Los Angeles has numerous off-leash dog parks in the city.
- Runyon Canyon Dog Park, 2000 N Fuller Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046, (323) 666-5046
- Silver Lake Dog Park, 1850 West Silver Lake Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90026, (323) 644-3946
- Barrington Dog Park, 333 South Barrington Avenue Los Angeles CA 90049, (310) 476-4866
- Westminster Dog Park, 1234 Pacific Avenue, Venice, CA 90291, (310) 396-1615
- Laurel Canyon Dog Park, 8260 Mulholland Drive, Studio City, CA 90046, (818) 769-4415
- Whitnall Off-Leash Dog Park, 5801 1/2 Whitnall Highway, North Hollywood, CA 91601, (818) 756-8190
- Griffith Park Dog Park, Located at north end of the John Ferraro Soccer Field on North Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 913-4688
- Hermon Park in the Arroy Seco Park, 5566 Via Marisol, Los Angeles, CA 90042, (323) 255-0370.
Dogs must be on a lead at all times except in designated dog parks, as above. Guide dogs are accepted in most places except indoor seating in restaurants.
American owners spent over $41 billion dollars a year on their pets and there’s money to be made from this special love affair that owners have with their animals. From up market boutiques like Chateau Marmutt and Tailwaggers, which offer aromatherapy grooming to superstore chains Petsmart and Petco, you will find scores of pet food varieties, medicine, and animals.
8162 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323 653 2062
1929 N Bronson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068-5601, (323) 464-9600
10900 Jefferson Blvd., Los Angles, CA 90230, (310) 390-5120
21311 Victory Blvd., Canoga Park, CA 91303, (818) 704-6560
3347 E Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107, (626) 351-8434
Visit their website for other locations.
Petco Animal Supplies
200 S La Brea Ave Suite C, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 934-8444
508 N Doheny Dr. West Hollywood, CA 90048, (310) 275-6012
1475 S Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035, (310) 282-8166
Visit their website for other locations.
Dogwood Day Care for Dogs – Dogwood Daycare For Dogs offers cage free dog kennels, day care, overnight boarding, grooming, and training.
8652 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034, (310) 559-3647
The Pet Staff – If you prefer to keep your pets at home while you are away, the Pet Staff will home sit your dog or cat, walk the dog and play with your cat.
The Dog House – The Dog House has been providing “the best away-from-home care possible” since 1995.
5959 W 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036, (323) 549-WOOF
Provides transportation, custom clearance, 24 hr emergency for all animals.
4617 Alla Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90292, (310) 575-1985
Animal Abandonment – Abandonment of an animal is subject to a $500 fine and/or up to 6 months in jail.
Backyard Breeder – Anyone who breeds a female dog (except for someone with a valid kennel license) is required to obtain an animal breeding permit. To get the permit, visit City of Los Angeles Department of Animal Services (http://www.ci.la.ca.us/ANI/pdf/permits/BreederPermit.pdf). The permit annual fee is $235. For each breeding animal, a separate permit is required.
Barking Dogs: Any pet owner who allows their dog to bark in a manner that disturbs their neighbors’ peace and tranquility is subject to a $1,000 fine or up to 6 months in jail.
Dangerous Dogs: Any pet owner whose dog is considered dangerous to public may be fined and/or forced to give up his/her dog.
Dogs in Open Vehicles: Any pet owner who transport a dog on the back or in the bed of any open vehicle is subject to a fine up to $250 per incident. Dogs may be transported when they are cross-tethered securely or the sides of the open vehicle are built up to a height of 46 inches.
Inhumane Treatment – Any pet owner who abuses and tortures an animal can face felony charges.
The Leash Law – The Leash Law prohibits letting your dog run at large with or without a license. The fine is up to $250.
Yearly Licensing Requirements – State law and county ordinances require that a dog owner purchase a dog license every year and have it securely fastening to the dog’s collar. It is a requirement to obtain one at 4 month old or older. The license is required whether or not the dog leaves the house or the owner’s property. Failure to do so will result in citations, court appearance and fines. (See below)
Providing Adequate Food and Water: The law requires that all pet owners provide their pets with enough food and water. Failure to treat their pets in humane manner is against the law.
Providing Proper Shelter: Pets must be supplied with an access to shelter at all times.
Mandatory Vaccination: All dogs that are 4 months old or older are required to get rabies vaccinations. Vaccinations are to be kept valid throughout the licensing period. Failure can result in a citation and a court appearance.
All dogs 4 month of age or older are required by the California State law to get vaccinated against rabies and get a license via local animal care facilities and control agencies. Pet licenses are valid for one year.
Application for the license can be obtained from here; ( http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/New_License_Form.asp ). Print, fill out and mail along with the license payment check to;
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control
5898 Cherry Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805
Attn: Pet License Tag
More information on Animal Care, visit Department of Animal Care and Control at http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/