8 10 Things to do for Your Newly Adopted Cat


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If you adopted a cat over the holidays or are thinking about bringing home a new feline friend (or two), that’s wonderful!
Nothing makes us happier than when an animal leaves the shelter to become a member of the family. In an effort to keep cats from being returned to the shelter, we put together a list of 10 things to help create a harmonious life with your new companion.
1.  Make the Commitment: A cat can live up to 20 years. Cats are more independent than dogs but they still need constant care including veterinary checkups, food and interaction.…

20 Housebreaking 102: The Buddy System


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This guest blog was written by one of our volunteers, Brittany.
Phoenix is a two-year-old Pomeranian that I adopted after seeing an ad on a local website. He was the product of an unplanned litter and he is definitely the most loving dog I have ever encountered.  He loves taking walks, hiking, and playing fetch.
Phoenix came into my life with a couple of “behavior” problems.  First, he wasn’t house trained. Second, he had severe separation anxiety. These two problems are amongst some of the most significant reasons why owners give up their dogs. I’ll get to his separation anxiety…

2 Happy New Year! Our Four Legged Friends Share Their Resolutions for 2013

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It’s that time again when our crazy owners make resolutions and promises to themselves and others about how to behave better in the New Year, and then celebrate excessively to cement the deal.  In an effort to get along and go along with those who feed us, pet us, walk us and forgive us over and over again, we pets will also do our best to be better in 2013!
Axel (Jennifer W.’s dog) – Tennis balls are for chewing not for eating.  When I eat them, they make me barf on the nice carpet.  Tennis ball vomit should not…

Techniques to Calm Fireworks Phobias



It’s almost New Year’s Eve! If your dog or cat has a fear of fireworks, you’ll need to do a little special planning to keep your pet calm on the big night. Animal shelters see a drastic rise in pets picked up on any holiday celebrated with a fireworks show. Here are some tips and products to help keep your dog or cat safe and comfy.
The Fight or Flight Instinct.
If your pet has a fireworks phobia, that first pop is enough to activate their fight or flight instincts. Disoriented pets running in search of a hiding place can…

Found Animals Year in Review 2012


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2012 has been an amazing year for the Found Animals Foundation team and as we take time to reflect and celebrate this holiday season we wanted to share some of our accomplishments and plans for the New Year.  Since our mission is to minimize the number of pets killed in shelters, we focus on programs that reduce shelter intake and increase live release rates.  All told, over 130,000 pets and their people were helped by Found Animals programs this year and we look forward to seeing that number grow dramatically next year.  None of this would be possible without the…

86 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Microchips


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Did you know that according to a study conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs are 2.5 times more likely and cats are a whopping 21.4 times more likely to be returned to their home from a shelter if they have a registered microchip?
Microchipping your pet is recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the Humane Society of the United States, and, of course, Found Animals.
Surprised to hear that statistic? Well, you’re not alone. There are many misunderstandings and myths about microchipping out there. But we’re here to clear up any confusion.…

An Exemplary Year Filled with Volunteers Who Go Above and Beyond!


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Found Animals Foundation is very fortunate to have a team of stellar volunteers who contribute their time, skills, and passion for our cause. Each month we highlight those volunteers who have gone above and beyond their call of duty. Here is 2012 in review:


Thank you Found Animals Volunteers! Here’s to another year of amazing accomplishments!
Interested in volunteering with Found Animals in 2013? Get more information on our volunteer page.…

Pet Adoptions in Venice & The Twelve Pets of Christmas

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This is a Guest Blog written by Katie O’Shaughnessy
The day was grey and misty and the Earth was muddy and cold. What a perfect time to warm the hearts of Los Angeles with our Twelve Pets of Christmas promotion! As you may know, LA doesn’t get a lot of rain. When it does rain, people tend to stay home curled up on the couch with a movie.
Around 11 a.m. on Saturday, staff and volunteers at Los Angeles Animal Services in West LA transported several friendly, energetic dogs and one sleepy kitten to prospective adopters waiting in Venice Beach…

How To Keep Your Holiday Holly and Your Pet Jolly: Pet Tips & Gifts for the Holiday Season


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Think about the holidays from your pet’s perspective; bright, blinking, shiny, fuzzy, noisy, smelly things all at eye level! To them, it’s time to get those noses, mouths and tails to work! As you’re decorating and entertaining this year, keep in mind these holiday tips to keep your holiday holly and pet jolly:

  • O’ Christmas tree, O’ Christmas tree, your decorations are history – They might be if your tree and decorations are not secure. Consider anchoring your tree to an adjacent wall, make sure the base is sturdy and ornaments that are attractive or dangerous to your pets are

17 Pet Sitting Tips for a Happy Holiday

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It’s that time of year, when we go over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house for the holidays!  However, sometimes those plans include long drives, airplanes and overnight stays.  In some cases, it’s just not feasible to bring along your furry family member.
Your pet is very comfortable at home with you, but when you leave, he can become stressed and act out.  Your pet is used to your routine, and anytime you leave, that routine is disrupted.  There are a few options when traveling away from home for who can look after your pet when you…