The ultimate resource for LA dogs and their peeps

The ultimate resource for LA dogs and their peeps

Need a dog sitter for the holidays? A vet to check Fido after he ate his way through the Halloween candy? A prize-winning costume? A neighborhood restaurant that is friendly to dogs?

Check out Launched yesterday, FidoUniverse is overflowing with thousands of resources and opportunities for dogs and their people.

In the interests of fair disclosure, I will state that I am a co-creator of this site with Mary Gallant.  The site was partially inspired by my own frustrations and challenges of finding the right vet, the best pet stores and the funnest events to enjoy when I first got my dog Joey.

More than just a list of stores and services, FidoUniverse allows dog owners to rate services that they have used to guide other dog owners in selecting the best for their dogs.

FidoUniverse’s listing are broad, including:

  • Animal shelters and rescue organizations
  • Pet-friendly restaurants and hotels
  • Dog-friendly hiking trails
  • General and specialty veterinarians
  • Groomers
  • Dog walkers
  • Pet sitters
  • Trainers
  • Pet stores
  • Off-leach dog parks and beaches
  • Animal rights attorneys
  • Events happening throughout Los Angeles County, and
  • Volunteer opportunities involving dogs.

The site is free to use and free for basic business listings. Upgraded listings are available as well as advertising.

For additional information, visit the site or send an email to