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Favorite 8 in L.A.

Runyan Canyon The LA gold standard! Just a stone’s throw from Hollywood is perhaps the city’s most popular hiking destination. There are 160 acres of meandering trails with amazing views of the city, stretched out to the horizon, so this is not your ordinary “dog park.” It’s a massive dog-friendly zone. You might find a few dogs romping around just inside...
I met SunglassCat a few years ago at World Dog Day. She sat serenely in a pink stroller, wearing a summer dress and sunglasses, calmly taking in the chaos. I peppered her owner, Karen McGill, with questions. Doesn’t she run off? All these dogs, isn’t she scared? She lets you dress her … in sunglasses?? Karen laughingly told me,...
Hello! I am Mayor Max, the five-year-old Golden Retriever Mayor of Idyllwild, and I am assisted by my two cousins, Deputy Mayors Mitzi and Mikey, and my Chiefs of Staff, Phyllis Mueller and Glenn Warren. We three Golden Retrievers have been the Mayors of Idyllwild since we were born, taking over for our uncle, Mayor Max the First, who passed...
Tips for staying in a hotel with your pet Be a Good Neighbor Be courteous and try to keep Fido’s barking to a minimum. Remember, not all guests may be understanding of your talkative pet. Call Me, Maybe Be sure to give the Front Desk your contact information, just in case the furry ones are calling your name when you are out and...

San Diego Pittie Parents

According to the American Temperament Test Society, pit bulls have a temperament passing rate of 86.7%. This is lower than dogs such as the beagle, Border collie, and Chihuahua. If you’re at all involved in the animal community, chances are you’ve heard the negative stigma that surrounds the breed commonly known as pit bulls. Although most people believe that the...

Hiking Must-Haves

Planning a hike? Consider bringing these products along to make your adventure a perfect get-away! Brushless Paw Wash Clean those muddy feet after a romp! The unique hour glass design creates a vortex of cleaning solution scrubbing away dirt and mud in seconds, helping remove bacteria and alleviate allergens. wildheartco.com The Original Pet Pail, The All-In-One Travel Solution Feeder For Pets On The...
Hello furry friends, Boogie Shoes here! This year I had the esteemed honor of being Pet Companion Magazine’s Official Canine Correspondent at SuperZoo 2018, and now it’s time to reveal my top four favorite products. It was a big job to taste test all the treats, sniff all the toys, and feel all the beds for superior softness, but I did...
Can’t keep your pet? OC Shelter Partners can help. Imagine you’re 85 years old and your dog is the only one keeping you company day and night, always by your side. You love your dog and he loves you— you’re a perfect team, totally in tune with each other. But recently, you’ve been noticing that it’s getting harder to take...
With the rise in popularity of all-natural, all-organic food and treats for your pet, it comes as no surprise that businesses around San Diego County are doing their best to keep up with pet owners’ demands. This trend, however, goes far past just normal kibble and dog bones—you can now find bakeries that are 100-percent specialty animal treats! True...
What’s an “exotics” veterinarian, you ask? Don’t worry, it’s not anything mysterious or foreign. It actually refers to veterinarians that specialize in pets that are outside the usual dogs and cats, such as birds, reptiles, fish, small mammals (guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits), even invertebrates (tarantulas, millipedes, hermit crabs). Some exotic veterinarians will also see certain farm or large animals,...