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Local Veterinarian Information

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (36096)

The following are listings provided by All-Starr Pet Services. Please call the veterinarians for the latest information. Emergency Vet Clinics are in red. This form was updated 4/07/2018.



Carmel & Carmel Valley

  • Animal Hospital at Mid Valley-Dr. Anderson

312 Mid Valley Center Carmel, CA 93923


  • Carmel Valley Veterinary Hospital-Dr. Holt

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Overnight Checklist

Posted on April 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (10450)

Overnight Sitting/Day-Care



 Your Dog 

 Collar with up-to-date ID tag (your name, phone #, microchip #, and address are advised)

 Harness, Gentle Leader, or Halti

 Leash (Non-retractable, 4 or 6-foot leash)

 Food (it is advised that you provide a few extra days’ worth of food in case your return is delayed. Michelle is happy to pick up food from your home or pet store should we r...

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Posted on June 24, 2014 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (6657)


1. Contact your local police department.

2. Look in your local newspaper under "found" animal ads.


3. Place a "LOST" ad in your local newspaper.


4. Check your local animal shelters. Visiting the shelter in person is better than calling. You know your animal better than anyone. Descriptions are not always sufficient for a stranger to recognize your animal. Check the shelter every 3 days for several weeks to insure that your animal is not...

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Kevin Hill-Pet Painter

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (9318)

Are you an animal lover? Do you love covering your walls with pictures of your pets? Then boy do I have the man for you!!! Kevin Hill is an animal lover and he sure can paint a pretty picture. I first met Kevin at Pet Food Express where he was displaying some of his artwork. I was BLOWN AWAY at the quality of his work. He truly captures the essence of your pet in his painting. His protraits are so life-like it is easy to confuse the oil painting with a photograph. But upon ...

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Household Hazards!!

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (3487)

I'm sure we have all heard chocolate is poisonous to dogs, but have you checked your house lately for other lesser-known hazards? And what about hazards for cats or smaller critters...Here is a list of common items to be aware of provided by the Humae Society of the United States.

Dangers just outside your door

  1. Antifreeze that contains ethylene glycol...

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Pet-Friendly Hotels in Monterey County

Posted on January 10, 2014 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (15823)
Local lodgings that allow pets in Monterey County. 
The following list is provided by the SPCA for Monterey County. Please note the restrictions as listed by the hotel or motel management. All listed information is supplied by the business and a listing here does not imply endorsement or support by The SPCA for Monterey County.
Cities listed alaphbetically.
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