Shelter Hope Pet Shop and Janss Marketplace Host Annual Pet Appreciation Day

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All-Day Event Celebrates Shelter Hope Pet Shop’s Fifth Anniversary with Dog Surfing, Giveaways, Pet Adoptions and Costume Contests.

Los Angeles, CA – On October 16, 2016, Shelter Hope Pet Shop celebrates five years of rescuing homeless animals from the streets and shelters of the greater Los Angeles area, and finding them forever homes through their pet store located in Janss Marketplace, in Thousand Oaks. The storefront shop adopts only shelter and rescued animals and has saved over 2,500 dogs since 2011.

The five-year anniversary celebration and annual Pet Appreciation Day, co-hosted with Janss Marketplace, features approximately 100 companion animals available for adoption from Shelter Hope Pet Shop, C.A.R.L. (Canine Adoption and Rescue League) and VIDA (Volunteers in Defense of Animals).

The fun-filled day includes auditions for LA’s best surfing dog, courtesy of Lucy Pet Foundation’s Gnarly Crankin’ K-9 Wavemaker, grain-free pet food samples by Protein for Pets, heart-healthy shakes and teas for two-legged guests by The Nutrition Fix, and training tips and giveaways from Camp Bow Bow. In addition, participating stores from Janss Marketplace will be offering gift cards, and artists from Pinot’s Palette will be painting pictures of several dogs up for adoption and gifting them to their lucky adopters.

Festivities also include a contest for Best Pet Costume and appreciation awards for two special humans,

Abbie Hodash, longtime Shelter Hope Pet Shop volunteer and Sandy Sigal, CEO for NewMark Merrill/ owner of Janss Marketplace.

Shelter Hope Pet Shop

WHAT: Shelter Hope Pet Shop five-year anniversary and Pet Appreciation Day celebrating rescue animals. Featuring animals for adoption, surfing dog auditions, award presentation, pet costume contest and giveaways.

WHO: Four-legged companions in search of a forever home

WHERE: Janss Marketplace parking lot, 275 N Moorpark Rd. East, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

WHEN: Sunday, October 16

§ 9:00am to 5:00pm – surfing dog auditions

§ 12:00pm to 2:00pm – Best Pet Costume contest

§ 1:00pm – presenting Volunteer of the Year Award

§ 1:15pm – presenting Humanitarian Award

§ 2:30pm – announcing winners for Best Pet Costume

“Janss Marketplace is thrilled to support Shelter Hope Pet Shop, and play a role in saving homeless animals,” states Heather Danko, Sr. Marketing Director for NewMark Merrill.

“Our Shelter Hope business model has helped eliminate the sale of puppy mill dogs,” states Kim Sill, founder of Shelter Hope Pet Shop. “As a result, we have launched two other Shelter Hope Pet Shops in California. Or goal is to help other rescue organizations run their own humane pet store so we can work together to save even more animals in need.”

Shelter Hope Pet Shop is a non-profit all-volunteer pet store featuring shelter animals. Its mission is to support Los Angeles animal care centers, promote education, and raise awareness of homeless animals in the community. The Shelter Hope business model is the first of its kind, dedicated to eliminating puppy mill pet shops by offering a friendly environment where the public can interact with adoptable animals in need of a home.