The Lazy Dog Café in Valencia, Calif., was the location of a fundraiser for the Los Angeles-based Operations Blankets of Love (OBOL). OBOL provides blankets and other comfort items to shelters and rescues for homeless pets throughout California. On average, they provide 1,000 blankets a month.
Blankets provide a sense of comfort for animals that are in stressful situations. That in turns makes them calmer and gives them a better shot at finding a “forever” home. In other words, it saves lives.
According to OBOL’s Facebook page, “Since our inception in Jan. 2008, we have collected over 750,000 donated blankets, comforters, towels, toys, treats, dog igloos, carriers, crates, first aid supplies, grooming supplies and other pet related items for homeless pets in need.”
The Lazy Dog Café is a small chain of restaurants in Southern California where customers can bring their well-behaved dogs while they enjoy a meal on the restaurant’s patio area. The patio at the Valencia restaurant is gated.
The restaurant serves a variety of foods from several cultures including Mexico, Italy and Morocco. The menu is best described as eclectic. Each of the items Naomi and I sampled was delicious and just a bit different than traditional fare. The prices are reasonable for the quality and freshness of the foo.
Naomi enjoyed watching everyone walk by and being allowed to be the human she thinks she is. Lazy Dog Café is a great place to eat, especially on a beautiful California day.
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