Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day By Adopting a New Furry Friend From LA Animal Services

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Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day By Adopting a New Furry Friend From LA Animal Services

Los Angeles, April 28, 2023 – National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is Sunday, April 30, and to celebrate, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees this weekend: Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30. Adoption fees for dogs will be $51 (not including $20 license) and $75 for puppies. Adoption fees for cats will be $12.50 and $25 for kittens. National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day was created to help bring awareness to shelter animals across the country looking for new homes. 

“With this Sunday being National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, what better way to celebrate than bringing home a new furry friend,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “Studies have shown that there are many health benefits to having a pet in your life, as they help lower blood pressure, encourage us to be more active as well as provide love and companionship.”


Dogs and cats adopted from LA Animal Services join their new families already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, licensed, and microchipped, and adopters receive a VCA Healthy Start Certificate, which provides up to $250 of follow up veterinary care within the first 14 days of adoption. 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 Info@pawsforlifek9.org for more details.

Can’t Adopt - You Can Still Help 

  • Shelter-at-Home provides temporary shelter for lost pets in your neighborhood while posting flyers or posting the pet’s info on social media, e.g. Petco Love Lost, Nextdoor, LA Animal Services Lost and Found Facebook page, Pawboost.
  • Home-to-Home is a resource to help pet owners find a new home for their furry friend without taking them to a shelter.
  • Donate and make a difference to help pets in LA.
  • Be a part of our Share Squad and help get the word out to help LA animals find homes and create more awareness on how to keep animals safe and healthy.
  • Share posts of pets available for adoption on FacebookInstagramTwitter and Nextdoor.
  • Volunteer and make a difference in the lives of animals in our care.

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. Appointments are required on Wednesdays and Fridays, for pet adoptions, fostering, and owner surrenders, with our Centers 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.


For more information about LA Animal Services, visit laanimalservices.com

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