Beat the Heat – Spay or Neuter Your Pet Now!

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All over the country Springtime is just around the corner, and with it the annual flood of baby animals – especially kittens – that crowd our shelter system and overwhelm available resources.  That’s why now is the perfect time to spay or neuter pets and “Beat the Heat”.
As temperatures warm up and days become longer the “call of nature” beckons to our cats and dogs.  Females go into heat, males find them irresistible, and the next thing you know there are puppies and kittens!  While they may be cute, they are also a lot of work and expense to…

Have You Heard About the California Pet Lover’s License Plate?

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Found Animals is very proud to support and endorse the newest California specialty license plate, the Pet Lover’s Plate!  This incredibly worthwhile program will raise money to support much needed low cost spay/neuter services throughout our state, and gives drivers a fun way to show their support for pets.  7,500 pre-orders must be placed before the DMV will put the plate into production and we are now over 1/3 of the way to that goal.
To help push the plate across the finish line and get it on the road, Found Animals is sponsoring a new promotion.  It’s a fun…

Welcome to the Found Animals Blog!

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We’re very excited to launch a brand new feature on the Found Animals website – a blog!
We’ll be sharing information about all of the great things going on at Found Animals from new programs to promotions and events to opportunities to get involved.  You’ll also get a first hand perspective from our Executive Director, Aimee Gilbreath, on current events in the animal world – plus guest appearances by Rufus and our other office pets.
We’ll be posting frequently, so check back often.  And be sure to share your comments and suggestions for future topics.  Please e-mail your feedback to…

5 Foster Animals in Need in Los Angeles

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Here is a list of animal shelters and rescues in the Los Angeles area currently in need of foster volunteers. Click on the links to view details about their foster program, to get answers to foster volunteer frequently asked questions and to fill out an application.

Found Animals’ Cat Adoption Center currently needs kitten fosters! If you can open your home and donate your time to care for these cute, fuzzy babies click on the link to apply. With your help we can save more cats!
Los Angeles Animal Services Foster Volunteers. LAAS operates the following animal shelters:

Transitioning From “Puppy Pads” to the Great Outdoors

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Housebreaking a new dog can be one of the most challenging aspects of bringing your new family member home. However, it is necessary and if done properly, can be learned with minimal accidents and confusion.

Starting On Puppy Pads:
Some people start house training with indoor “puppy pads” or newspapers.  There are various reasons to do this, but the most common is that a young puppy without a full set of vaccinations shouldn’t be taken outdoors in an area where he could come into contact with germs that could lead to a potentially deadly virus such as the parvovirus.  When…

4 How to Housebreak a Puppy: The Basics

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Housebreaking a puppy is not the easiest thing in the world.  It takes time, patience and perseverance; it’s not something that happens overnight.  No matter how diligent you are, accidents will happen, so arm yourself with some good cleaning products, the best housebreaking aids available and some knowledge about puppies and how their bodies work.
A puppy doesn’t have control over muscles of elimination before 4 months of age and all puppies vary in the developmental time of these muscles.   Smaller dogs have smaller bladders and will need to urinate more frequently.
Dogs are naturally hardwired not to eliminate in…

Crate Training: Introduction & Tips

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Your new dog might have been housetrained at its last home, or he might never have been trained.  After having been in an animal shelter or rescue, his world has been turned upside down and he may have forgotten old habits and could use a refresher. If you have adopted a new puppy, he will need the training from scratch.  Different approaches may need to be made depending on if you have adopted a puppy or an older dog.  The best, most efficient and easiest way to house train your new puppy or dog is crate training.  Crate training will…