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Unique Dog Bakery Opens in CDM

Karen Mahmalji was inspired to open Top Dog Barkery in Corona del Mar after volunteering at a local animal shelter.

A new dog bakery has arrived in Corona del Mar, but there are more than just doggie treats on the shop's menu.

Located in the Corona del Mar Plaza, the newly opened  Top Dog Barkery features a bakery case filled with fresh-baked dog treats and shelves stacked with gifts for dog lovers. But owner Karen Mahmalji, who spent several years working in the corporate world, said she decided to open her store after volunteering at the Irvine Animal Shelter.

"I want to have a successful business, but at the same time I want to help dogs get adopted and placed in homes," Mahmalji said.

So along with selling treats and trinkets for dogs and dog lovers, Mahmalji will also be hosting events to help shelter dogs find good homes.

"We did a trial run on Super Bowl Sunday with the Orange County Animal Shelter," Mahmalji said. "They brought in two cats and two dogs and one cat and one dog were adopted."

Adoptiong and dog-fostering events will be held at Top Dog Barkery on a regular basis, Mahmalji said.

Shoppers at the bakery can expect to find a wide range of products, including grain-free dog food like Taste of the Wild, Sojos treats, Bowser dog beds, Tuffy Toys which are double stitched for durability and Dogla dog collars. The store also carries an assortment of cat food, treats and accessories including Whole Life treats and Yeowww catnip.

To celebrate its debut in Newport Beach, Top Dog Barkery is having a premiere opening party on Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24 from noon. to 3 p.m. The party will feature “puparazzi,” a photographer taking red carpet photos of dogs in attendance, doggie door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and a Best Dressed Top Dog Contest and at 1 p.m. each day, in which Fido can show his formal best with the winner receiving a complimentary grooming certificate.

Guests who RSVP on the Top Dog Barkery website for the premiere party will be added to the VIP list, receiving a free swag bag filled with doggie treats and an additional entry for the doggie door prizes.  

Top Dog Barkery is located at 924 Avocado. For more information, and for any special orders including doggie birthday cakes made to order, call 949-759-DOGS (3647).

Kelly Sawyer "Animal Defender" February 07, 2013 at 10:14 PM
I LOVE IT! Ideal Business for canine dignified community of Newport Beach. Furry family members are REAL FAMILY in Newport. I commend this business for practicing a Humane Pet Store Business Model that is ethical and will surely succeed in responsible ownership providing service to community. NOT peddling PUPPY MILL CRUELTY SUCH AS RUSSO'S. Newport HUMANE MODEL Flourishing Pet Business DESERVE SOLE SUPPORT- City Council needs to SUPPORT ETHICAL HUMANE BUSINESS ONLY!-- this week Burbank became #13 ETHICAL CITY Council in So Cal banning INHUMANE Russo's puppy mill puppy pet store sales harming our community- Update NECESSARY CRUELTY LAWS NEWPORT BEACH --Times have Changed -Humane Model Puppy Stores proven to triple their income converting from Russo's puppy mill model-- NO EXCUSE for animal abuse council!--Newport Families, Constituents, Taxpayers and Children DESERVE A HUMANE CITY NOT VICTIMIZATION BY ELECTED OFFICIALS -- BRAVO TOP DOG BARKERY! please feel free to contact humanechange4newportbeach@gmail.com I know and work with many reputable purebred rescues loaded with beautiful healthy puppies and mature perfect pets of all breeds --pleased to aid in promoting your business in So Cal Canine Network in any way you feel would be of assistance in sky rocketing your new store for even larger Profits in your already certain success -- I am also avail to volunteer during adoptions and I will see you on the red Carpet!....Kelly Sawyer - Newport Beach Companion Animal Advocate
Kelly Sawyer "Animal Defender" February 07, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Huntington Beach Humane Ordinance Speakers- Dr. Jana Kohl Expert in Animal Cruelty--Kelly Sawyer Newport Beach Companion Animal Advocate--Renee Karapedian Humane Model Puppy Pet Sale Store Conversion OWNER -- Russo's Pets Convicted Cruelty Criminal Owner Berates HSUS to H.B. City Politicians in City Meeting (disgraceful!) HUNTINGTON BEACH INTEGRITY AND DIGNITY OF COMMUNITY IN PROTECTION while Tripling profits, Relieving Conservative and American Tax payer Burden CAUSED BY RUSSO'S AND CITY COUNCIL *** Newport Beach Ranks #7 Puppy Mill Sales for Capital of Puppy Mill Industry Missouri in Legal Gov Document analysis NAMING RUSSOS PETS AND MASSIVE PUPPY MILL SALES*** INHUMANE ISLAND NEWPORT BEACH-FEDERAL PUPPY MILL CRUELTY- THE HUMANE LAW SOLUTION OF BIG PROFITS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA1IbwbNGnY
Kelly Sawyer "Animal Defender" February 08, 2013 at 01:34 AM
A Gracious Welcome to Owner Karen Mahmalji on behalf of our Canine Companions ... This is O.C. Animal Care County Kill and Carson Kill Shelter Last Minute Saviors that I fostered (as I am foster care giver) --Amazing Companions I adopted and have puppy mill survivor, This is Their message to End Animal Cruelty and open your heart to a homeless companion in need... "SIMPLY THE BEST" and it is for Top Dog Barkery ! ....our canine community appreciates your personal sacrifice and dedication of investment in humane and very chic business and we promise you success. btw.... your adoptions will fill your heart and pocket book in ethical reputation that keeps a business IN BUSINESS-- Humane adoption brings Loyal Spenders who are grateful and appreciative of those who invest in Companions dignity with FANTASTIC STYLE and return over and over and over spending more in services and product you offer :) .. LOL ENJOY THE VIDEO it is popular with in rescue community :)-- http://youtu.be/uQ5GfC3UNew
Johnny Utah February 08, 2013 at 05:03 AM
Is the owner a muslim or arab woman?

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