I’ve never had the opportunity to have kids. I had always thought about owning a dog one day, but when my grandmother (who had always wanted a dog but wasn’t physically well enough to care for one by herself) broke her hip right before Christmas two Christmas’s ago, I decided to commit. My boyfriend and I found Cabo at a breeder in Riverside and at 10 days old, we picked out him out of the litter from 8 other puppies.
I grew up in the 80s in Siberia, then part of the Soviet Union. My Mom and I would daily feed the hords of homeless cats trying to help them survive the cold weather. But there were almost no dogs anywhere around me. In my town, the mayor ordered the local police to shoot stray dogs “for sanitary reasons”. It was done at night to “not disturb the public”.
This week, Gatsby barked me awake after I overslept. I thought he was just impatient about going out to pee, but as I was putting on my shoes I heard someone calling for help. It was distant, and I don’t think I’d have heard it if I wasn’t near the door getting ready to take him out. I went outside and found one of my other neighbors, who had heard it too. It turned out that someone in our apartment complex had fallen and was hurt.
On October 30, join us for a frightful, furry, fun Halloween dog party. We’ll have refreshments for spooky dogs and their scary owners, plus prizes in our creepy costume contest!
Our friends at Angel City Pits put together a great video of our Responsible Dog Ownership Day event at Zoom Room Hollywood.
On October 7th, from 6 to 9 pm, Denise Fleck of Sunny Dog Ink will conduct an incredibly informative three hour seminar and interactive demonstration on dog first aid and safety. This is information that all dog owners absolutely should know.
Join us on September 24th at Pan Pacific Park for a leisurely one mile walk with your dog, raising money and awareness to help end pet homelessness.
On September 25th, Zoom Room Hollywood will celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Day with free dog training advice, low-cost microchipping, pet adoptions, spay and neuter information, a first aid seminar, therapy dog info, plus loads of kid-friendly activities.
Zoom Room Hollywood is thrilled to welcome our newest dog trainer to the pack, Crystal Berdrow, a resourceful, dedicated positive trainer and member of the APDT.
Join us on Saturday, August 13, to celebrate the release of Marley and Me: The Puppy Years in a canine wonderland at The Grove in Los Angeles. There will be dogs available for adoption, contests, giveaways, treats and booths from a wide variety of vendors of dog services and products. All of this will culminate in a free screening of the movie, produced by Fox Studios.
Zoom Room Hollywood was delighted to be one of the sponsors of the Ice Cream Social event held for children with life-threatening illnesses, in partnership with Give Kids the World Village and singer Austin Anderson.
A pest control company in Duluth, MN is now using scent dogs to detect bedbugs.
Zoom Room Hollywood is now offering three new additions to the agility and obedience curriculum: Senior Stretch & Agility, Come When Called, and Leash Walking. We hope that you and your dog will enjoy these new group class opportunities for practical dog training.
This past weekend, the Zoom Room was host to twenty-six comically cuddly Pugs from the West Hollywood Pug Meet-up Group. Tongues lolled as the Pugs scampered around the agility course. Much merriment was had by all!
Bailey the Beagle celebrated turning seven with Harley the Golden Retriever, who turned two, along with sixteen of their closest canine friends for a red carpet birthday party.