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Shelter offers two weekends of in-person encounters between pets and people • Long Beach Post News

They take place on Saturday February 12 and you can attend one or both. First, enjoy speed dating (bunny dating in the Bunny Barn) at the Open House on the shelter’s campus, 7700 E. Spring St., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Then move on to the tool Pet Supplies More2086 N. Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, where Adoption Waggin’ will be parked from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The shop is right next to Lazy Acres, so you can spoil your new pal with toys and treats at Pet Supplies Plus and do the same for yourself with a latte or craftsman something.

Heal a pet’s broken heart and fulfill your own at the shelter this Saturday. Graphic by LBACS volunteer Dee Glick

Previous scratch posts have highlighted how LBACS gets bogged down with dogs, who are also stressed. Anything that gets a pet into a real home is a gift for him. But the current adoption process has been frustrating. People are expressing on social media and in person the need to do their due diligence online and sometimes wait long periods of time for a response. In fact, not only LBACS but almost all shelters and rescues from Orange County to Los Angeles and beyond require applications and appointments. An exception is the Good feline social clubwhich is a shelter but operates largely as an event venue, accommodates a limited number of people at a time, and requires masks and proof of vaccination.

“The Seal Beach Animal Care Center is open for adoptions for pre-approved applicants by appointment,” said shelter president Cathy Winans. “It’s not just for the safety of our employees, volunteers and the public, but because we actually believe it allows families to spend more time alone with our animals and deal with paperwork without rushing. . Even better, it makes the shelter quieter for the well-being of our animals.

According to LACS shelter manager Staycee Dains, the Los Angeles shelter only does walk-in visits on weekends and someone checks IDs and vaccinations. But Long Beach is still hiring and filling positions for its understaffed shelter, and current employees are scrambling to keep things going, including handling adoptions.

“We’re not staffed for that,” Dains said. “That’s what we’re able to do right now and what’s good for our animals. Best friends [a national organization dedicated to reaching no-kill status in all shelters nationwide] manages to support it, as do all the other national organizations.

But this Saturday, at least, you can meet your crush in person. Check out these sweethearts and let Cupid go to town!

If your dance card is full on February 12, email [email protected] or apply to to fill out a file and make an appointment.

Practically pets

white dog with brown ears smiles at the camera

“Someone Please Chew Me Up For Being Your Love!” said Lobo. Lobo (AID #A659678) is about 5 years old and his favorite activity is playing. Balls, stuffed animals, rubber toys, he loves them all! He has a rock-solid “sitting” response and is highly intelligent. If you’re looking for a super cute, perfect, medium-sized exercise buddy, Lobo is ready to be your best friend. Photo taken by shelter volunteer Nici Daniels

the white pit bull with a brown half-mask sits on a blanket and holds a rose in his mouth.

Smileys Miley (ID#A656951) came to the shelter as a stray and has been at the shelter since May! This 3-year-old is really, really ready to get out there and live the life a dog is meant to live. She loves her treats and she knows a few commands, especially “sit”. Miley is a strong woman and needs a human who has patience and understanding for a dog that needs it. As you can see, she’s ready to dance with a Valentine’s Day dance partner. Could it be you? Adoptions are now by appointment only, so call 562-570-PETS or email [email protected] to meet Miley. Photo taken by shelter volunteer Nici Daniels

white terrier with closed eyes sits in front of purple heart pillow and stuffed red rose.  The dog is in profile.

Sweets for Valentine’s Day? How about a Peanut Butter Puppy from Reese! Reese (ID # A65453) is possibly a mix of Australian Cattle Dog and Pit Bull. She’s an active girl who loves chasing toys – she’ll do it all day! After playing, she loves to climb into your lap for vigorous petting while searching for any treats you may have on you. She is also an avid lizard hunter and will try to climb trees to catch one! She can be quite exuberant on a leash at first, but walks well once she plays around a bit. Reese would do best with a confident, experienced owner with an active lifestyle. Due to his strong focus on toys and willingness to play actively, a home without young children might be best. Photo taken by shelter volunteer Nici Daniels

head shot of white pit bull with brown ear and eye mask smiling at camera He is wearing red collar.

This cute 2-year-old pittie-patootie is Totie (ID number A661600). He walks well on a leash and likes to play with toys. He behaved well with the other dogs at the shelter. He can be wary of strangers and needs a moment to realize you’re a friend, then he warms up fairly quickly. Tootie has been at the shelter since August, and after five months he is struggling with the confinement and noise of the shelter. He is an active young dog and experience with this breed is a plus. Photo taken by shelter volunteer Nici Daniels.

Funny hairballs

Happy meow: Friday, Feb. 11 through Monday, Feb. 14, 4-6 p.m., Feline Good Social Club, 301 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, $25 for a pair of tickets.

The only cat salon in town celebrates its guests by offering a discounted ticket for two to visit their special cats, along with free wine and chocolate, and all the kittens you can have fun with. There will also be a raffle on each of these four days and times for one guest per hour to receive a special FGSC goodie bag. The seats are limited, so book your place for two meow good!

Help the legs

Sterilization appointments available at SNP/LA: 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, check website for schedules and information to make an appointment.

Need inexpensive vaccines for your pets? SNP/LA has extended hours! Walk-in access is available.

SNP/LA offers low-cost vaccines, dewormers, microchips, nail clippers, and flea and tick treatments for cats and dogs. (Pet vaccinations and basic wellness services only. No spaying services are available at our mobile clinics.)

  • To reduce the number of people in line, up to two people allowed per group.
  • All cats must be in cages.
  • All medium/large dogs must be kept on a leash (small dogs may be transported).
  • Please bring all old pet vaccination records.

Please DM us for pricing.

Go to this link for more information.

Foster for a while or forever!

Photo courtesy of PetSmart Charities

If you’ve always wanted a pet, but aren’t sure if you’re ready for a lifetime commitment (the pet), or if you’re past the time of roommates for some reason, the Foster care can be a great solution. , especially with one or more of the kittens popping up during kitten season. Each of the organizations listed below is in desperate need of foster families who will socialize them and help save their little lives. Who knows, maybe one of these lifetimes will change your mind about not being ready for a roommate!

These non-profit organizations also regularly offer cat, dog and rabbit adoptions. Now adoptions are mostly by appointment. Click on the links for each rescue in case of updates or changes. These organizations operate on donations and grants, and anything you can give would be appreciated. Please suggest rescues in the Long Beach area to add to the list.