Pet Story! Parks, Perks and Pet Adoptions in DTLA

At Watermarke Tower, we love pets!  Your little family member deserves the best, so we’ve come up with some great resources for you to exercise your options – and your furry friend. No pet, no problem! Why not adopt an animal companion of your own! LA Animal Services will match you with the perfect pet. Have you considered a cat? LA is currently experiencing a kitten boom – thousands of kitties are inundating LA shelters and officials are offering free cat adoptions through the rest of the year. You can even rent a rescue dog for a hike in Runyon Canyon! LA is packed with opportunities to keep those tails a waggin’ all year long! That’s our story, and we’re sticking to it!

Sticks and Pinecone

600 W 9th St. Ste.135

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Sticks and Pinecone is a community-driven small business offering pet products and small dog daycare services. They carry only the highest quality dog and cat food and uniquely curated toys, treats, clothing, leashes, beds, bowls, accessories and more. Their goal is to promote healthy and happy lifestyles with pet owners and their pets by creating authentic relationships and providing a one-of-a-kind retail and small dog day care experience.

The Original Rescue Dog Hike

Did you know you can rent a rescue dog for a romp in Runyon Canyon? The Original Rescue Dog Hike was created by Free Animal Doctor cofounder Ryan Boyd to raise money for his animal welfare nonprofi. Angelenos have a great opportunity to meet some adorable, adoptable pets, and dogs get a chance to exercise and socialize. The hikes are done in a group of up to 12 hikers, plus the dogs. Upon arrival, everyone gets a few minutes to sniff each other out, then grab a leash for the three-mile trek. If you bring your own dog along, they’re allowed to join the pack as long as they’re friendly to the other dogs.

Pussy & Pooch Pethouse and Pawbar

564 S Main St.

Los Angeles, CA 90013

You lead a stylish, progressive life and your pet companion should, too. That’s the thinking behind Pussy & Pooch, an adventurous destination where convenience meets community in a design-forward, social experience for pets and people. With a focus on nutrition and green living, the store is dedicated to providing a playful and edgy twist to the traditional pet store experience. Services include pet grooming, pet dental, and pet parties, along with an insane array of boutique pet toys, furniture and accessories. Pussy & Pooch offers convenient local delivery, and in-store and curbside pick-up for online orders.

Pet Project LA

548 S. Spring St. Ste. 107

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Pet Project LA wants to show your fur babies the love! And to keep your pet piqued, their vast inventory is constantly curated to support the DTLA community with creative products for dogs, cats and small animals. Offerings include seasonal pet apparel, pet party supplies, grooming products, bowls, carriers, e-collars, and food & treats from all your favorite brands. Pet Project LA offers same-day delivery with local courier PDQ. Find out more info about them here.


850 S Hope St.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Got a new puppy? Petco makes puppyhood easy with the PupBox toy, treat and training kit, customized for your pooch. Each month you’ll receive a box of all the products and training information you need to be the best puppy parent paw-sible. Toys, treats, chews, and accessories are all handpicked based on your pup’s age and physical characteristics. Your box will change based on your pup’s growth and development, introducing you to new products and themes along the way. From the potty training blues, to chewing on shoes and the terrible twos, Petco will be there for it all.

L.A. Live Dog Park

L.A. Live Way

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Located On L.A. Live Way, just west of the parking garage behind Regal Cinemas, L.A. Live Off-Leash Dog Park is a fenced-in landscaped park fitted with benches and water fountains. There are designated areas for both small and large dogs to exercise with similar sized friends, and both sections are stocked with waste bags. The park is patrolled by L.A. Live security officers, with surveillance cameras and an emergency call box for extra safety.

Arts District Dog Park

1004 E 4th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

In 2009, Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association (LARABA) launched the Arts District Dog Park Park project. True to its creative surroundings, the park is punctuated with colorful murals from LA artist Septerhed. The park includes a dog water fountain, separate small dog area, shade trees, benches for humans, a community bulletin board, pooper-scoopers, and trash bins. Not run or supported by the City of Los Angeles, this volunteer-run park is a true example of community spirit. While the land is being generously loaned to the community, there are yearly operational costs to cover. You can help keep the Arts District Dog Park open to the public with a donation to cover operational costs.

Spring Street Park

428 S Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Spring Street Park brings a substantial and much-needed green space to DTLA’s Historic Core. A former parking lot has been transformed to a lawn, playground, and seating area nestled in the shadow of luxury lofts. This small park allows dogs to fun free, and humans a chance to relax and linger in this fascinating neighborhood. The park also has a children’s play area and concentric walkways circling the lawn. The park provides security and is cleaned every morning. Make sure you observe the poo poo rules-they can be quite strict!

LA Animal Services

Looking to adopt a furry friend? LA Animal Services is a wealth of information for prospective pet parents, including adopting a pet, finding a lost pet, licensing, animal vaccinations, spay/neuter information, microchipping, and what to do if you find a stray animal. Search for your perfect animal companion on the website’s Adoptable Pet Search. All cat, dogs and rabbits adopted from an L.A. Animal Services will have a microchip. The cost of microchipping is included in the adoption fee.