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Rosie’s Dog Beach in Belmont Shore (Long Beach) Video

VIDEO: Chris Miller & dogs at Rosie’s Dog Beach | Photos by Justin Rudd!

Rosie’s Dog Beach in Belmont Shore (Long Beach) is the only off-leash area for dogs on the beach is Los Angeles County. 

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ROSIE’S DOG BEACH in Long Beach permits off-leash beach access for dogs and their owners in a 3-acre area, daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The area, named after the English Bulldog that inspired its creation, is at 4800 E. Ocean Blvd., basically between Roycroft and Argonne avenues at the water in Belmont Shore, 90803. THE LAW: ONE DOG PER ADULT. CLICK HERE for a Rosie’s Dog Beach map, driving directions, rules, photos and more details.


n/t to Haute Dogs and Justin Rudd


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April 26, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, animal behavior, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Man's Best Friend, On The Lighter Side, Pet Friendship and Love, pet fun, Pet Travel, Pets, responsible pet ownership, Success Stories | , , , , | 1 Comment


A while back I had saved recipes for pupcakes (cupcakes for dogs) and tonight I finally did it! Yesterday, I celebrated the two-year anniversary of the date that I brought my dog Ellie home so I thought this would be a good excuse to make the pupcakes. They were super quick and easy too!

Recipe from BakeSpace:

2 ripe bananas
2 cups water
1 egg
1/2 tsp double strength vanilla
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp honey
1/2 cup peanut butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray cupcakes or mini cupcake pan with olive oil. (I greased them with butter)
2. In a large bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add all ingredients except peanut butter and mix with a pastry blender until well combined. Add peanut butter and continue stirring until well blended.
*I just put everything into my Kitchenaid mixer and let it do all the work for me.
3. Fill cupcake tin 3/4 full. If using mini muffin tin, bake for 15 minutes. For regular-sized muffins, bake for 25 minutes.

For the frosting, I just mixed together plain yogurt and some peanut butter. There was no exact measurements, but it was probably about 2 cups of frosting and 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

It passed the taste test because Ellie inhaled it!

If you need a quick snack to share with your special friend and don’t have time to bake… regular carrot cake or cheese, in small quantities, or a ginger snap cookie will also work! Winking smile if you have a dog who tends to get car sick the ginger snap cookies often help with that too!!

h/t to What the Cupcake?


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April 26, 2011 Posted by | Adopt Just One More Pet, Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Pet Health, Pet Nutrition, Pet Recipes, Pets | , , , , | 11 Comments

Greenies Gone Wild Again… for Earth Day – Back to Americans Doing More, Including Eating Our Dogs!

Desperate Measures for Desperate Times

By Mark Goldblatt on 4.22.11 @ 6:07AM  – American Spectator

It is a melancholy recognition, with Earth Day upon us again, that the calendar has come full circle since the last, and that the human species has squandered yet another annum in the struggle to save the planet. Our collective thirst for fossil fuels remains unquenched and perhaps unquenchable. Though Americans have tried to lead the way — toting home compartmentalized recycling bins from Bed, Bath and Beyond, switching to paper grocery bags at the Whole Foods Market, and attending sustainability conferences at our leading colleges and universities — hundreds of millions of Indians and Chinese stubbornly and selfishly refuse to abide the grinding but green poverty of their current lives in order to pursue the very material comforts that poison our environment.

Americans, therefore, must do even more, must set an example that the people of the world can point towards and emulate, an example that both underscores the dire condition of Gaia and highlights the moral imperative implied therein. Desperate times call for desperate measures. We must look beyond stop gap solutions such as hybrid cars, energy-efficient light bulbs and low flow toilets.

We must look, in short, to our best friends.

According to a 2006 study by Robert and Brenda Vale, a husband and wife team of research fellows at Victoria University in New Zealand who specialize in sustainable living design, the carbon footprint of an average sized dog (including the land required to feed the farm animals consumed by Spot in his daily diet) is roughly twice as large as the carbon footprint of a Toyota Land Cruiser (including construction, fuel and maintenance). The carbon footprint of the average cat is roughly equal to that of a Volkswagen Golf. The Vales’ estimates have since been confirmed by scientists at the Stockholm Environment Institute in York, England and the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, DC.

The Vales titled their 2006 treatise Time to Eat the Dog? … not available in the U.S. that I’ve been able to find  (See: Ditch Your Dog To Save the Planet), of course, was never intended as a serious policy recommendation. In the first place, most of us have become far too emotionally attached to our pets to consider ingesting them. In the second place, neither dogs nor cats are especially delectable animals, with their flesh, regardless of how it is prepared, whether filleted or on-the-bone, being especially tough and stringy. And in the third place, true environmentalists understand that the ultimate goal is to wean human beings off meat altogether.

Nevertheless, a state-sponsored program of mandatory euthanasia for household pets seems doable. Or at least you’d think so once the American public has been educated on the potential benefits. Consider: There are approximately 75 million domestic dogs in the United States. Their environmental impact thus equals 150 million . . . I almost said “cars” but the correct equivalence is “SUVs.” Dwell on that number for a moment. One hundred and fifty million SUVs. As of 2006, there were only 100 million SUVs on the road in the United States, out of a total of 250 million registered vehicles. Hence, a policy of humane canine eradication would achieve the same green goals as the elimination of every single SUV in America . . . plus another 50 million beyond that total.

That pleasant prospect, remember, doesn’t even include the eco-boon of ridding ourselves of cats. There are roughly 85 million of them in the United States — each one the equivalent, in terms of its environmental damage, of a Golf. Granted, the Golf is a substantially smaller SUV than the Land Cruiser. What’s more, the one-to-one Mr. Whiskers/Golf ratio means that the planetary advantage accrued by a blanket feline extermination will not generate the eye-popping numbers of its canine counterpart. Taken together, however, it seems safe to conclude that euthanizing every household pet in America, especially if hamsters and gerbils and (in particular) bunny rabbits are thrown into the mix, would amount to, and perhaps even surpass, the eco-dream of removing every motorized vehicle from our roads.

Now I am not so naïve as to think that such a policy could be enacted tomorrow. We are a sentimental people when it comes to our four-legged friends. Witness, for example, the general opprobrium to which the professional football player Michael Vick was subjected for the killing of a mere handful of pups — even though, as it turns out, he was on the side of the environmental angels. Surely, Mr. Vick’s transgression lay in his motivation and methodology, not in his sustainability outcomes.

The first step, in other words, may consist not of an act of Congress but of a shift in our own attitudes. Common perception is the key. If you strolled past your neighbor’s driveway and discovered four Land Cruisers parked side by side, what would you think of him? Would you shun him? Would you communicate your disdain to others? Would he soon become a social pariah? Likewise, therefore, if you discover two dogs frolicking and wrestling on his front lawn: You’re not looking at Buddy and Jake. You’re looking at Earth Killer One and Earth Killer Two.

Once attitudes have come around, legislation can follow. The logical place to start will be with the larger canine breeds — Great Danes, Mastiffs, Rottweilers, Saint Bernards and Akitas — and work our way down to Beagles, Dachshunds, Poodles and Yorkies. (Exceptions can be made, of course, for seeing eye dogs.) After the last Chihuahua has been dispatched, we can re-tool the machinery of the state for a final feline solution. The entire process, even with the inevitable holdouts in pantries and attics, should take no more than three years.

The justification for the foregoing proposal, of course, hinges on the answer to one critical question: How committed are we to saving the Earth? Each reader, in the end, must decide that for himself.

April 26, 2011 Posted by | animals, Dogs, Just One More Pet, Pets, We Are All God's Creatures | , , | 7 Comments