Day 11 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas

Happy Howl-i-days! How’s your last minute shopping going? Day 11 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas is all about our four-legged friends. We stopped in All About Animals on La Jolla Boulevard to check out holiday gifts for doggy lovers and their furry family members. All of their holiday season toys are an extra 50% off and treats are 25% off until Christmas. Pick out a costume and dress up your pup with antler ears or as one of Santa’s elves and share on our Facebook page.

Here are the top 6 howl-i-day gift ideas we found:

photo 51.’Tis the season for meat candy canes! These are great stocking stuffers or when you are busy eating Christmas dinner, have your pup chew on these delicious treats. Meat candy canes are $4.99 with extra 25% off.

photo2. Bright colored food and water bowls add a little modern flair. They come in small, medium or large sizes and prices range from $10.99-$19.99

3. A basket of goodies is every dog’s dream! Your pup will love everything in this basket. For only $30, your pup will receive a toy and a couple bags of treats. Or pick up a few items and make your own!

photo 34. A perfect gift for any dog owner is a doggy themed picture frame! Our furry pets are an important part of the family and having a keepsake photo is very special. These cute frames are $11.99 and $24.99.

photo 45. It’s better to be safe than sorry, even with our pets! A pet first aid is essential for those who love the great outdoors or just great to have for any emergencies. First aid kit includes a manual, latex free gloves, tape, tweezers, scissors, gauze pads, saline solution, antiseptic wipes, bandage cloth, instant cold pack and emergency blanket. The kit is $34.99.

6. Cheers, it’s yappy hour time! Bark’s Woof Beer and Grrrobert Slobbery Drooler’s selection Pinot Noir bottles are fun chew toy gift items. Bottle toys are $13.99 each.

Make sure you check out our past days of great holiday gift ideas. There are plenty of ideas that you can try and do this weekend. Look out for Day 12 of Great Holiday Gift Ideas on Monday!

Happy last minute shopping!

Trusted & Reliable La Jolla Animal Services

Photo Credit: aaapetpros.comAnyone who owns a pet will say that their beloved animal is another member of their family. Pet owners experience great joy and love when owning an animal, but with pet ownership comes great responsibility. If you own a pet, or are thinking or buying an animal, there are certain services that you or a professional will have to provide on a regular basis. In order to make sure your four-legged friend gets the best care possible, here is a list of the top La Jolla pet service providers.

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How to Protect your Pets this Holiday Season

Photo Credit: gopetplan.comHappy Thanksgiving! As we begin getting into the holiday spirit the decorations come out, the tree goes up and the large festive meals go in the oven. However, if you’re not careful, all of these things could injure your household animal sending them straight to an animal hospital or animal clinic in La Jolla.

In order to keep the holiday cheer, along with tidings of comfort and joy, follow these tips on how to protect your pet this holiday season: Continue reading

My Perfect Pet Food In La Jolla

Right now there’s a global shift towards living and eating a healthier way. Everyone is focusing on buying whole foods that are gluten, preservative, GMO and sugar-free, because of the long-term benefits. The most over-worked system in the body is your digestive tract, so it makes sense to eat smart – right? Anyhow, this all begs the following question: if processed food is bad for humans, couldn’t the same be said for dogs?

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Halloween Contest 2012 | La Jolla Blue Book

Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween Costume Contest

Our 2nd Annual Spooktacular Halloween giveaway is back! This year we want to see all of your Halloween costume pics including pets! We will be awarding best pet costume and top three human costumes. No purchase necessary to enter and it’s open to everyone in San Diego!

Four lucky winners will receive 1 of the 4 following prizes…

  • 1 pair of passes to The Haunted Hotel, courtesy of The Haunted Hotel!
  • 1 complimentary pet groom, courtesy of Wind n Sea Mobile Grooming!
  • 2 large pizzas, Courtesy of Extreme Pizza! 
  • 1 custom-made “zombie stack”, courtesy of San Diego Zombie Walk!



First prize: A pair of passes* to The Haunted Hotel, courtesy of The Haunted Hotel where “Horror Movies Come to Life” in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter. *Passes good for the following dates only, September 30 – October 23rd Sunday through Thursday. Tickets can be picked up at our offices in La Jolla or mailed to winner. ($30 value)  WINNER: JEFF D

Second prize: Two (2) large pizzas courtesy of La Jolla’s own, Extreme Pizza ($45 value). Winner must pick up prizes at La Jolla location. WINNER: NATASHA

Third prize: One (1) custom-made “zombie stack” with professional quality Cinema Secrets creme makeup, 1 bottle of gel blood, 1 Woochie “Gash” set, plus applicators ($50 value) courtesy of Zombie Walk: San Diego. Walk with the living dead at this years San Diego Zombie Walk happening October 27th. Prize can be picked up at our La Jolla office or mailed. WINNER: TRACY F.

Pet costume prize: A pet grooming session* from La Jolla’s premier mobile pet groomer, Wind ‘n Sea Mobile Grooming. Mobile grooming will be available to La Jolla residents.*If winner is from outside the select La Jolla coverage area groomer and winner will arrange a convenient La Jolla location.


Post your best Halloween costume picture (can be old or new pics) of either yourself, family member and or pet on our Facebook page, Tweet us a picture with hashtag #lajollahalloween, or email us your picture to We will be selecting 5 finalists where they will go up for vote to the public on our Facebook page. For the pet costume we will choose 3 finalists and post them on our Facebook page for voting as well. The pictures with the most “likes” and comments will determine the winners. NOTE: one comment per profile only. PLEASE SEE DEADLINES BELOW. 

Thanks to all of our sponsors for participating in this Halloween giveaway. Also, join us on Sat October 27th at 5:45pm for the REAL Zombie Walk: San Diego.

Contest is open to anyone in the San Diego area. Must submit pictures by deadlines outlined below. Prizes must be picked up by winners unless otherwise stated. Winner has 24 hours to respond or prize will be forfeit and an alternate winner will be selected.

Deadline to enter the top three prizes is Friday October 12th at noon.
Deadline to enter the pet costume prize is Tuesday October 30th at noon.

Blue Book publishers shall not be liable for any damages arising directly or indirectly from this contest. No purchase necessary to enter. Open to all San Diego residents over 18 years of age.

Pet Friendly Hotels in La Jolla

pet friendly hotels in la jolla

Traveling with your pet can be challenging, especially when it comes to finding pet friendly hotels. As a proud dog owner, a Yorkie named Monty, knowing where I can and cannot bring my dog is crucial and that’s why I’ve put together this list of pet friendly hotels in La Jolla. If I missed any hotels or if you have other helpful tips please feel free to leave a comment below! Ready to eat? Check out these dog friendly La Jolla restaurants with doggie menus. Continue reading

Awesome Doggies Mobile Grooming

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring Awesome Doggies Mobile Grooming.

Want a more convenient and caring grooming salon for your pet? Then Awesome Doggies Mobile Grooming is for you! Their mobile salon provides convenient and gentle grooming for dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes. This mobile salon provides baths, flea treatments, de-shedding, haircuts, dental hygiene, and doggie pedicures.

Visit their website to receive a FREE copy of their guide “How to Train Your Dog for Stress Free Grooming for Life.” Also, be sure to head over to their blog for great tips on how to keep your furry friend safe and comfortable.

Awesome Doggies services all areas of San Diego from Point Loma to Del Mar, Claremont to La Jolla & Rancho Santa Fe. They guarantee you’ll love your pets grooming or your money back!

To schedule a grooming appointment please visit, Awesome Doggies Mobile Grooming or contact them at,


For a full list of grooming salons please visit our La Jolla Dog & Cat Grooming guide.

San Diego Veterinary Clinic | Pacific Beach

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring Pacific Beach Veterinary Clinic.

A neighborhood veterinary clinic for over sixty years, Pacific Beach Veterinary Clinic is a full service veterinary hospital.

Pacific Beach Veterinary Clinic takes care of your pets at any of their life’s stages from routine checkups, to major medical emergencies. They treat dogs, cats, birds and exotic animals. Services include internal medicine, surgery, Radiology, Digital Radiology, dentistry, ultrasound and rehabilitation.

Certain patients who have post op surgeries such as back surgery are unable to walk. The water treadmill allows them to walk on their own without placing a lot of stress on their joints and helps strengthen and recover safely. Veterinary Rehabilitation Services are provided by PAWSitive Rehabilitation, located inside Pacific Beach Veterinary Clinic.

Need to groom your furry friend? PBVC also offers grooming services.

Owner and Veterinarian Dr. Christopher Hoolihan, along with his experienced colleagues Dr. Benita Keiss, and Dr. Army Farley are here to take care of your pet’s medical & surgical needs with compassion at affordable prices. Early morning drop-off and later hours are available as well as emergency visits during business hours.

To learn more about the services they provide please visit, Pacific Beach Veterinary Clinic or contact them at,

1362 Garnet Av
San Diego, CA 92109

To learn more about Veterinarians in and around Pacific Beach & La Jolla please visit our La Jolla Veterinarians guide.