Surf City Pet Massage is dedicated to providing excellent massage services for you and your companion animal at reasonable rates.
Massage has been shown in both humans and animals to provide many benefits including but not limited to:

  • Increased Circulation and Muscle Tone
  • Promotion of healing and recovery from exercise and injury
  • Flexibility enhancement and relief of stiffened muscles from age or overuse
  • Promotes the release of endorphins shown to cause less pain
  • Enhances calm and reduces anxiety

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year

I know I’m getting older when I say to all of you this year has gone by so quickly.  I am so thankful and grateful to all of you who have supported me and believe in my service and so lovingly care for that dog child in your life.  I simply adore animals of all types and when I look into my 11 year old Gracie’s face that time just slipped away on us.  I’m lucky, we’ve had wonderful, healthy years together.  As a reminder be careful about too many special treats at the holidays, upset tummies can lead to terrible messes and vet bills.  Watch your puppies, they just love “shiny things”.  Try to keep loud and obnoxious behaviors distant from nervous dogs, they are so terrified at New Years (mine too by the way).  Also, very important watch your special alcohol drinks they smell delicious and are poisonous to your pet.  Those pretty poinsettias too. Here is a link list from the ASPCA of poisonous plants for dogs http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/dogs-plant-list  I am always selling gift certificates and if your interested for your own dog or a friends just give me a call.  Have a very happy and safe holiday season.  Bark bark fa-la-la-la.

Paws Chateau Event

This Sunday December 4th from 12:00 Pm till 4 PM Paws Chateau will be hosting a holiday event with local vendors and of course their open house.  Paws Chateau is a Resort Style Dog Boarding facility, Doggie Day Camp and training academy.  They are truly one of the cleanest, brightest places I’ve ever scene.  I dropped in unannounced to introduce myself because a friend recommended them and they were very clean.  The dogs were super happy and of all sizes.  Each one was delighted to be dropped off.  None of them were upset, just excited to see their friends.  I will personally be there from about 11;30 AM till 1:15 PM doing canine massage demonstration on all four legged participants who wish to try it out.  For more information of Paws Chateau go to www.pawschateau.com

Support for Loss of Your Pet

My clients of late and myself have had the very tough task of saying good bye to our favored friends.  I know this is a part of pet ownership no one likes to talk about but I feel I need at this time to address it.

This is by far the most difficult part of my job, each person going through this has their own journey and experiences grief in their own way.

I found this website that is very helpful and has many links to bereavement groups and other sources for coping with the sadness and loss.  I’ve attached the link and I hope it is a help to anyone who reads it.


As the Dog Work Evolves

So I have been a canine therapist some years now, and first I am very grateful for all the wonderful people and their beloved fur babies I’ve met and worked on.

Second, as time goes by I am becoming more specialized in older arthritic pets, or ones that need extra calming with aromatherapy and healing touch.  I do still enjoy working on my athletic pets; but I have to say there is nothing more warming to your heart then the gratitude of an older pet.

If you have any questions about how massage can benefit your older furry friend please don’t hesitate to call me.

Enjoy them, love them, and remember them.



Newfoundland Annual Picnic

On October 11, 2015 I went out to the annual Southern California Chapters Newfoundland Dog Picnic (Newfie Picnic).  Boy was it hot out at El Dorado Park in Long Beach (about a 105 degrees!).  I had a great time and met some really wonderful people truly dedicated to the breed and its rescue.  With the heat being what it was, I did ice massage on the dogs and shoulder work on the people.  I did not take photos at this event, I don’t think there’s anything worse then getting your picture taken when your hot and sweaty accept maybe hot and droolie.  I was happy that I was able to raise a little money for the rescue foundation via the old tip jar (all of my tips always go to the rescues I’m there to support).  So a good time was had, and I am very grateful that I was invited.

Petition to Continue Dog Massage in California

If your interested in keeping Pet Massage done by professionals like myself legal in the state of California please click on to the attached link and sign the petition.  10,000 signatures are necessary please feel free to copy the link and pass it on.  Many thanks to any and all who participate.  KL



Saying Good Bye To A Dog Friend

One of my clients passed away recently, and I wanted to take the time to write about him and how much my dog friends mean to me.  His name was Handsome, and by any definition he was.  You can see pictures of him on my sight under testimonials.  But beyond the physical, he was simply a great dog.  Good nature, funny and laughed at you too.  He had a huge nose and I would always love to look at his face from the tip of it.  Made you feel real small like you were looking at a lion.  Loosing a dog friend, is not the same as loosing your own pet.  Been there and back again.  But it is a loss that all the same you feel and grieve; because despite what many humans think, dogs are not “replaceable”.  Like people they are individual in spirit, personality, enthusiasm, play, love, attention and a host of other descriptions to numerous for this blog.  The personal loss of a pet is like the loss of a family member, and my sentiment to one whose lost a pet is similar to that of one who has lost a human member.  I am usually put at a loss for words.

For the Love of Dog!

So this post is a message updating what Surf City Pet Massage has been doing.  I am currently working with many private clients, (pups of all sizes, shapes and ages, and of course people of all sizes, shapes and ages).  Of late I have not been participating in as many events because I am looking for volunteer opportunities/events with individual rescue organizations who would like me to come out and work on and with their rescue babies. If you or your organization would be interested in Dog Massage for your group or a demonstration please don’t hesitate to call of send a email.



1st Annual City of Villa Park Dog Adoption Event

Walk with a Friend had a wonderful first event to host several dog adoption groups to bring awareness to the city and surrounding areas of the wonderful animals available to be a forever pet.  It was a beautiful warm day for October, with really great vendors and even better dogs available for their forever homes.  I did a brief demonstration of the benefits of dog massage too! puggy wwaf

Surf City Surf Dog

This is probably the biggest dog event for Huntington Beach each year.  Surf City Surf Dog is a surfing competition based solely for dogs and their owners.  This year the major sponsor was Sony who let people to dog documentaries on their experiences at the event. I worked the VIP tent which became more of a quiet area for dogs and their owners before the big events.  It was really a beautiful day, very hot and the waves were not too crazy so the dogs did very well.

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