Celebrate National Adopt a Senior Pet Month with LA Animal Services


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 National Adopt a Senior Pet Month with LA Animal Services

Los Angeles, November 13, 2020 –Bring home a senior pet from LA Animal Services to celebrate November as Adopt a Senior Pet Month!

Adopt a Senior Pet Month was established to bring about awareness of senior animals in our shelters and to encourage senior pet fostering and adoptions. 

A senior pet usually has already lived in a home, they are calmer and require less supervision than puppies and kittens!

If you are a senior too, LA Animal Services offers the Senior for Seniors program, which matches senior companion animals (seven years and older) from our Animal Services Centers with senior adults (62 years and older). Senior adopters also receive 50 percent off the adoption fee, and pets adopted from LA Animal Services already come microchipped, vaccinated as well as being spayed or neutered.

5 Health Reasons Why Companion Animals Are Great for Senior People
  1. Companion animals have been known to help lower blood pressure.
  2. Bringing a trustworthy pet companion can provide a sense of security.
  3. Seniors become more active and go for more walks and are generally more active than those without companion animals.
  4. Most everyone, but especially seniors, will say that companion animals are their friends. You are less likely to be lonely with a canine or feline or bunny friend around.
  5. Seniors take good care of their companion animals, and better care of themselves when they care for a companion animal.

If you’ve adopted or fostered an older pet from LA Animal Services, join us in celebrating Adopt a Senior Pet Month by sharing a photo or video of your furry friend on social media using the hashtags #AdoptaSeniorPetMonth #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

Adopt a Pet From One of Our Centers

  • 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, which include staff are permitted in our facility at a time.
  • To comply with social distancing requirements, we will be scheduling appointments daily at our four LA Animal Services Centers from 11am to 4pm.


Adopt a Pet Who is Currently in Foster Care

  • 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).
  • An LA Animal Services staff member will arrange for a meeting at the designated Animal Services Center or a virtual (video) meeting with the interested party (person interested in adopting) and the foster family of the animal in question, where the potential adopter can find out more about the animal, and see how the pet interacts with the foster family.
  • If the interested party would like to proceed with the adoption, an LA Animal Services staff member will facilitate the adoption process, which includes completing all the necessary adoption paperwork, collection of adoption fees, and then schedule an in-person appointment for the interested party to come into the designated Animal Services Center to meet and pick-up their new animal companion.

Adopt a Pet in Our Home to Home™ Program

  • With the recent launch of the Home To Home™ program, LA Animal Services gives pet owners who can no longer keep their pet the opportunity to find new, loving homes without having to surrender them to the shelter by posting their pet on LAanimalservices.home-home.org
  • Through Home To Home™, pets can go from their current home right into another. The platform also offers potential new owners the opportunity to communicate directly with the current owners to get firsthand information about the companion animal they are interested in adopting.

For more information about LA Animal Services and to find pets available to foster or adopt, visit laanimalservices.com.

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. LA Animal Services also is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) national coalition as a Tier 1 animal organization offering pet owners with access to resources to keep their pets home; helping to get lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong foster program to house more pets in foster homes. 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.

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