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Melissa's Mutt Hutt
4208 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Melissa's Mutt Hutt offers a variety of pet services, including dog walking, in-home pet sitting, a pet taxi, boarding,More holistic pet massage therapy and home visits for dogs, cats, birds, fish and even ferrets. It is the second largest dog walking business in LA County, with 32 fully accredited, uniformed staff members. Dog walking is done on a private or semi-private basis, with not more than three dogs of similar size and type in a group. One-on-one quality pet care, including special needs pets, is the primary focus at Melissa's, and many of the "Mutt Hutters" also work with local animal rescue organizations.
South Bay Doggie Day Care
2315 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Since 1998, Charlotte Bell has been providing local dog owners with day care services and more at South Bay Doggie DayMore Care. The facility is cage-free, with indoor and outdoor areas for dogs to play and rest. Other services include dog walking (with in-home walkers available), obedience training and a "Boarding Alternative," wherein dogs are boarded during the day and sent home at night. Charlotte also works with local dog rescue groups to find good homes for abandoned dogs. Visit the Web site for more information about the available services.
Manhattan Beach Fire Department
400 15th St, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Rooted in local volunteerism, the early days of the city's firefighting efforts included the purchase in 1919 of aMore single hose reel specifically designed for putting out fires. The hose was stored at the local hardware store. Firefighting efforts were then shared by neighboring Hermosa Beach and Los Angeles County Fire.

In 1923, the Manhattan Beach Fire Department, still a volunteer effort, was formally developed by the Lion Tamers Club, a local leadership group.

Today, the department is made up of two fire stations, 30 career firefighters and 24 volunteer personnel. Strategically located fire stations within the city provide quick assistance to the community. Each fire station operates within a specific district that comprises the immediate geographical area around the station.


  • Station One:  400 15th Street
  • Station Two:  1400 Manhattan Beach Blvd.

In addition to their firefighting duties, department personnel are also actively involved in other service areas, such as instructing Manhattan Beach residents in preparation and survival skills, serving on specialized rescue teams, and inspecting homes and businesses to ensure fire safety.

Scott Ferguson is Manhattan Beach's fire chief and his bio can be found here. The department's batallion chiefs are John Weber (A Shift), Frank Chiella (B Shift) and Ken Shuck (C Shift).

The stations' fleet of vehicles and equipment consists of four fire engines with pumpers (two reserves); three rescue vans (two reserve); one ambulance; two batallion vehicles (one reserve); one utility truck; and two fire preservation sedans.

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