Marley and Me...Our Own Story

Paige and Marley

Little did I know that "Marley and Me" would come to have so much meaning in my life.

First it is a fantastic book written by John Grogan which I highly recommend (despite the inevitable shed of tears toward the end). For more information, please visit 

But Marley and Me also represents the theme and passion behind this website. ocdogfriendly was created out of the love for my litte border collie lab mix, Marley, rescued as a puppy from the Mission Viejo Animal Shelter in 2002. I was skeptical at first about adopting a dog as I worked in the corporate world at the time. Marley had to face some lonely alone time during the work week which broke my heart.

But thanks to Wags and Wiggles Dog Daycare in Rancho Santa Margarita, Marley soon enjoyed romping and playing ball 3 to 4 days a week, allowing some peace of mind while I was away at work. 

Paige and Marley cruising

But passion soon crept in; passion to spend time with Marley and to build a business and website which features dog friendly establishments in Orange County & beyond. So we set out to find the local spots where dog lovers and their pals can enjoy quality time together...a walk along the beach, an outdoor meal, a lakeside picnic, a cozy bed or maybe a fun-filled event around town.

I certainly didn't have web building experience but fortunately in doing my research I came across Solo Build It! (SBI)...web building tools which take care of submitting to search engines, keywords, brainstorming, profitability, hosting the site, my email account, etc., while I focus on writing content and taking photographs. Everything I needed for my web business, all in one place.

Do you have a passion that you are knowledgeable about? Your area of interest might make a good informational website! If you are excited by the idea, follow your passion and turn your knowledge into revenue. My experience has been nothing but positive and very rewarding.

ocdogfriendly celebrates the love of a little dog & looks to promote our local shelters & rescues...their tireless efforts save the lives of so many amazing souls, for which Marley & I are grateful. We are also proud to donate 10% of the income generated from this website to The Humane Society of the United States, Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty.

We hope you enjoy our site and we wish you & your companions a lifetime of health, happiness & harmony together...

Paige & Marley