Mission Adoptable: 5 Reasons to Join the Dog Nation!

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Mission Adoptable: Join the Dog Nation

Having a dog in your life is rewarding. Adopting a dog and saving a life is even more rewarding. Shelters, rescues and humane-model pet stores are chock full of every kind of best friend imaginable – from Chihuahuas to pit bulls and everything in between – there truly is a pet out there for everyone. You know you want a dog! Here are five reasons to get off the fence, adopt, and join the Dog Nation!
1.)  A dog is good for your mental health.
Studies show that the companionship of a dog can help combat stress, depression, and even…

5 Ways You Can Help Save Kittens – Right Meow!

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Cats are the unlucky bearers of a very unfortunate distinction in our local shelters: most likely to be euthanized. In the year ending June 2015, LA Animal Services reports that 6,862 cats were euthanized, and of those, 4,011 (or 58%) were unweaned kittens. As discouraging as these numbers are, they are improving year by year due to the hard work and dedication of shelter staff, rescues and volunteers. But more help is needed, so we are asking you to get involved through one of these 5 ways to help save kittens.

1.) Adopt
Did you know that a recent study…

Socialize Your Dog at Adopt & Shop’s Pack Play

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St. Bernard and lab pack play at Adopt & Shop

Written by Chelsea B., Dog Trainer at Adopt & Shop
We all want our dogs to be able to socialize in a fun, positive way. Dog parks can vary greatly on the socialization a dog gets based on the time of day, the pet parents’ attentiveness, the dogs within the park, and even the weather. That’s why Adopt & Shop developed “Pack Play.” Pack Play is a great way to socialize your dog in a positive way while learning about your dog’s body language, play styles and how to encourage positive interactions. Pack play is supervised by a trainer and…

Microchip Saves Dog, Sadie

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Written by Jennifer Rheingold
Collar: $4.79.  ID Tag: $11.99.  Pet microchip: Priceless.
While microchipping your pet isn’t actually free (although registration can be!), it is a fairly cheap and easy ‘procedure’ that helps ensure your companion can get home quickly if ever lost. Not only is it safe for your pet, but it also helps ensure a level of identification that a collar or ID tag can’t always provide. Your pet’s microchip won’t fall off, it won’t break, and you won’t even notice it’s there! So besides costing anywhere between $20-50, it really is priceless.
Maggie and Chris Ellicock learned…

It’s Hot, L.A.! Beat the Heat with Indoor Dog Daycare

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Summertime has arrived in L.A., and it is a hot one! If you have dogs, the sizzling heat probably has you scrambling to get them exercised during the cool periods early or late in the day. But why arrange your life around the weather when you have a local option for indoor daycare?
Adopt & Shop Culver City has a huge, indoor dog daycare.

The indoor dog daycare at Adopt & Shop is a modern, beautiful space equipped with the latest innovations for the comfort and safety of your dog. Floor to ceiling windows allow filtered natural light in from…

One Pet’s Good, But Two is Better! Adopt a Buddy for Your Best Friend

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Pet 2 Adopt a Buddy for Your Best Friend

One of the best things in life is spending time with those you love. Whether it be family, friends or a significant other, we crave the company of those who relate to us and make us feel comfortable. Your pet is no different. Like humans, dogs and cats are social creatures who require companionship to achieve a happy, well-balanced life.  We know you want the best for your pet, so during Adopt & Shop’s Blockbuster Summer for Pets, we urge you: adopt a buddy for your best friend!
Two pets benefits them and you.

  • Alleviate separation anxiety. Dogs who stay

Adopt Kittens and Save Twice the Lives!

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Kitten Foster

Did you know that cats are the number one euthanized pets in our animal shelters? According to ASPCA statistics, “of cats entering shelters, approximately 37% are adopted, 41% are euthanized, and less than 5% who come in as strays are returned to their owners.” At Adopt & Shop, we want to change those numbers, so for a limited time, we are offering two kittens for one adoption fee and 50% off adult cats.
Why Adopt Two Kittens?
When you adopt kittens two at a time, it benefits both of you because:

  • It will be easier for them to transition into

Adopt & Shop Culver City’s Blockbuster Summer for Pets

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Adopt & Shop Culver CIty Dogtourage

It’s a Blockbuster Summer for Pets at Adopt & Shop Culver City! From June through September, come meet the hottest adoptable dogs and coolest adoptable cats in the business. All adoptable pets at Adopt & Shop are sourced from local shelters in Southern California. Where else can you take home your leading man or leading lady while saving lives?
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the smash hits that everyone will be talking about! Tell your friends, and be the first in line to give a pet a second chance.

 

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Become a Kitten Foster and Save Lives

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Written by Gabi G.
“Kitten Season” is that time of year when the weather warms up and unaltered female cats go into heat, get pregnant, and give birth. Here in Southern California, with our mild climate and overabundant stray cat population, we have an extended season that traditionally picks up in March and continues all the way through October.
It was, therefore, no surprise to the Adopt & Shop Kitten Foster Project team when we received our first call of the season from a shelter partner at the beginning of February. They had just received a heavily pregnant female cat,…

2 Preventing Dog Bites: What You (and Your Kids) Need to Know

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Every year about 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs. Among these, most are children. As a parent, you can reduce this risk by teaching your children smart behavior around dogs. Laying the groundwork early will go a long way towards preventing dog bites and keeping your family (and your dog) safe. Here are some basics.

  • Never leave a young child unsupervised with a dog. This goes for any dog, including your family dog. Until you are 100% certain that your child is old enough to understand dog behavior and demonstrate good judgment, you should oversee all contact.
  • Never interact …