Resource Guides

Resource Guides

LA Animal Services has assembled several Resource Guides for pet owners. The Pet Resource Guide provides information on different resources and services available through LA Animal Services, ranging from adopting or fostering and resources available to the community like the Pet Food Pantry, and help when you've lost or found a pet. There is also a free community resources site that provides lists of organizations throughout Los Angeles and their available programs and services who serve LA City residents.

Pet Resource Guide - English
View English PDF
Pet Resource Guide – Spanish
View Spanish PDF

Important Animal Laws

As a pet owner and Los Angeles City resident, it is essential to understand the rules and regulations in effect. Be aware of the most important laws governing pet owners to protect your pets, be responsible and avoid fines.

Learn about theses laws here (in English, y tambien en español).



Pet Owner Resources
Dog Owner Resources

Understanding your dog's behavior can lend to a happier home for you and your pet. Some of this information may surprise you.

Better Understand Dog Behavior
Cat Owner Resources

Discover some helpful tips and ideas to help your new cat transition to living in your home. 

Find Out More About Felines
Rabbit And Pocket Pet Owner Resources

Rabbits, hamsters, and Guinea pigs are all available for adoption. However, before you consider adding one these adorable furry four-legged friends to your family, there are many things you should take into consideration.

What To Know Before You Adopt


Pet Safety Tips

Check out our list of pet safety tips and don’t forget to share out with friends or family who might benefit from these.

Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (aCIRD)

Learn more about Atypical Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease (aCIRD), including symptoms, and what you can do to protect your dog.

Emergency Preparedness

September is National Preparedness Month. The best way to handle any emergency is by being prepared. 

See the List
Coronavirus & Pets

Resources for pet owners, veterinarians and animal care and control agencies about the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Get the Answers
Planning Your Pet’s Future

Your illness, accident, hospitalization or death could leave your furry companion out in the cold.


Get Information
Hot Weather Tips

When the temperature begins to climb in Southland, don’t forget that your furry friends need some extra assistance.

Pro Tips
Household Hazards

Every home contains a variety of everyday items and substances that be dangerous or even fatal to pets.

Know Your Home’s Dangers
4th of July Pet Safety

As you plan and celebrate Independence Day, LA Animal Services would like to share the following pet safety tips to keep you and your pets safe during and after the 4th of July festivities.

Find Out More
Prevent Distemper

Prevent Distemper by Vaccinating Your Pet Dog or Puppy.

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Pet Friendly Housing

View pet-friendly housing resources and a list of pet-friendly housing in California.

Learn More
Pet Poison Prevention

Hazards around the house to avoid.

Find Out More

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