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Local Animal Shelters

pug breedersBasset Hound Rescue

Offering sanctuary, healing and Forever Families to distressed, abandoned, injured or homeless hounds.

Basset Hound Rescue works to raise funds to save as many hounds as possible and constantly strive to grow our network of volunteers and foster homes.

C.A.R.E. Capistrano Animal Rescue Effort

CARE is a local all-volunteer non-profit charitable organization that formed in August 2000 to rescue the adoptable stray and homeless dogs and cats picked up by the Orange County Animal Control in San Juan Capistrano and find them new homes. Simultaneously, CARE has been raising funds to build a local animal rescue and adoption center in San Juan Capistrano. Over the years, the capistrano animal rescue effort has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, has rescued and placed over 1,200 homeless local animals.

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County

This non-profit organization is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing purebred German Shepherd Dogs that have no where else to turn. Dogs for adoption are housed in foster home situations and in private boarding facilities. Through a careful screening process, they place loving dogs into forever homes with compassionate individuals and families. Check their website for adoption event locations and dates where you can meet dogs for adoption and learn more about how you can help homeless dogs.

(714) 974-7762

Irvine Animal Care Center

5-acre facility houses more than 3,000 homeless animals every year. In the spring of 2000, the IACC introduced THIRD CHANCE FOR PETS, an innovative and life-saving program that allows us to rescue adoptable pets from other area shelters where they might not have the opportunity to find homes. Since inception 15 years ago, the Center has accepted more than 7,400 animals into the program.

6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine
(949) 724-7740 phone

Mission Viejo Animal Service

A pro-humane shelter where stray animals are cared for until they are reunited with their owners or until they can be placed in new permanent homes. Stray animals that are brought to the center are held a minimum of 6 full days awaiting redemption by their owner.

Also providing an animal adoption program that includes the screening and review of an individual adoption application, to ensure responsible and long term homes for the animals in their care.

28095 Hillcrest
Mission Viejo, California

Modjeska Ranch Rescue

A non-profit, volunteer pet rescue organization based in south Orange County, CA. We are dedicated to finding great homes for neglected and abandoned dogs and cats. The animals come from various places: some come from owners who are no longer able to care for them; some are rescued from local shelters; others are saved from the streets. All of the pets are checked by a veterinarian, have their shots updated, and are spayed or neutered.


OC Animal Care

An open-admission animal shelter OC Animal Care strives to save the lives of all healthy, treatable and manageable dogs and cats in our community. To reach that goal, they host monthly adoption events and promote their animals online. In addition, OC Animal Care works closely with their non-profit rescue adoption partners, other local animal shelters and our volunteer foster caretakers.

561 The City Drive South
Orange, CA. 92868

The Orange County Humane Society

Finding homes for many animals in the Huntington Beach Community. Homeless pets are given a place to stay until they find a home. Visit their site to view some of the animals up for adoption.

21632 Newland Ave. Huntington Beach

Pet Project Foundation
Benefiting the San Clemente - Dana Point Animal Shelter

Thousands of animals have come through this shelter where they are safely housed and loved until permanent homes can be found. Their pro-humane philosophy ensures that no adoptable animal will ever be euthanized, regardless of how long it takes to find them a new home. Pet Project Foundation volunteers put in over 25,000 hours each year socializing and exercising our shelter animals. They walk dogs, hop bunnies, and socialize cats - all to ensure that our animals are prepared to be good citizens in their new, forever homes.


Seal Beach Animal Care Center

All-volunteer, non-profit animal shelter formed in 1986 to find homes for the dogs, cats, and occasional rabbits, lost within ourcity limits. All donations received go directly to the care of the animals, with veterinary costs being our biggest expense.

1700 Adolfo Lopez Dr. Seal Beach
(562) 430-4993

Southern California Bulldog Rescue

Established for the purpose of rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding homes for purebred Bulldogs (or English Bulldogs).

Run by a group of volunteers who are dedicated to making sure every bulldog has a home and someone to love.


Marine Life Rescue

Pacific Marine Mammal Center

A non-profit, volunteer organization and education center. They rescue, rehabilitate, and release sick and injured seals and sea lions. Programs include a guided tour of the animal care facility and exhibit room, a slide presentation and observation of the animals.

20612 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach 92651
(949) 494-3050 phone


Pet Friendly Hotels

Blue Lantern Inn
Dana Point

Enjoy fabulous views of the Pacific from just about every window of this four diamond inn - dramatically located on a bluff above the Dana Point Yacht Harbor.

Your canine companion is welcome to stay at Blue Lantern Inn with an advance reservation. One pet-friendly guestroom is available for an additional charge. Since Pet-friendly hotel rooms are extremely limited, it's a good idea to book your stay well in advance.

Reservations: 1-800-950-1236

Casa Laguna Inn
Laguna Beach

Casa Laguna's historic Mission architecture, lush gardens, and expansive ocean views exude romance. Enjoy a restful sleep on a cloudlike seven-layer bed. Choose from a menu of acclaimed gourmet breakfast entrees. Casa Laguna welcomes well behaved, clean and healthy dogs traveling with their people. Certain restrictions apply. Please visit the 'Pet Travel' section on our website before booking.

Reservations: 1-800-233-0449


Pet Photographers

Kathryn LeBoye Photography

Pets are beloved members of the family and deserve their place on the family wall.

Call Kathryn LeBoye Photography for a complimentary consultation
@ 949-525-7968.


Pets & Pet Supplies

Omar's Exotic Birds

In business since 1984 with it's signature concept of birds merchandised on suspended perches rather than caged. Their petting zoo environment is just one of the many things that Omar's have become famous for. Specializing in exotic birds ranging from cockatiels to macaws. Customers are encouraged to play with the birds while shopping. Services at Omar's include boarding & grooming.

Sittin Pretty Natural Dog Bakery
Order Online

Natural and organic healthy treat foods for your pets. Baked in the USA in their natural dog bakery, Sittin Pretty natural baked treats provide maximum flavor and nutrition for your special family member. Natural Beef Low Fat Meaty Snacks, Natural Beefy Beef Balls, Natural Low Fat Organic Milk, Beef Coated Beefy Balls and Yummy Beefy Beef Sticks are some of the treats available.


Orange County Pet Events -
& Fun Things to do with your Pets

The Kid's Pet Parade

Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for, The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child).

At Cooks Park. Corner of La Novia and Calle Arroyo in San Juan Capistrano al exhibit.


Pet Expo - Costa Mesa

A giant animal entertainment and education festival. It's the largest pet and pet product expo in the world. Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, miniature horses and more. There will also be pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts. It is presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care. Please do not bring your pets.

Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa





Pet Training

Armenta Pet Academy
Laguna Niguel
For all your Dog Training Needs

Armenta Pet Academy can help you get quick results with housebreaking digging, chewing, barking, mouthing and more. We have a personalized program for your needs, and can help you with puppy problem solving, obedience, trauma support, tricks and performance, socialization and more. Experienced dog trainers, we come to your home where we can change your pet's behavior and your family happiness! Also available for pet sitting, walking, pet transportation and all pet needs!

Now offering 50% off services for first time customers! For more information please call 949-433-0898


Pet Boarding in Orange County

Bed n Bones
San Juan Capistrano

Full-service dog boarding facility

Dogs boarded at Bed n Bones enjoy a property filled with giant eucalyptus trees where they can watch wildlife, dig holes, with plenty of room to run & play. Since dogs are pack animals and like being able to see their friends, each dog sleeps in their own 4x4x5' area where they are placed near a dog they got along with that day. During the day, dogs are kept in 5 play yards where they are divided by size, play styles and energy level.

Crown Valley Animal Care Center - Laguna Niguel

In addition to quality veterinary medicine, the Crown Valley Animal Care Center has an outstanding 5-STAR PET HOTEL with luxurious accommodations and a 24-hour attendant on duty. Their Pet Hotel features individually decorated Dog Suites and Cat Suites with TVs in each suite area. While there's no place like home, this is as close as you can get.

Newport Center Animal Hospital and Pet Hotel Suites
Newport Beach

Providing the highest possible degree in pet care including veterinary services, boarding, and grooming and bathing. This outstanding 5-STAR PET HOTEL has luxurious accommodations and a 24-hour attendant on duty. Individually decorated Dog Suites and Cat Suites have TVs in most suites. The Dog suites are large individual rooms with windows, resting beds, pictures, mirrors and plants while the feline guests enjoy peaceful, deluxe private suites, many with outside window views.

Ortega Animal Care Center
San Juan Capistrano

When circumstances arise when you must board your pet - treat them to this luxurious Five-Star Pet Hotel located on Ortega Hwy, right off the 5 freeway. With luxurious accommodations and a 24-hour attendant on duty, Ortega Animal Care Center features individually decorated Dog Suites and Cat Suites with TVs in each suite area. While there's no place like home, they're as close as you can get!

Pet Grooming in Orange County

Crown Valley Animal Care Center
Laguna Niguel

Professional grooming and bathing services

Offering grooming or bathing 7 days a week. Their loving groomers and bathers pamper your pet with a relaxing bath massage, coat conditioner, pedicure and stimulating brushing. Or, treat your dog and cat to a day at our Spa for a beauty make-over that leaves him or her feeling great and smelling even better.

Newport Center Animal Hospital and Pet Hotel Suites
Newport Beach

Providing the highest possible degree in pet care including veterinary services, boarding, and grooming and bathing. Professional grooming or bathing is available 5 days a week, Mon-Sat. Loving groomers and bathers will pamper your pet with a relaxing bath massage, coat conditioner, pedicure and stimulating brushing. Treat your dog and cat to a day at our Spa for a beauty make-over that leaves him or her feeling great and smelling even better.

Pet Health Care

Capistrano Veterinary Clinic

31401 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
1/2 mile north of The Mission

Offering the very best medical care for the pet in your family. Known for their competence, compassion and service, this Capistrano Veterinary Clinic is a popular place for South Orange County pet owners.

Crown Valley Animal Care Center

Address: 28892 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 495-1123

The employees at Crown Valley Animal Care are proud to provide the highest quality veterinary care to meet your pet's needs.

Newport Center Animal Hospital and Pet Hotel Suites

1333 Avocado
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 644-5460

Through the latest technology of veterinary equipment and the most innovative implementation of boarding facilities, we are able to provide the most complete pet care services available. We have created an experience that will not only pamper your pets, but keep them in excellent care, as well.

Ortega Animal Care Center

Address: 27341 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 487-7600

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