Nestled amid the greenery of Topanga Canyon, the resort offers four to five hours of supervised outdoor playtime in open yards and trails each day. When night falls, fidos enjoy blissful dreams of fat, slow rabbits in a climate-controlled indoor shelter. The resort provides scrumptious dog food, but you can provide your own if your mutt lives exclusively on saffron-infused truffle risotto. Boarding at Topanga's 4,000-square-foot facility costs $39 per night for canines under 30 pounds ($46/night for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs) and $45 per night for pups more than 30 pounds ($52/night for non-neutered/non-spayed dogs). Owned and operated by a licensed guide-dog trainer, Topanga Pet Resort allows your canine companion to come home slightly more erudite than when he left, or at least liable to request opera music during belly rubs.
• For $15, you get bathing and brushing for a small dog up to 20 pounds (a $30 value). • For $25, you get $50 worth of bathing and a haircut for a small dog up to 20 pounds. • For $34, you get dog-boarding accommodations in a standard-size room for two nights (up to a $68 value).
A variety of healthy pet food, toys, and bedding stock New Age Pet Supply’s wide aisles—just wide enough, in fact, for a pup to follow behind as his owner sniffs around the shelves. The independent pet store’s staff dispenses advice on animal ownership and helps visitors select the right gear for their pets, from cat strollers and dog bowties to bird feeders and heating pads for reptiles. New Age also keep critters healthy with grooming services, vaccinations, and teeth-cleaning that doesn’t use anesthesia and forges the bonds between man and beast with its own adoption program and an in-house photography studio.
Dr. Shawn Matian has what it takes to make people smile. A specialist in cosmetic dentistry, he provides patients with the most up-to-date treatment options possible, including the Cerec one-day crown production system and ultra-thin porcelain Veneers and Invisalign aligners that straighten teeth without metal. This devotion to the cutting-edge extends to his brand-new facility, which features patient rooms equipped with overhead monitors complete with Netflix and noise-canceling headphones as well as a state-of-the-art sterilization center that exceeds all CDC requirements. He helms his office with a holistic approach that forbids the use of mercury and aims to limit certain substances known to cause allergies, including nickel, certain bonding materials, and retainers molded from bee pollen. In addition to avoiding toxic materials whenever possible, Dr. Matian also takes the time to educate his patients on how their lifestyle choices affect their dental health and to explain how proper nutrition can help prevent the onset of degenerative dental disease.
Since 1978, Northridge Animal Medical Center has been keeping furry family members in good health with routine checkups, surgical procedures, and dental care. The team of highly qualified animal experts has amassed a wide range of specialties, from Dr. Frank Marco's focus on skin and ear diseases to Dr. Van Steed's surgical expertise and ability to speak cat. On the holistic end, the center’s animal chiropractic and acupuncture specialists assuage aches and pains to promote long-term health.