This beautiful new, clean, massive retail store called Adopt & Shop located in Culver City recently opened as a place where one can not only find the latest pet accessory and pet food, but a place were animals are brought from local shelters. Angelenos can come to LA’s largest nonprofit humane pet adoption store to take home a new addition to their household.
Adopt & Shop will find homes for 2,000 dogs and cats per year. Serving as a one-stop adoption and shopping experience, Adopt & Shop also offers consultations, grooming, pet daycare, and pet training classes. A nonprofit organization, proceeds from Adopt & Shop retail sales are donated to programs like their Kitten Foster Project – fulfilling a cycle of philanthropy and saving more lives.
On March 15 I had the pleasure of attending their VIP soiree entitled “Barks N’ Arts.” There were so many cute kitties and adorable pups just waiting to find a loving home. The kittens were all nestled together napping in a big fluff pile. I had my eye on a brown pit bull/staffie who was napping on his mini bed as well as a salt and pepper pit bull who was just waiting by the crack in the door in his tiny room, just looking like he wanted to be pet and taken home. Guided tours of the 9300 sq. ft. store were conducted throughout the night as guests got to meet the adoptable dogs and cats and browse the retail floor of unique products.
Founded by Michelson Found Animals, Found Animals is a nonprofit that works to achieve one goal: find the big ideas that help reduce the number of pets euthanized in shelters each year. Guests on Tuesday evening enjoyed tray passed hors d’oeuvres from LA Spice, complimentary drinks, and a mini silent auction featuring creative animal-inspired art from local artists including: Jenny Parks, Heather Mattoon, Chris Galligan, Eileen Zegar, and Maria Foto.
Special guests in attendance included Culver City Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, Animal Planet’s Host of My Cat From Hell Jackson Galaxy, famed Los Angeles artist David Flores who painted the mural on Adopt & Shop’s exterior, media, and many more animal and art enthusiasts.
4235 Sepulveda Blvd.
Culver City, CA, 90230