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TABLE OF CONTENTS Adoption & Rescue ���������������������� 5 Animal Communicator ������������������ 8 Birds & Reptiles ������������������������� 20 Calendar ����������������������������������� 34 Career Training �������������������������� 22 Day & Overnight Care ������������������� 9 Emergency & Health Services �� 13-21 13

Emergency Resources

17

End-of-Life

18

Therapy & Rehab

19

Veterinary Services

Groomers ���������������������������������� 21 Identification & Licensing ������������ 23 Parks, Beaches & Trails ��������������� 24 Parties ������������������������������������� 29 Pet Assistance ��������������������������� 26 Pet Shops & Boutiques ���������������� 28 Poop Removal ���������������������������� 30 Products ����������������������������������� 31

PUBLISHER’S NOTE It’s about time! We’ve spent the last nine years giving sage advice about your canine friends, while neglecting that independent and totally “unique” creature that is probably rubbing against your leg right now. By unique, we mean quirky, and a little bit crazy (you’ve seen videos of what cats do to a Christmas tree or how they react to a cucumber). Let’s face it, they’re creatures of mystery. And as cat lovers, we could use help in decoding that mystery. On pages 3 and 4, we begin with the basics: getting a cat––where, how, best breed for you––followed by Cat Care 101, tips on how to keep your cat clean, safe, happy and legal. Then it’s kitty-on-the(therapist’s)-couch time, where we offer insights into WTF (what the fur) they are thinking. Two words: It’s. Complicated. Practical tips are sprinkled throughout this issue that include how to: break up a cat fight, tame a litter box and train a cat (even toilet training). And for all the love (and hair) they shower us with, let’s shower them right back by helping our feline friends. Page 27 offers “4 Big Ways to Help Cats.” In addition, we invite you, our readers, to Petsguide HQ (address below) to drop off supplies for cats that we’ll donate to local rescues.

Shelters ������������������������������������ 30 Training ������������������������������� 32-33 32

Dog Sports & Fitness

32

Service & Therapy Animals

33

Training Programs

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Enjoy this issue...while we enjoy the 1,968 cat videos we have yet to watch.

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Cool Cats How to Choose, Adopt & Love Them

There’s no pussy-footing around it: cats are something else. Anyone who’s been sucked into following BenBen on Instagram knows that cats are irresistibly cute, famously enigmatic, endlessly entertaining and sure to chase your blues away faster than a backyard lizard. And just ask your neighborhood cat lady: they definitely make great pets. These fluffy little companions offer a long list of health benefits for cat owners, including lower blood pressure, less anxiety, lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels, better immunity, even reduced risk of stroke and heart problems. Curl up in your favorite spot and read through our special Cat Issue to learn how to adopt, care for and bond with a feline friend. You might decide you need two or three.

Where to Pick the Purrfect Cat You know you need a cat (find out why they’re awesome on page 4). Skip the pet boutique at the mall and choose a pet who really needs you. You’ll find plenty of boys and girls of all breeds, ages and temperaments at these affordable spots. (Your adoptee will likely come spayed or neutered, vaccinated, treated for fleas and microchipped.)

Animal Shelters

Most local animal shelters (see page 30) have a designated cat room with visiting hours so you can

rub a few bellies. The P.D. Pitchford Companion Village in Long Beach (longbeach.gov/acs), for instance, encourages drop-ins, said outreach pro Jessica Gonzales. Just wash your hands first, avoid tapping on the glass and stay quiet and mellow. “Cats are like humans in that you have to show love and respect to receive affection,” she said. Good tip!

Cat Rescues

In person or online, you can also peruse the adoptable cats at nearly a dozen local cat rescues, listed on page 8. Or type in your zip code at petfinder.com. Be ready: most rescues require a thorough application and home check to make sure you’re a good match.

Cat Cafés

If you’re still on the fence about adopting, order up a kitty with your cappuccino at Crumbs & Whiskers café on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles (crumbsandwhiskers.com). For $22-25 for 75 minutes, you can sip coffee drinks, snuggle with adoptable cats from Karma Rescue (karmarescue.org), and leave with no strings attached. Smitten? Ask the staff how you can take your new friend home.

Cat Quirks: How to Pick a Winner Ever confuse a goofy Labrador with a prissy Bichon Frise? Nope! Just like dogs, different breeds of cats can have wildly different personalities. An Abyssinian will follow you around doing circus tricks for laughs, while an affable Ragdoll will happily blend in with your pack of kids and dogs. Allergic to cats? Five special breeds are almost dander-and-allergy free: Balinese-Javanese, Cornish Rex, Devon Rex, Siberian or Sphynx. (Minimize sniffles by grooming your cat regularly, washing her toys once a week, vacuuming often and installing an air filter. Bless you!) Browse through the breeds at petfinder.com, or take the Cat Breed Selector quiz at animalplanet.com to find your kismet kitty.

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Stop by the pet shop for a few cat toys, a sturdy litter box and litter (find potty hacks on page 28), a scratching post, shallow food and water bowls and some quality, age-appropriate food. Ask a store clerk if you need advice. Treat your kitty for fleas year-round, and visit the veterinarian once a year for a nose-to-tail exam. Troubleshoot with our cat training tips on page 25, and find tricks for breaking up cat fights on page 26.

Should I force my cat to wear a collar and tag?

Even if your cat lives indoors, she can slip out through an open door or window. A microchip is your best chance for reuniting quickly (find low-cost options on page 27), but a collar and tag are still an excellent idea. Look for a breakaway collar that snaps off if your cat gets snagged, and make sure you can fit two fingers between his neck and the strap. Persistence pays: researchers say most cats get used to them.

Does my cat need a license?

All dogs need a license, but cat licensing varies by city. They’re required in Long Beach, for

Cat Care Basics: I Got a Cat! Now What? Yay for you! Keep your newbie happy and healthy by taking her in for a checkup and making sure she’s upto-date on shots and flea meds. (The shelter may have done this for you.) Get your adoptee spayed or neutered as soon as possible: females can get pregnant as young as 16 weeks old, and in seven years one mama and her kittens can make 420,000 more cats! Find free and low-cost options on page 27. Cat-only clinics offer specialty services, with no barking or yucky dog smells; find one on page 19. petsguide winter/spring | 1


Cats vs. Dogs Why Felines Rule

The debate between Cat People and Dog People rages on. Here are the top 8 reasons for choosing Team Feline:

1 Cats live longer – 12-25 years vs. 7-20 years for dogs.

2 Cats can be left alone during the day while you go to work.

3 Cats fit great in small apartments and condos.

4 Cats are less expensive – $450 a year vs. $660 for dogs.

5 Cats handle their own grooming. No sloppy, steamy baths.

6 Cats potty-train themselves – just a litter box, please.

7 Cats don’t need daily walks, just a few toys to chase.

8 Cats don’t bark, jump, dig, bite or eat your rose bushes.

Still undecided? Choose both! Some cats and dogs get along swimmingly.

instance, but not in Los Angeles, and they’re optional in Orange County. If you’re not sure, check with your local animal control agency (see page 13).

How can I keep my cat safe from coyotes?

The best way is to keep him inside, at least from dusk to dawn when coyotes are most active. To ward off critters, keep a tight lid on your trash, feed your pets inside, and pick up fallen fruit from the ground. If you DO spot a coyote, don’t run. “Haze” it by yelling, waving your arms, banging pots and pans, stomping your feet, tossing rocks nearby or spraying it with a hose. Call your local animal control office to report it.

But isn’t it cruel to keep my cat indoors?

Your little roommate may be perfectly content inside, as long as she has plenty of toys to chase, stalk and pounce. (Plus she’ll likely live longer, protected from germs, enemies and injuries.) Make your home cat-friendly by adding a scratching post, providing perches and hiding spots (like a kitty condo), growing a patch of cat grass and cleaning her litter box daily. A playmate also helps.

Should you, could you, bathe a cat?

His scratchy tongue does the trick for daily grooming. But if your kitty’s especially sticky or stinky, you can attempt a bath. Tire him out with a cat toy and then plug his ears with cotton. Give him a good brushing while you fill the tub with 3-4 petsguide winter/spring winter/spring 2016/17 42 | petsguide

inches of lukewarm water (use a rubber bath mat). Wet him down with a plastic pitcher or cup, and then massage with a solution of one part cat shampoo and five parts water. Rinse and dry with a cozy towel. Finish off with lots of praise and a treat. Nervous? Check page 21 for cat groomers who’d be happy to do the deed for you.

lies. You can help prevent them by brushing your cat daily, looking for a high-fiber “hairball formula” cat food to push things along, and distracting your compulsive groomer with toys. Non-productive gagging, lack of appetite, lethargy, constipation and diarrhea could be signs of a serious blockage; get yourselves to the vet’s office.

My cat’s shredding the furniture. Should I declaw him?

Freak out over catnip?

Cats scratch for exercise and to stretch their muscles. Clip their nails? Sure; most groomers and vets will do it for a nominal fee. Declaw? Please don’t! It’s like amputating your fingers above the knuckles. You’d take away his first line of defense, make him completely relearn to walk and set him up for infection, back pain and a limp. Instead, get a sturdy scratching post, look into glue-on plastic caps like SoftPaws® and find training tips on page 25.

I just heard about “whisker fatigue.” Seriously?

Seriously. Your cat has 24 whiskers, and they’re not just for style. They’re designed to detect flying objects coming at your cat’s face, making him blink to protect his peepers. To avoid irritating the sensitive filaments, make sure your cat’s food and water bowls are wide and shallow. Try Dr. Catsby’s Bowl for Whisker Relief (drcatsby.com).

WTF? (What the Fur?) Decode Your Cat Perplexed by the lizard carcass on your front porch? Here’s a quick cheat sheet on why cats do what they do. Why does my cat…

Sleep so much?

She’s not lazy, she’s crepuscular. That means your little Fluffy is meant to hunt from dusk and dawn and replenish her energy stores during the other 15-20 hours, with catnaps on your windowsill. Another fun fact: if you see your dozing cat’s face or legs twitching, she’s likely “dream chasing.”

Bring me dead animals?

About 50 percent of all cats are sensitive to this very special member of the mint family, which causes a “high” similar to marijuana or LSD. (How scientists know this we’re not sure.) Sniffing it causes affected cats to go nutso—rolling around, flipping over and generally acting spazzy—for about 10 minutes. It’s perfectly safe, and highly amusing.

Treat me like the hired help at a country club gala?

Yes, felines can be snooty. Scientists have proven that your cat truly does recognize your voice and hear you calling. But unlike a dog who will run over for a smooch, your cat couldn’t care less. They suspect it’s because dogs were bred through history to help humans, while cats were kept around to kill rats. And they can do that all by themselves, thank you very much.

Rub against my Levis?

You should be flattered. Your cat is leaving his scent on you (it’s called “bunting”), but also picking up your aroma to carry with him through the day. It’s a sign of affection.

Spray my couch?

Spraying their pee on vertical surfaces is a nasty little way that cats mark their territory and blow off steam. Your cat might also spray Grandma’s suitcase to tell you he doesn’t like visitors. Be sure your cat is spayed or neutered, and then do your best to minimize stress. Schedule some playtime, close the blinds to block the view of outside cats, and buy extra litter boxes so no one has to share. Use an “enzymatic” cleaner and pheromone spray, like Feliway, to nix odors in areas he’s already sprayed. Talk to your veterinarian if he keeps it up.

If your cat’s a serial killer, consider yourself loved. Mama cats in the wild nurture their babies by teaching them to hunt. But now that she’s spayed and watching “Game of Thrones” with you, your cat has no one to pass her carnivorous talents to. By leaving gory gifts, she’s taking care of you—her family. (Just grab some gloves and a trash bag.)

Cough up hairball—is that really necessary?

Yes, they’re gross. But hairballs are a normal result of your cat’s meticulous grooming. Cats swallow hair, and sometimes it balls up in their belmore at www.petsguidemagazine.com


GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE OF ORANGE COUNTY

adoption & rescue Agencies that offer rescued pets for adoption and/or referrals for adoption. Many organizations have pictures of available pets on their website. An application process is required prior to adoption. Most animals are spayed/ neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Many organizations also provide rescue services, including owner surrenders (also see Pet Assistance), and volunteer opportunities, such as pet foster homes and adoption events. Also see: Shelters. • Beagles and Buddies 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley (626) 444-9664 www.beaglesandbuddies.org B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary is open weekdays by appointment; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., with open-house-style adoptions. Email an application in advance so the rescue can get to know adopters before a visit to help make a good match. Applications also help them decide which dogs to bring to mobile adoption events (visit website for dates and locations). Every dog is microchipped with prepaid registration, spayed/neutered, fully vaccinated, dewormed, and leaves freshly bathed with leash/collar and all medical records. In the past 25+ years, B&B has rescued, rehabbed and re-homed more than 17,000 dogs. They will always accept the return of any of their grads—for any reason—for the rest of their lives. A great place to volunteer—contribute your time, talents and support their therapy dog program (see Service and Therapy Animals for details). See ad on page 6. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue (714) 528-4730 www.coastalgsr.org Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit

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 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds in Southern California. Established in 2004, CGSR rescues dogs from high-kill shelters stretching from Central California to Mexico. Adoptable shepherds and shepherd mixes are available ranging in age from puppies to seniors (visit their website for a list of available dogs). Foster homes are always needed. Tax-deductible donations welcome. See the “Events” page on their website for upcoming adoptions. See ad on this page. • Michelson Found Animals Foundation 353 Lakewood Center Mall Lakewood (562) 531-2871 4235 Sepulveda Culver City (310) 933-6863 www.adoptandshop.org Save a life and enrich yours. When you shop with Michelson Found Animals Adopt and Shop Lakewood and Culver City, you help make a difference. They’re the pet store with a purpose where every dollar you spend goes back to pets. Their volunteer-powered retail and adoption center in Lakewood offers microchipping, nail clipping, and teeth brushing, while their Culver City location offers dog and cat grooming with a host of add-ons and a la carte services—dog day care, birthday party rentals and filming buyouts. The pets get all the profits—join the mission today. Ask about their volunteer opportunities! See ad on front inside cover.

• 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. • The Pet Rescue Center 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo (877) 277-7938 www.thepetrescuecenter.org A non-profit adoption center that works with the community, shelters, veterinarians and animal rescue groups to save the lives of dogs and cats at risk of euthanasia due to overpopulation. They provide education, rescue programs, and a no-kill, veterinary-supervised, temporary sanctuary for these pets while working to locate an adopting family. Volunteer opportunities available, apply online at www.thepetrescuecenter.org. All-Breed Rescue Groups A Home 4 Ever Rescue and Mutts in Need www.ahome4everrescue.org www.muttsinneed.org

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Pups and Pals (562) 713-5103 Primarily a dog rescue, occasional cats, birds and small animals are available. www.pupsandpals.net

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Recycled Dog Rescue www.recycleddogrescue.com

Rescue Me! Purebred and mixed animals from individuals, families, shelters and rescue groups needing to place them in an emergency. www.rescueme.org

Open House Adoptions at our 15-acre Sanctuary in Apple Valley Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am - 3pm Weekdays, by appointment only Before visiting, it’s best to email us an application at beagles@beaglesandbuddies.org

626.444.9664

BeaglesandBuddies.org

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

Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement www.barksoflove.org

Karma Rescue www.karmarescue.org

BFF K9 Rescue Small breeds only. www.bffk9rescue.org

Live Love Pet Care www.livelovepetcare.com

Canine Crusaders (310) 937-7949 www.caninecrusaders.org

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue www.marleysmutts.org

Cuddly Canines Rescue Rescues pregnant dogs and litters under eightweeks old from shelters. www.cuddlycanines.com

New Beginnings for Animals (949) 348-8057 www.greatpets.org

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 Provides free behavioral coaching for pet owners who are thinking of relinquishing their animals. www.gimmeshelterpets.org Good Dog - Good Talk Rescue Adoptable dogs viewable on their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/gooddogdogtalk 6 petsguide winter/spring 2016/17

Sparky and the Gang and West Coast Animal Rescue www.tinyurl.com/sparkygang, www.facebook.com/ westcoastanimalrescue Stella’s Hope www.stellashope.org

Animal Assistance League of OC (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.org Animals Rule Placement Foundation www.animalsrule.org

Designer Dog Rescue www.designerdogrescue.com

(424) 257-0341

The Dog Cafe LA (213) 810-2872 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. www.thedogcafela.com

K9 Spirit Organization www.k9spirit.org (310) 512-7833

The Little Red Dog Rescue www.thelittlereddog.com The Pet Adoption Center of OC (949) 858-1000 www.adoptocpets.org

(661) 556-717

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

(858) 229-4972

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

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

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

Pawlosophy www.pawlosophy.org

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

Pet Adoption Connection (714) 494-6024 Rescues dogs and cats. www.petadoptionconnection.org

Akita Angels www.akitaangels.org

Pet Project Foundation (949) 595-8899 Rescue partner with Coastal Animal Services Authority Shelter for Dana Point and San Clemente. www.petprojectfoundation.org Priceless Pets Rescue (909) 203-3695 Adoption centers in Chino Hills and Claremont. www.pricelesspetrescue.org

(818) 925-4822

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 Inc. (951) 532-0491 Rescues and places huskies. www.alleysrescuedangels.org adoption & rescue


Aussie Shepherd Rescue of So. Cal. www.aussierescuesocal.com Basset Hound Rescue of So. Cal. (949) 484-9065 www.bassethoundrescue.org Bichon FurKids Rescue www.bichonfurkids.org Border Collie Rescues Border Collie Rescue, www.bcrescue.net; and Border Collies in Need, www.bordercolliesinneed.org. Boston Buddies (310) 364-4543 www.bostonbuddies.org Boxer Rescue LA www.boxer-rescue-la.com

(310) 862-0044

Dachshund Rescues So. Cal. Dachshund Relief, www.scdr.org. Dachshund Paws and Pals Rescue, www.dachshundpaws. org. Dachshund Rescue and Placement, www. doxykeeper.net. Dachshund Rescue of LA, www. dachshundrescueoflosangeles.com. English Springer Rescue America www.springerrescue.org French Bulldog Rescue Network www.frenchbulldogrescue.org German Shepherd Rescues Also see Coastal German Shepherd Rescue and German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County listed in this section. German Shepherd Safe Haven, (949) 363-5254, www.gssafehaven.org. Westside German Shepherd Rescue, www.sheprescue.org.

Greyhound Rescues CalGAP, www.calgap.org. Fast Friends Greyhound Rescue, www.fastfriends.org. Grey Save, www. greysave.org. Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation, www.socaligrescue.com. Labrador Rescues Labradors and Friends, www.labradorsandfriends.org. Calif. Labrador Retrievers and More Rescue, (858) 273-5386, www.labsandmore.org. Labrador Rescuers, (619) 819-0234, www.labrescuers.org. So. Cal. Labrador Retriever Rescue, (888) 554-ALAB, www.sclrr.org. Leonberger Rescue (866) 443-4542 www.leonberger-rescue.org

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

Great Pyrenees Association So. Cal. (909) 887-8201 www.greatpyrrescue.org

Maltese Rescue California www.malteserescuecalifornia.org

Miniature Schnauzer and Friends Rescue www.msfr.org

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OCPoundHounds Small Breed Rescue Pomeranian and papillon. www.ocpoundhounds.com Old English Sheepdog Rescue www.oesrescue.com

(310) 392-3366

Orange County Pit Bull Rescue www.ocpbr.org

Animal Communicator Reiki Master Medical Intuitive Phone & In-Home Sessions (714) 875-7194 www.TerriSteuben.com terri@terristeuben.com

(310) 327-7871

Pugs ‘n Pals (949) 262-7843 www.pugdogrescue.com Retrievers and Friends of So. Cal. (951) 696-2428 www.retrieversandfriends.com Shiba and Jindo Rescues Jindo Project Rescue, www.jindoproject.org. Saving Shibas Rescue, www.savingshibasinc.org. Shiba Club of Southern California, www.shibaclubofsocal.com. So. Cal. Bull Terrier Rescue (818) 594-4177 www.btrescue.us

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So. Cal. Bulldog Rescue www.socalbulldogrescue.org

(714) 612-0265

So. Cal. Golden Retriever Rescue (866) 299-1899 www.scgrrescue.org

Animal Communicator • Terri Steuben Terri Steuben gives a voice to dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets through her abilities as an animal communicator. She can give you a better understanding of your pet, and help you solve behavior problems like biting, chewing, jumping, separation anxiety, scratching, sibling disputes and trauma. She assists with puppy education, health issues, comforting passing pets and connecting with deceased pets. Terri also has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies (see Therapy and Rehabilitation 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. (714) 875-7194. www.TerriSteuben.com. See ad on this page. 8 petsguide winter/spring 2016/17

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

Kitty Bungalow Charm school for wayward cats. Street-cat rescue. www.kittybungalow.org Long Beach Felines (562) 453-7377 www.longbeachfelines.org

Pei People Shar Pei Rescue www.peipeople.com Pug Nation Rescue of LA www.pugnationla.org

Healthy Paws (562) 902-5700 Rescue cats available for adoption in store. 11151 First Ave., Whittier. www.healthypawsstore.com

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Westie Rescues: Westie Rescue of California. Seven Western States, www.westierescueca.com. Westie Rescue of OC and Beyond (all of California), www.westierescueoc.com. Cat Rescues A Cat’s Tale www.acatstale.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 Dream Animal Rescue Mostly a cat rescue with a few dogs available. www.dreamanimalrescue.org

MeoowzResQ (714) 997-0868 www.meoowzresq.com OC Small Paws (714) 815-4300 www.ocsmallpaws.org Second Chance (714) 487-1518 www.secondchancepetadoptions.org The Cat Cove www.thecatcove.com Cat Sanctuaries and Retirements Blue Bell Foundation for Cats (949) 494-1586 Appointments required for visiting. Volunteer opportunities available. 20982 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www.bluebellcats.org National Cat Protection Society (949) 650-1232 Some cats are also available for adoption. Tuesday - Saturday, noon - 4:30 p.m. 6904 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach. www.natcat.org Foster Homes for Animals Foster families take in animals that are waiting to find permanent “fur-ever” homes. Most adoption and rescue organizations need foster families and will provide for the needs of the animals, including food and medical care. An application process is usually required. The length of fostering can vary from a few days to several months. For details, inquire at the adoption and rescue organizations listed in this section. If You Lost or Found a Pet or Cannot Take Care of Your Pet See Emergency Resources under Emergency and Health Services. Multi-Species Rescue Pig Rescues California Potbellied Pig Association, plus adoptions and education, (925) 937-9045, www. cppa4pigs.org. Honey, I Shrunk the Pigs, (714) 985-9954, www.honeyishrunkthepigs.com/rescue. SCAMPP (Southern California Association for Miniature Potbellied Pigs), www.scampp.com. Bunny Bunch Rabbit Rescue (714) 889-9755 Adoption of rescued rabbits, chinchillas, Guinea pigs and other small animals. Free nail trims, gland cleaning and care sheets as well as classes. 15434 Bechler River Ave., Fountain Valley. Adoption center also in Montclair, 4601 Brooks St., (909) 6319552. www.bunnybunch.org adoption & rescue


Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres www.farmsanctuary.org

Grand-Paws Senior Sanctuary (661) 286-2066 www.grandpawsrescue.org

Long Beach Shelter Rescue (562) 618-8638 Adoptions of rabbits, rodents, hamsters and Guinea pigs rescued from local shelters. Email: rodentlady44@yahoo.com.

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Orange County Cavy Haven (714) 242-7548 Adoption of rescued Guinea pigs from shelters. www.facebook.com/cavyhaven Rabbit Rescue (562) 862-8844 www.rabbitrescue.com Red Bucket Rescue Rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of horses and donkeys. Tours and visiting hours, Sunday, 1-4 p.m. 2885 English Road, Chino Hills. www.redbucketrescue.org Reptile Rescue See Birds and Reptiles for rescues. Senior-Dog Rescues Find information and resources about adopting a senior pet. Ask rescues and shelters about senior dogs and “Seniors for Seniors” programs where adoption fees are often discounted or waived. Frosted Faces Foundation (715) 574-6320 www.frostedfacesfoundation.org

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

day & overnight care Day and overnight care for dogs, cats and other pets in your own home or at a facility. For care at a boarding facility, always inquire about qualifications, check references and ask for a tour. Advanced reservations may be required. For in-home care, verify that sitters and dog walkers are bonded, insured and members of professional associations, such as Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters; some may be animalCPR and first-aid certified. Always check their qualifications and references. • Alicia Pet Care Center 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo (949) 768-1313 www.mypetsdr.com Both a full service veterinary hospital as well as a new boarding facility. They offer large, comfortable,

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sanitized, and well-maintained accommodations that are outfitted with fresh bedding and 100% pure filtered water at all times. Their enclosures are outfitted with safety glass, all of which helps to minimize your pet’s stress and maximize their comfort. Doctor supervision is provided during the entire stay, along with individualized care by the skilled and loving staff. Attention is paid to special dietary and medication needs, including diabetic care. Grooming services are available: baths, nail trimming and dental services. Also see Veterinary Services. • Animal Inns of America 10852 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove (714) 400-2178 www.animalinns.com Animal Inns provides the ultimate in pet care, including valet pick-up and delivery services via their own pet limousine. Their comfort-care packages include canine suites in a variety of sizes with exercise area, cat apartments with sunning windows, daily grooming, snack and playtime. Every pet receives human touch contact at least six times a day. Detailed records are kept on every guest and a “report card” of daily activities is gone over with the pet owner. Staff veterinarians are available daily, plus a fully-equipped animal clinic is just steps away from the facility. Pets may be checked in or picked up 365 days a year, including holidays. Come by for a visit! Animal Inns encourages pet owners to visit and make a personal inspection of the facility. Family run since 1978. See ad on page 1. • Back Bay Veterinary Hospital 4263 Birch St., Newport Beach (949) 756-0554 www.bbvh.com Boarding for dogs and cats. Large and spacious facility with enclosed outdoor play yard, large indoor runs, soft elevated beds, fleece blankets, treats, exercise and playtime in the grassy area, cat condos, and plenty of daily attention. See coupon on page 16. Boarding at Veterinarian Clinics and Hospitals Many veterinary clinics and hospitals offer boarding for pets; check with your vet for availability. • Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda 92886 (714) 985-1330 www.countrycarepetsresort.com Nestled off the beaten track in Yorba Linda, Country Care Pet Resort is a full-service board, care and grooming facility operated by caring animal lovers. As animal “parents” themselves, owners Debbie Kreutzkamp and Maria Dales understand the emotions pet owners experience at the thought of leaving their animal family members for boarding, so they have customized their services to ensure each animal guest is pampered and happy. The facility offers spacious accommodations for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and reptiles in a climate-controlled environment, as well as outdoor play areas, optional walks, doggie day care and kitty cuddling. Guests with special needs and those who require medications receive “VIP” treatment as needed. Debbie and Maria are most proud of the care and personalized attention provided by a compassionate team of “guest services personnel,” who treat boarding guests as their own family members. 10 petsguide winter/spring 2016/17

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. 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. • Doggietown USA 7466 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 841-3330 www.doggietownusa.com An indoor, climate-controlled, cage-free day care and boarding facility. Their canine guests are considered extended family and are treated as such. The staff knows every dog coming through the door and who their guest’s favorite friends are. Clients love giving their dogs the opportunity to take part in a “supervised slumber party.” At Doggietown USA, dogs sleep together with other similar-sized canine guests on cots in an open environment, and the attentive staff is with the dogs 24/7 to take care of them and keep their sleeping areas clean. All employees are certified in animal first aid and CPR. Doggietown USA is “The Place for Pets to Play and Stay.” See ad with coupon on page 12 for a free one-day visit! • Home of Hunter Pet Care (714) 292-5071 Are you going on vacation? Home of Hunter Pet Care provides daily visits with your pets while you are away. Are you busy, tired or feeling guilty? They also offer half-hour and 45-minute walks to give your pooch exercise and companionship while you’re at work or away for long hours. Medication administration, including insulin shots, is available. Rates start at just $15. Serves Huntington Beach and surrounding cities. Email: homeofhunter@aol.com. See ad on this page. • 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 Veterinary Services. See ad on page 19. • 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 opday & overnight care


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knowing your pet is at their home away from home. See ad on page 11 for a free night of boarding! • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) www.petbutler.com In addition to their poop-removal services, Pet Butler now offers dog walking services in the Orange County area. Their walks are 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or 40 minutes long. Email: draymond@petbutler.com. Also see Poop Removal. See ad on page 30. • Pooch Hotel 22251 S. Wilmington Ave., Carson (310) 847-6228 www.poochhotel.com The Pooch Hotel loves dogs. At Pooch Hotel South Bay, they’re here for you and your dog 24 hours a day, every day. With spacious play areas as well as luxury boarding accommodations, they offer nothing but the best for your pets home away from home. Their Standard Suites feature natural lighting, spacious accommodations and webcam access during group playtime. With an upgrade to their Presidential or Palace Suites, your pup can enjoy a flat screen TV and you will have access to in-suite webcams. Whether they’re boarding or just hanging out for the day, they’ll get as much affection as they do at home. See their ad on page 11 with coupon for a free first day of play. • Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (714) 960-DOGS www.topdogbarkery.net New short-term, doggie day care in HB’s new Pacific City! Enjoy the beach with your pup, and then bring your furbaby over for day care, so you can leisurely shop and eat in the new center! Also offering express “beach baths” to full grooming services as part of their day-care packages. Top Dog will spoil your pup with fresh baked treats from the “Barkery” and a fun time for a few hours or all day! Also see Groomers, Pet Shops and Boutiques, and Training. • 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 quote with the same services offered, please give them the opportunity to match or beat it. See ad on page 11. day & overnight care


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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-emergency-

room-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. After-Hours Veterinarians Many veterinarian offices are open after 6 p.m. and on weekends. Find vets in your area online (search on: veterinary offices open after 6 p.m., plus your city). Keeping a list of these offices on hand could save you the expense of a trip to the emergency room. • Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 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 oper-

ated under a veterinarian license. See ad on page 15; and handy cut-out on page 30. Animal Control The following organizations provide emergency animal control services for the cities indicated. Services include rescuing stray, trapped, injured, abandoned, deceased or wild animals; and investigating animal cruelty, animal bites and noise complaints. Most animal control services are provided by your city’s shelter or a branch of a local police department; the number listed may be a police dispatch. For non-emergency services and local and regional shelter information, see Shelters. Coastal Animal Services Shelter (949) 492-1617 Serves Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. www.tinyurl.com/danapointanimalcontrol Costa Mesa City Animal Control (714) 754-5311 Costa Mesa only. www.tinyurl.com/costamesaanimalcontrol Garden Grove Animal Care Services (714) 741-5565 Serves Garden Grove only. www.ci.garden-grove. ca.us/animalcare Irvine Animal Services (949) 724-7092 Irvine only. www.tinyurl.com/Irvineanimalcontrolinfo LA County Downey Animal Shelter (562) 940-6898

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Serves Artesia, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada and Whittier. www.tinyurl.com/downeyshelter La Habra Animal Control (562) 383-4352 La Habra only. www.tinyurl.com/LHanimalcontrol Laguna Beach Animal Shelter (949) 497-0701 Serves Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods only. www.puplagunabeach.org Long Beach Animal Care Services (562) 570-7387 Also serves Cerritos, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. www.longbeach.gov/acs Mission Viejo Animal Services (949) 470-3045 Serves Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo. Starting January 1, 2017, services will also be provided for Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. www.cmvas.org

Newport Beach City Animal Control (949) 644-3717 Newport Beach only. www.tinyurl.com/nbanimalcontrol OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848 Serves Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Brea, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dove Canyon, El Modena, Foothill Ranch, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Midway City, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rossmoor, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Tustin Foothills, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. www.ocpetinfo.com

is not available. It is the only facility in the area designed and equipped as an emergency-only animal hospital from the ground up. Their doctors are trained and dedicated to meet the demands of emergency medicine. Patients enjoy the latest in diagnostic, monitoring and supportive equipment, including the highest quality digital radiology, an in-house laboratory, endoscopy and ultrasound. Should your pet require emergency surgery at any time, you are assured that the staff has the equipment and expertise you would expect from your own doctor. Open Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; and weekends, noon on Saturday 8 a.m. on Monday morning. 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. www.aucsoc.com. See ad on page 15.

Santa Ana Animal Control (714) 245-8792 Santa Ana only. www.tinyurl.com/santaanaanimallicense

AVSG After Hours (949) 653-9300 24-hour emergency or urgent-care services. 2965 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.avsg24.com

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

• Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital (949) 261-7979 The veterinarians at the Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital are highly trained and have extensive experience treating a wide range of animal emergencies. They have a doctor on the premises at all times during the hours of operation. It is the premier emergency veterinary center serving pet owners and primary-care veterinarians in Newport Beach, Irvine, Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Laguna, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Garden Grove, Tustin and Orange. Open Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; 24 hours on weekends and holidays. 3720 Campus Drive, Ste. D, Newport Beach. www.orangecountyemergencyvet.com. See ad on this page.

Westminster Animal Control (714) 548-3201 Westminster only. Emergency line, (714) 5483212. www.tinyurl.com/wanimalcontrol Dog-Fighting, Cock-Fighting & Animal-Cruelty Hotlines Los Angeles Animal Cruelty Task Force (213) 486-0450 24-hour notification hotline. Email: actf@lapd. lacity.org. www.tinyurl.com/LAanimaltaskforce LA Dog-Fighting Hotline (877) NO2FITE (662-3483) A 24-hour tip line for Los Angeles residents to report any information about dog-fighting rings, an upcoming dog fight or individuals involved in dog fighting. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still collect up to $5,000 if the information leads to arrest or conviction. Please note, if there is a dog fight in progress, call 911. www.reportdogfight.com Humane Society of the United States Dog-Fighting or Cock-Fighting Hotline (877) TIP-HSUS (847-4787) A nationwide tip line. Your identity is protected if you call to report tips about dog fighting/cock fighting or suspected fighting. Reward money for reporting is up to $5,000. www.tinyurl.com/humanesocietyhotlines Emergency Animal Hospitals When possible, notify staff of your situation prior to arrival. For information on non-emergency and specialty care, see Veterinary Services. Animal Emergency Referral Center (310) 325-3000 24-hour emergency services. 3511 Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. A, Torrance. www.aercvet.com • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County (949) 364-6228 The Animal Urgent Care 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

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Crossroads Animal Emergency Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. Huntington Beach: 18364 Beach Blvd., (714) 794-6900. Norwalk: 11057 Rosecrans Ave., (562) 863-2522. www. crossroadsanimal911.com Long Beach Animal Emergency (562) 735-5200 Monday - Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., Friday, 6 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m., and 24 hours on holidays. 4720 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach. www.lbervet.com Orange County Emergency Pet Clinic Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; and Saturday, noon - Monday, 8 a.m. Locations: 12750 Garden Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, (714) 537-3032; and 3920 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 441-2925. www.er4yourpet.com. So. Cal. Veterinary Specialty Hospital (949) 833-9020 24-hour critical care. 1371 Reynolds Ave., Irvine. www.scvsh.com • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital, serving pet owners throughout Southern California. They are here for you 24 hours a day—they never close. Having multiple specialists working together under one roof allows them to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options. Los emergency & health services: emergency resources


Angeles and Southbay, Specialty and Emergency Services, (310) 542-8018. Tustin, Outpatient Cardiology Services, (949) 559-0133. Woodland Hills, Outpatient Cardiology Services, (818) 436-4630. www.vcaadvancedveterinarycarecenter.com. Also see Therapy and Rehab, and Veterinary Services. See ad on page 19. VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital (562) 926-3600 24-hour emergency care. 10701 South St., Cerritos. www.vcahospitals.com/lakewood-ca

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VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists (949) 654-8950 ICU 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 3021 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.ocvetspecialists.com

• Hospital Transfers with Oxygen • Home Euthanasia / Body Removals

Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (949) 201-4100 Emergency care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 31896 Plaza Drive, Ste. C1, San Juan Capistrano. www.vmsg-oc.com Yorba Regional Animal Hospital (714) 921-8700 Emergency services offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Urgent care walk-ins available daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 8290 East Crystal Drive, Anaheim. www.yorbaregionalvets.com If You Cannot Care For Your Pet Most shelters accept pets brought in by owners who can no longer care for their pet, provided the owner lives within the region served by the shelter; fees may apply. The standard holding period for stray animals to be reclaimed does not apply to owner-surrendered pets, who may not be held long enough to be adopted prior to euthanization. Some rescue operations accept owner-surrendered pets, allowing the pets to be adopted; see Adoption and Rescue, Pet Assistance and Shelters. Lost and Found Pets If you have lost your pet: 1) Have someone stay behind to field phone calls, and then drive the neighborhood with a flashlight (after dark), whistle, your dog’s leash and a current photo, combing parks, schools and open areas. 2) Call your local animal control office (see Animal Control in this section) for recent pick-ups and found pet reports. 3) Search www.petharbor. com, a service of the Humane Society, for listings and pictures of animals brought into shelters, updated hourly. If you have not found your pet after searching, register your pet as lost to receive an email when matching animals are listed by a shelter or registered as found on the site. 4) Blanket a five-mile radius with “Lost Dog” signs. Include a picture, breed, color and your phone number; listing a “reward” helps too. Leave flyers at houses on your street, shelters, pet-supply stores, vet offices, groomers, dog parks, supermarkets, the post office and coffee shops. Post “Lost Dog” ads on Craig’s List and in the local newspapers for at least two weeks. 5) Personally visit all shelters in your area; neighboring cities often contract with different shelters. Visit as often as possible. If the shelter policy allows, leave your contact information with a recent photo of your pet; shelter staff cannot always proemergency & health services: emergency resources

• Long Distance Transportation • Air Ambulance / Charter Flights • Cremation Services • See page 30 for a handy reminder

vide notification, but most will provide as much assistance as possible. See Shelters for location information. 6) Visit www.amberalertforpets.com, www. findtoto.com, www.fidofinder.com, www.pipmypet. com, www.thecenterforlostpets.com and www. whistle.com, “Amber Alerts” for lost or stolen pets; fees apply. Tip: Always have your dog wear license and ID tags, and invest in an ID microchip (keep your contact information current) for quick returns. If you have found an animal without tags: 1) Check for ID tags or tattoos, or drive him to your vet’s office to have him scanned for an ID microchip. 2) You can also put him on a leash and tell him to “go home!” He might lead you straight to his door, or to neighbors who know him. 3) By law you’re required to register him at the local animal shelter, because that’s likely the first place his owner will look. If you decide to search for the owner on your own, call and register the dog at local shelters and register the pet as found at www.petharbor. com; matching descriptions will be emailed to owners who have registered lost pets. 4) If you decide to take the animal to a shelter, you can find your city’s

shelter on page 30. At the shelter, the animal will be scanned for microchip ID and logged. Generally, stray animals are held for an owner-reclamation period prior to being available for adoption. If you are worried about the life of the animal, always ask the shelter about their policy before taking the animal in. Tip: Many rescue organizations offer advice and assistance, you can find rescues on pages 5-9. 5) If you cannot transport the animal to a shelter or find the owner on your own, call your local animal control office (see page 13). • Need a Pet Related Investigation? (657) 258-6085 Need a pet-related investigation? Thorndyke Investigations is a California-licensed and insured private investigator firm serving Orange and nearby counties. They conduct: pet/people locates; investigations of pet-related issues; attorney assistance, and more. They are a member of the National Council of Investigation and Security Services; California License PI187851. Call for a free consultation! Email: Thorndyke@aol.com. See ad on page 14.

Serving South Orange County Since 1979 • Experienced Veterinarian on Premises • Fully Equipped to Handle Any Emergency • Caring, Compassionate Staff Trained in Emergency Care • Conveniently Located in Saddleback Valley Adjacent to Mission Viejo Animal Shelter

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checklist, visit their website under “News and Information.” Wildlife Services Critter Catchers (949) 497-5046 Offers humane solutions to problematic wildlife. Operating hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Email: 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 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 Pet CPR/First-Aid Classes American Red Cross Resources on first aid, CPR, poisoning and preparation for disasters such as flood or fire. www.redcross.org

Sunny-dog Ink (818) 951-7962 First Aid and CPR, Pet Disaster Preparedness and Senior Pet Care, plus emergency preparedness kits. www.sunnydogink.com, www.petsafetysrusader.com

Doggie and Me (714) 742-8895 First-aid classes include how to build a pet first-aid kit and CPR. Portion of all proceeds benefit pet oxygen masks for fire departments. www.doggieandme.com

Poison Helplines 24-hour hot lines for any animal poison-related emergency. ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, (888) 426-4435, $65 consultation fee may be applied, www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control. Pet Poison Helpline, (800) 764-7661, $49 per incident, www.petpoisonhelpline.com

Pet Tech CPR and First-Aid Training (760) 930-0309 PetSaver (eight-hour course) and Instructor Training (three-day course). www.pettech.net Sirius K9 Academy (714) 296-9714 Pet first-aid and CPR classes for groups and individuals. www.siriusk9training.com

SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART) www.scart.us, www.tinyurl.com/fbscart In a disaster, they provide temporary animal sheltering and support rescue efforts. Classes also offered. For a pet emergency disaster kit

Trouble Giving Pets Their Meds? B & B Pharmacy has the answer! Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs, they tailor dosages relative to your pet’s size. This assures that your animal receives the proper dosage they need to get better, and stay healthy. Animals can become very picky when dealing with medicine. By compounding the medication, it becomes a treat for the animal and not a hassle for you. Great for dogs, cats, birds and other animals, in flavors they already love, including tuna, cheese, peanut butter, fruit and more! 10244 Rosecrans Ave., Bellflower. (562) 866-8363. www.bbpharmacy.com. See ad on this page.

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Marine Animal Rescue (800) 399-4253 (39-WHALE) For marine mammal and sea bird emergencies in Southern California. www.whalerescueteam.org Marine Mammal Care Center The center rescues and rehabilitates ill or injured seals and sea lions along the Los Angeles coast. Volunteer opportunities available. 3601 S. Gaffey St., #8, San Pedro. www.marinemammalcare.org National Marine Mammal Foundation (877) 360-5527 If you find a sick sea lion on the beach, give the animal space, do not touch it (it’s the law) and call the west coast regional hotline. www.nmmf.org Opossum Society of the U.S. Resource assistance with orphaned and/or injured opossums. In emergency situations, call Animal Control (see listing in this section). www. opossumsocietyus.org Pacific Marine Mammal Center (949) 494-3050 The center rescues and rehabilitates stranded and injured marine mammals from Orange County beaches. Volunteer opportunities available. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www.pacificmmc.org Songbird Care and Education Center (714) 964-0666 Assistance and resource for orphaned or injured songbirds. www.songbirdcareandeducation.org Wetlands and Wildlife Care Center (714) 374-5587 The center provides assistance for emergency situations involving ill or injured wildlife. 21900 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. www. wwccoc.org emergency & health services: emergency resources


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end-of-life Cremation, burial, hospice and euthanasia services, plus pet loss and bereavement support groups and counseling. Also see: Emergency Resources, Pet Assistance and Mobile Vets listed under Veterinary Services. • Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Their goal in providing in-home euthanasia, body removal and cremation services is to make the transition easier for both your pet and your family. By providing this service at home, they can create a sense of comfort. Like us, pets are most comfortable at home—being able to pass at home with all the love and support that a family provides can make the process so much easier. See ad on page 15; and handy cut-out on page 30. 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

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pets end their life comfortably in the surroundings of their own home through hospice care. There may also come a time when pet owners need to make the decision of euthanasia. Businesses listed in this section offer counseling concerning hospice care and euthanasia. Also see Mobile Vets listed under Veterinary Services and Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County listed in this section.

PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP of ORANGE COUNTY

ASPCA Grief Counseling, Pet-loss hotline and information about end-of-life care, (877) GRIEF-10, www.tinyurl.com/aspcapetgrief. Laura Lesneski, (949) 554-5971, www.petgrieflifcoach.com. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com It is important to Dr. Woods that each patient has a chance to a dignified progression of life. Whether it be a consultation for a wheelchair fitting or rental, electro acupuncture, pain management, or having to help a client make a challenging decision, Dr. Woods will be there to offer comfort and support. Saying goodbye to your beloved pet can be easier in the comfort of your own home. Often, it is soothing for them to be surrounded by the family they love in a familiar environment. Dr. Woods offers house calls to his patients for a variety of reasons to keep them comfortable and stress-free. See ad on page back inside cover.

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

(949) 650-2442 www.Time4Therapy.com • 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

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care in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura counties and the Inland Empire. See ad on page 17. Pet Cemeteries and Crematoriums Paws and Claws Aquamation and Memorial (714) 363-3354 2328 N. Batavia St., Ste. 106, Orange www.pawsaquamation.com

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

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

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

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

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Pet Haven Cemetery & Crematory (310) 532-2477 18300 South Figueroa St., Gardena www.pethavencemeteryandcrematory.com Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery (714) 962-7111 19542 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach www.seabreezepetcemetery.com • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County (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., typically on the first or second Saturday of each month (see Calendar for dates). 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612. No reservations required. Individual, couples and family counseling sessions are also available, by appointment only. See ad on page 17.

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therapy & rehab Therapy and rehabilitation, such as massage, chiropractic and/or holistic alternative medicine for dogs, cats, small animals and horses. • Canine Chiropractic Care VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital (714) 241-9001 Many of your pet’s everyday activities and injuries can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion, which may ultimately alter your pet’s health and/or cause pain. The chiropractor can help relieve your pet’s suffering through chiropractic care, and restore quality of life; and is truly devoted to the health and well-being of your canine companion. Also see Veterinary Services. See ad on page 7. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com Dr. Woods has specialized in alternative veterinary medicine for over ten years. His passion started while at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he helped found a branch and served as president of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association. He offers a plethora of options to help his patients get back on the path to wellness. Acupuncture, LLLT, pulsed electro-magnetic field ther-

apy, Chinese herbs, homeopathy, homotoxicology, and nutraceutical therapy are avenues that allow for more options for rehabilitation. Also see Veterinary Services. See ad on back inside cover. • Terri Steuben (714) 875-7194 www.TerriSteuben.com Animal communicator Terri Steuben has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies. Knowing where your pet feels pain can assist your veterinarian with diagnosis and treatment. She is also a trained Reiki Master of the Usui method, an alternative therapy that originated in Japan and is designed to align and balance the body in order to promote healing and pain relief. Terri uses Reiki with animals pre- and post-surgery, and with those that have cancer, kidney problems and other conditions. When your pet hurts, a 15-minute phone session with Terri can be an important step to relief and recovery. Terri’s how-to book, “Secrets of a Pet Whisperer: Stop Telling Your Animals to Misbehave,” teaches her simple, two-step process for effective communication with all of your pets. See videos of Terri in action on her website today! Also check out Terri’s memoir, “Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories,” about her experiences with animal rescue. See ad on page 8. • 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. Acupuncture can improve problems in small animals such as arthritis, skin issues, respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. Chiropractic therapy can help improve the imbalance of the nervous system by restoring the proper motion to the affected joints and stimulate neurologic reflexes. Herbal therapy can be utilized for health conditions such as dermatological, musculoskeletal, urogenital and neurological. Patients with spinal issues, arthritis, soft tissue or muscle injuries and slow-healing wounds can benefit from laser therapy. For a consultation, please call. Also see Veterinary Services. See ad on page 19. More Therapy and Rehab 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. Paws on the Go, Center for Animal Physical Rehabilitation and Mobility Solutions, Laguna Woods, (949) 707-1696, www.pawsonthego.net. California Animal Rehabilitation, Los Angeles, (310) 998-2273, www. calanimalrehab.com. Two Hands Four Paws, Los Angeles, (310) 475-8555, www.twohandsfourpaws. com. Yorba Regional Animal Hospital, Anaheim, (714) 921-8700, www.yorbaregionalvets.com.

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veterinary services Veterinary 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. • Alicia Pet Care Center 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo (949) 768-1313 www.mypetsdr.com Alicia Pet Care Center’s motto is “We’re Taking Care of Your Babies,” and is a full-service veterinary hospital that is committed to providing the highest quality care available for your pets in a gentle and compassionate manner. They have provided medical, surgical, boarding and dental services for dogs and cats for over 30 years, enabling the doctors and staff to develop specialized services in preventative medicine, dermatitis, geriatric care and surgery. Member of the SCVMA, CVMA and AVMA. Also see Day and Overnight Care. • Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. Services include emergency care, such as oxygen, suction, intubation and IV treatments; emergency, inter-hospital and long-distance transports; in-home euthanasia; body removal; and cremation services. Ambulance stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. All staff are registered veterinarian technicians, and emergency medical technicians trained in animal first aid and CPR. The company is operated under a veterinarian license. See ad on page 15; and handy cut-out on page 30. • 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 our area designed and equipped as an emergency-only animal hospital from the ground up. Their doctors are trained and dedicated to meet the demands of emergency medicine. See ad on page 15. • Back Bay Veterinary Hospital 4263 Birch St., Newport Beach (949) 756-0554 www.bbvh.com Full-service small animal veterinary hospital emergency & heatlh services: veterinary services

A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital, serving pet owners throughout Southern California.

Having multiple specialists working together under one roof allows us to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options. We function as an extension of your veterinarian’s practice and will work in concert with your regular veterinarian to provide seamless care for your pet, keeping you both apprised of your pet’s care, treatment and condition every step of the way.

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providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Their state-of-the-art facility features a fully-equipped surgery center, and a large and spacious boarding and day-care facility (see Day and Overnight Care). See coupon for a free first exam on page 16.

Cat Clinic 1680 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa www.catclinicvet.net

Cat-only Clinics All About Cats Health and Wellness Center (714) 692-8CAT (8228) 23661 La Palma Ave., Yorba Linda www.all-about-cats.com

• Canine Chiropractic Care VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital (714) 241-9001 Their chiropractor is devoted to the health and well being of your canine companion. His chiropractic care for pets focuses on the nervous system, which controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body. Many of

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

(949) 642-3494

T.H.E. Cat Hospital (949) 733-2287 3069 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.myctzvet.com

Katella Animal Clinic

10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 • raydvm@yahoo.com www.KatellaClinic.com • Est. 1950 Surgical and medical veterinary care for your dogs, cats, exotics, birds, and reptiles. Specializing in orthopedics, declaw, neuter, spay, and all surgical needs.

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Birds & Reptiles Also see: Pet Shops and Boutiques. Bird Rescue Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue (714) 442-9474, www.thelilysanctuary.org Bird-Only Clinic Bird Clinic, 200 South Tustin St., Ste. E., Orange, (714) 633-2910, www.thebirdclinic.com If You Found an Injured or Deceased Bird See Wildlife Services or Animal Control under Emergency Resources. • 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 listing on this page. See ad on page 17. Bird Retail Stores BirdStuff, Orange, (714) 639-6039, www. birdstuff.com. Canary World Exotic Bird Farm, Norwalk, (562) 921-8543. Exotic Birds by Fran, Cypress, (714) 761-0868, www.facebook. com/birdsandsuppliesbyfran. Fins ‘N Feathers, Norwalk, (562) 929-2157. Magnolia Bird Farm, Anaheim, (714) 527-3387, www. magnoliabirdfarms.com. Omar’s Exotic Birds, Lake Forest, (949) 472-3962; and Brea, (714) 572-8353, www.omarsexoticbirds.com. Pottsee’s Exotics, Bellflower, (562) 804-2220. Wild Birds Unlimited, Yorba Linda, (714) 9854928, www.yorbalinda.wbu.com. Reptile and Exotic Rescues Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Network (RARN), cares for sick and injured, stray and abandoned reptiles and amphibians from shelters and other rescues. (323) 301-3360, www.rarn.org. Reptile Rescue OC 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, (949) 2910701, www.reptilerescueoc.org. Reptile and Exotic Specialty Stores La Habra Exotic Pets, La Habra, (562) 6977110, www.lhreptilehouse.com. Prehistoric Pets, reptile zoo onsite, Fountain Valley, (714) 964-3525, www.prehistoricpets.com. Reptropolis, San Clemente, (949) 492-6598, www.reptilesreptropolis.com.

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your pet’s everyday activities and injuries can cause the spinal bones to lose their normal position or normal motion, which may ultimately alter your pet’s health and/or cause pain. Together with your veterinarian, the chiropractor’s philosophy is to relieve suffering through chiropractic care, and thereby restore quality of life. “Where experience and compassion for your pet make a difference.” See ad on page 7. • Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital 3720 Campus Drive, Ste. D, Newport Beach (949) 261-7979 www.orangecountyemergencyvet.com The veterinarians at the Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital are highly trained and have extensive experience treating a wide range of animal emergencies. They’re open Monday Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; 24 hours on weekends and holidays. See Emergency Resources for complete listing. See ad on page 14. • Eye Care for Animals www.eyecareforanimals.com The doctors and staff at Eye Care for Animals (ECFA) are committed to providing the highest level of medical and surgical ophthalmic care available. Animals can suffer from eye problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, corneal ulceration, tumors of the eye, eyelid defects, retinal degeneration and many others. ECFA is continually exploring new technologies to provide the latest in diagnostics and treatment for your pet family member. Trust your pets’ eye care to Eye Care for Animals. Locations in Culver City, Palm Desert, Pasadena, San Juan Capistrano, Torrance, Tustin, Upland and Woodland Hills. See ad on back outside cover. • Integrative Veterinary Health Center 451 N. Tustin St., Orange (714) 532-0755 www.integrativeveterinaryhealthcenter.com Dr. Woods prides himself on building a personal relationship with each patient. His clients are his extended family and he wants what’s best for them, like: limited ingredient and mercuryfree vaccines, digital radiology, CO2 laser surgery, endoscopy, otoscopy, in-house labwork, ultrasonography and more. In conjunction with cutting-edge diagnostics, alternative medicine is his speciality. He can incorporate multiple treatment options together to provide a health plan specific to each patient’s needs. See ad on back inside cover. • Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Surgical and medical veterinary care for dogs, cats, exotics, birds and reptiles. They specialize in orthopedics, de-clawing, spay/neuter and surgical procedures. The clinic treats emergency and walk-in patients during business hours. See ad with coupons on page 19.

• Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice (949) 310-0938 www.LapofLove.com Lap of Love is a practice dedicated exclusively to in-home, end-of-life care for pets. They work with families on quality-of-life assessments, pain and anxiety management, end-of-life consultations and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of the pet’s favorite place—home. See End-of-Life for complete listing. See ad on page 17. Mobile Vets and Home Euthanasia 911 Vets, Los Angeles County only, (866) 4911838, 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) 5171832 or (310) 968-8370. Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California, (657) 221-7500, www. homepeteuthanasia.com. In-Home Final Pet Care, (714) 924-7675, www.inhomefinalpetcare.com. Simply Housecalls, South OC Only, (949) 2159119, www.drsilviamobilevet.com. • My Doggies Daycare & Wagly Pet Campus 30314 Esperanza, RSM (949)709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin (714)970-4200 www.mydoggiesdaycare.com, www.wagly.com Veterinary care, boarding, daycare, training and grooming—all under one roof. Full veterinary services including wellness visits, full surgical suite, internal medicine and dental procedures. The facility is state of the art with the best equipment and an amazing team. Combining all of the services enables them to ensure all your pet’s needs are met. They offer a 24-hour staff so your pet is never left alone. Mention this listing and receive your first wellness exam for free! See ad on page 11. • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center Los Angeles and South Bay Emergency and Specialty Services (310) 542-8018 Tustin Outpatient Cardiology Services (949) 559-0133 Woodland Hills Outpatient Cardiology Services (818) 436-4630 www.vcaadvancedveterinarycarecenter.com A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital, serving pet owners throughout Southern California. Having multiple specialists working together under one roof allows them to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options. Whether you and your pet are referred by your veterinarian, or seeking a specialist or emergency services on your own, they are here for you 24 hours a day—they never close. They understand how strong the human-animal bond can be and strive to demonstrate that in all they do. Their staff provides high quality, compassionate care to your beloved pet and exceptional service to you and your referring veterinarian. They function as an extension of your veterinarian’s practice and will work in concert with him to provide seamless care for your pet, keeping you both apprised of your pet’s care, treatment and condition. Also see Emergency Resources, and Therapy and Rehab. See ad on page 19. emergency & health services: veterinary services


• Veterinary Cancer Group Los Angeles (310) 558-6120 Orange County (949) 552-8274 San Fernando Valley (818) 888-6882 South Bay Coming Soon www.vetcancergroup.com Veterinary Cancer Group is committed to taking the fear out of cancer; and replacing it with hope. They are staffed by leading board-certified medical and radiation oncologists who are passionate about improving the lives of pets with cancer by providing in-depth information and access to the latest treatments available. Veterinary Cancer Group does more than care for pets; they care for the families who love them. See ad on page 18.

groomers Grooming services, plus DIY and mobile groomers. DIY groomers offer supplies including aprons, nail-trimming implements, ear-cleaning tools, flea control, anti-shedding treatments, dryers, brushes, combs, and various shampoos and conditioners; additional fees may apply. Mobile groomers travel to your home or business for all of your pet’s grooming needs. • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Self-service baths come in three levels ranging from basic to luxury. All baths include shampoo and conditioner, blueberry facials, ear-cleaning pads, brushes, Furminator, towels and aprons–– all you have to do is bring the dog! Bathers have a choice of shampoos: oatmeal, tearless, flea control and no-chemical for sensitive skin. The luxury-level baths also include top-of-the-line products, plus toothpaste and toothbrush and cologne. All bath stations are completely disinfected from top to bottom after every wash. Animalia is only minutes from dog beach, making it the perfect destination before heading home. Bathing hours: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ask about their frequent-bather program for self-service wash. See ad on page 29; coupon on page 12. • 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 instore grooming and mobile grooming services. Moemergency & health services: veterinary services • groomers

bile services are offered in the Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Orange, Placentia, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda areas. The pet spa, formerly Lisha’s Grooming Salon, is professionally run since 1985. All groomers are pet first-aid and CPR certified. Gift cards and a rewards program are available. See ad on this page. • Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda 92886 (714) 985-1330 www.countrycarepetsresort.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 groomer has been working in the industry for 25 years and he has a soothing way with even the most reluctant animal clients. See ad on page 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 with coupons on page 19. • 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 33. • 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

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of Top Dog’s upscale boutique and bakery. Several packages to choose from with all-inclusive services from the basics in bathing with their “Silver Package” to the ultimate “Platinum Spa Day Package.” Your precious pup is like family to them, and will be spoiled and treated to fresh-baked goodies while you shop around the plaza, or relax having a luxurious lunch in the restaurants nearby. Call today for an appointment.

poos, conditioners, nail trimming, ear cleaning and gland expulsion. Food and pet supplies are available for purchase at all three locations, and they also offer pick-up and delivery—call for details. Call or visit the website for each location’s hours. Also see Pet Shops and Boutiques. See ad on page 21; coupon on page 35. • Linda’s K-9 Kastle 8229 Commonwealth Ave., Buena Park (714) 521-2280 Offers full service grooming for your dog by a friendly, caring and experienced staff. Services can include wash, cut and style, nail trimming, ear cleaning, flea treatments and more. They offer Frontline and Advantage in a single dosage if your dog is in need of one. See ad on this page. • Mar Mel Inn 1374 Gladys Ave., Long Beach (562) 439-2993 www.marmelinn.com Bring your pet—dog or cat—in for a haircut to your specifications. Open seven days a week. Also see Day and Overnight Care. See ad on page 10. • Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop 353 Lakewood Center Mall Lakewood (562) 531-2871 4235 Sepulveda Culver City (310) 933-6863 www.adoptandshop.org Adopt & Shop is happy to provide “lite” dog grooming services including nail trim and teeth brushing at their Lakewood location (inside the mall near Costco). The team is dedicated to the health, hygiene, and happiness of every animal they encounter. They are always careful, thorough, and gentle to ensure that your dog

has a positive experience while being carefully groomed and gently pampered! Trust the Adopt & Shop team with the health and hygiene of your dog. Additional location in Culver City. Also see Adoption and Rescue for complete list of services. See ad on front inside cover. • My Doggies Grooming & Wagly Pet Campus 30314 Esperanza, RSM (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin (714) 970-4200 www.mydoggiesdaycare.com, www.wagly.com Grooming, boarding, veterinary care, daycare and training––all under one roof! Caring, gentle and experienced dog groomers offer breedcuts, puppy cuts, shavedowns, bath and brushout, dematting, skin care, furminator treatments, and nail and ear care. Your pup will receive expert care and handling; their goal is to ensure a stress-free grooming experience. See ad on page 11. • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) www.pawschateau.com Does your best friend deserve a spa day? If so, the Paws Chateau Spa provides bathing services, rejuvenating massages, facials and aromatherapy. Your dog will enjoy the ultimate in five-star luxury with their very own spa day experience. Also see Day and Overnight Care. See ad on page 11. • Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (714) 960-DOGS www.topdogbarkery.net Let the pampering begin! Your dog receives topnotch treatment in their new grooming salon inside

Career Training • O.C Academy of Pet Styling 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton, (714) 883-3440 www.ocacademyofpetstyling.net Learn a rewarding career in pet styling. O.C. Academy offers a state-certified grooming school. Lindell and the instructors are trained in the “Golden Paw Method,” which is a step-by-step method designed and refined over a 40-year period. Students of all ages can master all of the basic grooming skills with an emphasis on fine finishing. Tool usage and maintenance, safety, cleaning and sanitation, prepping, bathing, blow drying, styling and speed techniques are covered in depth. Accelerated course with limited class size. Call today for a tour! See ad on page 21. 22 petsguide winter/spring 2016/17

• Wags to Whiskers 5505 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 2016! Check out their great reviews on Yelp! They specialize in all-breed pet grooming, de-matting, flea treatments, dental care, nail trimming/polishing and the FURminator®. The FURminator helps reduce your pet’s shedding 60-80%. Wags to Whiskers has a professional grooming staff with many years experience to groom your poodles, Shih Tzus, Yorkies, Morkies, Malteses, Maltipoos and more. Premium foods and supplies too! See ad on page 21; coupon on page 35. DIY Grooming Locations Also see: Animalia and LaunderPet listed in this section. Bark Bath Self Serve Dog Wash (949) 514-3264 2263 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa www.barkbath.com Bixby Knolls Car Wash and Pet Wash (562) 595-6666 Full-service car wash and self-serve dog wash. 577 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach. www.tinyurl. com/bixbypetwash Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies (562) 494-1660 4700 Pacific Coast Hwy., Long Beach www.centinelafeed.com Dirty Dog Wash (714) 960-7002 504 Main St., Huntington Beach www.dirtydogwash.com Dirty Paws (562) 420-2277 4501 E. Carson Ave., Ste. 102, Long Beach www.dirtypawlb.com Doggie Spa (714) 374-8777 19365 Main St., #103, Huntington Beach www.thedoggiespa.net Dogtopia of Anaheim (714) 706-3838 4570 E. Eisenhower Circle, Anaheim www.dogtopia.com EarthWise Pet (657) 204-2840 8901 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach earthwisepet.com/huntingtonbeach Mud Puppy (949) 951-3414 22902 Los Alisos, Unit O, Mission Viejo www.ocmudpuppy.com groomers


Penny’s Pup Wash (949) 287-6815 445 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa www.pennyspupwash.com Pet Food Express (562) 728-1737 4220 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach www.petfoodexpress.com Soggy Dog (562) 432-6934 Self wash closed on weekends. 344 East 4th St., Long Beach. www.soggydog-lb.com spcaLA Pet Hotel and Grooming Salon (562) 570-3079 7700 E. Spring St., Long Beach www.spcala.com Sudsy Dog (562) 377-1360 6410 E. Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood www.sudsydogwash.net Super Suds Laundromat and Dog Wash (562) 436-1859 While your clothes are washing and drying, you can also bathe your dog. 250 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. www.supersuds.com The Paw Spa (562) 433-1330 4110 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach www.thepawspa.com Wagadoodle (949) 493-7297 653 Camino De Los Mares, #100, San Clemente

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identification & licensing Resources for microchips, GPS collars and pet tags for identification, including information about where, how and why to license your pet. Identification GPS Collars - The GPS pet collar allows pet owners to locate their cat or dog anytime and anywhere. Most collars can locate a pet within a mile, display a pet’s position and movement, and track up to three pets simultaneously. The following websites offer GPS pet collars: www.gundogsupply.com, www.amazon.com, www.pettracker.com and www.secureapet.com. Microchips - Most veterinarians, shelters and rescues offer microchip identification and placement. Contact your local vet or shelter (see Shelters and Low-Cost

Services under Pet Assistance) for fee information. 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: Why and How 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. 99 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.tinyurl.com/costamesapetlicense Dana Point, Newport Beach and San Clemente Animal Licenses (800) 738-3463 Also serves Newport Coast, Corona Del Mar, Balboa and Monarch Beach. By phone or online only. www. petdata.com Garden Grove Animal Care Services (714) 741-5565 Serves Garden Grove only. www.ci.garden-grove. ca.us/animalcare Irvine Animal Care Center (949) 724-7740 Serves Irvine only. 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine. www. cityofirvine.org/animals La Habra Animal Control (562) 383-4355 Serves La Habra. www.tinyurl.com/LHanimalcontrol

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Laguna Beach Animal Shelter (949) 497-3552 Serves Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods only. 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. www. puplagunabeach.org Long Beach Animal Care Services (562) 570-7387 Serves Cerritos, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Signal Hill. 7700 E. Spring St. www. longbeach.gov/acs Mission Viejo Animal Services Center (949) 470-3045 Serves Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo. Starting January 1, 2017, services will also be provided for Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. www.cmvas.org OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848 See Animal Control on page 13 for a complete list of cities served. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. www.ocpetinfo.com Santa Ana Licensing (714) 647-5257 Serves Santa Ana only. 20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana. www.tinyurl.com/SAanimalcontrol 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) 898-3315, Ext. 3201 Serves Westminster. www.tinyurl.com/Wpetlicense

parks, beaches & trails Dog-friendly parks, beaches and trails. Dog park use requires that your dogs are current on vaccinations and that you clean up after your dogs. When visiting a leash-free dog park, keep them on leash before you go into the park and when you exit, and do not bring female dogs in heat. City and regional parks allow leashed dogs on trails and throughout other recreation areas. Park websites list additional rules and regulations. Trail use requires that all dogs must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Many trails are shared by equestrians, bicyclists and pedestrians. All distances are approximate. Unless otherwise noted, no water or waste bags are provided, please trek with your dogs prepared and bring your own supplies. Also see Dog Sports and Fitness and Training Programs. 24 petsguide winter/spring 2016/17

Note: Check water conditions at dog beaches atbrc. healthebay.org, they also have an app available for smart phones. Anaheim 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) 803-3301 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 9203 Flora Vista St. www.bellflower.org Brea Carbon Canyon Regional Park (714) 973-3160 124-acre park with walking/hiking trails, plus a tenacre grove of Coastal Redwoods. 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea. www.ocparks.com/parks/carbon Brea Wildcatters Dog Park Open: 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Thursday, 7 a.m. noon for maintenance. Also closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Corner of Valencia Ave. and Santa Fe Road. www.tinyurl.com/breadogpark Buena Park Bellis Dog Park (714) 236-3860 Open: daily, 8 a.m. - dusk; closed Thursday, 8-10 a.m. for maintenance. 7171 8th St. www.tinyurl. com/buenaparkdogpark Ralph B. Clark Regional Park (714) 973-3170 104-acre park with hiking trials. 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park. www.ocparks.com/parks/ralph Costa Mesa Costa Mesa Bark Park (714) 754-5300 Open: dawn - 9 p.m.; closed Wednesday for maintenance. TeWinkle Park, corner of Arlington Ave. and Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa. www. tinyurl.com/costamesabarkpark Talbert Regional Park (949) 923-2250 North Talbert offers 91 acres and South Talbert is 88 acres. The trail system allows linkage to other parks up and down the stream along the Santa Ana River. 1298 Victoria Ave., Costa Mesa. www. ocparks.com/parks/talbert Downey Downey Dog Park (562) 904-7126 Open: dawn to dusk. Rio San Gabriel Park, 9612 Ardine St. www.tinyurl.com/downeydogpark Fullerton 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 Fullerton Dog Trails (714) 738-6575 The Fullerton area offers the following dog-friendly

trails, open 7 a.m. - sunset: Fullerton East Coyote Hills Trail - Three miles round trip, trail starts in Trail Rest Park and ends in Craig Regional Park. Fullerton Panorama Trail - Three miles round trip, trail head in Coyote Hills Golf Course. Hiltscher Park Trail - Three miles round trip, trail head at the corner of Bastenchury and W. Valley View Drive. Juanita Cooke Greenbelt and Trail - Five-and-a-half miles round trip, trail head at north end of Laguna Lake Park. www.tinyurl.com/fullertondogfriendlytrails Craig Regional Park (714) 973-3180 124-acre park with hiking trails. 3300 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton. www.ocparks.com/parks/ted 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 Santa Ana River Bike Path/Hiking Trail Path that parallels the Santa Ana River channel is 29 miles one way, Huntington Beach to Yorba Regional Park to Green River Golf Course in Corona. Path is shared by cyclists, joggers and strollers. www.tinyurl.com/santaanarivertrail Wieder Regional Park (949) 923-2250 24-acre park features hiking trails. 19251 Seapoint Ave. www.ocparks.com/parks/harriett 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.hbdogpark.com, 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, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Metered parking (currency, coins and Visa/MC). Annual parking permit is available; call the Marine Safety Division for rates, (714) 536-5281. Pacific Coast Hwy., between 21st and Seapoint streets. www.dogbeach.org 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 between September 11 - June 14; before 9 a.m. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Rules apply to both the city identification & licensing • parks, beaches & trails


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Laguna Niguel Laguna Niguel Pooch Park (949) 362-4300 Open: dawn to dusk. 31461 Golden Lantern. www. tinyurl.com/poochpark Laguna Woods Laguna Woods Dog Park (949) 639-0500 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. Ridge Route at Peralta Drive. Lakewood Home Run Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Rynerson Park, 20711 Studebaker Road. (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408. www.tinyurl.com/lakewooddogpark Long Beach (562) 570-6555, (562) 570-3111 www.longbeach.gov www.tinyurl.com/LBdogparks Coolidge Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 352 Neece Ave. Downtown Dog Park Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Lincoln Park, Broadway and Pacific Ave. El Dorado Regional Park and Dog Park More than 660 acres with walking trails. El Dorado West, 2800 Studebaker Road, (562) 570-3225. El Dorado East, vehicle entry: $5-8, cash only, annual passes available; 7550 E Spring St., (562) 5701771. Dog park is located in El Dorado East, Area II; open daily, dawn to dusk, (562) 570-3150. Jackson Park Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 1432 Jackson St. K9 Corner Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Pacific Ave. and 9th St. Recreation Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Monday morning closure for maintenance. 5201 E. 7th St. 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. parks, beaches & trails

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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.tinyurl.com/osocreektrail, www.cityofmissionviejo.org 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

University Drive, Newport Beach. www.ocparks. com/parks/newport Orange Irvine Regional Park (714) 973-6835 Features paved and unpaved walking/hiking trails. Parking, $3-7. 1 Irvine Park Road. www.ocparks. com/irvinepark Santiago Oaks Regional (714) 973-6620 1,758-acre park features hiking trails that provide access to the Anaheim Hills trail system that connects several parks. 2145 N. Windes Drive. www. ocparks.com/parks/santiago Placentia Tri-City Regional Park (714) 973-3180 40-acre park with paved and natural walking trails. 2301 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia. www. ocparks.com/parks Rancho Palo Verde Abalone Cove Shoreline Park (310) 377-1222 Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove beaches, tide-

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Here’s how to get your cat to: Hit the Road

Dogs are much more likely to get their annual check-ups than cats. Why? They won’t get into their stinkin’ cat carriers! Here’s how to up your odds: buy a big, top-loading carrier and leave it out in the open so he gets used to it. Stash a cozy blanket inside, spritz it with cat pheromones (from the pet shop) and serve him dinner inside (if he’ll let you). When the time comes, burrito your kitty in a towel (YouTube will show you how), drop him into the carrier, close the lid and cover it with another towel. If you just can’t get him in, ask your vet for advice and drugs (ahem, for your cat).

Stop Scratching Furniture

First, make sure his nails are trimmed and set up a sturdy scratching post. Next, cover his favorite furniture (temporarily) with double-sided tape or aluminum foil. It’ll lose its allure quickly. When you see he’s wanting to scratch, pick him up and put him next to the scratching post. Repeat until he gets the message.

Walk on a Leash

Is your cat generally relaxed and outgoing? Are you gentle, patient and persistent? Then this just might work! Set a harness and leash by your cat’s bed so he can get used to it. After a day or two, slip him into the harness and immediately feed him dinner as a reward. Let him walk around inside with the harness. Once he’s comfortable, try the leash. One step at a time, take him in the backyard and then try the sidewalk. Pay close attention and give up if your cat freaks out. petsguide winter/spring 2016/17 25


pools, 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

How to Break Up a Cat Fight & Why We’ve all heard the midnight yowling that means two cats are about to throw down. Grab your slippers, because breaking up a fight is totally worth it. Sharp teeth and claws covered in bacteria can cause abscesses, cellulitis and sometimes serious complications like septic arthritis, bone infections or pyothorax (when the chest cavity fills with pus...ew!). Avoid the pain (and the vet bills!) with these tips: • If you see growling, pinned-down ears, puffed up fur and hissing, it’s about to get real.

San Clemente 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

• Thorndyke Investigations (657) 258-6085 Need a pet related investigation? Thorndyke Investigations is a California-licensed and insured private investigator firm serving Orange and nearby counties. See complete listing in Emergency Resources, on page 15; ad on page 14.

San Clemente Dog Park (949) 361-8264 Open: 6 a.m. - dusk; closed Tuesday until 1 p.m. for maintenance. 310 Avenida La Pata. www.tinyurl. com/SCdogpark

• The Pet Rescue Center’s Pet Pantry for Seniors and Unemployed 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo (877) 277-7938 www.thepetrescuecenter.org/pet-pantry 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. Second Sunday of every month, 10-11 a.m. (Food and financial donations are accepted at any time to help continue this program.) Applications are available at The PRC and online.

Seal Beach Arbor Dog Park (562) 431-2527 Open: dawn to dusk, seven days a week. License required, call for details. 4665 Lampson Ave., Seal Beach. www.tinyurl.com/SBarbordogpark Trabuco Canyon Cleveland National Forest (858) 673-6180 Dog-friendly trails are located in Trabuco Canyon, including Holy Jim Falls Trail (three miles round trip) and Trabuco Canyon Trail (five miles round trip). Hikers must purchase a day pass or a year Adventure Pass, available at sporting good stores and ranger stations. Bring your own water and waste bags. Open dawn to dusk. www.fs.fed.us/r5/cleveland Whittier Whittier Narrows Recreation Area (626) 575-5526 Trails and a dog-sports field. 823 LexingtonGallatin Road, South El Monte. www.tinyurl.com/ whittiernarrowsdogfun 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

• If not, toss a blanket or towel on them, jimmy them with a broom or spray them with a squirt gun or water bottle until one of them scrams. If your cat (or your dog!) has been in a smackdown, watch for puncture wounds over the next several days. They can be hard to see. Visit the vet if you notice redness and swelling, fever, loss of appetite, lethargy or limping. 26 petsguide winter/spring 2016/17

Advocacy Groups Counseling and referral services for animal abuse or neglect cases. ASPCA www.aspca.org spcaLA (888) 772-5721 www.spcala.com Saddleback Valley Humane Society and SPCA (949) 262-5859 www.svhsspca.org

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• Never try to get between the brawlers or grab them with your bare hands—unless you like the sight of your own blood. • Clap your hands instead. That may be enough to spook them.

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.

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 19.

Orange County SPCA (714) 964-4445 No Empty Bowls pet food pantry offers low-income and homeless persons pet food at three locations, visit their website or call for details, Animal Relief Fun (ARF) provides spay/neuter vouchers for uncomplicated spay/neuter for a feral cat, pet cat, pet dog or rabbit. OCCATS is a feral cat voucher program. Financial and residential restrictions may apply. www.orangecountyspca.org Humane Society of the U.S. (866) 720-2676 www.humanesociety.org 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.

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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. Guardian Angeles for Soldier’s Pet (254) 248-1818 www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org National military and veteran support organization (MVSO) assists active duty service members, wounded warriors, veterans, and their companion animals or assistance service animals through various programs, including the Military and Veteran Pet Foster Home Program, Military Pet Assistance Fund and more. If You Can No Longer Take Care of Your Pet or If You Found or Lost a Pet See Emergency Resources under Emergency and Health Services. • Microchip Mondays at Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop in Lakewood 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood (562) 531-2871 www.adoptandshop.org Your pet has a much greater chance of finding you if they become lost with a registered microchip with up-to-date contact information. A microchip is not a GPS, register your pet at www.found.org. Monday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. $10, microchip only or $15, microchip and nail trim. Plus, they offer a web tool that locates low-cost spay/neuter locations in OC and LA counties, www.tinyurl.com/alteringlocations. See ad on front inside cover. More Low-Cost Services AAA Animal Hospital (714) 536-6537 Spay and neuter starts at $35 for cats and $110 for dogs (cost depends on weight and gender). Low-cost vaccines are also available. Walk-ins only. 21632 Newland, Huntington Beach. www.myaaavet.net Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply (714) 992-2012 Low-cost vaccination clinic offers vaccines, deworming, blood test, physical exams, microchip, etc. Sunday, 4-5:30 p.m. 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim. www.anaheimfeed.com Animal Discount Clinic (714) 537-0570 Provides low-cost spay/neuter for cats and dogs. Also offers low-cost dental cleaning, vaccinations, deworming, microchips and flea-control products. 13252 Euclid St., Garden Grove. www.communityvet.com Bellflower Pet Hospital and Hotel Vaccination Clinic (562) 925-5300 Low-cost vaccination clinics every Tuesday Thursday, 3-5 p.m. Call for fees and appointments. 10326 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower. www. bellflowerpethospital.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 pet assistance

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 Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 4238406; and 11901 Gilbert St., Garden Grove, (714) 638-8111. www.goldenstatehumanesociety.com Fix Long Beach Provides free spay/neuter for pets (cat/dog) of lowincome Long Beach residents. www.fixlongbeach.com Kahoots Low-cost vet clinic (exam, vaccines, anesthesiafree dental cleaning, microchipping). First Saturdays, 9:30-11 a.m. Two locations: 18681 Main St., #102, Huntington Beach, (714) 842-1841; and 26012 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, (949) 3481682. www.kahootsfeedandpet.com Pet Stores The following big-box pet stores offer low-cost vaccination clinics at select locations: Petco, www. petco.com; and Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies, www.centinelafeed.com. Also check with your neighborhood pet store for mobile clinics, find a list in Pet Shops and Boutiques. 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: 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) 870-9090, www.tri-citypet.com. Super Pets (714) 633-1841 Visit the monthly vaccination clinic second Saturdays, 1-3 p.m. Call for fee details. 1807 E. Chapman Ave., Orange. www.superpetsonline.com Spay Neuter Project of LA (310) 574-5555 Low-cost spay or neuter services in San Pedro, Pico Rivera and mobile clinics, starting at $59 for cats and $134 for dogs. Low-cost vaccinations and dental cleaning also available. Discounts to low-income households, rescued pets and community cats. Visit their website for special promotions. www.snpLA.org 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

4 Big Ways to

Help Cats 1. Foster a Feline

Even if you’re not ready for a full-time pet, you can still share your love. By fostering a homeless cat, you’ll free up space at your local shelter, nurse a very young or recuperating cat back to health, prep him for adoption, and learn more about him so he can find the best home possible. Report for duty with one of the cat rescues on page 8.

2. Support Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)

That cat you spotted running across the Del Taco drive-through isn’t alone. More than 70 million feral cats live in parking lots, vacant yards and freeway off-ramps nationwide. They’re eating trash, dodging cars, sleeping in the rain and fighting diseases on their own. With a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program, volunteers humanely catch, sterilize and vaccinate these wild cats, and return them to a familiar environment. Find a favorite and donate on page 8.

3. Tame a Wild One

Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats is the only 100% feral cat adoption agency in the Southland. Every day from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 90 volunteers work five shifts snuggling stray street cats to turn them into “Ivy League lap cats,” says Headmistress Shawn Simons. Join the petting crew (near Exposition Park in LA), adopt a graduate or donate cash and supplies at kittybungalow.org.

4. Help a Retiree

When their owners can no longer keep them, lucky cats can live out their golden years at two local non-profit rest homes, which provide warm, loving lifetime care. Volunteer or make taxdeductible donations to Blue Bell Foundation for Cats in Laguna Beach (www.bluebellcats.org) or the National Cat Protection Society in Newport Beach (www.natcat.org).

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Vet Care Pet Clinic (714) 793-0371 Low-cost spay/neuter for cats start at $50 and $100 for dogs (spay/neuter is based on age and weight). Plus, find the mobile clinic schedule on their website or call, (800) 988-8387. 12453 Valley View St., Garden Grove. www.vetcarepetclinic.com Operation Blankets of Love (818) 402-6586 www.operationblanketsoflove.com They collect, transport and distribute recycled or new pet-related items to animals in shelters and rescue groups. Visit their website for “wanted” items and drop-off locations. Petsguide HQ is a drop-off site for OBOL. If you are an “in-need” rescue, give them a call. Volunteer opportunities available. Pet Assistance Foundation (877) 772-9738 www.petassistancefoundation.org

Aroma Free Litter Box Hacks Big cats—like lions and tigers—leave their droppings behind to mark territory. But our timid little house cats bury their unmentionables to avoid detection. Make the litter box a pleasant place for you and your buddy, with these five tips: 1. Buy one big-enough, deep-enough box for each of your cats, with no liner or lid. (Most cats don’t like them.) 2. Pick a quiet spot away from their food bowls, but not in a corner. (Princess will appreciate an escape route.) 3. Add a thin layer of baking soda under 2-3 inches of kitty litter to stop odors between cleanings. 4. Stick a mat or rug underneath the box to catch flying litter. 5. Scoop daily and rinse the box with vinegar or unscented soap once a week. (This will stop your cat from digging for a clean spot, or giving up and peeing on your carpet.) Nix the box completely by teaching your cat to “go” in the toilet. Set your litter box next to the john, and then gradually raise it closer to the seat (using old phone books or a stool.) Next, switch to a different litter box that fits inside the bowl (Litter Kwitter sells one on amazon. com). Use less and less flushable litter until you’re able to remove the box entirely. 28 petsguide winter/spring 2016/17

The foundation provides referrals to callers seeking a low-cost spay/neuter veterinarian. They also provide financial assistance to qualified low-income pet owners (veterans, disabled, seniors on a fixed income, unemployed and homeless persons). PAF works with other nonprofit humane charities to provide spay/neuter support. Their toll-free number offers information for financial-assistance resources for medical emergencies. PoundWishes www.poundwishes.com Works with rescues and shelters to give homeless pets a second chance. RUFF Rescue (949) 580-1092 www.ruffrescue.org Helps pets and owners with financial assistance for veterinary care, including spay/neuter vouchers. They also support rescues from highkill shelters.

pet shops & boutiques Retail stores providing food and supplies for animals. Also see: Birds and Reptiles. • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Voted “Best Boutique in OC” by Orange County Hot List. The store, for dog and cat lovers, offers a variety of specialty foods, toys, apparel and treats from basic to luxury. Animalia specializes in raw, super premium and organic diets for dogs and cats. Raw food and fresh refrigerated food are available, along with high-quality treats provided by local bakers; nutritional supplements, too. Large selection of US-made toys, treats, super premium, and organic and raw foods containing no wheat, corn, soy or by-products, clothing items for teacups to large dogs, puppy gear, collars, treats from local bakers, healthy goodies, flower essences and much more. Pets are welcome on a leash or in a carrier. Special orders are welcome too! Animalia is open Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Also see Groomers. See ad on page 29; coupon on page 12. Bird Stores See Birds and Reptiles for bird stores that specialize in birds and their supplies.

• LaunderPet Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 433-3605 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave., #113, Long Bch (562) 427-2551 Seal Beach 318 Main St., Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 www.launderpet.com LaunderPet offers an extensive line of dog and cat food and supplies, including Canidae, Felidae, Orijen, Honest Kitchen, Zignature, Fussie Cat, Taste of the Wild and many more. They sell frozen, raw foods by Primal and Bravo too. If they do not have something in stock, they are happy to order it for you. They also offer pick-up and delivery—call for details. Call or visit the website for each location’s hours. Also see Groomers. See ad on page 21; coupon on page 35. • Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop 353 Lakewood Center Mall Lakewood (562) 531-2871 4235 Sepulveda Culver City (310) 933-6863 www.adoptandshop.org Save a life and enrich yours. When you shop with Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop Lakewood and Culver City, you help make a difference. They’re the pet store with a purpose where every dollar you spend goes back to pets. Offering a wide variety of services, they are available to support happy and healthy pets, including dog and cat adoptions, microchipping and registration, nail trimming, teeth brushing and custom identification tags. Also see Adoption and Rescue for complete list of services. See ad on front inside cover. Reptiles and Exotics Stores See Birds and Reptiles for stores that specialize in reptiles, amphibians, tortoises, arachnids and more. • Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (714) 960-DOGS www.topdogbarkery.net Delightful pastries are just the tip of the iceberg at Top Dog where a bakery case full of “K9 Cakes” and cupcake minis, Pup Pies, fancy K9 Cookie Cups and fresh-baked pastries––all look good enough for you to eat! All USA-made treats and dog foods with human-quality ingredients, top-of-the-line dog products and unique gift items come with top-notch customer service for you and your four-legged BFF at this doggie haven. Top Dog is “The Dog Lover’s Boutique and Bakery!” More Pet Stores Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply (714) 992-2012 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim www.anaheimfeed.com Blacksmith’s Corner (562) 531-0386 17647 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower www.tinyurl.com/blacksmithcorner Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies Costa Mesa, 2320 Harbor Blvd., (714) 540-4036; Lakewood, 4243 Woodruff Ave., (562) 608-4007; pet assistance • pet shops & boutiques


and Long Beach, 4700 PCH, (562) 494-1660. Long Beach also offers doggie day care and DIY grooming. www.centinelafeed.com Chateau Le Pooch Store and Spa (714) 482-0452 860 W. Imperial Hwy., Ste. M, Brea www.chateaulepooch.com Circle Pet and Tropical Fish Center (562) 597-0619 Free bird grooming and aquarium-water testing. 2201 Redondo Ave., Signal Hill www.circlepetlongbeach.com 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 Discount Pets (949) 887-3796 501 N. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim Dogma Irvine, 6755 Quail Hill Pkwy., (949) 737-5950; and Newport Coast, 21113 Newport Coast Drive, (949) 640-6072. www.dogmaoc.com EarthWise Pet Huntington Beach (657) 204-2840 8901 Atlanta Ave., Huntington Beach. www. earthwisepet.com/huntingtonbeach Feed Barn (949) 548-3151 2300 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa Furly’s Pet Supply (949) 707-5060 26321 Dimension Drive, Lake Forest www.furlys.com Healthy Paws (562) 902-5700 11151 First Ave., Whittier www.healthypawsstore.com Healthy Spot Costa Mesa, 1880 Newport Blvd., (949) 877-0350; and Long Beach, 6433 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Unit A-5, (562) 596-6800. www.healthyspot.com Kahoots 26012 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, (949) 348-

1682; and 18681 Main St., #102, Huntington Beach, (714) 842-1841. wwwkahootsfeedandpet.com Kriser’s Brea, 3341 E. Imperial Hwy., (657) 444-2766; Irvine, 5365 Alton Pkwy., (949) 551-4100; Laguna Niguel, 23894 Aliso Creek Road, (949) 360-0145; and Newport Beach, 1044 Irvine Ave., (949) 5150000. www.krisers.com Local Pet Market (714) 962-9272 18900 Beach Blvd., #109, Huntington Beach www.localpetmarket.com

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Paw Shoppe Pet Center (562) 425-5131 6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach www.pawshoppepetcenter.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 Pet Stop Warehouse (949) 305-0532 27690 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Ste. D, Mission Viejo www.petstopwarehouse.com Pet Supply Fountain Valley, 18545 Brookhurst St., (714) 964-5585; Huntington Beach, 21425 Brookhurst St., (714) 962-8800; Irvine #1, 14370 Culver, A-100, (949) 726-1226; Irvine #2, 6224 Irvine Blvd., (949) 681-8056; and Trabuco Canyon, 21612 Plano Trabuco Road, (949) 216-9081. www.orangecountypetsupply.com Petco (888) 824-7257 30+ locations throughout greater Long Beach and Orange County. www.petco.com

Party Animals Alice’s Gourmet Wonderland www.alicesgourmetwonderland.com A mobile dog-bakery unit, brings treats to pets. Available for parties. • Animalia Birthday Cakes and Cookies 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach, (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Birthday cakes and cookies available. See ad on this page; coupon on page 12. pet shops & boutiques

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• Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy. Huntington Beach (714) 960-DOGS, www.topdogbarkery.net Made-to-order “Pawty” cakes personalized for any occasion! Birthday? Training graduate? Puppy shower? Call Top Dog to place your doggie cake order, and they’ll make any fourlegged celebration fun and delicious with one of their fresh-baked creations. Let Top Dog host your pup’s birthday party! Bring your friends and their dogs to have a fun time celebrating and sampling Top Dog goodies! Top Dog Barkery is “The Dog Lover’s Boutique and Bakery!” petsguide winter/spring 2016/17 29


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

Petian (714) 992-5030 235 N. Euclid St., Fullerton. www.petian.net Pets Plus Laguna Niguel, 28991 Golden Lantern, #D101, (949) 495-0500; Mission Viejo, 25502 Marguerite Pkwy., (949) 951-1126; San Clemente #1, 638 Camino De Los Mares, #A-140, (949) 496-8400; San Clemente #2, 415 Avenida Pico, Ste. O, (949) 361-8907; San Juan Capistrano, 32022 Camino Capistrano, (949) 248-3400; Torrance #1, 17440 Crenshaw Blvd., (310) 719-7088; and Torrance #2, 2539 Pacific Cost Hwy., (310) 539-5700. www.petsplusca.com PetSmart (800) 738-1385 More than 20 locations throughout greater Long Beach metro and Orange County. Veterinary services and grooming also offered. www. petsmart.com Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar Long Beach #1, 4818 E. 2nd St., Long Beach, (562) 434-7700; and Long Beach #2, 222 E. Broadway, (562) 624-1199. www.pussyandpooch.com Salt Water Licks (562) 592-0875 “Birthday Pawtys” also offered. 16543 22nd St., Sunset Beach. www.saltwaterlicks.com Super Pets 1807 E. Chapman Ave., Orange www.superpetsonline.com

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poop removal Animal waste-removal services, primarily for dogs and cats. Costs for services vary depending on number and species of animals and frequency of service. • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) 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 real-

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shelters Government, non-profit or private animal shelters, commonly called “the pound,” provide shelter and care for stray, lost or abandoned animals. All shelters offer healthy animals for adoption; there is usually a fee. Most provide pictures of adoptable and found/stray animals on their website. Animals are kept at the shelter until claimed by their owners; adopted to new owners; placed with a rescue or adoption organization; or euthanized. Most shelters accept animals from residents of specific cities only. For animal control services, including found/stray animals, see Emergency Resources under Emergency and Health Services. Also see Adoption and Rescue for rescues that accept owner-relinquished pets or animals from the public. Note: Shelters fall into two categories: open or limited admission. An “open admission” facility accepts animals from animal control and the public no matter the circumstance. “Limited admission” facilities have restrictions on incoming animals brought in by the public; however, they accept any animals brought to them by animal control. Most shelters practice euthanasia for a variety of reasons and circumstances. There are few true nokill facilities. All shelters work with rescue groups, sanctuaries and other animal-welfare organizations to find families for homeless animals. If you can no longer take care of your pet or if you found or lost a pet, see Emergency Resources for tips on what to do. If you are concerned about the life of an animal, ask about the shelter’s policy before you take the animal in. Many adoption and rescue organizations offer advice and/or referrals about found/lost/stray animals (see Adoption and Rescue for a list of organizations). Coastal Animal Services Authority 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente (949) 492-1617 www.tinyurl.com/danapointshelter Provides care for stray animals found in Dana Point, pet shops & boutiques • poop removal • shelters


Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Irvine Animal Care Center 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine (949) 724-7740 www.cityofirvine.org/animals Provides for stray animals found within Irvine only. Accepts Irvine resident owner-relinquished pets by appointment; fee applies. Foster opportunities available. LA County Downey Animal Shelter 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey (562) 940-6898 www.tinyurl.com/downeyshelter A branch of the LA Department of Animal Care provides temporary care for animals found in designated cities. Find cities they serve on their website. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Laguna Beach Animal Shelter 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach (949) 497-3552 www.puplagunabeach.org Provides care for stray animals found in Laguna Beach or Laguna Woods only. Does not accept owner-surrendered pets or animals brought in by the public, but can provide referrals for alternative options. Long Beach Animal Care Services 7700 East 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 their listing in this section for more information). Volunteer opportunities available. Mission Viejo Animal Services Center 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 470-3045 www.cmvas.org, www.dawg.org Provides care for stray animals from Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo only. Staff is available after hours for emergency services only. Applications required for owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Starting January 1, 2017, services will also be provided for Laguna Hills and Rancho Santa Margarita. Newport Beach Animal Shelter Home Free Rescue and Sanctuary 20302 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (949) 644-3656 www.tinyurl.com/nbanimalshelter Newport Beach Police Department provides care to found animals in Newport Beach only. Donations and volunteers needed. OC Animal Care 561 The City Drive South, Orange (714) 935-6848 www.ocpetinfo.com Provides animal control and shelter services for many Orange County cities (see Emergency Resources for a complete list of cities). Found exotic shelters

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pets, including reptiles and birds, are adopted by a drawing every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Visit the website for additional services and information, such as Orange County pet laws. Educational tours and volunteer opportunities available. For after-hours information, call (714) 935-7158. Accepts ownerrelinquished pets; fee applies. Orange County Humane Society 21632 Newland Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 536-8480 www.ochumanesociety.com Provides care for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Costa Mesa and Garden Grove (after January 1, 2017). Seal Beach Animal Care Center 1700 Adolofo 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 low-cost vaccinations to the public. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. spcaLA P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach (562) 570-7722 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 their listing in this section for more information). Does not accept owner-relin-

Pet-Friendly Products • Companion Portraits by Hilary Abada (347) 971-9811 Celebrate your furry friend with this special keepsake! Send Hilary a photo of your pet and she will capture that special expression in the photo in an oil painting. Two sizes available, 16×20 or 24x30 inches. Visit www.tinyurl.com/hapetportraits for samples of Hilary’s work! See ad on page 25. • K9Grass by ForeverLawn (951) 335-4534 www.k9grass.com, www.pc.foreverlawn.com K9Grass by ForeverLawn is the artificial grass designed specifically for dogs. Unique features such as a knitted flow-through backing, durable blades, antimicrobial protection, and a no-infill design, make K9Grass the ideal surfacing option for kennels, dog boarding and pet facilities, dog parks, and vet clinics—both indoors and out. It’s safe, drainable, cleanable and durable. K9Grass

is a truly unique product that is unmatched in the industry. See ad on page 23. • Wet Okole 1670 Sunflower Ave., Costa Mesa (714) 434-9000 www.wetokole.com Keep your car protected and clean, while keeping your pet comfortable, with Wet Okole, the original water-proof seat cover. Available in over 45 colors, with optional built-in heating. It has seat back pockets and offers lumbar support. See ad with coupon on page 13 for $25 off of each row of seat covers ordered. Also, receive free installation when you pick-up at their Costa Mesa facility.

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dog sports & fitness Dog-sport classes and clinics. Also see: Parks, Beaches and Trails for places to take your dog, and Training Programs, including city recreation departments for sports classes. All Breed Herding Training www.faswebdesign.com/jerstew/index.htm Classes are available year round to teach all breeds of dogs how to herd sheep. Jerome Stewart teaches two classes per week in Long Beach and Lake Elsinore. Each class is two hours for $40; preregistration is not required. No previous experience necessary. Email: jerstew@verizon.net. American Treibball Association (303) 718-7705 www.americantreibballassociation.org Treibball is a reward-based communication game between dog and handler which uses a combination of classic obedience and herding cues. Find local trainers, rules about the sport and more on their website. DASH Dog Agility Sport Handlers www.dashagility.com Regular practice sessions, mentoring program, workshops and seminars, lending library, and annual AKC 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 nonclub members alike. The D2ISC demonstration team performs for dog-related charities, humane societies, and sporting and corporate events. Visit 32 petsguide winter/spring 2016/17

their website for clinic dates, event schedules and contact information. Dog Sports Facilities Classes may include recreational and competition agility, Frisbee, obedience, rally, conformation, musical freestyle, K9 nose work, flyball and treibball. Jump Start Dog Sports, Yorba Linda, (714) 985-1555, www.jumpstartdogsports.com. Wags and Wiggles, Tustin, (714) 368-7077; and Rancho Santa Margarita, (949) 635-9655, www. wagsandwiggles.com. Zoom Room, Huntington Beach, (714) 794-9663, www.zoomroomonline.com. Flyball Flyball is a relay race/agility-based team sport for dogs. Local teams include: Surf City Flyball - Classes and tournaments, www.surfcityflyball.com. The Woof Gang Flyball Team - Local classes for the novice and expert, www.woofgangflyballclub.com. For more information, visit the North American Flyball Association at www.nafaflyball.com. • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) www.pawschateau.com Does your pooch never seem to run out of energy? The fitness center at Paws Chateau provides fun and exercise for dogs with one-on-one play time, a treadmill and a Pit-Ball. See ad on page 11. Urban Mushing www.urbanmushing.com A variety of mushing-type activities include dog scootering, carting, bikejoring, canicross, skijoring, weight-pulling and dogsledding. Clinics and meetings are offered throughout Southern California. Monthly newbie classes available.

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service & therapy animals Programs and organizations that sponsor and/or train service or therapy animals. • Animal Health Foundation Caring Creatures - Pet Partners Program Los Angeles and Orange Counties (800) 939-0936 www.animalhealthfoundation.org AHF sponsors Pet Partner Team’s registration fees once the team successfully passes the Pet Partner evaluation conducted by AHF. Teams visit hospitals and care facilities on an ongoing basis, interacting with patients, their families and medical staff, helping to relieve stress and create a sense of well being. AHF R.E.A.D. volunteers visit school sites pro-

moting literacy and encouraging students to read aloud to their companion therapy dog. Volunteer opportunities available. See Calendar for Pet Partners Workshop and Pet Partners Evaluation dates. • Beagles and Buddies 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley (626) 444-9664 www.beaglesandbuddies.org B&B partners with Dogs Help Heal, a therapy dog program, to provide service therapy dogs to the disabled, PTSD veterans, depressed, unemployed, seniors, students—anyone in need of a good companion animal. B&B administers a highly effective behavior test to determine which dogs are good candidates. Therapists and graduates of the program make up part of the training teams. Contact to become part of the training team or to apply for a therapy-companion dog. Also see Adoption and Rescue. See ad on page 6. Service Animals The following organizations provide referrals, information, training and/or service animals, plus ongoing support. Volunteer opportunities available. Canine Angels (888) 592-6457 Places professionally-trained assistance dogs with children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 25 that have physical and developmental disabilities. www.canine-angels.org Canine Companions (800) 572-2275 Provides free, trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities, plus ongoing support to ensure 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 insulindependent 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 customtrained assistance dogs. PAWS increases aware-

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ness of the rights and roles of assistance dog teams through education and advocacy. Foster homes and puppy raisers always needed. www. pawswithacause.org

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Therapy Animals The following organizations sponsor therapy animals who work with schools, libraries, hospitals and convalescent homes. Some city recreation departments offer therapy training for dogs, contact your local department for information.

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, call or visit their website for programs. Classes may include Dog Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning Flyball, Beginning Frisbee, K9 Work and Play, Canine Agility and more.

BARK Therapy Dogs (562) 235-8835 BARK provides therapy dogs to schools and libraries to encourage children to read. BARK dogs also attend community events and visit colleges, senior centers and nursing homes. They evaluate teams at least once monthly, provide all supplies, and will try to find a location near you. They are a recognized AKC Therapy Dog group. www.barkdogs.org

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

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

• Four Paws U (714) 710-9114 www.fourpawsu.com Serving Orange County. Therapy animal handler’s classes available taught by a licensed Pet Partner instructor and evaluator. Their goal is to enhance your relationship with your dog using humane methods that build a trusting bond. Private and semi-private sessions cover behavior and socialization, how dogs communicate with each other and us, plus basic “Real Life Manners.” They work with you and your dog on an individual basis. Private sessions are scheduled at your convenience. Private behavior consultations are also available. Group field trips are scheduled to practice those “Real Life Manners” in public settings. See ad on page 1; coupon on page 31.

Orange County SPCA (714) 964-4445 Orange County SPCA 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

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

• Kind to Canines Obedience Training 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com Offers a range of obedience training options to best suit you and your pet. From puppy socialization to problem solving, they do it all. Their in-home 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 this page; coupon on page 12. • My Doggies Daycare & Wagly Pet Campus 30314 Esperanza, RSM (949) 709-4600 13942 Newport Ave., Tustin (714) 970-4200 www.mydoggiesdaycare.com, www.wagly.com Training, boarding, veterinary care, daycare and grooming––all under one roof! Obedience training will help your dog learn to listen to your instructions, even when around distractions. Techniques are based on the individual temperament; ensuring a more positive outcome. Certified trainers work with all breeds, sizes and ages, offering basic training and behavior modification, such as overcoming aggression and anxiety issues. They use proven and lasting reward-based methods, providing expert instruction at both ends of the leash. See ad on page 11. • Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach Corner of First Street in Pacific City (714) 960-DOGS www.topdogbarkery.net Puppy “Kindergarten” classes are held every Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Socialization for young pups is critical for good behavior with other dogs. They develop eye contact and focus skills on mommy and daddy. They offer “basic training” for new puppies, including sit, stay, down, etc. Four classes for $99. Call for more information.

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ongoing Adoption Events Visit www.petsguidemagazine.com for additional adoption events updated regularly. • Beagles and Buddies Open-house-style mobile adoptions in Costa Mesa, Irvine, City of Industry, San Gabriel, Norco and other venues. Email an application in advance so the rescue can get to know adopters before a visit, which helps to make a good match. Find maps/directions for their mobile adoptions and other special events on their website. B&B’s 15acre sanctuary, 23430 US Hwy. 18, Apple Valley. (626) 444-9664. www.beaglesandbuddies.com. See ad on page 6. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 528-4730. www.coastalgsr.org • German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 974-7762. www.gsroc.org • Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood, (562) 5312871; and 4235 Sepulveda, Culver City, (310) 9336863. www.adoptandshop.org Alice’s Gourmet Wonderland Ongoing: A mobile dog-bakery unit that brings treats to pets in Orange County. Visit their website for location calendar. www.alicesgourmetwonderland.com • Animalia’s Food Drive and Teeth Cleaning 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach. (714) 377-7630. www.animaliapetspecialty.com. See ad on page 29; coupon on page 12. Ongoing: Animalia sponsors “No Empty Bowls,” a year-round food drive for homeless animals. The food is distributed by volunteers from OCSPCA. Donations are always needed and most appreciated. Monthly: Low-cost anesthesia-free teeth cleaning and polish. There is a vet on site that gives a check-up (included) and vaccines are available for purchase. Crumbs and Whiskers Ongoing: Visit Los Angeles’ first cat cafe—a coffee shop with rescue cats who are up for adoption. Make a reservation online, then hang out with adoptable cats while sipping on coffee or tea. Monday - Tuesday, and Thursday - Sunday, 11 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. Closed Wednesday. Weekday reservations: $22; weekend reservation, $25. 7924 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles. (323) 879-9389. www. crumbsandwhiskers.com

CALENDAR 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 Valentine’s Day (February), Bunny Bunch Picnic (May), 4th of July or Life’s a Beach (June or July), Halloween (October) and Christmas and Hanukkah (December). Dates are announced on their website. $10 donation for a framed photo; $15 donation for a framed photo and three emailed photos. Fountain Valley, (714) 889-9755; and Montclair, (909) 631-9552. www.bunnybunch.org • Microchip Mondays at Michelson Found Animals Adopt & Shop in Lakewood Mondays: Find low-cost microchip placement at Adopt & 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. A microchip is not a GPS, register your pet today at www.found.org. Monday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. $10 for microchip only, $15 for microchip and nail trim. 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. (562) 531-2871. www.adoptandshop.org. See ad on front inside cover. • Monthly Meetups at Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique Sundays: Make an appointment to come in with your group for two free hours of hang-out fun. Dogs enjoy the new doggie day care room, plus free samples. Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. (714) 960-DOGS. www.topdogbarkery.net. Also see Training Programs for more information on Tuesday night Puppy Classes. Mutt Mingles at Pussy & Pooch Monthly: Enjoy special treats, toasts, and plenty of in-store tail-wagging. A great way for dogs to learn social skills. Visit their website for days and locations. Free. www.pussyandpooch.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 drawing. 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

The Dog Cafe LA Tuesday - Sunday: Play with pups as you get 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. $10 for 55 minutes. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Kids under the age of 5 are not permitted, kids age 5-17 must be with their own parent/legal guardian. Please view rules and policy on their website. The Dog Cafe LA, 240 N. Virgil, Los Angeles. (323) 485-4077. www.thedogcafela.com • The Pet Rescue Center’s Pet Pantry for Seniors and Unemployed Second Sundays: 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. 10-11 a.m. See listing in “Pet Assistance” for more details. 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo. www.thepetrescuecenter.org/pet-pantry Yappy Hour at Healthy Spot in Costa Mesa and Long Beach Monthly: Join Yappy Hour for social fun and treats for pups and parents. Theme changes monthly, call for details. First Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. at 6433 E. PCH, Unit A-5, Long Beach, (562) 596-6800. First Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. at 880 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa, (949) 877-0350. Locations also in Studio City, West Hollywood, Topanga Canyon and Marina del Rey. www.healthyspot.com

january • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County January 7: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, support groups meet 12:30-1:30 p.m., typically on the first or second Saturday of the month. 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612. No reservations required. (949) 650-2442. www. time4therapy.com. See ad on page 17. So. Cal. Pet Expo in Pomona Janaury 7-8: You can bring your pet to the Southern California Pet Expo! Check out special appearances, 200+ pet-friendly exhibitors, live demos, low-cost vaccinations, giveaways, contests, and much more for the whole family! Plus explore the mega-adoption event. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free

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admission. Fairplex, 101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona. www.socalpetexpo.com • Animal Health Foundation Pet Partners Therapy Animal Workshop January 9: Do you think your pet might make a good therapy animal? Animal Health Foundation is offering a Pet Partners Therapy Animal Handler Workshop to be part of the Animal Therapy Team. Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Reservations are required. Please visit www.animalhealthfoundation.org/events or call (800) 939-0936 to get information on the prerequisites necessary to be part of this amazing team. www.animalhealthfoundation.org Cesar Millan Live at Grove of Anaheim January 13: Cesar Millan, star of the hit television series “Cesar 911” on NatGeo WILD and the original host of the long-running series “Dog Whisperer,” hits the stage in Anaheim. Cesar is a recognized and sought-after authority working in the field of dog care and rehabilitation. Friday, 8 p.m. $45-65. 2200 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim. www.citynationalgroveofanaheim.com

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Pet First-Aid and CPR Training February 4: Learn what to do at the time of illness or injury, whether it’s to induce vomiting for poison, stop bleeding, deal with an upset stomach or bee sting, bring down a pet’s body temperature, or perform rescue breathing and CPR. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Dog’s Best Friend, 1501 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach. www.sunnydogink.com, www.petsafetysrusader.com

• Animal Health Foundation Pet Orientation January 14: Do you think your pet might make a good service animal? Animal Health Foundation is offering an orientation to be part of the Animal Therapy Team. Must have taken the Pet Partner Online Course. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Reservations are required. Please visit www.animalhealthfoundation. org/events or call (800) 939-0936 to get information on the prerequisites necessary to be part of this amazing team. www.animalhealthfoundation.org

• Animal Health Foundation Therapy Animal Team Evaluations February 11: Do you think your pet might make a good therapy animal? Animal Health Foundation is offering evaluations to test you and your pets ability to be part of the Animal Therapy Team. Must have attended the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Workshop prior to evaluation. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reservations are required. Please visit www. animalhealthfoundation.org/events or call (800) 939-0936 to get information on the additional prerequisites necessary to be part of this amazing team. www.animalhealthfoundation.org

The Food and Water Bowl XVII January 28-29: A “Super-Bowl” feline show including more than 450 exotic cats and 41 different breeds, household pet and cat agility competitions, vendors, adoptions and more. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Del Mar Fairground, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. www.sandiegocat.org

Paws Fur Pink 5K Dog Run/Walk for Breast Cancer February 11, 12 and 26: Run, walk, or wag your way to better health while raising funds for breast cancer. Saturday and Sunday, visit their website for details and to register. February 11: San Diego. February 12: Los Angeles. February 26: Orange County. www.pawsfurpink.com

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DASH Agility Trials in Garden Grove February 18-19: Watch the DASH Trials dog-agility competitions. Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free to spectate with your well-behaved dog. Edgar School, 6202 Cerulean St., Garden Grove. www. dashagility.com

Bulldog Beauty Contest in Long Beach Februrary, visit website for date: Join the 12th-annual Bulldog Beauty Contest and Expo. Justin Rudd and his nonprofit Community Action Team host this event billed as the largest gathering of English bulldogs in the world. A few hundred bulldogs parade down the red carpet and are judged by real-life beauty queens—all to help raise money for animal welfare causes. Marine Stadium, Long Beach. www. hautedogs.org/bulldog.html • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County February 4: See “January 7” for details. calendar

Kids’ Pet Parade in San Juan Capistrano February 18: Kids (5-12) and their pets compete in a variety of contests. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Rain date, Saturday, February 27. $3, preregistration on their website. Los Rios Park. www. swallowsparade.com/kidspet.html Cat’s Meow Valentine Brunch Fundraiser for Blue Bell Foundation February 19: Join the “Cat’s Meow” Valentine Brunch fundraiser, plus a silent auction of gift baskets. Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Adults, $50; kids (12 and under), $15; RSVP in advance by January 15. Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 494-1586. www.bluebellcats.org

march • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County March 4: See “January 7” for details. Annual Wag-A-Thon in Dana Point March 4: A 4K fundraising walk benefiting the Coastal Animal Services Shelter takes over the first day of Festival of Whales, featuring a parade, street faire and more. Saturday, visit their website for date/time and pre-registration. All ages; pets welcome. Early registrants receive a free T-shirt for people and a bandana for dogs. Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point. www.petprojectfoundation.org Dana Point Festival of Whales March 4-5 and 11-12: This seaside and dogfriendly event celebrates the migration of the California Gray Whale. Games, parades, art shows, carnival, ocean activities, entertainment and Wag-a-thon event (see listing above). Bring the pooch and the kids. (888) 440-4309. www. festivalofwhales.com • Animal Health Foundation Therapy Animal Team Evaluations March 11: See “February 11” for details.

april ASPCA’s Go Orange for Animals Month Month of April: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month and the ASPCA encourages you to act and live Orange. Participate in events or create your own. www.aspca.org • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County April 1: See “January 7” for details. • Yappy Easter Egg Hunt in Newport Beach April 3: Celebrate Easter on Good Friday with a yappy Easter Egg Hunt for your pooch. Friday, call for times. Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (714) 960-DOGS. www.topdogbarkery.net petsguide winter/spring 2016/17 35


• Animal Health Foundation Pet Partners Therapy Animal Workshop April 8: See “January 9” for details. DASH Agility Trials in Garden Grove April 8-9: See “February 18-19” for details. • Pet Expo 2017 April 28-30: The Pet Expo is a celebration of pets! Featuring pet accessories and gadgets, animal welfare organizations, pet clubs and associations, petting zoos, pony rides, and animal-centered performances. Personal pets are not permitted. Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $8-13; tickets available at gate and online; check their website for discounts. O.C. Fair and Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.petexpooc.com. See ad on this page.

may • Beagles and Buddies’ Big Sunday Service Day in Apple Valley May 1-31: Sign-up to join an existing team or form a team of your own (with family, friends, coworkers) to help Beagles and Buddies with their Big Sunday service month. Bring your camping gear or RV and sleep under the stars and be fed

and hydrated by Paw Projects #44, 45 and 46. Volunteers help with adoptions, bathing, walking, and sanctuary grounds maintenance. BigSunday. org’s mantra is “Absolutely everyone has some way that they can help somebody else.” B&B celebrates the entire month with creative activities to help dogs and the people who love them. (323) 549-9944. www.bigsunday.org, www. beaglesandbuddies.com. See ad on page 6. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County May 6: See “January 7” for details. • Animal Health Foundation Therapy Animal Team Evaluations May 13: See “February 11” for details. • Annual Fundraiser in Newport Beach May 21 : Celebrate the National Cat Protection Society’s 48th year at this special event. Activities include a silent auction, raffles, refreshments and more. Sunday, 1-5 p.m., RSVP requested. Call for location. (949) 650-1232. www.natcat.org World Turtle Day May 23: Turtle Day is celebrated worldwide in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green clothes, to attending a turtle event or saving turtles caught on highways. Visit the tortoise rescue for more information. www.tortoise.org/ttcs, www. facebook.com/WorldTurtleDay

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june • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County June 3: See “January 7” for details. Orange County Super Pet Adoption Event June 4: Over 600 animals onsite for adoption. Bring your own dog for contests, professional photos and low-cost microchips. Plus, vendors, food, music, kids’ games, and free Ask-the-Vet and Ask-the-Trainer booths. $1 entry donation benefits the Irvine Animal Care Center. Free parking. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine. (949) 724-7740. www.cityofirvine.org/animals Annual Dawg Walk, Pet Faire and Adoption Event in Irvine June 17: Bring your leashed, well-mannered pooch to the event. Walk your dog along the Oso Creek Trail, win prizes, enjoy contests, entertainment and vendor booths. Plus, rescues with animals waiting adoption. Register on their website or in person at the Mission Viejo Animal Services Center. Saturday, registration begins at 7 a.m.; 8 am - noon. $30 to participate in the walk. Village Green at Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. (949) 470-3045. www.cmvas.org, www.dawg.org

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