Local Gifts Your Pets Will Dig

Whether it’s strolling the sidewalks, pulling a skateboard or dining together at one of the city’s posh restaurant patios, you can see the special relationship Long Beach has with its pets every day, all over the city. Now that the holidays are upon us, there are plenty of places and ways in Long Beach to show our animal pals just how special we think they are. Here’s a few shops offering some very fashionable, deliciously edible ways to make this a very furry Christmas.



The holidays are a time to indulge in some yummy treats and PJ’s (3412 E. Seventh St.) offers a wide array of them, from cupcakes to personalized cakes, cookies made of peanut butter or pumpkin and treats like beef jerky or potato chips and lots, lots more. The difference is all of these treats are actually good for them, healthy snacks made with all-natural ingredients containing no salts or preservatives. PJ’s has a clean, happy French bistro look to it, which is especially nice if you decide to take advantage of its doggie daycare services.



When family dog Dopey passed away after 17 great years, his loved ones decided to open a pet supply kiosk in Shoreline Village to honor his love for the ocean. Dopey’s Dog House (419 Shoreline Dr.) is a charming little spot where you'll find treats, leashes and accessories like food bowls. You’ll also find a terrific, wide selection of great, fun clothes, sweaters, hats and costumes for your dog and cat. If your pet follows a particular sports team, Dopey’s Dog House has plenty of team colors as well as harnesses to walk them as well as carry them close to your heart.



Hey, we all want to look our best during the holidays, and LaunderPet’s (3429 E. Broadway) highly trained, award-winning groomers give your dog or cat gentle pampering while bathing them in a warm bath with premium shampoo, then blow drying and brushing out their hair. Oh, they also trim their nails and clean their ears. There is a big selection of packaged treats, as well as a wall full of colorful chew toys including stuffed pizza, donuts and French fries. Yum! If you’re bringing in your dog or cat for grooming, reservations are strongly recommended.

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