Seniors for Seniors

LA Animal Services Seniors for Seniors program matches senior companion animals (seven years and older) from Los Angeles Animal Shelters with senior adults (62 years and older). Senior adopters receive 50% off the adoption fee which includes microchipping, vaccinations and the spay/neuter surgery. See adoption fees. The program is available at each of the City’s Animal Shelters and at mobile adoption sites.

Some seniors (62 years and older) living in the City of Los Angeles may also qualify to receive a $10.00 dog license. Please bring your low income/lifeline DWP bill to qualify. For more information about $10.00 dog licenses for seniors, click here, or call the Department of Animal Services Licensing Division at 213-482-9550.

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Qualifications for a $10.00 Dog License

In order to qualify for a $10.00 dog license, the applicant must either be 62 years of age or older, or disabled, and meet low income requirements. For either seniors or the disabled, the following must be submitted:

  • A spay or neuter certificate or evidence from a veterinarian that the dog is incapable of breeding, or a signed statement agreeing to have the dog spay or neuter within 90 days.
  • A current rabies vaccination certificate for the dog.
  • Low Income Benefit Application for All – English, Spanish

Disabled Individuals
A disabled individual may qualify for one $10.00 dog license, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 53.15 (f). To qualify, the disabled individual must provide to the Department of Animal Services a signed statement from a licensed physician certifying that he/she is disabled and meet low income requirements. Per the Municipal Code:”An individual shall be considered disabled if he or she is unable to engage in any substantial, gainful activity by reason of a medically determinable physical or mental impairment, which can be expected to result in death or to be of long, continued and indefinite duration.”

Please submit the requested information and Low Income Benefit Application to:
Attn: Discount Dog License Application
Department of Animal Services
221 N. Figueroa Street
6th Floor, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information about $10.00 dog license for seniors or the disabled, call the Department of Animal Services Licensing Division at 213-482-9550.

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