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ECO DOG WASH AND CARE LA

The xmas tree is up! The bed is being made for the boarding dogs
The xmas tree is up! The bed is being made for the boarding dogs

I am extremely grateful to say that my first official job is with the ECO DOG WASH AND CARE LA.  Eco dog is green certified business and uses only natural, Vegan, eco friendly, biodegradable and cruelty free products with a range  from aloe vera and avocado infused simply bath spray  to  peppermint, cedar, geranium & lemongrass to argan oil, coconut-derived cleanser, jojoba, lavender and myrrh in their Simply Clean Shampoo. All of eco dogs products not only make your dog smell good using only natural ingredients but the formulas made also to naturally repel fleas & ticks.

 

IMG_1154Before i started working at eco dog i had been taking both my dogs (medium sized yellow lab and small tibetan terrier) for either a self wash or groom for years! Their prices are wonderful! Did i mention that its only $32 for a full day of cage free care! where the dogs play all day with each other and staff. When the dogs are boarding (staying over night) they are with a staff member at all times, get fed a natural healthy vegan dinner with no artificial flavor or colors (Im telling ya! the pups at eco dog eat healthier than me! ) and sleep in huge human beds with conforters and pillows.

 

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I absolutley reccomend eco dog to anyone with a doggy! Whether it be big or small they are all accepted and treated with immense care and respect. Eco dog takes in dogs that were found on the street too with no home, abused and broken yet whenever i come in for work those dogs are filled with joy and love for the care that the dogs revieve is outstanding, i had never even heard of a dog care or wash that takes care of them as much as eco dog does.IMG_1153

Eco Dog Wash started in 2010 by Owner Karen

“I started this business because I love dogs and know that other dog lovers want eco-smart, eco-friendly options for self-wash, grooming, daycare & boarding services right here in our neighborhood.

I’ve lived here for over 20 years and am deeply committed to this community and doing what I can to support ecologically sound practices. In every aspect of the store operations we strive to be as clean and green as possible.”

IMG_1140Working at eco dog and seeing how much Karen cares for these dogs and making sure that they are safe and happy no matter where they came from has inspired me even more to do whatever i can to help doggies be happy and healthy!

and is located off of Pico and Genesee in Pick-fair village (Mid-City).

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They are open

MONDAY to FRIDAY    7 – 7
 
SATURDAY                 10 – 5
 
SUNDAY                     11 – 4 (last self wash bath is at 3)

 

To find out more about eco dogs amazing products click here

 

And to find out about thier awesome cage free and eco bath and care services click here 

DITCH the plastic bottle! Here is why

Did you know that about 60 billion plastic water bottles are tossed in landfills each year? Plastic water bottles are a huge hazard to the environment and only have negative effects on the earth.  plastic-ocean

 

Here are only SOME of the problems plastic water bottles have on the earth all of these facts are from ban the bottle  and these all have to do with the U.S

1.)  Americas usage of plastic bottles is at high demand, thus using  over 17 billion barrels of oil yearly, that is enough oil to supply about 1.4 million cars a year.

2.) With all the energy plastic water bottles cause the energy could be used instead to power 190,000 homes

3.) Antimony, which is found in PET plastic bottles, in small doses can cause dizziness and depression; in larger doses it can cause nausea, vomiting and deathIsland-2

Plastic  Bottled water is not good for you either, yes it is water and water is natural. But plastic isn’t and when plastic gets hot it releases chemicals making the water no longer good to drink which is a huge waste.

Plastic water bottles also take over 1,000 years to biodegrade and if they are set on fire or burnt they release even more toxins.

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Ways to ditch the plastic bottle

Getting a reusable NON-plastic water bottle without any BPA is actually hard to find yet once i find and try out one that will be the best choice for you and the environment.  BPA free reusable plastic water bottle or stainless steel bottles, yet aluminum reusable bottles do have a possible BPA liner which is not good.