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petsguide TABLE OF CONTENTS 05

Adoption & Rescue

08

Animal Communicator

14

Birds

09

Boarding & Day Care

36

Calendar

16

Career Training

12

Cats

12

Clubs & Social Groups

37

Cool Stuff

13

Dog Sports & Fitness

14

Emergency Resources

17 End-Of-Life 18

Groomers

20

Identification & Licensing

20

Nutrition & Health

38

Parties

21

Pet Assistance

23

Pet Shops & Boutiques

25

Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers

26

Poop Removal

26 Recreation 28

Reptiles & Exotics

30 Shelters 31

Therapy & Rehabilitation

32

Therapy & Service

32

Training Programs

34

Veterinary Services

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE We see their super powers everyday…the ability to change our mood with a simple wag; the skill to un-stuff the tiniest toy in record time; the intuition to know—to the second––it’s 5 p.m. and time to eat; and, most importantly, the strength and power to touch our lives in deep and profound ways. Pets are our superheros––every moment of every day––inspiring us to be kinder, gentler, and have more joy in our lives. On occasion, they will even make us shake our heads in disbelief and shout “No Way!” At least that’s what the PG staff discovered when we put out the call for amazing pet tales. We found 11 juicy stories (pages 3-4) that will amaze and entertain you: a cat that lived on Pop-Tarts (apparently, they cause a weight problem), a dog that knew more than 1,000 words, a woman who performed CPR on a lizard––a lizard! As with any good story, there are always lessons to be learned. In this case, get ready to put on your own cape because we’ve included superhero moves you can easily make at home. And, like a good book that leaves you wanting more, we invite you to send us more! Email your “Super Pet Tales.” We’ll post them on our website and enter you to win some serious pet swag (details on page 40). With each new issue, we’re amazed at the quality and quantity of pet services around us. Flip though these pages and find some goodness to make your superhero feel like...a hero.

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hey sneak table scraps faster than a speeding bullet, they can bowl you over like a locomotive, and they’re able to leap straight into our hearts in a single bound. There’s no doubt our pets have super powers. For this special issue of Petsguide, we’ve rounded up a few jaw-dropping tales that prove just how adaptable, intelligent, resourceful and resilient our animals can be. Trapped in a clothes dryer? Walking cross-country? Stranded by a hurricane? These four-legged superheroes are sure to amaze. And even if you’re more of the Clark Kent type, you too can get in on the action by following the Superhero Moves you’ll find after each story, meant to give you and your precious pet an amazing life together with your own very happy ending.

500 Mile Reunion With a heavy heart, Mark Wessells dropped off his 3-year-old black Labrador, Bucky, with his dad in Winchester, Virginia, when dogs were banned from his Myrtle Beach community. Bucky, it turns out, had other plans. Bucky went missing. A few weeks later, Good Samaritan Brett Gallagher was out walking his own yellow Lab when they found a scrawny-but-friendly black dog trudging through their South Carolina town. After scanning Craigslist and local missing dog ads, Gallagher took the pooch for a checkup, where a microchip revealed the dog’s identity: it was Bucky. “He was going nuts when the vet called him by his real name,” Gallagher told ABC News. “His ears went right up.” After a 500-mile walk— roughly from SoCal to Tucson—Bucky was reunited with his long-lost owner.

Your Own Superhero Moves: For quick reunions, keep your dog outfitted with ID tags and a microchip. Larger pet stores have instant tag machines, or you can choose slide-on tags, embroidered collars or wooden tags. You can get a quality microchip (do some quick research first) for 20 bucks or less at some vaccination clinics. Check page 20 for resources. Dog Teaches Kids to Read! When her parents brought little Skyler to her local library to read with Tank the Great Dane, she flatly refused. “That’s OK,” said Tank’s handler, “we can just talk and Tank will learn.” On the next visit, Tank’s handler brought out a picture book and coached Skyler to make up a story for the dog. On the next visit, Tank’s handler pulled out a lift-theflap book featuring Spot the Dog. This time, Skyler started to sound out words. Twelve weeks later, Skyler is now reading at grade level with confidence, reports Josie Gavieres, founder of BARK (Beach Animals Reading with Kids), an 8-year-old non-profit that dispatches dogs to 100+ schools and libraries. BARK teams also visit nursing homes, senior living facilities and veterans’ centers, and even help de-stress college students during finals week. Your Own Superhero Moves: Find out how you and your dog can join the BARK team, and check the calendar for dog-kid meet-ups, at barkdogs.org. For even more ways your dog can serve as a therapy animal, check page 32. Down but not Out Hunting down a photography store five years ago, Petsguide reader Claire Vinet found herself at a red light in Compton, where she watched in horror as a “very matted and dirty dog” was hit by a car and took off running. Vinet punched the gas and went on the search. Within seconds, an old man on a bike rode up, asked her what was wrong and told her to wait. After “what seemed an eternity,” he reappeared carrying the dog.

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Terrified, emaciated and covered with ticks, the pooch miraculously had no visible injuries. Vinet scooped it into her car and, with a full checkup and shave the next day, the street dog was transformed into a “suburban princess” named Fiona. “As the saying goes,” she said, “we lived happily ever after. There is no greater joy than saving a life and making that life as good as it deserves to be.” Your Own Superhero Moves: Ready for a new pet? Hundreds of homelessbut-loveable dogs and cats are available at your local shelter (see page 30) or rescue agency (page 5). Then, do your part to control overpopulation by making sure your new pet is spayed or neutered. Find affordable options on page 22. The Kitty who Loved Pop-Tarts After Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005, The Humane Society convinced Southern California animal communicator, Terri Steuben, to join their disaster response crew. On one memorable day, Steuben’s team stepped inside a dark and smelly home, filled with mud and damp clutter. “Lying on top of a stack of papers was our catch: a big cream-colored cat with beautiful green eyes. When she saw us, she got up, jumped to the kitchen counter and stood proudly next to three boxes of strawberry Pop-Tarts that had been clawed opened and eaten through.” A fourth box was in the cupboard, saved for later. “It was a shock for us,” Steuben said, “since we had been seeing so many emaciated animals.” Cracking open a can of cat food, Steuben and her partner coaxed the 22-pound cat and its huge belly (most cats are 9-10 pounds!) into a dog kennel for the ride back to the shelter outside New Orleans, where “Jasmine” was reunited with her family. “We knew our Pop-Tart Kitty was one of the

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lucky ones,” Steuben said. Read more in her book, “Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories,” available at TerriSteuben.com.

raisins, rhubarb leaves, salt and, of course, alcoholic beverages. In an emergency, see “Poison Helplines” on page 17 and keep those numbers handy.

Your Own Superhero Moves: Include your pet in your family’s disaster plans. Stuff a duffel bag for a quick getaway with pet food, drinkable water, a manual can opener, any medications, a first-aid kit, a leash and/or carrier, cat litter and a pan, a blanket or bed, current photos and your veterinarian’s name and number. Find more tips at redcross.org/prepare.

Sit, Stay, Make Me a Sandwich! Retired Wofford College psychology professor John W. Pilley used his newfound spare time to teach his border collie, Chaser, more than 1,000 words, including the names for 800 stuffed animals, 116 balls and 100+ plastic and rubber items.

Appliance Adventures Daryl Humby’s roommate left the lid of the washing machine open while he went to grab more clothes. Unfortunately, Humby’s six-month-old Siberian forest cat, Natasha, jumped inside and spent the next 40 minutes in the permanent press cycle. Thanks to a trip to the ER, she lived to meow about it. Across the country, an Oklahoma City barn cat named Louis was stashed inside a refrigerator for safe keeping by the family’s four-year-old until the boy’s dad found the cat a month later—seven pounds lighter but still feisty. Your Own Superhero Moves: Pets can get into all sorts of pickles, but you can prevent problems by pet-proofing. Count heads when opening and closing appliances, closets and cupboards. Stash medications and cleaners out of reach. Keep trash cans covered or in a latched cabinet. Cover electrical outlets with plastic plugs. Keep wires, mini-blind and drapery cords out of reach. And choose houseplants wisely; many are toxic to pets. Check aspca.org. Saved by Facebook! When Kyle Bowser of Massachusetts rushed off to pick up her daughter, she left a bag of groceries on the counter. When they got home, the family pooch, Winnie, was sitting next to an empty twopound bag of frozen onion rings. Gulp! Kyle posted a funny photo of the perpetrator on Facebook and, luckily, a friend quickly pointed out that onions are toxic to dogs. After a call to the Pet Poison Hotline and a trip to the hospital, Winnie made it back home with a clean bill of health and her trademark hearty appetite. Your Own Superhero Moves: Who knew? A long list of delicious human foods are actually poisonous to pets. Keep your dog away from fruit pits, chocolate, the artificial sweetener Xylitol, tea and coffee, garlic and onions, grapes, macadamia nuts and walnuts, moldy food, mustard seeds, potato and tomato leaves and stems (the green parts), 4 petsguide winter/spring 2015/16

Your Own Superhero Moves: Teach your own dog everything from basic manners to fancy tricks with these tips: Stand up, keep your hands out of your pockets and stash the bag of treats somewhere else. (The goal is to get your dog to comply any time, anywhere, not just when he sees food.) Teach one word at a time (“sit!”), wait two or three seconds and then say “yes!” and offer a treat. You can also reward your dog with extra lovin’, a toy, a game of fetch, a car ride or a walk—as soon as she complies. Find more training tips at humanesociety.org. Leaping Lizards! When Sherrie Dolezal returned to her Salem, Oregon home after an afternoon of errands, she found her great grandson’s bearded dragon, Del Sol, floating unconscious in the pool. A former nurse, Dolezal went right to work. “The first thing I did was turn him upside down and started shaking him,” she told KPTV FOX 12. “I just started pounding him on his back, you know, and then I started doing chest compressions.” She followed up with CPR and, just before her greatgrandson arrived, Del Sol was breathing again. The lizard spent the rest of the afternoon cuddling with a heating pad. Your Own Superhero Moves: CPR isn’t just for humans (or lizards). The American Red Cross (redcross.org), Doggie and Me (doggieandme.com), Sunny-dog Ink (sunnydogink. com) and Pet Tech (pettech.net) offer affordable, year-round pet CPR and first-aid classes. Sign up! Cat Saves Kiddo! Bakersfield preschooler Jeremy Triantafilo was riding his bike when a savage dog grabbed him by the leg—until the family cat, Tara, sprung from behind and managed to chase him off. Now an Internet celebrity, Tara was invited to “throw” out the first pitch at the Bakersfield Blaze versus Lancaster Jethawks game. Your Own Superhero Moves: Even if your dog is sweet as pudding, keep him on a leash or behind a fence. Teach your own kids

to never approach a dog-on-the-loose, to ask the owner’s permission before petting any strange dog and to hold out the back of their hand first for a sniff. Barking, growling or baring teeth are signs to stay away. Senior Citizen Corduroy the cat of Sisters, Oregon was recently named the world’s oldest feline after celebrating her 26th birthday on August 1, 2015. Adopted as a kitten by then 7-year-old Ashley Reed Okura, Corduroy has had the run of the family’s 160-acre ranch. “He always gets lots of exercise,” she said. Your Own Superhero Moves: The average life span is 15 years for a cat and 13 years for a dog. Max it out with these top three tips: Spay or neuter to cut the risk of roaming, fights and certain cancers. Maintain a healthy weight with high-quality food and daily exercise. And visit the vet at least once a year to catch problems early. Star Athletes Step aside, Usain Bolt and Serena Williams. Some of the world’s best athletes are dogs. According to Guinness World Records, Augie the golden retriever stuffed five regulation-sized tennis balls in his gob in July 2003. Rose, a Labradorborder collie mix, caught and held a record seven Frisbees in 2010. Konjo the Papillon-Jack RussellChihuahua ran the fastest five meters on his front paws—in just 2.39 seconds—in Tustin in 2014. Greyhound Cinderella May cleared a 68-inch high jump in Missouri in 2006, and Jumpy the Dog, a border collie-blue heeler mix, covered 100 meters on a skateboard in 19.65 seconds flat in LA in 2013. Your Own Superhero Moves: You and your pal can try anything from herding, treibball and dock diving to flyball and surfing. Check out the Sport Dog, Agility and K9 Nose Work classes at Wags & Wiggles (wagsandwiggles.com). Track down clubs and activities on page 13 under “Dog Sports & Fitness.” Or keep it casual with a game of fetch at your local dog park; there’s a list on page 26.

Can’t get enough? Watch for more superhero stories from Petsguide readers on our Facebook page (petsguidemagazine) and at petsguidemagazine.com. And send your own astonishing tales to editor@petsguidemagazine. com for your chance to be featured and win! more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE OF ORANGE COUNTY

ADOPTION & RESCUE

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

You—to the Rescue! Many rescue 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. Most organizations also provide rescue services, including owner surrenders (also see “Pet Assistance”), and volunteer opportunities, such as pet foster homes and adoption events.

Agencies that offer rescued pets for adoption and/or referrals for adoption. Also see: “Shelters.” • Beagles and Buddies 23430 U.S. Hwy. 18, Apple Valley (626) 444-9664 www.beaglesandbuddies.com B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary is located in Apple Valley in San Bernardino County, just east of Victorville. They are open weekdays by appointment; and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (until 4 p.m. during summer), with open-housestyle adoptions. They like to receive an emailed application in order to familiarize themselves with adopters; since they know their dogs well, they can help with a good match. And, that helps them to decide who to bring to their mobile events (contact for dates and locations). Each of their dogs are microchipped with prepaid registration, spayed/ neutered, fully vaccinated, dewormed, and leave freshly bathed with leash/collar and all medical records. In the past 20 years, they have rescued, rehabbed and re-homed more than 14,000 dogs.

View our wish list to help our dogs! www.gsroc.org/donate.html B&B 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 for the disabled, PTSD veterans, and others in need. See ad on page 6. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue (714) 528-4730 www.coastalgsr.org Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds in Southern California. Established in 2004, CGSR rescues dogs from high-kill shelters stretching from Central California to Mexico. Adoptable shepherds and shepherd mixes are available ranging in age from puppies to seniors (visit their website for a list of available dogs). Foster homes are always needed. Tax-deductible donations welcome. See the “Events” page on their website for upcoming adoptions. See ad on this page. • German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County (714) 974-7762 www.gsroc.org German Shepherd dogs are legendary for their intelligence, beauty and loyalty. German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County is a non-profit organization that rescues and rehomes purebred German Shepherds that have lost their homes due to unfortunate circumstances. Last year, they found loving homes for over 400 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. • Southern California Bulldog Rescue (714) 612-0265 www.socalbulldogrescue.org So Cal Bulldog Rescue specializes in rescuing abandoned and homeless English bulldogs in the Southern California area. The non-profit rescue focuses on rescuing bulldogs from shelters, as well as saving those surrendered by owners and abandoned at vet offices. The rescue network consists of many volunteers who foster, perform home checks, transport, and place bulldogs into homes. They help find suitable homes; during the last seven years, more than 1,000 bulldogs have been placed through rescue. So Cal Bulldog Rescue relies entirely on donations and fundraisers for support. Like their Facebook page at www. facebook.com/southerncaliforniabulldogrescue. See ad on page 31. • 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 nokill, veterinary-supervised, temporary sanctuary

Placing German Shepherds throughout Southern California. Adoptable Shepherds from puppies to seniors. Volunteers needed. Foster homes needed. Donations welcome. non-profit 501(c)3 public charity

www.coastalgsr.org (714) 528-4730 more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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Pardon Me www.pardonmeinc.org

volunteer • sponsor • adopt • shop

Paw Prints in the Sand (949) 203-4504 Also rescues small animals and farm animals. www.pawprintsinthesand.org Pet Adoption Connection Rescues dogs and cats. www.petadoptionconnection.org

Open House Adoptions

Pet Project Foundation (949) 595-8899 Rescue partner with Coastal Animal Services Authority Shelter for Dana Point and San Clemente. www.petprojectfoundation.org

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 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 (954) 895-4272, (702) 249-3817 www.ahome4everrescue.org Adopt & Shop (562) 531-2871 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. Additional location in Culver City. www.adoptandshop.org All Paws Rescue Rehabilitation and Education (909) 437-0309 www.allpawsrescue-rehab.org Animal Assistance League of OC (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.org Animal Network of OC www.animalnetwork.org

(949) 759-3646

Animals Rule Placement Foundation www.animalsrule.org Barks of Love Animal Rescue and Placement www.barksoflove.org

(714) 494-6024

626.444.9664

BeaglesandBuddies.com

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 Foundation (714) 924-4733 www.ghettorescueffoundation.org • Gimme Shelter Pets (714) 378-5925 Provides free behavioral coaching for pet owners who are thinking of relinquishing their animals. Also see Getaway Pet Care in “Boarding and Day Care.” www.gimmeshelterpets.org Good Dog - Good Talk Rescue Adoptable dogs viewable on their Facebook page. www.facebook.com/gooddogdogtalk I.C.A.R.E. Dog Rescue www.icaredogrescue.org K9 Spirit Organization www.k9spirit.org Karma Rescue (310) 512-7833 www.karmarescue.org

Priceless Pets Rescue www.pricelesspetrescue.org

(909) 203-3695

Pups and Pals (562) 713-5103 Primarily a dog rescue, occasional cats, birds and small animals are available. www.pupsandpals.net Recycled Dog Rescue www.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 Rover Rescue (310) 379-0154 www.roverrescue.com Sparky and the Gang and West Coast Animal Rescue www.westcoastanimalrescue.org Stella’s Hope www.stellashope.org The Little Red Dog Rescue (949) 427-0925 www.thelittlereddog.com Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation (714) 328-8661 Specializes in rescue transport. www.waggintrails.org Bird Rescues See “Birds” for an avian rescue.

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

Labs and Friends Mostly labs, but also rescues other breeds too. www.labsandfriends.org

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

Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue (661) 750-2875 www.marleysmutts.org

Breed-Specific Rescue Groups Abandoned Terrier Rescue Assoc. (818) 347-1029 Mostly rescues wire-fox terriers. www.atrarescue.com

Cuddly Canines Rescue Rescue dedicated to saving pregnant dogs and unwanted litters under eight-weeks old from area shelters. Puppies are usually available for adoption at eight weeks of age. www.cuddlycanines.com

Modjeska Ranch Rescue (714) 608-3119 Also rescues farm animals, such as horses and goats. www.modjeskaranchrescue.org

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

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

Afghan Hound Rescue of Southern California www.ahrsc.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

No Stray Left Behind www.nostrayleftbehind.com Noah’s Bark Dog Rescue www.noahs-bark.org

(909) 305-0552

Akita Angels www.akitaangels.org Alaskan Klee Kai National Rescue www.akkrescue.com

Friends of OC’s Homeless Pets (714) 280-4993 www.fochp.org 6 petsguide winter/spring 2015/16

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Alley’s Rescued Angels (951) 532-0491 Rescues and places huskies. www.alleysrescuedangels.org American Black and Tan Coon Hound Rescue www.coonhoundrescue.com American Maltese Rescue (949) 838-7929 www.americanmalteserescue.org Australian Shepherd Rescue www.aussierescuesocal.com Basset Hound Rescue of So. Cal. (949) 484-9065 www.bassethoundrescue.org

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

French Bulldog Rescue Network www.frenchbulldogrescue.org

Brussels Griffon Rescue www.brusselsgriffonrescue.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. Camp Cocker Rescue www.campcocker.com

(800) 431-5911

Dachshund Rescues: Dachshund Paws and Pals Rescue, www.dachshundpaws.org. Dachshund Rescue and Placement, www.doxykeeper.net. Dachshund Rescue of LA, www.dachshundrescueoflosangeles. com. So. Cal. Dachshund Relief, (562) 694-6868, www.scdr.org.

Great Pyrenees Assoc. in So. Cal. (909) 887-8201 www.greatpyrrescue.org Labrador Rescues: Labrador Rescuers, (619) 8190234, www.labrescuers.org. Calif. Labrador Retrievers and More Rescue, (858) 273-5386, www. labsandmore.org. So. Cal. Labrador Retriever Rescue, (888) 554-ALAB, www.sclrr.org.

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Bichon FurKids Rescue www.bichonfurkids.org

English Springer Rescue America www.springerrescue.org

Border Collie Rescue www.bcrescue.net

Leonberger Rescue (866) 443-4542 www.leonberger-rescue.org

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Terri Steuben

“Give Your Pets a Voice”

Lhasa Happy Homes Rescue (310) 74-LHASA Lhasa Apso, Shih Tsu, Maltese and other small dogs. www.lhasahappyhomes.org Miniature Schnauzer and Friends Rescue www.msfr.org OCPoundHounds Small Breed Rescue Pomeranian and papillion. 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

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Pei People Shar Pei Rescue www.peipeople.com 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 Southland Collie Rescue (949) 858-0298, Orange County; and (310) 3665573, Los Angeles. www.collie.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 new book, “Tails of Triumph: Animals Tell Their Katrina Stories,” about her experiences with animal rescue. (714) 875-7194. www.TerriSteuben.com

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Southland Sheltie Rescue (562) 697-9784 www.adoptasheltie.com Vizsla Rescue www.socalvizslarescue.org 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 See “Cats” for kitten and cat rescues. Foster Homes for Animals Foster families take in animals that are waiting to find permanent “fur-ever” homes. Most adoption and rescue organizations need foster families and will provide for the needs of the animals, including food and medical care. An application process is usually required. The length of fostering can vary from a few days to several months. For details, inquire at the adoption and rescue organizations listed in this section. If You Lost or Found a Pet or Cannot Take Care of Your Pet See “Emergency Resources.” Multi-Species Rescue Farm Sanctuary’s Animal Acres www.farmsanctuary.org

Long Beach Shelter Rescue (562) 618-8638 Adoptions of rabbits, rodents, hamsters and Guinea pigs rescued from local shelters. Email: rodentlady44@yahoo.com. Meadowbrook Animal Sanctuary & Haven (951) 743-5975 Rescue, rehabilitation, care and placement of injured, crippled, abused and slaughter-bound horses, barnyard animals, wild animals, puppy-mill mothers, and abandoned and abused pets. Volunteers needed. www.mashrescueusa.org Orange County Cavy Haven (714) 242-7548 Adoption of rescued Guinea pigs from shelters. www.cavyhaven.org Pig rescues: California Potbellied Pig Association, adoption 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. Rabbit Rescue (562) 862-8844 www.rabbitrescue.com The Bunny Bunch (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 Reptile Rescue See “Reptiles and Exotics” 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. Grand-Paws Senior Sanctuary www.grandpawsrescue.org

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


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Day, overnight and extended boarding and care for dogs, cats and other pets. Other services may be offered. Also see: “Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers.” • 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, 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) 636-4455, (562) 424-5429 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. Animal Inns encourages pet owners to visit and make a personal inspection of the facility. Come by for a visit! Family run since 1978. See ad on page 11. more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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• Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda (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, new 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 service to ensure each animal guest is pampered and happy. The facility offers spacious accommodations for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and reptiles in a climatecontrolled environment, as well as outdoor play areas, optional walks, doggie day care and kitty cuddling. Animal 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 if they are their own family members. Professional grooming and bathing, Doggie Day Care, and in-kennel training are available upon request. Discounts for military, veterans, members of law enforcement, firefighters and senior citizens. Drop in for a tour any time. Take your pets to the country the next time you travel! See ad on page 11. • 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 for a free first one-day visit on page 9. • Getaway Pet Care (714) 378-5925 www.GetawayPetCare.com Getaway Pet Care offers overnight boarding in a home environment for pets who need extra care or cannot stay at home. This type of service provides round-the-clock attention to your pets and lots of playtime with other dogs. See “Pet Sitting and Dog Walking” for complete listing. Email: petlady@GetawayPetCare.com.

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• 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 27.

• Kind To Canines 20271 Riverside Drive, Newport Beach (714) 545-2404 www.kindtocanines.com All dogs who board with Kind to Canines are trained personally by owner Dan Atkinson. The belief that most dogs benefit from a structured schedule of leash training and off-leash socialization is emphasized, rather than traditional boarding where dogs are not mentally and physically stimulated. Although day care services are not offered, dogs have the option of day training where they come in for the day to train with Dan as well as participate in off-leash socialization with groups of dogs. At the end of the day, Dan conducts a private lesson with the owner and assigns “homework.” Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Sundays. See ad on page 33; coupon on 39. • Mo’s Place II 4204 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach (310) 978-1000 www.mosplacelb.com Mo’s Place offers doggie day care seven days a week in full and half days. Behavior modification is included helping to socialize your dog in a group setting. Grooming (see “Groomers”) and pet wellness services (see “Health and Nutrition”) can also be provided. See ad on page 18. • My Doggies Daycare and Overnight Boarding 30314 Esperanza, Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 709-4600 www.MyDoggiesDaycare.com Voted the best dog facility in Orange County by the OC Register! Large group play environment, with separate air-conditioned areas for small and large dogs. Doggie cams allow you to watch your pooch while you’re away. Instead of being left in a room or kennel all day, guests enjoy up to 12 hours of play and exercise. Groomers and trainers are on-site. Visit the website for more information and internet specials. Mention this listing and receive a free first day of daycare! • Paws Chateau 7680 Talbert Ave., Ste. I, Huntington Beach (855) 422-PAWS (7297) www.pawschateau.com At Paws Chateau, they have developed the ultimate dog boarding experience. The resort is staffed by passionate pet professionals who provide your best friend with a safe, comfortable, clean and fun experience. Dog day camp is offered seven days a week. Luxury hotel suites, including penthouse suites, are available. 24-hour onsite care and live web cams provide constant reassurance. Additional services include bathing, massage, facials and aromatherapy, as well as a fitness center; see “Groomers” and “Nutrition and Health” for details. While you’re away, you can have peace of mind, knowing your pet is at their home away from home. See ad with coupon for one free night on this page. • Ruff House Pet Resort 3065 Edinger Ave., Tustin (949) 559-4200 3035 Chicago Ave., Riverside (951) 588-1200 www.RuffHousePetResort.com Ruff House Pet Resort offers boarding in a fun and active environment. Overnight accommodations inmore info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


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• 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 to Top Dog 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 have a fun time while mom and dad have their fun elsewhere for a few hours, or all day! • Wags & Wiggles 14402 Chambers Road, Tustin (714) 368-7077 23171 Arroyo Vista Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 635-9655 www.wagsandwiggles.com Wags and Wiggles is a canine activity center which offers a variety of services including

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daycare, boarding, training options (see “Training Programs”), and group classes (see “Dog Sports”), all at competitive rates. Staff is highly trained in K9 behavior, and they promote positive, friendly interactions. After a day full of play, dogs sleep all night in comfortable, individual kennels, which include clean bedding, fresh water and a cookie on the pillow. Wags and Wiggles is unique: dogs learn to come to their name and sit in the playgroup; their staff controls the pack using positive reinforcement. Staff is onsite 24 hours a day, and you can view your pet via their doggy webcam. They even offer a pickup service at the RSM location! See their ad on page 13 for details about a first day of doggy day care or boarding, free! • 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 available. See ad on page 25.

CATS A Purr-fect Retirement

• Katella Animal Clinic 10712 Katella Ave., Anaheim (714) 535-6791 www.katellaclinic.com Provides full service and emergency services for cats. They also offer grooming and hair cuts, even for difficult-to-groom cats. Mention “Petsguide” for $5 off cat boarding, and a heartworm special. See ad on page 27. Cat Rescues For more rescues, see “Adoption and Rescue.” 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

Pet-related social networking, activities and clubs.

Long Beach Felines (562) 453-7377 www.longbeachfelines.org

American Kennel Club (AKC) www.akc.org A directory of dog clubs based on the type of breed, training, services and competition.

MeoowzResQ (714) 997-0868 www.meoowzresq.com OC Small Paws (714) 815-4300 www.ocsmallpaws.org

Blue Bell Foundation for Cats, 20982 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 4941586. bluebellfoundation@live.com. www. bluebellcats.org

Cat-Only Boarding Cats Luv Us Boarding Hotel, 27601 Forbes Road, Ste. 25, Laguna Niguel, (949) 582-1732, www. catsluvus.com. Also see “Boarding and Day Care” for facilities that offer cat boarding.

Sandpaper Kisses Owner-relinquished pets accepted. Foster homes needed. www.sandpaperkisses.org

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 The Cat Care Clinic (714) 282-2287 2638 N. Tustin Ave., Orange www.catcare.com Cat Clinic of Orange County (949) 631-1454 1680 Tustin Ave., Costa Mesa www.catclinicofoc.com T.H.E. Cat Hospital (949) 733-2287 3069 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.myctzvet.com

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Mix and mingle with fellow pet lovers with help from these social networking sites: www. datemypet.com (dating community for pets and pet lovers), www.dogsniffer.com (like a Yelp for the pet community), www.dogster. com, www.catster.com, www.packdog.com, www.strutmymutt.com (social media training tool) and www.pettube.com, like YouTube, but for pets only.

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

Second Chance (714) 487-1518 www.secondchancepetadoptions.org

Feline adoption, rescue, boarding and veterinary clinics. Also see your area of interest as services for cats are listed throughout Petsguide.

Social Butterflies

Dream Animal Rescue Mostly a cat rescue with a few dogs available. www.dreamanimalrescue.org

When their owners can no longer keep them, lucky cats can live out their golden years at these non-profit rest homes, providing warm, loving lifetime care. Call for details, to volunteer or to make a tax-deductible donation.

National Cat Protection Society, 6904 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. (949) 650-1232. www.natcat.org

CLUBS & SOCIAL GROUPS

Dog Scouts of America www.dogscouts.org www.facebook.com/dogscouts A national organization that promotes responsible dog care and ownership, the important role of the human/canine bond, and challenges people and dogs to learn how to better serve each other. The dog is the “Scout” and earns badges, the handler can be an adult or child. Junior programs and information on starting your own troop are available. • Kids Talk Dogs Club at Your Animals Best Friend 15392 Assembly Lane, Ste. A, Huntington Beach (714) 898-5800 www.youranimalsbestfriend.com Join other pet lovers for a fun evening club designed to teach members all about animal training, handling, grooming, health, socialization and petrelated jobs. Mingle with other members your age while learning about something you’re passionate about. Two groups are offered, grades 5-8 and high school. Sign up today. $40 registration fee is required for the annual club. Volunteer opportunities and scholarships available. See ad on page 25. Meetup www.meetup.com Offers meetup groups in your area or create one of your own. To find groups of your interest, type the breed or species in the interest area and enter your zip code. more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


• Wags & Wiggles’ Sport Dog, Agility and K9 Nose Work Classes 14402 Chambers Road, Tustin (714) 368-7077 23171 Arroyo Vista Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 635-9655 www.wagsandwiggles.com Every active canine, agility star, weekend hiker, running companion or couch potato benefits from the Sport Dog program offered at Wags & Wiggles. This includes an introduction to agility, obedience (competition and rally), and musical freestyle. Agility classes satisfy the needs of high-energy dogs as well as builds confidence in shy dogs. Sport Dog classes work dogs’ body and mind from targeting, balancing and crawling, to backing up and navigating obstacles. K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity that is easy to learn, and increases focus in many dogs, while providing a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise. Classes can be just for fun, or can lead to competition, as well as strengthen owner’s off-leash trust with their dogs. Also see “Boarding and Day Care” and Training Programs.” See ad with coupons on this page.

DOG SPORTS & FITNESS Herd That All Breed Herding Training offers classes year round to teach all breeds of dogs how to herd sheep. Jerome Stewart has been teaching herding classes since 1988, and currently teaches two classes per week in Long Beach and Sun City. Each class is two hours for $40; preregistration is not required. No previous experience is necessary. Email: jerstew@verizon.net, or visit www. faswebdesign.com/jerstew/index.htm.

Dog sport classes and clinics, including agility, herding, frisbee, flyball and urban mushing, plus information on referrals and competitions. Also see: “Recreation” and “Training Programs.”

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. The game consists of the dog working off-leash and obeying the handler’s cues, using his nose or shoulders to “herd” eight balls into a goal within 10 minutes. 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 non-club members alike. The D2ISC demonstration team performs for dog-related charities, humane societies, and sporting and corporate events. Visit their website for clinic dates, event schedules and contact information. Dock Diving Find events and how to participate: American Diving Dogs, www.americandivingdogs.com; and SoCal Dockdogs, www.facebook.com/socaldockdogs. Dog Sports Facilities Also see Wags & Wiggles in this section. Classes may include recreational and competition agility, Frisbee, obedience, rally, conformation, musical freestyle, K9 nose work, flyball and treibball. Jump Start Dog Sports, 4691 Valley View, Yorba Linda, (714) 985-1555, www.jumpstartdogsports.com. Zoom Room, 19069 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach, (714) 794-9663, www.zoomroomonline.com. Flyball The following organizations offer flyball, a relay race/

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BIRDS Retail stores offering a variety of birds and supplies, plus birdonly clinics and a sanctuary rescue. Also see: “Pet Shops and Boutiques.” Bird-Only Clinics Animal and Bird Clinic of Mission Viejo 24912 Chrisanta Drive. www.abcofmv.vetsuite.com

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Bird Clinic (714) 633-2910 200 South Tustin St., Ste. E., Orange. www.thebirdclinic.com If You Found an Injured or Deceased Bird See Wildlife Services or Animal Control under “Emergency Resources.” Bird Rescue and Sanctuary Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue (714) 442-9474 www.lilysanctuary.org Retail Stores BirdStuff (714) 639-6039 210 South Tustin St., Orange. www.birdstuff.com Canary World Exotic Bird Farm (562) 921-8543 13250 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk www.canaryworldexotic.com Exotic Birds by Fran (714) 761-0868 9215 Valley View St., Cypress www.facebook.com/birdsandsuppliesbyfran Fins ‘N Feathers (562) 929-2157 14423 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk Magnolia Bird Farm (714) 527-3387 8990 Cerritos Ave., Anaheim www.magnoliabirdfarms.com Omar’s Exotic Birds 23507 El Toro Rd., Lake Forest (949) 472-3962 903 E. Imperial Hwy., Brea (714) 572-8353 www.omarsexoticbirds.com Pottsee’s Exotics (562) 804-2220 9929 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower Wild Birds Unlimited (714) 985-4928 Backyard bird/hummingbird supplies. 17611 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda. www.yorbalinda.wbu.com

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agility-based team sport for dogs. For more information, visit the North American Flyball Association at www.nafaflyball.com. Surf City Flyball - Classes and tournaments, www.surfcityflyball.com. The Woof Gang Flyball Team - Local classes for the novice and expert. Practice times and tournament calendar available, www.woofgangflyballclub.com.

nasia; 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; handy cut-out on page 39.

Urban Mushing www.urbanmushing.com Home of the Southern California Working Snow Dogs, a group of humans and their canine companions indulge in different dog-powered activities. 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.

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.”

EMERGENCY RESOURCES What is an emergency? Here are a few “need-to-go-to-the-emergencyroom-now” signs: 1) Difficulty, abnormal or no breathing. 2) Loss of consciousness or collapse. 3) Shock: weak, rapid pulse, pale gums, cool limbs, low body temperature. 4) Bloat: drooling, swollen belly, extreme anxiety, pacing, attempt to vomit or defecate unsuccessfully. 5) Any burns or gaping wounds. 6) Seizures. 7) Profuse, repeated vomiting or diarrhea. 8) Depression, lethargy, weakness, bumping into things. 9) Near-drowning. 10) Electric shock. Whenever possible, call ahead before transporting your pet, so the emergency clinic can be prepared.

Emergency services and resources for all animals. Also see: “Adoption and Rescue,” “Endof-Life,” “Shelters” and “Veterinary Services.” 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, interhospital and long-distance transports; in-home eutha-

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 Irvine Animal Services (949) 724-7092 Irvine only. www.tinyurl.com/Irvineanimalcontrolinfo LA County Downey Animal Shelter (562) 940-6898 Serves Artesia, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada and Whittier. www.animalcare.lacounty.gov 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. www.cmvas.org Newport Beach City Animal Control Newport Beach only. www.tinyurl.com/nbanimalcontrol

(949) 644-3717

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, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Las Flores, Midway City, Orange, Orange Park Acres, Placentia, Portola Hills, Rancho Santa Margarita, Rossmoor, San Juan Capistrano, Silverado, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Surfside, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Tustin Foothills, Villa Park and Yorba Linda. www.ocpetinfo.com Santa Ana Animal Control (714) 245-8792 Santa Ana only. www.tinyurl.com/santaanaanimallicense more info at www.petsguidemagazine.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

Los Angeles • Orange County • Riverside • San Diego • San Bernardino

Animal Ambulance, Inc.

24Hr. Emergency Pet Ambulance

Westminster Animal Control (714) 548-3201 Westminster only. Emergency line, (714) 548-3212. www.tinyurl.com/wanimalcontrol

• Hospital Transfers with Oxygen • Home Euthanasia / Body Removals • Long Distance Transportation • Air Ambulance / Charter Flights • Cremation Services • See page 39 for a handy reminder

Deceased Animal Pickup/Removal Orange County Animal Care Services, (714) 9356848 or (949) 249-5160, www.ocpetinfo.com; and LA County Department of Animal Care and Control, (800) 253-3555, www.animalcare.lacounty.gov. Dog-Fighting, Cockfighting and 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 Los Angeles 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 Cockfighting Hotline (877) TIP-HSUS (847-4787) A nationwide tip line. Your identity is protected if you call to report tips about dogfighting/cockfighting 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 PCH, Ste. A, Torrance. www.aercvet.com • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County (949) 364-6228 The Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian is not available. It is the only facility in the area designed and equipped as an emergency-only animal hospital from the ground up. Their doctors are trained and dedicated to meet the demands of emergency medicine. Patients enjoy the latest in diagnostic, monitoring and supportive equipment, including the highest quality digital radiology, an in-house laboratory, endoscopy and ultrasound. Should your pet require emergency surgery at any time, you are assured that the staff has the equipment and expertise you would expect from your own doctor. Open Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; and weekends, noon on Saturday - 8 a.m. Monday morning. 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. www.aucsoc.com. See ad on this page. more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com

MyPet2Vet.com Toll Free 1-866-473-8911 AVSG After Hours (949) 653-9300 24-hour emergency or urgent-care services. 2965 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.avsg24.com

Grove Blvd., Garden Grove, (714) 537-3032; and 3920 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, (714) 441-2925. www.er4yourpet.com.

Central Orange County Emergency Animal Hospital (949) 261-7979 Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m.; 24 hours on weekends and holidays. 3720 Campus Drive, Ste. D, Newport Beach. www.orangecountyemergencyvet.com

So. Cal. Veterinary Specialty Hospital (949) 833-9020 24-hour critical care. 1371 Reynolds Ave., Irvine. www.scvsh.com

Crossroads Animal Emergency Monday - Friday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m. and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. Huntington Beach: 18364 Beach Blvd., (714) 794-6900. Norwalk: 11057 Rosecrans Ave., (562) 863-2522. www. crossroadsanimal911.com. Long Beach Animal Emergency (562) 735-5200 Monday - Thursday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., Friday, 6 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m., and 24 hours on holidays. 4720 E. PCH, 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

• VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center 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. Los Angeles and Southbay, Specialty and Emergency Services, (310) 542-8018. Tustin, Outpatient Cardiology Services, (949) 559-0133. Woodland Hills, Outpatient Cardiology Services, (818) 436-4630. www.vcaadvancedveterinarycarecenter.com. Also see “Veterinary Services” and “Therapy and Rehabilitation.” See ad on page 35.

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

(949) 364-6228 www.aucsoc.com 28085 Hillcrest Mission Viejo

Monday - Friday: 6 pm - 8 am Weekends: Noon Saturday - 8 am Monday 24 Hours on Major Holidays petsguide winter/spring 2015/16 15


VCA Lakewood Animal Hospital (562) 926-3600 24-hour emergency care. 10701 South St., Cerritos. www.vcahospitals.com/lakewood-ca

CAREER TRAINING • O.C Academy of Pet Styling Celebrity Paw Spa, Pet Spa & Mobile Grooming 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton (714) 883-3440 www.ocacademyofpetstyling.net Learn a rewarding career in pet styling. O.C. Academy offers a state-certified grooming school. Lindell and the instructors are trained in the “Golden Paw Method,” which is a step-by-step method designed and refined over a 35-year period. Students of all ages can master all of the basic grooming skills with an emphasis on fine finishing. Tool usage and maintenance, safety, cleaning and sanitation, prepping, bathing, blow drying, styling and speed techniques are covered in depth. Accelerated course with limited class size. Call today for a tour! See ad on page 19. • Stanbridge College - Train for a Career as a Veterinary Technician (877) 701-3722 www.stanbridge.edu Are you passionate about animals, and providing them with the highest quality care? The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree program at Stanbridge College is the only AVMA accredited program in Orange County. Students learn in two teaching clinics and a fully functional surgical suite on campus, with live animals as well as the world’s first high-fidelity canine patient simulator for Veterinary Technology training. Stanbridge is a school built on partnerships, such as the student chapter of National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) and reputed institutions such as the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center, where students train in large animal medicine. Email: info@ stanbridge.edu. See ad on the front inside cover. 16 petsguide winter/spring 2015/16

• VCA Orange County Veterinary Specialists (949) 654-8950 Board-certified specialists in internal medicine, surgery and emergency and critical care. Experienced and skilled emergency veterinarians staff this ICU 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Doctors and technicians providing the highest quality of veterinary emergency and critical care are able to stabilize and treat the most seriously ill or injured pets. Whether your pet needs minor emergency care or significant life-saving treatment, the team at Orange County Veterinary Specialists is here to help. Their doctors and surgeons are standing by to help your special pet at anytime. Also see “Veterinary Services.” 3021 Edinger Ave., Tustin. www.ocvetspecialists.com. See ad on back outside cover. 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 • FurEver Pet Guardian - Who Will Care for Your Pets if You No Longer Can? Huntington Beach www.FPGuardian.com With advanced planning from FurEver Pet Guardian, you will have peace of mind knowing that your pets will be well cared for, whatever the future holds. See “Pet Assistance” for more information. If You Cannot Care For Your Pet Most shelters accept pets brought in by owners who can no longer care for their pet, provided the owner lives within the region served by the shelter; fees may apply. The standard holding period for stray animals to be reclaimed does not apply to ownersurrendered pets, who may not be held long enough to be adopted prior to euthanization. Some rescue operations accept owner-surrendered pets, allowing the pets to be adopted. See “Adoption and Rescue,“ “Pet Assistance” and “Shelters.” Lost and Found Pets If you have lost your pet: 1) Have someone stay behind to field phone calls, and then drive the neighborhood with a flashlight (after dark), whistle, your dog’s leash and a current photo, combing parks, schools and open areas. 2) Call your local animal control office (see “Animal Control” in this section) for recent pick-ups and found pet reports. 3) Search www.petharbor.com, a service of the Humane Society, for listings and pictures of animals brought into shelters, updated hourly. If you have not found your pet after searching, register your pet as lost to receive an email when matching animals are listed by a shelter or registered as found on the site. 4) Blanket a five-mile radius with “Lost Dog” signs. Include a picture, breed, color and your

phone number; listing a “reward” helps too. Leave flyers at houses on your street, shelters, pet-supply stores, vet offices, groomers, dog parks, 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 provide notification, but most will provide as much assistance as possible. See “Shelters” for location information. 6) Visit www.amberalertforpets. com, www.findtoto.com, www.fidofinder.com, www. pipmypet.com, www.thecenterforlostpets.com and www.whistle.com, “Amber Alerts” for lost or stolen pets; fees apply. Tip: Always have your dog wear license and ID tags, and invest in an ID microchip (keep your contact information current) for quick returns. If you have found an animal without tags: 1) Check for ID tags or tattoos, or drive him to your vet’s office to have him scanned for an ID microchip. 2) You can also put him on a leash and tell him to “go home!” He might lead you straight to his door, or to neighbors who know him. 3) By law you’re required to register him at the local animal shelter, because that’s likely the first place his owner will look. If you decide to search for the owner on your own, call and register the dog at local shelters and register the pet as found at www.petharbor.com; matching descriptions will be emailed to owners who have registered lost pets. 4) If you decide to take the animal to a shelter, you can find your city’s shelter on page 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 page 5. 5) If you cannot transport the animal to a shelter or find the owner on your own, call your local animal control office. Pet CPR/First Aid Classes American Red Cross Pet First Aid Topics include breathing emergencies, CPR, life-threatening bleeding, injuries and illnesses, such as seizures, poisoning and heat emergencies. www.redcross.org Doggie and Me (714) 742-8895 First-aid classes are offered throughout the year and 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 Pet Tech CPR and First-Aid Training (760) 930-0309 PetSaver (eight-hour course) and Instructor Training (three-day course). www.pettech.net Sirius K9 Academy (714) 296-9714 Pet first-aid and CPR classes for groups and individuals. www.siriusk9training.com Sunny-dog Ink (818) 951-7962 First aid and CPR, Pet Disaster Preparedness and Senior Pet Care, plus emergency preparedness kits. www.sunnydogink.com more info at www.petsguidemagazine.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 SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART) www.scart.us In a disaster, they provide temporary animal sheltering and support rescue efforts. Classes also offered. For a pet emergency disaster kit 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

END-OF-LIFE Staffed by caring professionals, these local agencies make saying goodbye to your beloved pet just a bit easier. With options ranging from eco-friendly cremation to full-service funerals, they’ll handle every last detail—so you can focus on happy memories. Paws and Claws Aquamation and Memorials 2328 N. Batavia St., Ste. 106, Orange. (714) 363-3354. See ad and listing in this section. Pet Haven Cemetery and Crematory - 18300 South Figueroa St., Gardena. (310) 532-2477. www.pethavencemeteryandcrematory.com Sea Breeze Pet Cemetery - 19542 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach. (714) 962-7111. www.seabreezepetcemetery.com

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

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.”

National Marine Mammal Foundation (866) 767-6114 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. 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 ill or 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 PCH, Huntington Beach. www.wwccoc.org more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com

SUPPORT GROUP of ORANGE COUNTY

The Ever After

International Bird Rescue Center (310) 514-2573 Rescues aquatic birds in emergency situations. Find tips on their website, such as what to do if you found an injured bird. Volunteer opportunities available. 3601 S. Gaffey St., Box 3, San Pedro. www.bird-rescue.org

Marine Mammal Care Center (310) 548-5677 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

PET LOSS

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

(949) 650-2442

www.pet-loss-therapy.com

er 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 27.

• Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com In-home euthanasia, body removal and cremation services. Their goal in providing these 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; handy cut-out on page 39.

Hospice and Home Euthanasia When a pet is fighting a terminal disease or in the advanced stages of cancer, kidney failure or neurological disorders, there may come a point where the cost of treatment can become more than its benefit. Pet owners have the option of stopping aggressive treatment and letting their pets end their life comfortably in the surroundings of their own home through hospice care. There may also come a time when pet owners need to make the decision of euthanasia. Businesses listed in this section offer counseling concerning hospice care and euthanasia. Also see Mobile Vets listed under “Veterinary Services” and Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County listed in this section.

• Dr. Robert E. Woods, DVM, CVA 11561 Salinaz Ave., Garden Grove (714) 539-0755 www.robertwoodsdvm.com It is important to Dr. Woods that each patient has a chance to a dignified progression of life. Wheth-

ASPCA Grief Counseling, available daily, noon to midnight (EST),(877) GRIEF-10, www.aspca. org/pet-care/pet-loss. Dr. Monica Diedrich, (714) 772-2207, www.petcommunicator.com. Julie Clemens, LCSW, appointment only, (562) 714-7938. PetLoss Partners, Ellie Freedman, Orange County,

Paws & Claws Aquamation and Memorials • The green alternative to cremation • Exceptional pet aftercare

Your Pet Mortuary •••

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Grooming Pet Wellness 310.978.1000

pets.better.naturally

Mo’s Place II HOLISTIC PET CARE $100 OFF Starter Package $300 OFF Intensive Packages

Includes: Nutrition, Body Balancing, Doggie Day Care & Grooming. Call for Details. 4204 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach, Bixby Knolls

www.mosplacelb.com

(949) 315-5616; and Sandra Grossman, LA County, (818) 421-1516. www.petlosspartners.com • Paws and Claws Aquamation and Memorials 2328 N. Batavia St., Ste. 106, Orange (714) 363-3354 www.pawsaquamation.com Aquamation is a green alternative to fire cremation. Aquamation creates no toxic emissions and does not pollute. With a private aquamation, you will receive your pet’s ashes back in an urn. Their caring staff can pick up from your residence or veterinarian’s office. They are a family owned and operated business providing the best aftercare for your pet. Over 25 years experience in the funeral industry. Please contact them with any questions or for preplanning information. Also, visit their website for a beautiful selection of urns and custom memorials. See ad on page 17. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County (949) 650-2442 www.pet-loss-therapy.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 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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GROOMERS Squeaky Clean It may be tempting to suds-up your pooch with your Costco-sized bottle of human shampoo. But veterinarians warn that people-products strip away an important layer that protects your pooch from bacteria, parasites and viruses. (You may notice him itching and stinking.) Instead, look for doggie shampoo with natural moisturizers and no artificial fragrances or colors, and plan on a bath every month or so.

• Celebrity Paw Spa, Pet Spa, Mobile Grooming & School 145 W. Whiting Ave., Fullerton (714) 447-0141 www.celebritypawspa.com Celebrity Paw Spa is a luxury pet spa offering in-store grooming and mobile grooming services. Mobile services are offered in the Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Orange, Placentia, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda areas. The pet spa, formerly Lisha’s Grooming Salon, is professionally run since 1985. All groomers are pet first-aid and CPR certified. Gift cards and a rewards program are available. A state-certified grooming school is also offered (see page 16). See ad on page 19. • Country Care Pet Resort 4691 Valley View Ave., Yorba Linda (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, are offered. See ad on page 11. • Grooming School See “Career Training” on page 16.

Grooming services and instruction, 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 23; coupon on page 34.

• 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 $5 off grooming on page 27. • 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 all 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, coupon on 39. • LaunderPet Belmont Heights 3429 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 433-3605 Bixby Knolls 4102 Orange Ave., #113, Long Bch (562) 427-2551 Seal Beach 318 Main St., Seal Beach (562) 430-7196 www.launderpet.com Full-service grooming, food and supplies are offered at all three LaunderPet locations. Their grooming staff provides gentle and expert care and pampering for your best friend(s). Check out their great reviews on Yelp! Call them today for an appointment and let one of their talented groomers spoil your pet. Walk-ins are welcome as space and time permit. Self-service dog and cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations, for just $12. Their self-service wash has professional grooming tubs and tables; you make the mess and they clean it up! Provided supplies include towels, ear cleaner, brushes and a forced-air dryer. You can bring your own shampoo, and other products and services are available for an additional fee: shampoos, more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


conditioners, nail trimming, ear cleaning and gland expulsion. Food and pet supplies are available for purchase at all three locations, and they also offer pick-up and delivery—call for details. Call or visit the website for each location’s hours. Also see “Pet Shops and Boutiques.” See ad on this page; coupon on 39. • Linda’s K-9 Kastle 8229 Commonwealth Ave., Buena Park (714) 521-2280 Offers full service grooming for your dog by a friendly, caring and experienced staff. Services can include wash, cut and style, nail trimming, ear cleaning, flea treatments and more. They offer Frontline and Advantage in a single dosage if your dog is in need of one. See ad on page 18. • Mo’s Place II 4204 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach (310) 978-1000 www.mosplacelb.com At Mo’s Place II, walk-ins are always welcome or, for your convenience, schedule an appointment online. All baths and full grooms include ears, nails, anal glands, and double baths. They use natural, non-toxic grooming products, coat moisturizing, re-hydrating treatments, and medicated baths. Natural de-shed treatments remove loose hair and undercoat, drastically reducing the amount of hair you have to vacuum for up to three months! See ad on page 18. • My Doggies Grooming 30314 Esperanza, Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 709-4600 www.MyDoggiesDaycare.com Caring, gentle and experienced dog groomers offer breedcuts, puppy cuts, shavedowns, bath and brushout, dematting, skin care, furminator treatments, nail and ear care. Your dog never has to go in a kennel and most grooms are completed in two hours or less. Your pup will receive expert care and handling; their goal is to ensure a stress-free grooming experience. Mention this listing and receive $5 off your first groom! • 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 “Boarding and Day Care” and “Nutrition and Health.” See ad on page 10. • Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar 4818 E. 2nd St., Long Beach (562) 434-7700 www.pussyandpooch.com A modern pet bathing and grooming salon is located within P&P, which is designed for comfort, convenience, and a pleasant spa-like experience. The grooming facility is outfitted with professional-grade equipment, featuring full-sized bathing tubs and premium, natural spa products. Walk-in clients are first-come, first-served; appointments recommended. Reduce your “pet carbon paw print” with their many biodegradable and green pet care and grooming products. Experience the difference and treat your pet with a trip to the Bathhouse! Also see “Pet Shops and Boutiques.” See ad on page 23; coupon on page 39. more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com

• Sudsy Dog 6410 E. Del Amo Blvd., Lakewood (562) 377-1360 www.sudsydog.net Lakewood’s premiere self-serve dog wash provides waist-high tubs and features all organic products. They now also have full-service grooming too. Being environmentally friendly, they donate a tree for every 50 dogs washed. Discounts are given for service dogs and newly adopted or rescued dogs and cats. Self-service, open Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; weekends, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Full-service grooming, by appointment only, Tuesday - Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • 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 top-notch treatment in their new grooming salon inside of Top Dog’s upscale boutique and bakery. Several packages to choose from with all-inclusive services from the basics in bathing with their “Silver Package” to the ultimate “Top Dog’s 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 and see the difference in your Top Dog. • Wags to Whiskers 5505 Stearns St., Long Beach (562) 430-5161 www.launderpet.com Wags to Whiskers has been voted “Best Pet Groomer” in Long Beach for many years, and again in 2015! 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 will help 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 this page; coupon on page 39. DIY Grooming Locations Also see Animalia, Launderpet and Sudsy Dog listed in this section.

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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 Get your car washed, and your dog washed, at the same time! 577 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach. http://www.bixbyknollscarwash.com/pet_wash.html Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies (562) 494-1660 4700 PCH, Long Beach. www.centinelafeed.com Dirty Dog Wash 504 Main St., Huntington Beach

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

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.

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spcaLA Pet Hotel and Grooming Salon (562) 570-3079 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach. www.spcala.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.

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

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.

The Mud Puppy (949) 951-3414 22902 Los Alisos, Unit O, Mission Viejo www.ocmudpuppy.com

Licensing: Where The following agencies provide licenses for dogs and cats in our area:

The Paw Spa (562) 433-1330 4110 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach www.thepawspa.com

Costa Mesa Animal Control (714) 754-5235 Serves Costa Mesa only. 99 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.tinyurl.com/costamesapetlicense

Wagadoodle (949) 493-7297 653 Camino De Los Mares, #100, San Clemente

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

Your Elegant Pet (562) 529-8414 4332 South St., Lakewood. www.yourelegantpet.com

IDENTIFICATION & LICENSING Licensing: Why and How All dogs over the age of four months are required by law to be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. The licensing law was implemented as a health issue related to rabies. It also keeps an updated record of ownership. Residents owning or having custody of any dog must license the dog within 15 days after the license becomes due. Residents must provide proof of a California-approved rabies vaccination to obtain a license. License discounts are often offered for spay and neutered animals and pets of senior citizens. Applications and fees are usually available on city websites and can be obtained in-person or by mail.

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Irvine Animal Care Center (949) 724-7740 Serves Irvine only. 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine. www.irvineshelter.org La Habra Animal Control (562) 383-4355 Serves La Habra only. www.tinyurl.com/LHanimalcontrol 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. 28095 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo. www.cmvas.org OC Animal Care (714) 935-6848 See the “Animal Control” section on page 14 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 only. www.tinyurl.com/Wpetlicense

NUTRITION & HEALTH Top 3 Pet-Nutrition Tips 1. Serve Clean Flip your pet food package over and make sure it has a “nutritional adequacy statement” from the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Mix things up by adding fresh fruits and veggies now and then, but remember some people foods are poison to pets, including grapes, raisins, onions and garlic. Find the full list at www.aspca.org (search: people foods). 2. Perfect the Portions Measure portions, factoring in your pet’s breed, age and activity level. If your dog or cat starts to plump up, cut back on portions and treats. Ask your vet if you have any questions. 3. Watch Your Timing Get your pet on an eating schedule. Set out their food at the same time every day. After 30 minutes, toss the food and wash the bowl every time with hot, soapy water (to prevent bacteria). You’ll be able to see how much he’s really eating.

Businesses specializing in pet health and nutrition products. Also see: “Pet Shops and Boutiques.” • Animalia 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Voted “Best Boutique in OC” by Orange County Hot List. Animalia specializes in raw, super premium and organic diets for dogs and cats. They carry foods that do not contain wheat, corn, soy or by products. Raw food and fresh refrigerated food are available, along with highquality treats provided by local bakers; nutritional supplements, too. See ad on page 23; coupon on page 34. • By Nature® Pet Foods www.TryActiveDefense.com By Nature® is the premium pet food built on the idea that all ingredients aren’t equal, and that a more admore info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


vanced diet can ensure that pets have the nutrients they need to remain active and healthy. Their Active Defense+TM formulas provide a new level of nutrition that helps protect the pets we love and the moments that make life special. By Nature is the only pet food with SuperFusion®, an advanced nutritional blend of highquality proteins for strong muscles, antioxidant-rich superfoods for immune system support, and prebiotic fibers to support healthy digestion. Find it at a store near you at www.TryActiveDefense.com. See ad on page 1. • JustFoodForDogs 500 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach 26886 Calle Hermosa, Capistrano Beach (866) 726-9509 www.justfoodfordogs.com JustFoodForDogs began with one simple, primary objective—to increase the quality and length of life for as many dogs as possible through a complete and balanced, healthy, whole-food diet. JFFD makes daily meals and treats for healthy dogs, and prescription and custom-formulated diets for dogs with special health issues, such as obesity, digestive disorders, pancreatitis, cancer, food allergies, diabetes, and liver and kidney disease. All recipes are made from ingredients certified by the USDA for human consumption and have been developed by JustFoodForDogs’ veterinarian, nutritionist, pet chef and a cadre of dogs and dog lovers. Kitchens now in Newport Beach, West Hollywood, Manhattan Beach, Sherman Oaks, Downtown LA and a store in Capistrano Beach. See ad on this page. • Mo’s Place II 4204 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach (310) 978-1000 www.mosplacelb.com When your pet has a problem (fatigue, upset tummy, hair loss, itchy skin and coat, aging, lethargy or hyperactivity, etc.), Mo’s Place can assist him in re-balancing to a healthy state! Certified nutritionist Mo offers high-potency, whole-food supplements to give your pet a firm nutritional foundation. Body balancing pampers your pet with gentle touch, passive movement, and stretching techniques to release blocked energy, allowing pets’ bodies to re-balance for more comfort and well-being. They also offer specially chosen products and accessories that can enhance your pet’s quality of life. See ad on page 18. • 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. Does your best pet-friend deserve a spa day? They also provide rejuvenating massages, facials and aromatherapy (see “Groomers” for details). Also see “Boarding and Day Care” and ad on page 10.

rice. Shop owner Patty VanWinkle says these are ingredients that can be found to coincide with skin irritation, hair loss, fever, ear infections, kidney failure, liver failure, dental disease, obesity, chronic digestive problems, bloat, heart disease, IBD and Cushing’s disease. The information they supply at Pet Pantry is free, the food they provide is toxin-free. She opened store for one reason, and it’s not money; it’s to help the animals that are dying from cancer. This is not their living, this is their passion. Stop by, they believe you are going love their place! Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Not affiliated with Pet Food Pantry of Orange. See ad on page 22 for $5 off coupon. • Optimal Wellness Veterinary Compounding 4200 Trabuco Road, Ste. 190, Irvine (949) 861-3170 www.optimalwellnessrx.com Just like you, your pets are special and unique, and you want them to receive the highest quality of care. At Optimal Wellness Pharmacy, they work with your veterinarian to provide the best solutions for conditions such as otitis, skin disorders, allergies, seizure, heart disease, behavioral, and many others. Call them for medication options (i.e. single-dose antibiotic RX for otitis or multimeds in one pill), or other unavailable RX solutions or tasty medicated treats/drops for your beloved animal companion, whether it’s a rabbit, a cat, a dog or a horse. Email: info@OptimalWellnessRx.com. See ad on this page for their New Customer Offer of $10 off your first compound prescription!

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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. Actors and Others for Animals (818) 755-6045, (818) 755-6323 www.actorsandothers.com Offers financial assistance and referrals for low-income families in greater LA for spay/neuter and emergency veterinary procedures, plus feral cat assistance and petassisted therapy and humane education programs. Advocacy Groups ASPCA www.aspca.org

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Humane Society of the U.S. (866) 720-2676 www.humanesociety.org OCSPCA www.orangecountyspca.org

(714) 964-4445

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Saddleback Valley Humane Society and SPCA (949) 262-5859 www.svhsspca.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. Animal Donation Advocate (714) 973-9288 www.donateandsaveapet.org Programs include pet-care assistance for elderly pet owners, promoting spay/neuter campaigns, and working with other pet-related organizations. 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 Long Beach Unified School District and Long Beach/Signal Hill civic groups. And, supports the adoption of homeless animals. • FurEver Pet Guardian - Who Will Care for Your Pets if You No Longer Can? Huntington Beach www.FPGuardian.com In the event of an unexpected accident, illness or death, pets are often overlooked. How do we ensure that our pets will have security and love if we can no longer care for them? With advanced planning from FurEver Pet Guardian, you will have peace of mind knowing that your pets will be well cared for, whatever the future holds. Your pets will never end up homeless or dumped at a shelter, and they will have a safe place in a caring home until permanent placement with a loving forever home can be found. FurEver Pet Guardian—a gift of love for your pets. 22 petsguide winter/spring 2015/16

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet 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. Unless stated otherwise, programs are available in all 50 states and all branches of service as well as National Guard and Reserves. If You Can No Longer Take Care of Your Pet or If You Found or Lost a Pet See “Emergency Resources.” • 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 27. More Low-Cost Services AAA Animal Hospital (714) 536-6537 Spay and neuter starts at $30 for cats and $85 for dogs (cost depends on weight and gender). Lowcost vaccines are also available. Walk-ins only; no appointment necessary. 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,

Fix Long Beach Provides free spay/neuter for pets (cat/dog) of lowincome Long Beach residents. Mobile clinics or by appointment. www.fixlongbeach.com Found Animals Foundation Offers low-cost microchipping at their Lakewood location, plus a web tool that locates low-cost spay/ neuter locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties. www.tinyurl.com/alteringlocations Golden State Humane Society Low-cost spay and neuter services for cats and dogs, starting at $39.50 for cats and $49.50 for dogs. Lowcost 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) 423-8406; and 11901 Gilbert St., Garden Grove, (714) 638-8111. www.goldenstatehumanesociety.com Orange Veterinary Hospital and Tri-City Pet Hospital Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic 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. 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. 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. Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles (310) 574-5555 Low-cost spay or neuter services in San Pedro, Pico Rivera and Van Nuys, starting at $50 for cats and $125 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), starting at $60; and dogs (by weight and gender), starting at $90, plus bloodwork. 24861 Alicia Pkwy., Ste. D, Laguna Hills. www.lagunapetvet.com Vet Care Pet Clinic (714) 793-0371 Low-cost spay/neuter for cats start at $50 and $100 for dogs (spay/neuter is based on gender, age and weight). Plus, find the mobile clinic schedule on their website or call, (800) 988-8387. 12453 Valley View St., Garden Grove. www.vetcarepetclinic.com Pet Assistance Foundation (877) 772-9738 www.petassistancefoundation.org The foundation provides referrals to callers seeking a more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


low-cost spay/neuter veterinarian. They also provide financial assistance to qualified low-income pet owners (veterans, disabled, seniors on a fixed income, unemployed and homeless persons). PAF works with other non-profit humane charities to provide spay/ neuter support. Their toll-free number offers information for financial-assistance resources for medical emergencies. PoundWishes www.poundwishes.com Through fundraising, PoundWishes connects pet lovers with shelters and animal rescue groups that need help to rehabilitate and find forever homes for in-need pets. RUFF Rescue (949) 580-1092 www.ruffrescue.org The rescue helps pets and owners with financial assistance for veterinary care, including spay/neuter vouchers. They also support rescues from high-kill shelters.

PET SHOPS & BOUTIQUES Save Big at Pet Shops 1. Flip through Petsguide and check our website for money-saving coupons. 2. Look for stores’ frequent buyer programs, which could translate into free swag. 3. Follow your favorite shops on social media or sign up for their newsletters for insider deals.

Retail stores providing food and supplies for animals. Also see: “Birds,” “Nutrition and Health” and “Reptiles and Exotics.”

• 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. Large selection of U.S. 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. See ad on this page; coupon on page 34. Bird Stores See “Birds” for bird stores that specialize in birds and their supplies. • JustFoodForDogs 500 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach 26886 Calle Hermosa, Capistrano Beach (866) 726-9509 www.justfoodfordogs.com JustFoodForDogs makes daily meals and treats for healthy dogs, and prescription and custom-formulated diets for dogs with special health issues. All recipes are made from ingredients certified by the USDA for human consumption and have been developed by JustFoodForDogs’ veterinarian, nutritionist, pet chef and a cadre of dogs and dog lovers. Kitchens now in Newport Beach, West Hollywood, Manhattan Beach, Sherman Oaks, Downtown LA and a store in Capistrano Beach. Also see “Nutrition and Health.” See ad on page 21. • 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

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personalized cakes. It’s also home to the Bathhouse which offers pet grooming and spa services. P&P is dedicated to its communities and hosts regular mixers for pets and their parents, including Mutt Mingles, pet adoptions, pet-centric charity events, pet nutritional guidance and more (see “Calendar”). Also see “Groomers.” See ad on page 23; coupon on page 39. • 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!” Reptiles and Exotics Stores See “Reptiles and Exotics” for stores that specialize in reptiles, amphibians, turtles, tortoises, arachnids and other herpatiles. More Pet Stores Adopt & Shop (562) 531-2871 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. Additional location in Culver City. www.adoptandshop.org 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 19; coupon on page 39. • Pet Pantry - Signal Hill 1929 E. 28th St., Signal Hill 90755 (562) 989-1929 www.petpantryfood.com When you enter Pet Pantry, you can feel the love and passion; the store is filled with only grainfree food—no by-products, no GMO’s, no wheat, no soy, no white rice. See “Nutrition and Health” for more information. See ad on page 22 for $5 off coupon. • Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar 4818 E. 2nd St., Long Beach (562) 434-7700 222 E. Broadway, Long Beach (562) 624-1199 www.pussyandpooch.com An innovative and unique pet lifestyle boutique geared toward modern pets and their owners. A neighborhood urban oasis, P&P offers a colorful and interactive social setting featuring distinctive, yet moderately priced, high-quality products and everyday essentials (food and supplies) with a focus on healthy nutrition and green living for pets. P&P is home to the one-of-a-kind Pawbar®, where furry friends can feast on made-to-order meaty pet meals or enjoy pet bakery treats and

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Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply (714) 992-2012 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim www.anaheimfeed.com Auntie Lucy’s Pet Feed (562) 612-4603 4125 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach www.auntielucyspetfeed.com Blacksmith’s Corner (562) 531-0386 17647 Lakewood Blvd., Bellflower www.blacksmithscorner.com Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies 2320 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, (714) 540-4036; 4243 Woodruff Ave., Lakewood, (562) 608-4007; and 4700 PCH, Long Beach, (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.collarandleash.info

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Dogma 6755 Quail Hill Pkwy., Irvine, (949) 737-5950; and 21113 Newport Coast Drive, Newport Coast, (949) 640-6072. www.4dogma.com 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 1880 Newport Blvd. Costa Mesa, (949) 877-0350; and 6433 E. PCH, Unit A-5, Long Beach, (562) 5966800. www.healthyspot.com Kriser’s 5365 Alton Pkwy., Irvine, (949) 551-4100; and 1044 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach, (949) 515-0000. www.krisers.com Local Pet Market (714) 962-9272 18900 Beach Blvd., #109, Huntington Beach www.localpetmarket.com Long Beach spcaLA Marketplace (562) 570-4926 Proceeds benefit spcaLA’s shelter pets. 7700 East Spring St., Long Beach. www.spcala.com Muttropolis Dog and Cat Boutique (949) 717-6888 865 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach www.muttropolis.com Naked Dog Bistro 424 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach www.nakeddogbistro.com Paw Shoppe Pet Center 6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach www.pawshoppepetcenter.com

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Pet Country (949) 951-7387 22485 El Toro Road, Ste. A, Lake Forest www.petcountryweb.com Pet Pantry (714) 998-2060 1500 E. Village Way, Ste. 2248, Orange www.thepetpantry.com Pet Stop Warehouse (949) 305-0532 27690 Santa Margarita Pkwy., Ste. D, Mission Viejo www.petstopwarehouse.com Pet Supply 18545 Brookhurst St., FV (714) 964-5585 21425 Brookhurst St., HB (714) 962-8800 14370 Culver, A-100, Irvine (949) 726-1226 21612 Plano Trabuco Road, TC (949) 216-9081 www.orangecountypetsupply.com more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


Petco (888) 824-7257 30+ locations throughout greater Long Beach and Orange County. www.petco.com Petian (714) 992-5030 235 N. Euclid St., Fullerton. www.petian.net Pets Plus www.petngo.com Seven locations: 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, #A140, (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 PCH., (310) 539-5700. PetSmart (800) 738-1385 More than 20 locations throughout greater Long Beach and Orange County. Vet services and grooming also offered. www.petsmart.com

PET SITTERS & DOG WALKERS Take a Walk on the Safe Side Make sure your pet sitter is bonded, insured and a member of professional associations, such as Pet Sitters International and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters; even better if they are animal-CPR and first-aid certified. Always ask a pet sitter or dog walker for their qualifications and check their references.

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

In-home pet sitting and dog walking services. Also see: “Boarding and Day Care.”

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

Dog Walking Groups at Meetup.com www.meetup.com Visit the website, type “dog walk” in the interest area and your zip code for a list of groups you can join.

Unleashed by Petco Laguna Niguel, 27281 La Paz Road, (949) 4488014; San Clemente, 979 Avenida Pico, (949) 4982107; Long Beach #1, 600 Redondo Blvd., (562) 433-6357; Long Beach #2, 6331 E. Spring St., (562) 429-4105; Long Beach #3, 1910 Ximeno Ave., (562) 498-1372. www.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 27932 La Paz Road, Ste. A, LN (949) 831-8678 32880 PCH, #30, Dana Point (949) 488-0025 Your Elegant Pet (562) 529-8414 4332 South St., Lakewood www.yourelegantpet.com

pooch exercise and companionship while you’re at work or away for long hours. Medication administration, including insulin shots, is available. Rates start at just $15. Serves Huntington Beach and surrounding cities. Email: homeofhunter@aol.com. See ad on page 24. • Pet Butler (800) PET-BUTLER (738-2885) www.petbutler.com In additional to their poop removal services, Pet Butler now offers dog walking services in the Orange County area. Their walks are 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or 40 minutes long. Email: draymond@petbutler.com. Also see “Poop Removal.” See ad on page 26.

• Getaway Pet Care (714) 378-5925 www.GetawayPetCare.com Getaway Pet Care brings reliable pet care to your furry family members when you can’t be there. Now you can maintain your pet’s regular schedule and reduce stress at the same time. Pet visits in your home, include feeding, walking, playtime, medication and home security. Overnight sitting and daily dog walks also available. Serving Orange County since 1994. Also see “Boarding and Day Care.” Email: petlady@GetawayPetCare.com.

• Sea Spot Walk (949) 910-6048 www.seaspotwalk.com At Sea Spot Walk, they cater to the specific needs of you and your “Spot.” From high-needs dogs like puppies and seniors to extra pampering like baths and brushing, they pride themselves on making sure Spot is well taken care of while you are away. They provide personal love and attention to each of their clients and ensure that they always come home tired and content. Call today for a free meet and greet! See ad on page 25.

• 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

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• Your Animals Best Friend 15392 Assembly Lane, Unit A, Huntington Beach (714) 898-5800 www.youranimalsbestfriend.com Customized services include: 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. Multiple visits and overnights for when you are out of town in a caring home environment or at Your Animals Best Friend Dog House. See ad on page 25.

RECREATION 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 really is #1 in the “#2” business. Discounts for seniors, disabled and pet-care professionals. Also offers an all-natural odor eliminator spray for yards. In addition to pet waste removal, Pet Butler now offers dog walking services, too! See “Pet Sitting and Dog Walking.” See ad on this page. • Your Animals Best Friend (714) 898-5800 www.youranimalsbestfriend.com Are you a busy executive, overloaded mom or just someone who needs a hand? Going out of town for vacation, emergency or business? Your Animals Best Friend offers waste pick-up and removal, plus a variety of other services, such as home sitting, plant care, errand running and project help. All services are customized to your needs. See ad on page 25.

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Dog Park 101 Dog park use requires that your dogs are current on vaccinations and that you clean up after your dogs. When visiting a leashfree 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. Trek with your dogs prepared and bring your own water and waste bags.

City recreation departments offering a variety of dog-training classes, plus dog-friendly beaches, parks and trails. Also see “Dog Sports and Fitness” and “Training Programs.” Note: Check water conditions of dog beaches at www.brc.healthebay.org, they also have an app for smart phones. Anaheim (714) 765-5191 www.anaheim.net Classes: AKC Canine Good Citizen, K9 Work and Play, Basic K9 Obedience (Special Breeds), Canine Games Agility Course, Dog Manners Crash Course, Dog Obedience Training, Frisbee Dogs, K9 Games, K9 Nose Works, The Emergency K9 Stop-Recall, Pet Therapy Dog Training, Puppy Kindergarten and Real Time K9 Training. 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 (714) 990-7100 www.ci.brea.ca.us Class: Dog Manners Crash Course and Canine Agility Games. 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 (714) 236-3860 www.buenapark.com Classes: Dog Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten, K9 Work and Play, Frisbee Workshop and Dog Manners Crash Course. Bellis Dog Park Open: daily, 8 a.m. - dusk; Thursday, 10 a.m. - dusk. 7171 8th St. www.tinyurl.com/buenaparkdogpark Ralph B. Clark Regional Park (714) 973-6618 104-acre park with hiking trials. 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park. www.ocparks.com/parks/ralph Costa Mesa (714) 532-3647 www.costamesaca.gov Classes: Dog Manners Crash Course, Dog Obedience and Flyball Fun For Dogs. 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. www.tinyurl.com/costamesabarkpark Fairview Park Trail Six miles round trip. Water fountain and dog-waste bags available. Corner of Placentia and Adams. www.tinyurl.com/fairviewparktrail Talbert Regional Park (949) 923-2250 North Talbert offers 91 acres and South Talbert, 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 Cypress (714) 229-6798 www.ci.cypress.ca.us Classes: Puppy Kindergarten, Dog Manners Crash Course, Frisbee Dogs and Dog Obedience. Dana Point (949) 248-3530 more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


www.danapoint.org Classes: Dog Obedience and Dog Manners Crash Course. Downey Downey Dog Park (562) 904-7126 Open: dawn to dusk. Rio San Gabriel Park, 9612 Ardine St. www.tinyurl.com/downeydogpark Fullerton (714) 738-6317 www.ci.fullerton.ca.us Classes: Crash Course in Basic Canine Manners, AKC Canine Good Citizen, Canine Games Agility Course, Frisbee Dogs, Dog Obedience, K9 Work and Play, Puppy Kindergarten, K9 Funology, Basic K9 Manners - Special Breeds and Pet Therapy Training.

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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

Fullerton Pooch Park (714) 738-6575 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.; closed Wednesdays for maintenance. 201 S. Basque Ave., Fullerton. www.tinyurl.com/fullertonpoochpark

The Barking Lot (714) 741-5200 Open: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Garden Grove Park, 9301 Westminster Ave. www.tinyurl.com/thebarkinglot

Garden Grove (714) 741-5200 www.garden-grove.org Classes: Dog Manners Crash Course, Dog Obedience, Beginning Flyball, Flyball Team Training, Dog Conformation/Rally, Beginning Frisbee, K9 Work and Play, and Puppy Kindergarten

Huntington Beach (714) 536-5486 www.surfcity-hb.org Classes: AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, Dog Obedience, Dog Frisbee, Puppy Kindergarten, Beginning and Intermediate Flyball and Crash Course in Canine Manners. Dog Beach (714) 841-8644 1.5 miles of beach where dogs may be off-leash in the water and on wet sand daily, 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fresh water and dog bags are available. Free and open to the public. Donation-based memberships are available to support the beach. Metered parking (currency, coins and Visa/MC). Annual parking permit is available; call the Marine Safety Division for rates, at (714)

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REPTILES & EXOTICS Rescues and retail stores that offer a variety of exotic reptiles, amphibians and supplies. Also see: “Pet Shops and Boutiques.” Reptile and Exotic Rescues Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Network (RARN) (323) 301-3360 Cares for sick and injured, stray and abandoned reptiles and amphibians, primarily from local shelters and other rescues. When animals are healthy, they are adopted out to qualified homes. www.rarn.org Reptile Rescue OC (949) 291-0701 As a non-profit exotic animal welfare organization, RROC specializes in rehabilitating and finding homes for reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and all other exotics. Services include adoption, education, rehabilitation, consulting, boarding and parties/photo/video/film shoots. www.reptilerescueoc.org Reptile and Exotic Specialty Stores La Habra Pets (562) 697-7110 1919 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra www.lhreptilehouse.com Paw Shoppe Pet Center (562) 425-5131 6416 E. Spring St., Long Beach www.pawshoppepetcenter.com Prehistoric Pets (714) 964-3525 Parties available; reptile zoo onsite. 18822 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. www.prehistoricpets.com Reptropolis (949) 492-6598 1310 N. El Camino Real, San Clemente www.reptilesreptropolis.com World Serpent Exotics (562) 426-1090 4236 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach www.facebook.com/wselongbeach

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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) 960-8847 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 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 Irvine (949) 724-6610 www.ci.irvine.ca.us Classes: Dog Obedience, Dog Manners Crash Course and Puppy Kindergarten. 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 (866) 829-3829 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 (949) 497-7050 www.lagunabeachcity.net Classes: Puppy Kindergarten, Dog School and Taking the Show on the Road. Laguna Beach Bark Park (949) 497-3311 Open: daily, dawn to dusk; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 20652 Laguna Cayon Road. www. lagunabeach.com/points/dogpark Laguna 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. and after 6 p.m from June 15 - September 10. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Rules apply to both the city and county beaches in the City of Laguna Beach, except for Thousand Steps Beach where dogs are not allowed at any time of the year. Metered parking. www.tinyurl.com/dogsonbeachrules

Laguna Woods A Place for Paws (949) 639-0500 Open: daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. Ridge Route at Peralta Drive. www.tinyurl.com/LWdogpark Lakewood (562) 866-9771, Ext. 2408 www.lakewoodcity.org Classes: Canine Agility Course, Dog Frisbee and Dog Obedience. Home Run Dog Park Rynerson Park, 20711 Studebaker Road. www. tinyurl.com/Lakewooddogpark Long Beach (562) 570-3111 www.longbeach.gov www.tinyurl.com/LBdogparks Classes: Dog Obedience, Canine Games Agility Course (beginning), Dog Manners Crash Course, Dog Frisbee Fun, Pet Manners with Positive Reinforcement and Puppy Kindergarten. 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 660 acres with walking trails. Vehicle entry, $5-7. Annual passes available. Dog park is located in El Dorado West, across from the Nature Center; open daily, 7 a.m. - dusk. East, (562) 570-1771; and West, (562) 570-3225. K9 Corner Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Pacific Ave. and 9th St. Jackson Park Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. 1432 Jackson St. Long Beach Recreation Dog Park (562) 570-3100 Open: daily, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Monday morning closure for maintenance. 5201 E. 7th St. 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 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.

Laguna Niguel (949) 362-4300 www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us Classes: Dog Obedience (beginning and intermediate) and Dog Manners Crash Course.

Los Alamitos (562) 430-1073 www.cityoflosalamitos.org/recreation Classes: Dog Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten and Dog Manners Crash Course.

Laguna Niguel Pooch Park (949) 362-4300 Open: dawn to dusk. 31461 Golden Lantern. www.tinyurl.com/poochpark

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Classes: Puppy Kindergarten, Dog Obedience, Dog Manners Crash Course, and Dog Obedience Refresher Drill Workshop. Newport Beach Dog Park Open: 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Wednesday morning until 9 a.m. for maintenance. Avocado Ave. and MacArthur Blvd., just north of San Miguel. www. tinyurl.com/NBdogpark 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. Fresh water is available at all beaches. Waste bags are available at Corona Del Mar Beach. Corona Del Mar State Beach, Iris St. and Ocean Blvd.; Newport and Balboa Beach, Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach. www.tinyurl.com/dogsnewportbeaches Upper Newport Bay (949) 923-2290 1,000 acres of open space and walking/hiking trails. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach. www. ocparks.com/parks/newport Orange (714) 744-7274 www.cityoforange.org Class: Dog Obedience. Orange Dog Park Open: daily, 7 a.m. - dusk; closed Wednesday for maintenance. 190 South Yorba St. www.orangedogpark.com 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 dirt walking and hiking trails. 2301 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia. www.ocparks. com/parks/tri_city_park Rancho Palos Verdes 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 Ocean Scenic Trails at 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 Rancho Santa Margarita RSM Dog Park (949) 216-9700 Open: daily, dawn to dusk. Canada Vista Park, 24328 Antonio Pkwy. www.tinyurl.com/RSMdogpark more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com

Saddleback (Mission Viejo area) (949) 460-2730 www.saddlebackrecreation.com Classes: Dog Obedience (beginning and intermediate) and Crash Course in Basic Canine Manners. Oso Creek Trail (949) 470-3000 Three miles round trip. Be cautious of wildlife, including coyotes. 27301 La Paz Road, Mission Viejo. www.tinyurl.com/osocreektrail San Clemente (949) 361-3366 www.san-clemente.org Class: Dog Manners Crash Course

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

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San Onofre State Beach Campsite Dogs must be on a leash no more than six feet at a campsite or confined in an enclosed vehicle, tent or pen. Leashed-dogs are welcome on trails 1 and 6. Dogs are not permitted on trails 2-5 or on the beach. www.sanonofreparksfoundation.org Seal Beach Arbor Dog Park Open: dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Nonresident user license is $12 per year, call (562) 430-4993. 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 Tustin (714) 573-3326 www.tustinca.org Classes: Dog Obedience and Puppy Kindergarten. Westminster (714) 895-2860 www.westminster-ca.gov Classes: Dog Obedience, Dog Manners Crash Course, Canine Games Agility Course and Frisbee Dogs. Whittier (562) 567-09430 www.cityofwhittier.org Classes: Dog Training, Advanced Dog Training, Puppy and Dog Obedience, and P.A.L.S. Canine and Owner Fitness. Whittier Narrows Recreation Area (626) 575-5526 Walking and hiking trails and a dog-sports field. 823 Lexington-Gallatin Road, South El Monte. www.tinyurl.com/whittiernarrowsdogfun Whittier Dog Park Open: daily, sunrise - sunset; closed Thursday, 8-11

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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a.m. for maintenance. 12206 Philadelphia St., Whittier. www.tinyurl.com/Whittierdogpark

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

Water Park for Dogs 25817 Washington Ave., Murrieta (951) 677-6031 www.countrykennelsca.com Open swim, private swim, dock-diving class and club/ group swim are available. All pets must pass an evaluation which can be done during open swim times.

If you can no longer take care of your pet or if you found or lost a pet, see “Emergency Resources.”

Yorba Linda (714) 961-7160 www.ci.yorba-linda.ca.us Classes: K9 Work and Play, A.K.C. Canine Good Citizen, Canine Games Agility, Basic K9 Obedience - Special Breeds, Crash Course in Basic Canine Manners, Frisbee Dog Fun, Dog Obedience, K9 Nose Work, Pet Therapy and Puppy Kindergarten.

SHELTERS A Second Chance for Stray Pets If you are concerned about the life of an animal, ask about the shelter’s policy before you take the animal in. Most shelters practice euthanasia for a variety of reasons and circumstances. There are few true no-kill facilities. All shelters work with rescue groups, sanctuaries and other animal welfare organizations to find families for homeless animals. Many adoption and rescue groups offer advice and/or referrals about found/lost/stray animals (see “Adoption and Rescue” for a list of organizations).

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, please see “Emergency Resources.” 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 30 petsguide winter/spring 2015/16

Animal Assistance League of Orange County 15102 Jackson St., Midway City (714) 893-4393 www.aaloc.com A non-profit, no-kill humane shelter dedicated to aiding lost and homeless pets, helping people with pet-related problems, promoting responsible pet ownership and pet population control, and preventing cruelty to animals through educational programs. Coastal Animal Services Authority 221 Avenida Fabricante, San Clemente (949) 492-1617 www.danapoint.org/index.aspx?page=81 Provides care for stray animals found in Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Irvine Animal Care Center 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine (949) 724-7740 www.irvineshelter.org Provides for stray animals found in Irvine only. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Foster opportunities available. LA County Downey Animal Shelter 11258 S. Garfield Ave., Downey (562) 940-6898 www.animalcare.lacounty.gov A branch of the LA Department of Animal Care and Control provides temporary care for stray 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. Newport Beach Animal Shelter Home Free Rescue and Sanctuary (949) 644-3717 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 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 owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Orange County Humane Society 21632 Newland Ave., Huntington Beach (714) 536-8480 www.ochumanesociety.com Provides care for stray and owner-relinquished pets (fee applies) from Costa Mesa only. 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 ownerrelinquished 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-relinquished pets or animals brought in by the public. Volunteer opportunities. more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


THERAPY & REHABILITATION Cone-Free Alternatives That big plastic neck cone is meant to keep your pet from licking, scratching and rubbing a spot while it heals. But some pets hate them. Ask your vet about these more comfy options, and see what works: 1. A BiteNot collar (www.bitenot.com) 2. A blow-up travel neck pillow 3. A paper collar 4. No-lick sprays and bandages 5. Undies, sweaters, booties, baby onesies or other clothing to keep it covered

Therapy and rehabilitation, such as massage, chiropractic and/or holistic alternative medicine for dogs, cats, small animals and horses. • Canine Chiro VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 VCA All Care, Fountain Valley (714) 963-0909 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. See ad on page 7. • Dr. Robert E. Woods, DVM, CVA 11561 Salinaz Ave., Garden Grove (714) 539-0755 www.robertwoodsdvm.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 therapy, Chinese herbs, homeopathy, homotoxicology, and nutraceutical therapy are avenues that allow for more options for rehabilitation. Also see “Veterinary Services.” See ad on page 27. • 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 more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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 latest book, “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 35. More Therapy and Rehabilitation Centers California Animal Rehabilitation (310) 998-2273 Veterinarians and therapists certified in canine rehabilitation offer in-clinic programs and home care. Services include exercise programs, therapeutic massage, laser therapy, magnetic and pulsed signal therapy, acupuncture, hydro-therapy and gait training, splinting, bracing and custom-cart fitting. 2237 Colby Ave., Los Angeles. www.calanimalrehab.com Paws on the Go, Center for Animal Physical Rehabilitation and Mobility Solutions (949) 707-1696 Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, underwater and land treadmills, laser therapy, ultrasound, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, PEMF, TENS, myofascial trigger therapy, massage, orthotics and prosthetics, chiropractic, mobility aids (including fitting services for wheelchairs), plus programs for weight management, fitness, geriatric care and joint supplements. 24310 Moulton Pkwy., Ste. N, Laguna Woods. www.pawsonthego.net Two Hands Four Paws (310) 475-8555 Massage, hydrotherapy, exercise regimes, balance work, laser therapy, acupuncture, gait analysis, wheelchair fittings, nutrition and weight-loss counseling. Day care and fun swim sessions also available. 2240 Federal Ave., Los Angeles. www.twohandsfourpaws.com Yorba Regional Animal Hospital (714) 921-8700 Therapeutic services include acupuncture and stem cell therapy. 8290 E. Crystal Drive, Anaheim. www.yorbaregionalvets.com

English Bulldog Rescue SoCalBulldogRescue.org (714) 612-0265

Non-profit 501(c)3 animal rescue. Provides medical care and loving homes to abused, abandoned and neglected English bulldogs.

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and volunteer opportunities (including puppy raising) available. www.cci.org

THERAPY & SERVICE ANIMALS Giving Back as a Therapy Dog Does your pooch have major people skills? He might dig a career as a therapy dog! These specially trained canines, of all ages, breeds and sizes, share their love at hospitals, schools, libraries, retirement homes—even college dorms during finals week. With even more training, they can provide invaluable support to people with disabilities or medical issues. Get started by finding a reputable therapy-dog organization to evaluate and train your fourlegged friend. (See below!) Once he’s certified, the agency will tip you off to volunteer opportunities in your area.

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 (714) 710-9114 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 promoting 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. Service Animals The following organizations provide referrals, information, training and/or service animals, plus ongoing support to assist the blind, hearing impaired or physically/ mentally disabled. Volunteer opportunities available. Canine Angels (888) 592-6457 Canine Angels 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 Canine Companions provides free, trained, assistance dogs for people with disabilities, plus ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Donations welcome 32 petsguide winter/spring 2015/16

Canine Support Teams (951) 301-3625 Providing specially trained assistance/service dogs to people with disabilities other than blindness to support personal, social and occupational independence. Ask about the Pawz for Wounded Veterans, Prison Pup Program and how to become a puppy raiser. www.caninesupportteams.org Dogs4Diabetics (925) 246-5785 The organization provides quality medical alert dogs to insulin-dependent diabetics through programs of training, placement and follow-up services. www.dogs4diabetics.com Guide Dogs for the Blind (800) 295-4050 GDB 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 GDA provides guide dogs and instruction in their use, free of charge, to blind and visually impaired men and women. Donations welcome and puppy raising opportunities available. www.guidedogsofamerica.org PAWS With a Cause (800) 253-7297 Enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained assistance dogs. PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of assistance dog teams through education and advocacy. Foster homes and puppy raisers always needed. www.pawswithacause.org Therapy Animals The following organizations sponsor therapy animals who work with schools, libraries, hospitals and convalescent homes. See “Recreation” for therapyanimal classes offered through city recreation departments. 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 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 Orange County SPCA (714) 964-4445 The OCSPCA’s Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) program has volunteer/dog teams who visit children’s homes, hospitals, nursing and assisted-living facilities, rehabilitation centers and autism programs throughout Orange County. Canine Literacy volunteer/dog teams

visit schools to help children build self esteem by improving their comprehension skills and teaching the joy of reading. www.orangecountyspca.org

TRAINING PROGRAMS 3 Need-to-Know Commands You adore your rowdy little free spirit, but even she should know these basic commands to keep her out of harm’s way. 1. Sit: to keep her calm and seated during any situation. 2. Come: to keep her from bolting through your open front door or after a squirrel. 3. Leave It: so that she’ll drop that turkey bone or the neighbor’s Chihuahua. Take an obedience class or teach her yourself with tips from www.cesarsway.com/dog-training.

Behavior training for dogs. Also see “Dog Sports and Fitness” and “Recreation.” • 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 33; coupon on page 35. • 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 “Boarding and Day Care” and “Groomers.” See ad on page 33; coupon on page 39. more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


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and staff to develop specialized services in preventative medicine, dermatitis, geriatric care and surgery. Member of the SCVMA, CVMA and AVMA. Also see “Boarding and Day Care.”

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You’re Going To Love This Store! • Mo’s Place II 4204 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach (310) 978-1000 www.mosplacelb.com When you drop your dog off at Mo’s Place for doggie day care, their professional staff includes (at no additional charge) behavior modification training to help socialize your dog in a group setting. Grooming and pet wellness services are also available. See ad on page 18. • My Doggies Daycare and Overnight Boarding 30314 Esperanza, Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 709-4600 www.MyDoggiesDaycare.com 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. Mention this listing and receive a free evaluation! • Ruff House Pet Resort 3065 Edinger Ave., Tustin (949) 559-4200 3035 Chicago Ave., Riverside (951) 588-1200 www.RuffHousePetResort.com Ruff House Pet Resort offers training programs customized to meet each dog and owner’s specific needs. Puppy Package or private lessons are recommended at an early age but an old dog is never too old to teach new tricks. Board and Train is ideal for family dogs needing exercise and fun mixed into a structured training routine. Boot Camp, In-Home Lessons, Canine Manners and Group Classes are all offered through Ruff House Pet Resort. Their certified trainers are on staff full-time and use reward-based training with structure, boundaries, and routines needed to reshape bad behaviors. Start your dog as early as eight weeks old and you’ll have a happy, well-adjusted dog that can be enjoyable for many years. Also see “Boarding and Day Care.” See ad on page 9. • Wags & Wiggles 14402 Chambers Road, Tustin (714) 368-7077 23171 Arroyo Vista Rancho Santa Margarita (949) 635-9655 www.wagsandwiggles.com Wags and Wiggles offers private training, board and train, and group classes. Certified trainers provide canine coaching with options to fit every dog, every owner, every problem (including fear

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16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach 714.377.7630 and aggression), every budget. They use a combination of food, praise, toys, real life rewards and clicker training at their 7,000 square-feet indoor training centers, which are matted, lighted and air conditioned. Every instructor has over 300 hours of hands-on training time, and offers a professional experience where the instructor-to-student ratio at 1:8. Ask for a free phone consultation. Also see “Boarding and Day Care” and ”Dog Sports.” See ad with coupons on page 13.

VETERINARY SERVICES Plug in These Numbers Our pets can get hurt or sick in the blink of an eye, day or night. Save precious minutes by programming your vet’s phone number and hours into your phone. Include the contact information and address for an afterhours vet’s office or emergency hospital. Always call when you’re on your way so you can alert them to the situation you’re bringing through their door.

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 Rehabilitation.” • 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

• Animal Ambulance (866) 473-8911 www.mypet2vet.com Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully equipped units. Services include emergency care, such as oxygen, suction, intubation and IV treatment; emergency, inter-hospital and long-distance transports; in-home euthanasia; body removal; and cremation services. Ambulance stations in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. All staff are registered veterinarian technicians, and emergency medical technicians trained in animal first aid and CPR. The company is operated under a veterinarian license. See ad on page 15; handy cut-out on page 39. • Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County 28085 Hillcrest, Mission Viejo (949) 364-6228 www.aucsoc.com Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian is not available. It is the only facility in our area designed and equipped as an emergencyonly animal hospital from the ground up. Their doctors are trained and dedicated to meet the demands of emergency medicine. For a complete listing and ad, see page 15. • Canine Chiro VCA Rossmoor, Los Alamitos (562) 598-8621 VCA All Care, Fountain Valley (714) 963-0909 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 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. • Dr. Robert E. Woods, DVM, CVA 11561 Salinaz Ave., Garden Grove (714) 539-0755 www.robertwoodsdvm.com Dr. Woods prides himself on building a personal relationship with each patient. His clients are his extended family and he wants what’s best for them, like: limited ingredient and mercury-free vaccines, digital radiology, CO2 laser surgery, endoscopy, otoscopy, in-house labwork, ultrasonography and more. In conjunction with cutting-edge diagnostics, alternative medicine is his speciality. He can incorporate multiple treatment options together to provide a health plan specific to each patient’s needs. See ad on page 27. more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com


• 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 the 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 27. Mobile Vets and Home Euthanasia 911 Vets, LA County only, (866) 491-1838, www.911vets.com. A Mobile Vet, south OC only, (949) 495-5475. Assist An Angel, (714) 964-9304, www.assistanangel.com. Dr. Paul Lynch, DVM, (714) 309-6372. Dr. White’s Veterinary Mobile Clinic, South Bay, Long Beach and parts of north Orange County, (310) 517-1832 or (310) 968-8370. Home Pet Euthanasia of Southern California, (714) 454-4080, www. homepeteuthanasia.com. In Home Final Pet Care, (714) 924-7675, www.inhomefinalpetcare.com. Simply Housecalls, south OC only, (949) 215-9119, www. drsilviamobilevet.com. • Stanbridge College - Train for a Career as a Veterinary Technician (877) 701-3722 www.stanbridge.edu The Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology degree program at Stanbridge College is the only one in Orange County accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities. Students learn in two teaching clinics and a fully functional surgical suite on campus, with live animals as well as the world’s first high-fidelity canine patient simulator for Veterinary Technology training. See “Career Training” for more information. See ad on the front inside cover. • VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center Los Angeles and South Bay (310) 542-8018 Emergency and Specialty Services Tustin (949) 559-0133 Outpatient Cardiology Services Woodland Hills (818) 436-4630 Outpatient Cardiology Services 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 more info at www.petsguidemagazine.com

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CALENDAR ONGOING Adoption Events Visit www.petsguidemagazine.com for additional adoption events. • Beagles and Buddies - Monthly, contact for dates: Open-house-style mobile adoptions at PetSmarts in OC and Petco San Gabriel. The rescue would like to receive an emailed application before a visit to get to know adopters better. Since they know their dogs well, they can help pair a good match. B&B’s 15-acre sanctuary, 23430 US Hwy 18, Apple Valley. Maps/ directions and special events, including other mobile adoptions in Costa Mesa, Irvine and other venues, can be found on their website. (626) 444-9664. www.beaglesandbuddies.org. See ad on page 6. • Coastal German Shepherd Rescue - Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 5284730. www.coastalgsr.org. See ad on page 5. • German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County - Visit their website for upcoming event locations. (714) 974-7762. www.gsroc.org. See ad on page 5. • Southern California Bulldog Rescue - Second Saturdays: Meet adoptable bulldogs and save a life. 9-11 a.m. Vet4HealthyPet, 434 S. Tustin St., Orange. www.socalbulldogrescue.org. See ad on page 31. • The Pet Rescue Center - They provide education, rescue programs, and a no-kill, veterinary-supervised, temporary sanctuary for these pets while working to locate an adopting family. 25800 Jeronimo Road, Ste. 100, Mission Viejo. (877) 277-7938. www.thepetrescuecenter.org. • Animalia’s Food Drive and Teeth Cleaning 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach. (714) 377-7630. www.animaliapetspecialty.com. See ad on page 23; coupon on page 34. Ongoing: Food Drive at Animalia sponsors “No Empty Bowls,” a year-round food drive for homeless animals. The food is distributed by volunteers from OCSPCA. Donations are always needed and most appreciated. Monthly: Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning and polish. There is a vet on site that gives a check-up (included) and vaccines are available for purchase. Falconry Experience in San Juan Capistrano Ongoing: Get an up-close look at falcons, hawks, and more. Learn about “the sport of kings” with an interactive experience. Weekends. Visit their website for dates and times. $110; includes photo with a bird, hands-on experience, and discount on wine. Reservations required. 29943 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano. www.tinyurl.com/adamsfalconry Free Pet Care Workshop for Kids in Torrance First Sundays: During this 25-minute workshop, kids (5-9) learn basic dog grooming and care, in36 petsguide winter/spring 2015/16

cluding, basic dog anatomy, brushing, de-shedding, combing, ear cleaning, and nail filing. Plus, information on general household animal care, including feeding and poop cleaning. Do not bring your own dog, they will provide stuffed dogs for the kids. Parents must be present during workshop. Sundays, 4:30 p.m. Free. Limited space; registration required by phone or through their website. Bubbles Pet Spa, 22242 Palos Verdes Blvd.,Torrance. (866) 350-8274. www.bubblespetspa.com

indoor facility provides for a very comfortable setting and fun atmosphere. Visit their website for days and locations. Free. www.pussyandpooch.com. See ad on page 23; coupon on page 39.

Holiday Photo Shoots for Small Animals with The Bunny Bunch 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, and a $15 donation for a framed photo and three emailed photos. Fountain Valley, (714) 889-9755; and Montclair, (909) 631-9552. www.bunnybunch.org

Sandpaper Kisses Cat Rescue Donation Drives at Anaheim Feed Monthly: Meet Sandpaper Kisses’ mascot, have your feline questions answered, plus a free nail trim for all felines brought in. Call the store or visit the websites for dates and times. 1730 N. Lemon St., Anaheim. (714) 992-2012. www.sandpaperkisses.org, www. anaheimfeed.com

Microchip Mondays at Adopt & Shop in Lakewood Mondays: Low-cost microchip placement at Adopt and Shop. With a microchip, your pet has a much greater chance of finding you if they become lost. Call for times and details. 353 Lakewood Center Mall, Lakewood. (562) 531-2871. www.adoptandshop.org • Mo’s Place II Non-Anesthesia Teeth Cleaning Fourth Friday of the month: Onsite hygienist offers your pet oral care with non-anesthesia teeth cleaning. By appointment only. Mo’s Place II, 4204 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, (310) 978-1000. www. mosplacelb.com. See ad on page 18. Monthly Low-Cost Vet Clinic at Kahoots in Huntington Beach First Saturdays: Join Kahoots for a low-cost vet clinic (exam, vaccines, anesthesia-free dental cleaning, microchipping). 9:30-11 a.m. Visit their website for fees. www.kahootsfeedandpet.com/services • Monthly Meetups at Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique Sundays: Starting in January 2016. Make an appointment to come in with your group for two free hours of hang-out fun. Dogs can enjoy the new doggie day care room plus free samples. Top Dog Barkery, Bath and Boutique, Pacific City, 21010 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, (714) 960DOGS. www.topdogbarkery.net • Mutt Mingles and Holiday Events at Pussy & Pooch Monthly: Join the monthly Mutt Mingle mixer and enjoy special treats, toasts, and plenty of in-store tail-wagging. Mutt Mingles are a great way for your dog to learn valuable social skills. It’s a chance for them to experience and interact in a social setting with food, drink and plenty of other distractions. Their

Puppy Playtime at Unleashed in Long Beach Sundays: Bring your pups for some socializing, plus meet the store’s dog trainer. Noon - 1 p.m. Free. Call to confirm. 1910 Ximeno Ave. (562) 498-1372. www.unleashedby.petco.com

Yappy Hour at the 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. www.healthyspot.com Yappy Hour with GoFetch at Atun Sushi in Long Beach Fourth Monday: Join GoFetch and Atun Sushi for canine fun with monthly themes and specials. 5-7 p.m. Atun Sushi, 4262 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, (562) 513-3243, www.atunsushi.com. GoFetch, (562) 6216215, www.gofetchlb.com.

JANUARY • 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. • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County January 9: Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provide therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love. Facilitated by Andrea Keith, LMFT, support group meets 12:30-1:30 p.m. Saturday. 4199 Campus Drive, #550, Irvine, 92612. No reservations required. (949) 650-2442. www.pet-loss-therapy.com

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Pet First-Aid and CPR Training in Pasadena January 16: Learn about illness or injury such as inducing vomiting for poison, stopping bleeding, dealing with an upset stomach or bee sting, how to bring down a pet’s body temperature, what to do for a seizure or perform rescue breathing and CPR. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pasadena Humane Society, Humane Education Classroom, 361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Register at (626) 792-7151, Ext. 124. www. sunnydogink.com The Food and Water Bowl XVII January 23-24: 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 Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. www.sandiegocat.org Annual Fancy Rat and Mouse Show January 30: The AFRMA judges various categories of rats and mice including pets, English, breeder’s group, brood doe, and progeny. Entry forms are found on the website. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Woodcrest Community Center, 17156 Krameria Ave., Riverside. www.afrma.org

FEBRUARY Bulldog Beauty Contest in Long Beach Visit website for date and time: 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 get judged by real-life beauty queens—all to help raise money for animal welfare causes. Marine Stadium, Long Beach. www.hautedogs.org/bulldog.html Adopt a Shelter Rabbit Month at OC Animal Care Services February 1-29: Bring home a new best bunny friend. Hop on down and enjoy adoption discounts and free goodies. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 9356848. www.ocpetinfo.com • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Groups of Orange County February 6: See “January 9” for details. • Animal Health Foundation Therapy Animal Team Evaluations February 13: 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)

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nual event and receive a discounted adoption fee. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. www.ocpetinfo.com So Cal Pet Expo In Pomona February 20-21: Bring your pet to the So Cal Pet Expo! Check out special appearances, 200+ pet-friendly exhibitors, live demos provided, lowcost vaccinations, giveaways, contests, and much more for the whole family! Plus a mega-adoption event. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free admission. Pomona Fairplex. www.socalpetexpo.com Animal Shelter Night at Honda Center February 21: Join OC Animal Care and the Anaheim Ducks to celebrate Animal Shelter Night at Honda Center. Staff and volunteers will be on hand with several adoptable dogs. Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Honda Center, Anaheim. (714) 935-6848. www.ocpetinfo.com Cat’s Meow Valentine Brunch Fundraiser February 21: 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. Blue Bell Foundation. Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. (949) 494-1586. www.dovecanyon.org/bluebell Pet First-Aid and CPR Training in Huntington Beach February 21: See “January 16” for details. Satur-

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PERFECT PET PARTIES Party supplies, plus baked goods. Also see: “Pet Shops and Boutiques.” • Animalia Birthday Cakes and Cookies 16389 Bolsa Chica St., Huntington Beach (714) 377-7630 www.animaliapetspecialty.com Birthday cakes and cookies available. See ad on page 23; coupon on page 34. • 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

day, 1-6 p.m. Register on their website. Hosted by Southern California Animal Response Team (SCART). www.sunnydogink.com Pet First-Aid and CPR Training in Burbank February 27: See “January 16” for details. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Burbank Animal Shelter, 1150 N. Victory Place, Burbank. www.sunnydogink.com.

MARCH Annual Wag-A-Thon March 5: A 4K fundraising walk benefiting the Coastal Animal Services Shelter takes over the first day of the Festival of Whales, featuring a parade, street faire and more. Saturday, visit their website for time and preregistration. 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 Brunch with Bassets March 5: Bring your basset and enjoy the company of other bassets and their owners. You can also meet some hounds that are available for adoption. Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon. Free. Huntington Beach Dog Park, Edwards and Inlet streets. (714) 5365672. www.bhrsc.org • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County March 5: See “January 9” for details. Dana Point Festival of Whales March 5-6 and 12-13: This seaside (dog-friendly) event celebrates the migration of the California Gray Whale. Games, parades, art shows, carnival, ocean activities, entertainment and Wag-a-thon event on

Made-to-order “Pawty” cakes personalized for any occasion! Birthday? Training graduate? Puppy shower? Call Top Dog to place your doggie cake order, and they’ll make any four-legged celebration fun and delicious with one of their freshbaked creations. Let Top Dog host your pup’s birthday party! Bring your friends and their dogs along to enjoy free samples and all your friends’ and neighbor’s pups can have a fun time celebrating and sampling Top Dog goodies! Top Dog Barkery is “The Dog Lover’s Boutique and Bakery!” Zoom Room 19069 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach (714) 794-9663 www.zoomroomonline.com Parties include a mini-agility lesson and Doggy Disco® with your choice of music and laser lights on the floor for dogs to chase.

March 5. Bring the pooch and the kids. (888) 4404309. www.festivalofwhales.com • Animal Health Foundation Therapy Animal Team Evaluations March 12: See “February 13” for details. Spring Adoption Event at OC Animal Care March 19: Grow your family at this annual event and receive a free adoption (excludes microchip and licensing). Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. www.ocpetinfo.com

APRIL Wild Wiener Round-Up in Westminster Visit their website for date: Bring your dachsies, kids, chairs, and blankets! Please note: All dachsies and other pets must be on a leash at all times. (For everyone’s safety—no big, aggressive dogs, please.) There will be dachshund races, bobbing for wieners contests, white elephant sale and vendors, plus a raffle to benefit Southern California Dachshund Relief. Plus, hotdogs, chili, chips, cookies and sodas for a small donation. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. Bolsa Chica Park, Westminster. www.scdr.org/events ASPCA’s Go Orange for Animals Month Entire Month of April: April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month and the ASPCA encourages you to wear, act and live “Orange” for the month of April. Participate in local events or create an event of your own. www.aspca.org/get-involved/aspca-april • Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County April 2: See “January 9” for details.

• Southern California Bulldog Rescue’s Fourth Annual “Brunch with the Bullies” April 3: Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet brunch, bulldog bonnet and derby parade and contest with prizes and giveaways, a silent auction stocked with terrific items and bulldog-lover camaraderie. All proceeds go directly to the care of bulldogs in rescue. Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Visit their website for ticket prices. 1725 College Ave., Santa Ana. www. socalbulldogrescue.org. See ad on page 31. • Animal Health Foundation Pet Partners Therapy Animal Workshop April 9: See “January 9” for details. Bark for Life Orange County in Fountain Valley April 10: Join the annual Bark for Life fundraising event. Bark for Life is an event where cancer survivors and their families, friends and supporters take the day to honor and thank their “Canine Caregivers” for the love, loyalty and joy they provide their humans during what can be a difficult time in their lives. Featuring a spring fashion contest, games, silent auction, music and giveaways. Sunday, 10 a.m. Visit their website to register. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sport Park, 16400 Brookhurst. For more information, (949) 567-0603 and www. relayforlife.org/BARKWestOCCA. America’s Family Pet Expo 2016 April 22-24: The Pet Expo is a celebration of pets! Featuring pet accessories and gadgets, animal welfare organizations, pet clubs and associations, petting zoos, pony rides and animal-centered performances. Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. $813. Tickets are available at the gate and online; check their website for discounts. Personal pets are not permitted. O.C. Fair and Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. www.petexpooc.com

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Saddleback College Dog Walk and Fair April 22: Dogs and their owners are invited for events and activities, including a dog walk, dog kissing booth, contests such as best owner/dog look-alikes, and information on Earth-friendly dog dishes, dog-safe plants, health care and more. Friday, 7:30 a.m., registration; 8-9 a.m., dog walk; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., events, activities and booths. $10 per person and dog; includes two tickets for an opportunity to win a door prize. Grand prize is a two-night stay at Hills Hotel in Laguna Hills. Proceeds benefit shelters and rescues. Parking, free. www.tinyurl.com/saddlebackdogfair Spring Pet Rat and Mouse Show April 9: See “January 30” for details.

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• Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County June 4: See “January 9” for details. Pet Tag Awareness Month at OC Animal Care in Orange June 4, 11, 18 and 25: Stop by and receive your free pet tag from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 561 The City Drive South, Orange. (714) 935-6848. www.ocpetinfo.com Orange County Super Pet Adoption Event in Irvine June 5: Orange County’s largest pet adoption event will feature over 600 animals for adoption. Bring your own dog for contests, professional photos and low-cost microchips. Plus, vendors, food, live music, kids’ games, free “Ask the Vet” booth and “Ask the Trainer” booth, silent auction and more! $1 entry donation benefits the Irvine Animal Care Center. Sunday, visit their website for time. Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine. (949) 724-7740. www.irvineshelter.org • Animal Health Foundation Therapy Animal Team Evaluations June 11: See “February 13” for details. Yappy Hour at Ritz Carlton in Dana Point June 16: See “May 19” for details. Annual Dawg Walk, Pet Faire and Adoption June 18: Bring your leashed, well-mannered pooch to the annual Dawg Walk and Pet Faire. Don’t miss this

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