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Best of 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards – San Jose

November 1, 2009 by Tails Magazine in November 2009 with 0 Comments

Best Vet

Winner:
Adobe Animal Hospital
(650) 948-9661
Adobe-Animal.com

Runner-up:
John Quick (Animal Care Center)
(408) 779-4010
AnimalCareCenterMH.vetsuite.com

Other favorites:
Los Gatos Dog and Cat Hospital
Mary Kate Cameron (Cameron Veterinary Hospital)
Peter Keesling (San Martin Veterinary Hospital)

Best Dog-Friendly Parks

Winner:
Morgan Hill Community Park
morganhilldog@gmail.com
MorganHillDog.org

Runner-up:
Fort Funston
fortfunston@comcast.net
FortFunstonDog.org

Other favorites:
Shoreline Dog Park
Butcher Dog Park
Saratoga Creek Dog Park

Best Trainer

Winner:
Nancy Weller (A Dog’s Life)

DogsLife.biz

Runner-up:
Downtown Dogs
(408) 287-2267
DowntownDogs.com

Other favorites:
Tracey Lee Davis (A Dog’s Life)
Kelly Alves Helsing (Downtown Dogs)
Nannette Morgan (Pawsitive Pals Dog Training)

Best Overnight Boarding/Day Care

Winner:
Downtown Dogs
(408) 287-2267
DowntownDogs.com

Runner-up:
A Dog’s Life
DogsLife.biz

Other favorites:
Kylee Giovanetti
Diva Dogs
All About Critters

Best Bakery

Winner:
Five Paw Dog Bakery
(650) 941-5729
FivePaw.com

Runner-up:
Happy Go Lucky Dog Boutique
(408) 204-9339
HappyGoLuckyDogs.com

Other favorites:
Paws Place
Cold Nose Bakery

Best Pet-Friendly Bar/Restaurant

Winner:
Sonoma Chicken Coop
SonomaChickenCoop.com

Runner-up:
O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub
(408) 947-8007
OFlahertysPub.com

Other favorites:
Poppy’s Fish and Poultry
Bill’s Café
Left Bank Brasserie
Pizza Antica
Village California Bistro and Wine Bar

Best Pet Boutique

Winner:
For Other Living Things
(408) 739-6785
ForOtherLivingThings.com

Runner-up:
Gussied Up Dog Boutique
(408) 279-2229
GussiedUpDog.com

Other favorites:
Animal Care Center
Bow Wowzer
Happy Go Lucky Dog Boutique

Best Groomer

Winner:
A Dog’s Life
DogsLife.biz

Runner-up:
Jessica Calderon (Animal Care Center)
(408) 779-4010
AnimalCareCenterMH.vetsuite.com

Other favorites:
Lisa Dunbar (A Dog’s Life)
Stephanie Dorsey (Animal Care Center)
Canine Concepts

Best Agility Instructor

Winner:
Cecilia Sternzon (A Dog’s Life)
DogsLife.biz

Runner-up (TIE):
Linda Brisbin
Jackie Bretschneider

Other favorites:
Chad Culp (Thriving Canine)
Jen Voelkel (Downtown Dogs)
Jennifer Underwood (2 Feet & 4 Paws Forward Dog Training)
Sue Dowell

Best Pet Boutique

Winner:
For Other Living Things
(408) 739-6785
ForOtherLivingThings.com

Runner-up:
Gussied Up Dog Boutique
(408) 279-2229
GussiedUpDog.com

Other favorites:
Animal Care Center
Bow Wowzer
Happy Go Lucky Dog Boutique

Best Pet Photographer

Winner:
Jen Smith (PhotoSmith LLC)
(408) 460-3309
PhotoSmithLLC.com

Runner-up:

Peg Jackson Photography
(408) 778-5957
PegJacksonPhotography.com

Other favorites:
Karen Hudson (Family Tails Photography)
Barbara Higgins (Barbara Higgins Photography)
Jorge Briones Photography

Best Dog Food

Winner:
Hill’s Science Diet
(800) 445-5777
HillsPet.com

Runner-up:
Wellness
(800) 225-0904
WellnessPetFood.com

Other favorites:
Iams
Innova
Orijen

Best Cat Food

Winner:
Hills/Science Diet
(800) 445-5777
HillsPet.com

Runner-up:
Wellness
(800) 225-0904
WellnessPetFood.com

Other favorites:
EVO
Iams
Orijen
Purina

Best Dog Treat

Winner:
Zukes
(866) 985-3364
Zukes.com

Runner-up:
Milk-Bone
MilkBone.com

Other favorites:
Greenies
Old Mother Hubbard
Wellness

Best Cat Treat

Winner:
Feline Greenies
(866) GREENIES
Greenies.com

Runner-up:
Whiskas Temptations
(800) 525-5273
Whiskas.com

Other favorites:
Friskies
Pounce
Wellness
Zukes

Best Dog Toy

Winner:
Kong
(303) 216-2626
KongCompany.com

Runner-up:
Nylabone
(800) 631-2188
Nylabone.com

Other favorites:
Chuck It
Kong Wubba
Tuffie Toys


Tails Readers’ Choice Awards entries and winners were reviewed and approved by the accounting firm of Chamlin and Associates.

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