With numerous pet-supply stores, spas and specialists nearby, it’s clear that this community loves animals. Check out some of these unique local resources for the furry or feathered members of your family.
This punk-rock salon is popular for its unconventional services that take pet style to the next level — with Mohawk cuts, painted nails and dyed hair. Serving the neighborhood for over 20 years, Euphuria prides itself on pampering pets with quality care and products while also pushing the boundaries of the art of grooming. Owner Lisa Bodhaine promises the Euphuria “royal treatment” for every pet that comes through the salon’s doors, with extra “TLC” services like massages and manicures. The salon also gives back to the community, donating grooming services to nearby nonprofit rescue organizations and shelters.
With cage-free rooms, private bungalows, large group play rooms and plenty of toys, Cateau Marmont is a boarding and spa center offering no shortage of amenities for the fine felines in our community. “We’re the next best thing to home when it comes to making sure that your little furry family member gets the best loving treatment they deserve,” says owner Jennifer Shields. The staff takes pride in ensuring that cats and kittens are in a safe, clean and relaxing environment. Owners who want to check in on their pet can do so with a special Skype service, though their cat might be distracted by the birds and squirrels program on their personal “cat TV.”
Professional trainer Adelita Alvarez has worked with animals in our community and throughout the greater Los Angeles area for the past 15 years. The customized training services of Good Dog K9 Training are highly sought out because the team employs humane methods, using body language and clicker training to transform even the most unruly dogs into trusting, obedient and devoted family members. “We take our services seriously and work closely with our clients to provide them with the best training possible,” says Alvarez. Her team also offers dog walking, pet sitting, daycare, boarding and a dog taxi.
For the past decade, bird lovers have flocked to the Perfect Parrot for everything from specialized food to high-quality toys for their feathered friends. Owner Kim Everett-Martin and her staff are on hand to help experienced and novice parrot owners alike choose the right supplies to keep their birds happy and healthy. The shop offers boarding and grooming services, in addition to the sale of hand-fed baby parrots. Customers are encouraged to visit the store to enjoy the hands-on experience of interacting with a variety of exotic parrot species. “Whether you are looking for a first parrot or an addition to your flock, it is our privilege to educate our loyal customers about the various species, proper nutrition, behavior and care through every stage of their bird’s development,” says Everett-Martin.
Located at the top of Mulholland Drive in Studio City, this expansive 3-acre park is the perfect playground for dogs both large and small. Verdant rolling canyon hills surround the sprawling park, which features two dog runs, a children’s play area and trail options leading to nearby scenic overlooks. While its open space has made it one of the most popular dog parks in Los Angeles, it’s also known for being the city’s first official public leash-free dog park
When wildfires devastated parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties in December, many boarders, shelters and pet businesses in our neighborhood stepped up to help the thousands of animals displaced by the fire. To help you prepare before the next disaster strikes, check out “Five Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe in an Emergency.”