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Tearing into a perfectly charred, sauce-covered rack of ribs satisfies the stomach, and the knowledge that you made them yourself feeds the soul. Students can do just that in classes held by the nonprofit organization California BBQ Association, which shares all of its proceeds with children’s charities throughout the state. The course catalogue includes beginner and advanced classes led by pit masters such as Ric Gilbert, an inductee to the association’s hall of fame, and Harry Soo, a contestant from the first season of TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters. Fees cover the equipment and food needed to prepare dishes, freeing students from having to stop at a barbecue-sauce river and fill up some water bottles on their way to class.

285 W Huntington Dr
Arcadia,
CA
US

Tongue wagging, a playful pooch scampers around Wonder Dog Ranch's rubber-floored play area while others lounge on couches and gnaw on toy bones. Nearby, a staff member looks on, making sure the pups don't engage in any bad behavior, such as fighting or off-track betting.

The supervision is more of a precaution than anything because Wonder Dog Ranch requires dogs to pass a complimentary temperament test before they're allowed to frolic with the others during daycare or stay overnight in the cage-free boarding facilities. For those who pass the test with flying colors or grease the right palms with their slobber, playground equipment, faux grass, and a pint-sized bed await.

The staff ensures that its wards stay safe with more than just a temperament test—they also use eco-friendly cleaners and have a local vet come out periodically to inspect the premises. A portion of the fee collected for each dog's stay is donated to a local pet-friendly charitable organization, such as the Foothill Unity Center Pet Food bank.

220 Taylor Street
Monrovia,
CA
US

Nestled amidst the Arroyo Seco and San Gabriel mountains, San Pascual Stables enchants visitors with natural beauty and an enthusiastic crew of trainers continuing a 34-year tradition of equine education. During an expertly guided horsemanship class, trainees learn the basics under the wing of a trainer well versed in hunter and jumper riding. After a series of three lessons, clients are likely to feel more at home on horseback, and can swiftly opt into future lessons, in which they can learn how to further care for their creature and how to properly parallel park it in front of a crowded saloon.

221 San Pasqual Ave
South Pasadena,
CA
US

VETCO Affordable Full-Service Pet Hospitals have been in business for over 15 years.

We offer everything you need to keep your pet healthy:

Vaccinations Heartworm Tests and Prevention Spay or Neuter Dental Cleaning Surgery X-Rays Ear Flushes Diagnostics Microchip Pet IDs Deworming Flea and Tick Prevention

845 South Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena,
CA
US

When a pet gets sick, it can’t tell its owner what’s wrong, or turn on its favorite TV show, or even take the day off from work. Fortunately, Dr. Stan and his staff speak canine and feline, and operate a top-of-the-line animal hospital equipped with everything an ailing cat or dog could need. Fully digital x-rays provide crystal-clear images with significantly reduced radiation, a wide-open waiting area prevents furry ones from feeling nervous and cramped, and a special cats-only room with an inviting kitty tree keeps felines purring in contentment. Adoptive parents can bring in their four-leggers for appointments ranging from regular checkups to treatments targeting acute or chronic health issues, which are performed by staff who are experienced in everything from vaccinations to dental cleanings to surgical procedures with or without anesthetics.

2850 E Foothill Blvd
Pasadena,
CA
US

Though primarily a dog walking company, Executive Dogs is also responsible for many of the new friendships made within the Los Angeles area. Their staffers get to know each pet and develop close bonds with the animal. That way, dogs look forward to walks as much as owners look forward to having more time on their hands. To keep canines calm and at ease, the company's team makes sure to step over mom-threatening cracks, and only walks pets individually or with other dogs that live in the same household. The dog lovers also house sit for owners who require extended time away from home.

Mobile
East Los Angeles,
CA
US