Spring Fling

Greetings from The OC Dogumentary!

Spring has arrived with plenty of fun dog friendly events approaching! April marks Pet Days at The OC Marketplace, The Pet Expo and Dana Point's 16th Annual Wag-a-Thon, one of the best events of the year!

April also marks Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month sponsored by The ASPCA

Foods Potentially Harmful to Pets

A reminder about foods potentially poisonous to pets:

• Alcoholic beverages
• Apple seeds
• Apricot pits
• Avocados—toxic to birds, mice, rabbits, horses, cattle and dairy goats
• Cherry pits
• Candy (particularly chocolate, which is toxic to dogs, cats & ferrets, & any candy containing Xylitol)
• Coffee (grounds, beans, chocolate covered espresso beans)
• Grapes
• Hops (used in home beer brewing)
• Macadamia nuts
• Moldy foods
• Mushroom plants
• Mustard seeds
• Onions and onion powder
• Peach pits
• Potato leaves and stems (green parts)
• Raisins
• Rhubarb leaves
• Salt
• Tea (caffeine)
• Tomato leaves and stems (green parts)
• Walnuts
• Yeast dough

Dog Friendly
Feature Spotlight

Lisa the Critter Siter

Lisa the Critter-Sitter
Dog Walker, Pet and House Sitter
Specializing in safe, loving animal care
(949) 292-6572

Bonded and Insured, PSI Member, PetTech Animal CPR & First Aid Certified

Coverage Area:
Wagon Wheel, South Trabuco Canyon, South Coto De Caza, Las Flores, Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, South Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel and some surrounding areas.

"A dog is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows old and who therefore is available to love and be loved."

Creature Comfort's Dentistry

Non-Anesthetic Teeth Cleaning for Dogs & Cats!

Creature Comfort's Dentistry
Lindsey Allen
(888) 401-4840

Serving all of Orange County – In home cleaning available!

The signature of Creature Comfort's Dentistry’s vision is to provide superior oral care for your pets and to educate pet owners how important it is for the overall health of your pet. Since 2004 Creature Comfort has provided anesthesia free dental care for dogs and cats and has established solid reputations with many animal care facilities. Creature Comfort’s Dentistry offers in-home cleaning for those who want their pet’s teeth cleaned in the comfort of your own home.
Set up an appointment today!

Off Leash Beach in Laguna?

A December article in The Laguna Beach Independent raised the question of whether the community feels there is the need for a local off leash dog beach. Laguna Beach residents Kenneth Vick and Nicole Smith decided to take action and started a petition for a leash-free beach in Laguna on line at:


Follow this link to read the full Laguna Beach Independent article

April/May Dog Friendly Events

Saturday & Sunday, April 4th & 5th

Pet Days at The OC Marketplace
Presented by The Animal Assistance League of Orange County

Pet Wellness Information
Spay & Neuter Information
Specialty Rescue Groups
Pet Related Vendors
And much more!

This event will be held during the weekend swap meet at The O.C. Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa

Please note: personal pets are not allowed at this event

View the flyer


Saturday, April 4th

Muttropolis' 2nd Annual Egg Hunt
Fashion Island
865 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA

10:00am to 1:00pm

Come sniff out our treat filled eggs! A few lucky pups will find the golden ones, which will include very special prizes!! Free Swizzle treat with any purchase throughout the day. The Egg Hunt will start at 10am.


Sunday, April 12th

RUFF Easter Champagne Brunch

This Easter, you can join RUFF, Rescuing Unwanted Furry Friends for a spectacular brunch held at Tivoli Too Restaurant in Laguna Beach

11am and 2pm
$35 for adults and $15 for children. Pets welcome!

Call 949-494-6044 for more information


Friday - Sunday, April 17th - 19th

Orange County Pet Expo

OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

The World's Largest Pet & Pet Product Expo - exhibitors include manufacturers, retailers, groomers, veterinarians, hobbyist groups, humane rescue organizations, humane societies, breeders, etc. Almost every kind of companion animal is on display and many are featured in educational demonstrations and seminars. Great shows of dogs, cats, birds, fish & reptiles.

Parking is free!

Hours: Friday, 10AM-6PM ; Saturday, 10AM-7PM; Sunday, 10AM-6PM General Admission - $12.00. Seniors 60 & over - $10.00. Children 6-12 - $6.00. 5 yrs and under free.
Unforunately pets are not allowed due to the large number of animals on exhibit.


Saturday, April 25th

Pet Project Foundation's
16th Annual Wag-a-Thon

(949) 595-8899

Join the Pet Project Foundation for a fun-filled day benefiting the San Clemente - Dana Point Animal Shelter where there's something for the whole family (two-legged and four-legged)!

This dog friendly event includes:
4K Walk around the harbor
"Best Pet Trick" & "Best Pet Costume" Contests
Celebrities & Shopping in the Bowser Bazaar

$25 in advance/$30 day of event admission fee includes t-shirt, goody bag, parking & refreshments.



Thursday, May 7th

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.

Most galleries are dog friendly!


Saturday, May 16th

Love Me, Love My Pet - Singles Mixer for Animal Lovers

Hosted by The Irvine Animal Care Center
(949) 724-7740


Wednesday, May 20th

2nd Annual Providing Shelter Benefit
Benefiting The Pet Rescue Center

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Tivoli Terrace
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

$75 per person if received May 7th or after

$65 per person if received on or before May 6th

FEATURING...Hors d'ouvres, Cocktails, Music & Good Cheer!

Music By: The Model Millionaires

Silent Auction Items & Gift Bags Representing Orange County’s Finest

Dress: Casual Chic

Join us for a celebration of all we have accomplished in our first year and the great expectations we have for our next year and beyond.

Help us reach our fundraising goal to eliminate euthanasia due to overpopulation through spay and neuter and successfully adopting rescues into loving homes!

For more information, directions & ticket info visit... www.thepetrescuecenter.org


Thursday, May 28th

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.

What's New

New Dog Friendly Restaurants

La Habra

Spotlight Photo

A playful pooch at RSM's 3rd Annual A Dog Day Afternoon

Quotes from the Dog Pound

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Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.
--Corey Ford


Thank you for reading our Spring issue of The OC Dogumentary...we hope you and your pals stop to smell the flowers :)

Paige & Marley
The OC Dogumentary

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