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Diary of a Kitten Foster Parent

Here is a day in the life of Sydney, one of our kitten foster parents. She is currently fostering two kittens, Morty and Tank. This is what her average day is like! Morning Food prep: First I make the kittens’ food for the day. My kittens each eat about half a can of wet food […]
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10 Safety Tips for Car Travel With Your Pet

The idea of going on a vacation with your four-legged bestie sounds great in theory. After all, everything is more fun with your cat or dog in tow. But traveling long distances with your pet can be a huge hassle for both of you. However, by taking the right steps, you can pull off a […]
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Your Flea and Tick Prevention Guide

Southern California is known for its temperate weather which also means that fleas and ticks are a common problem for cats and dogs here year round. Not only are fleas a nuisance for your pet, but they can also become a health issue by transmitting parasites such as tapeworm. By taking preventative measures, such as […]
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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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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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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

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

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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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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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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