your Dog It’s their Year!


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• Head held low • Resists to jump • Uneven gait • Drags toes • Yelps with movement • Difficulty squatting • Straining to lift leg

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This year when we updated the information in Petsguide, we were again amazed at what this area offers our BFFs: birthday disco parties, bacon-flavored cocktails at Yappy Hour, dog swim clubs with dock diving, private sheep herding classes, blueberry facials, urban mushing … and that’s just scratching the surface.

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Cats Day & Overnight Care


Emergency & Health Services

11........ Emergency Resources

14...................... End-of-Life

14............... Therapy & Rehab

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Identification & Licensing


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Add to this the fact that it happens to be the Year of the Dog––which only comes around every 12 years––and that means “pawty” time! Since we won’t have another chance to combine all this pawesomeness again until 2030, we’re getting this dog celebration started now. Our editorial on pages 3-4 is a primer to pampering your perfect pooch. And while we know your dog will love you no matter what, we have suggestions to take this way over the top—homemade peanutbutter pumpkin treats anyone? In the process, you’ll find some great resources while increasing the love bond you’ve already started. Fear not cat, bird and reptiles lovers, we’ve got lots of resources for you, too… along with 34 pages of all the practical stuff your pets need/use every day. FYI: The Calendar section is back (you spoke, we listened). Remember to always check our website. We’re updating events regularly, plus you can sign up for The Scoop, a bi-monthly email with the latest and greatest events/tips/deals. Now go party with your pup!


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hoever said “It’s a dog’s life” clearly didn’t read this issue of Petsguide because they’d see that today’s furry friends have it pretty darn good. There are doggie gyms and dog parks all over the place, even dine-in doggie menus and birthday cakes. Since it’s the Year of the Dog, we’ve chased down some extra special ways to celebrate your four-legged friend and show ‘em that they’re a Good Dog, yes, they are, yes they are.

1) Take Them Somewhere Special Hit a Dog Park or Beach

Take them to a dog beach or dog park to give them a chance to run around like maniacs and get in a little social time. Dogs are kinda like toddlers—they need to get their energy out. And a worn out dog is a dog who isn’t quite as interested in chewing up your shoe. (No guarantees. Shoes are pretty tempting...) If you’re looking for the dog equivalent of a rave, try a super popular spot like Dog Beach in Huntington Beach (www.dogbeach.org). For more controlled chaos, try the El Dorado Park Dog Park in Long Beach. Like many dog parks, it has separate areas for big and little dogs. And if you and your dog prefer a more chill vibe, look for a small neighborhood park. Check out pages 1820 for lots of options.

dogs, hamburger or peanut butter bones. There’s even a low-fat entrée for dogs who haven’t been hitting the dog park enough. Dogs at The Lazy Dog Restaurants (www.lazydogrestaurants.com) can feast on rice with chicken or hamburger and enjoy a nice big bowl of water. Spot can also sample the fare from the dog menus at The Attic in Long Beach (www.theatticonbroadway.com) and several Rock & Brews locations (www.rockandbrews. com). (Google your town and the phrase “dog menu” to find nearby options.) For dogs that prefer going out for dessert, most Sprinkles locations have sugar-free cupcakes frosted with yogurt and Starbucks has “pupuccinos” on its secret menu (it’s a free cup of whipped cream, shhh!). Keep in mind that even at super dog-friendly places, dogs have to behave, be leashed and, sorry, no eating from each others’ plates.

3) Get Your Dog Moving Get physical with your dog at an indoor dog park or doggie gym. Zoom Room in Huntington Beach (www.zoomroom.com) offers a variety of classes to teach your dog agility, obedience and tricks. There are also playgroups so your dog can learn to socialize with other hounds. They are always supervised



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pert who knows the Secret Wisdom of soft fluffy fur. “We use professional grade dog shampoos and conditioners, the best top-of-the-line products. Plus the brushing with a blow dry leaves a smooth silky finish, which most people will not do at home,” says Karen Mahmalji, owner of Top Dog Barkery (www.topdogbarkery.net). If your dog requires uber-pampering, Paws Chateau in Huntington Beach (www.pawschateau.com) offers a full-on spa day with massages, pawdicures, facials and aromatherapy. If you’re sticking with the bathtub at home, remember human shampoo isn’t good for dogs and actually can encourage parasites and bacteria.

5) Take Them to Yappy Hour Is your dog a socialite? Then they simply must be seen at The Yappy Hour at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel (www.ritzcarlton.com) for the water flavored with bacon, chicken or beef. (If none of those are your drink, try the more hu-

9 Ways to Pamper Your Pooch If you’re a dog park or beach newbie, there are rules of etiquette—some of them are for safety, some are so other dog owners don’t glare at you. Dogs should be older than four months old, spayed or neutered, and not pregnant or in heat. They should already be socialized, not dog-reactive and able to follow basic commands, especially the one when they actually come when called. Pick up after your pet and even though some parks have bags, bring a few of your own just in case. Keep an eye on your dog and put big dogs in the big dogs section, small dogs in the small dog area to minimize the chances of terrorizing/being terrorized. And if your dog seems super frightened or doesn’t seem comfortable at the park, don’t force them to be sociable. Some dogs, just like some people, would rather hang out at home.

2) Dine with Your Dog Although it’s officially legal to have your dog sit with you outside on any restaurant patio in California, “legal” is different than “welcomed.” Call ahead to make sure that a restaurant is dog-friendly, or even better, find one that actively reaches out to doggie diners. At The Park Bench Cafe in Huntington Beach (www.parkbenchcafe. com), there’s a special dog menu including hot more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

by a trainer in case a dog isn’t getting the idea. Your canine can also up their doggie skills by taking classes to work on their Frisbee game, learn scent work and/or improve their manners at home at Jump Start Dog Sports (www.jumpstartdogsports.com). Check the Dog Sports section on pages 25-26 for tons of cool ideas including walking groups, flyball and even sheep herding classes.

4) Pamper Your Pup

Give Them The Royal Bath Treatment Turn your dirty dog into a (temporarily) clean pooch with an extra special bath. If you don’t mind getting a little wet (that is, completely soaked), you can go the self-serve route. At most DIY groomer locations (list on pages 17-18) they provide shampoo and conditioner, ear-cleaning pads, brushes, Furminator, towels and aprons to keep you dry–– some even offer blueberry facials! If you can never quite recreate that silky feel dogs get post-groomer, you’ll have to go to an ex-

man-appropriate Merlot Over and Play Dead or Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon.) Yappy Hours are also available at Healthy Spot locations and the Paw Bar in Belmont Shore’s Pussy and Pooch (www.pussyandpooch.com/belmont-shore) where dogs can dine on a selection of meats, simmering stews and freshly prepared bowls, plus dog beer and a dessert. Doggie bags are available for takeout orders, natch. petsguide summer/fall 2018 3

6) Let Them Eat Cake A party for your dog? Yes, please. At Zoom Room (www.zoomroom.com), dog partiers get exclusive use of the gym, food, a mini-agility lesson and Doggy Disco, which involves flashing lights, your choice of music and a bunch of crazy dogs chasing each other. Pussy and Pooch (www.pussyandpooch.com/ belmont-shore), a place that doesn’t shy away from a double entendre, opens their luxe Paw Bar to dogs and their friends to “party with your bitches.” And Top Dog (www.topdogbarkery.net) offers free “Barkday Pawties” with singing, photos, and doggie treat gift bags, if you order customized K-9 cake. (Dog cake flavors including Peanut Butter Cake, Pumpkin and Apples-n-Oats with optional bacon.) Do dogs dig it? “Most dogs act like little kids at a child’s birthday party!” says Mahmalji of Top Dog Barkery. “They get excited, they run around with each other, and in pup games, they perform tricks for treats.”

7) Buy Them Something Special The ideal toy is something durable, reusable and entertaining. And if a treat is somehow involved, you’re golden. KONG toys (www.kongcompany.com) are longtime favorites because they’re sturdy and dogs really have to work to get at the treats inside. The well-made dog puzzles by Nina Ottosson (www. nina-ottosson.com) are good for smart and/or bored dogs because they add a little challenge to accessing those treats. If you have a super energetic dog, a ChuckIt! Ball Launcher (www.chuckit-toys.co.uk) will help get their energy out (for now) by launching a ball far, far away. And chewers will like the insanely sturdy GoughNuts Ring (www.goughnuts.com). If your dog somehow manages to chew into it, it will reveal a colored layer that reminds you to get a new toy, stat. For simple fetch games, go with classics like a tennis ball, a dog Frisbee or sturdy rope toy.

8) Splurge and Take a Road Trip If you can afford it, take your posh pooch to The Ritz Carlton in Laguna Niguel (www.ritzcarlton.com) for a weekend getaway, including such amenities as a hand-painted water dish, a plush doggie bed, a chew toy, a doggie menu and a Vista View dog walking trail map. At La Casa Del Camino in La-

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guna Beach (www.lacasadelcamino.com), there’s a welcome treat and special toy for all good puppers at the front desk, pet-friendly dining at the Rooftop Lounge and staffers who know the best local hikes, dogs beaches and pet-friendly businesses. If you and Fido accidentally left your disposable income in your other wallet, La Quintas and Motel 6s aren’t fancy but they’re dog-friendly and don’t tack on an extra pet fee. Or you can “ruff” it with your dog on a camping trip. Pets are welcome at many of our local stunning SoCal campsites including Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach and O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon.

9) Make Them Something Nice Dogs are not known for their culinary discernment, but just because they’ll happily eat that old piece of OMG-what-the-heck-IS-that? they found on the sidewalk doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a home-cooked dinner. And when you’re making the food yourself, you’ll know you’re giving them only the good stuff. Here’s an easy recipe to try at home: – 6 c water – 1 lb ground turkey – 2 c brown rice – 1 tsp dried rosemary – 8 oz frozen cauliflower, carrots and broccoli mixture Place the water, ground turkey, rice, and rosemary into a large pot. Stir until the ground turkey is broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate until using. (source: Allrecipes.com) If you want your dog to have homemade dog food, but don’t actually want to be the one at home making it, you can have it delivered to your doorstep. OC Doggie Dinners (www.ocdoggiedinners. com) offers five different entrees made with simple, healthy ingredients like fish and yams. JustFoodForDogs (www.justfoodfordogs.com) will set you up with personalized meals based on your dog’s age, activity level and breed. Bone appetite!

No matter what you choose to do, or not do, your dogs will love you anyway. They just want to be hanging out with you, especially if it involves a W-A-L-K. As long as you’re giving them enough pets (correct amount: 87 billion. Per day.) and there are no jerky squirrels in your yard, you’re gonna be just fine.

Bake Your Dog Happy With Homemade Treats You can trick out these treats by using cookie cutters to make bone shapes or just make plain old circles. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect—dogs aren’t exactly picky.

Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats – 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour – 2 eggs – ½ cup canned pumpkin – 2 tablespoons peanut butter – ½ teaspoon salt – ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a ½-inch-thick roll. Cut into ½-inch pieces. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes. Source: Allrecipes.com

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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: 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. See ad on page 7. • 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

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

www.gsroc.org View our wish list to help our dogs! www.gsroc.org/donate.html

California to Mexico. Adoptable shepherds and shepherd mixes are available ranging in age from puppies to seniors (visit their website for a list of available dogs). Foster homes are always needed. Tax-deductible donations welcome. See the “Events” page on their website for upcoming adoptions. See ad on this page. • German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (714) 974-7762 www.gsroc.org German Shepherd dogs are legendary for their intelligence, beauty and loyalty. German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehomes purebred German Shepherds that have lost their homes due to unfortunate circumstances. Last year, they found loving homes for over 300 purebred dogs. Visit their website to donate, adopt, volunteer or surrender a dog. Adoption events are held every weekend at area pet retailers, see website for locations. See ad on this page. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center Cat Adoptions 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 front and back inside covers. All-Breed Rescue Groups A Home 4 Ever Rescue www.ahome4everrescue.org Animal Assistance League of OC  (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.org Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation  (747) 998-5568 14456 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks www.animalhopeandwellness.org Animals Rule Placement Foundation www.animalsrule.org Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement www.barksoflove.org BFF K9 Rescue Small breeds only. www.bffk9rescue.org Cuddly Canines Rescue Rescues pregnant dogs and litters under eightweeks old from shelters. www.cuddlycanines.com Designer Dog Rescue www.designerdogrescue.com

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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

Pet Adoption Connection  Rescues dogs and cats. www.petadoptionconnection.org

(714) 494-6024

Pet Project Foundation  (949) 595-8899 Rescue partner with Coastal Animal Services Authority Shelter for Dana Point and San Clemente. www.petprojectfoundation.org Priceless Pets Rescue  (909) 203-3695 Adoption centers in Chino Hills and Claremont. www.pricelesspetrescue.org Pups and Pals  (562) 713-5103 Primarily a dog rescue, occasional cats, birds and small animals are available. www.pupsandpals.net Recycled Dog Rescue  www.recycledlovedogrescue.org Rescue Me! Purebred and mixed animals from individuals, families, shelters and rescue groups needing to place them in an emergency. www.rescueme.org

Adopt-A-Saint  www.adoptasaint.org

(949) 295-3641

Afghan Hound Rescue of So. Cal.  (909) 305-0552 www.ahrsc.org Akita Angels www.akitaangels.org Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue www.akkrescue.com American Black and Tan Coon Hound Rescue www.coonhoundrescue.com American Maltese Rescue  (707) 964-4592 www.americanmalteserescue.org ARA Canine Rescue  Rescues and places huskies. www.alleysrescuedangels.org

(951) 532-0491

Aussie Rescue SoCal www.aussierescuesocal.com

Sparky and the Gang www.tinyurl.com/sparkygang

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

GreenDog Foundation www.greendogfoundation.org

Stella’s Hope www.stellashope.org

Bichon FurKids Rescue www.bichonfurkids.org

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

The Dog Cafe LA  (323) 485-4077 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. www.thedogcafela.com

K9 Spirit Organization www.k9spirit.org

The Little Red Dog Rescue www.thelittlereddog.com

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

Karma Rescue  www.karmarescue.org

(310) 512-7833

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

The Pet Adoption Center of OC  www.adoptocpets.org

(949) 858-1000

The Pet Rescue Center www.thepetrescuecenter.org (661) 556-7178

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

(858) 229-4972

Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation  (714) 328-8661 Specializes in rescue transport. Gcampagne3@ gmail.com. www.waggintrails.org

No Stray Left Behind Small breeds. www.nostrayleftbehind.com

Wallis Annenberg PetSpace (424) 384–1801 Annenberg PetSpace is a unique community space featuring an interactive place for pet adoptions, an education center, and a leadership institute. www. annenbergpetspace.org

Noah’s Bark Dog Rescue www.noahs-bark.org

Bird Rescues See Birds and Reptiles for an avian rescue.

Pardon Me www.pardonmeinc.org

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

Paw Prints in the Sand  (949) 203-4504 Also rescues small animals and farm animals. www.pawprintsinthesand.org 6 petsguide summer/fall 2018

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

(310) 862-0044

Camp Cocker Rescue  (800) 431-5911 www.campcocker.com

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

Boston Buddies  (310) 364-4543 www.bostonbuddies.org

Dachshund Rescues So. Cal. Dachshund Relief, (562) 694-6868, www. scdr.org. Dachshund Paws and Pals Rescue, www. dachshundpaws.org. Dachshund Rescue and Placement, www.doxykeeper.net. Dachshund Rescue of LA, www.dachshundrescueoflosangeles.com. English Springer Rescue America www.springerrescue.org French Bulldog Rescue Network www.frenchbulldogrescue.org German Shepherd Rescues German Shepherd Safe Haven, (949) 363-5254, www.gssafehaven.org. Westside German Shepherd Rescue, www.sheprescue.org. Also see Coastal German Shepherd and German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County listed in this section. Great Pyrenees Association So. Cal. (909) 887-8201 www.greatpyrrescue.org Greyhound Rescues CalGAP, www.calgap.org. FastFriends Greyhound Adoption, (800) 298-5743, www.fastfriends.org. more at www.petsguidemagazine.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. Leonberger Rescue Pals www.lrpals.org

(866) 757-7257

volunteer • sponsor • adopt • foster • attend classes

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 beagles@beaglesandbuddies.org

Maltese Rescue California www.malteserescuecalifornia.org Miniature Schnauzer and Friends Rescue www.msfr.org

Westie Rescue of OC and Beyond (all of California) www.westierescueoc.com

OCPoundHounds Small Breed Rescue Pomeranian and papillon. www.ocpoundhounds.com

Cat Rescues See Cats for kitten and cat rescues.

Old English Sheepdog Rescue  (310) 392-3366 www.oesrescue.com

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.

Orange County Pit Bull Rescue www.ocpbr.org Pei People Shar Pei Rescue www.peipeople.com Pug Rescues Pug Nation Rescue of LA, (310) 327-7871, www. pugnationla.org. Pugs ‘n Pals, (949) 262-7843, www.pugdogrescue.com. Retrievers and Friends of So. Cal.  (951) 696-2428 www.retrieversandfriends.com Russell Rescue California www.russellrescueca.com Scottish Terrier Rescue So. Cal.  (714) 893-5821 Email: scottiedogrescue@gmail.com Shiba Rescues Saving Shibas, www.savingshibasinc.org. Shiba Club of So. Cal., www.shibaclubofsocal.com. So. Cal. Bull Terrier Rescue  (818) 594-4177 www.btrescue.us So. Cal. Bulldog Rescue  www.socalbulldogrescue.org

(714) 612-0265

So. Cal. Golden Retriever Rescue  (866) 299-1899 www.scgrrescue.org Southland Collie Rescue (949) 858-0298, Orange County; and (310) 3665573, Los Angeles. www.collie.org Southland Sheltie Rescue  (562) 697-9784 www.adoptasheltie.com United Yorkie Rescue www.unitedyorkierescue.org more at www.petsguidemagazine.com



www.cppa4pigs.org. Honey, I Shrunk the Pigs, (714) 507-5588, www.honeyishrunkthepigs.com/rescue. SCAMPP (Southern California Association for Miniature Potbellied Pigs), www.scampp.com. Bunny and Rabbit Rescues Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue - 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. Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter www.farmsanctuary.org

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

Orange County Cavy Haven  (714) 242-7548 Adoption of rescued Guinea pigs from shelters. www.facebook.com/cavyhaven

Multi-Species Rescue Pig Rescues California Potbellied Pig Assoc., (925) 937-9045,

Red Bucket Rescue Rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of horses and donkeys. Tours and visiting hours, Sunday, 1-4

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Grey Save, www.greysave.org. Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation - Southern California, www. socaligrescue.com.


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Grand-Paws Senior Sanctuary  (661) 286-2066 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.

cats 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. • 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 13; coupon on page 18. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center Cat Adoption 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com In an effort to help ease over-population from nearby shelters, IVHC is housing nearly 50 rescue cats, and are seeking kitten bottle feeders, fosters and adopting families. Most of the cats are under one year old and well socialized, with great personalities. The cats are spay/neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. $50 adoption fee; includes carrier and case of food. Come in for a meet ‘n greet! If not a purrrfect match, IVHC will accept the cat back. See ad on front and back inside covers. • 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 with coupons on page 7. • 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 back cover. • LaunderPet www.launderpet.com Self-service cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations, for just $12. Fullservice cat grooming is available at all locations. See ad on page 17; coupon on page 26. Cat Rescues Also see: Adoption and Rescue.

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A Cat’s Tale www.acatstale.org Blue Bell Foundation for Cats  (949) 494-1586 Appointments required for visiting. Volunteer opportunities available. 20982 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www.bluebellcats.org Caring Friends Cat Rescue www.caringfriendscatrescue.com Cat Paws The Helen Sanders Cat Protection and Welfare Society. www.helensanderscatpaws.com Cats In Need of Human Care www.catsinneed.com Crumbs and Whiskers Los Angeles’ first cat cafe experience. Crumbs and Whiskers provides a space for guests to enjoy their favorite cafe beverages alongside some of LA’s most eligible and adorable felines. All the cats were rescued, and are available for adoption. See Calendar for full listing. 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  (714) 997-0868 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  (714) 815-4300 www.ocsmallpaws.org Second Chance  (714) 487-1518 www.secondchancepetadoptions.org So. California Siamese Rescue  www.cs.siameserescue.org www.tinyurl.com/SiameseFB

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Stray Cat Alliance www.straycatalliance.org The Cat Cove www.thecatcove.com Zoey’s Place Rescue (310) 897-9422 www.facebook.com/zoeysplacerescue more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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

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The Cat Care Clinic  (714) 282-2287 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 in this section 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.




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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 in-

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home dog boarding and pet sitting. www.rover.com, www.wagwalking.com • Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda (714) 985-1330 www.countrycarepetresorts.com Nestled off the beaten track in Yorba Linda, Country Care Pet Resort is a full-service board, care, day 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 page 9. • 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: homeofhunter@aol.com. See ad on page 11. • 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 7 with coupons.

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• 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 day care services are not offered, dogs have the option of day training where they come in for the day to train with Dan as well as participate in off-leash socialization with groups of dogs. At the end of the day, Dan conducts a private lesson with the owner and assigns “homework.” See ad on page 1; coupon on page 26. • 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. 24hour 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 this page. • 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: draymond@ petbutler.com. Also see Poop Removal. See ad on page 25. • What’s Up Dog Pet Sitting (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 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 9. • 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 Day Care 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 more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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

emergency resources Emergency services and resources for all animals. Also see: Adoption and Rescue, and in this section, End-of-Life and Veterinary Services. What is an emergency? Here are a few “need-to-go-to-the-emergencyroom-now” signs: 1) Difficulty, abnormal or no breathing. 2) Loss of consciousness or collapse. 3) Shock: weak, rapid pulse, pale gums, cool limbs, low body temperature. 4) Bloat: drooling, swollen belly, extreme anxiety, pacing, attempt to vomit or defecate unsuccessfully. 5) Any burns or gaping wounds. 6) Seizures. 7) Profuse, repeated vomiting or diarrhea. 8) Depression, lethargy, weakness, bumping into things. 9) Near-drowning. 10) Electric shock. Whenever possible, call ahead before transporting, so the emergency clinic can be prepared. Note: If you’re unsure, you can always call an emergency animal hospital or vet and ask! After-Hours Veterinarians Find vets in your area online (search: veterinary offices open after 6 p.m., plus your city).

• Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. Services include emergency care, such as oxygen, suction, intubation and IV treatment; emergency, inter-hospital and long-distance transports; in-home euthanasia; body removal; and cremation services. Ambulance stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. All staff are registered veterinarian technicians and emergency medical technicians trained in animal first aid and CPR. The company is operated under a veterinarian license. See ad on page 13; and handy cut-out on page 18.


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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 Long Beach Animal Care Services  (562) 570-7387 Also serves Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. www.longbeach.gov/acs

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

Mission Viejo Animal Services  (949) 470-3045 Serves Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita. www. cityofmissionviejo.org/departments/animal-services

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Beach, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dove Canyon, El Modena, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Midway City, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rossmoor, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Tustin Foothills, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. www.ocpetinfo.com Santa Ana Animal Control  (714) 245-8792 Santa Ana only. www.tinyurl.com/santaanaanimallicense Southeast Area Animal Control  (562) 803-3301 Serves Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Buena Park, Downey, La Palma, Lakewood, Montebello, Norwalk, Paramount, Pico Rivera, South El Monte, South Gate, Santa Fe Springs and Vernon. www.seaaca.org Westminster Animal Control  (714) 548-3201 Westminster only. Emergency line, (714) 548-3212. www.tinyurl.com/WestminsterAC Deceased Animal Pickup/Removal Orange County Animal Care Services, (714) 935-6848 or after hours, (714) 935-7158, www.ocpetinfo.com; and LA County Department of Animal Care and Control, (562) 940-6898, www.animalcare.lacounty.gov. Dog-Fighting, Cock-Fighting & Animal-Cruelty Hotlines Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force  (213) 486-0450 24-hour notification hotline. Email: actf@lapd.lacity. org. www.tinyurl.com/LAanimaltaskforce LA Dog-Fighting Hotline (877) NO2FITE (662-3483) A 24-hour tip line for Los Angeles residents to report any information about dog-fighting rings, an upcoming dog fight or individuals involved in dog fighting. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still collect up to $5,000 if the information leads to an arrest or conviction. Please note, if there is a dog fight in progress, call 911. www.reportdogfight.com Humane Society Dog-Fighting or Cock-Fighting Hotline (877) TIP-HSUS (847-4787) A nationwide tip line. Your identity is protected if you call to report tips about dog-fighting/cock-fighting or suspected fighting. Reward money for reporting is up to $5,000. www.tinyurl.com/humanesocietyhotlines Emergency Animal Hospitals When possible, notify staff of your situation prior to arrival. For information on non-emergency and specialty care, see Veterinary Services. Animal Emergency Referral Center (310) 325-3000 24-hour emergency services. 3511 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. A, Torrance. www.aercvet.com • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County  (949) 364-6228 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 12 petsguide summer/fall 2018

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 a certified 501c3 rescue. 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 24-hour emergency care. 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. 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 15. 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 VCA 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. vcahospitals.com/yorba-regional 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 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 Craigslist, 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.findtoto.com, www.fidofinder.com, www.pipmypet.com, www. thecenterforlostpets.com and www.whistle.com, “Amber Alerts” for lost or stolen pets; fees apmore at www.petsguidemagazine.com

ply. Tip: Always have your dog wear license and ID tags, and invest in an ID microchip (keep your contact information current) for quick returns.

Pet CPR/First-Aid 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/animal-poison-control. Pet Poison Helpline, (855) 764-7661, $59 per incident, www.petpoisonhelpline.com. SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART) In a disaster, they provide temporary animal sheltering and support rescue efforts. Animal Evacuation Shelter classes also offered. For a pet emergency disaster kit checklist, visit their website under “News and Information.” www.scart.us Wildlife Services Critter Catchers  (949) 497-5046 Offers humane solutions to problematic wildlife. Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Email: crittercatchers@cox.net. Critter Control  (800) 274-8837 Provides animal removal and animal prevention services. Serves Orange County and San Diego. www. crittercontrol.com 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 more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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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.marspecialists.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 strand 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 sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. 21900 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. www.wwccoc.org

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If you have found an animal: 1) Check for ID tags, 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 24. At the shelter, the animal will be scanned for microchip ID and logged. Generally, stray animals are held for an owner-reclamation period prior to being available for adoption. If you are worried about the life of the animal, always ask the shelter about their policy before taking the animal in. Tip: Many rescue organizations offer advice and assistance, you can find rescues on pages 5-8. 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 11).

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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.tinyurl.com/aspcagriefcounseling. Laura Lesneski - Pet grief life coaching by phone only, (951) 505-3942, www.petgrieflifecoach.com.

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

(949) 650-2442 www.Time4Therapy.com

end-of-life 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. • A Pet’s Farewell (949) 375-7908 www.apetsfarewell.com A Pet’s Farewell provides in-home veterinary hospice and euthanasia services in Southern California. Serving Orange County, Long Beach and surrounding areas. “When It’s Time To Say Good Bye, There’s No Place Like Home.” • Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Their goal in providing in-home euthanasia, body removal and cremation services is to make the transition easier for both your pet and your family. By providing this service at home, they can create a sense of comfort. Like us, pets are most comfortable at home—being able to pass at home with all the love and support that a family provides can make the process so much easier. See ad on page 13; and handy cut-out on page 18. 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

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• Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com It is important to Dr. Woods that each patient has a chance to a dignified progression of life. Whether it be a consultation for a wheelchair fitting or rental, electro acupuncture, pain management, or having to help a client make a challenging decision, Dr. Woods will be there to offer comfort and support. Saying goodbye to your beloved pet can be easier in the comfort of your own home. Often, it is soothing for them to be surrounded by the family they love in a familiar environment. Dr. Woods offers house calls to his patients for a variety of reasons to keep them comfortable and stress-free. See ads on front and back inside covers. • 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 back cover. Pet Cemeteries and Crematoriums Pet Haven Cemetery and 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 this page.

therapy & rehab Therapy and rehabilitation, such as massage, chiropractic and/or holistic alternative medicine for dogs, cats, small animals and horses. • B & B Pharmacy - Compounding & Health Center 10244 Rosecrans Ave., Bellflower (562) 866-8363 www.bbpharmacy.com Having trouble giving your pet their medicines? Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs and size, B & B Pharmacy tailors dosages. By compounding the medication, this assures that your animal receives the proper dosage they need, and it also becomes a treat for the animal and not a hassle for you. Flavors include chicken or fruit, and in various dosage forms like treats, oral suspensions and more. 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 overall improved functional mobility. Rehabilitation is beneficial in treating many conditions, including arthritis, post-surgical treatment, accidents or trauma, pain, gait abnormalities, hip or elbow dysplasia, knee injuries, disc disease, undiagnosed lameness, age-related issues, and weight loss/gain. See ad on page 15. • 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. For complete listing, see Veterinary Services. See ad on page 1. • 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 more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

• 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 21. • 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.

Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, Anaheim, (714) 9218700, www.vcahospitals.com/yorba-regional.


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 front and back inside covers.

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

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) 813-4107, www. pawsonthego.net. Two Hands Four Paws, Los Angeles, (310) 475-8555, www.twohandsfourpaws.com. VCA more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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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 13; and handy cut-out on page 18. • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 364-6228 www.aucsoc.com Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian is not available. It is the only facility in 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. For a complete listing see page 12; ad on page 13. • B & B Pharmacy 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 chicken or fruit, and in various dosage forms like treats, oral suspensions and more. See ad with discount offer 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 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 15. • 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 16 petsguide summer/fall 2018

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 1. • Eye Care for Animals www.eyecareforanimals.com The doctors and staff at Eye Care for Animals are committed to providing the highest level of medical and surgical ophthalmic care available. ECFA is continually exploring new technologies to provide the latest in diagnostics and treatment for your pet family member. Locations in Culver City, La Mesa, Palm Desert, Pasadena, San Diego, Torrance, Tustin, Upland and Woodland Hills. See ad on page 29. • 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 front and back inside covers. • 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 7 with coupons. • Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to inhome, end-of-life care for pets. They work with families on quality-of-life assessments, pain and anxiety management, end-of-life consultations and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of the pet’s favorite place—home. See End-of-Life for complete listing; ad on back cover. Mobile Vets and Home Euthanasia 911 Vets, LA County only, (866) 491-1838, www.911vets.com. A Mobile Vet, South OC only, (949) 495-5475. Assist An Angel, (714) 838-9355, www. assistanangel.com. Dr. White’s Veterinary Mobile Clinic, South Bay, Long Beach and parts of North Orange County, (310) 517-1832 or (310) 968-8370. Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California, (657) 2217500, www.homepeteuthanasia.com. In-Home Final Pet Care, (714) 924-7675, www.inhomefinalpetcare. com. Simply Housecalls, South OC Only, (949) 2159119, www.drsilviamobilevet.com. Veterinary House-

calls, South Orange County, (949) 498-9588, www. vethc.com. Also see End-of-Life in this section. • 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 15. • 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 19.

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. • Celebrity Paw Spa, Pet Spa and Mobile Grooming 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton (714) 447-0141 www.celebritypawspa.com Celebrity Paw Spa is a luxury pet spa offering inmore at www.petsguidemagazine.com

• Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda (714) 985-1330 www.countrycarepetresorts.com 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 professional groomers have been helping pets look and feel their best for over 26 years! Their groomers know just how to make each pet feel comfortable and pampered. See ad on page 9. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Grooming services include breed clip, hand drying and professional styling. Appointments can be scheduled along with veterinary or boarding visits, or independently. A Capstar tablet for flea prevention can be administered if necessary. See ad on page 7 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 1; coupon on page 26. • 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 pickup 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 26. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

• 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 2018! Check out their great reviews on Yelp! They specialize in all-breed pet grooming, de-matting, flea treatments, dental care, nail trimming/polishing and the FURminator®. The FURminator helps reduce your pet’s shedding 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 26.


store grooming and mobile grooming services. Mobile services are offered in the Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Orange, Placentia, and Yorba Linda areas. The pet spa, formerly Lisha’s Grooming Salon, is professionally run since 1985. All groomers are pet first-aid and CPR certified. See ad on this page.

DIY Grooming Locations Also see: LaunderPet listed in this section. Animalia  (714) 377-7630 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach www.animaliapetspecialty.com Bark Bath Self-Serve Dog Wash  (949) 514-3264 2263 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa www.barkbath.com Bixby Knolls Car Wash and Pet Wash  (562) 595-6666 Full service car wash and self-serve dog wash. 577 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach www.tinyurl.com/bixbypetwash Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies  (562) 494-1660 4700 PCH, Long Beach. www.centinelafeed.com Dirty Dog Wash  (714) 960-7002 504 Main St. Ste. C, Huntington Beach www.dirtydogwash.com Dirty Paws  (562) 420-2277 4501 E. Carson Ave., Ste. 102, Long Beach Doggie Spa  (714) 374-8777 19365 Main St., #103, Huntington Beach www.thedoggiespa.net EarthWise Pet Huntington Beach  (657) 204-2840 8901 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach www.earthwisepet.com/huntingtonbeach

My Pretty Puppy  4947 Lincoln Ave., Cypress www.myprettypuppy.com

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Penny’s Pup Wash  445 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa www.pennyspupwash.com

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Pet Food Express (562) 728-1737 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach www.petfoodexpress.com spcaLA Pet Hotel and Grooming Salon  (562) 206-1375 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach. www.spcala.com


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1-(866) 4PET-911 • www.MyPet2Vet.com Serving All of Southern California Super Suds Laundromat and Dog Wash  (562) 436-1859 While your clothes are washing and drying, you can also bathe your dog. 250 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. www.supersuds.com The Mud Puppy  (949) 951-3414 22902 Los Alisos, Unit O, Mission Viejo www.ocmudpuppy.com The Paw Spa  (562) 433-1330 4110 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach www.thepawspa.com Your Elegant Pet  4332 South St., Lakewood. www.yourelegantpet.com

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identification & licensing Resources for microchips, GPS collars and pet tags for identification, including information about where and how to license your pet. Identification GPS Collars - 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.gundogsupply.com, www.amazon.com, and www.pettracker.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. Also see Calendar for low-cost microchip clinics. Pet Tags - For instant tags, automated machines may be found at larger pet stores. If you are looking for an alternative to the jingling “tin-tag,” consider slide-on tags, embroidered collars, wooden tags or rubber tag silencers. Licensing: Where and How License discounts are often offered for spay and neutered animals and pets of senior citizens. Appli18 petsguide summer/fall 2018

cations 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 Balboa, Corona Del Mar, Monarch Beach and Newport Coast. By phone or online only. www.petdata.com Garden Grove Animal Care Services (800) 510-7734 Serves Garden Grove only. 13802 Newhope St., Garden Grove. www.petdata.com, 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.irvineanimals.org. 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. 150 N. Euclid St., 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 Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita. 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. www.cityofmissionviejo.org/ departments/animal-services OC Animal Care  (714) 935-6848 See Animal Control on page 11 for a complete list of cities served. 1630 Victory Road, Tustin. www.ocpetinfo.com Santa Ana Licensing  (714) 647-5257 Serves Santa Ana only. 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. www.tinyurl.com/SAanimalcontrol

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

parks, beaches, & 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. 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) 765-5155 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. 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 more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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

Ralph B. Clark Regional Park (714) 973-3170 104-acre park with hiking trails. 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park. www.ocparks.com/parks/ralph

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

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 Fullerton Pooch Park  (714) 738-3330 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Wednesdays for maintenance. 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullerton. www.tinyurl.com/fullertonpoochpark Garden Grove The Barking Lot  (714) 741-5200 Open: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Ave. www.tinyurl.com/thebarkinglot Huntington Beach Best Friend Dog Park and Huntington Beach Central Park (714) 536-5486 Central Park offers 350-acres with walking trails and 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 Dog Beach  (714) 841-8644 1½ miles of beach where dogs may be off-leash in the water and on wet sand daily, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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 Laguna Woods Laguna Woods Dog Park (949) 639-0500 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. Ridge Route at Peralta Drive. Lakewood Home Run Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Closed Monday, 7-10 a.m. for maintenance. Rynerson Park, 20711 Studebaker Road. (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408. www.tinyurl.com/ lakewooddogpark Long Beach (562) 570-3111 www.longbeach.gov, www.tinyurl.com/LBdogparks Bixby Park (562) 570-1601 Open: Monday - Friday, 3-6 p.m. 130 Cherry Ave. Coolidge Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 352 Neece Ave. Downtown Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Lincoln Park, Broadway and Pacific Ave.


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

PET CANCER AWARENESS 10 POINTERS Maintain a regular schedule of wellness exams with your family veterinarian. If you notice any of the signs below, call them for an appointment right away.

1. Unusual swellings that persist or grow 2. Sores that do not heal 3. Weight loss 4. Loss of appetite 5. Unusual bleeding or discharge 6. Offensive odor 7. Difficulty eating or swallowing 8. Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina 9. Persistent lameness or stiffness 10. Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating Los Angeles (310) 558-6120 9599 Jefferson Blvd. • Culver City

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

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

South Bay (310) 693-5890 2551 West 190th St. • Torrance

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El Dorado Regional Park and Dog Park More than 660 acres with walking trails. El Dorado West, 2800 Studebaker Road, (562) 5703225. El Dorado East, vehicle entry: $5-8, cash only, annual passes available; 7550 E. Spring St., (562) 570-1771. Dog park is located in El Dorado East, Area II; open daily, dawn to dusk, (562) 570-3150.

University Drive, Newport Beach. www.ocparks. com/parks/newport

a.m. - 8 p.m. 3100 California Ave., Signal Hill. www. cityofsignalhill.org

Orange Irvine Regional Park  (714) 973-6835 Features paved and unpaved walking/hiking trails. Parking, $3-7. 1 Irvine Park Road. www.ocparks. com/irvinepark

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

Santiago Oaks Regional  (714) 973-6620 1,758-acre park features hiking trails that provide access to the Anaheim Hills trail system that connects several parks. Some trails remain closed for fire recovery, check website for details. 2145 N. Windes Drive. www.ocparks.com/parks/santiago

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

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. Rosie’s Dog Beach Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. One dog per adult; bring your own water and waste bags. Visit the website for additional rules. Metered parking. Belmont Shore, between Argonne and Roycroft. www. hautedogs.org/beach.html Seaside Dog Zone Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. East Village Arts District, E. Seaside Way and S. Linden Ave. 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 Upper Newport Bay  (949) 923-2290 1,000 acres of open space and hiking trails. 2301 20 petsguide summer/fall 2018

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, Rancho Palos Verdes. www.tinyurl. com/abalonepark Ocean Scenic Trails Behind Trump Golf Course Approximately 4.4 miles, features a picnic area with panoramic view of the ocean, cliff-side trails and a dog beach. 1 Trump National Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes. www.tinyurl.com/dogtrailsandbeach Point Vicente Interpretive Center  (310) 377-5370 Trek through coastal land and trails. Dogs must be leashed. Bring water. Waste bags are available. 31501 Palos Verdes Drive West, RPV. 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

Whittier Whittier Dog Park  (562) 567-9240 Open: daily, sunrise to sunset; closed Thursday, 8-11 a.m. for maintenance. 12206 Philadelphia St., Whittier. www.tinyurl.com/Whittierdogpark Whittier Narrows Recreation Area  (626) 575-5526 Trails and a dog-sports field. 823 LexingtonGallatin Road, South El Monte. www.tinyurl.com/ whittiernarrowsdogfun

pet assistance Low-cost spay/neuter services, vaccinations and microchips as well as medical, financial and legal assistance or referrals. Also see: Calendar for additional low-cost clinics. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Mention “Petsguide” for a free exam on your pet’s first visit. Also offers affordable prices for spay/neuter and vaccinations, weekdays only. Disney employees receive an additional 10% off the cost of medical services—ask for details. See ad on page 7 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

Signal Hill Signal Hill Dog Park  (562) 989-7330 Half an acre with dog areas, play equipment for canines, dog water fountains, and waste bags. Open: 6 more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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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 Fun (ARF) provides spay/neuter vouchers for uncomplicated spay/ neuter for pet cats, dogs, and bunnies owned by lowincome 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                  (888) 772-5721 www.spcala.com Animal Assistance League of Orange County 15102 Jackson St., Midway City (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.org The organization assists with pet-related problems, such as a free lost/found service, low-cost spay/ neuter referrals, as well as financial assistance and/ or referrals for low-income pet owners needing veterinary care and food supplies. Friends of Long Beach Animals (562) 988-SNIP (7647) www.folba.org Offers low-cost spay and neuter incentives for lowincome residents of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Provides humane education classes to the school district and Long Beach/Signal Hill civic groups. Plus, supports the adoption of homeless animals. Found Animals Foundation Offers low-cost microchipping at their Lakewood location, plus a web tool that locates low-cost spay/ neuter locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties. www.tinyurl.com/alteringlocations Fur-Ever Home Rescue See listing in Adoption and Rescue. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org All-volunteer 501(c)3 tax exempt Military and Veteran Support Organization (MVSO) trying to assist 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 $110 for cats and $190 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, dewormmore at www.petsguidemagazine.com

ing, blood test, physical exams, microchip, etc. Sunday, 4-5:30 p.m. 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim. www. anaheimfeed.com

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Humane Society of the U.S. www.humanesociety.org

Animal Discount Clinic  (714) 537-0570 Provides low-cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs. Also offers low-cost dental cleaning, vaccinations, deworming, microchips and flea-control products. 13252 Euclid St., Garden Grove. www.communityvet.com Bellflower Pet Hospital and Hotel Vaccination Clinic  (562) 925-5300 Low-cost vaccination clinics every Tuesday - Thursday, 2-4 p.m. Call for fees and appointments. 10326 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower. www.bellflowerpethospital.com Fix Long Beach Provides free spay/neuter for pets (cat/dog) of lowincome Long Beach residents. www.fixlongbeach.com Golden State Humane Society Low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs, starting at $45-50 for cats and $55-75 for dogs. Pets over 30 pounds are $2.50 per pound starting at pound one. Low-cost vaccines and basic veterinary services are offered on a walk-in basis; schedule of fees are listed on their website. Two locations: 555 E. Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 423-8406; and 11901 Gilbert St., Garden Grove, (714) 638-8111. www.goldenstatehumanesociety.com Kahoots Low-cost vet clinic (exam, vaccines, anesthesia-free dental cleaning, microchipping) every second Wednesday, 3-6 p.m. 18681 Main St., #102, Huntington Beach, (714) 842-1841. www.kahootsfeedandpet.com 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, noon - 12:30 p.m., dogs, 2-4 p.m.; and Fullerton location: 9-11 a.m. No appointment; first-come, first-served basis. Orange Veterinary Hospital, 1100 W. Chapman Ave., Orange, (714) 997-8200, www. orangevethospital.com; and Tri-City Pet Hospital, 1145 South Placentia Ave., Fullerton, (714) 8709090, www.tri-citypet.com. Pet Food Bank in Long Beach Pet food bank every week. Tuesday and Thursday, 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. Spay Neuter Project of LA  (310) 574-5555 Low-cost spay or neuter services in San Pedro, Los Angeles, Mission Hills and mobile clinics, starting at $59 for cats and $139 for dogs. Low-cost vaccinations and dental cleaning also available. Discounts to

animal communicator • Terri Steuben (714) 875-7194 www.TerriSteuben.com Terri Steuben gives a voice to dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets through her abilities as an animal communicator. She can give you a better understanding of your pet, and help you solve behavior problems like biting, chewing, jumping, separation anxiety, scratching, sibling disputes and trauma. She assists with puppy education, health issues, comforting passing pets and connecting with deceased pets. Terri also has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies (see Therapy and Rehab for details). Terri’s work with animals includes disaster response and she is regularly called in by the Humane Society of the United States, American Humane Association and other organizations; she works with veterinarians, helps save victimized animals, and performs search and rescue. Give her a call. All Terri needs is a name and she can talk to your pet. Check out Terri’s website for information about her how-to book on communication for pet owners, as well her memoir, “Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories,” about her experiences with animal rescue. See ad above.

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The Pet Care Center Los Angeles 2009 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles (323) 294-4030 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.

nutrition & wellness • B & B Pharmacy Compounding & Health Center 10244 Rosecrans Ave., Bellflower (562) 866-8363, www.bbpharmacy.com Having trouble giving your pet their medicines? B & B Pharmacy has the answer! Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs, they tailor dosages relative to your pet’s size. This assures that your animal receives the proper dosage they need to get better, and stay healthy. They can also combine many medications into fewer, so there’s less for your pet to take. Animals can become very picky when dealing with medicine. By compounding the medication, it becomes a treat for the animal and not a hassle for you. Great for dogs, cats, birds and other animals,

low-income households, rescued pets and community cats. Visit their website for special promotions. www.snpLA.org Super Pets  (714) 633-1841 Visit the monthly vaccination clinic second Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Call for fees. 1807 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. www.superpetsonline.com The Pet Rescue Center  (877) 277-7938 The Pet Rescue Center’s Pet Pantry for Seniors and the Unemployed makes pet food, cat litter, and other pet-related products available for free to those in need. Food and financial donations are accepted at any time to help continue this program. Second Sunday of every month, 10-11 a.m. 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; and dogs (by weight and gender), start at $90, plus bloodwork. 24861 Alicia Pkwy., Ste. D, Laguna Hills. www.lagunapetvet.com Vet Care Pet Clinic  (714) 895-8600 Low-cost spay/neuter for cats start at $50 and $90 for dogs (spay/neuter is based on age and weight). Plus, find the mobile clinic schedule on their website or call, (800) 988-8387. 12453 Valley View St., Garden Grove. www.vetcarepetclinic.com Operation Blankets of Love (818) 402-6586 www.operationblanketsoflove.com They collect, transport and distribute recycled or new pet-related items to animals in shelters and rescue groups. Visit their website for “wanted” items and drop-off locations. Petsguide HQ is a drop-off site for OBOL. If you are an “in-need” rescue, give them a call. Volunteer opportunities available. Pet Assistance Foundation (877) 772-9738 www.petassistancefoundation.org The foundation provides referrals to callers seek22 petsguide summer/fall 2018

in flavors they already love, including chicken or fruit, and in various dosage forms like treats, oral suspensions and more. See ad with discount offer on page 8. JustFoodForDogs JFFD makes fresh, local daily meals and treats for healthy dogs and cats, plus custom formulations for pets with special health issues. Anaheim Hills, (657) 387-9595; Costa Mesa, (949) 662-1414; Long Beach, (562) 374-9494; Mission Viejo, (949) 356-0926; and Tustin location coming soon. www.justfoodfordogs.com

ing 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, www.lendedu.com, and www.petinsuranceu. com. Roadie - Ride Sharing Service for Pets www.roadie.com/pet-transport www.tinyurl.com/roadiepetshipping From getting pets to the vet, groomer, doggie day care, 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.

pet shops & boutiques Retail stores providing food and supplies for animals. Also see: Birds and Reptiles, and Cats. Bird Stores See Birds and Reptiles for bird stores that specialize in birds and their supplies. • LaunderPet Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach  (562) 433-3605 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave., #113, Long Bch (562) 427-2551 Seal Beach 318 Main St., Seal Beach  (562) 430-7196 www.launderpet.com LaunderPet offers an extensive line of dog and cat food and supplies, including Canidae, Felidae, Orijen, Honest Kitchen, Zignature, Fussie Cat, Taste of the Wild and many more. They sell frozen, raw foods by Primal and Bravo too. If they do not have something in stock, they are happy to order it for you. They also offer pick-up and delivery—call for details. Call or visit the website for each location’s hours. Also see Groomers. See ad on page 17; coupon on page 26. Reptiles and Exotics Stores See Birds and Reptiles for stores that specialize in reptiles, amphibians, tortoises, arachnids and more. More Pet Stores Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply  (714) 992-2012 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim www.anaheimfeed.com Animalia  (714) 377-7630 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach www.animaliapetspecialty.com Blacksmith’s Corner  (562) 531-0386 17647 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower www.tinyurl.com/blacksmithcorner Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies Costa Mesa, 2320 Harbor Blvd., (714) 540-4036; Lakewood, 4243 Woodruff Ave., (562) 608-4007; and Long Beach, 4700 PCH, (562) 494-1660. Long Beach also offers DIY grooming. www.centinelafeed. com

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Coast Pet Supply  (949) 497-6580 880 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach www.coastpetsupplyandgrooming.com Collar and Leash Pet Shop (714) 530-4490 9772 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove www.collarandleashpetshop.com Dogma  (949) 640-6072 21113 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast www.dogmaoc.com EarthWise Pet Huntington Beach  (657) 204-2840 8901 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach www.earthwisepet.com/huntingtonbeach Feed Barn  2300 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa

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Furly’s Pet Supply  (949) 707-5060 26321 Dimension Drive, Lake Forest www.furlys.com Hala’s Paw  (949) 388-3223 1101 Corporate Drive, Ste. A3, Ladera Ranch www.halaspaws.com Healthy Paws  (562) 902-5700 11151 First Ave., Whittier www.healthypawsstore.com Healthy Spot Costa Mesa, 1880 Newport Blvd., (949) 8770350; Long Beach, 6433 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Unit A-5, (562) 596-6800; and Silverlake, 2550 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, (424) 305-5300. www.healthyspot.com. JustFoodForDogs Anaheim Hills, 5799 E. La Palma Ave., (657) 3879595; Costa Mesa, 103 E. 17th St., (949) 662-1414; Long Beach, 2200 N. Lakewood Blvd., (562) 3749494; Mission Viejo, 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, (949) 356-0926; and Tustin location coming soon. www.justfoodfordogs.com Kahoots  (714) 842-1841 18681 Main St., #102, Huntington Beach www.kahootsfeedandpet.com Kriser’s Brea, 3341 E. Imperial Hwy., (657) 444-2766; Irvine, 5365 Alton Pkwy., (949) 551-4100; Laguna Niguel, 23894 Aliso Creek Road, (949) 360-0145; and Newport Beach, 1044 Irvine Ave., (949) 5150000. 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 more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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Petco  (888) 824-7257 30+ locations throughout greater Long Beach and Orange County. www.petco.com Pet Country  (949) 951-7387 22485 El Toro Road, Ste. A, Lake Forest www.petcountryweb.com Pet Food Express  (562) 728-1737 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach www.petfoodexpress.com Petian  (714) 992-5030 235 N. Euclid St., Fullerton. www.petian.net Pet Lingo 23600 Rockfield Blvd., Ste. 2G, Lake Forest www.petlingo.com PetSmart  (888) 839-9638 More than 20 locations throughout greater Long Beach metro and Orange County. Veterinary services and grooming also offered. www.petsmart.com Pets Plus Laguna Niguel, 28991 Golden Lantern, #D101, (949) 495-0500; Mission Viejo, 25502 Marguerite Pkwy., (949) 951-1126; San Clemente #1, 638 Camino De

cool pet products • Forever Mootsy High Quality Dog Leashes, Collars & Toys www.forevermootsy.com The perfect way to express the unique individuality of your dog is with a Forever Mootsy leashcollar set. Forever Mootsy’s leashes and collars are handmade and hand-dyed in Long Beach, CA using 100% all-natural cotton rope, designed for dogs of all shapes and sizes. The different styles include Marble, Ombre and Natural White. They are soft

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; and 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 Supplies Plus  (714) 840-7800 5912 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach www.petsuppliesplus.com Pet Supply Fountain Valley, 18545 Brookhurst St., (714) 9645585; Huntington Beach, 21425 Brookhurst St., (714) 962-8800; Irvine #1, 14370 Culver, (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

(562) 434-7700

Roland Pet Supply  (949) 831-8678 27932 La Paz Road, Ste. A, Laguna Niguel www.rolandpetsupply.com

and sturdy for all types of walks and hikes. They also offer natural rope dog toys and leash splitters for walking multiple dogs. Forever Mootsy products are available worldwide, with free shipping on USA orders $99 or more. Gift cards too. Custom orders welcome! Contact: Heidy Valdes, founder at heidy. valdes@forevermootsy.com. Like them on Facebook; follow them on Instagram. 10% off by mentioning Petsguide! See ad on this page. petsguide summer/fall 2018 23


birds & reptiles

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

restrictions on incoming animals brought in by the public; however, they accept any animals brought to them by animal control.

Super Pets 1807 E. Chapman Ave., Orange www.superpetsonline.com

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.

(714) 633-1841

Bird Rescue Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue (714) 442-9474 www.thelilysanctuary.org

The Sand Bar Pet Shop  (949) 768-0422 25571 Marguerite Pkwy., #1-J, Mission Viejo www.sandbarpet.com

Bird-Only Clinic Bird Clinic  (714) 633-2910 200 South Tustin St., Ste. E., Orange www.thebirdclinic.com

Top Dog Barkery, Bath & Boutique  (866) TOP-DOG1 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach www.topdogbarkery.net

If You Found an Injured or Deceased Bird See Wildlife Services or Animal Control under Emergency Resources.

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; and Long Beach #3, 1910 Ximeno Ave., (562) 498-1372. www.petco.com

• Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets, including birds. See End-of-Life for complete listing. See ad on back cover. Bird Retail Stores BirdStuff - 210 South Tustin St., Orange, (714) 639-6039, www.birdstuff.com. Exotic Birds by Fran - 9215 Valley View St., Cypress, (714) 761-0868. Magnolia Bird Farm - 8990 Cerritos Ave., Anaheim, (714) 527-3387, www. magnoliabirdfarms.com. Omar’s Exotic Birds 23507 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, (949) 4723962; and 903 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea, (714) 572-8353, www.omarsexoticbirds.com. Pottsee’s Exotics - 9929 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower, (562) 804-2220. Wild Birds Unlimited - 17611 Yorba Linda Blvd., (714) 985-4928, Yorba Linda, www.yorbalinda.wbu.com. Reptile and Exotic Rescues Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Network (RARN) (323) 301-3360 Cares for sick and injured, stray and abandoned reptiles and amphibians, primarily from shelters and other rescues. When animals are healthy, they are adopted out to qualified homes. www.rarn.org Reptile Rescue OC  (949) 291-0701 As a non-profit exotic animal welfare organization, RROC specializes in rehabilitating and finding homes for reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and all other exotics. Adoption, education, rehabilitation, consulting, boarding and parties/photo/ video/film shoots. 22762 Aspan St., Ste. 208, Lake Forest. www.reptilerescueoc.org Reptile and Exotic Specialty Stores La Habra Exotic Pets - 1919 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, (562) 697-7110, www.lhreptilehouse. com. Prehistoric Pets - The Reptile Zoo onsite and parties also available. 18822 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, (714) 500-0590, www. prehistoricpets.com. Reptropolis - 34215 Doheny Park Road, Capistrano Beach, (949) 492-6598, www.reptilesreptropolis.com 24 petsguide summer/fall 2018

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 32880 Pacific Coast Hwy., #30, Dana Point www.wildsanimalsupplies.com Your Elegant Pet  4332 South St., Lakewood www.yourelegantpet.com

(562) 529-8414

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

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 animal in. Many adoption and rescue organizations offer advice and/or referrals for 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.irvineanimals.org 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. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

Newport Beach Animal Shelter Home Free Rescue and Sanctuary 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (949) 718-3454 www.tinyurl.com/nbanimalshelter Newport Beach Police Department provides care to found animals in Newport Beach only. Donations and volunteers needed. OC Animal Care 1630 Victory Road, Tustin (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) 9357158. 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 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 more at www.petsguidemagazine.com

public. If you adopt a pet, you’ll receive discounts at the Grooming Salon, Marketplace, and training for your dog. Volunteer opportunities available.


Mission Viejo Animal Services Center 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 470-3045 www.cityofmissionviejo.org, www.dawg.org Provides care for stray animals, owner-relinquished animals and animal control services for the residents of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita only. Staff is available after hours for emergency services only. Applications required for owner-relinquished pets; fee applies.

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. Sheep Herding Training All-Breed Herding - Classes are available year round to teach all breeds of dogs how to herd sheep. $40, preregistration is not required, no previous experience necessary. Long Beach. Email Jerome Stewart: jerstew@verizon.net. www. faswebdesign.com/jerstew/index.htm. On The Lamb Herding - $58-78, reservations required. Camarillo, www.onthelambherding.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, workshops 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, mu-

sical 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

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 allnatural 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 above. petsguide summer/fall 2018 25


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, 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

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 for their day camp and boarding guests. See ad with discount coupon on page 10. 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.

service & therapy animals Programs and organizations that sponsor and/ or train service or therapy animals. 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

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Canine Companions  (800) 572-2275 Provides free, trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, plus ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Donations welcome and volunteer opportunities (including puppy raising) available. www.cci.org Canine Support Teams  (951) 301-3625 Provides specially trained assistance/service dogs to people with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational independence. Ask about PAWZ for Wounded Veterans, Prison Pups Program and how to become a puppy raiser. www. caninesupportteams.org Dogs4Diabetics  (925) 246-5785 Provides quality medical alert dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement and follow-up services. www.dogs4diabetics.com Guide Dogs for the Blind  (800) 295-4050 Provides guide dogs free of charge to individuals with impaired sight. Volunteers and puppy raisers needed. www.guidedogs.com Guide Dogs of America  (818) 362-5834 Provides guide dogs and instruction 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.

Orange County SPCA  (714) 964-4445 Offers four pet-assisted therapy programs. PAWS dogs (Pets Are Wonderful Support) and their owners visit hospitals, assisted living facilities, women’s shelters, and children’s homes throughout Orange County. The Canine Literacy program helps reduce the anxiety students feel when reading aloud. Kindness Kids is a humane education program for grades K-5. PANDA is an innovative program with the Orange County District Attorney’s office where dogs comfort child victims of abuse while their cases are being prepared for trial. www.orangecountyspca.org Pet Prescription Team  (562) 694-8090 Assists pet owners in training their pets to become therapy animals. They offer therapy training classes, therapy certification and AKC CGC testing for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, special institutions, libraries and wherever else therapy dogs are needed. 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 low-cost 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. • 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 1; coupon on this page. more at www.petsguidemagazine.com


Adoption Events Visit www.petsguidemagazine.com for additional adoption events, updated regularly. • Beagles and Buddies Open house-style mobile adoptions in Costa Mesa, Irvine, San Gabriel and other venues. Email an application in advance, so the rescue can get to know adopters before a visit, to help make a good match. The beauty of visiting B&B’s sanctuary is that you can see all currently adoptable dogs (up to 90), as well as the Dogs Help Heal Center, where there are several playgrounds for you to meet and greet dogs in private settings. You are invited to bring your current dog/s with you too. Find maps/directions for their mobile adoptions and other special events on their website. B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary. 23430 US Hwy. 18, Apple Valley. (626) 444-9664. www.beaglesandbuddies. com. See ad on page 7. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue Visit their website for upcoming events. (714) 5284730. www.coastalgsr.org. See ad on page 5. • German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 974-7762. www.gsroc.org. See ad on page 5. BARK Therapy Dogs Ongoing: Kids increase their reading skills and selfconfidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Days, times and locations vary. Visit their website for schedule. www.barkdogs.org Behind-the-Scenes Tour of PetSpace Weekly: Take a unique 30-minute tour of Annenberg PetSpace. View the inner workings of their health center, get an exclusive look at PetFit, the Operating Room, and a look at how pets are cared for. Space is limited. Check-in at the reception desk in advance when arriving. Complimentary tour for groups of 12 or fewer. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 2-2:30 p.m. 12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista. www.annenbergpetspace.org/events Crumbs and Whiskers Ongoing: Visit LA’s cat cafe experience. Crumbs and Whiskers provides a space for guests to experience the human-animal bond with rescue cats and enjoy delicious cafe drinks and snacks. All the cats were rescued, and are available for adoption, should you fall in love during your visit. Make a reservation online, then hang out with adoptable cats while sipping on coffee or tea. Monday - Tuesday, and Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.; Saturday, 9:45 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. Closed Wednesday. Admission: $25. 7924 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 879-9389. www.crumbsandwhiskers.com

Falconry Experience in San Juan Capistrano Ongoing: Master falconers from Adam’s Falconry Service teach you about “the sport of kings” with an interactive experience in historical San Juan Capistrano. Weekends. Visit their website for dates and times. $110; includes a one-hour falconry experience, photo with a bird, and hands-on experience. Reservations required. 29943 Camino Capstrano, San Juan Capistrano. www.adamsfalconryservice. com/date-and-times Holiday Photo Shoots for Small Animals with Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue Ongoing: Throughout the year The Bunny Bunch hosts several photo shoots to raise money for the rescue. Holidays include 4th of July or Life’s a Beach (June or July), Halloween (October), Christmas and Hanukkah (December), Valentine’s Day (February), and Easter (March). Dates are announced on their website. $10 donation for a framed photo, and a $15 donation for a framed photo and three emailed photos. Fountain Valley, (714) 889-9755; and Montclair, (909) 631-9552. www.bunnybunch.org • 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 7. Microchip Mondays at  Michelson Found Animals in Lakewood Mondays: Low-cost microchip placement at Adopt and Shop. Your pet has a much greater chance of finding you if they become lost and found with a registered microchip with up-to-date contact information. Monday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. $10 for microchip. 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. (562) 5312871. www.adoptandshop.org Moon Cat Cafe Ongoing: Moon Cat Cafe brings the cat cafe experience on the road to the public, utilizing a renovated van outfitted with a modern aesthetic. $12. Visit their website for upcoming event locations. www. mooncatcafe.com Orange County Bird Breeders Monthly Meetings in Costa Mesa Second Saturdays: Orange County Bird Breeders meet each month, typically with a business meeting and educational presentation by a guest speaker, followed by refreshments and an opportunity draw-

Paws and Pages at PetSpace Sundays: Help your young reader build communication skills and self-confidence by reading with adoptable pets or listening to a story. This fun, family-friendly activity features a new book every week and an accompanying craft for little ones to enjoy. Free. Sundays, noon - 12:30 p.m. 12005 Bluff Creek Drive, Playa Vista. www.annenbergpetspace. org/events Pet Food Bank in Long Beach Tuesdays and Thursdays: Join Christian Outreach in Action for a pet food bank every week. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - noon. 515 E. 3rd St., Long Beach. (562) 432-1440. www.coalongbeach.org • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County Saturdays: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, support group meets at 12:30 p.m., the first or second Saturday of each month. No reservations required. $25 or pay what you can (PWYC). 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612. (949) 6502442. www.time4therapy.com. See ad on page 14. Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs Ongoing: Ma and Paw Kennel provide a humane, comprehensive and effective rattlesnake avoidance training for dogs. A handler accompanied by the owner will walk the dog to various staging areas. Dogs will have multiple exposures to the sight, scent and sound of rattlesnakes at each of the staging areas. The training takes place in a controlled environment using a remote training collar (either vibrate, spray or static shock) adjusted specifically to each dogs’ temperament, personality and physical response characteristics. Visit website for locations and schedule. Preregistration is required; space is limited. $125 per dog. www.manpaw.com 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. The Dog Cafe offers a comfortable and fun space for humans and dogs to hang out with each other, away from overcrowded shelters. They offer the opportunity for people unable to have pets of their own to spend quality time with furry friends (and vice versa) without the commitment of adoption. 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, every kid (5-17) must be with their own parent/legal guardian. Please view detailed minor’s

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ing. Family friendly, kids are welcome. Saturday, most meetings start at 7 p.m.; visit their website for details. Balearic Center. 1975 Balearic Center Ave., Costa Mesa. www.ocbirdbreeders.org


policy on their website. 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. (323) 485-4077. www.thedogcafela.com

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Plaza. www. downtownla.com

Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach (714) 960-DOGS www.topdogbarkery.net Second Sundays: BOW WOW Brunch - Join Top Dog Barkery for coffee and donuts for humans, and yummy samples and Woofles for your pups! 10 a.m. - noon.

Annual Benefit for the Animals in Long Beach July 12: Celebrate pets and support the Friends of Long Beach Animals. The evening reception begins at 6:30 p.m. with wine, appetizers, and music. Bid on items in the silent auction, and purchase tickets for the raffle. At 7:30 p.m., a performance of My Fair Lady. Thursday, 6:30-10:30 p.m. $30. Purchase tickets online. Long Beach Playhouse. 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach. (562) 9887647. www.friendsoflongbeachanimals.org, www. tinyurl.com/FOLBeventbrite

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 day care room plus free samples. First Fridays: Yappy Hours - Celebrate Yappy Hours at Top Dog Barkery where you and your pup can sample wine and goodies for a simple donation to local rescue groups. 5-7 p.m. October: Howl’oween Party and Costume Contest Join Top Dog Barkery for fun festivities including a party with free samples and hourly prizes for costumes. Plus, professional photo session; costume prizes at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Call for date. Free to attend. December: Santa Paws - Bring your fur babies to visit and take photos with Santa. Photos are free and there are lots of free samples to enjoy. Call for dates and times. Wiener Dog Races at Old World 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 898-5111 www.wienerdogstore.com, www.oldworld.ws Dozens of dachshunds scramble in pursuit of fame and imaginative lures as spectators cheer them on along a 20-yard cobblestone track.

Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point July 12: It’s the Ulti-Mutt Dog Party with pooches, hounds and pups of all sizes romping and playing on The Dana Lawn. Canines enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, beef, or vegan flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines, with proceeds going to support the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter. Also offered August 9 and September 13. Thursday, 5-8 p.m. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5038. www.thediamondball.org/ yappy-hour Wiener Dog Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Track July 21: During this 23rd annual event, dachshunds will dash 50 yards to qualify to compete for the title of Fastest Wiener Dog in the nation. Proceeds benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. The first race begins Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with the championship race at approximately 9:15 p.m. Adults, $3; kids (17 and under), free. Los Alamitos Race Course. (714) 820-2690. www.losalamitos.com

July 8: German Heritage Day - Sunday, 2 p.m. Free. August 19: Plum Festival - Sunday, 3 p.m. Free. September 9 - October 28: Octoberfest - Sunday, 3 p.m. Spectate, $3; entry fee, $16. November 11: Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Spectate, $3. December 9: Wiener Wonderland - Sunday, 3 p.m. Spectate, $3; entry fee, $16.

july 12th Annual Dog Day Afternoon at the Cathedral in Downtown LA July 11: Bring your well-behaved, leashed pooch for a festive evening of mingling, music, local pet vendors, and pet adoptions. Wednesday, 6-9 p.m. Free admission. RSVP on their website. The

august Beach Blanket Bassets August 4: Join the Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California for a beach day full of fun. Includes the Hound Swimsuit Competition (prize awarded). Have fun splashing around in the very gentle surf with your favorite hound(s). Activities planned. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Rosie’s Dog Beach. 4800 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach (between Granada and Rycroft Ave). (949) 484-9065. www. bassethoundrescue.org CatCon LA in Pasadena August 4-5: CatConLa is a two-day weekend event celebrating groundbreaking products and ideas in art and design, pop culture, and attitude…for cat people. Part expo, part symposium, CatConLA showcases the world’s top cat-centric merchandise, including furniture, art, toys and clothing for those

who possess a great love of the feline, as well as conversations with some of the top cat experts in the world. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Visit website for ticket prices. Pasadena Convention Center. 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Feline family members will not be allowed into this event. www.catconla.com Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point August 9: See “July 12” for details. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County August 11: See “Ongoing” for details. See ad on page 14. Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic August 14: The Mission Viejo Animal Services Center will conduct a public low-cost animal vaccination and microchip clinic for pet owners in Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills. For more information and price list, visit the website. Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mission Viejo Animal Services Center. 28095 Hillcrest. (949) 470-3045. www. cityofmissionviejo.org Paws in the Park in Stanton August 18: Bring your four-legged friends and your family to Stanton Central Park for a fun-filled day with activities for pets and humans alike. Pet related vendor booths, an obstacle course, races, pet fashion show, and more. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Stanton Central Park. 10550 Western Ave. www.ci.stanton.ca.us Small Pets Carnival at PetSmart August 18: Meet small pets, feed fish, and don’t forget to complete the scavenger hunt about extra fun facts about small pets. Saturday, noon - 3 p.m. See website for participating locations. www.tinyurl.com/ findpetsmart The Westie Boat Parade August 18: Cruise Newport Harbor in electric boats to raise money for WROC. Each boat will have a captain who guarantees a safe, fun 1½ hour tour. Seating is limited to 8-9 people per boat and limited to 4-5 Westies per boat. Dogs must be on a leash and well behaved. Saturday, 1:30 p.m. $60 per person, includes the tour, box lunch and water. BYOB of your favorite beverage and a small cooler are welcome. Pre-registration is required. 3101 West Coast Hwy., #160, Newport Beach. www.westierescueoc.com National Dog Day Barks and Brews in San Clemente August 25: Celebrate National Dog Day at the Pet Project Foundation’s Barks and Brews event featuring food trucks, free treats, craft beer, a costume contest, and photo booth. Saturday, 4-7 p.m. Outlets at San Clemente, Oak Tree Court, 101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa. www.petprojectfoundation.org

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september • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County September 8: See “Ongoing” for details. See ad on page 14. Race for the Rescues in Orange County September 8: Join the race to save lives with a fundraiser and adoption day for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife of Southern California. Participate in the 5K, 10K, 1K Dog Walk, or the Kids’ Fun Run. After, stroll the vendor and adoption fair, enjoy food trucks, face painting, pet psychics, dog costume contest and more. Can’t join the race? You can donate or sign-up for the couch potato race or come for the vendor and adoption fair. Also offered in Los Angeles on October 13. Sunday, 7 a.m. - noon. $15-55. Visit their website for schedule and to register. The Great Park, Irvine. www.racefortherescues.org Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point September 13: See “July 12” for details. Comedy Unleashed: Irvine Animal Care Center Fundraiser September 18: Support animals in need while enjoying a night of dinner and laughs. Proceeds benefit the Irvine Animal Care Center. Ages 18 and older. Tickets are $35 and include dinner. Tuesday, doors open at 5:30 p.m., show begins at 7:30 p.m. Irvine Improv. 527 Spectrum Center Drive. www.cityofirvine.org Bids and Bites for Bassets September 29: Your ticket includes live and silent auctions, dinner, dessert and drinks plus entertainment. Saturday, all day. Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach. www.bassethoundrescue.org Surf City Surf Dog in Huntington Beach September 29: Enjoy doggone fun at the McKenna Subaru Surf City Surf Dog. The event features a surFUR expo and more. Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Huntington Dog Beach. Pacific Coast Hwy., between 21st and Seapoint streets. www.surfcitysurfdog.com

october Bichon Fall Bash in Mission Viejo October 6: Bring your Bichon and other fur kids for a parade of rescues, vendors, demonstrations, contests, raffles and more. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $25 per person or $75 for a family of four. RSVP required. Florence Joyner Olympic Park, Mission Viejo. www.bichonfurkids.org • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County October 6: See “Ongoing” for details. See ad on page 14.

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Annual Crusty Classic, UFO Local and Golden State Championship n Lancaster October 6-7: This event determines the Best Disc Dog team in the West as well as the Golden State Champion for 2018. For more information on rules, time, lodging, map and pre-registration, visit their website. Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park. 43011 N. 10th St. West, Lancaster. www.d2isc.com/calendar.html Race for the Rescues in Pasadena October 13: See “September 8” for details. Saturday, 7 a.m. - noon. Rose Bowl Pasadena. Interfaith Blessing of the Animals in Long Beach October 14: Join the annual Blessing of the Animals with Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team. About 300 animals and their owners/handlers receive blessings from a menagerie of faith leaders. Sunday, 5:45 p.m. Free event for all. Granada Ave. Boat Launch Ramp. www.BlessThePets.com  Strut Your Mutt in Los Angeles October 20: Operation Blankets Of Love (OBOL) is participating in the Strut Your Mutt event to raise money to help 1,000 homeless animals every month. Strut Your Mutt is not your average dog walk. It’s a lifesaving event for homeless dogs and cats in Los Angeles. This fundraising festival includes activities for you, your dog, your friends and family! Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Exposition Park. 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles. www.tinyurl. com/strutyourmutt2018 Yappy Howl-O-Ween Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point October 25: Canines and their companions are invited for tricks and treats in celebration of HowlO-Ween. This seasonal Yappy Hour celebration is a chance for pups to strut their stuff in their favorite costume. A panel of judges will determine which canine will take home the prize in the costume categories of Scariest, Funniest, Most Glamorous and, of course, Best in Show. First place prize in each category is a hand-painted dog bowl by Debby Carman of Faux Paws Productions. Thursday, 4-7 p.m. Cost to enter the costume contest is $10 per canine. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5038. www.thediamondball.org/yappy-hour SoCal Corgi Beach Day in Huntington Beach October 27: Grab your corgi and get on your corgikinis...and head to the beach! Visit the main booth to sign-in and grab some merch, then head to the Kissing Booth for smooches from pooches, enter raffles to win dog food for a year, enter or watch contests, including best talent, best costume, limbo contest and more! Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Huntington Beach Dog Beach. 100 Goldenwest St. www.socalcorgibeachday.com/events Howl’oween Parade and Pet Adoption Fair in Long Beach October 28: Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team host the biggest Halloween pet event in the world. The highlight of the day is the 500+ costumed

dogs parading a few blocks in front of a few thousand gawkers and a panel of judges. The winner receives dog food for a year. Vendor and pet adoption fair, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; parade, 2:30 p.m. $10 (in advance) for each dog who enters the parade. There is no charge for humans to walk in the parade (with or without costumes), and it’s free to spectate. Frontrow chairs can be rented on-site for $5 (cash only). Marina Vista Park. www.Howloween.info

november AFRMA Fancy Rat and Mouse Show November 3: The AFRMA judges various categories of rats and mice, including pets, stud buck, breeder’s group, brood doe, and progeny. Entry forms are found on the website. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Woodcrest Commiunity Center. 17156 Krameria Ave., Riverside. www.afrma.org • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County November 3: See “Ongoing” for details. See ad on page 14. Santa Claws in the Park in Huntington Beach November 3: Just in time for the holiday season and Christmas cards, a photographer will be taking photos of Westies in an adorable holiday setting. Plus, stay for a picnic lunch, boutique and silent auction. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Edison Park. 21377 Magnolia St. www.westierescueoc.com

december • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County December 1: See “Ongoing” for details. See ad on page 14. Yappy Howl-iday Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point December 2: This festive gathering provides Fido the opportunity to be photographed with the “Big Dog” himself—Santa Claus. Plus, treats for canine and human alike. Guests are asked to bring unopened canned or dry dog food, blankets, treats or dog toys to be donated to the shelter. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. One Ritz Carlton Drive, Dana Point. (949) 240-5038. www.thediamondball.org/yappy-hour Santa Paws in Huntington Beach December 8: Bring your kids and pets for a Santa Paws event including photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, food samplings, dog adoptions, vendor booths, and more. Proceeds to benefit Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation. Saturday, noon - 3 p.m. Hosted by 5th & PCH. 155 5th St., Huntington Beach. www. tinyurl.com/santapawshb

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Petsguide, Southern California's best pet magazine, features ways to celebrate your dog and pamper your pets! Plus, 34 pages filled with res...

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Petsguide, Southern California's best pet magazine, features ways to celebrate your dog and pamper your pets! Plus, 34 pages filled with res...