Check Out Our New Live Web Cam!


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Is your day missing its daily dose of cute? Look no further! Adopt & Shop has recently launched our very own Live Kitten Cam and…Voila! Instant cuteness!

So what exactly are you looking at? The camera is currently pointing at one of our kitty play areas, and since we are heading into “kitten season”, you will often find a handful (make that an armful!) of kittens, frolicking, chasing, playing, eating, sleeping, and doing all of those things that kitties do!
People sometimes ask us what the best time is to watch the Web Cam; ie, what time are the kittens…

2 Cats are Better in Pairs



I adopted my first kitten as a companion for my dog, who was suffering from separation anxiety.  The woman I adopted her from told me she was a “bottle baby,” which meant she didn’t have a mother and was raised on formula from a bottle by a kitten foster volunteer.

At that time, I didn’t know much about cat behavior and the words “bite inhibition” didn’t mean anything to me. I nicknamed my kitten Ms. Bitey because from the day I brought her home, all she wanted to do was bite and she would bite hard! I had a puppy…

The Cat Lady’s Guide to Landing a Man in Seven Easy Steps


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1)    Do not ever, ever tell a guy how many cats you actually have.  Ever.  Never.  (If you’ve lost count, this step is easy!)
2)    Hide all of the pictures and paintings of cats, cat figurines, cat throw pillows, quilted vests featuring cat appliqués, knitted cat tea cozies made to look like cats, your “I <3 cats” doormat.  Replace the “meow” ringtone on your cell phone, and don’t forget to remove your “I brake for cats!” bumper sticker.  This step may take awhile, so allot plenty of time.
3)    Find out if your date is allergic to cats.  Wear a…

2 Fireworks – Dealing with Your Scaredy Cat or Dog


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Fireworks can cause stress and anxiety in our pets, and that’s putting it lightly. Every year around July 4th,  animal shelters report a record number of intakes, this is the result of scared pets getting loose and running away from home.  The ones that are picked up by animal control are among the lucky (especially if they have some type of pet identification); many are hit by cars as they try and run from the noise.
Let’s start with simple things you can do to help your pet cope:
1.       Make sure your pet is safe inside your home. Don’t…

Road Tripping with Your Best Friend


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As we approach summer time in the northern hemisphere, thoughts of vacationing start to pop into everyone’s minds. Those of us who own dogs are always trying to figure out ways of bringing our best friends along with us. What better way to do so than on a road trip? Road tripping with your dog can be a wonderful adventure and, if done correctly, your dog will enjoy the trip just as much, if not more than you!

First, figure out where you want to go. This is important because it will allow you to plan out your stops in…

Litter Box Problems

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tabby cat in a litterbox

Some cats can be very finicky when it comes to litter boxes, so begin with an uncovered, clean litter box.  Be sure to clean the box daily and keep it stocked with enough litter for your cat to appropriately defecate and cover it with litter.  Once your cat is comfortable and using the litter box regularly, you can try other types of litter boxes, but keep an uncovered litter box available as an option for your cat just in case he is not accepting of the new type of litter box.  Cats can also be finicky when it comes to…

Dogs in the Workplace: Make Your Current Job Your Dream Job


black and white dog wearing headset

Dog owners seem to agree that one of the hardest things about owning a dog is dealing with the look of sadness when heading off to work each morning.  For some dogs, merely the sound of the shower clues them in to the fact that today is another long day without you.  Some have suggested providing plenty of toys, leaving the television on, and even adopting another petto remedy loneliness.  These work in some cases, yet in others the result is two sad faces instead of one.

Some dog owners are fortunate enough to work for a company that allows…

Cat Days of Summer a Success – 508 Pets Adopted in One Day!


smiling orange kitten

The “Cat Days of Summer” kicked off with a huge MEOW on Saturday.   An amazing 508 shelter animals found new homes during our one day adoption event, including 274 cats!  Many shelter locations sent home more cats than dogs on the day of the event, a milestone that has us purring with delight.

The entire team at Found Animals is so proud of this achievement and so grateful for the support of our staff and volunteers and the wonderful folks at our partner organizations.  All of the shelter teams worked hard to make the day a success and had big…

Top 5 Things to Know Before You Adopt a Cat


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Since it’s the Cat Days of Summer, I thought I would do some research and come up with the top 5 things kids should know about cats before adopting a cat. Summer is considered kitten season so there are many cats and kittens waiting in shelters for someone to give them their forever home.

 I believe these are the top 5 things you should think about before adopting a cat:
1. It’s very important to spay or neuter your cat, if they aren’t already. Cats already have a more difficult time than dogs getting adopted so you should do everything…

Adopt-A-Thon is Almost Here!


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Hey everyone,
If you haven’t noticed, Found Animals is gearing up for our largest Pet Adopt-A-Thon yet! Here’s a special sneak peek at some of the 80 some odd kittens we’re fostering that will be available for adoption this Saturday, June 18th!

The Adopt-A-Thon is a one day event that kicks off our Cat Days of Summer campaign, which will be happening all summer long! Our goal for Saturday’s event is to place 500 pets into homes -  that’s 100 more than our total adoptions at our last holiday event. By Fall, when the campaign ends, we hope to have…