LA Animal Services Media Contacts: 
Agnes Sibal-von Debschitz, (213) 482-9512 or
Justin Khosrowabadi, (213) 482-9551 or
Celebrate National Adopt a Rescue Dog Day by 
"Pawing it Forward” with LA Animal Services
Los Angeles, May 20, 2021 – Today is National Adopt a Rescue Dog Day and what better way to celebrate than by “pawing it forward” and helping orphaned furry friends at LA Animal Services find new homes! National Adopt a Rescue Dog Day was established to bring awareness to the wonderful dogs in shelters who need homes of their own.

In the spirit of National Adopt a Rescue Dog Day, here are some ways we can ‘paw it forward”:

Adopt a Pet  

LA Animal Services has some fantastic pets ready to become a part of your family. When you adopt from LA Animal Services, you will get a pet who’s already spayed or neutered, microchipped, licensed, and fully vaccinated. 

If you would like to adopt a pet, follow these steps:

  • Visit and identify an animal you would like to adopt.
  • Call 888-452-7381 with the Animal ID number of 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.
  • To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, social distancing will be observed and face coverings will be required during your scheduled appointment. 
  • Appointments will be scheduled daily at our six LA Animal Services Centers from 11am to 4pm. 

Foster a Pet
If you cannot adopt a pet, fostering is a great option, where you can provide a staycation for a week or two for a dog or a cat. 

If you would like to foster a pet, follow these steps:

  • Visit and identify an animal you would like to foster. 
  • Email the volunteer liaison at with your completed foster application (if you have not fostered before), a picture of your government-issued identification with photo (i.e., driver’s license), and the Animal ID number(s) of the pets you want to meet. 
  • We will call you once your application is reviewed to schedule an appointment.  

Help Animals at LA Animal Services

Donations help to provide programs for the community such as The Pet Food Pantry, which provides City residents with free pet food for their animal companion. If you are not able to donate financially, you can always donate your time, skills, or supplies. 

If you are interested in helping the animals in our care, and would like to make a donation to LA Animal Services, please click here

Volunteer with LA Animal Services

Volunteers help us achieve our mission of finding homes for pets via networking or providing enrichment activities. Just a few hours a month will make a world of difference!

If you are interested in volunteering with LA Animal Services, please click here to apply.
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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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