Stop to Smell the Flowers

Greetings from The OC Dogumentary!

Greetings from The OC Dogumentary! Although spring blooms have arrived 'Stop and smell the flowers' is a saying that is really not related to flowers at all. It is a reminder, a message, for each of stop rushing, stop working late, stop and enjoy the day, the moment and the minute.

So we remind you to celebrate every moment you have with your faithful furry friends. Here are some tips for giving your pooch some quality pup time.

Give Your Dog a Massage

Deep massage on dogs requires knowledge of anatomy and should be performed only by a trained and certified practitioner but there's no reason you can't give your pet a light, relaxing rubdown right at home.

Have your dog lie on a soft, firm surface such as a rug, although very small dogs can be done sitting or crouching on your lap. Start with several soft, slow strokes from head to tail. When your dog begins to relax, scratch gently behind the ears, moving to the cheeks, under the chin, over the nose, between the eyes and over the head. Rub each ear several times between your thumb and forefinger, working from base to tip.

Using three fingers, move slowly over the neck, shoulders, and chest in small, circular patterns, gently pinching folds of any loose skin in these areas. Lightly squeeze down the length of each foreleg, then place three fingers on each side of the leg and softly rub opposite directions several times. If your dog is comfortable with having his feet handled, use your thumb and forefinger and give each foot a couple of soft squeezes. This is a good time to look out for any burrs, ticks, or skin abnormalities. Use common sense in avoiding wounds, lumps, rashes or any sore spots.

The second phase of the massage can include placing your thumb and index finger on each side of the spine and 'walking' them toward the base of the tail, and then the outside of each thigh. You may also squeeze the length of the tail and move down the rear legs in the same way as on the front legs, if your dog doesn't protest. If at any point, your dog resists, respect his wish and move to the last area or technique he enjoyed. Finish up with several soft, slow strokes from head to tail.

Remember, deep massage should be done only by a trained and certified practitioner so it's very important to always keep your home massage light and gentle. When you finish, your dog will most likely be snoozing peacefully and you may be surprised to find your own tensions melted away as well.

Bake her Homemade Doggie Treats

Chick N' Biscuits

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cornmeal or cream of wheat
1 tablespoon soft butter

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine chicken, broth and butter and blend well.
Add flour and cornmeal (or cream of wheat). Knead dough into a ball and roll to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch sized cookies. pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Makes 18 cookies.

Bacon Bites

6 Slices Bacon (cooked and crumbled)
4 Eggs (Beaten)
1/8 cup Oil
1 C. Water
1/2 C. Powdered Milk
2 C. Flour
2 1/2 C. Wheat Germ

Directions: Preheat oven 350 degrees. Combine ingredients in a medium bowl. Shape into balls and drop onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 15 min and leave in oven overnight to harden.

3-4 Dozen
These can be frozen as well.

Take him everywhere you go!

The #1 goal behind ocdogfriendly!

We hope our site allows you to spend quality time with your pooch.

Don't forget to visit our Restaurant pages where you can wine & dine with your four-legged friend, spend the day exploring a new Dog friendly Park or take them Doggie Shopping...a new adventure is a dog's dream come true!

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Fetch & Throws
Personalized Throws from your best photo
(949) 466-8820

Fetch & Throws create a personalized and beautifully detailed photo throw from your best photo. Using the latest production technology, Fetch&Throws weaves any picture or photographic image directly into a high-resolution blanket.

Fetch & Throws photo blankets are designed to be used and washed, your photo is woven into the blanket using different colored heavyweight Amilux yarn - this is not a transfer process. They are machine-washable and dryable on a cool setting, and soft to sleep with as well as making a great wall hanging.

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2 Dawg Nite
Experienced In-Home Pet Care Services since 1994
(949) 515-4222

Coverage Area:
Costa Mesa, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, Irvine, Newport Bluff, Huntington Beach

Licensed, bonded & insured; Family owned & operated; Caring for all common pets, exotic pets & livestock; Member Pet Sitters Association, LLC, U.S. Humane Society. Certifications: Vet Technician, Pet First Aid, Pet CPR, Pet Holistic Care, and Pet Nutrition.

April/May Dog Friendly Events

Friday - Sunday, April 16th - 18th

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.


Sunday, April 18th

Westie Rescue of Orange County's 2010 PAWS IN THE PARK PICNIC

Edison Park
21377 Magnolia
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Join us for our annual fun-filled picnic with over 100 Westies and their owners for Westie games, lure racing, bobbing for wieners, musical hoops, silent auction, raffle, awards, barbeque, and great vendors! The highlight our the event is our rescue parade where you will meet our rescued Westies and the families they adopted. Come out and support Westie Rescue of Orange County & Beyond at our spectacular fundraising event that supports our rescue organization.


Saturday, April 24th

Pet Project Foundation's
17th Annual Wag-a-Thon

(949) 595-8899

Dana Point Harbor Island
8:30am to 1:00pm

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 (sign up by April 20th)/$30 day of event admission fee includes t-shirt, goody bag, parking & refreshments.


Saturday, May 1st

2nd Annual Sup for a Pup
Sample Sale & Help So Cal's Dogs in Need
Benefiting A Wish for Animals

Kaenon Polarized
864 West 16th Street
Newport Beach, CA 92663

10:00am to 5:00pm

Pet Adoption - Get introduced to your next best friend
Raffles - Apparel, Stand Up Paddle board, Eyewear, Sandals & More
Food/Drink - Wahoo's Fish Tacos
Great deals on surf apparel, accessories & gear


Thursday, May 6th

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!


Thursday, May 27th

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.

Pets Best Insurance

Best Bully Sticks


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

Spotlight Photo

Marley playing ball in the snow on our way to beautiful Sedona, Arizona.

Visit our Getaways page to read more about this fantastic dog friendly getaway!

Quotes from the Dog Pound

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."

--George Elliott

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

Don’t forget to stop to smell the flowers with your faithful pal :)

Paige & Marley
The OC Dogumentary

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