+ BEST in the Biz Apparel Attorney
The TOP DOGS in the Biz by popular vote
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Boarding – Cat Boarding – Dog Boutique Daycare – Cat Daycare – Dog Dog Wash End-Of-Life Care Event Food Grooming – Cat Grooming – Dog Hotel Neighborhood Pet Supply Pet Sitter Photography Playgroups / Spaces Pub Rescue/Shelter Restaurant Trainer – Individual Vacation Destinations
H E A LT H & WELLNESS Cat Medical
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Holistic Practitioner Holistic Wellness Merchant Rehab / Sports Medicine Specialty Medical Veterinarian Veterinary Practice
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THE BEST IN THE PET BIZ 2013
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MUFFINHEAD Proprietors: Emily Lariviere & Amy Giehll Emily: 503-902-1114 Emily@MuffinheadDog.com MuffinheadDog.com | Est. 2010
Claim to Fame or Signature Product or Service: Oneof-a-kind dog jackets made from repurposed human textiles (clothing, jackets, blankets, sleeping bags, etc.). We want to keep your pups warm and dry while reusing existing materials in a way that hopefully exudes your dog’s unique personality!
Community Involvement: We donate jackets to different fundraisers and organizations throughout the year, including DoveAdore, Family Dogs New Life, Fences For Fido, West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, Born Again Pit Bull Rescue and Lovers Not Fighters. We attend a fair amount of events as well. We still have yet to work on a FFF build, but it’s on our 2013 list!
Portland’s favorite fundraiser for pets Saturday, May 11th • Waterfront Park • oregonhumane.org/doggiedash
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SAMUELS YOELIN KANTOR LLP 111 SW 5th Ave., Suite 3800, Portland, OR 503-226-2966 SamuelsLaw.com | Est. 1927
Philosophy/Mission: Helping Businesses & Families Build, Protect & Distribute Wealth Since 1927.
To create environmentallyfriendly, high-quality, unique dog jackets to further improve the human and dog bond while employing ethical business practices, supporting other small businesses, and giving back to dogs and the people/organizations similarly passionate and committed to helping our canine friends.
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DENISE N. GORRELL
Represents small businesses, families and individuals with business, real estate, trust and estate matters.
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Community Involvement, Special Notes: American Bar Association, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Pro Bono Committee, Oregon State Bar Association, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Washington State Bar Association, Roseway Neighborhood Association Board, SMART Volunteer, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section Award of Merit 2008. Proud parent to her young daughter and 10-year-old rescued yellow Lab.
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GEORDIE DUCKLER THE ANIMAL LAW PRACTICE
9397 SW Locust St., Tigard, OR 503-546-8052 ∙ AnimalLawPractice.com
EMILY DAVIDSOHN OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY
1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 503-802-6777 ∙ OregonHumane.org
416 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR ∙ 503-243-6200 6100 SW Macadam, Portland, OR ∙ 503-245-4363 366 3rd St., Lake Oswego, OR ∙ 503-635-3733 LexiDog.com
THE HIP HOUND 610 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 503-841-5410 ∙ HipHoundPDX.com
When walking, keep your dog safe and comfortable in our step-in soft harness, custom fit to your dog.
Fashion Coats Custom Soft Harnesses Reversible Slicker Coats Snugglers Blankets Sweaters Dresses Fleece & Denim Jackets
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service:
Fashionably FUNCTIONAL Clothing Custom-Fit to your DOG
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KISS MY BISCUIT
K E R Y
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Proprietor: Bonnie Mitchell 503-522-8846 ∙ Sales@KissMyBiscuit.com KissMyBiscuit.com Est. 2010
Philosophy/Mission: At Kiss My Biscuit, we go the extra mile when making our Biscuits by keeping our Barkery absolutely 100% grain free so there is no chance of cross contamination. We use only the freshest ingredients and each Biscuit only has three ingredients so your pet is getting the most flavor in every treat. Every Kiss My Biscuit Treat is made like it is for my own dogs.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: At Kiss My
Biscuit we work very hard to ensure that our treats are made from the finest human-grade ingredients, all grown here in the United States. We use No Grain, No Corn, No Soy, No Salt, No Sugar, No Colors, No Chemicals and No Preservatives.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: Our Biscuits are
made with locally-grown ingredients whenever possible. We get most of our produce from local farmers markets and when in season I pick the
blueberries for our Blueberry Biscuits myself. We use Oregon cheese and Oregon-grown pumpkins. I make beef stock and peanut butter myself because commercial products have soy, salt and other chemicals that don’t belong in our pets. I only use Bob’s Red Mill Garbanzo Bean Flour. We donate product to a variety of organizations and local shelters.
TWINKIES TARTS DU JOUR In Lexi Dog’s Macadam Location 6100 SW Macadam, Portland, OR • 503-245-4363
PAWSITIVE PASTRIES 503-954-4784 ∙ PawsitivePastries.net
BOARDING – CAT TO P DOG
MITTENS MOTEL 6025 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland 503-719-5636 MittensMotel.com Get to know Mittens Motel on page D13. (right) Denise Struzan and Brandy Slack of Mittens Motel
5244 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 503-281-0222 ∙ Meowhaus.biz
ARNOLD CREEK CAT RETREAT
2020 SW Arnold St. Portland, OR 503-892-2889 ∙ ArnoldCreekCatRetreat.com
“She could see no reason to act her age…” Safety and training products for your dog’s attitude.
I 68 individual heated indoor/outdoor kennels (tours welcome!) I Playtime included with daily pet stay I Private Cattery I All our Groomers are Academy Graduates
• Seatbelts, specialty leashes, harnesses, custom sizing • Made in USA • Every purchase benefits animals • Lifetime Warranty
BeBop USA Pet Safety Products Gresham, Oregon www.bebopusa.com 503.756.1480
Collection starting at $39.99 We will donate $3 from the purchase of each PAWsitively Yours® item to The Humane society of the United states.
View the exclusive collection at fredmeyerjewelers.com | 1-800-457-DIAMOND
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BOARDING – DOG
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TAILS R WAGGIN’ DOGGY DAYCARE Proprietors: Charlie and Juli Gilbert 4925 NW Fruit Valley Rd., Vancouver, WA 360-258-0986 ∙ TailsRWaggin@hotmail.com TailsRWagginDoggyDaycare.com Est. 2008
Philosophy/Mission: Lead the Pack, it’s what we do! It’s our mission. Dogs love the pack, they find joy in the pack, and when they spend the day with us — their Tails R Waggin’! At our doggy daycare, we don’t just socialize your dog and play a few games, we introduce your dog to the pack. And whether it is a pack of two (you and your dog) or 20 — to a dog, pack means family. Pack family and Alpha leaders (our human staff ) is what makes our daycare different. The pack defines the dog experience - always has,
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always will. Come experience the pack life at Tails R Waggin’ and see how leading the pack makes all the difference, not just for your dog, but for you — your dog’s pack leader.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: A dog’s pure joy! The dogs love the pack and increasingly in our society the dogs don’t get to run with the pack. Dogs find comfort and security once they know their place in their natural dog pack. This is what we provide at Tails R Waggin’ . . . pack training. When they know comfort and security and they are among their friends, this equals “pure dog joy.”
Community Involvement, Special Notes: We support the SW Washington Humane Society, the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society, Beaches Howloween Barkfest, Dogpaw, 4H, Salmon Creek Little League and Battle Gound Barkery.
3 DOGS BOARDING
5430 NE 42nd Ave., Portland 503-206-3028 3Dogs.biz
LAZY DOG CRAZY DOG
8805 SE Stark St., Portland 503-477-7334 LazyDogCrazyDog.com
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LEXI DOG BOUTIQUE & SOCIAL CLUB Proprietors: Suzanne Heim and Lexi 416 NW 10th, Portland ∙ 503-243-6200 366 3rd St., Lake Oswego∙ 503-635-3733 6100 SW Macadam, Portland 503-245-4363 SpoiledDogs@gmail.com LexiDog.com ∙ Est. 2002
GREEN DOG PET SUPPLY 4327 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR 503-528-1800 ∙ GreenDogPetSupply.com
THE HIP HOUND
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610 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 503-841-5410 ∙ HipHoundPDX.com
MEOWHAUS 5244 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR 503-281-0222 ∙ Meowhaus.biz
6025 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland 503-719-5636 ∙ MittensMotel.com Get to know Mittens Motel on page D13.
TAILS R WAGGIN’ DOGGY DAYCARE 4925 NW Fruit Valley Rd., Vancouver, WA 360-258-0986 ∙ TailsRWagginDoggyDaycare.com See complete profile page D6.
2929 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 503-799-2461 ∙ ReigningPetsNW.com
Get to know LexiDog on page D21.
REIGNING PETS NW
LAZY DOG CRAZY DOG 8805 SE Stark St., Portland 503-477-7334 LazyDogCrazyDog.com
3 DOGS BOARDING 5430 NE 42nd Ave., Portland 503-206-3028 3Dogs.biz
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. Package and multiple pet discounts . Indoor and outdoor playgrounds . Constant supervision . Free roam / no forced nap time . Treadmill training .
BOARDING . GROOMING . TRAINING
Flexible drop off and pick up times
4925 NW FRUIT VALLEY RD, VANCOUVER
ng i t a r Celebth year our 5ersary in anniv couver! Van
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MUDDY PAWS DIY DOG WASH
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DIGNIFIED PET SERVICES
Proprietors: Karen des and Mary Goetz 13501 NE 84th St., Vancouver, WA 360-254-WASH Contact@MuddyPawsDIYDogWash.com MuddyPawsDIYDogWash.com Est. Sept. 2011
Philosophy/Mission: Our mission is to offer the highest quality service in the cleanest possible environment, using some of the newest technology available to provide consumers with an easy, hassle-free bathing experience at an affordable price that will turn them into loyal customers. We also strive to become recognized as a community partner and leader, by helping to promote, raise funds and awareness, and share information for and about animals and organizations in need.
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What the Heart has Once Known It Shall Never Forget We promise to take the best possible care of the companion you’ve lost and the people who have shared in that life.
providing high-quality aftercare for pet companions. We believe that people who lose a pet companion deserve the same care and compassion as those who experience a human loss.
which we care for the families we are privileged to serve. Also, our annual Service of Remembrance held each November to honor those pet companions that have been lost.
eral claims to fame, including 5 hydraulic, height adjustable, fully enclosable stainless steel tubs; 5 adjustable height drying tables; powerful 4 hp blow dryers; a unique shampoo sprayer system; and last but not least, our family room for multi-pet families. We offer top-notch customer service, and discounts for new customers and multi-dog families.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: Dignified is active in giving back to the community, from helping support nonprofits to sponsoring Art Workshops with DoveLewis for families who have experienced a loss.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: We have been
recognized as a community partner with Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Other community partnerships include Fences for Fido Southwest Washington volunteers; Dauntless Equine Response Team, mounted search and rescue; Children’s Developmental Health Institute, Second Chance Companions and Battle Ground Barkery.
OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY
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Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: The Oregon Humane Society Doggie Dash is the largest dog walk event on the West coast. Thousands of participants enjoy a self-paced walk/ run through a car-free downtown Portland. On Waterfront Park, the center of festivities literally goes to the dogs. There’s a pancake breakfast for participants, contests for canines, live music, vendors, food and more.
17819 NE Riverside Pwky. Portland, OR 503-665-8300 ∙ FamilyAnimalServices.org
Comfort: To lessen the sadness or sorrow
3832 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland OR ∙ 503-288-5280 5215 N Lombard St., Portland, OR ∙ 503-283-0919 BeautyForTheBeast.com Michael, Randy & Avani, owners
U sing a dog wash allows
a pet parent to be hands on while enjoying savings and convenience. Custom tubs and elevated drying stations serve the needs of both pet and person, and perhaps most popular of all: after bath, you and your flower-fresh baby get on with your day while staff clean up the mess!
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ON SITE: Family Gathering Room and Reflections Room, Memorials including photo and custom boxes, keepsake urns, personalized garden stones and plaques and heartfelt jewelry. Proud to Host the annual Service of Remembrance
8976 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd, Tualatin, OR 503.885.2211 • DignifiedPetServices.com
of losing a beloved companion
Healing the Heart Keepsake Memorial Gift Frames
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Community Involvement, Special Notes:
The Doggie Dash is the annual fundraiser for the Oregon Humane Society.
1067 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR (503) 285-7722 ∙ OregonHumane.org
FAMILY ANIMAL SERVICES
Benefits Oregon Humane Society 503-285-7722 ∙ OregonHumane.org/DoggieDash
DOGTOBERFEST Sept. 21, 2013 in Portland to benefit DoveLewis DoveLewis.org/Dogtoberfest
PUG CRAWL May 19, 2013 in Portland to Benefit OHS OregonHumane.org/Events
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3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 503-232-5037 ∙ PawsitivelyClean.com
BEAUTY FOR THE BEAST
Philosophy/Mission: Dignified Pet Services is dedicated to
Signature Service/ Claim to Fame: The compassion with
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: We have sev-
Proprietors: Michael Remsing & Randy Tjaden 8976 SW Tualatin Sherwood Rd. Tualatin, OR 503-885-2211 ∙ DignifiedPetServices.com Est. Oct 2000
Compassionate Care Home Pet Euthanasia Service, P.C.
Available 7 days a week including late nights
Peaceful end-of-life care in your home
Lori Gibson, D.V.M. For more info please visit DrLoriGibson.com or email Lori@DrLoriGibson.com
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delivered to our door fresh, never frozen, passed ‘fit for human consumption’ standards and always preservative-free.
Proprietor: Champion Petfoods 11403-186 St. Edmonton, AB, Canada 877-939-0006 ∙ ChampionPetFoods.com Est. 1975
Our foods are made exclusively in our awardwinning kitchens in Morinville, Alberta, Canada, and certified by the Government of Canada to meet every international pet food standard. It all starts with our genuine passion for dogs and cats. It’s with our own pets in mind we designed ACANA & ORIJEN — foods designed to keep our pets healthy, happy and strong.
Philosophy/Mission: Our mission is to make biologically appropriate dog & cat foods with fresh regional ingredients. Located in the heartland of the Canadian prairies known for its rich black soil, abundant fresh water and vast ranchlands, Champion is perfectly situated for easy access to Western Canada’s finest ingredients — all delivered fresh daily from our trusted local suppliers.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: Cham-
ACANA PET FOODS Acana.com
pion Petfoods is an award-winning, independent Canadian pet food maker with a reputation of trust spanning more than a quarter century. Our Biologically Appropriate TM philosophy represents a new standard of pet food designed to nourish dogs and cats according to their evolutionary adaptation to meat and protein-rich diets. Our ingredients are different too. We focus on sustainably raised local ingredients
BLUE BUFFALO DOG FOOD BlueBuffalo.com
GREAT LIFE DOG FOOD DoctorsFinest.com
D IT’S THE “YOUR CAT IS OUR CAT” PHILOSOPHY that earned Mittens Motel First Place in both the Cat Boarding and Cat Daycare categories this year. Three years in business, owners Brandy Slack and Denise Struzan emphasize comfort, kindness and care for their kitty clients, giving their cat owners peace of mind. Boarding cats with cats is much less stressful than placing them with dogs or other animals as some facilities do. Spacious custom rooms with windows, window sills to lie on, hiding spots, and even privacy curtains make Mittens Motel the cat’s meow. Special care and accommodations are available for senior or ill kitties — whether they stay for a week or just a day while catunfriendly things — like home repairs or service calls — are happening at home. Perhaps the most unique and winning feature at Mittens is that once acclimated, cats are free to mix and mingle in a common area if they like, returning to their rooms in the evening. And, yes, assures Slack: they know which room is theirs. Purrfect. – Gail Krueger
TOP DOG FOR THE 3RD CONSECUTIVE YEAR BY SPOT MAGAZINE READERS!
Available at your local pet boutique
• Beef Liver
F OOD NEWS . . . This year Solid Gold NW was purchased by longtime manager Joe Aschoff. The company has grown under his guidance, distributing many new lines of highquality food, treats and supplements.
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WHOLE PREY FOODS
• Chicken Liver • Lamb Liver • Chicken Breast • Turkey • Grilled Treats Prepared repared ed exclusively in our award-winning kitchens t h h here iin n Canada, ORIJEN N nourishes dogs and cats as Nature intended intended.
Made in Oregon USA • Using Domestic Meats Only
Freeze-dried SINGLE-ingredient treats pets
for Got ‘em
Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agre agree!
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Proprietor: Denise Weiler 7600 Barbur Blvd., Portland 503-246-3647 Info@PlayAndChase.com PlayAndChase.com Est. 2007
Get to know Murrayhill page D24.
Philosophy/Mission: To offer the highest quality in pet care,
pet safety and customer satisfaction. We deal honestly and fairly with all clients to strive for exceptional service.
3 Monroe Parkway, Lake Oswego, OR 503-636-2102 ∙ ParkwayVet.com
THE MUTTLEY CREW
MURRAYHILL VETERINARY HOSPITAL
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14831 SW Teal Blvd., Beaverton 503-579-3300 ∙ MurrayhillVetHospital.com
Get to know LexiDog pg D21.
PLAY & CHASE DOG CARE & GROOMING
806 NW Murray Blvd.,Portland, OR 503-626-8212 ∙ TheMuttleyCrew.com
“ y approach is based on being a pet owner. What’s most important in grooming is that your pets are treated with care, kindness, and respect. The groomer should not only be skillful but also concerned with the pet’s and owner’s needs. Grooming is part of a healthy routine, caring for your pet’s teeth, ears, eyes, nails, skin, and coats, which supports comfort and quality of life. In return, our pets add love, laughter, and years to our lives.” –Corina Owns, Show Dogs Grooming Salon & Boutique
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Proprietor: 5th Avenue Suites Hotel 506 SW Washington St. Portland, OR 503-222-0001 ∙ Monaco-Portland.com Est. 2006
LEXI DOG 416 NW 10th Ave. Portland ∙ 503-243-6200 6100 SW Macadam Portland ∙ 503-245-4363 366 3rd St. Lake Oswego 503-635-3733 LexiDog.com
PAWSITIVELY CLEAN 3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503-232-5037 PawsitivelyClean.com
comes to social responsibility, Kimpton Hotels is all business. Kimpton’s commitment to social responsibility is evident at every level: local, national and global. This commitment to care permeates every aspect of Kimpton Hotels, beginning internally with employees at all Kimpton Hotels making a positive social and environmental difference in the community and the hospitality industry.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: An exceptional groomer with 12 years of grooming experience. Nicole is a positive force for our grooming business and does an outstanding job. Thanks Nicole!
Community Involvement, Special Notes: When it
LA QUINTA 1-800-SLEEPLQ (753-3757) ∙ LQ.com
THE FIRESIDE 1881 HWY 101 N., Yachats, OR 800-336-3573 ∙ FiresideMotel.com
Philosophy/Mission: Each Kimpton Hotel has a distinct personality and soul of its own — a story. The stories are varied and colorful; wine, literature, well-being, food, and architecture to name a few. Each promises adventure, inspiration, and delightful surprises within the comfortable familiarity and style of the Kimpton Hotels brand.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: The 221 guestrooms of our luxury Portland hotel include a mix of one-bedroom suites, deluxe guestrooms and four grand suites. A whimsical palette of periwinkle, persimmon and espresso complements the modern furnishings and amenities, transporting you to a world of romantic, stylish comfort.
W hen it comes to pet-friendly travel, Top Dog Voters LOVE the Oregon Coast!
Their top 3 Top Dogs? #1 Oregon Coast #2 Cannon Beach #3 Manzanita Travel is a favorite subject in Spot’s spring issues — stay tuned!
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Where every dog is treated like a show dog!
Classic & Breed Specific Styling
Hair Dyeing Pet Care Products
We do cats too! Mon: 10 to 4, Tues - Sat: 9 to 7 • 926 N. Lombard
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4327 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR 503-528-1800 ∙ GreenDogPetSupply.com Get to know Green Dog on page D17.
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GREEN DOG PET SUPPLY
NATURES PET MARKET
Multiple Locations in Oregon and Washington NaturesPetMarket.com
MEAT FOR CATS AND DOGS 2250 E Burnside, Portland, OR 503-236-6971 ∙ MeatForCatsAndDogs.com
Landslide Three-Peat!! Top Dog #1 Pet Sitter three years in a row!
Call us to find out why we are the best
David Childs Photography
Licensed, Bonded, Insured Serves the Portland Metro and other cities Go to our extensive website for all the details
Proprietor: Patricia McKinney 6411 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97213 503-335-9889 ∙ PortlandMuttStrut.com Est: 2009
8334 SE 17th Ave.
•Holistic Food •Organic Treats •Toys •Local & Sustainable Goods •Large USA made Coat selection •Natural Remedies •Crates •Beds •Cat Towers •Knowledgeable Staff •Leads & Collars •Flea Treatments •Grooming by Appointment •Pet Adoptions
503 239 1517 Partnered with Multnomah County Animal Shelter & Born Again Pit Bull Rescue
Proprietor: Kathi Lamm PO Box 2525, Wilsonville, OR 503-682-2277 ∙ LammPhoto.com Est. 1985
Philosophy/Mission: I work closely
for, love and nurture your pets to ensure their safety and happiness. Our passion for pets comes through our professional experience, commitment, reliability and dedication to your furchilden.
with you and your special animal friend to capture that unique personality and create a piece of art that will touch your heart and you will cherish for years. Animals have always been a special part of my life, and I deeply appreciate the bond we share with them. Animal portraiture is my way of honoring the love, devotion, and uniqueness of our wonderful animal companions.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: Due to our depth of animal handling experience and knowledge, we specialize in pets that may be challenging to other pet sitters. All of our Animal Care Companions have extensive pet sitting, dog walking or shelter experience, which allows us to distinguish ourselves from others. We take part in ongoing classes and/or study to enhance our knowledge so we can best serve our clients with topnotch skill and professionalism.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: We are involved with and support several national and local animal welfare groups and shelters, such as the Oregon Humane Society, Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team and Family Dogs New Life shelter.
REIGNING PETS NORTHWEST 2929 SE Powell Blvd., Portland, OR 503-799-2461 ∙ ReigningPetsNW.com
HAPPY VALLEY PET SERVICES
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Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: Kathi combines her rapport with animals and her exquisite artistry to create award-winning portraits of people and/or their beloved animal friends. Her skills have garnered her numerous state and national awards, including Portrait Photographer of the Year for both 2011 and 2012 by Professional Photographers of Oregon and also earned the degree of Master Photographer from Professional Photographers of America. Excellent images, quality products and fantastic customer service have always been of utmost importance to her business.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: Kathi consistently gives to the community by donating photography services to nonprofits such as Cat Adoption Team, Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, and Oregon Humane Society. She also donates photography sessions and images to numerous charity auctions.
503-278-4249 ∙ HappyValleyPet.com
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Philosophy/Mission: Our goal is to care
PORTLAND MUTT STRUT
537 SE Ash St. Loft 304, Portland, OR 503-347-7842 ∙ PaulinePhotography.com
ALICIA DICKERSON/ FOUR-LEGGED PHOTO 3820 NE 29th Ave., Portland, OR 503-281-6222 ∙ FourLeggedPhoto.com
CARE AND COMMITMENT TO PET HEALTH MIKE AND CHRISTINE MALLAR, owners of Green Dog Pet Supply in Portland, take pride in keeping their customers’ pets healthy. Mike grins broadly when telling of recently helping a dog owner change her dog’s diet. Turning digestive disasters into more healthy, happy pets is what keeps the Mallars going, and a big reason NW pet lovers voted Green Dog this year’s Top Dog Neighborhood Pet Supply AND Holistic Merchant. Mike says it’s like a lightbulb moment when he’s able to help people realize the connection between their pets’ food and their health, and that food value is much more than a price point. Mallar loves knowing he’s making a difference. He says seeing a pet’s improved appearance and the owner’s satisfaction makes the job of running a neighborhood business worth all the hard work. Personal service, care and commitment to health for pet cats and dogs are the Mallars’ mantra. Add to that their passion for local products — from handmade cat toys to pottery dog treat jars and special treats for chickens — and you get a shop that wears the label “neighborhood” — not to mention “Top Dog” — proudly. – Gail Krueger Top Dog Directory 2013 | D 17
P H O T O G R A P H Y
Cover Model 411
Age: 3 years
Y G R O U P S / S P A C
Breed: Springer Spaniel
Pack: Mom Emma, dad Steve, furry cousin Burkley, and his pack at dog paw daycare.
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Stomping Grounds: Angus loves to visit Doris ranch and hike Spencer Butte in Eugene, explore the Oregon Coast, and visit Home Depot.
1500 NW 18th Ave. Ste. 117 Portland, OR 503-697-PUPS (7877) ∙ Wonder-Puppy.com Get to know Wonder Puppy below.
Loves: Running, swimming, snuggling. Doesn’t Love: Bath time. Special notes: Angus enjoys spending time with his pack, always likes an adventure, and will do anything for a delicious treat! He is sweet, gentle, loyal and full of personality. Truly a best friend.
DOGGIE BUSINESS 4905 NE 42nd Ave Portland, OR 503-327-8877 ∙ DoggyBusiness.net
Portland, OR 503-719-7974 ∙ PluckyPuppy.com
Directory cover photo by Bruce Berg, Master Photographer, Craftsman
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Photos © K Force Creative.
WONDERS NEVER CEASE FOR WONDER PUPPY, NW Portland’s favorite place for training. Kerry Ryan, a Wonder Puppy trainer, won First Place again this year, while four other trainers at Wonder Puppy placed in the Top 10. The facility itself took first place in the Playgroups/ Spaces category.
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The Wonder Puppy philosophy holds that a solid foundation in basic skills lays the groundwork and that anything can start from that. Owner Casey Newton says training is offered in individual and group sessions, all designed to make puppies and their peeps successful. Puppy-people teams gain a
foundation for pups to grow into healthy, happy dogs who successfully function in a human-oriented urban environment. While everyone is welcome, the focus is on pups from when they are just a twinkling idea to age two. Ryan, who teaches private lessons at Wonder Puppy and has her own training company, Dog Adventures Northwest, offers her recipe for success: More exercise, managing the environment and positive reinforcement of desired behaviors. Ryan believes most local dogs get maybe a quarter of the exercise they need. As for managing the environment, she says slippers don’t get eaten when they’re kept out of reach. Positive training, positive environment and positive attitude — that’s the Wonder Puppy way. – Gail Krueger
G R E AT FA R E I N A P U P- F R I E N D LY AT M O S P H E R E LIFE IS GOOD WHEN YOU CAN head to the pub with your best friends after work. And if your best friends happen to have four legs and wagging tails, Portland has you covered in style. Cheryl Huerta and her two Pit Bulls like to hang out at Lucky Labrador Brewing Company, and they’re in good company. With pizza, pub fare, and craft beers on tap, Lucky Lab’s four metro locations top the pet-friendly pub category. Three other local haunts round out the “pupular” pubs list. The Mississippi neighborhood’s hipster casual Amnesia Brewing ties for second place with the beloved Roscoe’s jukebox joint on SE Stark. Third place goes to North Portland’s Fifth Quadrant Lompoc restaurant and brewery, offering a slightly more ambient vibe and an upscale twist on classic pub food. Truffle oil pub fries, anyone? Tin Shed Garden Café in NE Portland is the favorite haunt of Maureen Kelly and her dog Henri. “As soon as we’re seated, we two-footers get our menus and the pup gets a bowl of water,” she says. Henri highly recommends the special dog menu’s burger and rice dish. Followed closely by Lucky Lab and the casual, nautical vibe at Beaches, Tin Shed tops the pup-friendly restaurant list. With happy red doggie bandanas, selfserve dog treats and frequent fundraisers for Oregon Humane and Fences for Fido, Maureen says, “What more could you ask for? We love Tin Shed.” – Michelle Blake
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LUCKY LABRADOR BREWING COMPANY Lucky Labrador Brew Pub 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 503-236-3555 ∙ Est. 1994
Lucky Labrador Public House 7675 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland 503-244-2537 ∙ Est. 2002 Lucky Labrador Beer Hall 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland 503-517-4352 ∙ Est. 2006 Lucky Labrador Tap Room 1700 N Killingsworth St. Portland, 503-505-9511 ∙ Est. 2010 LuckyLab.com
Philosophy/Mission: Proud to provide casual brewpubs where people can enjoy quality beer and food for an affordable price in an unpretentious atmosphere.
Community Involvement/Special Notes: : Lucky Lab partners with DoveLewis, helps raise money for the Community Cycling Center, and produces Solar Powered Beer using solarheated water. Get to know Lucky Lab at left.
AMNESIA BREWING 832 N Beech St., Portland, OR 503-281-7708 ∙ AmnesiaBrews.com
ROSCOES ON STARK 8105 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 503-255-0049 ∙ RoscoesPdx.com
FIFTH QUADRANT 3901 N Williams, Portland, OR 503-288-3996 ∙ LompocBrewing.com/FifthQuadrant
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RESCUE/SHELTER OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY
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Sharon Harmon, Exec. Director 1067 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland, OR 503-285-7722 ∙ OregonHumane.org Est. 1868
To foster an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. To care for the homeless, to defend the abused, and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.
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Community Involvement, Special Notes: The Oregon Humane Society is a founding partner in ASAP (Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland). In just 5 years, ASAP reduced euthanasia in our community by 55 percent; not a single healthy cat or dog euthanized in the past two years!
Multnomah County Animal Services
FAMILY DOGS NEW LIFE SHELTER CAT ADOPTION TEAM 14175 SW Galbreath Dr., Sherwood, OR 97140 503-925-8903 ∙ CatAdoptionTeam.org
Lisa Shantley and her 6-year-old Australian Shepherd, Jet, can’t get enough of the place. Jet scoffed when Lisa tried a daycare closer to home, but, she says, “Jet literally drags me from the car into Lexi!” Jet’s been a satisfied customer since he was just a few months old, as was Shantley’s late Siberian Husky, Captain.
Proprietors: Janette Kaden & Christie Griffin 1438 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 503-288-6966 ∙ TinShedGardenCafe.com Est. Feb 2002
Philosophy/Mission: To cook really tasty food in a warm and unpretentious environment, and to have authentic interactions with our guests.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: We were
named one of the best breakfasts in America by PBS.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: Janette founded The Urban Farm Collective, whose
Sellwood Dog Supply & Cat Annex.....8334 SE 17th Ave, Portland Natural Pet Food Solutions....7639 S.E. Milwaukie Ave, Portland Pets On Broadway.................2762 NE Broadway Street, Portland Beauty for the Beast......................5215 N. Lombard St, Portland Meowhaus......................................5244 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland
MCAS Shelter: 1700 W Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale 97060 D 20 Spot Magazine | spotmagazine.net
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1919 SE Columbia River Dr., Vancouver, WA 360-699-1592 ∙ BeachesRestaurantAndBar.com
Proceeds support St. Vincent de Paul’s charitable works.
Resources, information, contests and fun!
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Plucky Puppy 503-719-7973 ∙ PluckyPuppy.com
TANYA ROBERTS, CPDT Oregon Humane Society 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 503-285-7722 ∙ OregonHumane.org
Oregon Coast Visitors Association 541-574-2679 ∙ VisitTheOregonCoast.com
CANNON BEACH, OR Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce CannonBeach.org
MANZANITA, OR City of Manzanita CI.Manzanita.Or.Us
Debunking the Dominance Myth
Biting People Fearfulness & Reactivity
Replaceable covers for all sizes. www.svdp.us
Fighting with other Dogs
BEACHES RESTAURANT AND BAR
Available at St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores or 541.687.5820
Wonder Puppy 1500 NW 18th Ave #117 Portland, OR 503-307-8087 ∙ Kerry@Wonder-Puppy.com Get to know Kerry on page D18.
503-236-3555 ∙ LuckyLab.com
Your dog or cat deserves a really good bed!
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LUCKY LABRADOR BREWING COMPANY
Visit our neighborhood cat adoption partners:
KERRY RYAN, CPDA-KA
“From the reception area to the folks in the open play area, each employee is truly passionate about dogs,” Shantley says. Nancie Monaghan, a manager, is quick to agree. “We are all real dog and cat lovers. They are not our clients; they’re our friends.” – Michelle Blake
mission is to make healthy, local food available to people of all income levels. Merna’s passion has gone to the dogs — she volunteers at Oregon Humane Society.
LEXIDOG IN LAKE OSWEGO — #2 of the company’s three Portlandarea locations — won top billing in the Boutique and Cat Grooming categories this year. LexiDog placed in no fewer than five categories overall, which says a lot about this something-for-everyone gem: it’s a salon for dogs and cats, a gift and apparel boutique, a day care, birthday party venue, and for some, it’s part of the family.
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9101 SE Stanley Ave., Portland, OR 503-771-5596 ∙ FamilyDogsNewLife.org
Claim to Fame/ Signature Product or Service: Established in 1868, OHS is the largest and oldest humane society in the Pacific Northwest. We are not affiliated with any other humane society and we rely entirely on private donations for everything we do. OHS found homes for 11,225 pets last year, investigated over 1,100 animal cruelty complaints, and brought humane education programs to over 16,000 Oregon youths.
A SOMETHINGF O R - E V E RYO N E GEM
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MT. TABOR VETERINARY CARE
NORTH PORTLAND VETERINARY HOSPITAL
Proprietor: Rubi Sullivan In-home visits, and at Parkway Veterinary Hospital, Paws Aquatics, Pearl Animal Hospital, Rose City Veterinary Hospital, Cascade Summit Veterinary Hospital, Lexi Dog-Macadam and Sniff Dog Hotel 503-380-4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org
your service! Providing the best support for animals in their lifelong health and well-being. We specialize in rehabilitation and geriatric pets, but are happy to see any animal at any stage in their life.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: It may not be
3808 N Williams St., Ste 129, Portland, OR 503-280-2000 ∙ TwoRiversVet.com
Lake Oswego, OR ∙ 503-281-1631 PDXHomeVet.com
TWO RIVERS VETERINARY CLINIC
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HEAL ANIMAL MASSAGE THERAPY
Philosophy/Mission: We are at
3000 N Lombard St., Portland, OR 503-285-0462 ∙ NorthPortlandVet.com
PARKWAY VET AT HOME VETERINARY SERVICES
14831 SW Teal Blvd., Beaverton, OR 503-579-3300 ∙ MurrayhillVetHospital.com
3 Monroe Parkway, Lake Oswego, OR 503-636-2102 ∙ ParkwayVet.com
Get to know Mt. Tabor on page D30.
MURRAYHILL VETERINARY HOSPITAL
4246 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 503-200-5555 ∙ MtTaborVetCare.com
our “claim to fame”,but our proudest and most fulfilling moments are when clients tell us they got an extra month, months or even, in a couple of cases, a full year of quality time with their aging pet that they
didn’t expect to get. So to you dear clients, THANK YOU! It is also our pleasure to offer a “Basic Dog Massage for Owners” class. This class is great for bonding and helps you keep a close eye on your best friend’s changing body.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: Instructors with the Northwest School of Animal Massage. Volunteer work throughout the community for local and national nonprofits, including Oregon Humane Society, New Avenues for Youth’s Pet Care Program, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Pixie Project, DoveLewis, The Pongo Fund, Project POOCH, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and Angels With Misplaced Wings.
Oregon ranks high in national standings for pet ownership — of course! According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, Oregon ranks fourth in the nation for having pets in the family, with over 63.6 percent of Oregon households having at least one pet. Oregon also hit the Top 10 for cats at home, ranking third overall for cats tolerating humans in more than 40 percent of the state’s homes. Meow!
Balanced By Nature Pet Nutrition Assessment & Counseling Services 503-309-6673 - BalancedByNaturePDX.com
What would you do for
Louise Mesher, DVM Heather B. Dillion, DVM
An individualized workshop in the comfort of your home
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an experienced counselor & certiﬁed animal massage therapist
Rita Smith, M.A., CSAMP 503-730-9599 email@example.com
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H eidi Leideker, proprietor of 3rd
Place Top Dog Meat for Cats and Dogs, made news this year when she opened The Meat Locker, a mini version of Meat. The “cart,” on N. Williams Ave. in Portland, offers treats and supplies.
Practices not long ago considered strange or foreign — such as herbal and organic products, therapies once used only for humans (acupuncture, massage), and even an approach to care that considers food, lifestyle and “enrichment,” have increasingly become not just widely accepted, but hugely popular. Feeling “behind the curve” on the subject? Relax — resources abound. In addition to the pros and businesses voted Top Dog in the Holistic categories this year, their websites generally offer great resources on related subjects. Popular opinion in today’s pet community holds that the more you know about holistic practices the more you’ll appreciate and insist on them — for countless good reasons.
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HEALTHY PETS NORTHWEST
2001 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR ∙ 503-246-6571 1736 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR ∙ 503-236-8036 7642 SW Capitol Hwy., Portland, OR ∙ 971-222-2686 HealthyPetsNW.com
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MEAT FOR CATS AND DOGS
2205 E. Burnside St. Portland, OR 503-236-6971 ∙ MeatForCatsAndDogs.com
Proudly Made in the USA
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Safe, Natural & Effective Organic Products for Your Pet(s) & Your Whole Family!
HAT’S SO GREAT ABOUT HOLISTIC CARE?
Green Dog Pet Supply 4327 NE Fremont St., Portland, OR 503-528-1800 GreenDogPetSupply.com
Learn how you can help: Aging
GREEN DOG PET SUPPLY
Get to know Green Dog on page D16.
3701 SE Milwaukie Ave., Suite G, Portland, OR 971-285-4825 – ThriveAcupuncture.org
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HEATHER MACFARLANE, PET NUTRITION COUNSELOR
your best friend?
HOLISTIC WELLNESS MERCHANT
Certified Organic Ingredients
Thank You Everyone for Your Continued Support Our Product Line is Continuing to Grow We Are Very Excited for You to See all of our New Offerings for 2013
Visit our site for more product info/find a retailer near you
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PAWS AQUATICS CANINE SWIM CENTER Proprietor: Diane Kunkle, CVT, RVT Milwaukie, OR ∙ 971-244-2227 PawsAquatics.com Est. 2009
Philosophy/Mission: Paws Aquatics
utilizes the latest advancements in canine swim rehabilitation, striving to help with a speedy recovery from injury and/or surgery by reducing pain and restoring mobility, endurance, and agility. By celebrating and nurturing the human-animal bond we strive to improve the quality of life for both dog and owner. By providing our unique and compassionate services, we aim to maximize your pet’s performance and improve the quality and longevity of his/her life.
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: Paws Aquatics
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offers both therapeutic and fun swims for your dog in a private, spa-like, safe environment. Diane, along with her caring and knowledgeable assistant, Rachel Klein, will work with your dog in the pool emphasizing strengthening exercises and flexibility movements. If you have a healthy, injury free dog, you are welcome to swim and play unassisted.
Community Involvement, Special Notes: Diane is also the President of Cascade Dock Dogs and through the Dock Dog community was introduced to and supports Chase Away K9 Cancer, which helps fund canine cancer research studies. Diane also works closely with Golden Bond Rescue providing swim therapy when needed.
A N I M A L H O S P I TA L D R I V E N B Y FA M I LY & CO M M U N I TY FIRST IN A TIE FOR CAT GROOMING AND 2nd in both Veterinary Practice and Cat Medical (tie) prove Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital in Beaverton, OR is loved by the people! Additional wins include 5th place for Veterinarian (Laird Goodman DVM), Cat Boarding and Dog Grooming (tie). Murrayhill also made Top 10 for Cat Daycare. “We feel honored and fortunate to be recognized, both the hospital and the people who work here,”says Goodman of the Top Dog Awards. The doctor credits Murrayhill’s wins to its core values. He says it’s the little things adding up — compassion, enhancing the human/ animal bond, client education, progressive medicine, and diagnostics and proactive care —as well as what he calls his “Mayo clinic”of a team. Goodman started practicing in the early ‘90s at North Portland Veterinary, where he says he was mentored along with other notable local veterinarians. All Murrayhill doctors serve numerous veterinary organizations, including the OVMA, AAHA, OHS and Pet Partners. Laird says he’s amazed by Murrayhill’s Joni MacDonald, 1st place Cat Groomer. On staff for nearly 20 years, rather than “groomer,” MacDonald refers to herself as a “pet hairstylist.” Family- and community-driven, Murrayhill supports homeless pets, OHS foster animals, and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon. –Vonnie Harris
BACK ON TRACK VETERINARY REHABILITATION CENTER 9045 SW Barbur Blvd. Portland, OR 503-546-8995 ∙ BackOnTrackVetRehab.com
DOGGIE PADDLE CANINE THERAPEUTIC SWIMMING & EXERCISE 6100 SW Macadam Ave., Portland, OR 97219 503-730-0310 ∙ DoggiePaddleSwim.com
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Bodywork, osteopathy, and acupuncture Personalized rehabilitation exercise and therapies Diagnosis and treatment of complex pain issues Education and advice to determine the best route of care Caring, compassionate communication Over 10 years of experience and 1000s of lives improved
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VCA NORTHWEST VETERINARY SPECIALISTS Critical Care Blood Bank 16756 SE 82nd Dr. Clackamas, OR NWVS@VCAHospitals.com 503-656-3999 ∙ VCANWVS.com Est. 1991
Philosophy/Mission: To provide medical and surgical excellence with honesty, respect and compassion.
Signature Services: For M E D I C A L
over 20 years, VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists (VCA NWVS) has worked in partnership with local primary care veterinarians to provide the highest level of specialty and emergency care for pets. VCA NWVS has board-certified specialists in the respective disciplines of surgery, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology & imaging.
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Emergency and critical care doctors are present 24 hours a day to provide walk-in urgent care as well as advanced monitoring and support for those patients with serious illnesses.
Community Involvement/Special Notes: The pet population of Portland is rapidly growing; shortages of canine blood products exceed even those faced in human medicine. NWVS Critical Care Blood Bank was established in January 2006 to provide the highest quality canine and feline blood products in order to meet the increasing needs of the critically ill and injured animals of the Portland area. Working in partnership with VCA NWVS staff and the Northwest primary care veterinary community, the Critical Care Blood Bank is a vital component in providing the most comprehensive and up-to-date veterinary medical care available in the region. To see if your dog can be a blood donor, please contact us.
CASCADE VETERINARY REFERRAL CENTER 11140 SW 68th Pkwy. Tigard, OR 503-684-1800 ∙ CascadeVRC.com
DOVELEWIS EMERGENCY ANIMAL HOSPITAL 1945 NW Pettygrove St. Portland, OR 503-228-7281 ∙ DoveLewis.org
COURTNEY ANDERS, DVM
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MOBILE VACCINATION CLINIC
VETERINARIAN TOP DOG
Proprietor, Pearl Animal Hospital 1250 NW 10th Ave. Portland, OR 503-954-3393 ∙ PearlAnimalHospital.com Est. 2008
Philosophy/Mission: My mission is to ensure that my patients live the longest and happiest lives possible. I believe in being proactive and I emphasize wellness care in order to prevent health issues. For example, administration of broad spectrum parasite control can help to prevent harmful and potentially life-threatening parasites for your pet, your family, and your community. I also believe in working with and providing education for clients to become partners in their pet’s health care. For example, I enjoy working closely with owners to manage weight in order to minimize long-term arthritic changes and also to manage oral health in order to prevent periodontal disease. These are two areas that owners can play an active role in keeping their pet healthy and happy.
My favorite moments are when I can see the health benefits of an owner’s oral home care efforts. My goal is to eliminate periodontal disease in my patients with routine dental procedures and owner education about appropriate chew toys and home care options.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Adrianne Fairbanks is joining our team at Pearl Animal Hospital. Dr. Fairbanks brings with her years of experience and her passion for pet health. We are sure your pet will love her just as much as we do.
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Clinic locator for all clinics within 30 miles of your zip code @ goodneighborvet.com
Community Involvement, Special Notes: I am a board member at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital and am an active member of PVMA (Portland Veterinary Medical Associate.) I have also volunteered to spay/neuter cats at Feral Cat Coalition. You are also likely to see Pearl Animal Hospital out and about at local pet events.
KRISSY BUSSMAN, DVM
Mt. Tabor Veterinary Care 4246 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 503-200-5555 ∙ MtTaborVetCare.com
Our Clinics offer Vaccinations, Pet Microchips for $31, Medications & more!!!
KRISTIN SULIS, DVM
Mt. Tabor Veterinary Care 4246 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR 503-200-5555 ∙ MtTaborVetCare.com
C HOOSING YOUR PET’S SECOND-BEST FRIEND
Selecting a veterinarian is more than finding a doctor who is good with animals; you need a doctor who is good with people. Veterinarians are generally part of a team that includes techs and support staff, so consider the whole practice. In addition to basics like a clean, comfortable environment and a caring, competent team, the culture of the practice will also affect your experience.
Portland pets have a brand new friend in the Pearl District!
Convenient & Affordable Pet Care
Claim to Fame/Signature Product or Service: I love dentistry!
Prevailing wisdom suggests the first step in choosing a vet is seeking referrals from others who care for their animals much like you do. Credentials worth checking for include membership in the American Animal Hospital Association. AAHA membership means a veterinary hospital has voluntarily pursued and met AAHA’s standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
Monthly Specials: Please check our website for up-to-date specials
We now offer Fecal Testing at all of our clinics (see our website for more details)
Full Vaccine Packages
including complimentary exam starting at $38 for cats & $49 for dogs
Complete Puppy & Kitten Packages
We beat Costco on price per dose of Frontline Plus!
$175: 3 rounds of vaccines, deworming, microchip, nail trim and more!
Once you’ve narrowed your search, schedule a visit to meet staff and tour the facility. This is a reasonable request that should be granted happily. Make a list of questions ahead; here are a few that can be important yet overlooked: • Are dog and cat cages in separate areas? • Are lab and/or diagnostic work performed in-house or referred to a specialist? • What emergency services are available? • Do fees fit your budget? Are there discounts for senior citizens or multi-pet households? Once you’ve made your choice, remember that being a good client is your part in ensuring a happy relationship. Here are a few tips: • Schedule appointments and be on time. • Take your cat to the clinic in a carrier, your dog on leash. • Even in an emergency, call ahead, and if you have to wait on arrival, be patient — others are waiting too. Trust the staff’s good judgment in prioritizing patients. Excerpted in part from tips from the Humane Society of the United States. Learn more at http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/ choosing_a_veterinarian.html.
Call for details: 888.234.1350
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MT. TABOR VETERINARY CARE 4246 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 503-200-5555 ∙ MtTaborVetCare.com Get to know Mt. Tabor on your right.
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MURRAYHILL VETERINARY HOSPITAL
14831 SW Teal Blvd., Beaverton, OR 503-579-3300 ∙ MurrayhillVetHospital.com
PEARL ANIMAL HOSPITAL
1250 NW 10th Ave., Portland, OR 97209 503-954-3393 ∙ PearlAnimalHospital.com
N 2012 PET PARENTS IN THE US spent an I estimated $52.87 billion on their babies
THIS SE PORTLAND CLINIC, known for its comfy furniture and high-touch service, is a consistent Top Dog favorite. Dr. Kristin Sulis opened the practice in hopes of creating a sunlit, environmentally-friendly atmosphere that would nurture her clients, patients and staff. Consecutive years of praise and top awards prove she has succeeded. “I wanted a space that was very pet friendly,” Dr. Sulis says, “hence the rough-ground concrete floors and carpet. Our weight scale is sunken in the ground so dogs only have to stand on a piece of carpet and get cookies, which isn’t too hard.” The clinic exudes a lighthearted, upbeat energy reflected back in client reviews. Sulis points to her current favorite: a client’s hilarious description of her dog “licking up every precious drop of glow-in-the-dark orange Easy Cheese” that Mt. Tabor’s award-winning Dr. Krissy Bussmann dispenses to turn a potentiallyscary needle aspiration into a pretty fun deal. Bussmann is a 2nd Place Top Dog in the individual Veterinarian category this year.
3rd highest item . . . . Vet Care . . . $13.59 billion That’s a lot of bones! Choose your veterinarian well.
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VETERINARY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL Proud to serve the pets and people of the Pacific Northwest
for over two decades. NEUROLOGY • IMAGING ONCOLOGY • SURGERY INTERNAL MEDICINE OPHTHALMOLOGY BLOOD BANK CARDIOLOGY
Dr. Bussmann sums up Mt. Tabor’s credo like this: “I find that it’s best to simply be genuine, kind, caring, and invested in each pet’s greatest possible well-being.” – Michelle Blake
HALSEY EAST ANIMAL CLINIC Your family owned neighborhood veterinary clinic for over 40 years We offer services that enrich the life of pets and their people too.
Veterinary medicine, Boarding, Daycare and Training.
MON – FRI 7:30-6:00 SAT 8:00-4:00
16057 NE Halsey Street | 503-255-0261 | www.halseyeastanimalclinic.com
EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE
24 HOURS A DAY/7 DAYS A WEEK . VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists
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VCAnwvs.com • T: 503.656.3999 • F: 503.557.8672 • 16756 S.E. 82ND DRIVE, CLACKAMAS, OR 97015
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From the APPA
Published on Feb 20, 2013
Meet Your 2013 Top Dogs! Features Dining with the dog, Care & Commitment to pet health, Voters love LexiDog, Multiple wins for Murrayhill,...