Category: Pet Adoption

The Twelve Pets of Christmas

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All I want for Christmas is a happy home! Save $50 off our adoption fees this December.

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the shelter,
The Twelve Pets of Christmas were in need of a helper.
For although these Twelve Pets have so much to offer,
These groups are ignored when it comes to adopters.
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Group One is adult cats, aged nine months and up.
Why adopt only kittens? They’re cute, but grow up!
Fully grown cats need forever homes too,
Could one of these cats make its new home with you?
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The next group of pets (and this one astounds):
Big, lovable dogs weighing forty-plus pounds.
A cuddly pooch you…

We Like Big Mutts and We Cannot Lie!

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We like big mutts and we cannot lie!
You purebreds can’t deny,
That when a mutt walks up with an interesting face,
And spots all over the place,
You drop tongue, and you go “ruff, ruff!”
‘Cuz you know that mutt is tough!
Big heart and oh, so daring.
You’re hooked and you can’t stop staring!
I’m tired of the AKC, saying purebreds are the thing.
Keep your sire’s papers; keep your pedigree,
Only mixed breeds are for me!
So fellas, ladies, have you gone and got your mutt?
(Not yet?)
Adopt one, foster, LOVE that crazy mutt!
Get one…

5 Myths About Senior Pets – Destroyed

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Babies drool; seniors rule. Senior pets, that is. Personally, I love me some frosted snouts. There is just something heartwarming about seeing an older dog or cat with years of wisdom written into the sprinkling of white on snout or coat.
Why do senior pets rule over their younger counterparts? First let’s define what a senior actually is. For cats, senior status is reached between 8-10 years of age; for small dogs around 7, and for large dogs; 5. So we’re not talking ancient, just mature. And maturity is the thing. They have dignity. Decorum. They know who they are…

10 Things You Can Do to Help Your Local Shelter or Rescue

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November 1-7 is National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, when we give a collective “shout out” to all the dedicated shelter and rescue workers who care for the 6-8 million homeless animals who pass through their facilities each year.  This is a hard job, and for the most part, a thankless one.  The reward for most comes from the belief that they are making a difference in the lives of homeless animals.  They are constantly underfunded, short staffed and in need of money and supplies, so this week we are highlighting 10 things you can do to help your…

Pit Bulls in Los Angeles Shelters: What You Need to Know

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Pitbulls in Los Angeles Shelters: What You Need to Know

You may know that Los Angeles has a homeless pet problem and that many of the pets that end up in area shelters are euthanized for lack of space. But did you know that the breed most euthanized in L.A. shelters is pit bull-type breeds? Last year, over 3,800 healthy, adoptable dogs were euthanized in our area shelters.* Of those, almost half were pit bulls.*

Why do pit bulls get euthanized in our shelters at higher rates than other breeds?
Simply put, because there are a lot more of them there. Let’s take a look at some factors.
1.) Pit…

2 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…

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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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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