Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from The OC Dogumentary!

We are proud to feature Operation Santa Paws, benefiting our local animal shelters and rescues.

DURING THE 2008 HOLIDAY season extra help is needed for the thousands of abused and abandoned animals in the care of local animal shelters and rescues all over the world. One local grassroots organization from Long Beach, Calif., "Operation Santa Paws," is helping by spearheading a canine/feline toy/treat drive to benefit less-fortunate pets this season.

Justin Rudd, organizer of this annual holiday effort that started in 2001, is encouraging animal lovers to purchase a new dog or cat toy, treat or supply to drop-off/donate at one of the locations listed below that will be delivered in time for Christmas to shelters and rescues.

Operation Santa Paws

Wish List

NOTE: Because of safety and/or housekeeping concerns, stuffed toys, tennis balls, rawhide items and pig ears can not be accepted.

• Durable puppy/dog toy, such as indestructible Ball, Nylabone, Kong, Booda, Gumabones, Velva or Best Ball brand toys

• Pup-Peroni, soft Milk Bones or other soft jerky type dog treats

• Dog and cat shampoo

• Dry puppy food

• Dry and canned kitten food

• Large and medium food/water bowls

• Durable kitten/cat toys

• Cardboard serving trays for use as litter boxes (available for purchase at Smart & Final)

• Plug-in, or durable stand-alone electric or battery-operated scent/aromatherapy machines

• Heating pads for infant animals

• Cleaning/kitchen supplies and air freshener spray, kennel cleaning supplies

• Scrub brushes, rubber curry brushes, mops, brooms, heavy-duty water hoses

• Laundry detergent, dishwashing gloves, baking soda, bleach, paper towels

• Plastic aprons or smocks

• Blankets, bath towels (used or new)

• 6' nylon dog leashes

• Flannel baby blankets for kittens

• Paper towels & bathroom tissue

• Top-loading cat carriers

• Pet supply and home improvement store gift cards

• Cardboard cat scratchers

• Ziplock food storage bags, all sizes

• 33 and 13 gallon trash bags

• Liquid hand soap

• Bleach

• Dish washing detergent

• Laundry detergent

• Polaroid 600 film

• Postage stamps

• Office supplies: dry erase board markers copy paper, envelopes, etc.

• Donations for our special needs and veterinary bills

• Dog and cat sponsorships

• Foster homes for adult cats

• Forever homes for cats and dogs

• Gift cards to retail pet supply or home improvement stores (i.e. Petco, PetsMart, Target, Wal Mart, Rite Aid, Smart & Final) can be mailed to Santa Paws, 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, CA 90803

• Financial contributions checks payable/mailed to Santa Paws, 5209 E. The Toledo #1, Long Beach, CA 90803

Donation Box Locations for Orange County, California

Airport Irvine Animal Hospital – Irvine
1206 SE Bristol St. (just south of THE LAB & next door to ACAPULCO) (714) 754-1033

Albus Keefe & Assoc., Inc. – Anaheim
1011 N Armando St., 92806, 714.630.1626

Animal Dermatology Clinic – Tustin
2965 Edinger Ave., 92780, 949.-936.0066

Arroyo Elementary - North Tustin
11112 Coronel Rd., 92705

Cantoni Furniture – Irvine
8650 Research Dr., 92618, 949.585.9191

Chateau le Pooch – Brea
391 S State College Blvd. Ste: O, 92821, 714.482.0452

Coast Pet Supply - Laguna Beach
880 N. Coast Hwy; 92651, 949.497.6580

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf - Seal Beach
347 Main St., Suite A @ PCH, 90740; 562.596.4006

Consolidated Design West – Anaheim
1245 S. Lewis St., 92805

Dermfx - Sunset Beach
16501 Pacific Coast Hwy. (across from Peter's Landing)

Kadan Martial Arts - Garden Grove
11948 Valley View Ave., 92845

Pet Supply - Fountain Valley
18551 Brookhurst St., 1.800.600.PETS

Office of Denise E. Davis – Tustin
17772 Irvine Blvd. (@ Prospect) Suite 202, 714.544.9655

Moulton Animal Hospital - Laguna Niguel
27261-1 La Paz Rd., 92677, 949.831.7297

Morris Advertising - Santa Ana
161 City Place Dr., 92705; 949.833.2142
Los Alamitos Animal Hospital - Los Alamitos
4102 Katella Ave., 90720; 562.431.6925

L.A. Hair - Los Alamitos
4370 Katella Ave., (Katella Deli Shopping Center), 562.594.8783

PetCo - Costa Mesa
1815 Newport Blvd., 92627, 949.722.6316

Pacific Marine Mammal Center - Laguna Beach
20612 Laguna Canyon Rd., 92651, 949.494.3050, Open 7 days, 8-4 p.m.

Pet Hospital – Orange
3411 E. Chapman, 92869, 714.771.3261

Orange Co. Song & Dance Co. – Westminster
5860 Westminster Blvd., 92683, 714.897.4475

Seal Beach LaunderPet - Seal Beach
318 Main St., 90740, 562.430.7196

StarDogs Daycare - Huntington Beach
17661 Beach Blvd., 92647; 714.375.1234

Sun Newspaper - Seal Beach
216 Main St., 90740, 562.430.7555

Talbert Middle School - Hunt. Beach
9101 Brabham Dr., 92646, 714 378 4223

The Spot - Seal Beach
600 Pacific Coast Hwy. #106, 90740

UPS Store - Laguna Woods
24310 Moulton Pkwy., Ste. O, 92637, 949.855.8906

W. Woodruff Hair Design - Seal Beach
139 Main St., 90740, 562.596.0378

Weaver Elementary - Los Alamitos
11872 Wembley Rd., 90720

Wild Oats Market - Laguna Beach
283 Broadway St., 92651, 949.376.7888

Yorba Regional Animal Hospital – Anaheim
8290 E. Crystal Dr., 92807

For more information or other drop box locations, please visit www.santapaws.info

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December Dog Friendly Events

Thursday, December 4th

Muttropols' Holiday Open House and Pet Portraits

We appreciate you! Please join us for a fun customer appreciation event and holiday pet portraits with professional photographer Patricia Marin. Champagne, cider, and tray passed treats for doggies and humans will be served at this pet friendly event!

4pm to 8pm

Muttropolis Newport Beach
Fashion Island Mall
865 Newport Center Drive

Thursday, December 4th

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 allow your pooch to peruse their artwork, making this a great pet friendly event!


Friday, December 5th

Laguna Beach's 52nd Annual Hospitality Night

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce celebrates its 51st annual “Hospitality Night,” when Forest Avenue is cordoned off and shops stay open until 9 p.m. to welcome holiday revelers. Don't miss one of Laguna Beach's best pet friendly events!

Santa Claus will light up the historic pepper tree in front of Laguna Beach City Hall at 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 6th

Bark and Sniff Boutique Sidewalk Sale

10am to 3pm

Join the Bark and Sniff Boutique, neighboring shops and restaurants in Laguna Beach for their first annual sidewalk sale. Over 27 shops are participating at this pet friendly event!

Saturday, December 6th

Neighborhood Congregational Church of Laguna Beach Blessing of the Animals

NCC’s Annual Blessing of the Animals will be held in NCC’s Gregory Courtyard on Saturday, December 6th, at 2 PM. This much-anticipated Laguna Beach event will feature the traditional blessing of pets by the new senior Minister the Rev. B.J. Beu, assisted by Certificate of Ministry Studies graduate Ruth Ann Krisa, who is the event coordinator.

Professional pet photography and an array of pet supplies and services will be featured. Proceeds benefit the ARK of San Juan Capistrano.

Neighborhood Congregational Church
340 St. Ann's Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949 494-8061

Sunday, December 7th

The Pet Rescue Center’s Holiday Open House

Alicia Pet Care Center and The Pet Rescue Center Open Holiday Open House and Fundraiser! 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Come down and celebrate our new facility with us at a great pet friendly event. There will be pictures with Santa for pets and families, tours of the facility, interactive educational booths, food, face painting, balloons, and much more fun! Proceeds will benefit The Pet Rescue Center.

25800 Jeronimo Road, Suite 100
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 768-1313


Sunday, December 7th

Corona del Mar’s Annual Christmas Walk & Festival

The 30th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk & Festival is one of the oldest special events the Chamber is proud to present. It is absolutely a can't miss pet friendly event filled with holiday festivities for family, friends & associates. Each year the Walk brings together thousands of fun-loving people into the Village of Corona del Mar for entertainment, food, prizes and games in true holiday spirit. Complete with High School bands, Fireman's BBQ, carolers, bouncy houses, Santa Visits restaurant tasting & a grand opportunity drawing full of local prizes. The merchants of Corona del Mar invite you and your pooch to visit the village and their individual businesses on this spectacular day!

FREE to the public
December 7th, 2008 11:00AM - 4:00PM
(949) 673-4050

Sunday, December 7th & 14th

Santa Paws Photos
Benefiting RUFF (Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends)

11am to 4pm

26761 Aliso Creek Road
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 643-2285

Bring your pets and your kids, too
Meet Santa and have your photo taken with him
Come join RUFF at our annual Santa Paws pet friendly event!

Sunday, December 7th

A Home for the Holidays
Irvine Animal Care Center Adoption Event

10am to 3pm

Irvine Animal Care Center
6443 Oak Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 724-7741

Give the greatest gift of all this Holiday Season...a home and a future to a homeless pet!

The Irvine Animal Care Center is excited to host its second annual Home for the Holidays adoption event. More than 20 rescue groups will bring about 500 homeless dogs, cats & rabbits. Santa Claus will also be available for photos with children and pets. There will be vendors, food, a raffle, bake sale & much more. It will be a fun and festive pet friendly event for the entire family!

View the flyer _______________________________________________________________________

Saturday, December 13th and Sunday, December 14th

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Long Beach Convention Center
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

Doggone Good Time in Long Beach

Coats groomed, nails trimmed and gaits perfected, thousands of dogs from around the country and the world come together to compete in one of America's most prestigious dog shows. Long Beach plays host to three highly anticipated events on Dec. 13-14: the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, AKC Agility Invitational and AKC Obedience Invitational. This high-profile dog show features invitees from the country's top-25 dogs in each AKC-recognized breed. Invitations to dogs are based on breed points accumulated over a year’s time.

The Long Beach Convention Center will be bustling with plenty of fun for the entire family. Throughout both days and evenings – Dec. 13-14 – canines and active competitions will be taking place, so don’t miss out on the fun. Visit www.AKC.org for a complete show schedule.

December 17th - 21st

100th Annual Newport Harbor Boat Parade

California's largest and one of the nation's most well established Holiday boat parades...the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat parade. The boat parade sees over 100 illuminated vessels cruise through the harbor of Newport Beach, CA. Bring your pups to this beautiful pet friendly event and enjoy a walk around Balboa Island where you'll also enjoy the Ring of Lights waterfront home and business decorating competition.

When: December 17th - 21st, nightly at 6:30pm
Where: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island
Price: Free!

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Thank you for reading our December issue of The OC Dogumentary...we wish you a magical holiday season together :)

Paige & Marley
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