If your kiddos are begging for a furry new friend, there’s no better place to visit than LA’s largest humane pet adoption and retail center. Adopt & Shop, the newly opened store in Culver City, is ready to help, whether you’re looking to adopt, restock your treat and toy supply, or just starting to research which kind of animal is the perfect fit for your family.

Adopt & Shop interior

Adopting a Forever Friend
When you see your kids playing with a sweet puppy, all you want to do is take that ball of fur home to keep the smile on their face.  But if it’s the first adoption for your family, you might need a little guidance.  Adopt & Shop offers an unprecedented level of care and support to families before they adopt, and keeps helping the whole family (including the newest member) after they’ve brought their new dog or cat home. Their trained staff helps every family find the best match, especially those with young tots. Their adoption counselors take time to learn about each family’s lifestyle, then matches the right pet to the right home. This helps to ensure that the pet’s transition is as smooth as possible and families know exactly what to expect.

Manny 5-4-14 01Manny – About 10 years old; Black Poodle Mix

Adoption fees start at $100 and every animal is current on their vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. After the adoption, the Adopt & Shop staff makes regular follow-up calls to families to provide support or answer any questions they may have. Also, families are welcome to pop by the store any time to get more information about caring for their new pet.
Ashley 5-12-14 02Ashley – 1 year old; Domestic Short Hair

Other Fab In-Store Services for Pets
In addition to offering knowledgeable guidance and advice during the adoption process, Adopt & Shop is the only nonprofit pet store in California that also offers retail products and a full suite of services including daycare at Adopt & Shop Playtime, grooming at Adopt & Shop Untangled and dog training classes through Adopt & Shop Academy.  It’s one stop shopping (and learning and care) for busy families, and for that, we give them a three bark salute.

Sebastian 5-27-14 01Sebastian – 3 years old; Chihuahua / Beagle Mix

Doing Good Does More Good
You’re not just saving the pet you adopt.  Proceeds from retail sales are donated to programs that improve the well-being of animals everywhere. For instance, Adopt & Shop’s Kitten Foster Project rescues hundreds of kittens each year from shelters, and then places them in foster homes until they’re ready for adoption. (They’re expecting to save the lives of 1,000 kittens this year alone.) Every dog groomed at Adopt & Shop helps to support a grooming session for an adoptable animal as well. Every retail product purchased supports the care and feeding of another adoptable dog or cat.

Even if you’ve already got a house full of critters with tails, simply shopping at Adopt & Shop will help other animals in need find the home they’ve been dreaming of.  Plus, mingling with a minx of a manx will put a smile on your little ones face while you’re picking up your weekly kittly litter!

Hilary 5-5-14 02Hillary – 7 months; Domestic Short Hair

Adopt & Shop
4235 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City
Phone: 310-93-FOUND
Online: adoptandshop.org
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.– 9 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pets featured in this article were available for adoption through Adopt & Shop at the time of this writing. Please contact Adopt & Shop directly for their most current availability or to inquire about adopting any of their other incredible animals.

Had a great adoption experience? We’d love to hear!

– Jennifer O’Brien

Photo Credit: Adopt & Shop