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

Adopt or Foster a Pet From LA Animal Services 

During Adopt a Senior Pet Month

Fee Waived Adoption Fees Offered throughout November

Los Angeles, November 18, 2022 – November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than by bringing home a new love! Adopt a Senior Pet Month was established to help improve the perception of senior pets. 

LA Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for dogs and puppies during our month-long Home for the Holidays Adoption event thanks to a grant from Petco Love (not including $20 dog licensing fee for City of Los Angeles residents). The adoption fees for cats and kittens are also waived thanks to a generous grant from the ASPCA. 

Many people automatically think of a puppy or kitten when they think about adopting a pet, but adopting a senior cat or dog is a great way to add a new animal companion to your life,” said Annette Ramirez, Interim General Manager for LA Animal Services. “A senior pet usually has already lived in a home, and is often already house trained, they are also calmer, and require less supervision than puppies and kittens.”


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. You can view the wonderful dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets who are ready to meet you and who are available for adoption in our Centers by going to

Seniors for Seniors Program

For senior adults (62 years and older) living in the City of Los Angeles, LA Animal Services offers the Seniors for Seniors program, which matches senior companion animals (seven years and older) from the six LA City shelters with senior adults. Senior adopters receive 50 percent off the adoption fee which includes microchipping, vaccinations and the spay/neuter surgery. Some senior adults may also qualify to receive a $10.00 dog license. Please bring your low income/lifeline Department of Water and Power bill to qualify. For more information about $10.00 dog licenses for seniors, click here, or call the Department of Animal Services Licensing Division at 213-482-9550.

See adoption fees. The program is available at each of the LA Animal Services Centers and at mobile pet adoption sites.

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. 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.

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LA Animal Services promotes and protects the health, safety, and welfare of animals and the people who love them, and is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States. With six Centers across the City, LA Animal Services serves approximately 60,000 animals annually and responds to 20,000 emergency calls involving animals or people in danger. LA Animal Services is part of the Human Animal Support Services (HASS) international coalition, joining 38 municipal shelters and animal welfare organizations across the country to reimagine and transform the way shelters care for animals and their families, by offering access to resources to help keep families together; getting lost pets home quickly without having to enter the shelter system; providing food and medical assistance; and continuing to build on a strong adoption and foster program so pets find their permanent homes or are placed in foster care. 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

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