01/08/2013 06:09 pm ET Updated Mar 10, 2013

Owning A Dog In L.A. -- Best Spots For Dogs In LA

Forget "man's best friend" -- anyone who's ever owned a pup knows they're more like kin. In fact, after the holidays, some of us may even feel like our dogs are the only beings we don't need in small doses (the same can't be said for other members of our fam). Seriously, though, who could ever get tired of being on the receiving end of a sloppy wet smooch after a long day? Those precious moments are exactly why we strive to be the best parents and always pamper our pooches with pedigree (and we don't mean the dog-food brand!).