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At the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Southern California, posh pooches are given not only a beautiful environment in which to dine, but their very own menu, too. That's right! There are two menus at the Loews: one for humans and one for canines. Don't worry, though; the dogs are given only the best of the best, which includes beef tenderloin. Next time you and your pup take a trip to Santa Monica, be sure to stop by the Loews Hotel for a meal fit for only the finest fidos. That's what we call pampered pooches....

It's incredible enough seeing one or two dolphins swimming in the ocean, but 1,000? You can imagine how surprised the passengers of Dave's Dolphin and Whale Safari in Dana Point, Calif., were when they witnessed a stampede of these beautiful creatures. The captain of the boat, Dave Anderson, said that in the decades he's spent off Southern California's coast, he's only happened upon this extremely rare occurrence a few times. "It's one of those things you can hope for it, but you can't plan for it," he told the Los Angeles Times. Thankfully, someone was able to record the incredible event....

Beginning Jan. 1 it became illegal to use packs of dogs to chase, corner, and ultimately shoot down bears and bobcats in California. Backers of the law say it's not only unfair to the hunted animals but also potentially dangerous and borderline abusive to the dogs. Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1221 into law in September, banning the use of hounds to hunt bears and bobcats, the Huffington Post reported. The practice involves unleashing packs of trained dogs to track down, chase, and tree bears. Once cornered, hunters...

Authorities made a heartbreaking discovery in Monterey County, Calif. this week. According to the Associated Press, police officials found 113 dead kittens during an apartment search. Officers decided to investigate the residence after the building's property manager told them he had found dead animals in the apartment during an inspection. Most of the kittens were under two months of age. Due to the severity of the situation, police are treating the case as animal hoarding. Staff from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County came to the apartment with the police to assist in any animal care. The grim discovery was still a shock to the workers...

Here's one path you may not want to cross. According to ABC7, a hiker in Santiago Canyon, California caught a mountain lion and coyote running into each other on a trail. The cameraman was originally just filming the lone coyote and was shocked to see a mountain lion waltz through the frame. The predators passed by each other with little fanfare, although the coyote appeared to be a little startled by the sight of the big cat. The mountain lion kept a cool demeanor throughout the chance encounter, not even giving the coyote a passing glance. Shortly after the run in, both animals went their separate ways, each attending to their own furry business. See Cats Exploring The Great...

Surfing may already have gone to the dogs, but now it's going to the goats too. According to ABC News, two goats named Goatee and Pismo are taking their surprising surf talents to the California waves. The farm animals learned from their owner Dana McGregor how to hang 10. McGregor said he decided to teach his pets to surf because it is one of his favorite hobbies. He figured that the goats might enjoy some board time too, but even he was shocked by how quickly they took to the water. RELATED: Animals in Unusual Places McGregor taught Goatee to surf first, taking her to the beach and then putting her on the board. After her success, McGregor started giving lessons to Goatee's son...

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