Business directory

A Pet’s Farewell

A Pet’s Farewell provides in-home veterinary hospice and euthanasia services in Southern California. Serving Orange County, Long Beach and surrounding areas. “When It’s Time To Say Good Bye, There’s No Place Like Home.”

A Pet’s Farewell

A Pet’s Farewell provides in-home veterinary hospice and euthanasia services in Southern California. Serving Orange County, Long Beach, and surrounding areas.

Actors and Others for Animals

Offers financial assistance and referrals for low-income families in the greater Los Angeles areas for spay/neuter, emergency veterinary procedures, humane education, pet-assisted therapy, and feral cat assistance.

Advocacy Groups

Counseling and referral services for animal abuse or neglect cases.

After-Hours Veterinarians

Find vets in your area online (search: veterinary offices open after 6 p.m., plus your city).

All-Breed Rescue Groups

A list of dog rescues for all breeds and mixes.

American Kennel Club (AKC)

A directory of dog clubs based on the type of breed, training, services and competition.


La Palma Dog Park and Yorba Regional Park.

Animal Ambulance

Animal emergency services are provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with eight fully-equipped units. Services include emergency care, such as oxygen, suction, and more.

Animal Assistance League of Orange County

The organization assists with pet-related problems, such as a free lost/found service, low-cost spay/neuter referrals, as well as financial assistance and/or referrals for low-income pet owners needing veterinary care and food supplies.

Animal Control

The following organizations provide emergency animal control services for the cities indicated. Services include rescuing stray, trapped, injured, abandoned, deceased or wild animals; and investigating animal cruelty, animal bites and noise complaints.

Animal Urgent Care of South Orange County

Animal Urgent Care Clinic of South Orange County is a cooperative facility founded and supported by leading area veterinarians to provide emergency care for pets during the hours when your primary veterinarian is not available.

B & B Pharmacy – Compounding & Health Center

Having trouble giving your pet their medicines? B&B Pharmacy has the answer! Custom-designed to fit your pet’s individual needs, they tailor dosages relative to your pet’s size.


Flora Vista Dog Park

Bird Rescue

Lily Sanctuary Parrot Rescue

Bird Retail Stores

A list of stores that cater to bird needs. Some carry birds for purchase.

Bird Stores

See Birds for retail stores offering a variety of birds and supplies, plus bird-only clinics and a sanctuary rescue.

Bird-Only Clinic

Bird Clinic in Orange

Boarding at Veterinarian Clinics and Hospitals

Many veterinary clinics and hospitals offer day and overnight boarding for pets, check with your vet for availability.

Boarding in Private Homes

Rover and Wag connect dog owners with dog lovers in their community they can hire on-demand for walking, sitting, and boarding services, including in-home dog boarding and pet sitting.


Carbon Canyon Regional Park and Brea Wildcatters Dog Park.

Breed-Specific Rescue Groups

List of local breed-specific rescue.

Buena Park

Bellis Dog Park and Ralph B. Clark Regional Park.

Canine Chiropractic Care

Their chiropractor is devoted to the health and well being of your canine companion. Chiropractic care for pets focuses on the nervous system, which controls the function of every cell, tissue, organ, and system of the body.

Canine Chiropractic Care

The chiropractor can help relieve your pet’s suffering through chiropractic care, restore quality of life, and is truly devoted to the health and well-being of your canine companion.

Cari B. Cannon, Ph.D. – Animal Behaviorist

She can help you to understand odd or troubling behaviors, to better read your dog’s body language, and help to develop a scientifically-sound and ethical behavior modification plan to treat your dog and improve your relationship with your canine companion.

Cat Cafes

Cat cafes are a mash-up that crosses a coffee shop with a pet adoption center.

Cat Rescues

See Cats for kitten and cat rescues.

Cat Rescues

A list of local cat and kitten rescues.

Cat-Only Boarding

Cat-only boarding

Cat-Only Clinics

A list of cat-only clinics.

Celebrity Paw Spa, Pet Spa, Mobile Grooming

Celebrity Paw Spa is a luxury pet spa offering in-store grooming and mobile grooming services. Mobile services are offered in the Brea, Buena Park, Fullerton, Orange, Placentia, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda areas.

City Recreation Department Training Classes

City recreation departments offer a variety of low-cost dog-training classes.

Coastal Animal Services Authority

Provides care for stray animals found in Dana Point, Monarch Beach, San Clemente and Talega. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies. Check website for adoption fees and licensing information.

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Coastal German Shepherd Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to finding loving homes for abandoned German Shepherds in Southern California.

Costa Mesa

Costa Mesa Bark Park and Talbert Regional Park.

Country Care Pet Resort

Professional grooming and bathing for dogs and cats is available seven days a week. Show cuts, trims and soothing baths, according to your pet’s individual needs.

Country Care Pet Resort

Nestled off the beaten track in Yorba Linda, Country Care Pet Resort is a full-service board, care, day care and grooming facility operated by caring animal lovers.

DASH Dog Agility Sport Handlers

OC-based agility club holding practice sessions, mentoring, workshops, and annual AKC, USDAA, ASCA, and CPE competitions.

Deceased Animal Pickup/Removal

List of places to call for deceased animal pickup/removal.

Disc Dogs in Southern California

D2ISC organizes play dates and training clinics for people and their canines interested in this interactive dog sport. They also run disc-dog competitions throughout the year.

DIY Grooming Locations

A list of DIY (self wash) grooming services.

Dog Sports Facilities

Classes may include recreational and competition agility, Frisbee, obedience, rally, conformation, musical freestyle, K9 nose work, flyball and treibball.

Dog Walking Groups at

Visit the website, type “dog walk” in the interest area and your zip code for a list of groups you can join.

Dog-Fighting, Cock-fighting & Animal-Cruelty Hotlines

List of hotlines to report dog or cock-fighting.


Downey Dog Park

Dr. Cari B. Cannon, Animal Behaviorist

Dr. Cari B. Cannon, Animal Behaviorist, treats every dog and pet parent with compassion and understanding, and helps you to better communicate with your canine companion.

Emergency Animal Hospitals

When possible, notify staff of your situation prior to arrival. For information on non-emergency and specialty care, see Veterinary Services.

Eye Care for Animals

The doctors and staff at Eye Care for Animals are committed to providing the highest level of medical and surgical ophthalmic care available. ECFA is continually exploring new technologies to provide the latest in diagnostics and treatment for your pet family member.

Flyball – Surf City

Surf City Flyball offers training classes and tournaments.

Forever Mootsy High Quality Dog Leashes, Collars & Toys

The perfect way to express the unique individuality of your dog is with a Forever Mootsy leash-collar set. Forever Mootsy’s leashes and collars are handmade and hand-dyed in Long Beach, CA using 100% all-natural cotton rope, designed for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Foster Homes for Animals

Foster families take in animals that are waiting to find permanent “fur-ever” homes. Most adoption and rescue organizations need foster families and will provide for the needs of the animals, including food and medical care.

Frances W. Greenspan Animal Communicator

Frances W. Greenspan is an animal communicator, author and teacher who speaks with animals both here and to those who have crossed over.

Friends of Long Beach Animals

Offers low-cost spay and neuter incentives for low-income residents of Long Beach and Signal Hill. Provides humane education classes to the school district and Long Beach/Signal Hill civic groups. Plus, supports the adoption of homeless animals.


Fullerton Pooch Park, Fullerton Dog Trails and Craig Regional Park.

Fur-Ever Home Rescue

See listing in Adoption and Rescue.

Garden Grove

The Barking Lot

Golden State Humane Society

Offers low-cost spay and neuter services, basic veterinary care, and vaccinations for cats and dog on a walk-in basis. See website for details. Two locations: 555 E. Artesia Blvd., Long Beach, (562) 423-8406; and 11901 Gilbert St., Garden Grove, (714) 638-8111.  

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet

All-volunteer 501(c)3 tax exempt Military and Veteran Support Organization (MVSO) trying to assist active duty service members, wounded warriors, and veterans, through various programs, including the “Pet Foster Home” program.

Home of Hunter Pet Care

Are you going on vacation? Home of Hunter Pet Care provides daily visits with your pets while you are away. Are you busy, tired or feeling guilty? They also offer half-hour and 45-minute walks to give your pooch exercise and companionship while you’re at work or away for long hours.

Hospice and Home Euthanasia

When a pet is fighting a terminal disease or in the advanced stages of cancer, kidney failure or neurological disorders, there may come a point where the cost of treatment can become more than its benefit.

Huntington Beach

Santa Ana River Bike Path/Hiking Trail, Wieder Regional Park, Best Friend Dog Park and Dog Beach.

Ida’s Walkers “Keeping Pets and Seniors Together”

Ida’s Walkers is a dog walking and pet care program for low income older adults that can no longer provide the physical activity or care that a pet needs.  Physical challenges, disabilities and chronic illness can restrict an older adult’s ability to care, exercise and/or interact with their pet. The Heart of Ida is there […]


Information on GPS collars, microchips and pet tags for identification.

If You Can No Longer Take Care of Your Pet or If You Found or Lost a Pet

See Emergency Resources.

If You Cannot Care For Your Pet

Most shelters accept pets brought in by owners who can no longer care for their pet, provided the owner lives within the region served by the shelter; fees may apply.

If You Find a Feral Cat

A feral cat is a cat who has either never had any contact with humans or their contact with humans has diminished over time. Trap-Neuter-Return is an effective and humane way to stabilize community cat populations.

If You Found an Injured Bird

International Bird Rescue of LA, Songbird Care and Education Center and Marine Animal Rescue.

If You Lost or Found a Pet

See Emergency Resources.


Central Bark and Orange County Great Park.

Irvine Animal Care Center

Available animals for adoption. Provides for stray animals found within Irvine only. Accepts Irvine resident owner-relinquished pets by appointment; fee applies. Foster opportunities available.

Kind To Canines

Let your dog be pampered while being groomed, and have a day of play at Kind to Canines, where dogs socialize together rather than being stuck in a crate all day.

Kind To Canines

All dogs who board with Kind to Canines are trained personally by owner Dan Atkinson. The belief that most dogs benefit from a structured schedule of leash training and off-leash socialization is emphasized, rather than traditional boarding where dogs are not mentally and physically stimulated.

Kind to Canines Obedience Training

A range of obedience training options to best suit you and your pet. From puppy socialization to problem solving, they do it all. Their in-home training program allows you to be hands-on with your dog’s training from the start.

LA County Downey Animal Shelter

A branch of the LA Department of Animal Care provides temporary care for animals found in designated cities. Find cities they serve on their website. Accepts owner-relinquished pets; fee applies.

Laguna Beach

Dogs on the Beach

Laguna Beach Animal Shelter

Provides care for stray animals found in Laguna Beach or Laguna Woods only.

Laguna Niguel

Laguna Niguel Pooch Park


Home Run Dog Park


Full-service grooming, food and supplies are offered at all three LaunderPet locations. Their grooming staff provides gentle and expert care and pampering for your best friend(s).


LaunderPet offers an extensive line of dog and cat food and supplies, including Canidae, Felidae, Orijen, Honest Kitchen, Zignature, Fussie Cat, Taste of the Wild and many more.


Self-service cat wash is available at the Belmont Heights and Bixby Knolls locations, for just $12. Full-service grooming is available at all locations.

Licensing: Where and How

Following agencies provide licenses for dogs and cats in Long Beach metro and Orange County.

Long Beach

Nine dog parks and a dog beach, plus El Dorado Regional Park.

Lost and Found Pets

Find tips on what to do if you find a lost pet or if you lose your pet.

Low-Cost and Free Spay and Neuter Clinics

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics.

Michelson Found Animals Foundation

Offers low-cost microchipping at their Lakewood location. They also offer  a web tool that locates low-cost spay/neuter locations in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

Mission Viejo

Oso Creek Trail

Mission Viejo Animal Services Center

Provides care for stray animals, owner-relinquished animals, and animal control services for the residents of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita only.

Mobile Vets and Home Euthanasia

A list of mobile vets and home euthanasia services.

More Pet Stores

A list of pet stores throughout Greater Long Beach and Orange County.

More Therapy and Rehabilitation Centers

Most centers offer exercise programs, therapeutic massage, laser therapy, magnetic and pulsed signal therapy, and more.

Multi-Species Rescue

Rescues that offer aid to animals such as rabbits, Guinea pigs, pot-bellied pigs, farm pigs, horses, sheep, donkeys and other animals.

Newport Beach

Newport and Balboa Beaches, Newport Beach Dog Park, and Upper Newport Bay Trails.

Newport Beach Animal Shelter / Home Free Rescue and Sanctuary

The City of Newport Beach, partnered with Home Free Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, provides boarding and care of animals collected by the Police Department’s Animal Control Division.

OC Animal Care

Provides animal control and shelter services for many Orange County cities. Open daily, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Operation Blankets of Love

They collect, transport and distribute pet food and recycled or new pet-related items to animals in shelters, rescue groups, foster care-takers, pets of the homeless, and wildlife sanctuaries.


Irvine Regional Park and Santiago Oaks Regional.

Orange County Humane Society

Provides a refuge for lost and unwanted animals for the city of Garden Grove. Check website to see senior pet special.

P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village – Long Beach

P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village is the home of Long Beach Animal Care Services and spcaLA; two agencies jointly deliver innovative and revolutionary care to the animals that enter the Village.

Paws Chateau

Does your pooch never seem to run out of energy? The fitness center at Paws Chateau provides fun and exercise for dogs with one-on-one playtime, a treadmill and a Pit-Ball for their day camp and boarding guest

Paws Chateau

Paws Chateau has developed the ultimate dog boarding experience. The resort is staffed by passionate pet professionals who provide your best friend with a safe, comfortable, clean and fun experience.

Pet Assistance Foundation

They collect, transport and distribute pet food and recycled or new pet-related items to animals in shelters, rescue groups, foster care-takers, pets of the homeless, and wildlife sanctuaries.

Pet Cemeteries and Crematoriums

A list of local pet cemeteries and crematoriums.

Pet CPR/First Aid Classes

A list of organizations that offer pet/animal first-aid and CPR training.

Pet Food Bank in Long Beach

Provides food for cats, dogs, birds and rabbits during food bank, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon. Christian Outreach in Action, 515 E. 3rd St., Long Beach. 

Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group of Orange County

Pet Loss Counseling and Support Group provides therapeutic and compassionate support to assist you when saying goodbye to the pet you love.

Pets of the Homeless

Feeding Pets of the Homeless is the only national animal organization focused on feeding and providing emergency care to pets of homeless people. Offers an online database of local and national resources.


Tri-City Regional Park

Poison Helplines

A list of 24-hour hot lines for any animal poison-related emergency.

Qualified Pet Dental

At Qualified Pet Dental, they believe that the anesthesia-free approach is often the best choice for maintaining your pet’s dental health.

Qualified Pet Dental – Dental Care for Cats 

At Qualified Pet Dental, they believe that the anesthesia-free approach is often the best choice for maintaining your cat’s dental health.

Rancho Palos Verde

Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Ocean Scenic Trails and Point Vicente Interpretive Center.

Rancho Santa Margarita

Rancho Santa Margarita Dog Park

Reptile and Exotic Rescues

Reptile and Amphibian Rescue Network (RARN) and Reptile Rescue OC.

Reptile and Exotic Specialty Stores

La Habra Exotic Pets, Prehistoric Pets and Reptropolis.

Reptiles and Exotics Stores

See Reptiles for stores that specialize in reptiles, amphibians, tortoises, arachnids and more.

RUFF Rescue

Non-profit organization dedicated to helping pets and their owners with financial assistance for spay and neuter and veterinary care.

San Clemente

San Onofre State Beach Campsite and San Clemente Dog Park

Seal Beach

Arbor Dog Park

Seal Beach Animal Care Center

An all-volunteer run shelter providing care and adoption services for stray dogs and cats from Seal Beach only.

Senior-Dog Rescue

“Older dogs fill the holes in your heart instead of digging holes in your yard.” Find information and resources about adopting a senior pet.

Service Animals

The following organizations provide referrals, information, training and/or service animals, plus ongoing support. Volunteer opportunities available.

Sheep Herding Training

Classes are available year round to teach all breeds of dogs how to herd sheep at two locations.

Shelter Adoption

Most shelters offer adoption of unclaimed, healthy animals (full and mixed breeds) housed in their facilities. There is usually a small fee; spay/neuter and other veterinary services are often included or discounted.

Signal Hill

Signal Hill Dog Park

SoCal Animal Response Team (SCART)

In a disaster, they provide temporary animal sheltering and support rescue efforts.

Southeast Area Animal Control Authority

Provides temporary care for animals found within various LA County cities as well as Buena Park and La Palma. Animal viewing hours are: Tuesday – Friday, 11a.m . – 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. They also provide low-cost vaccinations to the public.

Terri Steuben

Terri Steuben gives a voice to dogs, cats, horses, birds and other pets through her abilities as an animal communicator. She can give you a better understanding of your pet, and help you solve behavior problems like biting, chewing, jumping, separation anxiety, scratching, sibling disputes and trauma.

Terri Steuben

Animal communicator Terri Steuben has the gift of medical intuition that allows her to feel where animals are experiencing pain or discomfort in their bodies. Knowing where your pet feels pain can assist your veterinarian with diagnosis and treatment.

Therapy Animals

Organizations that sponsor therapy animals that work with schools, libraries, hospitals and convalescent homes. Some city recreation departments offer therapy training for dogs.

Trabuco Canyon

Cleveland National Forest

VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center

A multi-specialty referral and emergency hospital, serving pet owners throughout Southern California. Having multiple specialists working together under one roof allows them to offer a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic options.

VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center

Does your pet suffer from problems such as paralysis, allergies, pain or other conditions? Acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicines and laser therapy, offered at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center, can often benefit pets with these and other conditions.

WAGS Pet Adoption

Shelters and cares for companion animals, investigates and combats animal cruelty, rescues neglected pets, treats sick and injured strays, and educates the community about humane issues and responsible pet care. Serves Westminster and Stanton.
Open weekdays, 1-6 p.m.; weekends noon- 5 p.m. Closed Wednesday.

Wags to Whiskers

Wags to Whiskers has been voted “Best Pet Groomer” in Long Beach for years, and again in 2018! Check out their great reviews on Yelp! They specialize in all-breed pet grooming, de-matting, flea treatments, dental care, nail trimming/polishing and the FURminator®.

Web Resources

Websites offering current listings of adoptable pets available from local shelters and rescues.

What is an emergency?

A few “need-to-go-to-the-emergency-room-now” signs.


Whittier Narrows Recreation Area and Whittier Dog Park

Wildlife Services

A list of organizations that help injured wildlife.

Your Animals Best Friend

Doggie sleepovers in a caring home environment or at Your Animals Best Friend Dog House––no crates, no cages––your dog is free to roam and play. All dogs must be social and up-to-date on all vaccinations.