Category: Tail-Wagging Fun

Tis the Season: Including Your Dog in Your Upcoming Wedding

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It’s officially wedding season and many couples are choosing to include their dogs in their big day.  If you have been thinking about doing the same, here are two short stories with ideas on ways you can incorporate your pup in your ceremony.

Marcela, Andre and Chester:
Social butterfly Chester always accompanied his parents, Marcela and Andre, everywhere they went.  There was no question he would play a big role when, after 10 years of dating, they decided to tie the knot.  To incorporate Chester into the wedding as Ring Bearer, they attached the rings to a squeaky toy planted…

Create a Wish List to Help Your Local Animal Shelter


donated pet supplies

This past summer, our Cat Adoption Center team created an Amazon wish list to help get much needed supplies for their kitten foster program.  They received donations from generous animal lovers all over the U.S.A. and the campaign was so successful we decided to try one over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
We picked four local organizations doing great things in the city of Los Angeles (of course, there are hundreds of organizations in Los Angeles, all doing wonderful things, so it was hard to choose) but here is a little background on the beneficiary organizations:
Stray Cat Alliance:…

Serving Canine Guests at Your Super Bowl Party: Three Simple Recipes


Serving Canine Guests at Your Super Bowl Party: Three Simple Recipes

The Super Bowl.  That wondrous night when over 100 million people gather around the television to watch the NFL championship game.  Friends, football, food.  What could possibly make the night better?

Planning a menu to serve to your canine guests is easy.  It just takes a little extra preparation and planning to make sure you have the proper ingredients.
But be careful, as we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts some foods that seem innocuous can actually be poisonous to dogs.  For the recipes below, or any others you might find, always consult your veterinarian before serving a new treat…

Dr. Gary Michelson Gives $50 Million Dollar Gift


USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience

Just announced!  Found Animals founder, retired orthopaedic spinal surgeon, inventor and philanthropist Dr. Gary Michelson has donated $50 million to the University of Southern California (USC) to fund a new, 190,000-square-foot bioscience research center.
The USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience will house up to 30 state-of-the-art flexible labs, a Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis, a nanofabrication facility and a suite of microscopy imaging technology that can take precise measurements inside of cells.

In simpler terms, the research center will focus on things like physical science, molecular biology and engineering.  The goal is to have scientists who are experts…

Celebrating Another Year of Volunteers Making a Difference



The Found Animals Foundation is lucky to have the support of extraordinary volunteers who dedicate their time and skills to all of our programs.  Each month, we highlight volunteers who have gone the extra mile.  If you are interested in volunteering with Found Animals in 2014, you can get more information on our volunteer page.
Here are our 2013 volunteers of the month!

Thank you to each and every volunteer that is a part of our life-saving programs!…

3 Take Your Own Awkward Pet Family Photos in 6 Easy Steps


awkward family photos

It’s that glorious time of year where we all congregate together to snap a holiday photo destined for our loved ones across the globe.  If you want to try something different this year, why not embrace the phenomena still steadily gaining popularity: the awkward family pet photo!
You can go subtle, just slightly awkward, like this:

Or you can get really awkward… The point is to try something funnier than the usual.  Taking the picture requires a little more effort but it’s a great way to spend time together, make fun of yourself and embrace the awkward that lives in…

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Dog Edition


dog on a sealy dog bed

We have your 2013 gift guide to help you select the perfect present for the special dog or dog lover in your life.  Many of the items on this list (including items in the Found Animals Amazon Store) donate a portion of sales to programs that help homeless pets so you can shop in good conscience. Happy Holidays!
Sealy Dog Beds

Sealy is making dog beds now, who knew?!  Sealy has been making human beds for over 40 years so it is totally logical that they could craft a very well-made, high-quality dog bed.  What makes this bed so special,…

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Cat Edition


black cat playing with da bird

We have your 2013 gift guide to help you select the purr-fect present for that crazy cat lady or cat man in your life.  Every seller in this gift guide (including the Found Animals Amazon Store) donates a portion of sales to programs that help homeless pets so you can shop in good conscience. Happy Holidays!
The Outdoor Feline Funhouse by Wildwhiskers

Though small, 72″ length by 34″ width by 28″ height, cats absolutely love this little tent. It’s perfect for spying on birds, as well as sniffing scents carried in on a breeze. It fits very nicely on a…

Volunteer Appreciation Party 2013


animal volunteers receiving awards

On Sunday, Oct. 27th, we had the privilege of honoring our trusted volunteers at the 4th Annual Found Animals’ Volunteer Appreciation Party.  Our volunteers are the backbone of our Foundation.  With over 22,000 service hours contributed so far in 2013 alone, our life-saving programs would not be possible without the generous contributions of our amazing volunteers.
Due to their selfless contributions, 95 of our volunteers were awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  This award is designed to honor and recognize volunteers across the nation and recipients receive a service pin, certificate, and a signed letter from the President.

Our Volunteer…

Found Animals 2nd Annual Leaders in Animal Welfare Gala


Found Animals 2nd Annual Leaders in Animal Welfare Gala

On Saturday, October 19th, Found Animals Foundation hosted our annual gala honoring Leaders in Animal Welfare at Mr. C Beverly Hills.  This year’s adoption theme drew a crowd of over 100 government leaders, animal welfare professionals and volunteers for a wonderful evening to celebrate those who make a difference in the lives of companion animals.
This year we honored Randy Brant, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for Macerich; the Honorable Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney, Retired; and Lori Weise, Executive Director, Downtown Dog Rescue.
Pet lifestyle expert and author, Sandy Robins, hosted the evening, which also included amazing…