LA Animal Services and The Pet Care Foundation to Host Whisker Wonderland Adoption Event

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

Pet Care Foundation Media Contact:
Bill Crowe, (310) 247-8469 or

LA Animal Services and The Pet Care Foundation to Host Whisker Wonderland Adoption Event

Los Angeles, December 17, 2020 It’s the most wonderful time of the year to add a furry friend to your family as The Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation will sponsor the Whisker Wonderland adoption event from Saturday, December 19 through Sunday, December 20. Find your new animal companion by going online at to view all of our amazing cats, kittens, and dogs. During Whisker Wonderland, adoption fees will be reduced for dogs by $50. Adoption fees for cats will be waived by the Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation and adoption fees for kittens will be waived through a generous grant from the ASPCA. 

Pets are a great addition to your family,” said Bill Crowe, Director of the Pet Care Foundation. “The holidays are one of those special times when the whole family is together at home — giving families time to show their newly adopted pets the ropes and help them get settled in.”

“We thank The Paula Kent Meehan Pet Care Foundation for their continued support to sponsor these wonderful adoption events,” said Brenda Barnette,General Manager of LA Animal Services. “Welcoming a new furry family member to your home will make this year’s holiday season extra special, and we have many lovable pets who are ready to be a part of your family.”

If you’ve adopted or fostered a pet from LA Animal Services, join us by sharing a photo or video of your furry friend on social media using the hashtags #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 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 and identify the pet you would like to adopt

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


If you are unable to adopt a pet, please consider fostering one of our dogs, cats, or kittens in our Centers to give them a break from kennel life during the holiday season. 

Due to the pandemic, our LA Animal Services Centers are open by appointment only.

Visit or call 888-452-7381 for more information.

For more information about The Pet Care Foundation go to:

The Pet Care Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of homeless pets in the Los Angeles area. For more information contact:,, or call 310-247-8469.

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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