May is National Pet Month and to Encourage Pet Adoptions, LA Animal Services is Offering Reduced Adoption Fees This Weekend

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May is National Pet Month and to Encourage Pet Adoptions, LA Animal Services is Offering Reduced Adoption Fees This Weekend

Los Angeles, May 5, 2023 – May is National Pet Month, and with our six LA City shelters at capacity with more than 1,340+ dogs and 490+ cats, LA Animal Services will be offering reduced adoption fees this weekend: Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. 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 Pet Month was created to celebrate the pets in our lives and show how much we love them, so let’s show some love to the pets in shelters by helping them find new homes. 

“With dogs making up the majority of our pet population, we are having to double up dogs in kennels, and in some locations, pop-up crates are being used to house dogs that continue to come into our shelters,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “Please consider adopting or fostering as we have plenty of amazing and loveable pets ready to meet you and be a part of your family.”


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 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

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