So many ways to pamper them
Pet parties, pet massage, pet sitters — there’s a world of service and luxury out there for your four-legged companion. Here’s a sampling of what’s available:
911 Vets: Offers both a clinic and concierge vet services to all of Los Angeles County. In addition, 24/7 emergency services are available in parts of L.A., from the Valley to Long Beach. 11671 National Blvd., West L.A., (310) 477-4140, www.911vets.com. Dr. Steve Smith: Covers a wide swath of the L. A. area and offers same-day in-home appointments on the Westside, the southeast San Fernando Valley and central Los Angeles north of the 10 Freeway. Special appointments can also be made for other areas. (323) 4693442, homepetdoctor.com. Dr. Armaiti May: Primary territory for house calls is the Westside but will also make visits to Malibu, the South Bay and Pasadena. (310) 614-3530, veganvet.net.
TRAINING, OBEDIENCE SCHOOLS
Thank Dog: Has a variety of training options, including basic obedience, off-leash training and anger management. (888) 364-4256,
thankdogtraining.com. For the bootcamp, a $50 evaluation fee is required, and classes start at $20.
Goodness Pet Care: Laura Kody specializes in “affection-based training” and offers on- and offleash training sessions for dogs of all ages, including special programs for puppies younger than 5 months. goodnesspetcare.com. Five one-hour lessons, $300 to $350.
Blue Collar: Tanya Yarbrough leads classes in obedience and skills like scent tracking and movie tricks. Most classes are held at the Blue Collar facility or parks near Echo Park. 1320 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park, (213) 977-9042, blue
collarworkingdog.com. Six-week obedience courses start at $185.
Stylin’ Doggy: Mercedes Sprinter drives to homes in the San Fernando Valley to provide a “pet spa experience.” Your cat can get a bath too. (888) 495-7387, www .stylindoggy.com. Dog grooming starts at $75; cat baths are $95. L.A. Puppy Love: The company van will travel to the Westside, west San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, Los Feliz and Santa Monica. (310) 740-3898, lapuppylove.com. Prices start at $70.
The Loved Dog: Tamar Geller’s cage-free kennel offers two floors for your dog to relax or play. 2100 Pontius Ave., West L.A., (310) 9143033, theloveddog.com. Day care packages start at $20. Just for Cats: If you live on the Westside or in the San Fernando Valley, Just for Cats will send one of its professional sitters to check on your cat every day. (310) 7346918, purr.cats90210.com. Daily visits start at $28.
Lucky Dog: Lucky Dog provides one-on-one and group dog walking services. Walkers come to your door, pick up your dog and take it on a half-hour or hourlong walk. Treats, water and a daily report card are provided. (917) 885-9486, www.luckydogla.com. Rates start at $20. Walka Walka: Has been serving downtown L.A. since 2007, taking dogs out in groups of no more than four. Walka Walka walkers seek to teach dogs “elevator etiquette” and offers hotel and office services. Cat care is also available. (213) 459-3077, walkawalka.com. Rates start at $15.
Easing Paw: Uses pet massage, acupressure and other techniques to help dogs, cats and horses that are dealing with injury or stress. Sessions can be scheduled at the Easing Paw offices or at your home. 135 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 1, Monrovia, (626) 391-6356, easing paw.com. Massages start at $50.
Buddha Dog: Pam Holt offers massage and other hands-on healing techniques for your dog in the comfort of your home. (818) 300-4478, buddhadog.com. Dog massages start at $30; cat massages are $25 for 30 minutes.
Diana Lundin: Brings the studio to your home. Or Lundin can set up shop in the great outdoors for action shots. Video is also available. (818) 481-5214, dianalundin .com. Sessions start at $275 with a $75 print credit.
Hollywood Pet Parties: The company provides gourmet food for both dogs and humans, plus games, gifts and all kinds of entertainment. Parties can be held at your home or other dog-friendly venues. Text only: (818) 588-7058, hollywoodpetparties.com. Prices vary, depending on theme and services.
SMILE PRETTY. Pet keepsakes are a specialty of photographer Diana Lundin, at work here capturing Cali, in the chair. Dudley waits patiently. Lundin will shoot video as well as stills.
MASSEUSE Annette Ramseyer, with the Easing Paw service, works on Ling Ling. Services are offered in-home or at an office.