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Greetings from The OC Dogumentary!

"A friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have"


Helping Dogs in Japan

Orange County's largest non-breed specific dog club, Desperate Paws of Orange County (DPOC), is spearheading an ambitious relief program designed to aid the pets displaced by the horrific chain of events in Japan. Dry cat/dog food, collars, leashes, and blankets are greatly needed. This is a collective endeavor enlisting Anaheim Feed and Pet Supply, Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill, Camp Bow Wow, Park Bench Cafe, Milo's Cafe, True Food for Dogs and the Friends of Orange County's Homeless Pets who have set up drop off bins at their locations.

World Vets International of Fargo, ND has agreed to partner with DPOC in shipping and distributing the items to strategic areas in Japan where the animals are in immediate need of food and medical attention. World Vets is a non-government agency which provides veterinary care and supplies to 25 countries world-wide.

For more information, please visit www.desperatepawsofocdogclub.org or call 877-215-7297.

ocdogfriendly is proud to have donated a portion of its 2010 income to D.A.W.G. Dedicated Animal Welfare Group which supports The Mission Viejo Animal Shelter. This shelter lovingly took in 8 orphaned dogs from The Laguna Beach Shelter who were treading water to stay alive on the night of the torrential rainpour in December.
On behalf of the animals we thank YOU!

How Pet Insurance Works


My pal Marley recently tore her ACL and required knee surgery. I am extremely thankful I purchased pet insurance a year ago for her. Here is some useful information on Pet Insurance from www.1800petinsurance.com

As is the case with a person’s insurance policy, things can quickly get complicated and hard to understand. Here we try to answer some common questions so that you can better make sense of the many pet insurance policies available.

1.What is the procedure for a claim?

Pet insurance is different to conventional insurance in that you will have to pay up front and then make a claim to be reimbursed.

2.How is reimbursement calculated?

Usually the insurance company will pay between 80% and 90% of a claim, but this is once you, as the pet’s owner, have met the coinsurance payment. The details will vary between each provider. There are also cases where the insurance company has a set table of fees, which are used to calculate what are called reasonable costs in your area.

3.Do the monthly premiums ever go up?

As with most insurance policies, yes they do. Sometimes the premium goes up as you make more claims, but on the whole costs of veterinary care are always on the rise and this is what drives up policy prices.

4.How are limits on payouts implemented?

Limits vary widely according to your particular policy as well as the insurance company itself. There can be limits for each illness, or annually, or even on the lifetime of the animal.

5.What is covered?

Health insurance for pets normally covers the cost of veterinary care as a result of emergencies and illnesses. This includes surgery, tests and medicine. Occasionally, the insurance company also covers the charge of an initial exam by the vet.

6.What is not included in a policy?

Almost every insurance provider in the United States and Canada excludes any condition which was deemed to be in existence before taking out the policy. Inherited or genetic conditions are usually not covered either. As with most insurance, an act of god such as a hurricane is not covered.

How are chronic conditions dealt with?

If a chronic condition arises in your pet, it will usually be covered until the end of your policy’s period. When it comes to renewing your policy, it may then be taken as pre existing and not covered any more. Policies which do cover these serious and ongoing conditions are often a lot more costly.

Go Green!

Eco friendly dog products are now widely available. From balls to beds to biodegradable poop bags, don't forget to do your part!

Visit SitStay.com today.

Dog Friendly
Feature Spotlight

Paaawz Pet Sitting
Specializing in Safe, Loving Animal Care Since 2007
(949) 298-4444

Coverage Area:
Happily servicing South Trabuco Canyon, Coto de Caza, Los Flores, Ladera Ranch and many surrounding neighborhoods

Bonded and Insured, PetTech CPR & First Aid Certified, Member Pet Sitters International, Family owned and operated since 2007

Fine, fun, and often furry photography . . . Lisa Scarsi takes an artistic approach to create images of your dog, cat or horse. Using a mix of lighting and photographic techniques, Lisa captures the essence of your pet. Clients rave about her talent, patience and dedication to animals. With every session, art is created and family heirlooms are made.

In addiition to offering a range of print products, the studio offers gallery wrapped canvas art, custom designed greeting cards, custom albums, designer bags, jewelry and many other items.

Lisa Scarsi Photography
(714) 255-1382

Pet Insurance Comparison

Knowing you are covered for the best care available to your pet makes visiting your veterinarian a far less stressful situation. 1800petinsurance.com is your easiest, most comprehensive guide for comparing pet insurance companies and plans so that you can confidently choose the best coverage for your budget and your pet's specific needs.

At 1800petinsurance.com, you will find all the information you need to know about pet insurance, access to the best insurance providers available, and testimonials from actual customers to help you make the decision that is right for you and your pet. Simple, comprehensive descriptions make it even easier:

Pet Insurance 101
A Guide to Making a Claim
Hints and Tips On How To Save
Advice On How To Select a Pet Insurance Provider

At 1800petinsurance.com our mission is to make choosing the perfect pet insurance easy and affordable by providing you with detailed information on companies, plans, pricing and why buying pet insurance could be right for you and your best friend.

Please note that 1800petinsurance.com is not owned or controlled by any pet insurance company. We are a pet insurance comparison and review website designed to provide pet owners with the information they need to make their own decisions regarding pet insurance.

Get a free quote today at 1800petinsurance.com

2Dawg Nite
Experienced In-Home Pet Care Since 1994


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

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.

Vaccination Station

Vaccination Station offers low cost, high quality vaccinations for dogs and cats. You do not have to sacrifice high quality service to save money.

No vet visit fees, disposal fees or multiple pet fees EVER. Vaccination Station does NOT promote over vaccination and do NOT bundle vaccines together. The menu is ala carte.

Please visit Vaccination Station at www.valuepetrx.com for dates, times, locations and prices. All the vaccine descriptions are posted on the website as well. Microchips are only $15 including a lifetime registration!!

The Vaccination Station offers heartworm testing and preventatives as well as Frontline Plus, the #1 recommended Flea and Tick product.

Vaccination Station clinics are staffed by California licensed and insured Veterinarians and all the members of the staff are eager to make your vaccination experience fast, fun and stress free.


Dog Friendly Events

Thursday, March 17th

Sideshow Shenanigans - Murder, Mystery & Mayhem, Old Time Western Melodrama
Benefiting the Ark of San Juan Companion Animal Rescue

Reception 7:15, Showtime 8:00pm

Tickets $30

Camino Real Playhouse
31776 Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675



Saturday & Sunday March 19th - 20th

3rd Annual Spring Pet Days at The OC Marketplace

7:00am to 4:00pm

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 2011 Spring Event Flyer


Saturday, March 26th

Rancho Santa Margarita's 5th Annual Dog Day Afternoon

1 pm - 4pm

Solana Park
21601 Via Regressos
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92668

Bring your dog, family, camera and some cash for a great afternoon of family fun!

Most Beautiful Dog Contest
Ugly Dog Contest
Dog Talent Contest
Dog/Master Look-a-Like Contest
Dog Costume Contest

(Contests are for SAMLARC residents and their pets only)

Agility Course & Demonstrations

Visit with local Dog Business Vendor Booths


Fun Food Vendors

DOG & CAT LOW COST VACCINES AND AVID MICRO CHIPS PROVIDED by Southern California Veterinary Vaccine Clinic - CASH ONLY!


Saturday, March 27th

Dawg Walk, Ask the Trainer & Continental Breakfast

Fashion Island
865 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA

10:00am to 11:00am

Join us for a walk around Fashion Island Mall! Trainer Esther Horn will be available for tips on pulling & any other training needs. Meet us back at the store after for a continental breakfast & treats for your pooch!



Saturday, April 9th

3rd 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



Saturday, April 9th

Second Saturday San Juan Capistrano Art Fair

Showcasing 70 talented artists, craftspeople and musicians from across Southern California. Visit The Ark of San Juan in booth #422!



Sunday, April 10th

Woofstock" Fundraising Event
Benefiting the Ark of San Juan

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

South Shores Church
32712 Crown Valley Parkway
Monarch Beach, CA 92629


Friday - Sunday, April 15th - 17th

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 24th

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. Sociable pets welcome!

Call 949-494-6044


Best Bully Sticks


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

What's New

New Dog Friendly Restaurants!

Milos Café - American
26771 Rancho Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 900-6660

Opening March 12th, extremely dog friendly patio!

Dana Point Dog Fun Zones
Visit 5 Dog Fun Zones in Dana Point!

Dog Parks

In Loving Memory

Fade, Murphy & Pollie

Beautiful spirits who brought so much joy...we miss you dearly.

Quotes from the Dog Pound

"No wonder some societies worship them. I am not saying that I think my Dog is God, however she is the closest to Heaven I have even been to here on Earth. :-)"

-- Debra Jo Chiapuzio

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

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Paige & Marley
The OC Dogumentary

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