Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month with LA Animal Services’ Big Dog Promotion


LA Animal Services Media Contacts:
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or agnes.sibal@lacity.org
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or justin.khosrowabadi@lacity.org

Celebrate Adopt a Shelter Dog Month with LA Animal Services’ Big Dog Promotion

Our “Big Dogs” will have discounted adoption fees of $25 (not including license)
from October 8 to October 18.

Los Angeles, October 8, 2020 — October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and a good time to bring home an animal companion from LA Animal Services. To encourage pet adoption, LA Animal Services will offer a discounted adoption fee of $25 (not including license) for our larger breed dogs during our Big Dog Adoption Event, which will be from October 8 to October 18.

“We have a lot of amazing dogs in our Centers who would make great workout partners, couch potato buddies, and who can bring a lot of love into your home.” said Brenda Barnette, General Manager for LA Animal Services. “Don’t rule out a larger breed dog when looking to adopt a four-legged friend to be a part of your family.”

In celebration of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, we’re encouraging those who adopt from us during this month to share their stories! New “Big Dog” adopters from LA Animal Services are encouraged to share a photo of their new best friend on social media using the hashtags #AdoptaShelterDogMonth #LAcitypets #LAanimalservices and tagging us! We’re also always looking for stories to share and be featured on our social media accounts, so we encourage you to submit your story and photos to us by clicking here.

If you would like to adopt a pet, please follow these steps:

  • Visit laanimalservices.com/adopt and identify an animal you would like to adopt.

  • Call 888-452-7381 with the Animal ID number or A# (example: A1234567).

  • LA Animal Services will share all the information available on that animal.

  • If you’re interested in moving forward with the adoption, LA Animal Services will take your information and schedule a pick-up appointment.

  • During the appointment, staff will introduce you to your selected animal.

  • Please be advised that due to City order in response to COVID-19, no more than 10 people, are permitted in our facility at a time, which includes staff.

  • To comply with social distancing requirements, we will be scheduling appointments daily at our four LA Animal Services Centers from 11am to 4pm.

Due to the pandemic, our LA Animal Services Centers are open by appointment only. Visit laanimalservices.com or call 888-452-7381 for more information.


Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six services centers serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger. LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and people. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


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