Relaxing Dog-Friendly Venues in LA to Take Your Dog
Relaxing Dog-Friendly Venues in LA to Take Your Dog

By Andrew Gora on Dec 11, 2019

What is LA life without pet owners strolling along the beach and the sidewalk with their dog? Since the leisurely streets are wide and accommodating, Los Angeles is the perfect place to own a dog. They offer...

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LA's Favorite Pet Store: Urban Pet
LA's Favorite Pet Store: Urban Pet

By Erin Mastopietro on Oct 30, 2019

The Urban Pet has become a lifestyle in the Los Angeles community. They feature over 80 brands of foods free from by-products, corn, wheat, or soy. They also offer dog obedience classes, pet photography, vaccinations, and dental clinics. Urban Pet even stocks Dope Dog's Calming Crunchies, so you can easily pick up your pet food essentials AND your specialty CBD items all in one stop!

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Top 5 Dog Beaches in Los Angeles and Orange County
Top 5 Dog Beaches in Los Angeles and Orange County

By Andrew Gora on Jun 28, 2019

Top 5 Dog Beaches in Los Angeles and Orange County

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The 10 must-see companies at SuperZoo 2019
The 10 must-see companies at SuperZoo 2019

By Andrew Gora on May 28, 2019

Super Zoo is the largest pet show in the US. Every years thousands of pet companies come together to learn about new trends and stay ahead of the competition. Attendees benefit from expert-led programming, endless new connections, and exclusive deals and discounts. Professionals in the pet industry continue coming back to Super Zoo year after year, giving this event the reputation of North America

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Meet Echo Park's Best Dog Boutique: K9 Loft
Meet Echo Park's Best Dog Boutique: K9 Loft

By Andrew Gora on May 22, 2019

Dope Dog interviews with a boutique pet shop, K9 Loft Echo Park.

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A Hidden Gem in K-town: Dog Mart LA
A Hidden Gem in K-town: Dog Mart LA

By Erin Mastopietro on Nov 03, 2018

Dog Mart LA is a must-try for Los Angeles locals. This shop has the most unique approach to what it meant to be a pet store. From their borrow-a-book library to their unique speakeasy-like location, they are truly one-of-a-kind. Their Instagram is pretty awesome too! Say hello @dogmart.la !  www.dogmartla.com www.dope.dog

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Leading the Pack in Oakland: Meet our favorite anti-pumpkin spice Bay Area boutique!
Leading the Pack in Oakland: Meet our favorite anti-pumpkin spice Bay Area boutique!

By Erin Mastopietro on Oct 20, 2018

We're kind of obsessed with this Bay Area gem that prefers apple spice to pumpkin spice, is 100% anti cheesy Christmas music, and deemed a toddler as their "customer experience manager". We are thrilled to be featuring them this week in our retail spotlight post. "We don't participate in Pumpkin Spice, but we do have an apple spray that is quite nice in the fall. We also don't play Christmas music in the store. :)"

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Interview with Dr. Hatt from Pawsh Place Veterinary Center & Boutique
Interview with Dr. Hatt from Pawsh Place Veterinary Center & Boutique

By Erin Mastopietro on Oct 10, 2018

In the interview below, Dr. Hatt shares what makes Pawsh Place one of a kind! 1. What inspired you get into the pet business? Community service and the fact that I'm also a wildlife biologist.  2. What's the one piece of advice you would give a fellow business owner? Do not quit. There is no plan B!  

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Zoomies: A slice of doggie boutique heaven in Greenwich Village
Zoomies: A slice of doggie boutique heaven in Greenwich Village

By Michael Benatar on Oct 06, 2018

We're excited to share our next retail spotlight for all our NYC Dope Dogs. This interview is with one of the 2 amazing owners of Zoomies, a dog oasis in the middle of Greenwich Village. From the moment...

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Attention LA locals - your pets should be shopping HERE!
Attention LA locals - your pets should be shopping HERE!

By Erin Mastopietro on Sep 29, 2018

"Before moving to LA, I would always hear things like “living in a big city, you never get to know anyone” or “it’s so hard to make friends in the city”. But boy oh boy, does Downtown LA prove those theories wrong. There is such a powerful sense ofcommunity here and it is beautiful. All of my customers are genuine, kind, and 110% badass. My customers are also very diverse because we are located in the middle of THE melting pot, which creates a very unique and open atmosphere at Pet Project LA. There is truly a sense of connectedness between each other even if you have never officially met someone and only seen him/her in passing. Everyone ALWAYS has each other’s back and is offering to help one another out. It’s amazing."

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When your dog deserves that VIP treatment
When your dog deserves that VIP treatment

By Erin Mastopietro on Sep 22, 2018

We are thrilled to share our very first retail spotlight post. This is chance for us to share some of our favorite pet stores. Every store we feature has a unique offering and amazing staff, both human and furry!   Today, we asked the owner of Paws and Effect to take us behind the scenes at our favorite dog boutique/pet spa in town!   What makes the pets/customers in your city unique? We have the best clients and pets anywhere! People in Santa Monica treat their pets as a part of the their family, and we love that we can provide the kind of service they want.

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