Tagged: dog adoption

5 Myths About Senior Pets – Destroyed

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

senior pet

Babies drool; seniors rule. Senior pets, that is. Personally, I love me some frosted snouts. There is just something heartwarming about seeing an older dog or cat with years of wisdom written into the sprinkling of white on snout or coat.
Why do senior pets rule over their younger counterparts? First let’s define what a senior actually is. For cats, senior status is reached between 8-10 years of age; for small dogs around 7, and for large dogs; 5. So we’re not talking ancient, just mature. And maturity is the thing. They have dignity. Decorum. They know who they are…

Pit Bulls in Los Angeles Shelters: What You Need to Know

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

Pitbulls in Los Angeles Shelters: What You Need to Know

You may know that Los Angeles has a homeless pet problem and that many of the pets that end up in area shelters are euthanized for lack of space. But did you know that the breed most euthanized in L.A. shelters is pit bull-type breeds? Last year, over 3,800 healthy, adoptable dogs were euthanized in our area shelters.* Of those, almost half were pit bulls.*

Why do pit bulls get euthanized in our shelters at higher rates than other breeds?
Simply put, because there are a lot more of them there. Let’s take a look at some factors.
1.) Pit…

2 Mission Adoptable: 5 Reasons to Join the Dog Nation!

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

Mission Adoptable: Join the Dog Nation

Having a dog in your life is rewarding. Adopting a dog and saving a life is even more rewarding. Shelters, rescues and humane-model pet stores are chock full of every kind of best friend imaginable – from Chihuahuas to pit bulls and everything in between – there truly is a pet out there for everyone. You know you want a dog! Here are five reasons to get off the fence, adopt, and join the Dog Nation!
1.)  A dog is good for your mental health.
Studies show that the companionship of a dog can help combat stress, depression, and even…

One Pet’s Good, But Two is Better! Adopt a Buddy for Your Best Friend

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

Pet 2 Adopt a Buddy for Your Best Friend

One of the best things in life is spending time with those you love. Whether it be family, friends or a significant other, we crave the company of those who relate to us and make us feel comfortable. Your pet is no different. Like humans, dogs and cats are social creatures who require companionship to achieve a happy, well-balanced life.  We know you want the best for your pet, so during Adopt & Shop’s Blockbuster Summer for Pets, we urge you: adopt a buddy for your best friend!
Two pets benefits them and you.

  • Alleviate separation anxiety. Dogs who stay

Adopt & Shop Culver City’s Blockbuster Summer for Pets

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

Adopt & Shop Culver CIty Dogtourage

It’s a Blockbuster Summer for Pets at Adopt & Shop Culver City! From June through September, come meet the hottest adoptable dogs and coolest adoptable cats in the business. All adoptable pets at Adopt & Shop are sourced from local shelters in Southern California. Where else can you take home your leading man or leading lady while saving lives?
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the smash hits that everyone will be talking about! Tell your friends, and be the first in line to give a pet a second chance.

 

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6 For the Love of a Pit Bull

POSTED BY Aimee G. IN

2 pit bulls napping together

I have always loved dogs (and cats, and rabbits, and horses, and goats – but those are other blogs).  My mother had a purebred doberman when I was born and that dog and I were inseparable throughout my early years.  When she left us, as dogs always do too soon, there was a mischievous black Labrador.  He came to us as a puppy when I was in third grade and died after a long, full life while I was away at college.
So you could safely say that I grew up knowing what it is to love a dog, or…

Stamping out Suffering: Puppy Mill Awareness Day

POSTED BY Estelle W. IN

Photo courtesy of Julie Wolfson

When you see a cute puppy in the window of a pet store, your first thought is probably not where that puppy came from.  That’s why many people don’t know that puppies offered for sale at a typical pet store, in the classifieds, or online, often come from puppy mills.
Puppy mills are an issue that we at Found Animals care deeply about.  So much so that we have been an integral part of bringing “humane model” pet retail into our Los Angeles communities.  A “humane model” pet store is one that pulls healthy, adoptable pets from local shelters to…

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 Pups Celebrate Dogust the First!

POSTED BY Annie M IN

chihuahua eating cake

It’s that time of year again! Dogust the 1st, celebrated every August 1st, is the universal birthday for all shelter and rescue dogs with unknown dates of birth. Last year, our volunteers surprised our adoptable dogs at Adopt & Shop with some special treats and they loved it so much, we did the same this year for our Lakewood and Culver City pups.
Thanks to Daisy with Lucky Dog Bakery for baking these adorable mini birthday cakes!
Looking for something special to spoil your adopted pup with this dogust? Try our homemade dog cake or pupsicle recipes.…

Happy Mutt’s Day!

POSTED BY Annie M IN

white and grey mixed breed dog

National Mutt Day is one of our favorite pet holidays around here because it gives us an extra excuse to talk about the magnificent mixed breed dog! It is estimated that 25% of dogs that enter shelters annually are purebreds and the rest mixed, which equals millions of mutts that need us humans to step up and say, “I don’t know what you are exactly, but I love ya, so I don’t care.”
National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by Celebrity Pet Expert and Animal Welfare Advocate, Colleen Paige to “raise awareness of the plight of mixed breed dogs…