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New Cat Basics

The Basics of Owning a New Cat

Congratulations on your new cat and for saving a life! We provide our adopters with all the information we have on your new pet. Unfortunately, we don’t always have a complete background on our animals. We pull our adoptable pets from shelters in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, so sometimes we know very little about […]
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Dog Introductions

The Trick to Successful Dog-to-Dog Introductions

Whether you are adding another dog to your home, or just having a new canine friend coming to visit, there are steps you can follow to help all dogs and humans feel more at ease.  Following these procedures can help avoid nasty fights. You need to make sure that while introducing pooches to one another, […]
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cat introductions

The Trick to Successful Cat-to-Cat Introductions

Cat introductions can be very difficult. They typically take 10-14 days of appropriate introduction to give your cats the best chance of coexisting. Kitties may never become best friends, but usually they can at least learn to coexist without major conflict. Proper introduction of cats takes time and patience! Separation Keeping your new cat separated […]
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Your Dog's Diet

Your Dog’s Diet

Nutrition is an important way to keep your dog healthy, and a healthy dog means more time with you and less time at a vet! So what should you be looking at to ensure that your dog is getting a balanced diet? Switching Diets A slow transition from one food to another is suggested to […]
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What to Do With Your Pet in the First 30 Days

What to Do With Your Pet in the First 30 Days

Working for an animal welfare nonprofit, one of our favorite things is matching families with a brand-new pet! It brings us great joy to find homes for shelter animals, knowing that they’ve found love in a new family. And we bet as new pet owners, you’re also very excited to bring your animal home. You […]
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How you can help during kitten season

4 Ways You Can Help During Kitten Season

Kitten season is the time of year during the warmer months when shelters and rescues are flooded with kittens. Cats tend to all go into heat around the same time of year and so nonprofits find themselves in greater need of resources to care for homeless cats and their new baby kittens. What can you […]
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Spring in LA

10 Things to Do with Your Pet to Celebrate Spring in LA

After the cold and rain of winter in Los Angeles, it’s finally spring! Here are our favorite ways to celebrate spring in LA with our pets! Grooming When the weather gets warmer your pet might be due for a serious haircut. In that case, take them to Adopt & Shop! We do both cat grooming […]
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Poison Prevention

Home Pet Poison Prevention

While humans have a pretty good idea of what’s poisonous and off limits for eating, pets aren’t always quite as clued in on poison prevention. And unfortunately, thousands of pets each year succumb to poisoning in the US. Here are some of the major groups of toxic substances to keep away from your animals. Plants […]
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Instagram-worthy places

7 Instagram-Worthy Places to Take Your Pet in Los Angeles

One of the best parts of living in Los Angeles is the sights. LA is home to great spots that represent some of the best art, nature, beauty and pop culture in the nation. And this makes for great Instagram feeds! Here are seven Instagram-worthy places to take your pet in Los Angeles! Lake Hollywood […]
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Spring in Los Angeles

How to Prep Your Pet for Spring in Los Angeles

The weather’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer… yep, it’s spring in Los Angeles! And now that the season is changing, there are a few things you want to do to help get your pet ready. Here’s how to prepare your animal for spring in LA! Microchipping It’s important to have your pet microchipped […]
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