Tagged: adopt & shop

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…?”…

National Walk Your Dog Week: Tips & 15% Off Dog Walking Gear

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adopt & shop dog trainer with volunteers

National Walk Your Dog Week kicks off TODAY and we have a special video to share from our Adopt & Shop trainer extraordinaire Chelsea!  A daily walk or two is one of the most important things you can do for your dog.  Why?

  • A tired dog is less likely to indulge in destructive (but normal) behaviors like chewing, digging and barking.
  • Wanderlust is in your dog’s DNA and the desire to move, sniff, explore and mark is all part of natural pack behavior.
  • Walking reinforces a dog’s sense of well-being, which helps fulfill their emotional needs and keeps them happy.

Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week: Available Cats and Dogs!

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young man holding chihuahua

Last week, we posted a blog about “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week” and our upcoming Adopt & Shop promotion! In case you missed it, you can read the whole blog here.
To summarize, Petfinder has designated the third week in September “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week” to raise awareness about animals in our nation’s shelters and rescues who need a little extra help finding the right home.  What pets are considered “less-adoptable” or are often overlooked? Amazing pets that fall into these categories:

  • Adult Cats (over 9 mos. old)
  • Big Dogs (over 40 lbs.)
  • Black Pets
  • Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas, and Their Mixes

Win 2 VIP Tickets to the L.A. Feline Film Festival!

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L.A. Feline Film Festival

Adopt & Shop is excited to announce that we have signed on as principal sponsor at the first annual Los Angeles Feline Film Festival taking place at Exposition Park in downtown L.A. on September 21st!
This is going to be a ridiculously fun event with amazing celebricats, special guests, delicious food, a wide variety of cat goods for purchase, cat and kitten adoptions, cat-centric bands, art, a catwalk and fashion show and, of course, internet cat videos! A portion of ticket sales will be donated to local cat sanctuaries and rescue organizations including; NKLA, Fixnation, Kitty Bungalow and Stray Cat…

2 Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week: Adopt & Shop Promotion

POSTED BY Annie M IN

2 cats napping together

Petfinder has designated the third week in September “Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet Week” to raise awareness about animals in our shelters and rescues who need a little extra help finding the right home.
According to their survey, 99% of national shelters and rescue groups currently have adoptable pets that are having a difficult time getting adopted. These overlooked pets wait for a home nearly four times longer than the average adoptable pet does, sometimes remaining at (no-kill) shelters for longer than two years!
We have found this to be true at both our Adopt & Shop locations. There is a special kind…

Adopt & Shop: New Dog Daycare in Culver City CA

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Adopt & Shop: New Dog Daycare in Culver City CA

In addition to dog grooming, obedience training, dog and cat adoptions, pet supplies and pet microchipping, Adopt & Shop Culver City also offers a full-service Dog Daycare.
Adopt & Shop Playtime is a great way to provide your dog with exercise, mental stimulation and socialization, all while you’re hard at work bringing home the bacon! Sending your dog to daycare is a great way to ease separation anxiety and give yourself a well-deserved break. Instead of coming home to an amped-up dog,  in desperate need of a long walk, you can bring home a calm dog, all ready to cuddle…

#100KittyDays

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tabby kitten

On June 11th of this year, Adopt & Shop launched an adorable campaign on their Instagram called 100 Kitty Days. As many of you know, Kitten Season is a phenomenon that happens every spring when the weather starts to warm, and hundreds of thousands upon millions of cats give birth all over the world. Even though little kittens are really, really cute, Kitten Season is anything but.
Our Kitten Foster Project manager, Jen, did a great job of explaining some of the finer points of Kitten Season in a blog we posted last September called, “Kitten Season Purrs On.”
In…

Barks N’ Arts

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chris galligan paintings

Last week, we hosted an event especially for our friends from partner organizations who work along side us. We wanted to plan a unique evening and, much like a newborn baby, show off the new flagship Adopt & Shop store in Culver City.
So many of our guests had a direct hand in the development and execution of the shop, literally making it all that it is today, and we had a great time catching up, giving tours of the space, drinking wine, eating, looking at art and spending money for a good cause.

The event was called “Barks N’…

Happy 3rd Birthday Adopt & Shop Lakewood!

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4-kittens-napping

Adopt & Shop Lakewood celebrated their 3rd birthday on April 12th and, as we prepare to open the largest and grandest Adopt & Shop to date, we want to express our gratitude to the staff, volunteers, adopters, community supporters and our partner animal shelters, SEACCA, Long Beach Animal Care Services, Los Angeles Animal Services, and the County of Los Angeles Animal Care and Control, for making our little pet shop so successful!

If you aren’t familiar with the concept of Adopt & Shop, it is a simple one.  Take the pet store model of yesteryear, but instead of selling puppies…

3 Product Review: Yoga Cat Mat

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Yoga Cat 5

Now I know what you’re thinking.  It’s probably the same thing I thought when I first saw the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat.  Cat’s don’t do yoga.  Their morning stretch does resemble downward facing dog, but that is about it.
However, when you look a little closer at the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat, you’ll see it is actually genius!  It is utilitarian in nature and that really appeals to me because I love it when one product has multiple uses!

Here is why I think the Feline Yogi Yoga Cat Mat is a great item:
1. The texture is…