Chances are you have animal lovers on your holiday gift list, and you may even be one yourself. Don’t leave your furry friends out in the cold this holiday season. From a festive doggy sweater to gourmet goodies, shelter or a good grooming, Orange County is home to a variety of pet-oriented and, of course, pet-friendly shops, full-service salons and gift boutiques. Here are some of Orange County’s best.
Three Dog Bakery
174 Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente, CA 92672
Positively the best all-natural dog food and treats for dog lovers because they are made by dog lovers, Three Dog Bakery is a guaranteed hit this holiday season. A genuine bakery, you will find a selection of oven-baked pet pastries perfect for any pooch. No chemicals, no fillers and wholly pet digestible, your special friend will delight in an actual cake, “Yappucino” dog treats and foot-long chew toys. Get and give the official Three Dog Bakery Cookbook to the animal lover in your family, and keep your pets happy and healthy all year long. Cats are also welcome.
Crossroads Pet Resort
10832 Knott Ave.
Stanton, CA 90680
If your family friend could use something a little more constructive than a new pet sweater this holiday season, enlist the services of Best Behavior Training at the Crossroads Pet Resort, serving Orange County since 1996. Expert kennel and training staff attend to every individual pet’s needs. Certified trainers are committed to positive, long-lasting results. Enroll your stay-at-home pet in doggy daycare, and see those social issues slip away. Door-to-door pickup service and boarding are available for pets and exotic animals.
Newport Beach Dog Walking and Cat Care
If what you need this holiday season is just some time and a little tender loving care for your pet, look no further than Newport Beach Dog Walking and Cat Care. The owner loves animals like you do and will love your pet as her own. Trustworthy, insured, bonded and accredited by Pet Sitters International, enjoy professional pet services including dog walking, in-home sitting, feeding, watering, brushing, and cage, yard and litter cleaning and changing. Staff is qualified to administer injections and medications and provide taxi service to appointments.
San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter
221 Avenida Fabricante
San Clemente, CA 92672
Do something special for your family, a favorite animal lover, a wonderful companion and the community by adopting a rescue animal this holiday season. Dogs and puppies, cats and kittens, rabbits and special needs animals are available and looking for a home through the Pet Project Foundation at the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter. Support this pro-humane care facility and give a lost or abandoned animal a loving home. This shelter does not euthanize, and all adoption animals receive medical and socialization treatment.
357 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Healthy eats, puppy treats and must-have pet products are here in beautiful Laguna Beach. Anything Canine is much more than a pet store. Treat your family friend to the elite services at the on-site pet spa while you shop for unique, artist-designed doggy couture, pet care items and literature. The boutique is complete with chew toys and collars, beds and bowls, dietary provisions and doggy cosmetics.
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 onExaminer.com.