Category: Pet Adoption

Adopt & Shop Culver City Celebrates One Year of Improving Animal Welfare

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Adopt & Shop Culver City

On May 12, 2015, Adopt & Shop Culver City celebrated a major milestone in its pursuit of improving animal welfare in the LA area: its one year anniversary.  Purchased by philanthropist and retired orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Gary Michelson, the space at 4235 Sepulveda Boulevard started out as a grubby auto smog shop but was transformed into a chic, retail pet adoption space that opened as Adopt & Shop one year ago.
Adopt & Shop’s philosophy is simple: all pets deserve a home. To help achieve this ideal, the pets offered for adoption in the store all come from local shelters…

From Homeless to Forever Homes: Hundreds of Pets Adopted at NKLA Super Adoption Weekend

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@petuniapit stopped by!

On May 2nd and 3rd, one of the most highly-anticipated adoption events of the year took place in LA: the NKLA Super Adoption Weekend. Over one weekend every May and November, Best Friends Animal Society Los Angeles hosts local rescue groups and shelters at the La Brea Tar Pits in order to help some of the area’s thousands of homeless pets get adopted into loving homes.
What a weekend it was! Adoptable pets could be found at every turn – from the tiniest of kittens (that you could help bottle feed!) to the largest of dogs (Millie the Great Dane).…

Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge 2015 Launches Today!

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Saving Pets Challenge 2015

Written by Jennifer P.
Here we go again! The Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge 2015 kicks off today with nearly 300 animal welfare organizations from across the country (and Puerto Rico) embarking on the 5 week fundraising journey.  The participants this year are as diverse as ever but what they all have in common is the goal of raising a LOT of money for their life-saving programs, and the desire to win the $50,000 grand prize from Found Animals!
The top 5 fundraisers will take home a $50,000, $20,000, $10,000, $7,500 and $5,000 grand prize.  Another $25,000 will be…

We Love Our Adopted Pets!

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Prynce - adopted 2013

If you follow Found Animals, you know that we are all about adoption.  Whether from a shelter, rescue, or humane-model pet store, adopting a pet means saving a life. This year on Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Day, we thought you might like to see proof of our passion for adoption. We are adopters ourselves, and we love our adopted pets!  Here are just a few.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Do you love an adopted pet? Post a pic and your pet’s story on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram using #mypetsday to show the world your…

Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #1

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Top 5 los angeles dog hikes griffith park old zoo

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 featured #2 Silver Lake…

Now is a Great Time to Volunteer!

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Written by Justin V. & Nicole D.

National Volunteer Week is almost upon us (April 12-18, 2015)!  What better time to recognize and celebrate our amazing team of volunteers while encouraging others to initiate positive change in their communities?
National Volunteer Week, a program sponsored by Points of Light, was established in 1974. Each year the program has grown and inspired people nationwide to simultaneously seek out opportunities to serve, or imagine and create new projects benefiting countless vital social causes.  At Found Animals, we work alongside the animal well-being community to achieve one goal: find the big ideas that…

3 Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #3

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Top Los Angeles Dog Hikes - Temescal 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…

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…

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,…

5 Dating Tips for Pet Lovers

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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…