Animal enthusiasts in Orange County know nothing beats having their dog with them all day. From veterinary medicine to doggy daycare, many careers will enable you to professionally explore your passion for animals. Several Orange County employers share this passion, and have made it so you and your best friend can be together even when you’re clocked in. These are the OC’s most dog-friendly work places.
16582 Gothard St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
If you work like a dog and don’t even have time to walk your pup, perhaps a change of vocation is in order. Pet Minded owners and pet sitters are all about animals. Pet Minded staff treats guests’ and its own pets as if they are furry children. Everyone who works for Pet Minded is, and must be, a pet owner. You care about your pet, and so does Pet Minded. Applicants are asked to submit a photo of themselves with their pet when applying. Your pet’s presence is even welcome during the interview process.
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Chateau le Pooch
860 W. Imperial Highway, Suite M
Brea, CA 92821
A full-service pet grooming spa and boutique, don’t let the exotic name confuse or discourage the cat lover in you. Chateau le Pooch provides treatments for cats as well as canines. Pets are the priority, and the Chateau’s trained, enthusiastic staff attends to your pets health and overall well being as it is groomed and pampered. Customers, neighbors and employees and their well-mannered pets are invited to mingle at the Chateau’s social Yappy Hour.
Escoe Bliss Professional Resources
16520 Bake Parkway, Suite #155
Irvine, CA 92618
Escoe Bliss Professional Resources has established itself as a committed and noteworthy pet-friendly workplace. From the positive press to the happy dogs lounging about the office, EB Professional Resources works hard for its clients, as well as its family of employees and special loved ones. The work environment is clean and safe for dogs and humans alike. While it’s not an automatic qualifier, animal affinity is openly discussed during the interview process.
My Doggies Daycare
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Shari Young, co-owner of My Doggies Daycare, has a heartfelt love of animals, and especially dogs. MDD is tailored for clients who want special, loving care for their pets, and MDD demands it of its employees. MDD trainers, groomers and specialists are hands-on caregivers providing love and attention to canine guests, without having to leave their own pets at home, or out in the cold. Your own well-behaved dogs may accompany you to work and spend the day with friends and some of the most dedicated dog lovers you will ever find. Open since 2005, MDD is an ideal work environment for dog enthusiasts.
Irvine Pet Complex
34 Creek Road
Irvine, CA 92604
To be a member of a professional veterinary staff requires highly specialized training, indeed. But if you have the skills, and want to be part of a team that truly cares, Irvine Pet Complex is where you should apply. Irvine Pet Center is constantly working to improve the health and lives of the animals in its care, as well as contributing to the betterment of conditions for pet owners in the community. From lost animal recovery to donations for local shelters, IPC doctors, specialists and staffers alike have a commitment to all animals, both yours and theirs.
Christopher Schmidt is a freelance writer experiencing and espousing the glory that is Orange County. Driven to travel, drawn to sports, spirits and celebrity, Chris’ work can be found on