It is no secret that we love our pets and want the best care for them at any age. Your cute little puppy becomes a senior pet before you know it. As pets age, they often have special needs regarding their care. What is the best option? Who can you trust?
Fall is a great time to enjoy some dog-friendly local activities in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas of Los Angeles. Here are a few of my favorites coming up.
Fashion Show Play Date
Join Healthy Spot for their Fall Fashion Show Play Dates so your pup can strut their stuff on the catwalk, or as they like to call it, the Dogwalk! Dress your pup in their most fabulous fall outfit and they could win best dressed.
For the safety of all dogs our daycare room is restricted to dogs 30 LBS and under. Pet parents must be present with their dog at all times. Vaccinations must be up to date. Dogs must be spayed and neutered.
Paint and Wine For Pet Lovers
At Pet-I-Tude Granada Hills
Pet lovers come join us for our 2nd paint and wine party at Petitude. Let your inner artist come alive!! You will be taking part in this artistic retreat, perfect for friends who want to enjoy an evening of putting their brushes to good use while sipping wine at the same time. What can be better than that?
The cost is $35 per person. Only limited seating available, so please reserve soon. Must be paid for in advance by 9/21.
Call the store to reserve seating 818-832-0771
Working Like a Dog Book Release Party
From the Facebook page for the Party:
Come celebrate the Working Like A Dog book release in DTLA at Concrete Jungle Brewery on Sunday October 1st! (725 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021)
We couldn't have done this book without all of you and your incredible working dogs and so it wouldn't be complete without a celebration together... dogs included.
Grab a beer, meet other dogs and their owners from the book, bring some friends and your dog, pet some dogs, and catch up!
This event is dog friendly! Please only bring your pet if s/he is comfortable around other dogs and humans for the safety of everyone attending.
Books for purchase:
If you would like to pick up a book at the event please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org stating if you would like to pay in advance or at the event. Thank you!
We look forward to seeing everyone.
UPDATED: Kid friendly!
Strut Your Mutt in Los Angeles
October 21, 2017 | Exposition Park
Registration: 1:30 pm | Walk: 3:00 pm | End: 6:00 pm Looking for a way to get in some cardio exercise and raise money for a cause at the same time? Join us for this year’s Strut Your Mutt in Los Angeles!
Homeless pets in L.A. were really wagging their tails at last year’s event. That’s because nearly 3,600 people and 2,700 dogs strutted and raised nearly $560,000 to help save their lives. And this year, we’re hoping to raise even more money for the animals!
Together, let’s strut to save Them All!
Ever wonder what dog trainers do with their dogs every day? A trainer's dog is their business card. How their dog behaves speaks much louder than anything they post on a web page or may speak. I asked several trainers what they do every day with their dogs and they all said almost exactly the same things. Many trainers have more than one dog. One is frequently a demo dog (this is the dog that goes to class and seems so very well behaved) and they often will also take on dogs with more behavioral issues (because they feel up to the challenge). Consistent daily routines are the key to well adjusted pets.
Believe it or not, September is Natural Disaster Preparedness month. This seems appropriate with forest fires blazing in much of Washington, Oregon, and California. Texas is just starting to recovery from Hurricane Harvey. And, Hurricane Irma is just starting to wreak havoc on the East Coast. Of course, we need to be ready here in California year-round for earthquakes as well.
There are a few basic things to do well in advance of a disaster to be ready for whatever Mother Nature may throw your way:
Professional pet sitters and home pet boarders love baby gates. They are great for door dashers, puppies, and skittish dogs that want to run out the door at every opportunity. Of course, you will want to train your dog to not dart out the front door. This can take some time. But, while you are training them, a well placed baby gate in front of the exit is a great safety precaution.
These also come in handy when you want to separate dogs that are getting a little too rowdy, or to keep a pet out of a room that you want to keep off limits to the dog.
Does your dog scratch at the door when you leave - but you don't want to crate them? A baby gate can curb this as well. I personally prefer a crate for safety when you are not home. But if you are comfortable leaving your pet free and roaming but want a little extra safety when you open the door upon arrival, a gate will often help. Bonus tip: if the scratching is minor, 3M makes a film that will protect a door as well. It is clear and resists tearing.
These gates can be picked up at garage sales and Facebook Marketplace for anywhere from $10-30 and up. When not in use, they can be stored under a bed or in the back of a closet. Hope you enjoy today's tip of the day!