Category: Dog Care

Rainy Day Dog Walking Survival Guide

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

Rainy day dog walking survival guide

The much-anticipated El Niño weather pattern has officially arrived in Southern California, and though the rain is certainly welcome in our drought-parched region, it has some unpleasant side effects. Traffic chaos for starters. But hoomans aren’t the only ones who are out of sorts when the weather is wet. SoCal dogs are in revolt over having to go outside to do their “business” in the rain! So to spare both you and your dog some soppy discomfort, here is our Rainy Day Dog Walking Survival Guide with our best tips and tricks for rainy day dog walking.
Use technology to…

Furbaby, It’s Cold Outside: Winter Tips to Keep Pets Safe

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Winter tips to keep pets safe

Winter can be a dangerous time for pets. From plunging temperatures to toxic chemicals, there are extra perils to beware. Let’s face it – when Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, you can give him a swift kick in the sleigh bells by cranking the heat. Pets don’t have it so easy, so here are a few winter tips to keep pets safe all season long.
1.       If it’s too nasty for you to be outside; it’s too nasty for your pet.  Domestic pets don’t have inherent mechanisms to protect them from the elements any more than we do.  …

3 10 Truths About Dog Walking

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

rio walking

One of the most important things you can do for your dog is to keep him engaged and exercised. The easiest way to do this is to take him for a walk. But as important as a good walk is to your best friend, we still find excuses not to do it. Here are ten reasons why you should carve out time for dog walking every single day.
The Dog Ain’t Gonna Walk Itself
Look, the sad truth is that dogs refuse to take responsibility for their own health. While I’m at work, my dogs have all day to play…

Do You Suspect Your Pet Has Diabetes? 7 Warning Signs

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

pet diabetes

 
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, one in every 200 cats, and one in every 400-500 dogs in the US are affected by diabetes. Similarly to diabetes in humans, pet diabetes can be managed with medication, diet and exercise. These 7 warning signs are commonly seen symptoms of diabetes. If you suspect your pet has diabetes, you should consult your veterinarian as soon as possible.
1. Increased Thirst
If your dog or cat suddenly cannot seem to drink enough water to quench its thirst, this may be an early warning sign of diabetes.
2. Increased Urination
Going hand…

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

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

indoor dog daycare los angeles culver city

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…

2 How Regular Grooming Keeps Your Pet Healthy

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

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…

Meet Our Groomer: Lisa

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

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…

2 Dog For Dog Talks Dog Food

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Dog For Dog

In this highly customizable world where you can tailor practically everything to your specific likes, measurements and specifications, dog owners are increasingly viewing their pet as a reflection of themselves. Big guys have big dogs. Runners have dogs who like to run. Healthy people have healthy dogs.
People choose dogs to fit into their lifestyle. It’s long been said that  the term “pet owner” has been replaced by “pet parent.” And a  study by Pew Research shows that 85% of dog owners think of their pet as part of the family, and 94% had a “close” relationship with their dog.…

2 January is Train Your Dog Month

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It’s January and you know what that means! It’s time to break your bad habits, but what about your dog’s?  Here at the Found Animals Foundation, it’s time for our pups to break their bad habits as well.  In honor of National Train Your Dog Month, we are answering some of the questions that are most frequently asked of our Adopt & Shop Culver City Trainer, Chelsea.
Do your dogs exhibit any of these bad behaviors?
 
1. My dog loves walks so much she can become over excited and uncontrollable – What should I do?
To begin, make sure every…

6 For the Love of a Pit Bull

POSTED BY Aimee G. IN

2 pit bulls napping together

I have always loved dogs (and cats, and rabbits, and horses, and goats – but those are other blogs).  My mother had a purebred doberman when I was born and that dog and I were inseparable throughout my early years.  When she left us, as dogs always do too soon, there was a mischievous black Labrador.  He came to us as a puppy when I was in third grade and died after a long, full life while I was away at college.
So you could safely say that I grew up knowing what it is to love a dog, or…