Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Presidential Puppy Poll.....

President-Elect Barack Obama promised his daughters a new puppy for when they move into The White House in January. What kind of puppy do you think they should get? Vote now, and vote often!

Friday, May 16, 2008

bark-er park sneak preview!

Hey everybody! On Saturday, May 17th, from noon - 4pm we will be having a sneak-preview open house for the Bark-er Dog Park, the first indoor dog park with an outdoor feel!

The Bark-er Dog Park is a membership only dog park and the recession price is $240 per year (paid in advance), $40 per month, or $10 per day. When you join you will need to provide current shot records and if you have a photo of your pet, please bring it with you.

At our sneak preview, we will be having a raffle for five days of free daycare, food, drinks, and much more!

We can't wait to see you again!

Friday, April 25, 2008

come celebrate my first birthday!

last thursday was my first birthday, and we're having a party on saturday, april 26 to celebrate!

who: you!
what: cake (for dogs and people) and lots of romping
why: i'm a year old! (so are wonton and lily, my litter-mates.)
where: the lofty dog academy, 525 south hewitt (at barker block), 90013
when: noon to 3pm, saturday, april 26

in lieu of presents, donate to the animal welfare fund.

see you there!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

paw-ty at the bark-er block!

Have you missed me? I've been helping out with opening the new Loftydog Academy in the Bark-er Block. Here I am near the food and other goodies we'll have for sale here. (I'm there, really! I'm a very small dog in a very big space!)

On April 10, we'll be having another paw-ty hour from 6-9pm at 525 S. Hewitt St. Come out and enjoy food, drinks, and music. Help us break in the new place, and sign up for great discounts on our upcoming daycare — up to 25% off! (The daycare services will begin May 19th.)

Cody out.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

we've moved to the barker block!

We've moved to our new facility - the LoftyDog Academy, located at the Barker Block (in the Arts District) and you're invited to our soft launch:

(click on the image to "biggify")

Just in case you can't see the flyer:

The Loftydog Academy
is pleased to announce its first
Paw-ty Hour at the Bark-er Block
6pm-9pm, Thursday, March 13th

Come and enjoy food, music, dogs and help us celebrate our new neighborhood. Barker Block is also the new home to Urth Caffé, Loft Appeal, and Arte Calidad.

Our rates for Bark-er Park passes, yearly memberships, grooming, daycare, boarding, and more have been posted to our LoftyDog website. Come to our Paw-ty for special pre-pay preview rates!

Monday, February 18, 2008

goin' to the barker block!

The Loftydog is very excited to announce we are moving to the Barker Block at 525 South Hewitt! Everything will be under one woof; grooming, day care, the Barker Dog Park, the Bark Pass, and retail. Please email us at to receive updates!

With our move to the Barker Block, we have decided to change with the growing demands of our large customer base. Our focus will be daycare, grooming, and essential pet supplies. We are looking forward to becoming a part of the Arts District. We know that you will enjoy the convenience of ample street parking and having a fun, clean, and safe environment to bring your dog.

The Loftydog @ 120 W. 2nd St. will be closing February 29th, 2008. We have decided to LEAP this year into a 7,000 sq. foot warehouse that will facilitate all of your growing needs as pet parents and urban loft dwellers.

We are having a huge puppy love blow out sale. Everything must go!!! 20-30% off most items, selected items are 50% off.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Top Ten U.S. and Los Angeles Breeds

The American Kennel Club just released it's top 10 most popular dog breeds in the US, according to AKC registration. And the winners are...

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
6. Boxer
7. Dachshund
8. Poodle
9. Shih Tzu
10. Bulldog

Los Angeles' top dogs are:

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Bulldog
3. German Shepherd
4. Yorkshire Terrier
5. Golden Retriever
6. Poodle
7. Maltese
8. French Bulldog
9. Pomeranian
10. Pug

Judging by the dogs that come into The LoftyDog, I'd say that the Downtown Los Angeles dog population wasn't well represented. We see more Shih Tzus, a breed that didn't even make the Los Angeles Top 10, than almost any other breed. Here's my prediction - look to the Shih Tzu to break through and crack next year's list for top Los Angeles breeds.

Interesting notes:

  • This is the first time since 1935 that the Bulldog has ranked in the U.S. top 10.

  • Los Angeles sets the trend again - the Bulldog is most popular in Los Angeles, having made the Los Angeles Top 10 for three consecutive years.

  • San Francisco and Los Angeles were the only cities in the nation to include the French Bulldog in their Top 10 lists.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Pet Bedding Sale

As we gear up for our big move to the Barker Block in the next few months, we realized that we didn't want to haul all the bedding we have in stock to our new location. So we're having a sale! All pet beds are 20% off during the month of January! Yes, even the cat beds and the "Furcedes-Benz" car! So if you've been eyeing that "Shag"-a-delic cat bed or the large waterproof blue microsuede number, this is your chance to save 20%!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

January Yappy Hour tonight!

It's the second Thursday of the month, which means it's time again for the monthly Downtown Artwalk and our coinciding event, The LoftyDog Yappy Hour! If you haven't been, you're missing out on one of Downtown Los Angeles' don't-miss events - a chance for all downtown dogs to frolic together while their owners socialize with live music, food, and drinks.

Yappy Hour at The Loftydog
Thursday, January 10th
7pm - 9pm
120 W. 2nd St (between Spring & Main)
Downtown Los Angeles, CA
ph: (213)687-8820

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Year Neck Check: Have You Done It?

Just like you check the batteries on your smoke detectors, The Lofty Dog recommends you check your pet's collar regularly. The start of a new year is a good time to do the Neck Check (hence the name, New Year Neck Check. Clever, huh?) - make sure the collar still fits well, not worn to the point of breaking, and that the ID on your pet is current. It's so easy to not notice a frayed collar, especially if yours is an active dog. After all, if the collar comes off, it doesn't matter what is on the tags.

While we recommend that all dogs get microchipped as well, ensuring that current information is on your dog's tag makes a huge difference - it's what gets your dog home, fast. Many people don't know to check if a found dog has a microchip, and reading that requires a whole lot more time and effort than just reading a tag and calling the phone number.

And just in case you're worried about tags falling off a collar, take a Sharpie and write your contact information on the inside of your pet's collar.

Check those necks everybody!