Endless Summer

In Search of the Perfect Wag...

Greetings from The OC Dogumentary!

Summer heats up with some great dog friendly events on their way! Don't miss SurfinPaws Surfing Dog Jam at Huntington Dog Beach on July 11th...watch over 45 dogs hang ten while raising money for The Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...details below!

Summer Dog Friendly Concerts

Our 2010 Dog Friendly Summer Concert Schedule is here!! Some great shows this year, don't forget to provide plenty of shade & water for your pups. And of course, have a fabulous time...these shows are free!

Summer Concert Schedule

The Heat is On...

Keep Your Pets Cool during the Summer Heat

The Humane Society of the United States offers reminders for pet owners to protect their pets during summer heatwaves:

Never leave your pets in a parked car.
On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85 degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within ten minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees.

Shade and water are a must.
Anytime your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun (a doghouse does not provide relief from heat) and plenty of fresh, cool water. Heat stroke can be fatal for pets as well as people.

Limit exercise on hot days.
Take care when exercising your pet. Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws.

Recognize the signs of heatstroke.
In case of an emergency, it's important to be able to identify the symptoms of heat stress caused by exposure to extreme temperatures. When in doubt, contact your veterinarian immediately. Some signs of heatstroke are: heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, restlessness, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, and unconsciousness. If the animal shows symptoms of heatstroke, take steps immediately to gradually lower her body temperature and contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Follow these tips, and it could save her life:

• Move the animal into the shade or an air-conditioned area.
• Apply ice packs or cold towels to her head, neck and chest or run cool (not cold) water over her.
• Let her drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes.
• Take her directly to a veterinarian.

Homemade Summer Treats


Pupcicles - Doggie Ice Cream Recipe

2 cups low salt beef or chicken broth
2/3 cup water
2 or 3 ice cube trays
Small rawhide sticks

Mix water with beef or chicken broth and pour into ice cube trays (bone shaped is fun!) Place in freezer and serve cold. Add a rawhide stick halfway through the freezing. This recipe is quick, easy, and fun. It's probably best to serve this dish outside.

Doggie Ice Cream

Source: www.bone-a-fido.com

2 cups vanilla yogurt (or plain low-fat)
Mashed bananas
2 tablespoons honey

Mix ingredients and freeze in ice cube tray. Voila...sweet, cool bite-size treats for your pooch!

Dog Friendly
Feature Spotlight

Trendy Tucker
Quality dog products for the modern dog

Trendytucker.com specializes in customized dog accessories for the modern dog with a big personality. As the owner of a dog that demands to be noticed, we hope that you have fun browsing for products that make your best friend shine!

Visit their website at www.trendytucker.com to find a beautiful personalized gift.

Homemade Doggy Dinners
All Natural Dog Food & Treats

Homemade Doggy Dinners are a homemade, frozen dog food made with a mixture of 100% All Natural, Human Quality, Ground Turkey, Chicken Livers, White & Brown Rice, Vegetables, Oatmeal, Flaxseed Meal, Chicken Stock, Fresh Organic Herbs,and Vitamins, All from the USA. Doggy Dinners are fully cooked, scooped into individual servings & frozen to preserve the freshness.

Homemade Doggy Dinners is the answer to feeding your dog fresh, real, healthy pet food, without the hassle of making homemade dog food yourself. We have created a healthy dog food, nutritionally balanced with specially selected, 100% human quality ingredients to ensure your dog’s health & well-being.

We freeze our Doggy Dinners into individual serving scoops & place 15 frozen servings into a 64 ounce freezer safe bin. This makes it very easy to take out 1 or 2 servings at a time & store the bin in the freezer. Shipped nationwide!

Visit their website at www.homemadedoggydinners.com

Melissa Palomo Photography
A Pet & People Photographer

Melissa Palomo is a pet & people photographer in Southern California. She works in on location in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, and throughout Riverside County. Studio photography is available in our Old Town Temecula studio.

Visit her website at www.melissapalomo.com to view her beautiful gallery.

June/July Dog Friendly Events

Saturday, June 5th

L'Hirondelle Patio Party 14th Annual Chardonnay & Friends

$45 per person donation. Bring your well behaved dog or a friend, doggie biscuits for each doggie attending.

Location: San Juan Capistrano

Contact Pamela at tommytrotter@att.net or Kathleen at shoregirl47@sbcglobal.net.

Proceeds to off set the medical costs for the abandoned and lost animals at the San Clemente Dana Point Shelter



Sunday, June 6th

4th Annual Orange County Super Pet Adoption Event

Irvine Animal Care Center
6443 Oak Canyon Road
Irvine, California 92618

10:00am - 5:00pm

About 40 pet rescue groups and shelters will bring more than 500 homeless animals for adoption, including lots of puppies and kittens. Vladae "The Russian Dog Wizard" will be the celebrity guest trainer and will be giving behavior demonstrations and offering free training advice. There will be a great silent auction, including an Event Suite package for 24 to a King's game at the Staples Center, valued at $2,400. There will also be food, vendors, discount microchips, a raffle, and an "Ask the Vet" booth. Snoopy, the official greeter, will be giving away discount coupons to Knott's Berry Farm.

For more info visit: www.irvineshelter.org

2010 Super Adoption Event Flyer


Sunday, June 6th

2010 Orange County Vision Walk

Cal State Fullerton
Titan Sports Complex Field
State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92931

Registration: 9:00 a.m.
Walk Start: 10:00 a.m.

VISIONWALK is a 5K walk-a-thon fundraising program of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The Walk is a fun dog friendly event filled with entertainment, bounce houses, face painters and refreshments! Not to mention a great walk around beautiful Hicks Canyon Park! So gather your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors and join FFB and our mission to prevent, treat and cure retinal degenerative diseases. Together, a cure is in sight!

Dogs welcome!



Sunday, June 6th

The Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cookoff
El Camino Real & W Main Street
Tustin, CA 92780

Come and meet GSROC (German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County) at this 26th annual dog friendly event featuring the Chili Cookoff, craft booths, food vendors, kids karnival, entertainment and more. GSROC will have wonderful dogs available for adoption and great merchandise for sale.

11:00am to 6:00pm



Saturday, June 12th

Basset Hound Rescue of Southern California's 13th Annual Spring Games

10:00am to 3:00pm

Arcadia Park
Corner of Santa Anita & Huntington Drives
Arcadia, CA 91006

Basset Boxer Relay - a relay race in teams of Bassets with owners
Tail Wag Off
Kissing Contest
Drooling Contest
Raffle Drawings
Introduction of BHRSC Rescues - success stories and fosters
Synchronized Swimming (a timed event where you try to persuade your Basset to enter & cross the pool)
Basset Beauty Contest - judged by children (12 & under)
Marathon Napping



Thursday, June 24th

San Clemente Art Walk

Downtown San Clemente comes alive with local artists and live music! This is a collaborative dog friendly event between the San Clemente Art Association, the City of San Clemente and the Downtown Business Association.

The Art Walk is held from 6pm - 9pm on the LAST THURSDAY of the month from MAY - SEPTEMBER.


Saturday, June 26th

2010 DAWG Walk, Pet Faire & Pancake Breakfast

7am to noon

The Village Green
(at the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center)
24932 Veterans Way (off La Paz Rd.)
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Leash up your favorite dog to join the fun and festivities at the fields by the Potocki Conference Center, with a scenic walk on the beautiful Oso Creek Trail.

This annual dog friendly event benefits D.A.W.G., Dedicated Animal Welfare Group and the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter

For more information visit www.dawg.org

View the brochure


Thursday, July 1st

Laguna Beach's First Thursdays Artwalk

Join member galleries throughout Laguna Beach on the First Thursday of EVERY month from 6 - 9 p.m. for a festive cultural evening.

Many galleries are pet friendly!


Saturday, July 3rd

Lake Forest July 4th Parade

Bring your family, friends, and of course your pooch to one of Orange County's fabulous pet friendly events!

Parade starts at 10:00am at the corner of Toledo Way & Ridge Route (in front of El Toro High School) and ends at the corner of Lake Forest Drive & Serrano Way (Heritage Hill Historical Park).


Sunday, July 11th

SurfinPaws Surfing Dog Jam HB

Surfing event...all dogs welcome! All profits go to the OCSPCA

9am to 10pm

Huntington Dog Beach
Huntington Beach, CA 92648



Saturday, July 17th

Canine Angel Service Team's 3rd Annual Walk with the Angels

Dog Walk & Family Fun Day!

Central Park
6630 Lake View Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

9am to 1pm
Walk starts at 10am, rain or shine



Sunday, July 25th

Paws for a Cause 5k, 5k Dog Run & 1k Kids Fun Run

Mile Square Park
Fountain Valley, California

6:30am registration

Event Features Include:

• 5K Run
• 5K Dog Run/Walk
• 1K Kids Fun Run
• Dog Costume Contest with great Prizes
• Community Expo with Entertainment
• Ziba Pledge Contest with great Prizes
• Live Music
• Agility, Flyball and Frisbee Dog Demonstrations

6:30 AM Registration & Vendor Booths open & Turn in Pledge Money

7:45 AM Opening Ceremonies with Live Music

8:00 AM 5K, 5K Dog Run/Walk Start

9:30 AM 1K Kids Fun Run Start

10:00 AM Dog Costume Contest

9:00 – 11:30 AM Finish Line Festivities, Raffle and Opportunity Drawing, Awards Presentation

For more information visit www.pawsforcauseoc.org


Thursday, July 29th

San Clemente Art Walk

Downtown San Clemente comes alive with local artists and live music! This is a collaborative event between the San Clemente Art Association, the City of San Clemente and the Downtown Business Association.

The Art Walk is held from 6pm - 9pm on the LAST THURSDAY of the month from MAY - SEPTEMBER.

Pets Best Insurance

Best Bully Sticks


Our favorite bully sticks...made from free range, grass fed bulls at a fantastic price!

Spotlight Photo

Thatcher, a Dawg~Ma Companion Care client, licking his chops :)

Quotes from the Dog Pound

"Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more."

-- Edwin Way Teale

"Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits."

--William Hazlitt

Thank you for reading our June issue of The OC Dogumentary.

We wish you are your pals a fabulous summer & hope you find the perfect wag! :)

Paige & Marley
The OC Dogumentary

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