Laurel Canyon
Animal Company

+ Lake Shore Drive music

Welcome to our terms and conditions

These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Laurel Canyon Animal Company‘s Website.

Laurel Canyon Animal Company is located at:

8305 Yucca Trail Los Angeles
90046 – California , United States

By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use Laurel Canyon Animal Company’s website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: “Client”, “You” and “Your” refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company’s terms and conditions. “The Company”, “Ourselves”, “We”, “Our” and “Us”, refers to our Company. “Party”, “Parties”, or “Us”, refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client’s needs in respect of provision of the Company’s stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of United States. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.


We employ the use of cookies. By using Laurel Canyon Animal Company’s website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with Laurel Canyon Animal Company’s privacy policy.

Most of the modern day interactive web sites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies.


Unless otherwise stated, Laurel Canyon Animal Company and/or it’s licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Laurel Canyon Animal Company. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  1. Republish material from
  2. Sell, rent or sub-license material from
  3. Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from

Redistribute content from Laurel Canyon Animal Company (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

User Comments

  1. This Agreement shall begin on the date hereof.
  2. Certain parts of this website offer the opportunity for users to post and exchange opinions, information, material and data (‘Comments’) in areas of the website. Laurel Canyon Animal Company does not screen, edit, publish or review Comments prior to their appearance on the website and Comments do not reflect the views or opinions ofLaurel Canyon Animal Company, its agents or affiliates. Comments reflect the view and opinion of the person who posts such view or opinion. To the extent permitted by applicable laws Laurel Canyon Animal Companyshall not be responsible or liable for the Comments or for any loss cost, liability, damages or expenses caused and or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the Comments on this website.
  3. Laurel Canyon Animal Companyreserves the right to monitor all Comments and to remove any Comments which it considers in its absolute discretion to be inappropriate, offensive or otherwise in breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  4. You warrant and represent that:
    1. You are entitled to post the Comments on our website and have all necessary licenses and consents to do so;
    2. The Comments do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent or trademark, or other proprietary right of any third party;
    3. The Comments do not contain any defamatory, libelous, offensive, indecent or otherwise unlawful material or material which is an invasion of privacy
    4. The Comments will not be used to solicit or promote business or custom or present commercial activities or unlawful activity.
  5. You hereby grant to Laurel Canyon Animal Company a non-exclusive royalty-free license to use, reproduce, edit and authorize others to use, reproduce and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats or media.

Hyperlinking to our Content

  1. The following organizations may link to our Web site without prior written approval:
    1. Government agencies;
    2. Search engines;
    3. News organizations;
    4. Online directory distributors when they list us in the directory may link to our Web site in the same manner as they hyperlink to the Web sites of other listed businesses; and
    5. Systemwide Accredited Businesses except soliciting non-profit organizations, charity shopping malls, and charity fundraising groups which may not hyperlink to our Web site.
  1. These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and its products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.
  2. We may consider and approve in our sole discretion other link requests from the following types of organizations:
    1. commonly-known consumer and/or business information sources such as Chambers of Commerce, American Automobile Association, AARP and Consumers Union;
    2. community sites;
    3. associations or other groups representing charities, including charity giving sites,
    4. online directory distributors;
    5. internet portals;
    6. accounting, law and consulting firms whose primary clients are businesses; and
    7. educational institutions and trade associations.

We will approve link requests from these organizations if we determine that: (a) the link would not reflect unfavorably on us or our accredited businesses (for example, trade associations or other organizations representing inherently suspect types of business, such as work-at-home opportunities, shall not be allowed to link); (b)the organization does not have an unsatisfactory record with us; (c) the benefit to us from the visibility associated with the hyperlink outweighs the absence of Laurel Canyon Animal Company; and (d) where the link is in the context of general resource information or is otherwise consistent with editorial content in a newsletter or similar product furthering the mission of the organization.

These organizations may link to our home page, to publications or to other Web site information so long as the link: (a) is not in any way misleading; (b) does not falsely imply sponsorship, endorsement or approval of the linking party and it products or services; and (c) fits within the context of the linking party’s site.

If you are among the organizations listed in paragraph 2 above and are interested in linking to our website, you must notify us by sending an e-mail to Please include your name, your organization name, contact information (such as a phone number and/or e-mail address) as well as the URL of your site, a list of any URLs from which you intend to link to our Web site, and a list of the URL(s) on our site to which you would like to link. Allow 2-3 weeks for a response.

Approved organizations may hyperlink to our Web site as follows:

  1. By use of our corporate name; or
  2. By use of the uniform resource locator (Web address) being linked to; or
  3. By use of any other description of our Web site or material being linked to that makes sense within the context and format of content on the linking party’s site.

No use of Laurel Canyon Animal Company’s logo or other artwork will be allowed for linking absent a trademark license agreement.


Without prior approval and express written permission, you may not create frames around our Web pages or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our Web site.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

Removal of links from our website

If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

Whilst we endeavor to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

Content Liability

We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.


To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

  1. limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
  2. limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
  3. limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
  4. exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

Contact Information

If you have any queries regarding any of our terms, please contact us at

Join Our Mail List!
We'll offer discounts, news, and no junk!
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

contact us!

We'd love to hear from you!

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
dog, puppy, small dog

Meet the Laurel Canyon Animal Company team

Twenty years ago, two songwriters, Skip Haynes and Dana Walden, formed the only record label in-the-world that creates music about, for, and with animals. It’s the only label in the world that uses psychics to involve animals directly in the creative musical process. They are the first record company to co-produce an album with a gorilla and to use psychics to communicate, not only with dogs and cats, but also with Pink Dolphins. They are, to this day, dedicated to local interests and projects that have global ramifications as they continue to build bridges with music between animals and humans.

Play Video

Skip Haynes

Skip Haynes wrote the Classic rock song Lake Shore Drive and was lead vocalist for Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah – popular Chicago based band in the 70’s and early 80’s. He produced and wrote five albums and several singles with AHJ. He is also the author of three non-fiction books. The Book of Rehab, Road Stories (or what’s a nice guy like me doing in a band like this/) and Waiting For Rosie (a coyote’s story).

He moved to Los Angeles in the early 80’s and continued to write and produce music. He was an assistant art director for the GRAMMYs for eight years.

Skip is an advocate and co-founder of CLAW (Citizens For Los Angeles Wildlife) a non-profit dedicated to saving and preserving wildlife and habitat in Los Angeles. He has co-authored two ordinances in coordination with Paul Koretz, a Los Angeles City Council member. One to ban rodenticides and one to create wildlife corridors in Los Angeles.

Haynes has been an anti-development political activist for the last fifteen years in Los Angles where he now lives. The album “Hold Them Accountable” is the result of his experiences dealing with government. “Everybody Wants A Piece Of The Pie” is the single from that album.

Haynes actively works to hold local government accountable through The Kirkwood Bowl Foundation, a non-profit organization he is the Community Relations and Spotlight Projects Director.

However music, dogs and the Laurel Canyon Animal Company remain his first loves.

Dana is an award winning composer, performer, producer and director. His early career included two multi-million selling pop songs, How ʻBout Us and Try Again, which were international hits with CBS recording artists, Champaign. He toured internationally with numerous appearances on American Bandstand, Soultrain, and Solid Gold. He has written more than 70 scores for film and television and has worked with such illustrious artists as Johnny Cash and June Carter, Bonnie Raitt, John Denver, Don Edwards, Roy Rogers, Earth, Wind and Fire, and many more. His varied career also includes numerous genres including the childrenʼs market, where his Pac Man books and records sold over 1 million units. He also composed and produced successful music series for Looney Toons and Donkey Kong, as well as the soundtrack for the CBS special Alice in Wonderland. More recently, Dana has shifted his attention to film where his credits include producing and composing the soundtrack for the PBS special All My Friends Are Cowboys, starring Wilford Brimley, Johnny Cash, and Roy Rogers. In parallel time, Dana has focused his talent and passion on educational activities, including being co-creator of Danaʼs film directorial debut came with the documentary Dreaming Heaven, for which he also wrote the score. Dana is a bridge that connects an incredibly diverse group of talents to a common purpose, helping all those who come in contact with his projects to realize the dream of Heaven on Earth.

Music from the Pink Dolphins

Music from the Pink Dolphins

Relax and come with us to that perfect place where the Amazon melts into the forest, where dolphins swim among treetops, and where the most impossible of possibilities come true.

A couple of songwriters from Illinois woke up one morning in the Amazon rehabbing a pink dolphin.

Music from The Pink Dolphins was created to raise awareness and funds for groups involved in protecting both the rare Pink River Dolphins and the Rainforest that is their home. Join us on a journey up the Amazon past the Meeting of the Waters, past Manaus, past the Jaguars in the night to the rain forests of Peru to meet the Pink River Dolphins. To the local people they are “Botos””- shape-shifters, who in the guise of human desire, can claim your soul and take you to the Encante, an enchanted underwater world. Hear the messages they have shared with us through our translators. Learn the legends that will astound you as they did us! Transmissions received directly from the Pink Dolphins translated through our telepathic communicators were used as guides for creating both lyrics and music. The lyrics of one of the songs – Anima Mundi, are comprised entirely of transmissions received directly from the dolphins. One of the only existing recordings of a vocalization of a wild Pink Amazonian river Dolphin has been incorporated into the music. The very unique voice of the Pink Dolphin which has never before been heard beyond the Amazon is now an integral part of this music. Relax and come with us to that perfect place where the Amazon melts into the forest, where dolphins swim among treetops, and where the most impossible of possibilities come true. The music was tested at the EEG Institute in Los Angeles and according to the test results, Music From the Pink Dolphins lowers blood pressure and creates a theta state that relaxes muscles.

play previews & add songs to your cart!

Bring an Animal Home for the Holidays


The perfect holiday Gift CD for you and your animal-loving friends and their animals. Play it for all your festive holiday occasions.

Ten toe-tapping, original, animal-inspired holiday songs. From the Monty Python-esque Bring An Animal Home For The Holidays, to the late-night to It’s that time of the Year, to the gospel tones of May Peace Be With You, to the Dr. John-ish Tarantula’s Christmas, to We Wish You A Squeaky Christmas – a song both you and your dogs will enjoy, this CD will be a most enjoyable addition to your holiday playlist!

play previews & add songs to your cart!

also available at:

War Dog

The Laurel Canyon Animal Company’s new musical project “WAR DOG” is a collaboration between a United States Marine War dog named Sirius, musicians Skip Haynes and Dana Walden, psychic medium and animal communicator Vincent Genna and the spirit of Marine Sgt. Joshua Ashley.

The Laurel Canyon Animal Company is the only record label in the world that creates music about, for and with animals. We are the only label that employs the services of psychics to involve animals directly in the creative musical process.

We choose a particular animal or species we would like to work with and then choose an animal communicator we think would fit that project. We ask the communicator “read” the animal and based on the “read”, write and produce the songs.

This particular project (our 16th) has an added dimension in that the spirit of Joshua, Sirius’ handler and his mother Tammie are an intricate part of this musical equation.

The goals of the WAR DOG project are:

1. To help fund American Goldstar Mothers, Inc, the organization that has been providing support for the mothers of fallen soldiers since 1928 and the United States War Dogs Association, the preeminent organization providing aid and resources for active duty and decommissioned war dogs and their handlers and families. The Laurel Canyon Animal Co

2. To bring their stories and and the story of war dogs and the people around them to as large a portion of the general public as possible through public interest in the unique story of how this music is created and and who it is created with.

The WAR DOG project has resulted in a trilogy of three intertwining songs below.

play previews & add songs to your cart!

The Laurel Canyon Animal Company believes that these animals and their handlers who give their lives for our country deserve to have their story told and be supported in any way possible. This is our way of doing that.

Listen to Vincent Genna’s first “read” of Sirius:

play previews & add songs to your cart!

More Songs To Make Dogs Happy

MORE Songs To Make Dogs Happy! can have the same results since it utilizes and builds upon the research and expertise gained from Songs To Make Dogs Happy.

Includes songs for dog lovers based on experience with our own dogs and the input we have received from hundreds of our customers and their dogs.

Songs To Make Dogs Happy!proved to help ease separation anxiety, made traveling with dogs easier and more fun and comforted dogs in many other situations. MORE Songs To Make Dogs Happy! can have the same results since it utilizes and builds upon the research and expertise gained from Songs To make Dogs Happy.

We received so many requests from all over the world to release a second CD for dogs we did just that. We had to change and in some cases, completely delete songs based on the responses of the dogs in our test groups.

MORE Songs To Make Dogs Happy! makes everybody smile – dogs and humans – something sorely needed these days.

play previews & add songs to your cart!

also available at:

Ugly Dogs Need More Love

Music for People who love Dogs and the best way to choose a new dog at the pound.

All the songs and stories on this Album are inspired by dogs. Each track is devoted to a particular concern, situation or shared experience of people who love dogs.

Songs such as: The Leash Lambada La La Bow Wow — homage to the dance two people with two dogs do when they meet two other people with two dogs going in the opposite direction. Ugly Dogs Need More Love — a wonderful way to choose your next dogs — and friends. The Album also includes true dog stories such as Talking to the Dogs — which ponders the burning question — Why do people remember their neighbor’s dog’s names better than they remember their neighbor’s names — and, if so, is it better that way?

Contrary to popular belief the stunning cover models are not professionals but actual Laurel Canyon dogs. Since posing on the cover many of them have gone on to highly successful careers in modeling, security, psychology and or course, food tasting.

If you love dogs and you love music and you love to smile, you’ll love this Album.

play previews & add songs to your cart!

Songs To Make Dogs Happy

Songs to Make Dogs Happy

The Only Musical CD for Dogs Approved by Dogs. Bring your dog into the room and play the preview track above ‘Squeaky Deaky’ and see what happens!!!

Songs To Make Dogs Happy was created by Skip Haynes and Dana Walden of the L.A. based record label, Laurel Canyon Animal Company.

They utilized the services of an animal. communicator who convened focus groups of dogs taken from over two hundred and fifty dogs nationwide – both shelter animals and pets. The music and lyrics for the CD were created based on the dog’s responses as “translated” via the communicator. The result was a CD that dogs love to listen to. When it was aired on NPR’s Weekend Edition, it became one of the most emailed interviews due to the huge amount of listener’s dog’s responses to the music that NPR received from all over the country.

Songs To Make Dogs Happy:
• Eases separation anxiety
• Helps animals in recovery from serious illness
• Eases dogs traveling fears and anxieties
• Calms dogs in shelters

People the world over have contacted the Laurel Canyon Animal Company to relate the responses their dogs have exhibited listening to Songs To Make Dogs Happy over the radio, at home and in their cars. Similar responses have been received from rescue and rehab organizations all over the country.

play previews & add songs to your cart!

Coyote Girl

Rosie Coyote: A One-In-A-Million Success Story Against All Odds!

play previews & add songs to your cart!

This video/song is about a coyote named Rosie who brought our Laurel Canyon, California neighborhood together in the late summer of 2009. No one knew what she was because she was hairless and dark gray- some people even thought she was a Chupacabra

One of the most adaptable animals in the world, the coyote can change its breeding habits, diet and social dynamics to survive in a wide variety of habitats. The majority of coyotes never see people and people never see them.

There are now more coyotes living in the United States than when the Declaration of Independence was signed, no matter how hard we try to kill them off, because they are smarter than us.

• Coyote Girl is the story of the hunt for Rosie – one of those coyotes.

• Waiting For Rosie is the diary of how she was tracked, trapped and rehabilitated.

This video/song is about a coyote named Rosie who brought our Laurel Canyon, California neighborhood together in the late summer of 2009. No one knew what she was because she was hairless and dark gray- some people even thought she was a Chupacabra.

It turned out she was a small, nine month old female coyote with mange and secondary infections due to secondary rodenticide poisoning. She was the saddest looking animal we had ever seen. Everyone wanted to help her.

The images on the video seen during the solo are the complete cycle from new born to four weeks to four months with mange to nine months with mange to ten months to one week after her capture to three weeks into rehabilitation to healed and ready to release.

By the way, after seeing Rosie for the first time, I believe that the legend of the Chupacabra originated with people seeing coyotes with mange – the number two killer of coyotes.

Net profits from Coyote Girl are donated to CLAW (Citizens for Los Angeles Wildlife), a non-profit organization dedicated to saving native wildlife and habitat.

Coyotes, like sharks, are completely misunderstood and a very necessary part of our ecosystem. They are not going away. We need to learn to live with them.

When I began this adventure I had no idea a small, sick coyote would become such a large part of my life. I did, however, keep a record of the whole process, which resulted in this book .

It is a recounting of her capture and rehabilitation , the results of her rehabilitation and, most important, what was learned by becoming involved with a small coyote named Rosie. It involves a crew of volunteers that rival M.A.S.H. and a coyote that was smarter than all of us who brought our community together in a positive way we could’ve never imagined.

Our entire community learned some valuable lessons from Rosie. I wrote this book to pass on those lessons and possibly change a few perceptions about how we interact with the animals we live with.

Meeting Rosie turned me (and many of my neighbors) into advocates for coyotes, which in turn made us advocates for all animals and our environment. Besides, it’s a great story that will make you smile. Rosie is quite an animal, as you will find out.

I hope you enjoy the book, but most of all; I hope it inspires other communities to look at their environment and their neighbors with a more positive and better informed viewpoint. We’re all in this together.

Chalk one up for the animals,
Skip Haynes.

Koko - Fine Animal Gorilla

Koko - Fine Animal Gorilla

The Laurel Canyon Animal Company is the only record label in the world dedicated to creating a bridge between animals and humans through music. Koko is the only Gorilla in the world dedicated to saving the planet.

One of the first animals The Laurel Canyon Animal Company put on their roster was Koko, the lowland gorilla who communicates through sign language. They began working musically with her in 2004.

MAN STUPID! is a song collaboration between the Laurel Canyon Animal Company and Koko – the lowland gorilla who communicates through sign language.  It’s inspired by Koko’s speech in January regarding the dangers of denying climate change. A theme song to act as a lightening rod to engage people. 85% percent of the lyrics of MAN STUPID! (including the title) are Koko’s words.

This collaboration include’s the hit song ‘MAN STUPID!’ where the very famous gorilla Koko is a spokesperson to support the position that climate change is a clear and present danger. MAN STUPID! is also the first song of the first dual-species album ever attempted.

play previews & add songs to your cart!