Dog Days

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P.S.  If you’re not an Angeleno, check out the websites anyhow.  A lots of these places ship!

 

 JustFoodForDogs

This place is incredible.  What could easily be mistaken for a gourmet restaurant, just like the name states, this kitchen is just food for dogs.  Certified for human consumption (a lot of it looks better than what I have in my own refrigerator), their meals are prepared fresh daily.  We like to switch it up, but Pip is currently partial to the Beef and Russet Potato.

 

The Urban Pet (Mid-City), Pussy & Pooch (Downtown & Beverly Hills), BlueCollar Working Dog (Echo Park) and maxwell dog (Studio City)

Four awesome retail options around town.  All have the boutiquey-vibe that I gravitate towards.  I feel that each offer quality products that are not mass produced, insuring that my little love is getting the very best.  Side note- Pip’s adorable plaid leash and collar combo was purchased at maxwell dog (yes, I make it to the Valley every once in a blue moon).

 

K9 Loft

Though I haven’t boarded Pip here, I am a big fan of their grooming and non-anesthetic teeth cleaning.  They also offer a great little boutique of products for your pooch.

 

Mohawk Alley Animal Hospital and dtlavets

Two wonderful veterinary options, especially for us Eastsiders.  I highly recommend both female-run practices (love that).

 

Griffith Park and Runyon Canyon

As I mentioned in this post, these are my two favorite LA hikes.  They provide a great workout, are semi-conventient to my home and, best of all, are very dog-friendly.

 

Enjoy, dog lovers!  Every day with these little guys is a gift.

xx

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Photos by Tomás Urbano and Michele LoBosco

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