2 Check the Chip Day!

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Check the Chip day

August 15 is Check the Chip Day, a designation co-created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to remind pet parents to microchip, register, and keep their pet’s chip info up to date. Since there is so much confusion surrounding microchips, and microchip registration, we’re going to break it down for you in six easy to follow steps.
1. Scan
Check to see if your pet is already microchipped. You can do this for free at a veterinary office or animal shelter. Make sure the person scanning your pet is using a universal…

Microchip Pays Off and Poodle Makes it Home

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Microchip pays off and poodle makes it home

It was a beautiful summer day in Northern California…the air was warm and the sun was shining. Shelley Lucas spent her afternoon cleaning up the house and clearing out her craft room. It was getting a bit stuffy inside, so she decided to open up the screen door to let in the soft summer breeze. Unbeknownst to Shelley, letting in some fresh air also meant letting out her miniature poodle, Finn! And just like that, he was gone.
This one year old mini is an extremely friendly and outgoing dog. “He likes to lick you all the time,” Shelley tells…

Dog Microchip, the Real Superhero!

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Lost then Found in Less than 2 Hours! Why Registered Microchips Matter

As children, we all dream of having super powers – of being the next Superman or Wonder Woman. But as we grow up, we start to picture more realistic goals for ourselves. Animal lover Ann Burkhardt, however, grew up to be a real life hero. Ann leads a busy life in Downey, California, but that doesn’t stop her from rescuing countless animals’ lives every day! Just last week, she brought home a lost dog named Twinkie, and helped this loving pup find her way back home! Ann didn’t return Twinkie all on her own, though – she credits the dog’s…

Lost then Found in Less Than 2 Hours! Why Registered Microchips Matter

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microchip brings dog home

“No matter how careful you are, pets can get out and if they aren’t chipped they can be lost forever.” These are the wise words of pet lover, Deanne McCullough.  Deanne knows all too well the ability of pets to escape from home – she recently lost her beloved Border Collie / Queensland Heeler mix, Jocelyn. Luckily, Jocelyn had a registered microchip, which helped bring her home quickly and safely. In fact, she was only gone for 2 hours! But without her microchip, it could have been a very different story…
Jocelyn means the world to Deanne and her family.…

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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microchip saves dog

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