Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #2

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Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes Silver Lake Reservior

Written by Jana B.
With summertime peeking around the corner, the Found Animals team is abuzz with fun outdoor activities to put on the agenda for the months ahead.  Being pet lovers, we’re always looking for ways to get our blood pumping with our pooches in the great outdoors. Thankfully, in Southern California, there is no shortage of incredible hikes and walking trails to hit with our furry friends!
In this five part series, we encourage you to get outside and explore with your best friend as we count down our top 5 Los Angeles dog hikes.
Last week, we…

Now is a Great Time to Volunteer!

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Written by Justin V. & Nicole D.

National Volunteer Week is almost upon us (April 12-18, 2015)!  What better time to recognize and celebrate our amazing team of volunteers while encouraging others to initiate positive change in their communities?
National Volunteer Week, a program sponsored by Points of Light, was established in 1974. Each year the program has grown and inspired people nationwide to simultaneously seek out opportunities to serve, or imagine and create new projects benefiting countless vital social causes.  At Found Animals, we work alongside the animal well-being community to achieve one goal: find the big ideas that…

3 Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #3

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Top Los Angeles Dog Hikes - Temescal Canyon

Written by Jana B.
With summertime peeking around the corner, the Found Animals team is abuzz with fun outdoor activities to put on the agenda for the months ahead.  Being pet lovers, we’re always looking for ways to get our blood pumping with our pooches in the great outdoors. Thankfully, in Southern California, there is no shortage of incredible hikes and walking trails to hit with our furry friends!
In this five part series, we encourage you to get outside and explore with your best friend as we count down our top 5 Los Angeles dog hikes.
Last week, we…

Tag Your Pet

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Tag your pet

The first Saturday in April is National Tag Day, when we ask you to take stock of your pet’s current ID situation. Do they have an ID tag? Are they wearing it? Is it up to date? If you answered NO to any of these questions, now is the time to remedy the situation and tag your pet.

Why it’s so important to tag your pet
Just a few weeks ago, I encountered a great example of why tagging your pet is so important. I had just stepped outside to walk dog-reactive Boo, when I saw a loose dog running…

Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #4

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Rising Sun Trail Solstice Canyon

Written by Jana B.
With summertime peeking around the corner, the Found Animals team is abuzz with fun outdoor activities to put on the agenda for the months ahead.  Being pet lovers, we’re always looking for ways to get our blood pumping with our pooches in the great outdoors. Thankfully, in Southern California, there is no shortage of incredible hikes and walking trails to hit with our furry friends!
In this five part series, we encourage you to get outside and explore with your best friend as we count down our top 5 Los Angeles dog hikes.
Last week, we…

Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #5

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Dog on trail at Runyon Canyon

Written by Jana B.
With summertime peeking around the corner, the Found Animals team is abuzz with fun outdoor activities to put on the agenda for the months ahead.  Being pet lovers, we’re always looking for ways to get our blood pumping with our pooches in the great outdoors. Thankfully, in Southern California, there is no shortage of incredible hikes and walking trails to hit with our furry friends!
In this five part series, we encourage you to get outside and explore with your best friend as we count down our top 5 Los Angeles dog hikes.
#5  Runyon Canyon…

50 Shades of Spay Contest Winners

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50ShadesOfSpay

We received over 125 applications from across the country from organizations furthering spay and neuter initiatives in their respective communities.
Our 50 Shades of Spay Contest Winners are:

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project (Lynwood, WA)

People Promoting Animal Welfare – PPAW  (Greenback, TN)
The SNIP Team (Clovis, CA)
Alabama Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic (Montgomery, AL)
Facebook Likes and Shares winner: Front Street Animal Shelter – City of Sacramento (Sacramento, CA)
and we added a Surprise! 6th winning organization: The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc. (T.A.R.A.) (Warwick, NY)
Congratulations to each of these organizations for winning a #50ShadesofSpay $2,500 cash grant to further …

Overexcitement in Dogs: Training Seminar Recap

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overexcited terrier dog

Adopt & Shop Culver City held a free seminar last week on the subject of overexcitement in dogs.  Here is what we learned from Chelsea, our Trainer:
Find an outlet for your dog’s energy
If you have an over-excited dog, the most important thing to do is find the best outlet for their energy.  This could be running together, trick training, structured walks – – anything your dog really enjoys.  By finding their outlet, you will drain their energy in a positive way, which leads to less excitement elsewhere.  Next, begin breaking down what gets your dog excited.
Break down…

Saving Pets Challenge 2015

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Saving Pets Challenge 2015

Could your organization use more money to save more pets?  We know, that’s a dumb question – of course you could!
That’s why we’re so excited to announce the Saving Pets Challenge is back!
Found Animals is partnering once again with CrowdRise for the 2015 installment of the successful million dollar fundraising campaign.  In 2014, animal welfare organizations helped to raise over $1 Million with the goal of reducing shelter pet euthanasia by raising funds to support new or existing life-saving programs.
Who is Eligible for the Saving Pets Challenge?
Nonprofit animal welfare organizations like private rescue groups, humane societies,…

How Regular Grooming Keeps Your Pet Healthy

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Cocker Spaniel dog getting bathed/Adopt & Shop/Found Animals

When was the last time you bathed?  Brushed your teeth?  (Speaking for the rest of humanity, I hope it was within the last twelve hours.)  What about your pet?  If you can’t remember the last time your dog got a bath or cat got a brushing, then your pet is overdue.  Whether you do it yourself or take your pet to a professional, here’s how regular grooming keeps your pet healthy, from top to tail.
Benefits of Grooming
Skin/Coat
 A fresh-smelling pet is nice, but it’s not the only reason to bathe and brush regularly.  Pets can pick up all…