Tagged: dog adoption

8 Garvey’s Dog Adoption Story

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This is a blog post written and submitted by one of our readers. Share your pet adoption story.
Five-and-a-half years later, I’m still ashamed to admit it. After bonding with a gorgeous, fun-loving Lab Pointer mix puppy at a shelter, I left her there.
I had recently moved back to my hometown of Los Angeles and was longing for a dog. It felt like the perfect time in my life, as I was working from home. For three months I visited city animal shelters and rescue groups and read books on how to raise a dog. Though I researched different…

7 Snickers Adoption Story

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I’ve always been afraid of dogs ( if I’m being perfectly honest, I’ve always been afraid of all animals) but then life has a funny way of working out and I started working at Found Animals Foundation.  Now I have a sweet little puppy whom I adopted from the North Central Shelter on our annual Adopt-a-Thon day.
It all started with an email from a co-worker about a little puppy that just needed to be fostered until his broken foot healed…
I don’t know what it was about that little face, but I immediately knew that I was going to…

2.9.12 UPDATE : Adoptable Dog Hank Needs a Village

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2.9.12 UPDATE! Hank was adopted by these two Lovely Ladies! Thanks for giving this big lug a second chance  and Congratulations Hank, you’re a lucky boy!

Hank is a very special dog, where do I begin? Sometimes our name can be a little confusing. Found Animals is not an animal shelter. We pull cats and dogs from one very large shelter to stock our two adoption centers, but we don’t pull from other shelters and we don’t/can’t take in owner surrenders or strays. We partner with the LA city and county shelters and try to help them decrease the number…

12 A Dogfighting Bust With A Mostly Happy Ending

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Back in March 2011 a sophisticated dog fighting operation in the Antelope Valley was busted thanks to an anonymous caller to LA’s dogfighting tip-line: 1-877-NO2FITE.  14 dogs were seized from the property along with a trove of evidence chronicling a fighting ring that had been active for nearly 20 years.
Thanks to great work by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department and District Attorney the primary suspect has been sentenced on 31 counts and reports today to serve a one year jail term with no possibility of early release  (Historically, such a crime would have resulted in a much longer…

A Dog Named Bear

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This is a blog post written and submitted by one of our readers. Share your pet adoption story.
For years my doctor has been telling me that I need to walk daily to lower my blood pressure and lose weight. No matter how many promises I made to myself I could not bring my feet to the sidewalk (or the treadmill) on a regular basis. I’m a self-employed single mother with two teens and did not think that my life had any room in it for anything or anyone else. So when my daughter, Hannah, who was 11 years old…

16 National Mutt Day: My Mutt is My Muse

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You know we love the mixed breeds over here at Found Animals! In observance of National Mutt Day, our newest blogger (who is also a really talented artist) Marianne, tells us a little about why her adopted dog Penelope is such a special girl.
I love my mutt Penelope because she has inspired me to return to my love of painting.  One of the first things I wanted to do once she was adopted was to paint this particular photo I had taken of her.  It was shot one of her first nights home with us.  I managed to capture…

3 Raced into Our Hearts

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This is a blog post written and submitted by one of our readers. Share your pet adoption story.
Back in 2004 my wife and I were watching a show on Animal Planet called Animal Cops Miami. The SPCA had a surveillance van set up and were watching this dumpster in a parking lot. A pickup truck arrives, backs up to the dumpster, and 2 men get out and start throwing dozens of trash bags into the dumpster. In each bag was a greyhound from a racetrack, a racing dog that didn’t cut it.
Although we never owned a dog and…

5 Just Say NO to Puppy Mills!

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The holidays are just around the corner, and you know what that means! It’s “buy your children an adorable puppy and tie a ridiculously large red bow around its neck” season! While Found Animals believes that adopting a pet for Christmas can be a perfect holiday gift (with the proper amount of forethought, of course!), consider the following before you head down to the mall (or browse the internet) to find your new furry family member:

  • According to the Humane Society of the United States, almost all pet store (and online) puppies come from puppy mills.  However, as public awareness

30 Share Your Adoption Story Contest

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Pets are special and unique in their own way. Part of what makes them so special to you and a member of the family is how they found their way to you. The story of how you “met” is a milestone that you’re likely to remember for the rest of your life. I know I’m not alone when I say, one of my favorite things about working in animal welfare is hearing about how people and their pets met and became a family.
In honor of these fated first meetings we have decided to hold a “Share Your Story” contest.…

Veterans Day : Hounds for Heroes

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Today is a special day, not only is it 11/11/11 (a rarity that won’t occur for another hundred years), but more importantly, it’s Veterans Day.
Today, we pay tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially to the living veterans who served their country during war or peacetime.  Today, we honor the 25 million military veterans that have served our country since Veterans Day was born in 1919; known in its infancy as Armistice Day.
Today President Obama placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery where more than 260,000 souls are buried. Arlington National…