Category: Tail-Wagging Fun

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…

Skip the Mall: 5 Meaningful Ways to Spend Black Friday

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5 Meaningful Ways to Spend Black Friday

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time to gather round your family, enjoy good friends, and give thanks for all the blessings in your life. That’s Thursday, anyway.  The next day, less than 12 hours after existing in a tryptophan-induced, zen-like, meditative state of gratefulness, @#$% gets real again. Black Friday, y’all. Time to charge department store entrances like tributes hitting the cornucopia in The Hunger Games. Wait, what? What happened to all that gratefulness and generosity of spirit? Where’s the thanks? This year, skip the mall and do something meaningful on Black Friday instead. Here are 5 ideas to get you started.…

Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes: #2

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Top 5 Los Angeles Dog Hikes Silver Lake Reservior

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: #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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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 …

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,…

Dating With Pets Contest | #DateFauxPaws

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#DateFauxPaws

It was a warm evening, so when my date arrived to pick me up, I suggested we walk to the restaurant.
“Great,” he said, “I probably won’t even need this jacket.  Can I leave it here?”
Seeing through his ploy but not really minding, I hung his jacket over the back of a chair and off we went.
Everything had been going so well.  We’d had a nice dinner, great conversation, and there was definitely chemistry between us.  Until we got back to my apartment. The smell assaulted us as soon as I opened the door. “Ugh – what the…?”…

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…