LA Animal Services Needs Your Help to Adopt or Foster a Pet

Posted on 08/16/2022

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LA Animal Services Media Contacts: 
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or

LA Animal Services Needs Your Help to

Adopt or Foster a Pet

Los Angeles, August 16 2022 – LA Animal Services, like thousands of shelters across the country, is experiencing an increase in intake of animals, especially medium to large size dogs. Because more pets are coming into our shelters than getting adopted or fostered each day, our six Centers are running out of available kennels for our canine companions. 

“This summer has been an extremely busy time at our shelters,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “We continue to see more pets being surrendered to our Centers than pets being adopted or fostered.” 

To better illustrate the current level of our shelter population, we have created a visual that indicates our current shelter capacity level. Due to the continued increase of animals, primarily dogs, into our six shelters during the past several months, we are currently at the Extreme Level. We are pleading to animal-loving Angelenos to help us find homes for the pets in our shelters by fostering or adopting. 

Your New Furry Friend is Waiting to Meet You

Our six Centers are full of adoptable pets who are ready to be a part of your family. To encourage pet adoptions, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2022 for dogs and puppies (not including $20 license), while cat and kitten adoption fees will be waived thanks to a grant from the ASPCA. View pets available for adoption at

Dogs and cats adopted from LA Animal Services join their new families already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped. In addition, canine companions adopted from LA Animal Services are also eligible for free dog training classes at the Paws for Life K9 Rescue People & Pet Innovation Center in Mission Hills, CA. Contact for more details.

Adoption Events Happening This Weekend

Saturday, August 20, 2022:
Skechers BOBS For Dogs Store Adoption Event
10am - 2pm
228 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

August Adoption Event
11am - 5pm
All six LA Animal Services Centers

Pet Food Express Adoption Event (Pocket Pets and Rabbits)
11am - 3pm
27341 Hawthorne Blvd. Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Pet Food Express Adoption Event (Pocket Pets and Rabbits)
12pm - 2pm
320 S Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

Sunday, August 21, 2022:
August Adoption Event
11am - 5pm
All six LA Animal Services Centers

Center Operating Hours

Our six LA Animal Services locations are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8am to 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays, from 11am to 5pm, for pet adoptions, fostering, and owner surrenders. Appointments are required on Wednesdays and Fridays, and our Centers are closed on Mondays. Sick or injured animals will be admitted without an appointment. Appointments may be scheduled by going online or by calling 1-888-452-7381.

To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required when in our Centers.

Per City Ordinance 187219, you will need to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of entry into the shelter. You can request a digital COVID-19 Vaccination Record if you were vaccinated in California (unless you were vaccinated at a federal facility) by visiting For any questions regarding vaccination records, visit the LA County Vaccine Records website.


For more information about LA Animal Services, visit our website

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LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the people who love them, and is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States. With six Centers across the City, LA Animal Services serves approximately 60,000 animals annually and responds to 20,000 emergency calls involving animals or people in danger. LA Animal Services is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) international coalition, joining 38 municipal shelters and animal welfare organizations across the country to reimagine and transform the way shelters care for animals and their families, by offering access to resources to help keep families together; getting lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong adoption and foster program so pets find their permanent homes or are placed in foster care. Visit our link.tree for helpful links to the services and resources available to you and your companion animals. Connect with LA Animal Services and follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram.

LA Animal Services | 888-452-7381 | 
LA Animal Services | 221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 600Los Angeles, CA 90012


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