Operation Santa Paws!

Happy Holidays from The OC Dogumentary!

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

DURING THE 2007 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

Orange County Donation Box Locations

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

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

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 on Operation Santa Paws or for donation locations outside of Orange County, please

follow this link



Last month we brought attention to the sad issue of puppy mills across the country. The following story was recently featured on the NBC news:

December 11th, 2007

LOS ANGELES—An investigation of Pets of Bel Air, an upscale pet boutique on the edge of Beverly Hills, reveals that employees have routinely deceived customers by falsely claiming that all puppies sold at the store, which is frequented by Hollywood celebrities, are raised by private breeders and that they don’t use puppy mills.

In fact, HSUS investigators uncovered evidence that many of the puppies sold at Pets of Bel Air come from puppy mills in the Midwest—factory-like operations where the dogs are kept in barren cages and treated like production machines.

We are happy to see this issue getting the attention it deserves. For more information on the fight against puppy mills, please visit

www.stoppuppymills.org


Visit the Animal Rescue Site! Your click provides food for rescued animals in shelters:

The Animal Rescue Site

December Dog Friendly Events


December 12th - December 16th

99th Annual Newport Harbor Holiday Boat Parade
California's largest and one of the nation's most well -established Holiday boat parade, Newport Harbor Christmas Boat parade. The boat parade sees over 100 illuminated vessels cruise through the harbor of Newport Beach, CA. Bring your pals and enjoy a walk around Balboa Island where you'll also enjoy the Ring of Lights waterfront home and business decorating competition.

When: Wednesday, December 12-16, 2007 nightly at 6:30pm
Where: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island
Price: Free!


Sunday, December 16th

A Home for the Holidays
Irvine Animal Care Center's 1st Annual Adoption Event

Time:10am to 5pm
Location: 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 first annual Home for the Holidays adoption event. We are looking for wonderful, forever homes for our 60+ dogs and more than 200 cats, and will be offering special rates for the event. Also, several other local rescue groups will be bringing an additional 75 dogs and puppies. Santa Claus will also be available for photos with children and pets. There will be vendors, food, and our great pet toy booth too. It will be a fun and festive day for the entire family. We look forward to seeing you!

Yappy Hour Wednesdays!
Noah’s Essentials & The Cliff Restaurant
577 S Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm (weather permitting)

Enjoy ½ price wine and appetizers at The Cliff while your pal samples free gourmet dishes from Noah’s such as lamb stew and turkey meatloaf…a beautiful Laguna Beach sunset makes this a yappy hour not to be missed!

Thursday, January 3rd

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

Photo of the Month - Doggie Backpack!



Jokes from the Dog Pound




Thank you for reading this December issue of The OC Dogumentary. Don't forget to find a Santa Paws Donation Box Location near you...a furry friend in need will thank you for it.

We wish you and your four-legged friends a magical holiday season together!

Paige & Marley
The OC Dogumentary
www.ocdogfriendly.com
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