Author: Annie M

2 Celebrities Loving on Black Cats: Adopt a Mini-Panther on National Black Cat Day!

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I know you’ve heard this all before but stars really are just like us.  Many stars are huge animal-lovers and they do a lot of work raising money, awareness and even getting right into the animal rescue world to get their hands dirty. Working in the animal realm, we see how one well-placed tweet, Facebook post, ad campaign or recommendation from a celebrity can be a major tipping point that helps organizations and their animals. So we are saying a special thank you to celebs who have given black cats a shout out!
Since it’s National Black Cat Day, let’s…

World Animal Day 2014

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World Animal Day was established in 1931 by a group of ecologists in Florence Italy as a way to highlight the plight of endangered species.  Nearly 85 years later, World Animal Day is now celebrated in every country and has expanded to include all animals, large and small, wild and domesticated, and the impact they have on our lives.

The date of October 4th was chosen to coincide with The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.  Every country observes this holiday in their own unique way with festivities ranging from animal welfare-centric spelling bees for…

National Walk Your Dog Week: Tips & 15% Off Dog Walking Gear

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National Walk Your Dog Week kicks off TODAY and we have a special video to share from our Adopt & Shop trainer extraordinaire Chelsea!  A daily walk or two is one of the most important things you can do for your dog.  Why?

  • A tired dog is less likely to indulge in destructive (but normal) behaviors like chewing, digging and barking.
  • Wanderlust is in your dog’s DNA and the desire to move, sniff, explore and mark is all part of natural pack behavior.
  • Walking reinforces a dog’s sense of well-being, which helps fulfill their emotional needs and keeps them happy.

4 Microchip Monday: What to do After You Adopt

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Adopting a new pet is an extremely exciting event. It can also be an anxious time as it takes a little while for new animals to settle in and form a comfortable routine. Inevitably, there is a lot of new information to take in and one thing that needs to be dealt with after adoption is your new pet’s microchip!

99% of the time, animals adopted from shelters or rescues will already be microchipped by the facility. But what about the registration? This part really differs from group to group but we have one course of action you should follow,…

Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week: Available Cats and Dogs!

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Last week, we posted a blog about “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week” and our upcoming Adopt & Shop promotion! In case you missed it, you can read the whole blog here.
To summarize, Petfinder has designated the third week in September “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week” to raise awareness about animals in our nation’s shelters and rescues who need a little extra help finding the right home.  What pets are considered “less-adoptable” or are often overlooked? Amazing pets that fall into these categories:

  • Adult Cats (over 9 mos. old)
  • Big Dogs (over 40 lbs.)
  • Black Pets
  • Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas, and Their Mixes

Win 2 VIP Tickets to the L.A. Feline Film Festival!

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L.A. Feline Film Festival

Adopt & Shop is excited to announce that we have signed on as principal sponsor at the first annual Los Angeles Feline Film Festival taking place at Exposition Park in downtown L.A. on September 21st!
This is going to be a ridiculously fun event with amazing celebricats, special guests, delicious food, a wide variety of cat goods for purchase, cat and kitten adoptions, cat-centric bands, art, a catwalk and fashion show and, of course, internet cat videos! A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local cat sanctuaries and rescue organizations including; NKLA, Fixnation, Kitty Bungalow and Stray Cat…

Meet Lil BUB at Adopt & Shop Culver City

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Lil BUB is throwing a big party and it’s all going down at Adopt & Shop Culver City!

To help us kick off Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week, special needs phenom Lil BUB will be having an exclusive meet & greet for her fans. 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to charity with 50% going to NKLA, and 50% to Lil BUB’s Big FUND at the ASPCA, which helps special needs shelter pets.
When? Saturday, September 20th at 4:00 p.m.
Where? Adopt & Shop: 4235 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, 90230 (MAP)
You can purchase tickets online here. For $50, you’ll get…

2 Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week: Adopt & Shop Promotion

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Petfinder has designated the third week in September “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week” to raise awareness about animals in our shelters and rescues who need a little extra help finding the right home.
According to their survey, 99% of national shelters and rescue groups currently have adoptable pets that are having a difficult time getting adopted. These overlooked pets wait for a home nearly four times longer than the average adoptable pet does, sometimes remaining at (no-kill) shelters for longer than two years!
We have found this to be true at both our Adopt & Shop locations. There is a special kind…

Quick Guide to Renting with Pets

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Quick Guide to Renting with Pets

Renting with pets can be a challenge. Even though studies have shown that pet owners make better tenants for a number of reasons, many landlords are still hesitant. When searching for a place to live, the building’s pet policy will most likely be the first deciding factor on whether or not you can even look at the place. This can be a blessing in disguise, though. Often times, after hearing “No pets” repeatedly, you may just hear, “I only rent to people with pets.” This has happened to me, twice. Both places were better suited to me and my animal…

Honoring the Life-Saving Work of FixNation

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If you have ever had an experience with homeless cats you know it can be a very difficult and heartbreaking scenario. It is estimated that there are between 50 and 100 million feral or community cats living in the United States. These cats are fending for themselves, reproducing in record numbers with few on their sides to advocate for them.
While many frustrated property owners consider drastic action, like eradicating the cats, animal-lovers have a hard time with this concept. Simply put, the problem of homeless cat overpopulation is a man-made problem. A cat, whether wild or friendly, is still…