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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 50 Shades of Spay Contest Winners who have each received …

Overexcitement in Dogs: Training Seminar Recap

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Overexcitement in Dogs: Training Seminar Recap

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,…

2 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…

5 Dating Tips for Pet Lovers

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Valentine Gus

At Found Animals, we passionately subscribe to the motto, “Love me; love my pet “, and we know we’re in good company.  Two-thirds of households in the US have pets – twice the number with kids under the age of 18.  So although it can seem difficult to find someone who is right for both you and your pet, the numbers prove they’re out there.  Here are 5 tips to help you find them.
1.    Be Transparent.
Include your pet in one of your profile pictures and include activities with your pet among your hobbies.  Disclosing from the start that…

Meet Our Groomer: Lisa

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Koda - Before and After

Adopt & Shop Culver City is excited to welcome a new groomer to our dedicated team of staff members.  Meet Lisa!
Lisa’s passion for animals is evident in everything she does. She has two rescue dogs of her own – Whoopie, a pit bull/Labrador mix; and Reggae, an American Stafford mix.  She has also worked with shelter animals, which is what drew her to Adopt & Shop’s mission of rescuing shelter dogs and cats. Lisa was a long-time volunteer with Westside German Shepherd Rescue, where she groomed adoptable dogs to keep them looking their best. When a former shelter pet…

3 Modern Family: My Kids Have Four Legs

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3 black dogs

 
Meet the Highland Family!  There’s Shawn, Estelle, Boo Boo, Scout and Big Duke – -wait, what?  Yes, my husband and I are the proud parents of three kids – who all have four legs.  Forty years ago, it may have seemed strange to consider our pets members of the family, but not anymore.  Our breed of modern family is on the rise.
According to The Humane Society of the United States, pet ownership has more than tripled since the 1970s, resulting in 62% of American households in 2012 containing at least one pet.  Meanwhile, the average age at which…