City-built animal shelter opening in Mission Hills...
Winnie receives her vaccinations at the Best Friends Pet Adoption & Spay/Neuter Center in Mission Hills. The facility will open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (Andy Holzman/Daily News Staff Photographer) A new animal shelter opening today in Mission Hills marks a unique partnership between the city and a nonprofit animal charity. | Photo gallery Utah-based Best...
Let the lifesaving begin!
Best Friends prepares to open L.A.’s Northeast Valley Shelter The Best Friends team in Los Angeles has been doing a lot of heaving and hauling, scrubbing, polishing and painting. We are about to embark on an exciting and ambitious new project. The staff in L.A. is in the middle of taking over operations of the city’s Northeast Valley Shelter and transforming it into Best Friends Pet Adoption and...
Cold Weather Tips
Brrrr—it’s cold outside! The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips. Keep your cat inside. Outdoors, felines can freeze, become lost or be stolen, injured or killed. Cats who are allowed to stray are exposed to infectious diseases, including rabies, from other cats, dogs and wildlife. During the winter, outdoor cats sometimes sleep...
Four Presents Your Pooch Won’t Mind Finding Under...
Last week I discussed holiday gift options for new puppy or dog owners. For those of you who like buying gifts for the dogs themselves, let’s discuss some stocking stuffers and under-the-tree gift options for fabulous pooches. 1. The Gift of Comfort Although I have only two dogs, there are seven dog beds in our house. I like my dogs to have plenty of options for comfy places to rest, and with...
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Strut Your Mutt Goes National
Registration is now open for our NY and LA events Join Best Friends Animal Society, our No More Homeless Pets Network Partners, and fellow animal lovers for our 2011 Strut Your Mutt events. Register for a fun-filled day with your dog, and help support our mission to create a world of No More Homeless Pets®. Los Angeles Strut Your Mutt Saturday, September 24 at Pan Pacific Park New York Strut...
L.A. City Council votes 11-1 to approve Best Friends plan to run the Northeast Valley shelter as adoption and spay/neuter facility. August 17, 2011, 7:12PM MT By Best Friends staff The Los Angeles City Council has approved, by an 11 to 1 vote, the Best Friends Animal Society’s proposal to operate the Northeast Valley Animal Shelter in Mission Hills, California. The action gives the city...
The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet
Dog missing for a year after car crash heading home. Aug 10, 2011 - 13:41 PDT Tucumcari, N.M (A.P)— A Maltese dog named Caesar who disappeared more than a year ago after a car crash that killed two members of its owning family in eastern New Mexico is on his way home to Michigan. The Quay County Sun reports Wednesday ( http://bit.ly/qGosd6) that Caesar was found by a volunteer looking...
Have you prepared your pet for Fireworks?
Fireworks can be very scary for many pets. 4th of July is the busiest time of year for lost animals. 1st Care Animal Health Clinics urges owners to take precautions to keep pets and other animals comfortable and safe during firework shows. Never take a companion animal to a fireworks display. Never leave a companion animal in the car while attending a fireworks show. Keep all animals away...
Great News!! Yay for San Francisco!!
Sealing the deal: Rich Avanzino and the San Francisco model for no-kill Part II Richard Avanzino took the helm of the San Francisco SPCA in 1976 after a long period of that agency’s decline in popularity and support. He quickly turned the fortunes of the organization around by instituting lifesaving policies and programs. In 1984, he advised the city council that the SF SPCA would be out of...
Canine Etiquette for Two-Leggers
Dogster columnist and trainer Casey Lomonaco always asks twice before petting a dog. First, she asks the owner’s permission. If granted, she then asks for the dog’s permission and looks for the green light in his body language (soft eyes and a happy tail are a good sign). If the pup is game, the petting begins! Here are five things humans can do to make a good first impression on a...
Pet Camp Cat and Dog Daycare San Francisco Adds...
San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 04, 2011 Pet Camp, the premier San Francisco dog and cat overnight lodging and daycare center, has just added 13,000 square feet of outdoor play space for its canine guests. Called the Savannah, the new space is beautifully landscaped with trees and native plants. It even contains a dry creek bed. The Savannah was designed to accommodate a new outdoor daycare...
Please help Boo Boo!!!!
18-YEAR-OLD BOO BOO - IMPOUND ID #A4235092 - Carson Shelter - URGENT - THIS DOG IS 18! $600 pledged to the qualified rescue that pulls Boo Boo! HELP PLEASE!! Boo Boo has no apparent health issues. Her owner surrendered her because she is “too old” - yes, you read that right. She just has missing teeth. Bark & Purr will cover pull fee to a local rescue or private adopter (adoption must be...
Fix the ones you love. →
When you spay or neuter your cat or dog, you are playing an important part in helping to keep homeless pets out of overcrowded shelters by preventing unwanted litters, and you are making a healthy choice for your pet!
Puppy Adoption Day →
Come to Best Friends adoption event in Washington, Utah, on 01/29/11 Everyone is well into their New Year’s resolutions, which means most people are on a diet. However, love has no calories, so come fill up on puppy kisses at the Bone Appetit adoption event. Join some of the cutest Best Friends puppies at Bone Appetit! Natural Pet Pantry in Washington, Utah on Saturday, January 29. And of...
Please help Tiger find his way home. Tiger is a 12yr old PB black Lab who has been missing since 1/23/11 at 1 pm. He was last seen in Toms River NJ. Off of Fisher Blvd between Shop Rite and SkyView Park. If you have any info on Tigers where about or can help try and locate him please contact Lynn @ Phone # 732-600-3602 FB ~ http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=744889062 email @...
New Beginnings Adoption Event January 15 and 16!
Great pets from the Los Angeles area are ready to go home this weekend! If you’re wanting to add a new family member or just want to ‘look’ come on out to see some wonderful pets! Join us this Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. (that’s January 15 and 16) at the North Valley Shelter, 15321 Brand, Blvd., Mission Hills for an awesome lifesaving event! We will have...
Missing Dog! Please Help!
Have you seen Lou Lou? She’s gone missing around Davidson Dr. and Monterey Pass Road in Monterey Park, CA. If you have any info, please contact Deb Chien at (310) 990-9629. Let’s help Lou Lou find her way back home!!! Sex: Female Breed: French Bulldog Color: White with black spot Last seen today (11/18/10) around noon Location: around Davidson Dr. and Monterey Pass Rd. in...
Lance is so cute!
Downtown Dog Rescue needs help placing a Community puppy living in Compton, CA. This cute pup was dumped on Rosalie who lives in Compton and is already doing too much for too many dogs. Lance has been vaccinated and wormed and will be neutered at the end of the month. If you can foster or adopt please call Sandy at 818-407-4145
Catcher needs a home!!
My friend Lezle has known Catcher for over 6 years. He’s had a hard life. She met him while he was living with a homeless couple. He was tied 24/7 to a cart. After that he has spent his life in dog runs, never living free. He is up to date on his vaccinations and is neutered. He must be a single dog and no cats. He is very sweet. Contact me or Lezle if you can help and let’s find...
Radar is finally going home!
October 18, 2010 From Kristi’s journal: Our little Radar is finally going home! We’ve had a home in the works for a while now, but then Radar became ill, and then his adopter had some transportation issues when she came out to pick him up; but finally he has left with one of our former staffers escorting him to his forever home in Vermont. His new mom, Jessica has other dogs for...
October 23rd - National Pit Bull Awareness Day!
On October 23, this coming Saturday, it is a rare day for Pit Bull lovers to celebrate- National Pit Bull Awareness Day. This day marks a time for those to love Pit Bulls, to speak out and take a reasonable stand for them; an opportunity to fight BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) and other poorly assumed stereotypes of the bully breeds. Many events across the country are being held on that...
Lost Dog - Let's help "Roo" find her way home!
Sex: Female Breed: Chihuahua Color: White Last seen at Davis Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Phone: (559) 553-5809 Reward!!! Here is the Spanish version:
Missourians for the Protection of Dogs.
YES! on Prop B Missourians for the Protection of Dogs / YES! on Prop B is a citizen-sponsored, state ballot initiative to save tens of thousands of dogs from suffering in cruel conditions in puppy mills, the high-volume dog breeding facilities where dogs are inhumanely bred under harsh conditions with inadequate shelter and care. In four months, our organization gathered more than 190,000...
Look at these cuties!
Who wants to adopt them? Oliver and Butterscotch are two 3-month-old sibling (1 male, 1 female) wire-haired terrier mix puppies who came out of a less-than-desireable situation in South L.A. where they would have met a sad fate had Downtown Dog Rescue not stepped in to save them. Because Angel’s Heart often works collaboratively with Downtown Dog Rescue, we acquired these dogs into our...
2010 No More Homeless Pets National Conference.
Date: October 15 - 17,2010 Where: Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas Join Best Friends for the most relevant and informative conference anywhere on the issues that matter most for bringing about a time when there will be No More Homeless Pets’. Spend three days with like-minded people, learning about the latest innovative ideas and proven practices to help save animals in your community....
BAN PUPPY MILLS - Last Chance for Animals Puppy...
Puppy Mill Awareness Day, Los Angeles Saturday, September 18th, 2010 La Brea Tar Pits 11am-3pm CLICK HERE for map Special Guests: Cesar Millan - The Dog Whisperer Chris DeRose - Founder and CEO Last Chance for Animals Rikki Rockett - Drummer for Poison Owner Rockett Drum Works Brazilian Ji-Jitsu Black Belt Michelle Forbes - True Blood In Treatment Steve Valentine - Crossing Jordan Disney...